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2021 TV SHOWS TO LOOK OUT FOR

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New Shows, and classics, just keep coming, but you don’t have to drill down to find the finest selections to stream. We’ll do the heavy lifting. You press play. Here are some shows to look out for this year.

ATLANTA

Fans of Donald Glover’s hit comedy-drama show Atlanta have been itching for a season 3 for years, and it’s finally on the horizon. The third season is apparently in production in 2021. No word yet when it will make it to small screens, but our fingers are crossed.

Premiere Date: TBD

Handmaids Tale (Hulu)

Hand maids tale season 5 premiered earlier this year but if you have not yet watched the series, This is your opportunity to catch up and see.

The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in Gilead a totalitarian society in what was the United States. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate.

Succession (HBO)

HBO on Monday announced that Emmy-winning drama will return Sunday, Oct. 17 at 9/8 full two years after its Season 2 finale. Season 3 will consist of nine episodes (down one from its previous 10-episode orders in Seasons 1 and 2).

Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of Season 2, Logan Roy begins Season 3 in a perilous position, scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances,” according to the official logline. “Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.”

Dead to Me (Netflix)

With each passing day, ‘Dead to me’ fans are becoming more and more anxious for the final season to premiere on Netflix. Dead to Me season 3 has been in the works since the explosive second season premiered in May 2020, but May 2021 came and went without a new season. Of course, production on Dead to Me season 3 was understandably delayed due to the pandemic, the series will have its longest hiatus in between seasons for the final chapter. When we last left Jen and Judy, played by Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini respectively, another twist changed the game and further complicated their winding road. But we are not about to give away any spoilers. We have to wait for season 3 to debut on Netflix.

Premiere Date: TBD

Inventing Anna (Netflix)

Drama series Inventing Anna is based on the true story of a con woman working in New York high society. Anna Sorokin was a Russian-born German who moved to New York in 2013 and set herself up with a fake identity as Anna Delvey, supposedly an uber-rich German heiress. She told her new friends that her wealth was about $60 million, but frequently managed to get her high-society acquaintances to foot the bill for hotel stays, restaurant visits and shopping trips by claiming her money was stuck overseas or that she had forgotten her wallet.

Premiere Date: TBD

The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video)

A truly momentous achievement that will be analyzed and discussed for years to come, Barry Jenkins “The Underground Railroad” is much more than a history lesson. It avoids the traps of period dramas in unexpected ways, alternating lyrical passages of magical realism with brutal reminders of the wounds inflicted by the history of slavery. It is harrowing, beautiful, moving, terrifying, and somehow both deeply genuine and poetic at the same time. That’s one of Jenkins’ most remarkable gifts, an ability to find the grace and the poetry in the realistic, blending the two in his art. After “Moonlight” and “if Beale street could talk” he has taken on his most challenging production yet and delivered a major event in the history of television, something that won’t be an easy watch for Amazon Prime subscribers this summer but demands to be admired.

If you have not yet seen any season of these show’s, this is your chance, you can now make weekend plans and catch up. You will not be disappointed.

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