What’s On TV: A Sneak Peek at 2024’s Hottest Series

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Olivia Cooke's Alicent Hightower and Emma D'Arcy's Rhaenyra Targaryen are ready for war in 'House of the Dragon' season 2 posters. PHOTO: MAX

Get ready for an epic year of television as we countdown to 2024. Even Hollywood strikes can’t hold back the excitement for the upcoming small-screen masterpieces set to grace our screens. Buckle up and grab your popcorn, because we’ve curated an electrifying list of shows that are sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

First on the list is the return of Academy award winner Michelle Yeoh in ‘The Brothers Sun,’ a pulse-pounding series that delves into the world of a Taiwanese-American crime family and their enigmatic enemies. Prepare for equal parts comedy, action, and family drama that will leave fans of Yeoh breathless with anticipation.

For aficionados of crime dramas, ‘True Detective: Night Country’ is a bone-chilling tale set amidst the frozen Alaskan landscape, as two detectives unravel the mysteries behind the disappearance of Arctic researchers. Led by the incomparable Jodie Foster, this season promises to send shivers down our spines.

Netflix is also set to unleash its live-action adaptation of the beloved animated series, ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ offering a fresh and visually stunning take on the original story that has captured the hearts of fans for years.

In a heart-stopping sci-fi saga, ‘3 Body Problem’ transports viewers into a world of first contact with an alien civilization on the brink of invasion. Produced by the masterminds behind ‘Game of Thrones,’ this series promises to be an iconic addition to their repertoire.

‘Fallout’ brings the popular video game’s post-apocalyptic world to life, following the harrowing journey of Lucy as she ventures into the surface world. With a stellar cast and a gripping narrative, this series is set to captivate audiences with its immersive storytelling.

Returning fans to the lush world of romance and scandal, ‘Bridgerton’ is back for a third season, promising to focus on the captivating love life of Penelope Featherington, offering fans a tantalizing treat.

For those craving a spine-tingling spy thriller, ‘The Sympathizer’ offers a satirical twist on the identity struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy. With a stellar cast and the vision of acclaimed filmmaker Park Chan-wook, this series is bound for success.

The highly-anticipated second season of ‘Squid Game’ is also slated to make a riveting return, continuing its dystopian game show’s adrenaline-fueled saga with even bigger budgets and the return of beloved characters.

Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ is also set to captivate audiences with its darker edge, offering a tantalizing second season that sheds light on the enigmatic character’s journey, guaranteed to keep viewers guessing.

Fantasy fans can rejoice as ‘House of the Dragon’ returns for a scorching second season, promising a thrilling storyline and the introduction of new dragons as the war intensifies.

And for lovers of the ‘Dune’ universe, ‘Dune: Prophecy’ will transport viewers 10,000 years before the events of the original novel, delving into the mysterious sect known as the Bene Gesserit and immersing fans in a world of intrigue and adventure.

Let’s not forget the much-anticipated conclusion of ‘Yellowstone’ Season 5, as the Dutton family saga reaches its dramatic peak, tying up loose ends and providing a satisfying close to the revered series.

With a stellar lineup like this, 2024 is undoubtedly set to be a year for the ages in the world of television. So save the dates and prepare to be transported into a world of captivating stories and unforgettable characters on the small screen.

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