By Amber Lena and Charles Webb
There’s no denying it: this Fall, Geeks are ruling TV. From zombies and vampires, to superheroes and airbenders, there’s no shortage of sci-fi, fantasy, and weirdness invading the tube… And not only are we counting down our ten most anticipated shows, but we’ve also got some exclusive content for you all at the same time. Here’s our ten most anticipated TV shows this Fall:
The Legend of Korra (Nick)
PREMIERES ON: September 13
WHY WE’RE GEEKING OUT: If you’ve somehow managed to completely miss Avatar: The Last Airbender (the TV series, NOT the film) and the first season of Korra, let us summarize it all for you very briefly. It’s awesome, and you should go watch it all. For the rest of us who have been eagerly awaiting Book 2, September 13th cannot come soon enough. Not only is Book 2 all about meeting more family members, it also deals heavily with the Avatar spirit world. Plus, we get an Avatar origin story. We expect it to be nothing less than epic.
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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC)
PREMIERES ON: Tuesday, September 24 at 8 PM on ABC
WHY WE’RE GEEKING OUT: The last time a live-action version of S.H.I.E.L.D. was on TV, it involved David Hasselhoff and a lot of blackout worthy bad decisions in the 90’s. This time, ABC has the full weight of the Marvel cinematic universe at their disposal, with a procedural based around the spread of superpowers around the world, and the organization designed to deal with them. Plus, we’ll get to find out how and why there’s a very alive Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) walking around after his heroic sacrifice in “The Avengers”–a mystery that the series’ showrunners promise will form a large part of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
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–PLUS, WE CHATTED WITH PRODUCERS JEPH LOEB, JED WHEDON, MAURISSA TANCHAREON, AND JEFF BELL!
Sleepy Hollow (FOX)
PREMIERES ON: September 16 at 9:00 PM on Fox
WHY WE’RE GEEKING OUT: Quirky procedurals are all the rage these days and this one’s got one of the oddest hooks yet: Washington Irving’s creation Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is real, he’s an agent for the first president of the United States, and–wouldn’t you know it–he’s been thrust into the present day where he’ll have to team up with a Sleepy Hollow police officer (Nicole Beharie ) to solve the plague of supernatural mysteries in their homicide-prone hamlet. Oh, and the Headless Horseman will be there in this creation of “Transformers” writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and “Underworld” director Len Wiseman.
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The Originals (CW)
PREMIERES ON: October 3
WHY WE’RE GEEKING OUT: Fans of The Vampire Diaries, rejoice! There is now a whole other series dedicated to Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah. The spinoff will focus on the original vampires and be set in New Orleans. One of the main plots revolves around Klaus and his unborn child with Hayley. However, rumor has it that this baby doesn’t necessarily mean the end for all you Klaus/Caroline shippers out there. It will be fascinating to see a whole new side of the big bad hybrid himself.
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The Tomorrow People (CW)
PREMIERES ON: October 9
WHY WE’RE GEEKING OUT: Super-evolved humans with the three T’s (telekinesis, telepathy, and teleportation), a coming of age story, and a big bad government organization led by Lucifer himself, Mark Pellegrino. Robbie Amell, cousin of Stephen Amell of Arrow, is the show’s protagonist who just so happens to also be named Stephen. The pilot episode has already given us plenty of action with a few twists to intrigue us, so this one is definitely one to add to the list.
–WANT MORE ’TOMORROW PEOPLE’? WE CHATTED WITH STAR ROBBIE AMELL HERE!
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC)
PREMIERES ON: October 10
WHY WE’RE GEEKING OUT: We got a taste of Wonderland in Once Upon a Time already, and we definitely found ourselves wanting more. However, much like its parent series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland will show different fairytale lands and branch out much further than its source material. Fans can expect to see an Alice that can take care of herself and kick some serious butt. Plus, it’s been hinted that we may see some more of Cora. Excellent.
The Walking Dead (AMC)
PREMIERES ON: Sunday, October 13, 9 PM on AMC
WHY WE’RE GEEKING OUT: Last season saw the Governor and the community of Woodbury go up against Rick and his band of survivors in “The Walking Dead.” With one more of their own lost, and the prison looming as a major part of season four, will the survivors be safer behind bars, or is something even worse waiting for them?
–WANT MORE ’DEAD’? WE TALKED TO THE WHOLE CAST AND CREW HERE!
PREMIERES ON: October 25
WHY WE’RE GEEKING OUT: Vampires. Not just any old vampires either—Dracula is really the vampire that started it all. We’re talking good old-fashioned gothic horror led by the one and only Jonathan Rhys Meyers. With a Dracula that is pretending to be an American entrepreneur, this show presents a whole new take on a classic. We can’t wait to see what they’re going to do with it! And if there’s one thing we know, it’s that no one will sparkle in sunlight on this show.
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Almost Human (FOX)
PREMIERES ON: November 4
WHY WE’RE GEEKING OUT: Set in the not-so-distant future, Almost Human presents a technologically advanced society in which police officers are required to have android partners. Some androids are programmed to be more human-like that others. Almost Human presents a fascinating look at what our future could potentially hold. Plus, the emphasis on the fact that some androids are programmed with emotions will provide a hopefully insightful look on what makes us human and where we draw the line between artificial intelligence and humanity.
Rick and Morty (ADULT SWIM)
PREMIERES ON: (TBA)
WHY WE’RE GEEKING OUT: “Community” creator Dan Harmon heads to Adult Swim along with gonzo animator and co-creator Justin Roiland (“Adventure Time,” “Gravity Falls”) for a show about crazy grandpa Rick and his oddball adventures through space and time with his hapless teenaged nephew Morty. Airing on Adult Swim, this TV14 series could allow Harmon and Roiland to be at their most unhinged (and some of the footage we’ve seen so far bears that out). While it might not have the meta-meta elements of “Community,” the fast-paced, 11-minute format could offer Harmon and Roiland chances for quick bursts of anarchic fun.