5 New Big-Franchise TV Shows to Keep an Eye Out for in 2024
We expect many brand-new TV shows in 2024, but these five caught our special attention due to being important for their already well-established franchises.
5. Creature Commandos — DC
Starting with DC — or, rather, James Gunn ’s new DCU — we have Creature Commandos. This adult animation series will follow a far less-known superhero team. It’s military-themed and set during World War II, allowing for a more original iteration of the genre, especially since Commandos are very different from the JL.
Creature Commandos will begin a new chapter in DC history, becoming the first project fully and officially set in the DCU. James Gunn has pointed out this show’s importance on multiple occasions, calling it the start of the new universe’s canon.
Creature Commandos will be released in 2024 on Max.
4. The Acolyte — Star Wars
Right off the bat, The Acolyte shatters all generic expectations from a Star Wars project. This series, unlike the rest of its mother franchise’s content, will be set in a previously untouched golden era of the Jedi: the times of the High Republic. We’re bound to learn more about Star Wars lore (and we pray Disney doesn’t go nuts).
Better yet, The Acolyte will be a mystery thriller, a genre not really explored by other Star Wars projects so far, with the main characters being a Jedi and their Padawan trying to solve a series of crimes. This TV show sounds dope, and we hope it will be.
The Acolyte will be released in 2024 on Disney Plus.
3. The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live — TWD
To no one’s surprise, the universe of The Walking Dead is expanding once again next year with another mini-series called The Ones Who Live. This time, like with Daryl Dixon, we’ll also see more of the iconic original characters, but it’s different: the new TV show will finally reveal what happened to Rick Grimes after all these years.
It’s hard to overestimate the importance of Rick’s figure in The Walking Dead history, and seeing him return and (hopefully) reunite with his wife Michonne who set out to locate him is worth a lot to fans… But we don’t dare to hope for a happy ending.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live will be released in 2024 on AMC.
2. The Penguin — The Batman ( DC)
Things are getting increasingly confusing with the DC cinematic lore, so let’s make one thing clear. Matt Reeves’s The Batman is not part of either the DCEU or the DCU; it’s a standalone DC universe. And next year, after the overwhelming success of Robert Pattinson ’s first outing as Bruce Wayne, it’s getting expanded, too.
Taking a page out of Todd Phillips’s Joker ( which is also a standalone…you know what? Nevermind), The Penguin will explore the origins and backstory of another iconic DC villain, revealing his dark past and rise to power in the city of Gotham.
The Penguin will be released in 2024 on Max.
1. Avatar: The Last Airbender — Avatar: The Last Airbender
This one is huge. Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the most beloved animated series ever and the jewel in Nickelodeon’s crown, and fans have been striving for a live-action adaptation for years. The first attempt in the form of a movie failed disastrously and was hated by the audience and critics alike; now, they go again.
A new TV show is looking great so far and has already fixed the movie’s core issue — its screen time. Avatar: The Last Airbender is an expansive universe with much to cover, and we hope the new series will finally do it some long-awaited justice.
Avatar: The Last Airbender will be released on February 22, 2024 on Netflix.