Emma Kiely gives us the guide to the most anticipated television returns in 2019.
2019 is set to be a stellar year for television. Starting out we have the third season of True Detective, starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali as an Arkansas detective investigating the death of a young boy and the disappearance of his younger sister. The first season starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey was one of the most well-praised TV series of the decade creating massive shoes for Ali to step into.
Also from HBO, Big Little Lies is due to return in early 2019 and is one of the most anticipated seasons released this year. With the first season ending in a dramatic turn of events resulting in the shocking death of Celeste Wright’s husband, the new season will be an exciting arrival.
HBO continues to reel in its viewership as Game of Thrones is back in April for its eighth and final season, with episodes estimated to be an hour and a half in length. The season will conclude the multiple storylines interweaved between several characters played by a much-loved and talented cast, having fans hopeful that their beloved series will receive a conclusive season on par with its seven prior seasons.
Just when we thought the excitement couldn’t continue, a year and a half after the release of its second season, the third season of Stranger Things has been given an Independence Day release date and will continue the narrative of the now-teens of Hawkings battling issues in both the real world and “The Upside Down”. The background will shift to the hot dry summer and see storylines of love, horror, sci-fi and coming-of-age intertwined.
Also on the list of returning television is The Crown, now starring Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II and Helena Bonham-Carter as Princess Margaret. Cillian Murphy fans impatiently await the fifth season of Peaky Blinders. The second season of Killing Eve, fresh off Sandra Oh’s win at the Golden Globes for her performance in the first season is due to be released this year. 2019 is looking like a year full of nights in, sky recordings and renewals of Netflix subscriptions.