Returning shows Grey’s Anatomy, American Horror Story and Survivor may be exciting, but starting this month, there is something new for everyone. From Neil Patrick Harris’ reality show to adaptations of films like Minority Report, you better mark your calendars for a series of premieres this fall.
While there’s plenty of noise surrounding the series’ protagonist, Alex Parrish played by Priyanka Chopra, very little is actually said about the show. Set after the terror attack in New York on the fateful September 11 in 2001, it will follow a group of young FBI recruits, who have a specific motive for joining the force. The show is expected to switch between the present and flashbacks to bring you up to speed on the recruits’ lives before the FBI and how they got through their training in the academy, Quantico. The catch here is that one of the main characters is really infiltrating the FBI to plan an attack bigger than 9/11. TV stars Aunjanue Ellis, Jake McLaughlin, Tate Ellington and Graham Rogers, are also on the show. The series will air on Star World Premiere later this month.Limitless
Bradley Cooper did a spectacular job of playing the lead Brian Finch in the film, Limitless, and now Jake McDorman takes over for the television series. The show, like the film, follows the life of Brian, who discovers a drug called NZT-48 which increases his IQ to four digits and gives him perfect recall of everything he’s ever read, heard, or seen. In essence, he turns into a genius until it begins to take a toll on his health. Apparently, it was Cooper who vouched for McDorman to play the same role after they appeared together on the film American Sniper last year. McDorman says, “They said: Bradley really has you in mind for this. So I started to believe it, a bit. I was like, ‘tell me everything he said’!” Premieres September 22 in the US.
Another series which was previously a film, Minority Report is all set to be a futuristic drama which will see Precog Dash (Stark Sands) using his ability to predict crimes to help a detective Lara Vega (Meagan Good). Set in 2065, about 11 years after the pre-crime unit is actually dissolved, Dash is also trying to find the other two Precogs, his twin brother Arthur (Nick Zano) and their foster sister Agatha (Laura Regan). Wilmer Valderrama, best known as Fez from That 70s Show, also comes on as a detective. Airs on Star World HD on September 21.
The Bastard Executioner
From the creator of Sons of Anarchy, comes the latest historical drama, The Bastard Executioner. Set in the early 14th century, a knight in King Edward’s army is so torn by the horror of war, he lays down his weapons. But that vow of not fighting is fast broken when he is forced to pick up a sword. This time it isn’t to defend his kingdom, but to execute. Lee Jones plays the lead but watch out for plenty of guest roles which will include Matthew Rhys, Kurt Sutter (who is also the creator) and even pop singer Ed Sheeran. Begins September 14 on FX.