Ten new TV series to get excited about over the next six weeks

Wondering what to watch in the month of September and October? Check out The Iris’s guide to promising premieres.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016 (AUS)
Doctor Doctor – Nine Network

From the producers of Rake and Jack Irish, Doctor Doctor is a drama series that follows the story of Hugh Knight, a heart surgeon who believes his talent allows him to live outside of the rules. The show stars Rodger Corser (Steve Owen from Underbelly) and Nicole da Silva (Frankie from Wentworth) and is set in country NSW.

Monday, September 19th 2016 (USA)
The Good Place – NBC

NBC’s The Good Place is an American fantasy/sitcom series created by Michael Schur (writer and producer of Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine) The show follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) who wakes to find herself in a town where good people go when they pass away, the only problem is she doesn’t deserve to be there.

Tuesday, September 27th 2016 (USA)
Channel Zero – SyFy

SyFy Network’s Channel Zero is a horror/anthology based on user generated CreepyPasta stories published on the internet. The first of two self contained seasons will follow a child psychologist (Paul Schneider) who returns to his small town home to investigate the disappearance of his twin brother. His investigation leads to a bizarre children’s television series from the 1980’s that could be connected to a slew of missing children cases.

Friday, September 30th 2016 (Worldwide)
Marvel’s Luke Cage – Netflix

The Netflix original series Luke Cage is the third comic-inspired series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Mike Colter will star as the crime fighting, wrongly accused convict who, through a sabotaged experiment, develops superhuman strength and durability.

Friday, September 30th 2016 (USA)
Crisis in Six Scenes – Amazon Originals

Crisis in Six Scenes is an Amazon Original comedy series created by and staring Woody Allen, alongside co-stars Miley Cyrus and Elaine May. The six episode series takes place in the U.S. during the turbulent 1960s. A middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household upside down.

Sunday, October 2nd 2016 (USA) 
Westworld – HBO (Showcase in Australia)

HBO’s Westworld is a western sci-fi/thriller inspired by the 1973 film by Michael Crichton. The ten part series centres around a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings. The show is created by Jonathan Nolan writer of The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar and Memento, and Lisa Joy Nolan co-producer of Burn Notice.

Tuesday, October 4th 2016 (USA)
No Tomorrow – CBS

No Tomorrow is a rom-com drama series. The show follows a woman who is involved with a free-spirited man who claims the world will be ending in eight months and twelve days. He inspires her to make an ‘apocalyst’ (a bucket list of things to do before the world ends). The show is based off of a Brazilian series called Como Aproveitar o Fim do Mundo (How to Enjoy the End of the World) which aired in 2012.

Wednesday, October 5th 2016 (USA)
Frequency – The CW

Frequency is an upcoming drama/mystery series created by the Producer of Supernatural and Being Human, Jeremy Carver. The series is inspired by the Gregory Hoblit film by the same name and follows a detective who discoverers she is able to speak to her deceased father via his old ham radio. When she attempts to save his life it effects the present world in unforeseen ways.

Thursday, October 13th 2016 (USA)
Falling Water – USA Network

Falling Water is a supernatural drama from the producers of The Walking Dead and Homeland. Co-created and co-written by the late Henry Bromell (Homeland Emmy Winner), the story follows three unrelated people who come to realise they are dreaming seperate parts of a single dream.

Wednesday, October 19th 2016 (USA)
Chance – Hulu

From the Director of academy awarding winning film Room, comes the psychological thriller television series Chance. The series follows a San Francisco based forensic neuropsychiatrist (Hugh Laurie) who gets sucked into a world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.