The WGA Strike is Over: TV Production Resumes and Exciting Premieres Await
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike has finally come to an end, and as a result, TV production is gearing back up again. While some shows have continued airing despite the strike, thanks to previously finished episodes, the full effects of the work stoppage may still be felt in the near future. Network TV has not only been continuing with existing shows like Family Guy and The Simpsons, which are premiering this week on Fox and are already available on streaming platforms, but also offering some exciting new content.
New Shows on Netflix
Lupin Part 3
Genre: Heist wizard
Release Date: Oct. 5, with all episodes
Showrunner/Creator: George Kay and François Uzan
Cast: Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Etan Simon, and more
The first two parts of Lupin followed Assane’s quest for vengeance following his father’s death, utilizing his skills as a gentleman thief. In part 3, Assane finds himself as the most wanted man in France, trying to protect his wife and son from danger. However, as with any heist, unexpected surprises are bound to occur. Assane’s thrilling journey continues with more twists and turns.
New Shows on Disney Plus
Loki Season 2
Genre: Bureaucratic time-travel multiverse adventure
Release Date: Oct. 5, with one episode
Showrunner/Creator: Eric Martin
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jonathan Majors, Ke Huy Quan
Loki is back in Marvel’s Loki, becoming the first show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to receive a second season. Aside from the expected mind-bending time travel and multiverse chaos with the Time Bureau and Kang the Conqueror, viewers can anticipate some intriguing connections to the larger MCU. Brace yourselves for another thrilling adventure with Loki.
New Shows on Hulu
Genre: Animated comedy
Release Date: Oct. 1 on Fox, next day on Hulu
Showrunner/Creator: Dan Harmon
Cast: Duncan Trussell, Richard Ayoade, Pam Murphy, Hannah Waddingham, Matt Berry, and more
Krapopolis is another comedic animation by Dan Harmon, co-creator of Rick and Morty and creator of Community. Unlike his previous works, Krapopolis focuses on a family of humans, gods, and monsters trying to navigate the challenges of running an ancient city, all while maintaining their sanity. Prepare for a hilarious and chaotic adventure in Krapopolis.
Genre: Scary all-ages animated adventure
Release Date: Oct. 2, with one episode (on Hulu and Peacock)
Showrunner/Creator: Eli Roth and James Frey
Cast: Sydney Mikayla, Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Tim Johnson Jr., Grace Lu, Chester Rushing, and more
In Fright Krewe, a group of high school students accidentally awakens a malevolent demon and, with the help of voodoo queen Marie Laveau, gain superpowers to put an end to the chaos. Eli Roth’s involvement guarantees a thrilling and spine-chilling experience. You won’t want to miss out on Fright Krewe – it’s the show we need more of!
Only Murders in the Building Season 3 Finale
Release Date: Oct. 3
Showrunner/Creator: Steve Martin and John Hoffman
Cast: Selena Gomez, Martin Short, Steve Martin, Meryl Streep, Paul Rudd, Jesse Williams, and more
The question on everyone’s mind: Which one of the Pickwick Triplets is responsible for the murder of Ben Glenroy? As the season comes to a close, viewers eagerly anticipate the truth behind the mystery. Prepare for a thrilling finale of Only Murders in the Building.
New Shows on Max
Our Flag Means Death Season 2
Genre: Pirate rom-com
Release Date: Oct. 5, with three episodes
Showrunner/Creator: David Jenkins
Cast: Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi, Joel Fry, Vico Ortiz, Nathan Foad, Joel Fry, and more
In the second season of Our Flag Means Death, Stede and Blackbeard find themselves yearning to reunite, one for romantic purposes and the other for possible revenge. However, their feelings and motives are complicated by the arrival of a new pirate queen. Get ready for more pirate adventures and romantic entanglements in this unique blend of pirate-themed romance and comedy.
New Shows on Peacock
Found Season 1
Genre: Network procedural
Release Date: Oct. 1 on NBC, next day on Peacock
Showrunner/Creator: Nkechi Okoro Carroll
Cast: Shanola Hampton, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kelli Williams, Brett Dalton, Gabrielle Walsh, Arlen Escarpeta, Karan Oberoi
Found is a new procedural series on NBC that follows a team of “recovery specialists” dedicated to finding missing people. They stop at nothing to locate the disappeared, driven by their personal connection to mysterious disappearances in their own past. Each episode offers a unique focus and tone, indicated by the title itself, providing an intriguing mixture of mystery and emotion.
Chucky Season 3
Genre: Killer doll
Release Date: Oct. 3 on Syfy, next day on Peacock
Showrunner/Creator: Don Mancini
Cast: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Zackary Arthur, Bjorgvin Arnarson, Alyvia Alyn Lind, and more
Everyone’s favorite killer doll, Chucky, returns with a new season that will surely deliver thrills. This time, Chucky finds himself in an unexpected location – the White House. The consequences of his presence in such a significant location remain uncertain. Explore the horrifying adventures of Chucky in this eagerly anticipated new season.