Every year countless TV shows make their debut and try to impress the audience; some manage to carry into a second season while some don’t go beyond the first season for one reason or the other. This year many TV shows debuted online as well as on cable TV network but out of the many ‘rookies’, these five have managed to surprise the audience with either their lead actors, characters, plotlines and/or all of the above. Let’s take a look at these new TV shows that demand our attention.
Cast: Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto, Ebonée Noel, and Sela Ward
Created by: Dick Wolf, Craig Turk
The series follows the adventures of FBI Special Agent Maggie Bell (Missy Peregrym) who is the widow of a Wall Street Journal investigative reporter; her partner Omar Adom “O. A.” Zidan (Zeeko Zaki) is an FBI Special Agent with a past. Since the latter is shown to be Muslim, most of the cases they solve have either something to do with Islam or the Arab War. While the duo roams around solving crimes that are above the pay grade of cops, they are assisted by Jubal Valentine (Jeremy Sisto) and Kristen Chazal (Ebonée Noel) and they all are led by Special Agent-in-Charge and the team’s supervisor Dana Mosier (Sela Ward). Be it the abduction of a Russian scientist or the random shooting at a secure location, this team solves their cases in record time, impressing audiences all over.
Note: This is the first time that a leading character in a US TV series is shown to be a practicing Muslim and that’s why people in Pakistan can relate to it.
Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, and Ryan Potter
Created by: Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science fiction, Superhero, Drama
We all know that Justice League is the ultimate superhero gang where Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest hang out but do we know what happens to the superheroes in the shadows of these superheroes? Titans tells you the story of Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) after he had parted ways with Batman in Gotham City and started working as a detective with the Detroit Police Department. In his quest to make a name for himself, he founds Titans where, with the help of Starfire (Anna Diop), Raven (Teagan Croft) and Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), they try to fight crime as well as find their own identity. The backstories of all these superheroes make it an interesting take on these Caped Crusaders who hate villains as much as the tag of sidekicks attached to them.
Note: The TV show is as dark as Gotham and much different from other DC inspired TV shows such as The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, making it an ideal way to match Marvel’s TV shows including the recently cancelled Daredevil.