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CONVERGE | Entertainment

7 Must-Watch Shows Still Set to Premiere in 2020

July 07, 2020

Filming may be canceled but entertainment lives on.

While production remains on hold for many popular shows and movies, binge-worthy series are still coming to your TV screen this summer. Whether you prefer crime shows or sci-fi series, catch an assortment of new material on many of your favorite streaming channels. Here are our seven must-watch shows premiering in July.


1. Hanna (Amazon Prime)


Secret CIA projects and teenage superpowers were just the start of the 2019 series, Hanna. We were introduced to characters riddled with guilt, heartache and teen angst and plots that unraveled secrets and lies. Get ready to see many of your favorite characters from Season 1 return to your TV screen as they reveal more secrets about Utrax and the trainees. Find out what lies ahead for Hanna and Clara as they navigate life outside of the facility and without Erik. Discover what happens to the rest of the trainees after being transported to a new facility and watch to see if Marissa continues to be a friend or if she becomes a foe. Stream all eight new episodes of Season 2 when they premiere on Amazon Prime on July 3rd.


2. Cursed (Netflix)


Based on The New York Times bestselling book, Cursed brings the legend of King Arthur to life through a 10 episode series that features some of Netflix’s top stars. Watch as Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) portrays the show’s leading lady, Nimue, while Devon Terrell (Barry) fills the role of the infamous Arthur. While few details have been released (including the exact premiere date), there’s one thing we know for sure — Cursed will be brimming with action, emotion and mythological truths. Watch the spellbinding story unfold this summer on Netflix.


3. Lovecraft Country (HBO)


From executive producer J.J. Abrams comes sci-fi thriller Lovecraft Country that will leave you on the edge of your seat. In a search to find his missing father, Atticus (portrayed by Jonathan Majors) and Letitia (played by Jurnee Smollett) embark on a road trip to the place he was last seen alive, an area of New England called Lovecraft Country. On their journey, they encounter disturbing duress, including everything from supernatural forces to prejudiced police officers, all the while still trying to solve his father’s disappearance. Gear up for the premiere of this horror-meets-sci-fi series as it debuts on HBO this August.


4. Room 104 (HBO)


With each episode hosting a self-contained story, there’s no telling what’s next for Season 4 of Room 104. That said, if you haven’t seen Room 104 before, the anthology format makes it easy to jump in without catching up on earlier episodes. The series’ notorious motel room has housed everyone from pool sharks and missionaries to scientists and singers, and producers will continue pushing the boundaries for the final season. Think more out-of-the-box relationships, real-life challenges and noteworthy appearances from stars like Jillian Bell (Brittany Runs a Marathon), Dave Bautista (WWE) and Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy). The new installment will contain 12 episodes, each taking place within the same four walls, and will premiere on HBO on July 24th.


5. The Alienist (TNT)


Murder, mayhem and madness, oh my! The first season of The Alienist was nothing short of suspenseful. The unconventional detective team, composed of Sara (Dakota Fanning), Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and John Moore (Luke Evans), embarked on a quest to find New York City’s primary perpetrator, John Beecham, yet stumbled upon romance and forensic thrills along the way. While Beecham may be out of the picture, there’s a new assailant in town and the team must reunite to solve yet another case of missing children. Discover what lies ahead for Sarah and John Moore’s relationship as well as Kreizler’s fate during the Season 2 premiere on July 26th on TNT.


6. The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)


Based on the 2007 comic, the Umbrella Academy brings the hit sci-fi story to life with an A-list cast, including Ellen Page, Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman. In Season 1, the seven superpowered siblings reunited to mourn the loss of their father and soon discovered that strength truly does lie in numbers. We watched Five travel through time and Vanya manipulate sound waves, meanwhile, Klaus talked to the dead and Luther exercised his super strength. As the predicted apocalypse dawns on the supernatural siblings, the final episode of Season 1 left viewers with endless questions about where — and when in time — the Umbrella Academy traveled to escape the current catastrophe. Solve these unanswered questions while binging all 12 new episodes on Netflix on July 31st


7. Soulmates (AMC) 


Imagine if you could find out who your soulmate was through one simple test. From the writers of Black Mirror and Stranger Things comes AMC’s new six-episode anthology, Soulmates, which explores this futuristic concept. Each episode showcases six different individuals in search of love. While the series is short, it features some big-name stars, like Sonya Cassidy (Succession), David Costabile (Billions), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad). Producers have kept quiet on exactly what’s to come, but we’re told it’s based on the short film For Life, which can only mean one thing — it’s going to be out-of-this-world. Look out for this sci-fi series premiere debuting on AMC this summer.


From action to sci-fi and every genre in between, find new reasons to stay at home (and safe) this year while streaming your favorite shows right to your living room.



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