2018 Summer Preview

Summer Preview

Find out when notable new shows are premiering, which ones to watch, and which to skip. Click through to the show pages for more details and to track your favorites! Wondering which shows the SideReel community thinks will be hits? Take a peek at SideReel's 2018 Summer Trending page to see what's getting the most tracks.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Premieres: May 25 at 12:00 AM
Network: Amazon
Genre: Mystery

Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
Oooh creepy, and featuring Natalie Dormer of GoT fame. Count me in.

Zaz

Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.

The Break with Michelle Wolf

The Break with Michelle Wolf

Premieres: May 27 at 12:00 AM
Network: Netflix
Genre: Late Night

Comedian Michelle Wolf riffs on the latest topics and trends of the day.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
I'm always excited for political satire shows, but Michelle Wolf has some serious teeth!

Morgaine

Comedian Michelle Wolf riffs on the latest topics and trends of the day.

100 Code

100 Code

Premieres: May 29 at 10:00 PM
Network: WGN
Genre: Crime

Over the past twelve months young, blonde, blue-eyed women have been found dead in a meadow where Asphodel flowers grow. New York Detective Tommy Conley gets a special dispensation from the NYPD to go observe and act as an adviser to the Stockholm Police Department in order to help solve these crimes.

Jerrica's Opinion: Pan!
On behalf of all Swedes, enough with the murder mysteries, it's all that's on tv here. Enough.

Jerrica

Over the past twelve months young, blonde, blue-eyed women have been found dead in a meadow where Asphodel flowers grow. New York Detective Tommy Conley gets a special dispensation from the NYPD to go observe and act as an adviser to the Stockholm Police Department in order to help solve these crimes.

Reverie

Reverie

Premieres: May 30 at 12:00 AM
Network: NBC
Genre: SciFi

A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pick!
I am so excited for this! I love it when major networks do Sci-Fi. They are usually canceled, but not before giving us some incredibly cool content.

Alex Elias

A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.

C.B. Strike

C.B. Strike

Premieres: Jun. 1 at 10:00 PM
Network: Cinemax
Genre: Crime

War veteran turned private detective Cormoran Strike solves brutal murders with the help of his trusted assistant Robin Ellacott.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
Loved this book series and excited this adaptation has finally made it stateside.

Rachel

War veteran turned private detective Cormoran Strike solves brutal murders with the help of his trusted assistant Robin Ellacott.

Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack

Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack

Premieres: Jun. 1 at 11:30 PM
Network: truTV
Genre: Comedy

A showcase of never-before-seen short-form comedy content. This block of bite-sized programming is presented by Rachel Dratch, and will feature original offerings from some of the biggest and best comedic creators.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
Rachel Dratch has such an unique sense of humor, I can't wait to see what she's curated for us!

Morgaine

A showcase of never-before-seen short-form comedy content. This block of bite-sized programming is presented by Rachel Dratch, and will feature original offerings from some of the biggest and best comedic creators.

Succession

Succession

Premieres: Jun. 3 at 10:00 PM
Network: HBO
Genre: Drama

Succession tracks the lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
HBO takes another shot at a new drama. Don't let us down (RIP Here And Now)!

Rachel

Succession tracks the lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.

Pose

Pose

Premieres: Jun. 3 at 9:00 PM
Network: FX
Genre: Drama

Set in the 1980s, Pose is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
Ryan Murphy takes a break from murder and returns to the musical genre. Sure, I'll give it a whirl (or a twirl).

Alex

Set in the 1980s, Pose is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.

Dietland

Dietland

Premieres: Jun. 4 at 9:00 PM
Network: AMC
Genre: Comedy

A satire about a ghostwriter for one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines. Struggling with self-image and fed up with how she’s treated by her boss and society, Plum sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-awakening.

Alex's Opinion: Pan!
The Devil Wears Prada meets Dexter? Maybe it'll be funny, but I'm not sold.

Alex

A satire about a ghostwriter for one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines. Struggling with self-image and fed up with how she’s treated by her boss and society, Plum sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-awakening.

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

Premieres: Jun. 7 at 8:00 PM
Network: FreeForm
Genre: Superhero

Two teenagers from very different backgrounds awaken to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another.

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
Sorry, but I've officially tapped out on Marvel shows.

Rachel

Two teenagers from very different backgrounds awaken to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another.

American Woman

American Woman

Premieres: Jun. 7 at 10:00 PM
Network: Paramount Network
Genre: Comedy

Set amid the sexual revolution and the rise of second-wave feminism, American Woman follows an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters after leaving her husband. She and her two best friends each will discover their own brand of independence in a world reluctant to give it.

Audrey's Opinion: Pick!
Alternate title: Alicia Silverstone gets a clue.

Audrey

Set amid the sexual revolution and the rise of second-wave feminism, American Woman follows an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters after leaving her husband. She and her two best friends each will discover their own brand of independence in a world reluctant to give it.

Just Another Immigrant

Just Another Immigrant

Premieres: Jun. 8 at 9:00 PM
Network: Showtime
Genre: Comedy

Romesh Ranganathan, one of the most popular stand-ups in the UK, uproots his entire family and immigrates to Los Angeles in this comedic docuseries. In addition to his efforts to rebuild a life from scratch, Ranganathan books himself an audacious U.S. gig with only three months to sell it out. Follow the hilariously true-life adventures of this modern immigrant family and the obstacles of making it in today’s America.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
I think we could all use some fresh and hilarious views on immigration these days.

Zaz

Romesh Ranganathan, one of the most popular stand-ups in the UK, uproots his entire family and immigrates to Los Angeles in this comedic docuseries. In addition to his efforts to rebuild a life from scratch, Ranganathan books himself an audacious U.S. gig with only three months to sell it out. Follow the hilariously true-life adventures of this modern immigrant family and the obstacles of making it in today’s America.

Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours To Hell & Back

Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours To Hell & Back

Premieres: Jun. 13 at 9:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Cooking

The brand-new series will feature Ramsay driving to struggling restaurants across the country in his state-of-the-art mobile kitchen and command center, Hell On Wheels. For the first time ever, Ramsay will try to bring each of these failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pan!
How many shows does Gordon Ramsay really need?

Morgaine

The brand-new series will feature Ramsay driving to struggling restaurants across the country in his state-of-the-art mobile kitchen and command center, Hell On Wheels. For the first time ever, Ramsay will try to bring each of these failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours.

Strange Angel

Strange Angel

Premieres: Jun. 14 at 9:00 PM
Network: CBS All-Access
Genre: Drama

The story follows the life of Jack Parsons, a mysterious and brilliant man in 1940s Los Angeles, who by day helps birth the entirely unknown discipline of American rocketry, and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.

Audrey's Opinion: Pan!
So...is it a historical drama or a campy cult show...maybe both?

Audrey

The story follows the life of Jack Parsons, a mysterious and brilliant man in 1940s Los Angeles, who by day helps birth the entirely unknown discipline of American rocketry, and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.

Deep State

Deep State

Premieres: Jun. 17 at 9:00 PM
Network: Epix
Genre: Action

What happens when a man who believes he has retired from MI6 is called back to do one more job to regain his life, only to discover that this job may mean he has no life to go back to.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pan!
It's trying too hard to be Homeland.

Morgaine

What happens when a man who believes he has retired from MI6 is called back to do one more job to regain his life, only to discover that this job may mean he has no life to go back to.

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Premieres: Jun. 20 at 9:00 PM
Network: Paramount Network
Genre: Drama

The Duttons control the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S. and must contend with constant attacks by land developers, clashes with an Indian reservation and conflict with America's first national park.

Jerrica's Opinion: Pick!
Kevin Costner in my mind is already a modern day cowboy, so this is fitting and exactly what my tracker is lacking!

Jerrica

The Duttons control the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S. and must contend with constant attacks by land developers, clashes with an Indian reservation and conflict with America's first national park.

Take Two

Take Two

Premieres: Jun. 21 at 10:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Crime

Take Two stars Rachel Bilson as Ella, the former star of a hit cop series who’s fresh-out-of-rehab. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie (Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Though lonewolf Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Ella proves herself to be surprisingly valuable, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective.

Audrey's Opinion: Pan!
I assume Castle fans will be happy, but otherwise this doesn't have much to offer.

Audrey

Take Two stars Rachel Bilson as Ella, the former star of a hit cop series who’s fresh-out-of-rehab. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie (Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Though lonewolf Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Ella proves herself to be surprisingly valuable, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective.

The Outpost

The Outpost

Premieres: Jul. 10 at 8:00 PM
Network: the CW
Genre: Fantasy

Talon is the lone survivor of a race called the Blackbloods, she sets off to the edge of civilisation to track her family's killers, on her journey she discovers her supernatural powers which she must learn to harness to achieve her goals.

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
This seems like it has been done many times before.

Rachel

Talon is the lone survivor of a race called the Blackbloods, she sets off to the edge of civilisation to track her family's killers, on her journey she discovers her supernatural powers which she must learn to harness to achieve her goals.

Heathers

Heathers

Premieres: Jul. 10 at 10:00 PM
Network: Paramount Network
Genre: Drama

Heathers is an hour-long pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, based on the 1988 cult classic film of the same name. The much-anticipated reboot perfectly blends drama, love, rivalry, and comedy into a modern-day masterpiece.

Zaz's Opinion: Pan!
I liked the original, but this reboot is a terrible idea when students are getting shot every week. How tone deaf can you be? Just no.

Zaz

Heathers is an hour-long pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, based on the 1988 cult classic film of the same name. The much-anticipated reboot perfectly blends drama, love, rivalry, and comedy into a modern-day masterpiece.

Burden of Truth

Burden of Truth

Premieres: Jul. 11 at 8:00 PM
Network: the CW
Genre: Drama

A high-powered attorney returns to her rural hometown to get a major pharma client off-the-hook in a case involving some sick high school girls, but discovers there's much more than meets the eye.

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pan!
I heard good things about this but it sounds so run-of-the-mill and boring. Might as well try the pilot though, right?

Alex Elias

A high-powered attorney returns to her rural hometown to get a major pharma client off-the-hook in a case involving some sick high school girls, but discovers there's much more than meets the eye.

Castle Rock

Castle Rock

Premieres: Jul. 25 at 12:00 AM
Network: Hulu
Genre: Horror

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
Probably too scary for me, but I'll attempt to watch with one eye open!

Alex

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

Making It

Making It

Premieres: Jul. 31 at 10:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Competition

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman host a crafting series where incredibly talented people come together for a friendly competition.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
The stars of Parks & Rec hosting a crafting show ~ my life is complete! I hope Amy Sedaris drops in.

Morgaine

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman host a crafting series where incredibly talented people come together for a friendly competition.

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

Premieres: July at TBA
Network: HBO
Genre: Drama

A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
Here for any and all Gillian Flynn adaptations.

Rachel

A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.

The Innocents

The Innocents

Premieres: Aug. 24 at 12:00 AM
Network: Netflix
Genre: Drama

When a teenage couple runs away to be together, the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.

Jerrica's Opinion: Pick!
British. Supernatural. Guy Pearce. I'm all in!

Jerrica

When a teenage couple runs away to be together, the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.

Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan

Premieres: Aug. 31 at 12:00 AM
Network: Amazon
Genre: Action

A reinvention with a modern sensibility, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan follows Ryan, an up-and-coming CIA analyst as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pick!
I've been looking forward to this. There hasn't been a real action/spy show since Covert Affairs. This ought to be great.

Alex Elias

A reinvention with a modern sensibility, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan follows Ryan, an up-and-coming CIA analyst as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.