The year of 2014 has been filled with great TV show offerings including a wide range of network and production companies. But, it is expected to be an even better year, with a tantalizing range of new programs that are coming from HBO, AMC, CBS, Disney+, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. There is no doubt that TV audiences will be glued to their screens in , with shows such as Ahsoka, Secret Invasion, The Last of Us, and The Walking Dead on the horizon.
Echo is set to air next year. The mid-year mark is when Marvel Studios will release Echo, a spin-off from Hawkeye that will be available and will air on Disney+. Alaqua ** is set to reprise her character of Maya Lopez, who will return to her hometown to connect with her family and to make peace with her past. Echo is among the MCU’s most sympathetic villains that is on track to become the star of the story she has written for herself. Marion Dayre created the series, and she will be the writer in charge.
CBS has signed for a TV version of True Lies for a full season to air later this year. True Lies, one of James Cameron’s best-known movies stars Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a father and husband who have to balance his spying duties and his responsibilities as an urban man. The storyline of the film is perfect for an action-comedy TV series. A smaller-screen version has been in the works for a long time. Anthony Hemingway directed the pilot episode of the CBS series, which is scheduled to begin airing on .
Fans of Ahsoka Tano are thrilled by the announcement of Rosario Dawson will be reprising her role as a spin-off series. Hayden Christensen, the co-creator of Anakin Skywalker alongside George Lucas, will return to the role. Dave Filoni will oversee the series. Natasha’s role is expected to assume the character of Sabine Wren, while Eman Esfandi is set to play Ezra Bridger. Time Bandits Jemaine, Iain Morris and Taika Waititi are working to adapt Terry Gilliam’s Fantasy adventure show Time Bandits for Apple TV+.
Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu will reunite for American Born Chinese, an action comedy series adapted by Gen Luen Yang’s comic novel of the same title. The story centers around teenagers who get caught into a war between evil and good. Lisa Kudrow is set to be the main character, alongside Charlyne Yi and Rachel House in supporting roles. Also, Gilliam himself is attached to the series as an executive producer.
There’s no official date for the release of either American Born Chinese or Agatha: Coven of Chaos as currently. However, both series are scheduled to debut in the coming months on Disney+ in . Agatha Harkness, the breakout character of WandaVision and the upcoming series, will receive her own spin-off next year titled Agatha: Coven of Chaos. It is described as a dark comedy, Kathryn Hahn will reprise her role as Agatha as well as WandaVision producer Jac Schaeffer is returning as executive producer.
It is exciting to learn the news that Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan will be joining forces in support the cause of American Born Chinese. It’s an intriguing tale with a great cast, and Lisa Kudrow has been attached to the project. We’re definitely looking forward seeing how this series turns out.