Suits just finished with its latest season, True Detective’s next chapter is still looking for a cast and crew, and we wouldn’t be able to see the next season of Game of Thrones with a telescope even if we tried.
In these hours and days of sheer dearth of options to watch on the small screen, let us play the saviours for you. We have with us the release dates of your favourite shows and more options launching in the next two months, one after another. You can thank us later.
September 22: The Big Bang Theory, Gotham
The cast of TBBT got a massive jump in their paycheck for the eighth season of the series. And disappointingly, the crew has itself released some major plot twists months before the show actually starts airing. While Penny (played by Kaley Cuoco) will take up the job of a pharmaceutical representative (Cha-ching for Penny!), we will also see Sheldon and Amy’s ‘romance’ scaling (SPOILERS! He might also pop the ring!).
Releasing on the same day is Gotham, a new series, prequel to any Batman fiction we have ever seen. Like its name suggests, it's about the city of Gotham... but before there was Batman to save it. Detective James Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie of the OC, is the protagonist of the show.
The story begins from where it all started: Martha and Thomas Wayne have been shot in a dark alley of Gotham city and Detective Gordon has been appointed by the Gotham Police to catch the killer. In the process, he forms a strong bond with the Waynes' young son Bruce, played by David Mazouz, who has shown great promise (in whatever little we see of him in the trailer).
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October 2: Gracepoint
Taking a cue from the Indian entertainment industry perhaps, Fox has prepared a scene-by-scene adaptation of ITV's Broadchurch and made an 'Americanised' version titled Gracepoint.
The tenth Doctor (from Doctor Who), David Tennant, is reprising his role as Detective Emmett Carver (Alec Hardy in Broadchurch) and with him will be the woman who played Walter White's much-hated wife, Anna Gunn.
The story revolves around a small, peaceful town of Gracepoint when one day the dead body of a young boy is found. As the threads start pulling one after another, we realize that the small town has big secrets of crime and passion.
October 5: Homeland
After Brody’s death in the previous season, Carrie Mathison has to come to terms with it in the fourth installment of the series. This one is set in Pakistan and will also feature Nimrat Kaur (Of The Lunchbox fame) and Dev Patel too.
Homeland has garnered a great followership in India and for those who haven’t been able to catch up with the previous seasons, the producers have released a 10 minute video, giving the first three seasons a quick revisit. Watch it here:
October 7: Flash
The series' pilot episode got leaked on YouTube on June 25. The producers, however, learned from the Flash and were quick to take it down.
After Gotham and Constantine, Flash adds to the DC Comic fest on the small screen this year. He was introduced to us in another series Arrow in the initial episodes, so it would be safe to say that this series is actually a spin-off of Arrow.
Flash is the story of Barry Allen who saw an unexplained phenomenon kill his mother when he was a child. He is struck by lightning one evening, and when he rose from being comatose for nine months, he found himself changed. Barry could now self heal and run faster than lightning.
The conception and production seem to resonate with what we saw in the Spiderman series with Andrew Garfield. Grant Gustin, who plays Flash, also looks a lot like him.
The calendar is choc-a-bloc with things to see and fandoms to join this month. So get your popcorn and comfy chair ready, as you just might set an example at binge watching a tv show!