5 TV shows coming in 2019 that we want to binge (and 5 we’re sad to see go)

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The Watchmen / Image by Warner Bros.

Coming: Watchmen
Premiering 2019 on HBO

Damon Lindelof, the visionary writer and creator behind shows like Lost and The Leftovers, is next bringing a brand new series based on the Watchmen comics to the small screen. While Zach Snyder directed a movie adaptation of the comics in 2009, this TV series promises to take a completely different approach.

In an open letter to fans, Lindelof explained that the show will take place in the world of the comics and will take them as canon, but will tell an entirely original story. This will enable the series to include new characters and new plot lines.

The series sounds intriguing, dark, and twisty. And the cast, which includes big names like Jeremy Irons (Justice League), Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk), and Tim Blake Nelson (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), is fantastic.

HBO hasn’t announced a firm release date yet, but you can bet when it does premiere we’ll be there!

Credit: HBO

Going: Veep
Final Season Premieres Spring 2019 on HBO

We haven’t seen Selina Meyer and company on TV since 2017. While we expected more Veep in 2018, the series was delayed after star Julia Louis-Dreyfus was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, after completing treatment, we can rejoice that Louis-Dreyfus made it through and that Veep will be back for its seventh and final season on HBO in 2019.

The season will reportedly be only 7 episodes, the show’s shortest yet, but at least these characters will get a proper send-off. Over six seasons and multiple Emmy wins, Veep has been a reliable satire of American politics. And as American politics have gotten increasingly zany, the show has started to seem almost like a documentary.

While fans would love to see the show continue, Louis-Dreyfus said that the seventh season’s story feels like a series ending.

We hate to see the show go, but we’re glad we have 7 more episodes of Veep to help us deal with the loss..