A new month means that there are new shows to try out. If you’ve caught up on everything that came out in August, check out this list and see if anything premiering this month might end up being your new favorite show.
Tiny Toons Looniversity – Max/Cartoon Network (September 9th)
Children who grew up in the 1990s were thrilled when their beloved cartoon The Animaniacs was rebooted by Hulu a few years ago. The Animaniacs was one of the most beloved shows of ’90s childhood.
The show was created by Steven Spielberg’s company, with Spielberg himself involved with the production, wanting to bring new, quality cartoons to the next generation. However, The Animaniacs wasn’t the first cartoon created by the company.
Their first animated series took the idea of creating the next generation of cartoon characters even more literally, with the Tiny Toon Adventures. Tiny Toon Adventures was a group of characters clearly inspired by Bugs, Daffy, and the rest of the Looney Tunes.
In fact, the characters of Tiny Toon Adventures are at Acme Looniversity, were learning how to become the next generation of cartoon stars. Well, now Tiny Toon Adventures is getting a reboot of its own.
All of the memorable characters from the original series are back, as well as Bugs. Some of the other original Looney Tunes will be taking on roles as teachers at the Looniversity.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon – AMC (September 10th)
The Walking Dead may have ended last year, but you’d never know it based on how much Walking Dead material that’s still coming out. This is the second spinoff to premiere this year, with Dead City having premiered in June.
Daryl Dixon will focus on the fan favorite character, Daryl, who finds himself in France, the origin of the mysterious zombie virus that ended the world. The series will serve as a direct sequel to the main series.
While new characters will appear in this one, there will be some familiar faces besides Daryl popping up throughout the season.
The Continental: From the World of John Wick – Peacock (September 22nd)
Ever since the first John Wick movie was an unexpected smash success, the creators have been looking for ways to franchise the series. Now, after three sequels to the original movie have been released, we’re getting our first spinoff TV series of the movie.
This prequel series is set in the 1970s, and stars Colin Woodell as a younger version of the character played by Ian McShane in the film franchise. The series is more focused on The Continental, the chain of hotels that serve as neutral territory and a safe haven in the world of assassins, as was introduced in John Wick.
While in the movie, McShane is the proprietor of the New York branch of the hotel, this series shows how he was able to earn that title. While John Wick’s name is in the title, it’s likely that the character won’t be showing up at all.
It’s only part of the title as a marketing tactic to make sure people are aware it’s connected to the films.
Krapopolis – FOX (September 24th)
Ever since The Simpsons and Family Guy became two of the most dominant TV shows on the Fox network, there have been plenty of adult animation shows developed by the network attempting to recreate that success. While some have become fairly successful hits in their own right (Bob’s Burgers), most of them have only had a few episodes before fading away (remember Allen Gregory?).
Still, the call of the next possible Simpsons is too exciting to resist, so there are always new animated shows to fill out Fox’s Animation Domination block. The newest show, Krapopolis, takes place in ancient Greece and features plenty of gods and monsters trying to all get along and failing.
The show is created by Dan Harmon, one of the creators behind the animated success Rick and Morty. Which means Fox has high hopes for this one.
The show has already been renewed for a second season before any episodes have aired. With Richard Ayoade and Matt Berry in the voice cast, this could be a hit for the network.
Plus, with the ongoing strikes, and different unions for animation work, this will be one of the few new shows airing on network television this fall.
Gen V – Amazon Prime (September 29th)
The Boys has been one of the biggest successes for Amazon’s streaming service, so it’s no surprise that the series is getting a spinoff show. The first season of Gen V takes place at the same time as the fourth season of the R rated superhero series.
Gen V focuses on a group of teenage superheroes who are enrolled at a crime fighting academy, in what looks to be a take on the X-Men, in the same way that The Seven from the main series is an interpretation of The Justice League. You can probably expect a lot of the same over the top violence that The Boys has become well known for.
And that’s probably exactly what fans of the original show are looking for in a spinoff.
Which of the TV shows we listed above will you be watching? Share your thoughts in the comments below, we’d love to read them!