Here is my 3rd post on the new and returning Sci-fi and Fantasy shows airing this summer. I'm excited because there is some juicy stuff coming and it isn't even Fall yet. Click on the links if you want to go back and check out part 1 and part 2 of my Summer TV posts.
First Up! 2 Percent of the world's population suddenly disappears. And the people that are left behind don't know how to deal. I mean, who would when loved ones are suddenly gone? THE LEFTOVERS comes to HBO on Sunday, June 29th. The new series is based on a novel by Tom Perrotta. And me being a Christian, I'm curious about how this show will do. I don't think they will get into the whole Revelations story, but instead it will probably revolve around a 'What If' plot. I haven't read the book either. Just a heads up, the trailer has some cursing and nudity in it.
Some people just don't want to die. So why not just take over other people's bodies and live forever? Sounds like a plan. But why do these subleters of the flesh have to be so creepy when they do it? Watch the trailer for the upcoming BBC America series - INTRUDERS. This is a series also based on a novel written by Michael Marshall of the same name. The network doesn't specify a date yet, but when Geek Soul Brother knows, so will you brothers and sisters too. UPDATE: BBCAmerica has scheduled the series to premiere August 23rd at 10pm. There you go!
Of course we can't forget the premiere of one of our favorite Scifi shows ever - DOCTOR WHO Season 8! Peter Capaldi is the new doctor and I know all the eyes of Whovian geekdom will be watching his performance sometime in August.
I dislike many a reality show. But ABC might be featuring a competition show that I might get into, even if it's only to laugh at - THE QUEST. For you Fantasy and Lord Of The Rings fans, this might be right up your ally. Of course the Executive Producers from LOTR and The Amazing Race are the ones producing this show. It's a match made in LorthLorien. Tune in Thursday July 31st, 9pm
OTHER RETURNING SHOWS -
I only watched a couple episodes of WITCHES OF EAST END on the Lifetime Network. It didn't seem like a horrible show. But there were other juicy TV shows that were on around the same time, and a geek only has so many hours in the day. I guess if the series made it to season 2 then maybe there's something there worth watching. Look for the season 2 premiere July 6th.
And finally a Netflix original series is back. No, I'm not talking about ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, which actually is back! I'm talking about the horror series - HEMLOCK GROVE. I thought that a series produced by Eli Roth was going to hook me in. But I could only make it up to episode 5 or half of 6 of the first season. And several other geeks I talked to said the same thing. So I'm curious as to how Netflix saw it fitting to air a season two, which premieres on Friday, July 11th at Midnight? I know some shows need a season to get themselves together (Agents of Shield). I'm wondering if that's the case with this gothic horror series. I do have to give credit where credit is due - the Werewolf transformation was crazy!! This bloody trailer does do a good job of selling the show.
Well that's pretty much it for the Summer TV Shows that are probably on that geek radar. Of course there are other shows that might be of interest to you all. Let a brother know in the comments if he missed any shows that you are looking for. Just because it's not under my radar, doesn't mean they aren't worth mentioning.