LOS ANGELES – fickleness pays off for young people.
With Gen Z and a segment of Millennials falling and adding streaming services to find enticing new shows, media companies are eager to get their customers what they want this fall.
The obvious answer: science fiction and fantasy. Prepare to keep up with broadcast and cable channels, and get ready for a galaxy of shows, including a saga based on the revered work of Isaac Asimov (“Foundation”), one with a “Lost.” “-Echo” (“La Brea”) and additions to the Disney + “Star Wars” family.
Not that older viewers don’t count. The second season finale of “The Mandalorian” last December was the first non-Netflix offering to top Nielsen’s weekly list of streaming shows based on total minutes watched apart from demographics.
While the fall TV season arrives in all its breathtaking glory, there is even a “Star Trek” spin-off for the very young sets – children – that shows how strategically the industry thinks.
“If you are able to capture a particular group, hope that they will continue to subscribe throughout their life,” said Jennifer Chan, global insight director at Kantar Entertainment on Demand, a research advisory service. fixed cantar.
For those who prefer more down-to-earth television, whether it’s dramas, comedies, or documentaries, there are many options – but not all of them at once. While the show has its ducks in a row, some arrive fashionably late in the streaming world, like HBO Max’s “Just Like That …”. The sequel to “Sex and the City” has not yet set a debut date.
Here is an overview of the new shows by genre, with premiere dates unless otherwise noted:
SCI-FI AND IMAGINATION
“La Brea,” NBC, Sept. 28. In the middle of the city of Los Angeles has a sinking feeling when a huge hole in the ground pulls hundreds of people and buildings into a dangerous land. With Natalie Zea and Jon Seda.
Star Wars: Visions, Disney +, September 22. The space saga is reinterpreted through Japanese anime. The anthology series features the original Japanese voice actors or is dubbed in English by a cast including Lucy Liu and Neil Patrick Harris.
“Foundation,” Apple TV +, Sept. 24. Isaac Asimov’s novels about a long search to save civilization have no longer eluded adaptation. Jared Harris plays Hari Seldon, Lou Llobell as Gaal Dornick and Lee Pace as the leader of the galactic empire.
“Y: The Last Man,” Hulu, Sept. 13. In this adaptation of the comic series, the apocalypse wiped out all mammals with a Y chromosome – with the exception of a male and his pet monkey. Ben Schnetzer and Diane Lane as stars.
Invasion, Apple TV + October 22nd. An alien invasion is being tracked around the world and from different perspectives. The sprawling cast includes Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Sam Neill, Firas Nassar, and Shioli Kutsuna.
“4400,” CW, October 25. In a follow-up to “The 4400”, thousands of disappeared people return en masse to Detroit – all with no memories of what happened and all marginalized from society like a World War II Black Army surgeon.
“The Book of Boba Fett,” Disney + (date to be announced). The spin-off takes place in the timeline of “The Mandalorian” and follows the bounty hunter Fett (Temuera Morrison) and his partner, the mercenary Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen).
Star Trek: Prodigy, Paramount +, (date to be announced) They don’t check driver’s licenses in space as young alien outcasts take control of a ship and gradually learn about Starfleet and its ideals in this kid-oriented animated series.
“Impeachment: American Crime Story,” FX, Sept. 7. The impeachment proceedings of President Bill Clinton are viewed from the perspective of Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) and Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford).
“Kin,” AMC +, September 9th. In this Dublin-based gang drama from the makers of Judas and the Black Messiah, the close-knit Kinsella family plays against a drug lord. Charlie Cox and Ciarán Hinds are in the cast.
“American Rust,” Showtime, Sept. 12th. Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney play the leading roles in an adaptation of the Philipp Meyer novel of the same name about a last town in the Rust Belt and its inhabitants, in which the family of a police chief is the focus.
“Scenes from a Marriage,” HBO, Sept. 12. Ingmar Bergman’s acclaimed Swedish series from 1973 about marriage and divorce and what comes in between is being adapted as a modern American couple story. Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain are the main characters.
“Finding Alice,” Acorn TV, Sept. 13th. Her husband’s sudden death leaves Alice (Keeley Hawes) dealing with widowhood, unhelpful family and police questions about the night Harry died. Hawes helped create the dark and comical drama.
“Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol,” Peacock, September 16. The mentor of young Harvard symbolologist Robert Langdon has been kidnapped, and a global conspiracy is afoot in this adaptation of Brown’s novel of the same name. Ashley Zukerman Stars.
“The Big Leap,” Fox, September 20. Haunted by calamity, people are trying to turn their lives around by participating in a reality dance show that could make or destroy them. Scott Foley, Teri Polo, Piper Perabo and Ser’Darius Blain star.
“NCIS: Hawai’i,” CBS, Sept. 20. Vanessa Lachey is a trailblazer in this franchise addition. Jane Tennant von Lachey is the first female special agent responsible for the NCIS Pearl Harbor office, which protects national security.
Ordinary Joe, NBC, Sept. 20. How the course of a man’s life and his surroundings can be influenced by a single decision is examined in three parallel time axes. James Wolk plays the title role.
“Our Kind of People,” Fox, Sept. 21. A family discovery upsets an upper-class black community on Martha’s Vineyard in what has been described as a “soapy” view of race and class in America. With Yaya DaCosta and Morris Chestnut.
“FBI: International,” CBS, Sept. 21. Meet the FBI’s “International Aviation Team,” based in Europe, ready to protect American citizens from threats wherever they may be. The cast includes Luke Kleintank and Heida Reed.
“CSI: Vegas,” CBS, October 6th. The original “CSI” stars William Peterson and Jorja Fox are back on their old turf in Sin City for this reboot and are working with a new forensics team led by Paula Newsome.
“Dopesick,” Hulu, October 13th. America’s opioid addiction crisis is examined from the perspective of major pharmaceutical companies, a Virginia mining community, and the federal government. With Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard and Rosario Dawson.
“Queens,” ABC, October 19. Four women who were hip hop legends in the 1990s decide that age is just a number and unite to regain their former fame and fame. Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Brandy-Star.
“Dexter: New Blood,” Showtime, Nov. 7th. The Miami blood spatter analyst and serial killer (Michael C. Hall) is hiding in a small town in New York on a supposedly second chance to give the original “Dexter”. a real ending.
“Yellowjackets,” Showtime, November 14th. A girls high school soccer team survives a plane crash in a remote area and sets the table for a combo survival, horror, and coming-of-age saga. Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci star.
“Cowboy Bebop,” Netflix, Nov. 19. In a live-action adaptation of the popular anime series, three bounty hunters go after the most wanted ones in the galaxy and flee from their past. John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda are the stars.
“The Hot Zone: Anthrax,” National Geographic, Nov. 28. A deadly series of letters related to illness after September 11th blows America’s breath, and an FBI agent (Daniel Dae Kim) and a scientist (Tony Goldwyn) follow in the footsteps of the killer.
“Doogie Kamealoha, MD,” Disney +, Sept. 8. There’s a teenage doctor in the house again with a dramedy based on Doogie Howser, MD. This time the child prodigy is Lahela aka Doogie (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) from Hawaii.
“The Premise,” September 16, FX on Hulu. The anthology series created by BJ Novak (“The Office”) promises a provocative and comedic perspective on topics such as sex, capitalism and social justice. Ben Platt and Tracee Ellis Ross are among the stars.
“The Wonder Years,” ABC, September 22. As in the original by Daniel Stern, it is about a boy and his middle-class family in the 1960s. But this time it’s the Black family, the setting is Alabama, and Don Cheadle does the voice-over.
“Ghosts,” CBS, Oct.7. Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar play as a couple who ambitiously decide to convert a rundown old mansion into a B&B. Then there is the motley group of ghosts who live there.
REALITY SHOWS AND COMPETITIONS
“Frogger,” Peacock, September 9th. The video game franchise, born around 1980, comes on television and promises to take viewers and participants into the “wild, bizarre” and challenging Frogger world. Damon Wayans Jr. and Kyle Brandt are the hosts.
“Alter Ego,” Fox, Sept. 22. Motion capture technology helps singing participants create their ideal avatars, with their performances being judged by Alanis Morissette, Nick Lachey, Grimes and will.i.am.
“Home Sweet Home,” NBC, Oct.15. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is the creator and producer of this life-swap series that puts two families in each other’s shoes or houses for each episode for a new perspective.
“The Activist,” CBS, Oct. 22. A series of competitions with a social conscience: teams compete to make changes in health, education or the environment and seek funding from world leaders at an international summit.
“Meet Your Makers Showdown,” Discovery +, Nov. 27. Artists compete in media such as paper and stained glass, rated by LeAnn Rhimes and Mark Montano. The hostess is a craft enthusiast and “This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz.
“LulaRich”, Amazon, September 10th. This four-part series takes a close look at the multi-level marketing firm LuLaRoe, which in a recent settlement with the Washington State Attorney General denied allegations of operating as a pyramid scheme.
“Muhammad Ali,” PBS, Sept. 19. The legendary boxer and activist gets the treatment of Ken Burns in a four-part film that is described as a portrait of a man who was “unconditionally himself”. Directed by Burns with Sarah Burns and David McMahon.
Among the Stars, Disney +, October (date to be announced). Join astronaut Chris Cassidy on his final mission into space and help repair a scientific experiment aimed at finding the origins of the universe.