Stranger Things has more or less dominated the TV Demand charts in both Australia and New Zealand for the last 13 weeks thanks to its third season which came out on July 4 over two months ago.
It is followed in the charts by some familiar faces in 13 Reasons Why, The Boys, Good Omens, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Handmaid’s Tale which have all spent lard portions of the year on the TV Demand charts whether it be Digital Originals or Overall TV.
But with the biggest change coming this year is the influx of Amazon Original content, and Disney + and Apple TV+ on the way along with a slate of new shows by cable and network TV so we put together a list of things to watch out for that can break up the charts:
• Undone, September 13 on Amazon Prime Video
From BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg teams up with BoJack writer Kate Purdy to create this innovative new animation starring Rosa Salazar as a woman who comes out of a car accident with the ability to manipulate time which includes talking to her dead father played by Bob Odenkirk.
• American Horror Story: 1984 September 19 on Fox Showcase
Based on the age-old premise of summer camp in the 1980s the show seems to be embracing camp in more ways than one this time around as the tried and true brand returns for a ninth season.
• Batwoman on Fox 8 October 10
Starring Australian actor Ruby Rose three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair, and it is under the watch of Jacob Kane and his military-grade Crows Private Security. When the Alice in Wonderland gang targets the firm, Kane’s daughter Kate returns home, deciding that if she wants to help her family and her city, she will have to become the one thing her father loathes — a dark knight vigilante.
• Watchmen on Fox Showcase Oct. 21
Featuring Oscar winners Regina King, Jeremy Irons and Louis Gosset Jr. alongside Frances Fisher and Don Johnson, Watchmen is based on the famed graphic novel of the same name and is set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws. Written and executive produced by Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) and directed by Nicole Kassell (Westworld, The Leftovers), the 10-part series embraces the nostalgia of the original graphic novel while setting out to break new ground of its own.
• His Dark Materials on Fox Showcase November 5
Based on author Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name the series has been picked up for two seasons and features a cast led by Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair), Tony Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) and Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy ( Atonement). The first 8-episode season follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Lyra’s search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, which leads to a quest in understanding a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.
• The Mandalorian on Disney+ November 12
Showrunner Jon Favreau is attempting to bring the Star Wars franchise back to the Western and samurai movie-themed roots that inspired George Lucas when originally conjuring up the Star Wars universe. The titular character The Mandalorian is a bounty hunter played by Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos).