5 New TV Spinoffs Coming in 2017
There are plenty of exciting new TV series to look forward to in 2017. Among them are several highly anticipated spinoffs, including 24: Legacy and the coming The Good Wife offshoot, The Good Fight. Below, check out five noteworthy TV show spinoffs to watch out for over the coming year.
1. 24: Legacy, premiered February 5
Fox will extend its 24 franchise with this spinoff, starring Corey Hawkins as military hero Eric Carter. When he returns to the U.S., trouble follows him back — compelling him to ask the Counter Terrorist Unit for help saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest terror attacks on American soil. Miranda Otto, Teddy Sears, Dan Bucatinsky, Coral Pena, and Charlie Hofheimer will co-star in the show, which will have a two-night premiere, starting on Sunday, February 5, after the network’s broadcast of Super Bowl LI.
2. The Good Fight, premiered February 19
The Good Wife alums Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo will reprise their respective roles as Diane Lockhart and Lucca Quinn in this upcoming offshoot. The show will pick up 12 months after the events of The Good Wife’s series finale. It follows as an enormous financial scam destroys the reputation of young lawyer Maia (Rose Leslie) and wipes out the savings of her mentor Diane. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, the two join Lucca at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms.
The series is set to kick off in February 2017. It will air its premiere episode on CBS, before moving exclusively to the network’s streaming service, CBS All Access.
3. The Blacklist: Redemption, premiered February 23
NBC’s spinoff of The Blacklist will follow undercover operative Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) as he joins forces with Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Famke Janssen), the president of a covert mercenary organization that attacks problems that the government won’t touch. As they team up to infiltrate the dangerous world of deadly criminals, Tom kicks off a personal mission to find out more about his own mysterious past.
The eight-episode freshman season is expected to premiere midseason, although a specific date has not yet been confirmed.
4. The Punisher
Marvel and Netflix are growing their collaboration to include a Daredevil spinoff centering on the Punisher. Jon Bernthal is set to reprise his role as the vengeful military veteran, Frank Castle, who brings his own deadly form of justice to the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen.
Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal, Casualty) will serve as showrunner on the series, co-starring Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Amber Rose Revah. Though an exact premiere date has yet to be announced, Marvel has confirmed it’s eyeing a release in 2017.
Set in London’s Coal Hill School, the upcoming Doctor Who spinoff chronicles the ups and downs of four students — Charlie (Greg Austin), April (Sophie Hopkins), Ram (Fady Elsayed), and Tanya (Vivian Oparah) — and their physics teacher Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly). Peter Capaldi, aka the Doctor himself, will appear in the Class series premiere, “For Tonight We Might Die.”
Though the series has already started airing overseas, it isn’t set to kick off stateside until April 2017 on BBC America.
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