2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch
American Gods (1-4-2017 | Starz)Fans have been waiting for this for ages. It is one of the HBO shows that has been promised for years. The projected got abandoned but thankfully Starz picked it up. The series based on the Americana fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman is about an ex-convict who finds out he is actually a Norse God and gets mixed up in a battle between New Gods and Old Gods, of which Old Gods have incorporated in American life and are pretending to be normal people.
|Creator||Bryan Fuller & Michael Green|
|Starring||Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane & Emily Browning|
Emerald City (6-1-2017 | NBC)A modern reimagining of the stories that led to 'The Wizard of Oz', based on the Land of Oz book series by L. Frank Baum. Sometimes it can work out wonderfully, other times it is just plain gimmicky. We will see.
|Starring||Adria Arjona Oliver Jackson-Cohen Ana Ularu|
|Themes||oppression, fantasy, medieval,|
Fantasy genre statistics
|Familiar faces||Adria Arjona Oliver Jackson-Cohen Ana Ularu|
|Trending shows||American Gods|
50 fantasy TV series scheduled for release this year.
After Game of Thrones the Fantasy genre was taken even more seriously. Now big budgets are being pumped into fantasy book adaptations. The Genre is growing in numbers, but certainly also in quality.