Fall 2019 Preview: First Look at neXt, Batwoman, Evil, and More of the Upcoming Season’s New Shows (with Trailers)

By | May 17, 2019

The Upfronts have come and gone and the broadcast networks have set their schedules for Fall 2019.  You can get a preliminary look at the Fall schedule of sci fi and fantasy shows at this link.  And you can see our coverage of the news coming out of the Upfronts over at r/SciFiTV.  Below I have rundown of the new shows announced this past week that will be debuting this Fall or later in the regular season. And be sure to stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for schedule updates, premiere dates, and other breaking news as we head into Fall 2019.

Batwoman (CW, Sundays 8 PM EST, Premieres in Fall): Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary, and the crafty Luke Fox, the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. CWTV.com
Starring: Ruby Rose,Dougray Scott, Nicole Kang, Camrus Johnson, Rachel Skarsten

Emergence (ABC, Tuesdays 10 PM EST, Premieres in Fall): This series is about a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all. ABC.com
Starring: Allison Tolman, Alexa Swinton, Owain Yeoman, Ashley Aufderheide, Clancy Brown

Evil (CBS, Thursdays, 10 PM EST, Premieres in Fall): This show is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. CBS.com
Starring: Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson

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Nancy Drew (CW, Wednesdays 9 PM EST, Premieres in Fall): Nancy Drew is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan; a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin; Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson, and amiable burnout Ace. The five of them must team up to clear their own names – encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way. CWTV.com
Starring: Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon

neXt (FOX, Premieres at Mid-Season): Silicon Valley pioneer PAUL LEBLANC built a fortune and legacy on the world-changing innovations he dreamed up, while ignoring and alienating the people around him, including his own daughter, ABBY, and his short-sighted younger brother, TED, who now runs Paul’s company. After discovering that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. called neXt – might spell doom for humankind, Paul tried to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, leaving him with nothing but mounting dread about the fate of the world. When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent SHEA SALAZAR. Now, LeBlanc and Salazar are the only ones standing in the way of a potential global catastrophe, fighting an emergent superintelligence that, instead of launching missiles, will deploy the immense knowledge it has gleaned from the data all around us to recruit allies, turn people against each other and eliminate obstacles to its own survival and growth. FOX.com
Starring: John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner

Primal (Adult Swim, Premieres in Fall): This series centers around a caveman at the dawn of evolution and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world.
Created By: Genndy Tartakovsky

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