FOX seems to be betting big on genre programming this year and we honestly couldn’t be more excited. There are some great shows on the horizon, folks.
To be fair, a lot of networks are putting a heavy emphasis on our particularly nerd-tastic demographic. Genre programming is in. But FOX is really going all out and adding four new sci-fi, horror, and comic-related series to their programming line-up. Gotham, Sleepy Hollow, and The Last Man on Earth are going to be joined by horror comedy Scream Queens, sci-fi adaptation Minority Report, DC comic book adaptation Lucifer, and The Frankenstein Code. The latter two shows are currently scheduled for sometime in early 2016 while Scream Queens and Minority Report will begin this fall.
If you think that already sounds like a lot don’t forget that they’ll be joined by the six episode long X-Files miniseries when it premieres Sunday, January 24, 2016. (We’ll also have Wayward Pines to tide us over this summer starting this Thursday!)
Scroll on to take your first look at some of your favorite shows! Sadly there is no trailer for X-Files yet but there for the others.
Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (GLEE, “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (GLEE, “American Horror Story”) and Ian Brennan (GLEE) meld comedy, mystery and horror in SCREAM QUEENS. All hell is about to break loose for the Kappa House sisters of Wallace University when a murder takes place, exactly 20 years after a mysterious death originally rocked their college campus. The super-charged anthology series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast, including Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”), Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”), Lea Michele (GLEE), Oliver Hudson (“Nashville,” “Rules of Engagement”), Keke Palmer (“Akeela and the Bee,” “Masters of Sex”) and guest stars Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas (“Kingdom”), among others. With at least one casualty each week until the mystery is solved, anyone could be the next victim – or the murderer.
Based on Steven Spielberg’s international blockbuster film and the first of his films to be adapted for television, MINORITY REPORT follows the partnership between a man (Stark Sands, “Inside Llewyn Davis”) haunted by the future and a cop (Meagan Good, “Think Like A Man” franchise, “Californication”) haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes before they happen.
Based on characters from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER stars Tom Ellis (“Merlin”) as the charming, charismatic and handsome-as-hell original fallen angel, who, bored and unhappy in Hell, takes refuge in Los Angeles, where he uses his gift of persuasion to punish bad guys. But the longer he’s away from the underworld, the greater the threat that the worst of humanity could escape.
The Frankenstein Code
In THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE, from executive producer/writer Rand Ravich (“Life,” “Crisis”) and executive producer Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24”), a disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old (Rob Kazinsky, “True Blood”) with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.