Despite the historic Hollywood strike that’s still delaying production of many shows — and which has bumped the Emmy Awards from September to January — the fall TV season is finally coming into view. Here are some of the gems to be on the lookout for. And check this page for updates — there’s a lot more likely on the way.
The Wheel of Time, Season 2 (Prime Video, Sept. 1)
The new season is based (mostly) on the second book in Robert Jordan’s 14-book fantasy epic, when the youth of Two Rivers find themselves scattered while facing threats both ancient and new.
Broken Trail, (AMC+, Sept. 1)
This 2006 miniseries has a fresh run, this time streaming on AMC+: Two cowboys herding horses from Oregon to Wyoming (Robert Duvall, 92, and Thomas Haden Church, 63) in 1889 rescue five Chinese women from prostitution — and the bad guys are on their tail.
Dreaming Whilst Black, (Paramount+ Sept. 8, Showtime Sept. 10, 10 p.m., ET)
In a prizewinning BBC satirical comedy, a much-thwarted auteur (Adjani Salmon) tries to start a TV show. The problem, according to the BBC synopsis? “He’s broke, Black and born into a Jamaican family who wishes he was an accountant.”
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, (AMC, Sept. 10, streaming on AMC+ Thursdays starting Sept. 7)
Taciturn crossbow sharpshooter Daryl (Norman Reedus, 54) explores the ruined Eiffel Tower in a Walking Dead sequel set in France. Motorcycle fans should also watch Ride with Norman Reedus, Season 6 (AMC, Sept. 10), with guests including Keanu Reeves, 58, and Josh Holloway, 54.
The Other Black Girl, (Hulu, Sept. 13)
A Black editorial assistant Nella (Sinclair Daniel) at Manhattan’s Wagner Books is thrilled when a second Black woman is hired (Ashleigh Murray). But Nella is in trouble in this paranoid tale inspired by Jordan Peele's Get Out.
Yellowstone, Season 1 (CBS, Sept. 17, 8:30 p.m. ET)
At last! The smash hit modern Western starring Kevin Costner, 58, makes its broadcast debut! It’s even better when you see it for free.
Neighbours: A New Chapter, (Amazon Freevee, Sept. 18)
Prime’s ad-supported Freevee is reviving the Australian soap that launched actors Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, 59, and Guy Pearce, 55, who guest stars.