In an era of peak TV, we are overwhelmed with choice – scripted, unscripted, comedy, drama, sci-fi, historical drama, docudrama…the list goes on. That’s even with the countless pandemic-induced production delays which saw so many new series, and new seasons of old favourites, being put off from premiering – indefinitely.
It’s no wonder so many people are opting to simply rewatch the same shows over and over again.
In 2021 however, there are a few series that are sure to be worth dedicating your time to (provided they’re not delayed any further). Here are five you should look out for:
Colin in Black and White
Starring Jaden Micheal, this six-part series focuses on the adolescent life of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who became a household name not just for his skill on the football field, but his dedication to raising awareness about social inequality. Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman also star, and Kaepernick himself narrates.
Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me
Father-daughter powerhouse duo Jamie and Corinne Foxx teamed up to create this comedy, inspired by their real-life relationship. Oscar-winner Foxx will play multiple characters in the series while Kyla-Drew will play Corinne.
The Friends Reunion Special
One word: finally.
Have you heard of the incredible true story of Anna Delvey, the German schemer who had half of New York’s elite convinced that she was an heiress and entrepreneur? Well, thanks to Shonda Rhimes, the genius who also brought us Bridgerton, you can get educated on how the drama unfolded. Emmy-winning actress Julia Garner from Ozark stars as Delvey, with Anna Chlumsky and Laverne Cox co-starring.
Nine Perfect Strangers
Shot right here in Australia, and based on the book by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty, Nine Perfect Strangers will hit our screens in 2021. Nicole Kidman stars as a woman running a wellness center with Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Michael Shannon, Manny Jacinto, Regina Hall, and Samara Weaving rounding out the star-studded cast.