Did we miss a prophecy? Did three witches predict that sci-fi and fantasy adaptations would start to clutter our screens? Isaac Asimov’s sprawling Foundation series is now a TV show, with three of the 10 episodes already airing on Apple TV. See what else is on the cards.
The wheel of time: A prophetic fantasy, but nothing at all like Foundation. Robert Jordan’s books take place in a universe where only certain women can wield magic. The Aes Sedai, a powerful group, is made up of such women. But somewhere is a person who is considered a reincarnation of the Dragon, and she could be even more powerful, able to save the world or destroy it. Moiraine, member of Aes Sedai, will she find this person?
Released on Amazon Prime on November 19
Dune: Boy of the Day Timothee Chalamet directs a cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, and Jason Momoa, in the premiere of a two-part film version of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel. It is set in the future, on the planet Arrakis (called Dune for its desert landscape), which is the only source of mixing, a drug that makes you live longer, think better and travel faster. There are intrigue within the storylines, sand worms, mighty concubines, and evil lurking behind glowing blue eyes.
Released on HBO October 22
The Lord of the Rings: You know the story: Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Humans and a Ring to rule them all. But what happened before that? The next LOTR series takes place in the Second Age of Middle-earth, before the events of the novels and movies. The Tolkien Estate and Tolkien Trust are involved in the script, and the five-season production cost at least $ 1 billion, making it the most expensive TV series of all time.
Released on Amazon Prime on September 2, 2022
Star wars: Visions: Another Star Wars series. This one is an anthology of Japanese anime that focuses on events and characters that exist in the Star Wars universe but were not part of the original films. Expect new heroes, battles, gadgets, and locations. Disney is gearing up for a bigger franchise to come
Release on Disney + on September 22
Star Trek: Prodigy: Finally, a children’s show set in the Star Trek universe. This CG animated series takes a look at the adventures of an experimental Starfleet ship, the USS Protostar, which has a training hologram featuring Janeway, whom fans may remember as the show’s captain. Star Trek: Voyager. What secrets does the Delta Quadrant hold? And will the new crew be able to return home without a fight?
Released on Paramount + on October 28
Sand seller: David S Goyer, who is also a showrunner for Foundation, has just finished filming the first season of Sandman, the Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel. It covers the first two volumes of the series and largely follows Dream, an immortal who was captured during World War I and escaped to the present day. Dream (you can call him Morpheus) is on a mission to find his siblings – Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Destruction, and Delirium – to rebuild his kingdom.
Coming soon to Netflix
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Houses Tournament: A special four-part quiz led by Helen Mirren to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter film. This is where your trivia about potion ingredients, hexes, and secret tunnels can come in handy, as a House Cup champion is selected on screen. Additionally, a Snape prequel film is also in the works.
Released on Cartoon Network later this year, with plans to eventually air on HBO
House of the Dragon: No more silver hair, dragon control, and fire breathing. HBO’s next show is a prequel to Game of Thrones, telling the story of House Targaryen 300 years before Daenerys. The show is based on the Fire & Blood books by George RR Martin and offers a more in-depth look at old King Viserys Targaryen, Princess Rhaenyra, Prince Daemon, and the Hightower family.
Coming soon to HBO
Night books: Based on the book of the same name by JA White, it’s a film about young Alex, who loves scary books and movies, until he finds himself trapped in one. There is a witch, Natacha, in apartment 4B of her apartment building, who wants to hear a new scary story every night or she will kill Alex. But wait. Other children are also imprisoned in the apartment. Could they join forces and find a way to escape?
Now streaming on Netflix
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