The 8 TV Series That Comic-Con Got Us Hyped For

By Matthew Arcilla

San Diego Comic-Con is one of the biggest events of nerd culture – now mainstream culture – in which a horde of filmmakers, cosplayers, showrunners, fans and more get together to celebrate their favorite pop culture things. But for the rest of the world it’s where the hundreds of trailers are unleashed upon the world, granting us a glimpse at all the hot shit coming out in the near future.

Most of the attention tends to turn towards the tentpole films that will make up next year’s worth of nerd hype, but television is just as big. This year, the biggest previews came from streaming services. While Netflix continues to dominate, services like Amazon Prime, DC Universe, and CBS All Access gave us a wealth of things to get excited about, alongside stalwart networks like The CW and BBC.


8. Titans

Developed as an exclusive for the DC Universe streaming service, this series is a grim dark adventure series centered around the Teen Titans. In this first trailer, Raven struggles with the darkness while Robin wrestles with the use of the F-word.


7. The Man In The High Castle

Now on its third season on Amazon Prime, this drama about an alternate reality in which the Nazis won World War II is quickly becoming a show about revolution. This trailer suggests that Juliana, Frank and the rest are ready to take back the world from the Great Reich.


6. Star Trek: Discovery

On its sophomore season, the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery gets acquainted with its new captain, the legendary
Christopher Pike, who takes command to investigate some new pangalactic anomalies. The trailer suggests the season will ease up on the seriousness with some much needed humor.


5. Disenchantment

Created by Matt Groening, the mind behind The Simpsons and Futurama, this series is a hilarious send-up of medieval fantasy worlds. After a hard-drinking princess named Bean makes a calamitous refusal at marriage, she goes on an epic journey to find her place in the crumbling kingdom of Dreamland.


4. Deadly Class

The directors of Avengers: Infinity War serve as executive producers on this SyFy series. In it, a homeless teen gets enrolled in a private school where the world’s top crime families send their kids to become mob bosses and mass murderers. The trailer features a totally wicked punk vibe.


3. Nightflyers

Based on the sci-fi horror novella by George R. R. Martin, this Netflix exclusive taps into the same genre vein of movies like Alien and Event Horizon. In it, the crew of an interstellar ship leave a dying Earth, all while unstable personalities and malfunctioning equipment threaten to do them in.


2. The CW’s Batwoman

The CW has made no apologies for its abundance of weekly DC super hero action. This trailer hypes up the vigilantes and legends that make up The Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, The Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning, all of which return next season to lead into the much awaited debut of Batwoman.


1. Doctor Who

The next series of Doctor Who marks the exit of showrunner Steve Moffat. More importantly, it’s the first time the Doctor has regenerated into a woman. In this trailer, our new Doctor, played by Jodie Whitaker, asks, “really, really nicely – would you be my new best friends?” We really would.


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