5 new shows coming in September to fill the hole left by 'Game of Thrones'
You may have noticed the world seemed a little more sombre today - getting out of bed was an internal struggle, and the trudge to work was a mindless zombie-like trance. Don't worry, we feel it too; Game of Thrones season seven is over. For the minute, various fan theories appearing online can distract us from the impending hole, but there are only so many times you can read that so-and-so is going to kill what's-his-name because of something that-old-guy said in season one. You need to get back on the horse (so to speak), pick up that remote and commit to another series to occupy your mind until season eight's predicted 2019 release date.
Here are five new shows dropping in September for your binge watching desires:
HBO's The Deuce chronicles the rise of the porn industry in 1970s New York City, when drugs, prostitution and HIV were at their peak. James Franco plays the role of twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, who operate a Mob out of Time Square, where local sex worker Candy (played by Maggie Gyllenhaal) sees an opportunity to capitalise on the legalisation of porn. The eight episode series will premiere on Foxtel on September 11, with episodes released weekly.
Outlander, Season 3
In short Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 where she meets and falls in love with Jamie Fraser. Season three of Outlander picks up after two pregnancies and a heartbreaking separation when Jamie sent Claire back to her 'present'. It's unrequited love, sex and war with a touch of fantasy; basically Game of Thrones with more Scottish accents and less dragons / white walkers. Season three airs September 11 on Foxtel. Haven't watched the first two seasons? Catch up now on Netflix; 80% of watchers' new discoveries stem from the streaming site's recommendations, so you might just find another hidden gem while you're at it.
Designated Survivor, Season 2
Designated Survivor is every political drama you have ever watched, but on steroids. Season one saw an explosion claim the lives of the President and everyone in the presidential line of succession, except for Secretary Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) who is immediately sworn in as President. Season two premieres on Netflix September 28.
Star Trek: Discovery, Season 1
Star Trek: Discovery is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. The series sits separate from the timeline of the current feature films, taking place roughly a decade before the original Star Trek series. Star Trek: Discovery explores the Federation-Klingon cold war. The 15 episode season premieres on Netflix September 25.
Narcos, Season 3
The Netflix Original series Narcos has developed a cult viewership over its first two seasons. The series follows the story of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar who became a billionaire through his production and distribution of cocaine. Season two saw Escobar's men hunted down and killed off one by one. Season three premieres on Netflix September 1.
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