Let's face it, 2020 has been one of the most miserable years in existence. With the coronavirus pandemic, a lack of leadership in many countries across the globe and the future looking uncertain, many of us have been looking to the small screen to distract us from the real-world chaos. With just over three months to go until we mark the end of the year and move into 2021, could these five television series bring us back from the brink?

The Great British Bake Off, every Tuesday on Channel 4

Kicking off with an absolutely hilarious satirical sketch, before introducing the latest batch of amateur bakers vying it out for the top prize in the tent, The Great British Bake Off welcomed Matt Lucas to the hosting team, and he turned out to be one of the best catches the team at Channel 4 could have wished for.

We've already seen Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes smacked out of baker's hands, celebrity cakes fall onto their side and baking breakdowns; this could be the best series of Bake Off ever!

The Walking Dead: World Beyond, starting October 3rd on Amazon Prime Video

Though we now know The Walking Dead's main series will soon be coming to an end, there's a brand new spin-off coming in the form of World Beyond! In it, we'll follow a group of teenagers who are inspired to leave the safety of shelter to cross the country and save their father, meeting some very odd characters along the way.

With Annet Mahendru, Aliyah Royale and Nico Tortorella, the series looks set to be an extremely entertaining new take on the post-apocalyptic Walking Dead world.

The Haunting of Bly Manor, released October 9th on Netflix

Following the huge success of The Haunting of Hill House, it was only a matter of time before the creators would be bringing the series back, albeit for an entirely new story. We'll see some of the actors from the original show make their return in Bly Manor, but they'll be playing completely different characters this time round.

Loosely based on Henry James' 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw, the story will follow a young governess who's hired by a gentleman to look after his niece and nephew at their country estate. Whilst there, she begins to see ghostly apparitions that only worsen with time...

The Mandalorian Season 2, starting October 30th on Disney+

After a brilliant first season, Pedro Pascal's Mandalorian will be making a return, with The Child (aka Baby Yoda) right by his side. This year, they'll be searching the galaxy for more of the same species that The Child was born from. All of this will of course take place whilst Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) is on their tail, hoping to put his Darksaber to good use.

WandaVision, coming in late 2020 on Disney+

Following the release of the first trailer, fans were a little closer to understanding what they should expect from WandaVision, coming to Disney+ later this year. With both Scarlet Witch and Vision reuniting for the show, the latter seems utterly unaware of their own demise in Avengers: Endgame.

With Wanda also looking like she's not interested in reality, the sitcom-esque series could become more of a drama, as Marvel fans are accustomed to.

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