The New Year is just under a week away and there are some incredible television series either returning to the small screen or making their debut. Here are just five of those shows that we can’t wait to see – let us know what you’re excited for in the comments section below!

Tom Hardy's Taboo / Credit: BBC

Tom Hardy's Taboo / Credit: BBC

1) Taboo – BBC One – Premieres January 7

Tom Hardy makes his small screen return with the show he’s been producing for some time now. Nobody quite knows exactly what Taboo is all about, but that doesn’t stop everybody from wanting to tune in when the show finally makes its debut. Oona Chaplin, David Hayman, Michael Kelly and Jonathan Pryce complete the main cast across the eight episodes making up the show’s first season. Steven Knight has written the entire show following his work on Peaky Blinders, so there’s every chance this could be one of the best shows of 2017 – and it starts just a week into the New Year.

2) Broadchurch Season 3 – ITV – No exact start date

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Broadchurch comes to an end later this year, but not before an all-new murder takes place in the little seaside town that’s been rocked by sadness for far too long. Though Chris Chibnall has confirmed this third season will round out the entire series’ story, he’s not given anything away about the story – so there’s not too much we can say about the show, other than we can’t wait for it to premiere!

3) Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Netflix – January 13

Based on the incredible series of novels by Daniel Handler AKA Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events is coming to the small screen after a not-so-successful movie adaptation of the first three books. Neil Patrick Harris stars as Count Olaf, an evil guardian to three orphans who are left an incredible fortune by their late parents. It looks like this could be the show the novel series always deserved!

4) Star Trek: Discovery – No exact UK start date or broadcaster

Set to start on CBS in May, 2017 in the US, this small screen Star Trek series has been created by Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller alongside Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access – the network’s online streaming service. The show is set a decade before the events that take place in the original Star Trek series, and promises to be one heck of a ride. We can’t wait for a UK broadcaster to pick it up so we can start planning our binging schedule!

5) Powerless – No exact UK start date or broadcaster

Upcoming American comedy series Powerless is developed by Ben Queen and set for release in the US on NBC. Green-lighted all the way back in late 2015, the show will see another batch of superheroes and villains lock horns, but in a more light-hearted way than ever before. Though there is no UK broadcaster or premiere date set yet, this is sure to be one picked up in the not-too-distant future.

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