With the likes of Legion and The Walking Dead coming to the end of their respected seasons lets take a look a five shows that can fill their spots in April.
The Handmaids Tale
Before we get to the fun stuff let’s start with something bloody harrowing. Hulu have gotten their hands on the adaptation of the classic Margaret Atwood science fiction novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. The streaming service will debut the first three episodes of the series before adding each subsequent episode weekly. It stars Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss as Offred, the titular handmaid, who lives in a dystopian society ruled by a totalitarian nation of Gilead. Offred is a Handmaid, a set of women that are used for the reproduction of upper class couples. The show tackles themes like feminism, living in a heightened patriarchal society, and reproductive rights. Like the novel, the show promises to be an uncompromising drama that will open your eyes to these issues as it entertains you.
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul has come a long way from being just a prequel to Breaking Bad. With two critically acclaimed seasons under its belt Saul Goodman, although at present he is still Jimmy McGill, has proved to just as compelling a character as Walter White. The show returns for its highly anticipated third series on April 11th, and with rumours of a the return of Jessie Pinkman, and the confirmed return of drug lord Gus Fring, Jimmy’s getting closer to the shyster known as Saul Goodman.
The Iconic reboot of the classic British science fiction show will return for a landmark tenth season on April 16th. The season will mark the end of showrunner Steven Moffat’s entertaining, controversial, and always interesting reign as head writer. Not only that, it will be Peter Capaldi’s last full run as the Doctor as the Scottish actor is hanging up that great coat at the end of the year, and with the added fact that it’s been nearly eighteen months since the last season, fans of the show will be chomping at the bit to get back into the Tardis.
For all you Legion fans that loved creator Noah Hawley’s interpretation of the X-Men show, and are sad that the first season has concluded, why not watch the show that got Hawley the job in the first place. Like its previous seasons Fargo season three boast a great cast of character actors that include Ewan McGregor playing rivalling twin brothers, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gone Girl’s Carrie Coon, and David Thewlis. Another season of Minnesota madness filtered through prestige direction is just what the doctor ordered.
After year’s in development hell the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved fantasy novel American Gods finally hits screens. Created by Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller and Logan screenwriter Michael Green, American Gods will premiere on the 30th of April. Starring Rickie Whittle as Shadow Moon, and the legendary Ian McShane as Mr Wednesday, American Gods sees both characters making their way across America collecting old Gods. It sounds insane, and also brilliant.