'Stranger Things 3'
Release date: July 4
Hello, do your interests include nostalgia and sheer horror? Cool, another season of Stranger Things is coming. Details are pretty sparse, but Netflix's official description has me LIVING: "School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart."
'Big Little Lies' Season 2
Release date: June 9
All that really matters about Big Little Lies' upcoming second season is that Queen Meryl Streep will play Celeste’s mother-in-law—who's obsessed with finding out what happened to her son, Perry. Awkward considering what went down at the end of last season....
Release date: June 16
HBO's new summer show Euphoria rivals my own middle school experience when it comes to sheer angst. Zendaya leads the cast of teens at a high school who "navigate love and friendships in a world of trauma, and social media." Sounds intense, but more importantly, your boyfriend Drake is a producer.
Release date: June 30
Wait guys, I am so excited about this show—it's based on one of my absolute favourite fantasy novels! In the interest of not spoiling too much, lemme just say that The Rook is basically a supernatural spy drama about an official in Britain's paranormal secret service. The thing is, one day she wakes up surrounded by dead bodies with no memory of how she got there. Casual!
Release date: July 26
Cult favourite Veronica Mars is back and NO ONE HAS ANY CHILL. All your faves are returning for the new season, which finds Veronica in Neptune as a new wave of crime takes hold of the city. And yes, Logan's in it, and yes, he has a six-pack, and yes, this trailer includes footage of him emerging out of the ocean in slow-motion like some sort of model merman.
'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 3
Release date: June 5
Fun update: Season three of The Handmaid's Tale is here to emotionally devastate you! Last time we saw June, she'd just pulled a ~plot twist~ and decided to stay in Gilead to find her daughter, which means this season we'll see her back in a red dress and white bonnet, fighting the patriarchy from the inside. Honestly, me and my tear ducts can't wait.
Release date: August, but the exact date is TBD.
Succession is by far one of the best shows on television these days, and lucky for you, you still have a few months to catch up on season one before season two arrives. FYI, the show follows the deranged inner workings of a family-run media company, and every episode is a juicy mess in the best way possible.
Release date: May 31
Okay, technically this show came out in May which is distinctively spring-y, but it still counts as a bingeable summer show IMO. What we have here are legendary actors David Tennant and Michael Sheen preventing Armageddon. Also Jon Hamm co-stars, so yes please to all that.
'Four Weddings and a Funeral'
Release date: July 31
Mindy Kaling made Four Weddings and a Funeral into a TV show for Hulu and I! Am! So! Excited! The show—about a group of friends who have a dramatic summer filled with four weddings and yes, a funeral—is based on the super famous and well-loved British film of the same name, and stars Game of Thrones' very own Nathalie Emmanuel. BRB while I go cry about Missandei some more.
Release date: June 2, 2019
To quote the top YouTube comment on this trailer: I am both intrigued and horrified. American Princess appears to be about a girl who low-key loses it after her husband-to-be is unfaithful on their wedding day. In response, she does what most people would do and joins a renaissance faire.
'Black Mirror' Season 5
Release date: June 5
Season 5 of Black Mirror is hitting Netflix in time to give you dystopian nightmares all summer long. Oh, and one of the episodes casually stars Miley Cyrus as a robot? Honestly, the trailer is somewhat confusing, as most Black Mirror trailers are, but I'm intrigued.
Release date: July 26
Wait, the premise for Chace Crawford's new Amazon show is so good! Essentially, seven superheroes have turned into egotistical nightmares (seems on brand), and are taken to task by a team of mere mortal vigilantes called "The Boys." It looks kinda violent, but after years of watching GoT, nothing shocks me.
'Too Old to Die Young'
Release date: June 14
Apparently this mysterious new Amazon show from Nicolas Winding Refn (the director of Drive) has taken forever to make. It follows the characters' "existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the city of angels." Kay! Sure! I'm in! Also, professional bro Miles Teller is the star, so yeah. Do with that information what you will.
Release date: May 28
Welcome to Songland, NBC's new reality show where songwriters compete to pen the next "big hit" with the help of mega artists like John Legend and the Jonas Brothers. It's actually a surprisingly cool new twist on the competition format and puts a major emphasis on creativity. Here for this!