9:00am PT by Jean Bentley
This Week in TV Trailers: 'Stranger Things,' 'Iron Fist' and More Netflix Debuts
In the era of Peak TV, there's more new television airing each week than ever. To help keep it all straight, every Saturday The Hollywood Reporter will compile a roundup of the week's 10 biggest trailers for new (and returning) series, as well as episodes that should not be missed.
This week, Netflix unspooled an extended look at the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things (a Super Bowl ad!) and a closer look at Marvel drama Iron Fist, while Amazon offered a glimpse at Catastrophe's return and CMT's Nashville gears up for what could be a game-changing episode.
Here's a look at this this week's must-see trailers.
Netflix used a well-placed Super Bowl spot to promote the second season of its 1980s sci-fi drama Stranger Things. The series, starring Wynona Rider (and all her facial expressions), will return on Halloween.
Marvel's newest TV superhero is Iron Fist, aka rich kid Danny Rand (Finn Jones), who reappears years after a deadly plane crash claimed the lives of his parents, now a martial arts expert (who looks like he once followed Phish on tour for a summer). The series premieres March 17 on Netflix.
Dear White People
Netflix's adaptation of the 2014 movie of the same name stars Logan Browning and will bow April 28.
Patriot follows the complicated life of U.S. intelligence officer John Tavner (Michael Dorman), who must assume a dangerous "non-official cover" while working in Iran. Terry O'Quinn plays his State Department honcho father in the Amazon drama, which premieres Feb. 24.
The Handmaid's Tale
April 26 marks the premiere of Hulu's latest scripted original, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's chillingly prescient 1985 novel starring Elisabeth Moss. Hulu, like Netflix, offered an extended look at the show in a Super Bowl promo — which had the benefit of also airing during the game's historic overtime.
The White Princess
Starz's sequel to the 2013 miniseries The White Queen follows the reign of Henry VII (Jacob Collins-Levy) and his wife, Elizabeth of York (Jodie Comer). The White Princess premieres April 16 at 8 p.m.
The dawn of the Civil War approaches in season two of WGN America's critically acclaimed slavery drama, which bows March 8 at 10 p.m. The underground railroad's most famous figure, Harriet Tubman (Aisha Hinds) will play a prominent role in season two, which will also see the debut of producer John Legend as the White House's favorite up-and-coming civil rights leader, Frederick Douglass.
How far will the titular character (Rashida Jones) from TBS' goofy cop comedy go to catch a killer? Pretty far, by the looks of this new trailer. Season three debuts April 10.
The third season of Amazon's marriage comedy from Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney debuts stateside April 28.
The ABC-turned-CMT soapy drama began the season with Hayden Panettiere's Juliette Barnes fighting for her life, but next week's episode (airing Thursday, Feb. 16, at 9 p.m.) puts Connie Britton's Rayna James in mortal peril.