This Week in TV Trailers: 'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Fargo' and More

9:00 AM 3/25/2017

by Brian Porreca

A Peak TV guide to the upcoming new and returning series as well as episodes that shouldn't be missed.

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Ewan McGregor as Ray Stussy in Fargo.

In the era of Peak TV, there's more new television airing each week than ever before. 
To help keep it all straight, The Hollywood Reporter will compile a roundup of the week's biggest trailers for new and returning shows, as well as episodes that should not be missed.

In this week's roundup, Ewan McGregor plays double duty for Fargo; Hulu offers the first full-length trailer for its highly anticipated take on The Handmaid's Tale; and NBC trots out more of what to expect from its midseason fare. Turn up the volume, pay attention and grab some popcorn to watch the hottest TV promos of the week. 

Now get your DVR remotes ready as here's a look at the big premieres coming up next week: 
Tuesday, March 28
9 p.m.: Rebel (BET)

Wednesday, March 29
Harlots (Hulu)
8:30 p.m.: Imaginary Mary (ABC)
Thursday, March 30
10 p.m.: The Amazing Race (CBS)

Friday, March 31
13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
Sunday, April 2
8 p.m.: Call the Midwife (PBS)
9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT: The Kennedys-After Camelot
  • 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    Based on the book by Margaret Atwood the new original series from Hulu stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman stripped from all that she knows and thrown into a dystopian world. The first full-length trailer for the 10-episode drama also offers a closer look at co-star Alexis Bedel in her first role since Netflix's Gilmore Girls revival as well as Orange Is the New Black favorite Samira Wiley.

  • 'Fargo'

    This week, FX released the first real look at season three of Fargo, which has been rumored to take place in 2010, following the events of the breakout drama's freshman season. It's unclear how or whether it will tie into the events from the first run. Ewan McGregor stars in the dual roles of brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy in what will be his first series-regular role. 
  • 'Mystery Science Theater 3000'

    The Joel Hodgson series ran from 1988-1999 and, after raising nearly $6 million via a Kickstarter campaign, was revived at Netflix with original cast members Mary Jo Pehl, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy reprising their roles. They're joined by geek gods Patton Oswalt and Felicia Day

  • 'Legion'

    Noah Hawley wraps up season one of his Marvel-themed FX drama this coming week. But don't worry, the critical darling has already scored a second season. Here's a taste of what to expect from the Fargo creator's trippy finale. 

  • 'Imaginary Mary'

    ABC hopes The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg and David Guaricio can hit gold with their live-action/animated comedy, which bows next week. Jenna Elfman (Alice) stars as Alice, a bachelorette whose world is turned upside down when the imaginary friend she created as a child comes back into her life. The imaginary friend, named Mary (voiced by Rachel Dratch), reappears as Alice takes a leap from going to single lady to falling in love with a divorced father of three. You're the Worst's Stephen Schneider stars as Elfman's love interest. 

  • 'Midnight, Texas'

    True Blood author Charlaine Harris returns to the small screen and she's bringing vampires back with her. NBC's midseason drama is described as Twin Peaks meets True Blood and is set in a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf or even an angel. Jason Lewis, Paris Fitz-Henley, Dylan Bruce, Arielle Kebbel, Yul Vazquez, Francois Arnaud, Sarah Ramos and Peter Mensah star in the genre drama.

  • 'The Night Shift'

    The medical drama returns this summer with its fourth season, which will lean into current events given the country's current political climate. Following news that there could be changes within the Veteran Affairs department as a part of President Donald Trump's budget plan, the NBC drama will see its fictional San Antonio Memorial Hospital joining forces with VA. "We want to bring the military medicine into the show. We're going to be able to tell veterans stories in every episode, exec producer Jeff Judah told reporters at NBC's summer press day. Also look for an episode written and directed by veterans. 



  • 'Marlon'

    Marlon Wayans makes his way back to TV to play a version of himself: a lovely but often inappropriate dad determined to have a successful co-parenting relationship with his ex-wife. Essence Atkins co-stars.

  • 'Famous in Love'

    Freeform will use the final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars to help launch creator Marlene King's newest series. Based on the Rebecca Serle novel of the same name, the soapy drama stars Bella Thorne as Paige, who goes from college student to Hollywood starlet. But's not an easy stroll around the Hollywood Hills as Thorne's character soon discovers the intense highs and lows of her newfound fame. 

  • 'The Toy Box'

    Toy makers are about to face their toughest critic yet: kids. The new reality series that should be dubbed as Shark Tank for children sees toy inventors being judged by a panel of kids. Judges include The Ellen DeGeneres Show discoveries Sophia Grave and Noah Ritter. Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet hosts the series produced in partnership with Mattel.