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As we look ahead to the new year, fans are eagerly awaiting the return of their favorite shows, which are expected to make a grand comeback, as they include some of the most beloved gripping dramas and heartwarming comedies that had us laughing out loud. So, it makes sense if you want to know which highly-awaited shows will be returning in order to mark the calendars in advance and begin the countdown.
For your convenience, here is the complete guide for the top six shows that are expected to return in 2024.
Acapulco Season 3
- Renewal Date: January 30, 2023
- Genre: Comedy
- Inspired by: How to Be a Latin Lover
- Directed by: Richard Shepard
The third season of the popular series will be show-run by Sam Laybourne. We would like to highlight that the official release date has not been disclosed but we are expecting it to return this year sometime by mid to late 2023, though it’s unclear if the show started filming (or even completed filming) since Hollywood’s dual strikes ended. We’ll just have to wait for any official confirmation.
“In season three of “Acapulco,” it’s a time of reconciling past mistakes and exciting new beginnings. In our present story, older Máximo (Eugenio Derbez) finds himself returning to a Las Colinas he no longer recognizes. While in 1985, younger Maximo continued his climb up the ladder of success while potentially jeopardizing all the relationships he’s worked so hard to build.”
In addition to Derbez, the ensemble cast returning includes Enrique Arrizon (Máximo Gallardo), Fernando Carsa (Memo), Damián Alcázar (Don Pablo), Camila Perez (Julia), Chord Overstreet (Chad), Vanessa Bauche (Nora), Regina Reynoso (Sara), Raphael Alejandro (Hugo), Jessica Collins (Diane), Rafael Cebrián (Hector), Carlos Corona (Esteban) and Regina Orozco (Lupe).
Bad Sisters Season 2
- Renewal Date: November 8, 2022
- Genre: Black comedy and Thriller
- Inspired by: Clan by Malin-Sarah Gozin
- Developed by: Sharon Horgan and Dave Finkel & Brett Baer
Good news alert! The show was not affected by the WGA writers’ strike because Bad Sisters is produced in the UK, due to which writer/actor Sharon Horgan was able to work on the scripts during the WGA strike shutdown. As a result, we expected the series to return sometime around mid- to late-2024, with August being the tentative release window just like the first season.
“A delicious blend of both dark comedy and thriller, “Bad Sisters” follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another. “
The “Bad Sisters” ensemble cast is led by Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene and Eve Hewson as the Garvey sisters. Claes Bang, Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack, Assaad Bouab and newcomer Saise Quinn round out the ensemble cast. The series is executive produced and written by Horgan with Brett Baer and Dave Finkel. It is produced by Merman Television and ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.
Loot Season 2
- Renewal Date: July 11, 2022
- Genre: Comedy
- Created by: Alan Yang & Matt Hubbard
On May 5, 2023, it was reported that production for the second season had been shut down due to the writers’ strike, and it is unclear when it will resume. Since then, it is uncertain if the firing has been fully resumed or not. Due to this, we can speculate that the series might be aiming for a mid-2024 release, with June being the longest release window, just like the first season.
“Billionaire Molly Novak (Maya Rudolph) has a dream life, complete with private jets, a sprawling mansion and a gigayacht — anything her heart desires. But when her husband of 20 years betrays her, she spirals publicly, becoming fuel for tabloid fodder. She’s reaching rock bottom when she learns, to her surprise, that she has a charity foundation run by the no-nonsense Sofia Salinas (Michaela Jaé Rodriguez), who pleads with Molly to stop generating bad press.
With her devoted assistant Nicholas (Joel Kim Booster) by her side, and with the help of Sofia and team — including mild-mannered accountant Arthur (Nat Faxon) and her optimistic, pop-culture-loving cousin Howard (Ron Funches) — Molly embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Giving back to others might be what she needs to get back to herself.”
Executive produced by and starring Emmy Award winner Maya Rudolph, and from Emmy Award-winning creators Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard. Produced for Apple by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. “Loot” was created, written, and executive produced by Yang and Hubbard. Rudolph executive produces, along with Lyonne and Renfrew Behrens, through their Animal Pictures banner. Dave Becky of 3 Arts also serves as executive producer.
Severance Season 2
- Renewal Date: April 6, 2022
- Genre: Science fiction psychological thriller
- Created by: Dan Erickson
The second season began filming on October 3, 2022, in New York City and was set to wrap on May 12, 2023. However, on May 8, 2023, production of the season was shut down due to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike. Production had resumed by May 13, 2023, with filming occurring in Newfoundland. Considering this timeline, we speculate the series to return by the end of 2024.
“From director and executive producer Ben Stiller and creator Dan Erickson comes “Severance.”
Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a severance procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. This daring experiment in “work-life balance” is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work… and of himself.”
The season will reunite its ensemble cast of stars including Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, John Turturro, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Dichen Lachman, Jen Tullock, Tramell Tillman, Michael Chernus, and Academy Award-winner Christopher Walken. Moreover, it will include eight new stars: Bob Balaban, Robby Benson, Stefano Carannante, Gwendoline Christie, John Noble, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Alia Shawkat, and Merritt Wever.
The series is written and created by Dan Erickson. Mark Friedman, Chris Black, John Cameron, and Andrew Colville are executive producers alongside Erickson. Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Jackie Cohn executive produce through Red Hour Productions, and both Patricia Arquette and Adam Scott serve as producers. Endeavor Content serves as the studio.
Pachinko Season 2
- Renewal Date: April 29, 2022
- Genre: Drama
- Created by: Soo Hugh
- Based on: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
With Leanne Welham on board to direct four episodes of the second season, the filming was scheduled to take place in Toronto from January 9 to March 27, 2023, and in Japan from March 27 to June 16, 2023. As a result, there is a big chance that the series will return in early 2024 or in the summer of 2024.
“Epic in scope and intimate in tone, ‘Pachinko‘ tells an unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning. The new season will continue the riveting story that spans generations and is told across three languages — Korean, Japanese, and English.
“Pachinko” chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations as they leave their homeland in an indomitable quest to survive and thrive. Starting in South Korea in the early 1900s, the story is told through the eyes of a remarkable matriarch, Sunja, who triumphs against all odds.”
The series stars Academy Award-winning actress Yuh-Jung Youn as older Sunja, Lee Minho as Hansu, Jin Ha as Solomon, Minha Kim as teenage Sunja, Anna Sawai as Naomi, Eunchae Jung as young Kyunghee, Inji Jeong as Yangjin, Jimmi Simpson as Tom Andrews, Junwoo Han as Yoseb, Kaho Minami as Etsuko, Steve Sanghyun Noh as Isak, Soji Arai as Mozasu, and Yuna as young Sunja. It is written and executive produced by Hugh, who created and serves as showrunner.
Slow Horses Season 4
- Renewal Date: June 1, 2022
- Genre: Drama Spy thriller
- Directed by: Adam Randall
- Based on: Slough House by Mick Herron
For this spy thriller television series based on the Slough House series of novels by Mick Herron, the showrunner Will Smith has stated that the fourth season should be released by the end of December 2024. We’ll just have to wait for the exact release date which will be confirmed in the coming weeks as the filming is underway in London.
“The fourth season will open with a bombing that detonates personal secrets, rocking the already unstable foundations of Slough House.
Slow Horses is a darkly humorous espionage drama that follows a dysfunctional team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 known unaffectionately as Slough House. Oldman stars as Lamb, the brilliant but cantankerous leader of the spies, who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes as they frequently find themselves blundering around the smoke and mirrors of the espionage world.”
Hugo Weaving, Joanna Scanlan, Ruth Bradley, Tom Brooke, and James Callis have joined the Season 4 cast of spy series Slow Horses, starring Oscar winner Gary Oldman. The returning Slow Horses ensemble includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Jack Lowden, Saskia Reeves, Rosalind Eleazar, Christopher Chung, Freddie Fox, Chris Reilly, Samuel West, Sophie Okonedo, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Kadiff Kirwan and Jonathan Pryce.
The series is produced for Apple TV+ by See-Saw Films and adapted for television by Will Smith.