Sofa so good: What's on British TV this autumn
Highlights include Stranger Things, Walking Dead, Dynasty, Star Trek and BoJack Horseman
Winter is coming. The TV schedules always get busier with everyone settling down on the couch as the days get colder and the nights get longer. From comedy to horror plus an unexpected return of an old school soap opera classic, here's our guide to the best and (or) biggest shows heading to the telly box this autumn.
A tale of bloody revenge in a remote mountain town in this new series from writer Rowan Joffe (28 Weeks Later, The American), starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks.
Sky Atlantic, Sep (date tbc).
Narcos – Season 3
More cocaine fuelled action as cops take on the South American crime cartels. With Pablo Escobar out of the picture Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) is going solo (Boyd Holbrook will not be returning for season 3) to take on the gangs competing to fill the power vacuum the drug lord left in his wake.
Netflix, Fri 1 Sep.
BoJack Horseman – Season 4
More animated misadventures for everyone's favourite washed up equine actor (voiced by Will Arnett). Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg has vaguely hinted at a political angle for season 4.
Netflix, Fri 8 Sep.
Cold Feet – Season 7
The Cold Feet reunion was a dull stodgy affair. But it was massively popular so James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Fay Ripley, Hermonie Norris and Robert Bathhurst will return for more midlife dramedy in Manchester.
ITV, Mon 11 Sep.
Outlander – Season 3
The time travelling historical romance returns after an extended break picking up after the Battle of Culloden. Also get ready for a move from Scotland to …
Amazon Prime, Mon 11 Sep.
Star Trek: Discovery
Trek heads back to TV. A prequel focusing on the conflict between the Klingons and the United Federation of Planets. Developed by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Alex Kurtzman (Fringe) and starring Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh and Sonequa Martin-Green amongst the crew.
Netflix, Mon 25 Sep.
American Horror Story: Cult
The seventh season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's anthology horror series. Still a bit of a mystery but we do know it all kicks off in in Michigan on election night. Lena Dunham is a surprise addition to the cast alongside returning favourites Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.
FOX (UK), Oct (date tbc).
Big Bang Theory – Season 11
The geeky comedy continues with more nerdy laughs. CBS are also launching an official spin-off Young Sheldon but so far no news on a UK network.
E4, Oct (date tbc).
Yes that Dynasty. A modern day reboot of the iconic soap opera about money, rivalry and shoulder pads.
Netflix, Thu 12 Oct.
Walking Dead – Season 8
It all kicked off big style at the end of season 7. Expect a huge fight for survival and all out war with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Lucille. Oh and some zombies.
FOX (UK), Mon 23 Oct.
Stranger Things – Season 2
More retro thrills that should connect with fans of 80s sci-fi (the trailer references Dragon's Lair, 'Thriller', and Ghostbusters).
Netflix, Fri 27 Oct.