Hottest TV Shows to Put on Your Streaming List in 2024

Explore the most anticipated TV shows of 2024, featuring top Netflix series, must-watch dramas, and critically acclaimed streaming selections. Get ready for a year filled with captivating storytelling and stellar performances across diverse genres.

By Ifrah Nasir 8 min read
2024 Must-Watch TV Series Guide

Picture this: it is a cozy evening. You have settled into your favorite spot on the couch and are ready to immerse yourself in the world of television. It is 2024; the promising streaming landscape has an array of TV shows that will transport you to new universes, play with the strings of your heart, and leave you on the edge of your seat. Let the countdown begin as we curate a timeline for the most anticipated TV shows ready to dominate your screens. Get ready to elevate your streaming experience, one episode at a time.


Griselda (Netflix) - Drama, Thriller


Loosely based on the life of the Colombian drug lord, Griselda Blanco Restrepo, Griselda is a spin-off of the famous Narcos franchise. Modern Family star Sofia Vergara can be seen paying homage to her Colombian roots as she will be portraying the daunting drug peddler. This biographical miniseries starts with a fleeing mother who seeks help from her friend and goes to live with her in Miami with her kids. The six episodes will take us on a ride where Griselda will be seen building her drug cartel from scratch and what leads her to the notorious title of “Godmother of Cocaine.” Narcos fans are also in for a small surprise as they will be able to recognize some familiar faces. This show certainly has the potential to become one of the top 10 Netflix series.

The Brothers Sun (Netflix) - Comedy, Drama

The Brothers Sun

The Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh is back with a bang, and this time, she is playing a Taiwanese triad boss’s wife who has been mysteriously killed. She has set her eyes on securing the leadership role for herself. Her estranged son, Charles, also heads back home to protect his mother and naïve brother from the potential dangers of the mafia world. This show seems to have it all: an emotional family reunion, martial arts tricks, characters with great comedic timing, and lots of crime-packed thrills. So, log in to your Netflix account and start streaming!

Expats (Prime Video) - Drama


The six-time Golden Globe winner and an Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman is also back with her highly anticipated miniseries ‘Expats.’ It is adapted from Janice Y. K. Lee's 2016 novel, "The Expatriates." The show follows the story of three expatriate women living in Hong Kong and how they navigate their lives when Margaret’s son (Margaret, played by Kidman) goes missing. Executive director of the 2019’s critically acclaimed film ‘The Farewell,’ Lulu Wang, will be directing this limited series.

True Detective: Night Country (HBO Max) - Anthology, Crime-Drama

True Detective: Night Country

The fourth installment of the ‘True Detective’ series brings back veteran actress Jodie Foster as the lead protagonist, Chief Liz Danvers. This season is set in a fictional town in Alaska and revolves around the high-profile investigation of the cryptic disappearance of eight men from a research station. The story also expands into the personal life of Trooper Evangeline Navarro (Played by Kali Reis), who herself has indigenous ties and wants to re-open an old case that resembles the present one. The franchise makes a comeback after almost a 5-year halt with Issa López show running and directing it.


Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix) - Fantasy, Action

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Yes! This is Netflix’s take on the live-action remake of the renowned Nickelodeon animated series under the same name. This universe is traditionally divided into four nations: the Water Tribe, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads. Depending on this grouping, individuals may be able to become a "bender," who has the power to manipulate their nation's elemental force. Mastering the four elements is exclusive to Avatar, who bridges the spirit world and humanity. The series is expected to have eight episodes released on the same day, and it might just become one of the most-watched Netflix series.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Prime Video) - Thriller, Comedy

Mr. & Mr. Smith

In action and romance, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" is a prime example that seamlessly intertwines both themes. This 2005 flick delved into the tumultuous dynamic between a married duo. They eventually reveal their dual role as spies working for rival agencies. Fast-forward 18 years, and this iconic film is now being reimagined as a TV series set to premiere on Prime Video. Donald Grover from “Atlanta” will be seen reprising the role of John Smith, while ‘Pen-15’s sensation Maya Erskine will be seen as Jane or well-known as Mrs. Smith. This will also be a limited series of 8 episodes for this season.

Shogan (Hulu) - Historical-Drama, Action


The 10-episode limited series will be based on James Clavell's 1975 novel. The story was also adapted into a miniseries in the 1980s and received positive reviews from critics and audiences. It also won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series. The 2024 remake has been hyped up as one of the highest-budget releases of the year. In the 16th century, the plot centers on Japan's clash of various cultural and political elements. Hiroyuki Sanada stars as the lead, Yoshii Toranaga co-stars Cosmo Jarvis as Blackthorne, and a massive ensemble includes Tadanobu Asano, Anna Sawai, Yûki Kedôin, Eushin Lee, etc.


The Regime (HBO Max) - Political-Satire, Drama

The Regime

You cannot go wrong with an HBO series featuring Kate Winslet. This time, Winslet plays The Chancellor of an autocratic regime in Europe. The confirmed cast for ‘The Regime’ includes notable names like Hugh Grant, Andrea Riseborough, and Martha Plimpton. The series is set to premiere from March 2024 to April 2024 and will run for about six episodes.  

Palm Royale (Apple TV+) - Drama, Comedy

Palm Royale

Set in the late 1960s, Palm Royale is a tribute to anyone who feels like an outsider and is fighting for their chance to belong. Kristen Wiig plays Maxine, who wants to join an affluent social circle in Palm Beach. As Maxine tries to fit into the wealthy community, the show will raise questions that confuse your conscience, like ‘To what lengths are you willing to go to have what someone else has?’ Kaia Gerber and Laura Dern are also set to appear in this show.


Fallout (Prime Video) - Science Fiction


The "Fallout" game series is an excellent example of how you combine a hi-tech aesthetic with a post-apocalyptic world. Making its live-action remake can be a hit or a miss, but this particular remake looks promising as it is developed by the creators of ‘Westworld.’ The plot revolves around a post-apocalyptic era after a nuclear war forces humanity to live in bunkers. Lucy (Ella Purnell) leaves behind her safe underground life to explore the dangerous wastelands.

Ripley (Netflix) - Crime-Fiction, Thriller


Ripley is another forthcoming psychological thriller TV series adapted from Patricia Highsmith's 1955 crime novel The Talented Mr. Ripley. In 1960s New York, a con artist named Ripley is hired by a wealthy individual to embark on an intricate journey of deception, fraud, and murder. The Fleabag’s sensation Andrew Scott will play Tom Ripley, while Dakota Fanning and Johnny Flynn are some of the names enlisted in this show’s cast.


The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Sky) - Historical-Drama

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris's novel, a phenomenon with over 3 million copies sold in 2018, tells the story of a tattooist in love with a girl he tattoos during the Holocaust. The TV adaptation featuring Jonah Hauer-King and Anna Próchniak is set to capture an equally receptive audience and become a critically acclaimed series in 2024.


The Decameron (Netflix) - History, Drama

Whether viewers will still be drawn to a tale of escaping a pandemic remains a question. Nonetheless, Netflix's adaptation of the renowned literary classic under the same name is being released this summer. The Decameron features a stellar cast, including Zosia Mamet, Tony Hale, and Saoirse-Monica Jackson.

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Agatha: Darkhold Diaries (Disney+) - Action, Comedy

Agatha Harkness
Marvel villainess - Agatha Harkness

Agatha from Wanda Vision is all set to get its spin-off this year. The show is said to consist of about nine episodes, and the cast includes Kathryn Hahn, reprising her role as the Marvel villainess Agatha Harkness, Aubrey Plaza, Joe Locke, Isabelle Fuhrman, etc. This would easily become one of the top picks for streaming in 2024 for Marvel fans. Echo and Agatha: Darhold Diaries will be among the two Marvel projects this year.


Dune: Prophecy (HBO Max) - Science-Fiction, Action

Dune 2024

Set 10,000 years before Denis Villeneuve's initial Dune film, this prequel series will narrate the beginnings of the Bene Gesserit, a sisterhood of women devoted to obtaining extraordinary mental and physical capabilities. The cast includes Emily Watson, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, and Olivia Williams. This limited series is expected to have six episodes that will be released later this year.

The Penguin (HBO Max) - Action, Mystery

The Penguin

While HBO has announced a line-up for the latest TV for your watch list, it has unfortunately also announced a delay in the premiere of "The Penguin," set in Matt Reeves' The Batman universe, originally scheduled for spring 2024. Colin Farrell reprises his role as the Gotham City crime boss, The Penguin, in the aftermath of The Batman, depicting his ascent through the conflicted metropolis' criminal underworld. Cristin Milioti, Clancy Brown, Mark Strong, and Michael Kelly are among the listed cast names.

Final Thoughts: Must-Watch TV Series for 2024

Get ready for an exhilarating lineup of popular TV shows set to release in 2024, featuring captivating storylines, stellar performances, and cutting-edge production values. From gripping dramas to ingenious comedies, this comprehensive list showcases the ever-evolving landscape of streaming entertainment. Brace yourself for a year bursting with diverse and daring content that will revolutionize the world of television. The scene is set, and the anticipation is palpable – let the streaming saga of 2024 unfold!

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