Fox may have disappointed sci-fi genre fans this past season with its decision to cancel Almost Human but it will try to make up for it with some interesting programming for the Fall 2014-2015 season. Here are four shows to keep an eye out for.
Most of these are 10 to 13 episode arc mini’s which looks to be a growing trend among network broadcasters for 2015.
Boasting a cast of Academy Award Who’s Who, Wayward Pines stars Matt Dillon, Juliette Lewis, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Toby Jones and Carla Gugino. Wayward Pines, a 10-episode thriller is based on a best-selling novel from Blake Crouch and created for television by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) follows a Secret Service agent (Dillon) on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines. Every step closer to the truth makes him question if he will ever get out of this bizarre town alive.
A notorious thief is plucked out of the prison to serve a Pharaoh obsessed with maintaining power. Ancient Egypt in the time of human-gods, magic and an obsession with eternal life. Hieroglyph stars Adam Leadbeater (True Blood), Erick Avari (Stargate), Max Brown (Beauty and the Beast), Condola Rashad (Smash), Kelsey Chow (One Tree Hill) and John Rhys-Davies (LOTR, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Sliders).
There was a corrupt city named Gotham before there was a Batman. There was also a young detective named James Gordon who vowed to clean up that city. He would one day become the most famous Police Commissioner in the world. Gotham stars Ben McKenzie (Southland), Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy, Vikings), Jada Pinkett Smith (Hawthorne), Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) and David Mazouz (Touch).
David Tennant (Doctor Who) brings his role from the highly acclaimed BBC Broadchurch miniseries to American television in Gracepoint. A young local boy is found dead on the shores of the perfect California beach hamlet called Gracepoint. What first appears to be an accidental fall from a nearby cliff turns into a chilling homicide investigation led by newly arrived and troubled lead Detective Emmett Carver (Tennant) and the established hometown cop Detective Ellie Miller, played by Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad). What is uncovered changes the supposed innocent town and its residents forever.