Every Upcoming Comic Book TV Series and Their Release Dates

Comic movies get all the attention, but there are tons of great TV shows based on comics out there. When you think about it, TV is actually a better medium for comics adaptation than feature films. Both tell stories in an episodic format, both spend all year building to some big finale or event, and both have a long tradition of crossovers and cameos. It’s no wonder some of our favorite TV shows are based on comics.

The networks and streaming services have caught on too. There are so many new and returning comics-based TV series ahead, it’s hard to keep track of when all the premieres are. Thankfully, you have us to do it for you. Let Geek tell you when your favorite comic book TV shows are happening and never miss a moment of your favorite superhero. (The Flash! It’s The Flash, Right? Yeah, it’s The Flash.)

Iron Fist – September 7

Marvel’s most critically-maligned first season (until The Inhumans) returns with a new showrunner. All episodes premiere Friday, September 7 on Netflix.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – September 17

The wacky 2D animated avengers of four genetically modified adolescent reptiles come to a new generation of kids. The new series premieres Monday, September 17 on Nickelodeon.

Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest – September 23

T’Challa must once again team up with his sister Shuri and his fellow Avengers to protect Wakanda in this animated series. Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest premieres Sunday, September 23 at 9 p.m. on Disney XD.

The Gifted – September 25

The Strucker family is divided and on the run in this second season of the X-Men-based series. Season Two premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 8 p.m. on FOX.

The Walking Dead – October 7

The ninth season of AMC’s zombie drama based on Robert Kirkman’s comic will be the last to star Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes. The Walking Dead returns from the grave Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. on AMC.

The Flash – October 9

Barry Allen, the fastest man alive, returns for a fifth season and he’s bringing Elongated Man Ralph Dibny back with him. What new foe awaits Team Flash. We’ll find out when The Flash Season Five premieres Tuesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Black Lightning – October 9

The newest DC superhero show to appear on the CW quickly became one of the best. The Pierce family will continue to balance family life with superhero work in a complicated world. Season Two premieres October 9 at 9 p.m. on The CW.

Riverdale – October 10

The Black Hood mystery is solved, but things are far from normal in Riverdale. Especially with Archie arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. Just when you think Riverdale can’t get any wilder, it tops itself. Season Three premieres October 10 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Titans – October 12

The first original series to premiere on DC Universe, Warner Bros.’ new standalone streaming service. We’ll finally know why Robin has such harsh words about Batman. The first season premieres October 12 on DC Universe. New episodes will become available every Friday.

Supergirl – October 14

Who needs Superman? Supergirl is the empathetic, optimistic and still action-packed show you expect from this hero. And it’s not afraid to dive deep into the stranger parts of DC Comics canon. Supergirl Season Four premieres Sunday, October 14 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

 Arrow – October 15

The series that started The CW’s massive interconnected DC universe returns for its seventh season. Oliver and his team try to keep Star City safe in a show that now feels oddly dark compared to everything else in the Arrowverse. Arrow Season Seven premieres Monday, October 15 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Constantine: The Legend Continues – October 15

The Arrowverse-connected Constantine only ran for one season on NBC. That wasn’t the end of the character, though. The story continued in this animated web series on CW Seed. Now, it’s airing all at once on The CW proper. See what happened between Constantine and the character’s debut on Legends of Tomorrow when Constantine: The Legend Continues airs on Monday, October 15 at 9 p.m. on The CW.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – October 22

The most fun, joyously silly Arrowverse series returns at the end of October. A collection of heroes and villains from the other Arrowverse shows travel through time to fix errors in history, and usually screw things up worse. Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 premieres on Monday, October, 22 at 9 p.m. on The CW.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – October 26

Just in time for Halloween, this supernatural spinoff of Riverdale stars Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman. Like Riverdale before it, this is a darker version of the character than fans of the ’90s sitcom may remember, based on the also-darker comics with which it shares a name. All episodes of Season One premiere on Friday, October 26 on Netflix.

Marvel’s Runaways – December 21

The first season of Marvel’s Runaways was a fantastic adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s 2003 comic. It expanded on the source material in smart ways, mixing teen drama with a superhero story, and fleshed out the parents to be more than a cabal of evil supervillains. Season Two will continue that trajectory and bring in more fan-favorite moments from the comics. Runaways Season Two premieres Friday, December 21 on Hulu, with new episodes released every week.

Daredevil – Late Fall 2018

The world thinks Matt Murdock is dead after the events of The Defenders, but they’re obviously mistaken. The third season of Marvel’s first Netflix series is set to stream later this year, though no official release date has been given. If it follows the pattern of 2017’s The Punisher, we may not get one until a couple of weeks before its release. Expect to see Daredevil Season Three drop sometime in late 2018 on Netflix.

Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt (Photo via Syfy)

Happy! – Late 2018

Syfy’s manic, violent, creepy, hilarious series starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt got renewed right before last January’s Season One finale. No official release date yet, but Syfy expects Season Two to premiere sometime in 2018.

Cannon Busters – April 1, 2019

Based on the comic by LeSean Thomas, Canon Busters follows friendship robot S.A.M., repair robot Casey Turnbuckle, and fugitive Philly the Kid traveling the world and searching for the heir to a kingdom under siege. This animated series is set to premiere April 1, 2019 on Netflix.

Gotham – Early 2019

The final season of Fox’s Batman prequel got a last minute order at the end of spring. Season Five will introduce yet more Batman villains and get us to the point where Bruce Wayne donning the cowl. There’s no firm premiere date yet, but expect to see Gotham in January or February of 2019 on Fox.

iZombie – Early 2019

A late renewal by the CW ensured that Liv would keep eating brains and solving crimes for another season. This darkly comedic zombified take on a police procedural usually premieres at midseason. Expect new episodes in early 2019 on The CW.

Dan Stevens (Photo via FX)

Legion – Mid 2019

David Haller went full on supervillain at the end of Legion’s second season. It’s entirely unclear how, or if, they’re going to pull him back from this one. We’ll see when this mind-altering X-Men series returns for Season Three in late winter/early spring of 2019 on FX.

Krypton – Mid 2019

Syfy’s Superman prequel got a Season Two renewal, but no premiere date yet. All we know for sure is that this one introduces Lobo to the series. We can probably expect to see Krypton Season Two sometime in late winter/early spring of 2019 on Syfy.

Cloak and Dagger – Spring 2019

Marvel really knocked it out of the park with their first series on Freeform. Tyrone and Tandy were irresistible on screen together, and we’ll see a lot more of them in Season Two. This one sees Detective O’Reilly’s transformation into Mayhem. Expect to see Season Two of Cloak and Dagger in Spring 2019 on Freeform.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Summer 2019

Instead of premiering this fall or at midseason, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is sidestepping Avengers: Infinity War altogether by waiting until after Avengers 4 comes out. No premiere date is set yet, but we’ll catch up with Coulson and the gang in the summer of 2019.

Wynona Earp – Summer 2019

The fourth season of this demon-hunting show was announced right after the premiere of the third. Based on the comic by Beau Smith, Wynona Earp follows the great-great-granddaughter of Wyatt Earp as she hunts down the spirits of outlaws her ancestor killed. Going by past season premiere dates, Season Four of Wynona Earp should arrive in the summer of 2019 on Syfy.

Fear the Walking Dead – Spring/Summer 2019

This spinoff of The Walking Dead was already renewed for another season. If the past few are anything to go by, this one should be split up into two parts, one premiering in the spring and one in the summer of 2019 on AMC.

The Umbrella Academy – 2019

This animated series about a dysfunctional family of superheroes is based on a comic by My Chemical Romance lead singer, Gerard Way. It’s set to hit Netflix sometime in 2019.

Watchmen Rorschach

Watchmen – 2019

Very little is known about Damon Lindelof’s adaptation of Alan Moore’s classic comic for HBO. We don’t even know how closely it will stick to the source material. We certainly don’t know when we’ll see it. Watchmen is set to premiere sometime in 2019 on HBO.

Deadly Class – 2019

Based on the comic book by Rick Remender, Deadly Class follows a kid in 1987 drawn into a school of assassins. The Russo Brothers-produced series will premiere in 2019 on Syfy.

The Boys – 2019

Based on the comic by Garth Ennis, The Boys is about a group of ordinary vigilantes who make it their mission to take down corrupt superheroes. The series will premiere on Amazon sometime in 2019.

The Tick – 2019

Season One of The Tick on Amazon Prime may be the most faithful adaptation of Ben Edlund’s superhero satire yet. This iteration of The Tick takes itself as seriously as any other superhero show and is all the better for it. The second season premieres on Amazon sometime in 2019.

Young Justice: Outsiders – 2019

Season Three of this beloved animated series is long overdue. We finally get to continue the story thanks to DC Universe. With no official release date yet, all we know is Young Justice: Outsiders will be out sometime in 2019 on DC Universe.

Swamp Thing – 2019

Executive produced by James Wan (Aquaman) and Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow) this is one of the more exciting shows coming to DC Universe in 2019.

Harley Quinn – 2019

Unrelated to the series of movies starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, this animated TV series is set to premiere on DC Universe in 2019.

Doom Patrol

DC Universe is making sure there’ll be plenty of original content to keep you subscribed. Get ready for some Grade-A superhero strangeness when Doom Patrol comes to DC Universe in 2019.

 

All date are subject to change. But there are plenty of Marvel movies to stay on top of too. And the DCEU has some interesting projects for the rest of the year and next. We are sure MovieBob will have a lot to say about Iron Fist again. Stop on top of all comics news here.

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