Here Are the Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2020 | 22 Words

Say what you want about 2019 - but boy, did it give us some great TV shows. And as it draws to an end, the fanatics amongst us can look towards to future, and start to get excited. There is an abundance of incredible shows set for release in the coming year. So many, in fact, that we have had to create a list of the most eagerly anticipated prospects.

From Game of Thrones prequels to Star Wars crossovers, here's our edit of what to look forward to on the small screen in the coming year.

100. Raised By Wolves.

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What IMDB says: "Androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious planet."

99. The Queen's Gambit

What IMDB says: "Eight-year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she's competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting."

98. Tales from the Loop

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What Deadline says: "It explores the town and people who live above 'The Loop,' a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe – making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction."

97. Shatter Me

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What IMDB says: "Set in a dystopian future, "Shatter Me" follows the life of 17-year-old Juliette Ferrars, who has been locked away for a crime she never intended to commit - a crime caused by her peculiar 'gift' that she herself doesn't even understand. Meanwhile, diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. The Reestablishment has literally taken over the world and Juliette soon finds herself facing a choice that will change her life--be a weapon, or be a warrior?"

96. The Banker's Wife

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What IMDB says: "An investigation into a mysterious plane crash sends two women on parallel quests for the truth."

95. Barbary Coast

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All we know is it's an adventure-crime-thriller starring Mel Gibson. Intriguing!

94. Servant

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What IMDB says: "A Philadelphia couple is in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home."

93. Outer Banks

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What IMDB says: "A group of teenagers from the wrong side of the tracks stumble upon a treasure map that unearths a long buried secret." It also stars Charles Esten.

92. Animaniacs

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What IMDB says: "An updated version of the 1990s animated series featuring a trio of wacky characters causing mayhem on the Warner Bros. studio lot."

91. Superman & Lois

What IMDB says: "Follow the world's most famous superhero and comic books' most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society."

90. The Good Lord Bird

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What IMDB says: "A group of Kansas freedom fighters led by an abolitionist and a young slave travel across the United States in the 1850s in an effort to end slavery."

89. A Teacher

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What IMDB says: "Explores the story behind the mugshot of a female high school teacher caught in an affair with her male student, revealing the complexities and consequences of these illegal relationships."

88. The North Water

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What IMDB says: "The North Water tells the story of Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship's doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board he meets Henry Drax, the harpooner, a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland."

87. Stargirl

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What IMDB says: "Teenager Courtney Whitmore joins the Justice Society of America. Based on the character from DC Comics."

86. Belgravia

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What IMDB says: "It follows events decades later when the emerging nouveau riche, including the Trenchard family, rub shoulders with London's established upper classes, and when secrets from the past threaten to emerge."

85. Messiah

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What IMDB says: "When a CIA officer investigates a man attracting international attention and followers through acts of public disruption, she embarks on a global, high-stakes mission to uncover whether he is a divine entity or a deceptive con artist."

84. The Suck

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What IMDB says: "The drama presents a unique and unexpected view of the American experience in the Vietnam War, blending humor, tragedy and terror. At the same time, it dramatizes the story of the Vietnamese in a way not previously explored in television."

83. 50 States of Fright

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What Coming Soon says: "The first season will explore stories based on urban legends from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington, taking viewers deeper into the horrors that lurk just beneath the surface of our country."

82. Stateless

What IMDB says: "A look at how four peoples' lives are deeply affected by the world's current immigration systems." It also stars Cate Blanchett.

81. Jupiter's Legacy

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What IMDB says: "When the world's first generation of superheroes received their powers in the 1930s become the revered elder guard in the present, their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents."

80. Viva La Madness

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What IMDB says: "A drug dealer trying to get out of the criminal world is roped back into it."

79. Breeders

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What IMDB says: "A comedic look at the trials and tribulations of parenthood." Starring Martin Freeman.

78. Star Wars: Detours

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What IMDB says: "A comedic look at some of our favorite characters' more mundane moments during the reign of the Empire."

77. Your Honor

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What IMDB says: "A Chicago judge tries to protect his son after he becomes involved with a crime connected to the mafia."

76. Atlantic Crossing

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What IMDB says: "The story of Crown Princess Märtha who fought for her country and her marriage during the tragic events of World War II."

75. Gods & Heroes

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What Netflix says: "It tells the story of a young man who, cast aside by his people, learns that he is the illegitimate son of Zeus. He alone can save both Heaven and Earth but to do so he must survive the vengeful wrath of a goddess who wants him dead and the monstrous forces of evil she aligns against him."

74. Station Eleven

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What IMDB says: "Survivors of a devastating flu pandemic try to rebuild their lives after losing everything."

73. Fathoms

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What IMDB says: "A young couple becomes thrust in the middle of a dangerous conflict between opposing parties that have been secretly covering up the knowledge of a hidden artifact emitting special powers that might unlock the riddle of "the fountain of youth". This artifact, which is accidentally discovered by the young couple on a dive charter, is thought to have been placed here on earth thousands of years ago by extra-terrestrials. The attempts to keep this intriguing artifact hidden brings us into an amazing story that weaves history, romance, drama, and science into our homes."

72. Halo

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What IMDB says: "Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game 'Halo.'"

71. High Fidelity

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What IMDB says: "A fan of music, pop culture, and Top Five lists runs a local record store in her hometown. An adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel."

70. The Angel of Darkness

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What IMDB says: "Plot unknown; sequel to 'The Alienist.'"

69. The Luminaries

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What IMDB says: "Adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand's 1860's gold rush."


What IMDB says: "Max McLaughlin is an American cop who arrives in Berlin in the summer of 1946 to help create a police force in the chaotic aftermath of the war." Starring Michael C Hall.

67. Deputy

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What IMDB says: "Series will focus on the LA Sheriff's Department."

66. I Know This Much Is True

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What IMDB says: "Middle-aged Dominick Birdsey recounts his troubled relationship with Thomas, his paranoid schizophrenic twin brother, and his efforts to get him released from an asylum."

65. Rain

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What IMDB says: "An assassin specializes in making his hits look like they've died from natural causes." Starring Keanu Reeves.

64. Avenue 5

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What IMDB says: "Space captain Ryan Clark of the Avenue 5 tries to get along with others in the space tourism industry."

63. Untitled Iran-Contra Project

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What IMDB says: nothing! There's very little info about this upcoming show - after all, it doesn't even have a title.

62. Little Fires Everywhere

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What IMDB says: "Adaptation of Celeste Ng's novel."

61. Glare

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What IMDB says: "A Sci-Drama about the colonization of another planet." Directed By J.J. Abrams.

60. The Nevers

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What IMDB says "An epic tale following a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world."

59. Emily In Paris

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What IMDB says: "A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things."

58. Moonbase 8

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What IMDB says: "A group of mediocre astronauts living in a NASA test environment vie for the chance to be selected to go to the moon."

57. The Plot Against America

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What IMDB says: "Characters live in an alternative history in which Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated in the U.S. presidential election of 1940 by Charles Lindbergh."

56. Bridgerton

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What IMDB says: "Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family." Based on the popular novel series.

55. Untitled CIA Project

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What IMDB says: not much - this show is still in the very early stages of production.

54. I Am Not Okay With This

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What IMDB says: "Sydney is a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her."

53. Mare of Easttown

What IMDB says: "A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart." Starring Kate Winslet.

52. Tales

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What IMDB says: "Different stories walk around us everyday without being told, carried by the minds of the invisible people. Everyday true stories that have never been told will teach us to love and understand each other."

51. The Great

What IMDB says: "A royal woman living in rural Austria during the seventeenth century is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor."

50. Guns and Thighs

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What IMDB says: "The series Guns and Thighs for the first time tells the highly potent story of the Mumbai Mafia in India, which is much more dangerous than the Italian, Russian or Hong Kong Mafia. The series focuses on the internal conflicts in the infamous D Company, headed by Dawood Ibrahim (declared by the US as one of the Most Wanted) and its collusion with cops, politicians and the glamour industry, popularly known as Bollywood. It's a high energy crime/drama coming from the land of Slumdog Millionaire."

49. The Undoing

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What IMDB says: "Life for a successful therapist in New York begins to unravel on the eve of publishing her first book."

48. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

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What IMDB says: "A college student laments the loss of a chimpanzee she claims is her 'twin sister.'"

47. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

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What IMDB says: "British spy, Alec Leamas, seeks vengeance on the East German Intelligence Service during the height of the Cold War."

46. Hunters

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What IMDB says: "A diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City discover hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team will set out on a bloody quest to bring them to justice."

45. Devs

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What IMDB says: "A computer engineer investigates the secretive development division in her company, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend."

44. New Warriors

What IMDB says: "The adventures of a team of teenage superheroes."

43. She-Hulk

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What IMDB says: "Jennifer Walters acquires Hulk-like qualities."

42. Brave New World

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What IMDB says: "TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley's book set in dystopian future."

41. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

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What IMDB says: "Series inspired by 'Penny Dreadful, set in 1938 Los Angeles, exploring a mix of supernatural and reality with characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and the Devil."

40. Sin City

What IMDB says: "Based on the work of Frank Miller, the series will focus on original characters set within the 'Sin City' universe."

39. Defending Jacob

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What IMDB says: "The limited drama series is a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best selling novel of the same name by William Landay."

38. Cursed

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What IMDB says: "A teenage sorceress named Nimue encounters a young Arthur on his quest to find a powerful and ancient sword."

37. Moon Knight

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What IMDB says: "Marc Spector is a former CIA agent whose life is saved by the Moon God Khonshu."

36. Utopia

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What IMDB says: "A group of young adults, who meet online, get a hold of a cult underground graphic novel, which not only pins them as a target of a shadowy deep state organization, but also burdens them with the dangerous task of saving the world."

35. Nine Perfect Strangers

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What IMDB says: "Adaptation of Liane Moriarty's novel."

34. Marvel's 616

What IMDB says: "An anthology documentary series that explores the historical, cultural and societal impacts of the Marvel Comics Universe and its intersection with the world."

33. The Underground Railroad

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What IMDB says: "A young woman named Cora makes an amazing discovery during her attempt to break free from slavery in the deep south."

32. True Lies

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What IMDB says: "Television series based off of the 1994 film of the same name."

31. Perry Mason

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What IMDB says: "In booming 1932 Los Angeles, a down-and-out defense attorney takes on the case of a lifetime."

30. Purity

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What IMDB says: "A young woman joins an activist group, and begins a global journey in search of her father."

29. Monsters at Work

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What IMDB says: "A Monsters inc series set 6 months after the Monsters Inc film about the monsters getting their energy from children's laughs instead of their screams."

28. The Outsider

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What IMDB says: "Investigators are confounded over an unspeakable crime that's been committed."

27. Paradise Lost

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What IMDB says: "It is a contemporary southern family saga, told through the eyes of the wife of a prodigal son and his Stanford educated psychiatrist wife who returns home to Mississippi to help run his family business."

26. Judge Dredd: Mega City One

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What IMDB says: "Judge Dredd patrols an over-populated metropolis in the 22nd Century, where he has the powers of a judge, jury and executioner."

25. Ratched

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What IMDB says: "A young nurse at a mental institution becomes jaded, bitter and a downright monster to her patients."

24. Cowboy Bebop

What IMDB says: "A live-action adaptation of the popular anime about a crew of futuristic bounty hunters."

23. Paddington

What IMDB says: "Animated version of the Paddington bear stories."

22. Ms. Marvel

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What IMDB says: "New Jersey raised Kamala Khan learns she has polymorphous powers."

21. Dune: The Sisterhood

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What IMDB says: "TV series set in the 'Dune' universe which centers on the lives of the Bene Gesserit."

20. Snowpiercer

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What IMDB says: "Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe."

19. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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What IMDB says: "TV series centering on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters Falcon and The Winter Soldier."

18. Mrs. America

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What IMBD says: "Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly leads an unexpected fight against the Equal Rights Amendment movement during the 1970s."

17. The Stand

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What IMDB says: "After the world is in ruins, due to a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors."

16. Invincible

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What IMDB says: "Animated series based on the Skybound/Image comic about a teenager whose father is the most powerful superhero on the planet."

15. Star Trek: Picard

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What IMDB says: " Described as a follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), and centers on Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) in the next chapter of his life."

14. Y

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What IMDB says: "Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Y is the last surviving male human on the planet. Based on the comic series 'Y: The Last Man.'"

13. Space Force

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What IMDB says: "The people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services: The Space Force."

12. The Sandman

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What IMDB says: "After escaping after decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard, Dream, the personification of dreams, sets about to reclaim his lost equipment."

11. Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous

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What IMDB says: "Six teens attending an adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar must band together to survive when dinosaurs wreak havoc on the island."

10. Time Bandits

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What IMDB says: "Television adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1981 film, Time Bandits, which centers on a young boy who discovers a time-traveling portal in his bedroom."

9. The Wheel Of Time

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What IMDB says: "Based on Robert Jordan's best selling fantasy book series."

8. Untitled Star Wars / Cassian Andor Series

What IMDB says: "Prequel series to Star Wars' 'Rogue One', following the adventures of Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion."

7. The Devil in the White City

What IMDB says: "An architect works to build up the 1893 World's Fair, while a serial killer uses the fair to attract and kill women." Starring Leonardo Di Caprio.

6. Unaired Game of Thrones Prequel Pilot

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What IMDB says: "Prequel to 'Game of Thrones' set 5,000 years before the events depicted in the series, centering on an unconstructed era in a land divided into a hundred kingdoms."

5. House of the Dragon

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What IMDB says: "The story of the House Targaryen set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones."

4. Untitled Star Wars / Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

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What IMDB says: "Stand-alone spinoff feature from the Star Wars franchise centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi."

3. Avatar: The Last Airbender

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What IMDB says: "Live-action adaptation of the animated series centering on the adventures of Aang and his friends, who fight to save the world by defeating the Fire-Nation."

2. Star Wars: Underworld

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What IMDB says: "A live-action series that takes place between the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope."

1. The Lord of the Rings

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What IMDB says: "Lord of the Rings based TV-series, set during the 3,441-year period, known as the Age of Númenor, or the Second Age." Phew. Which are you most excited for? And if you fancy something epic to watch now, scroll on to discover the 44 movies that have grossed over one billion dollars. The list might surprise you!