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TV Shows Coming In 2025 We Should All Be Excited About

It takes a lot of planning to make an amazing TV show. From writing scripts to casting actors to finding the perfect music, it all takes a ton of time and effort. On top of that, many TV studios release shows in a certain order because each one is part of a larger story, so some shows are put in the back of the queue despite having great concepts. Just because some take years to make doesn't mean we can't look at what's in store for us, though.

There are a bunch of exciting new shows coming out in 2025. James Gunn and Peter Safran, who took over the DC film and TV division, promised that in January 2023, they'd give fans a look at what to expect in the next few years. On the last day of January, they delivered on their promise and announced their DC universe reboot which includes a lot of ambitious new shows, and even though there aren't any specific release dates for them yet, they're intended to start coming out in 2025.

Aside from DC shows, there are some other new TV series scheduled for release in 2025 that viewers are sure to enjoy. Keep reading to learn more about the shows premiering in 2025 that will be worth the wait.

Creature Commandos

"Creature Commandos" consists of seven episodes, written by Gunn, and is based on the comic book series of the same name in which a group of monsters is assembled to fight crime. In the comics, a vampire, werewolf, gorgon, and Frankenstein's monster team up to fight against Nazis during World War II. The TV adaptation will have a similar concept, but there are different members of the team, including Weasel from the 2021 film, "The Suicide Squad," Rick Flag's father Rick Flag Sr., Doctor Phosphorous from the "Batman" comics, Eric Frankenstein and his bride, and scientist Nina Mazursky. The show is already in production, but not all the voice actors have been cast yet.

"[We're] having animation [tie] directly into live action," Gunn says (via Primetimer). "Television, movies, and games all intertwine within the same universe. We're going to cast actors that are going to be able to play the characters in [Creature Commandos], as well as in other things, some of which we've already cast." According to Variety, he chose to make the show animated instead of live action so that he could "tell stories that are gigantic, but without spending, you know, $50 million an episode."


Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) is the head of the government agency A.R.G.U.S., but that doesn't mean she always plays by the rules. In "The Suicide Squad," she recruited villains to form a team that carried out dangerous missions in return for reduced prison sentences. That led to the spinoff series, "Peacemaker," in 2022, which took place after the events of the movie. Now that show is getting its own spinoff called "Waller," centering around the character as she makes tough choices while running A.R.G.U.S. The series is likely to have an edgy vibe and explore heavy themes, such as moral ambiguity.

Christal Henry, who served as executive producer for "Watchmen," will be a writer and executive producer for the series, and Jeremy Carver, creator of "Doom Patrol," will be a writer as well. On top of that, fans will be happy to know that many of the original actors will be reprising their roles. "We're using the same actors; this is a continuation of 'Peacemaker,'" Gunn says. "I'm working on 'Superman,' so we can't do 'Peacemaker' Season 2. We're working on 'Waller' in between."


"Lanterns" centers around the Green Lantern Corps, the most prominent law enforcement agency in the DC Universe, and follows the adventures of Hal Jordan and John Stewart, two of the agency's most powerful heroes. "Our vision for this is very much in the vein of 'True Detective,'" Safran says (via The Hollywood Reporter). "It's terrestrial-based."

The show has been in production since 2019, with many changes being made to the project along the way. It was originally going to feature several stories spanning space and time. There would have been Alan Scott (the original Green Lantern hero) in the 1930s or 1940s, the muscular Guy Gardner in the present day, and superheroine Sojourner Mullein in the future. This version was then scaled back so it only included Scott and Gardner, allowing more time to focus on Scott's homosexuality.

Seth Grahame-Smith — author of the books, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," and "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" – served as showrunner and wrote all eight episodes of Season 1, while Jeremy Irvine and Finn Wittrock were cast in leading roles. However, in October 2022, Grahame-Smith dropped out and the show was canceled before it was even made. Gunn describes the new version of the show as a "huge HBO TV style event," while Safran adds that it will play "a really big role in leading into the main story we are telling across film and TV."

Booster Gold

This HBO Max action comedy series follows Michael Jon Carter, a washed-up football player from the future who uses run-of-the-mill future technology to time travel to the present day and pretend to be a hero. Carter comes up with the plan after his athletic career goes south and he starts working at a museum. He sees superhero gear on display there, and since he works night shifts, he's able to steal it and time travel to the 21st century.

Although Carter views technology as basic since he's from the 25th century, it's considered very advanced in the present day. This allows him to use the stolen gear to pretend to be a superhero named Booster Gold, all in hopes of becoming rich and famous. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gunn describes the show as "imposter syndrome as a superhero." It seems like a refreshing — and hilarious — new approach to telling a superhero story.

Paradise Lost

This series is set in Themyscira, the all-female island where Wonder Woman is from. Safran and Gunn describe "Paradise Lost" as a "Game of Thrones" style show, so we can expect plenty of power struggles and schemes amongst the different political figures on the island. It will dive into the story of how the all-female island came to be, revealing lots of hidden secrets along the way.

The series takes place before the "Wonder Woman" films and will most likely give us more insight into Diana Prince and Wonder Woman's backstory, but it's unclear whether or not she'll star in it. DC Studios describes the show as a "drama [that] focuses on the genesis and political intrigue of an island of all women." Since they don't mention Wonder Woman directly, she might not be at the center of the action this time around, even though she's a princess on the island in the comics.


DC shows aren't the only ones coming out in 2025. We can also expect to see National Geographic's "Underdogs," a documentary series about the unsung heroes of the animal kingdom. Unlike many other documentaries that feature beautiful and majestic animals, this one focuses on animals with unusual appearances, questionable hygiene, and bizarre courtship rituals. It's narrated by the hilarious Ryan Reynolds too, so viewers of all ages are bound to have some laughs while learning about these weird creatures and their even weirder behavior.

"We're already having a lot of fun trying to bring a new voice to animal docs," Reynolds says (via Deadline). "We'll deliver a show that is entertaining, surprising, and will do justice to animals usually stuck as supporting cast." The show is produced by Maximum Effort — a production company co-founded by Reynolds — and Wildstar Films. Executive producers include Reynolds, George Dewey, Mark Linfield, Vanessa Berlowitz, and Dan Rees.

Our Water World

Netflix is releasing six documentary series in the next few years, starting in late 2023. Each series will provide a fascinating insight into the natural wonders of our planet and the animals that we live here with. "Our Universe" will premiere this November, followed by "Our Planet II," "Life on Our Planet," "Our Oceans," "Our Living World," and last but not least, "Our Water World."

"Our Water World," which is set for release in 2025, will show viewers the magnificent freshwater systems on Earth that humans and many animals depend on for survival. In addition to admiring breathtaking rivers, waterfalls, and lakes, the show will give viewers the opportunity to learn about freshwater systems they might not be as familiar with. Ethereal cloud forests and massive structures made of ice are two mysterious environments that we'll be able to explore on the show. While the likes of Morgan Freeman and David Attenborough are set to narrate some of these Netflix releases, it is yet to be announced if "Our Water World" will be given the superstar treatment.