Words by Rebecca Vaxon
2017 was a hell of a year for film and television. The Marvel extended universe continued its endless expansion, while the latest Star Wars film outshone the other recent incarnations to blow away both audiences and critics. There’s plenty on offer in the coming months, and we’re going to give you a quick rundown of everything you can expect in February. There are some great newcomers, plus a load of familiar favorites set to return to our screens. Read on to find out everything you can look forward to.
This Amazon special is a true hidden gem. Featuring Pete Serafinowicz, the mastermind and star of a wide range of surreal UK comedies, it’s definitely not one to miss. Following the eponymous Tick, an inept, self-satisfied superhero, and his young sidekick, the show is a hilarious sendup of the superhero genre, with a lot to offer.
The Walking Dead Season 8
This AMC flagship show is now in its eighth season. If you don’t know about it, you must have spent the past few years under a rock. The show is a runaway success from the network that brought you Breaking Bad. Following a band of survivors traversing America in the wake of a zombie apocalypse, the show features strong acting and compelling storylines, plus all the action you’d expect from a zombie show.
This NBC premiere brings together some of the best women actors in the business (Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, and Retta). Three suburban mothers are sick of struggling financially and decide to band together to pursue a life of crime. Featuring aspects of Breaking Bad, Fun with Dick and Jane, and Thelma and Louise, the show has our hopes high. With any luck, it won’t let us down.
February Has Its Fair Share of Great Film and TV
This Lifetime show was scripted by an executive from The Bachelor. Her experiences creating a piece of reality TV that was anything but what it seemed have informed the cynicism and manipulation that defined the last two seasons of this show. With any luck, we can expect more of the same.
The Looming Tower
This Hulu exclusive examines the Pentagon and White House reactions to the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden, and the early stages of Islamic terrorism in the 1990s. It’s a little-examined aspect of today’s political situation, and with any luck, they’ve handled the subject with the subtlety it deserves.
Big Brother Celebrity
CBS are currently handling this long-running zoo project that gives viewers the opportunity to be the fly on the wall of a house full of self-regarding celebrities. Not the most nutritious of viewing but guaranteed to provide a few laughs per season.
Comic Book TV Is Coming Into Its Own
Marvel fans can expect a little something new with the cinema premiere of this latest instalment in the Marvel extended universe. Featuring a black hero, still something relatively rare for comic book cinema, it promises to keep fans happy.
Horror fans have a lot to look forward to with this cinema premiere. Taking place in the infamous Winchester haunted house, the film promises to examine the classic ghost house tropes in an unexpectedly nasty manner.
Ash Vs. Evil Dead
Starz have long been the left of field TV channel, and they keep up their reputation with this latest instalment. Taken from the classic Evil Dead films, the show maintains the tongue in cheek approach of the original films, updated for a new generation.
The CW bring you this Rob Thomas-scripted show. A ballsy, entertaining take on standard zombie lore, the show features top writing, a decent cast, and an unusual twist on the usual tropes.
All this and more is waiting for you in the month of February. There’s a lot on offer, and it’s a good start to a promising year of film and TV. Don’t miss these top premieres.