We’ve just about come to the end of the 2019 awards season and what a great year we’ve had! But a new year can only mean one thing…. great TV and film! With that in mind, we’ve poured over the release calendar and scoured the planet for news and details to bring you this list of highly-anticipated movies and TV, so you know what to watch this Spring!
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
This one got released last week but isn’t one to miss out on! The story of Pretty Little Liars finally drew to a close in June and everyone was utterly devastated. I mean after 7 years and 160 episodes, what is the meaning of life now that you’re not chasing the identity of A?!
Based on Sara Shepard’s book, ‘The Perfectionists’, this epic spin-off will take you back to the PLL universe. You’ll also be please to know that Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish are reprising their roles as the iconic Alison DiLaurentis and Mona Vanderwaal.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Season 2: 5th April
One of the best things to come out of 2018 was Netflix’s reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. So here’s what you can expect: more magical mischief as Sabrina adjusts to becoming a witch, after signing her name in the book of the Dark Lord. Not forgetting she’s now sporting bleached white hair and black attire and even seeming to contemplate burning down Baxter High.
Killing Eve – Season 2: 7th April
Our favourite psychopath, Villanelle is back in season 2 of the infamous Killing Eve. Killing Eve topped the list of our favourite TV shows last year and we couldn’t wait to see Villanelle back in action! Since the season 1 finale, Sandra Oh has won the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, and SAG Award for best actress in a drama for her portrayal of Eve and deservedly so! This cat-and-mouse game is a must watch!
Game of Thrones – Season 8: 14th April
Game of Thrones season 8 is almost upon us and we can’t wait to see how it all ends! Of course, this is the eighth and final season which will undoubtedly be bittersweet to dedicated fans. As usual secrecy is paramount…. But given the cliff-hanger ending of the previous series, it’s fair to assume season 8 will concern the final battle between the living and the dead!
Springwatch: 27th May
Following on from BBC Two’s Winterwatch, earlier this year, Springwarch will also be filmed in the Cairngorms! The team, featuring Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke, will be based at The Dell of Abernethy, a lodge built in 1780 on the edge of the Abernethy Caledonian pine forest. Keep up with the golden and white-tailed eagles, red squirrels and pine martens, as well as meeting the seasonal arrivals as they flock to this wild landscape in spring.
Captain Marvel: 8th March
Brie Larson will star as Captain Marvel, astoundingly she will be the first woman to get her own film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Set in the 1990s (a previously unseen period in Marvel history), this next istallment in the MCU franchise, will trace Carol Danvers’ evolution from fighter pilot to flying superhero that can shoot beams out of her hands. Follow Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Dumbo: 29th March
Dumbo takes flight after finding his courage in Tim Burton’s much-anticipated live-action remake of the Disney classic. This timeless story follows Dumbo, the loveable elephant (whose famously oversized ears enable him to fly), helping to save a struggling circus – but, when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and friends uncover devastatingly dark secrets beneath the shiny facade of their beloved home. What’s more, this film boasts a stellar cast including Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green and Danny DeVito.
Hellboy: 12th April
After a decade away from the big screen, Big Red is making a much anticipated comeback this April. While Ron Perlman is out of the picture for this re-imagining of our favourite red demon hero (on account of his loyalty to Guillermo del Toro), his replacement is a welcome familiar face – David Harbour (aka Chief Hopper from Stranger Things), though not that you’ll necessarily recognise him underneath all that latex! This epic adventure follows Hellboy, as he is caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battling an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.
Detective Pikachu: 10th May
Finally, the first ever live-action Pokémon movie is here! The most famous rodent since Mickey Mouse is set for his own feature film in Detective Pikachu, based on the 2016 Pokémon video game, Great Detective Pikachu. The cast includes, Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton, of course not forgetting the legendary Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing!
Now I think that should sort your calendar out for this Spring…