Here Are All the Sci-Fi and Comic Book Pilots Coming Out Next Season

Friday, 15 April 2016 - 10:55AM
Comic Book TV Shows
Marvel
DC Comics
Friday, 15 April 2016 - 10:55AM
Here Are All the Sci-Fi and Comic Book Pilots Coming Out Next Season
Next TV season will be an especially exciting one for sci-fi fans (not to mention Marvel and DC fans), as pilot season is chock-full of genre shows. Between Mars, time travel, superheroes, and the edgy Archie Comics adaptation you never knew you wanted, has a little something for everyone. Here are no less than nine geeky pilots coming our way next season:

Marvel's Most Wanted - ABC


The breakout characters of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are getting their own spin-off, as Marvel's Most Wanted follows Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) as they go on the run from their long list of enemies and form an uneasy alliance with rogue adventurer Dominic Fortune (Delroy Lindo). 

DC's Powerless - NBC


Vanessa Hudgens stars in DC Comics' answer to The Office, as this workplace comedy follows normal people with jobs like "insurance claims adjuster" who have to deal with the repercussions of living in a world filled with superheroes and villains.

Untitled Mars Project - The CW


The CW has moved away from teen drama in favor of respected genre shows like The Flash, The 100, iZombie, and Arrow, and if this show is done right, it could be another big win for the network. The as-yet-untitled show is essentially Roanoke on Mars, and will star Fringe alumna Georgina Haig as one of the astronauts who discovers that a human Mars colony has mysteriously vanished.

Time After Time - ABC


Using the 1979 novel and movie as a starting point, Time After Time will chronicle the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells (UnREAL's Freddie Stroma) and his Time Machine.

Frequency - The CW


This reimagining of the 2000 sci-fi thriller will gender-swap the main character and bring the setting to the present-day, where a detective discovers that she can speak with her estranged father over the radio (although, why is she still using a radio in 2016??). 

Riverdale - The CW


The live-action version of the Archie Comics will boast a subversive take on the source material, as Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), and Veronica (Camila Mendes) "explore the surrealism of small town life - the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome façade."

People of Earth - TBS


This alien abduction comedy made by The Office's Greg Daniels and Conan O'Brien will star Daily Show alum Wyatt Cenac as a skeptical journalist who visits a support group for alien abductees with the intention of debunking it, but then realizes that he's been abducted himself. 

Making History - Fox


One of two time travel shows that are coming our way this season, this sitcom stars The Mindy Project's Adam Pally and Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester as friends who "try to balance the adventure of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present day lives."

Time - NBC


And here's the other one, which is even more aptly named. This drama follows "an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results." So basically, Legends of Tomorrow?
Science Fiction
Sci-Fi TV Shows
Comic Book TV Shows
Marvel
DC Comics