UPDATED: Check out The Best New Comic Book Shows of 2020!
Comic book fans are going to have a great year. There are quite a few shows based on comic book series that will be premiering in 2019. From new superhero shows on the DC Universe streaming channel to offerings from Image and Marvel Comics on everything from Epix to Syfy and Netflix, comic book TV shows are having a banner year.
The year started with Deadly Class on SyFy and the highly anticipated Doom Patrol on DC Universe, based on two lesser known but largely loved comic series. Upcoming comic book shows like Harley Quinn and Pennyworth are set in the more widely familiar Batman universe. Even though some favorites have left one streaming network for another, folks wanting their Netflix superhero show fix have The Umbrella Academy to binge and shows like Locke & Key to look forward to.
Comic book stories and superheroes are already ruling the box office and there are now more new comic book television shows than ever to watch at home. Are new DC Comics TV shows or Marvel TV shows the best or is there a property from a publisher other than the Big Two that's on your watchlist? Vote up the best television adaptations of comic book series or characters premiering in 2019.
Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series based on the DC Comics character. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) returns home to Houma, Louisiana to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, where she develops a bond with scientist Alec Holland (Andy Bean). After Holland tragically dies, Arcane discovers the mysteries of the swamp and that Holland may not be dead after all. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Crystal Reed
Premiered: May 31
Network: DC Universe
Pennyworth (Epix, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the DC Comics characters. The story of how Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce's billionaire father, in 1960s London. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Paloma Faith
Deadly Class (Syfy, 2019) is an American television action-thriller series created by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Image comic book series. A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of late 1980s counterculture, which follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría, Luke Tennie, + more
Premiered: January 16
Batwoman (The CW, 2019) is an American superhero television series based on the DC Comics character Kate Kane/Batwoman and set in the Arrowverse. Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) must overcome her own demons before being able to protect the streets of Gotham as Batwoman and becoming their symbol of hope. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Ruby Rose, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Nicole Kang, Rachel Skarsten, + more
Network: The CW