Trailer Roundup: Winter TV Starts Heating Up

Winter TV will explode on the scene in just a few weeks. Here are a few of the most recent trailers highlighting the hottest titles.

I’ve been stockpiling trailers for upcoming Winter TV for a few days now. There’s not any particular reason… Just been lazy I guess. Well, let’s call it “in the Holiday spirit,” shall we? At any rate, here they are for your viewing pleasure. It’s really amazing, though, to see how many properties are either going or continuing the 100 percent female-focused stories. Of course, plenty of male-centric stories exist out there, but it’s good to see the ladies continuing to get their due.

The Good Fight

Robert and Michelle King return to the world first created in CBS’s The Good Wife. With The Good Fight, Christine Baranski returns to the role of Diane Lockhart as she falls victim to a massive financial scam. Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Lucca Quinn, and Carrie Preston (both of The Good Wife) join Baranski for the ride. Delory Linda, Justin Bartha, and Bernadette Peters also boast roles in the series.

“The Good Fight” premieres Sunday, Feb. 19 on CBS All Access.

 

Girls

HBO’s Girls ends with its upcoming sixth season. Coming off of a critically acclaimed resurgent fifth season, the Lena Dunham-led comedy offers a teaser that focuses on an uncomfortable “come to Jesus” meeting for the unhappy foursome. In something of a companion piece to Season 3’s “Beach House” episode, the teaser illustrates the growing divide among the friends.

The sixth and final season of Girls debuts Sunday, February 12, on HBO.

 

Homeland

I failed to catch up on Homeland Season 5 thus far (I’ll get to it…), but people seemed to have continued to respect the series even if Emmy slightly cooled on it this year. Season 6, for a few specific reasons, looks far more interesting now that Carrie has returned to U.S. soil. The season focuses on the aftermath of a presidential election through the inauguration of winning candidate Elizabeth Marvel. The trailer points to the return of Rupert Friend’s Quinn, who was last seen in a coma at the end of Season 5.

Homeland returns Sunday, January 15, on Showtime.

 

The Handmaid’s Tale

Okay, so it’s not a trailer. And it doesn’t really belong as a Winter TV candidate, but Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale premieres April 26, 2017. Based on the Margaret Atwood novel, The Handmaid’s Tale is the grandmother of modern dystopian fiction. Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred, a woman living in a society where women and their reproductive systems are wards of the state. The series also features Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd and O-T Fagbenle. This one feels primed for Emmy glory in what appears to be the already crowded Limited Series category.

The following images all hail from Hulu, and stay tuned for an official trailer early in 2017.

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