Mark Your Calendar: The Most Anticipated Film And Television Shows Premiering This Fall

There are some pretty cool things on the horizon.

Sydney Scott Aug, 31, 2017

Fall is right around the corner and with the best season comes the return of some of our favorite shows.

Audiences will be glued to their television for This Is Us, the final season of Scandal, and new ABC series The Mayor.

But, television isn’t the only thing popping. There are some big films slated. Star Wars returns, Thor comes back to defend Asgard, and Jumanji gets a generational twist.

Here’s a little preview of what’s to come this fall. 

1 of 28 Black Bear Studios

Whoopi Goldberg stars alongside Wood Harris, Charlie Sheen, and Gina Gershon in this drama that recounts one of the most devastating days in American history. 

2 of 28 The Orchard

This documentary explores a four-day group therapy retreat between three men and a group of incarcerated men seeking rehabilitation.

3 of 28 Christian Black

Catch Sanaa Lathan in this thriller about counterterrorism agents. 

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Black Twitter favorites like Game of Thrones (dem thrones y’all!), Stranger Things and This Is Us are on deck for awards. 

5 of 28 FOX

The Lee Daniels series has added a few new face -- Luke James is set to play a love interest -- which means there will probably be a lot more drama. And, fame will once again prove to be a tricky beast for the girl group.

6 of 28 FOX

This season of the hit show will see Taraji P. Henson and Queen Latifah coming face to face as their shows, Empire and Star,  crossover for a very special episode. But, the Lyons will have other things to worry with Lucious suffereing from amnesia. 

7 of 28 Cross Creek Pictures

A reboot of the 1990 sci-fi horror, the film sees five medical students triggering near death experiences in order to explore the afterlife. Kiersey Clemons stars alongside Nina Debrov, Ellen Page, Diego Luna, and James Norton. 

8 of 28 Paul Schiraldi/HBO

Method Man, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Gary Carr, and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. star alongside James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in this drama that dives into the seedy beginnings of the porn industry in New York City.

9 of 28 ABC

A struggling rapper runs for mayor just to promote his album and wins, what could go wrong?

10 of 28 ABC/Michael Desmond

Scandal's seventh and finale season is sure to be one for the history books with Olivia in charge of Command, Mellie as president, and Cyrus as Mellie's VP, there's sure to be tons of drama.

11 of 28 Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Sure, being stranded with Idris Elba might seem wonderful, but throw in a tragic plane crash and extreme elements and things don't seem so dreamy after all. Elba and Kate Winslet will have to find some way to survive in this action drama.

12 of 28 Lionsgate

Undoubtedly, kids will love this animated flick, but parents will too. The cast features Uzo Aduba, Taye Diggs, Kristin Chenoweth, and Emily Blunt.

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Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman stars in this film as Thurgood Marshall, which sees Marshall early in his career battling a case that would put him on the map. Sterling K. Brown and Jussie Smollett co-star.

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Things are getting scary and hilarious once again as Madea takes a trip to a haunted campground.

15 of 28 Michael Yarish/CBS

Despite their issues with diversity, CBS is delivering a new cop drama with leading man Shemar Moore. A reboot of the 1975 series, we're excited to see Moore running around catching bad guys.

16 of 28 Amazon Studios

This comedy drama stars Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell, and Bryan Cranston as Vietnam vets who reunite under sad circumstances, but their reunion gives them a chance to take a hilarious walk down memory lane.

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Tessa Thompson suits up as Valkyrie to fight alongside Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and save Asgardian civilization. Taika Waititi helms this Marvel project, which is all you need to know to tune in.

June 7:

Hyori's Bed & Breakfast: Season 2 (Streaming Every Thursday) 

The Night Shift: Season 4

June 8:

Alex Strangelove

Ali's Wedding

Marcella: Season 2

The Hollow

The Staircase

Treehouse Detectives

18 of 28 Sony Pictures

Denzel Washington stars in this crime drama about a defense lawyer who finds himself in a turbulent situation.

19 of 28

Steve Dietl

Directed and co-written by Dee Rees, the Sundance favorite received tons of praise for its stirring performances. We're more than excited to catch this in theaters. 

20 of 28 DC Entertainment

You can be sure that we will be sitting front and center in the theater to see Jason Momoa's sexy Aquaman. 

21 of 28 Dale Robinette / Lionsgate

The film explores the poignant story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences entering fifth grade and attending a mainstream school for the first time. Based on the New York Times bestseller, the film features Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, and Julia Roberts

22 of 28 Michael Gibson / STX Films

Another chance to see Idris Elba, this time alongside Jessica Chastain, in a drama about Molly Bloom, a woman who ran a high-stakes poker game and became a target of the FBI.

23 of 28 David Lee/Netflix

Spike Lee's hit film will premiere in November on Netflix as a 10-episode series. With the director behind the helm once again, you can be sure this will be a must-watch.

24 of 28 Fox Searchlight Pictures

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy drama features a cast that includes Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, and Sally Hawkins, and follows two friends who discover a classified experiment. Set against the backdrop of the Cold war era, the other-wordly fairy tale is sure to be enchanting.

25 of 28 Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Pictures

John Boyega will be returning as Finn alongside Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac, fighting to save the galaxy and taking us for a wild ride on their quest.

26 of 28 Blue Sky Studios

The animated family film teaches to never judge a book by its cover, when a kind-hearted bull is torn from his home and has to wrangle a crew of friends together to find his way back. Daveed Diggs, Anthony Anderson, Boris Kodjoe, and Jerrod Carmichael voice characters in the film.

27 of 28 Sony

Jumanji returns this time with a twist for a new generation.

28 of 28 20th Century Fox

Possibly the perfect Christmas release, the musical biopic explores P.T. Barnums beginnings and the rise of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. And, fans of Zendaya will get to see the actress shine as a showgirl in the circus.