It’s already been quite an eventful summer for sci-fi fans. Last week saw the finale of Apple’s post-apocalyptic series Silo, Strange new worlds season 2 continues Star Trek until August and Disney Plus is still in the thick of it Secret invasion, his alien conspiracy derived from the MCU. Oh, and there’s the return of Black mirror. On top of all that, there are also a slew of series set to debut in the coming weeks and months—so many, in fact, that you might just need a little help planning your precious downtime. So here’s a handy list to make life a little easier.
Foundation season 2
Apple TV Plus – July 14th
Apple’s attempt at adaptation Foundation It started out slow, but by the end of the first season the sci-fi epic showed a lot of promise. Season 2 takes place a century later, and with much of the exposition out of the way, hopefully a little more exciting. It will premiere on July 14, with new episodes dropping on Fridays.
Futurama season 11
Hulu – July 24th
The return of Futurama It’s been a long time coming, but the 10-episode season will finally premiere later this month. It could technically be a show about the future, but as always, it seems the show will mostly explore present-day issues through a retrofuturistic lens. New episodes arrive on Hulu on Mondays.
Invasion season 2
Apple TV Plus – August 23rd
It’s invasion summer, apparently. Apple’s take on the genre returns in August, with a season that promises to jump straight into the war between humans and alien visitors. Season 1 chronicled the early days of the invasion from multiple perspectives, but the first few images from Season 2 make it look like things are going to get a little more intense and action-packed. It will premiere on August 23, with weekly episodes dropping every Wednesday.
Disney Plus – August 23rd
The last one Star Wars the spinoff puts emphasis on Rosario Dawson’s former Jedi Knight, who viewers might remember from The Mandalorian, where he had the important task of revealing Grogu’s name. She returns for the new show, which follows the character “as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.” Debuts August 23 with new episodes on Wednesdays.
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Loki season 2
Disney Plus – October 6th
OK, calling this summer is a stretch, but it can still be pretty muggy in October here on the east coast, so I’m counting it down. We don’t know much about the second season, but about the original series Loki helped kickstart the MCU diving headlong into the multiverse, so it’s likely going to get pretty weird. It starts streaming on Oct. 6, presumably meaning new episodes drop on Fridays.