Fall television season is finally here, which means a ton of new programming is coming our way. The schedule is becoming increasingly hard to keep track of as the television lineup becomes more and more jam-packed each season. The good news is that this means more brand-new horror series on the way. The bad news is that they’re not always easy to find in an overcrowded schedule. So, we sorted it out for you; here’s all of the notable horror TV series premiering this Fall:
The Purge – September 4, USA
This 10-episode series marks the Purge franchise’s jump from the big screen to small. You know the drill; it will follow several characters as they struggle to survive during the 12-hour period where all crime is legal. It will be interesting to see how the action horror franchise translates to a slower episodic format, but with recurring stars like Fiona Dourif as a cult leader and William Baldwin, you can bet we ’re very curious.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse -September 12, FX
The eighth season of Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology series is shaping up to be a massive one. For starters, the title is quite likely literal. Secondly, this season marks major crossovers from previous seasons “Murder House” and “Coven.” There are several cast members reprising their roles from those early season, some even doubling or tripling up. Considering how very different “Murder House” was from “Coven” in tone, it’ll be interesting to see how they collide. Is this the end as we know it?
Into the Dark – October 5, Hulu
Who doesn’t love a good horror anthology? This series by Blumhouse is set to release feature length episodes on the first Friday of every month beginning October 5. The episodes are supposed to be inspired by a holiday from the month of its release, which means the first ep, “The Body,” will be set around Halloween. The second episode is Thanksgiving themed. A holiday anthology that plays out like a horror movie of the month? We’re in.
The Walking Dead – October 7, AMC
The ninth season of this zombie apocalypse show will be the final season for stars Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohen. The season will see a new threat in the form of the mysterious Whisperers in the wake of Negan’s defeat. Plus zombies, of course.
The Haunting of Hill House – October 12, Netflix
This 10-episode series based on Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel lands just in time for the Halloween season. Even better? It’s written and directed by Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game, Oculus, Hush), and stars Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Lulu Wilson, and Timothy Hutton. The plot follows a family both in the present and the past as they deal with ghosts.
Lore – October 19, Amazon
The second season of this anthology series with a mixed media, live-action format based on Aaron Mahnke’s popular podcast will feature some familiar tales for fans. But there will also be completely original stories that have never been aired on the podcast before, too, giving fans a new reason to tune in.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – October 26, Netflix
Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and based on a comic book series of the same name, this take on Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellman will be nothing like the family-friendly sitcom from the ‘90s. Instead, think dark and Satanic. The plot follows Sabrina struggling through adolescence as a half-mortal, half-witch, while evil forces threaten her and those that she loves. The series stars Kiernan Shipka, Mirando Otto, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, and more. If this series is half as good as the comic, we’re in for something special.
Castlevania – October 26, Netflix
The 4-episode inaugural season proved to be a fun, bloody surprise, but also a bit of a tease with that massive cliffhanger ending. Luckily season 2 has been expanded to 8 episodes. Graham McTavish voices Dracula, the vampire pissed off at humanity for the death of his wife, and Richard Armitage voices anti-hero Trevor Belmont.
Stan Against Evil – October 31, IFC
If you’re bummed about the end of Ash vs Evil Dead, then this horror comedy series starring John C. McGinley should alleviate the sting a little. Entering its third season, curmudgeonly retired sheriff Stan Miller will continue to battle against the evil threatening to destroy the town of Willard’s Mill, and face the consequences of Stan traveling through time at the end of season 2. Happy Halloween!