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On May 24, the new DC Universe series Doom Patrol will debut online.

This is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved groups of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Elasti-Girl (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities – but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence – and to protect Earth from what they find.

Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of Titans, the show will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.

The cast includes Alan Tudyk and Joivan Wade.

Here is an extended trailer for Doom Patrol:

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The new Sundance TV drama The Name of the Rose will debut on May 23 at 10 PM.

The limited series, set in Italy in 1327, follows the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (John Turturro) and his novice Adso von Melk (Damian Hardung) as they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps. There they become witnesses to a series of mysterious murders. While Baskerville and Melk investigate and search for the killer, they are hunted themselves by the merciless inquisitor Bernard Gui (Rupert Everett), who prosecutes those who criticize the pope.

The cast includes Michael Emerson (Lost and Person of Interest).

Here is a trailer for The Name of the Rose:

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On May 21, the two-hour debut of Blood & Treasure will air on CBS at 9 PM.

Matt Barr (Sleepy Hollow) and Sofia Pernas (The Brave) star as a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief (respectively), who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. As they crisscross the globe hunting their target, they unexpectedly find themselves at the center of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization.

The cast will include Alicia Coppola, Anna Silk (Lost Girl), James Callis (Battlestar Galactica), Katia Winter (Sleepy Hollow) and Michael James Shaw (Limitless).

NOTE: Blood & Treasure will move to its regular timeslot of 10 PM on May 28.

Here is a trailer for Blood & Treasure:

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On May 17, the new streaming series Catch-22 will debut on Hulu.

Based on Joseph Heller’s seminal novel of the same name, the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service.

Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.

The cast includes Austin Stowell, George Clooney and Kyle Chandler [among others].

Here is a trailer for Catch-22:

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On May 13, the new drama L.A.’s Finest, based on The Bad Boys film series, will debut on Spectrum’s cable service today

Show Synopsis: The series follows Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has seemingly left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret. Taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits, Syd and Nancy become a force to be reckoned with – on the streets, and in each other’s lives.

The series also stars veteran actor Ernie Hudson, Ryan McPartlin (Chuck), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Duane Martin (All of Us) and Zach McGowan (The 100).

Here is a trailer for L.A.’s Finest:

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On May 10, the new 10-episode Netflix series The Society will debut online.

Show Synopsis: The series follow a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, but soon discover their parents are nowhere to be found.

The series includes Kathryn Newton (Supernatural) and Kristine Froseth (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser).

Here is a trailer for The Society:

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On May 6, the HBO original mini-series Chernobyl will debut at 9 PM.

This 5-part mini-series dramatizes the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst human-made catastrophes in history, telling the story of the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster, all the while battling a culture of disinformation.

The cast includes Jared Harris (The Crown), Stellan Skarsgard (Good Will Hunting) and Emily Watson (Gosford Park).

Here is a trailer for Chernobyl:

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