While I may or may not be procrastinating writing about the season finale of Loki, there is one thing I know for certain: there’s a lot of great content coming our way. Here are just five of the upcoming releases that the Collective Crew is pretty excited about.
Marvel Studios’ very first animated series is basically a spin-off of Loki, thanks to the actions of the God(s) of Mischief. What If…?‘s nine episodes will explore alternate timelines set free by Sylvie—the stories we already know from the MCU, but with small changes that cause huge rippling differences. For example, what if it were Peggy Carter who received the super soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers? What if it weren’t Peter Quill who was taken from his home, but T’Challa instead? The questions (and variations in story) are endless. Enter the multiverse on August 11, only on Disney Plus.
The latest podcast from Lore creator Aaron Mahnke is here, and it stars our favorite hunter-angel Misha Collins alongside other fantastic favorites like Nathan Fillion, Kristin Bauer, and Will Wheaton. This supernatural thriller (yes, it’s fiction) promises to immerse listeners in the story of folklore professor Jeremy Bradshaw as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of his father decades before. According to the official synopsis, “Along the way, he’s helped by some unlikely partners who challenge everything he believes in, and ultimately tries to answer the question: can the past actually be rewritten?” Bridgewater can be found on Apple Podcasts or Spotify—and the first two episodes are already available!
The final season of Lucifer can’t get here soon enough. Season five left us with tons of questions, like can Lucifer really become God? Is Dan really dead? Will Lucifer and Chloe ever get the chance to just be together without apocalyptic stuff going on at the same time? Hopefully season six will tell all. Check out the latest trailer below, and catch bad things coming to an end on September 10th, only on Netflix.
The Witcher—Season 2 (and Nightmare of the Wolf)
It’s a good time to be a Witcher fan. The second season, which will explore Geralt and Princess Cirilla’s paths of intertwined destinies, will premiere on December 17. This feels like a long time coming, as filming was slowed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that’s not all—we also have The Nightmare of the Wolf, an anime-style film focusing on the younger years of Geralt’s mentor Vesemir, coming to the small screen on August 23. (And later, we can also look forward to The Witcher: Blood Origin, another spin-off set over 1000 years before the story of Geralt…release date TBA.)
Into Every Generation—BTVS book spinoff
It’s time to introduce Buffy the Vampire Slayer to a new generation of readers—while this release is still a ways away, I don’t think it’s too early to get excited for a new BTVS trilogy from Disney Hyperion. The YA series, written by Kendare Blake, will center on Willow Rosenberg’s daughter. Polygon shared the official synopsis:
Frankie Rosenberg is passionate about the environment, a sophomore at New Sunnydale High School, and the daughter of the most powerful witch in Sunnydale history. Her mom, Willow, is slowly teaching her magic on the condition that she use it to better the world. But Frankie’s happily quiet life is upended when new girl Hailey shows up with news that the annual Slayer convention has been the target of an attack, and all the Slayers—including Buffy, Faith, and Hailey’s older sister Vi—might be dead. That means it’s time for this generation’s Slayer to be born. But being the first ever Slayer-Witch means learning how to wield a stake while trying to control her budding powers. With the help of Hailey, a werewolf named Jake, and a hot but nerdy sage demon, Frankie must become the Slayer, prevent the Hellmouth from opening again, and find out what happened to her Aunt Buffy, before she’s next. Get ready for a whole new story within the world of Buffy!
In Every Generation goes on sale January 4, 2022.