With “Game of Thrones” over, millions of fans now have a hole in their Sunday night, the size of the hole in The Wall the Night King left. Sure, there are spin-offs on the way, but there is no way of knowing when those could arrive. Thankfully, there are plenty of other upcoming shows that could fill that void Westeros has left.

These are just five shows coming that could hopefully fill that void:

“His Dark Materials”

Another dark fantasy coming from HBO later in 2019, this new series will be based on the titular books that were previously adapted into 2007’s “The Golden Compass.” Set in a parallel universe to our own, the series will follow Lyra Belacqua (Daphne Keen) as she travels across the universe with her daemon, Pantalaimon. She then becomes embroiled in a cosmic war between astral beings Lord Asriel and Metatron. The show will also star James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

“The Witcher”

Not to be outdone in the dark fantasy realm, Netflix is bringing this Andrzej Sapkowski book series to the small screen in 2019. Starring Henry Cavill, “The Witcher” follows the exploits of Geralt of Rivia, a superhuman monster hunter who travels across the unnamed Continent. During his adventures, he finds himself drawn into conflicts between empires and hunted by dark forces spread across the land. The show will also star relative newcomers Freya Allen as Princess Ciri and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer. CD Projekt RED, the developer of the successful Witcher game franchise, confirmed to IGN in 2017 that it is "not involved" with the Netflix series.

“The Lord of the Rings”

Amazon’s entry into the dark fantasy space will be their own adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings.” But instead of following the exploits of The Fellowship of the Ring, the series will serve as a prequel to the events depicted in the books and on the big screen. Set thousands of years before Frodo left The Shire, the show will be set during Middle-Earth’s Second Age. While there are still rumors about what the exact story will be, it’s believed that it will depict the forging of the original Rings of Power and the rise of Sauron. It is also unknown at this time when the show will air.

“The Mandalorian”

Disney+ is staged to make a big splash when it becomes available in November. Launching alongside it will be the Star Wars Universe’s first foray into television, “The Mandalorian.” Starring “Game of Thrones” vet Pedro Pascal, the series will follow the titular Mandalorian after the fall of the Galactic Empire as he navigates the Underworld in the outskirts of the galaxy. The show will also star Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, and Werner Herzog, and has been rumored to have already been renewed for a second season.


HBO’s second offering for 2019, “Watchmen”, won’t retell the events of Alan Moore’s original comic that was adapted to film in 2009. Instead, the show will serve as a "remix" to the original comics and follow a new group of characters in a world where masked heroes are the norm. However, it has been reported that Jeremy Irons will be playing an older Ozymandias, who will serve as the connection to the events of the comic. It will also star Regina King, Don Johnson, and Tim Blake Nelson.

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