The best TV series still to come in 2017

From Poldark to The Crown, Game of Thrones to Star Trek, there's so much great TV still to come in 2017

July

Top of the Lake: China Girl The second instalment of Jane Campion’s miniseries follows Detective Robin Griffin as she investigates the death of a young Asian girl in Bondi Beach, Sydney. Nicole Kidman joins The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss on BBC2.

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14 July

Friends From College Gross-out comedy from the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Five-Year Engagement starring Billy Eichner (Parks & Recreation), Fred Savage (of Wonder Years fame) and Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) as a group of Harvard grads who reunite in their 40s.

17 July

Game of Thrones season 7 Jon Snow and the gang return to Sky Atlantic this summer after an extended hiatus. The great war is upon us.

The Walking Dead season 8 The zombie apocalypse drama will hit its 100th episode with the 8th season premiere. Showrunner Scott M Gimple promises to improve upon the poorly received 7th season. On FOX in the UK.

Ozark Dark thriller in the vein of Breaking Bad, starring Jason Bateman as a Chicago businessman forced to take his family to a Missouri resort community to pay off a debt to a Mexican drug lord.

August

Strike BBC1’s highly anticipated adaptation of Robert Galbraith’s (aka JK Rowling’s) novels about Cormoran Strike, a war vet-turned private detective.

Against The Law Ten years before the partial decriminalisation of homosexual acts in 1967, journalist Peter Wildeblood finds himself in the dock when his lover is pressured to turn Queen’s Evidence against him. New historical drama on BBC2 starring Daniel Mays and Mark Gatiss.

September

Will & Grace: Season 10 The groundbreaking sitcom – it was the first to feature gay characters in lead roles – returns after 11 years off the air

October

 Curb Your Enthusiasm: season 9 The long-awaited return of the grumbling, misanthropic TV version of Larry David, who doesn’t seem too different to real-life Larry David. Pretty, pretty, pretty good. 

Mindhunter: Season 1 Fight Club director David Fincher’s latest foray into the small screen is a crime drama in the ilk of Silence of the Lambs, as two FBI officers interview imprisoned serial killers to crack cases. New to Netflix.

Stranger Things: Season 2 The kids are alright… for now. Last we saw Mike, Dustin and the rest of the gang, all was back to normal, as long as you overlook the fact that Will seems to be coughing up mini demagorgons.

The Crown: Season 2 For its second spin out, the regal drama will cover the years between 1955-1964. If you’re to believe reports, it will take a closer look at Prince Philip this time around, and it will be the last series to feature Matt Smith and Claire Foy as the Queen and Prince.

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Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 Set 10 years prior to the launch of Captain Kirk’s Starship Enterprise, the new female Star Trek series stars Michelle Yeoh and Sonequa Martin-Green star as Captain Philippa Georgiou and First Officer Michael Burnham respectively.