Next Week in TV 9/11: The Handmaid’s Tale Makes An Epic Return

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

Excitement is in the air with the kick-off of the new NFL season, and the start of fall season television premieres. The highlight for of week is the 5th season premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. It has been approximately 14 months since we saw the epic season finale where June (Elisabeth Moss) exacted her revenge on Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes). This upcoming season, however, hints at an incursion back into Gilead in an attempt to rescue Hannah, June’s daughter, and to help with the resistance. Yet there were some bittersweet news last week, with the announcement of the sixth season renewal of the series being the final one for this award-winning drama series.

Also, this week is the series premiere of The Serpent Queen on Starz, starring Samantha Morton (The Walking Dead and Tales of the Walking Dead) as Catherine de’ Medici, the 16th century Queen of France. The trailer for series was eye-catching, and looks to set itself apart from other series of the same types.

The fight for the human civilization continues with the return of War of the Worlds this Monday on Epix. Now, if you are looking for a supernatural and fantasy-based series, we recommend adding Vampire Academy, premiering on Peacock on Thursday. Also, add Fate: The Winx Saga, which is returning for its second on Netflix this Friday.

In television news, D23 Expo has dominated the fandom news feeds with exciting news, and trailers for upcoming Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney projects. There is a lot to be happy about with the upcoming series premiere of Andor on September 21st, the return of Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) in Echo – which premieres in the summer of 2023. Plus, the return of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) in Secret Invasion – also premiering in 2023 on Disney Plus.

That is it for this week! As always, don’t forget to see the week’s listing below to see what else is airing soon, and you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: War of the Worlds, The Handmaid’s Tale, Fate: Winx Saga, Vampire Academy

On-going: House of the Dragon, Tales of the Walking Dead, She-Hulk, He-Man, Spidey, The Sandman, Locke and Key, Evil, The Umbrella Academy, Stranger Things, The Boys.

Binge / Re-watch: The FBIs, Jack Ryan, The Witcher, Lost in Space, Strike Back (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: Harley Quinn.

On-going: Rick & Morty, The Sandman, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Tales of the Walking Dead, House of the Dragon, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Cobra Kai.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.

Sunday, September 11, 2022
3:01 am
AMC+ Tales of The Walking Dead [1st Season Finale]
8:00 am
DISNEY Channel Special: Lego Friends Heartlake Stories – Fitting In [Special]
8:00 pm
PBS The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family: The Fall [1st Season Finale]
FOX Monarch: Stop At Nothing [Series Premiere – Special Night & Time]

Reigning King of Country Music Albie Roman, along with his insanely talented — and tough as nails — wife, Queen of Country Music Dottie Cantrell Roman, have created a country music dynasty, but even though the Roman name is synonymous with authenticity, the very foundation of their success is a lie. When their reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy, heir to the crown Nicolette “Nicky” Roman will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy, while ensuring her own quest for stardom, alongside her brother Luke and sister Gigi. Click Here for More Information.

STARZ The Serpent Queen: Medici Bitch [Series Premiere]

The story of Catherine de Medici who, against all odds, became one of the most powerful and longest-serving rulers in French history. Starring Samantha Morton, Amrita Acharia, Barry Atsma Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
SHOWTIME American Gigolo: Pilot [Series Premiere]

American Gigolo, a present-day reimagining of the iconic 1980 film, follows Julian Kaye (Jon Bernthal) after his wrongful conviction release from 15 years in prison as he navigates his complicated relationships with his former lover Michelle (Gretchen Mol), his troubled mother, and the people who betrayed him. While Julian struggles to reconcile the escort he was in the past and the man he is today, Detective Sunday (Rosie O’Donnell) seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison all those years ago, unearthing a much larger conspiracy along the way. Click Here for More Information.

PBS Guilt: Episode Four [2nd Season Finale]

Monday, September 12, 2022
3:01 am
NETFLIX Ada Twist, Scientist: [3rd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
NBC 74th Emmy Awards
9:00 pm
EPIX War of The Worlds [3rd Season Premiere]

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
3:01 am
BRITBOX Shetland [7th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Cyberpunk: Edgerunners [1st Season Premiere]

In a dystopia riddled with corruption and cybernetic implants, a talented but reckless street kid strives to become a mercenary outlaw — an edgerunner. Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
FREEFORM The Come Up: Bring It – Whatever ‘it’ Is [Series Premiere]

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
12:01 am
HULU The Handmaid’s Tale [5th Season Premiere]
HULU The Zone: Survival Mission: 4th Zone [Time Slot Premiere]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Heartbreak High [Series Premiere]

An incendiary mural exposes everyone’s secret hook-ups at Hartley High. Its author, Amerie, has to grapple with the messy fallouts as a total outcast. Click Here for More Information.

DISNEY+ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Let It Go [3rd Season Finale]
NETFLIX The Lørenskog Disappearance [Series Premiere]

When a billionaire’s wife vanishes, Norwegian police must deal with the frenzied press and deceitful informants to find the truth. Based on real events. Click Here for More Information.

DISNEY+ Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Circuit Experimental Films: Reflect [Special]
8:30 pm
ABC ABC Fall Preview Special
9:00 pm
CBS The Challenge: USA: Home of The Brave [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
FREEFORM Grown-Ish: It’s A Vibe [5th Season Fall Finale]
ABC Soul of A Nation: Mi Gente: Groundbreakers And Changemakers [One-Hour Special]

Thursday, September 15, 2022
12:01 am
HULU Mike [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Bastard – Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Dogs In Space: [2nd Season Premiere]
HBO MAX Harley Quinn [3rd Season Finale / Animated]
PEACOCK Vampire Academy [Series Premiere]

From executive producers Julie Plec & Marguerite MacIntyre comes a story of friendship, romance and danger. In a world of privilege and glamour, two young women’s friendship transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter vampire society. One as a powerful Royal, the other a half-vampire Guardian trained to protect against the savage ‘Strigoi’ who threaten to tear their society apart. That is, if Royal infighting doesn’t do the job first. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
ABC Press Your Luck: The Curse of The One More Spin [4th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
ABC Generation Gap: Party In The Nude [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
FX Atlanta: The Most Atlanta / The Homeliest Little Horse [4th Season Premiere]

Friday, September 16, 2022
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal: Echoes of Eternity [2nd Season Finale]
12:01 am
AMAZON Goodnight Mommy [Movie]
APPLE TV+ Five Days At Memorial: The Reckoning [1st Season Finale]
AMAZON The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick [5th Season Premiere]
FREEVEE Sprung [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Brave Ones [Series Premiere]

An all-mighty goddess reincarnated as a young woman must harness her divine powers to avenge her sister’s death and protect her family from destruction. Click Here for More Information.

DISNEY+  Mija [Special]
NETFLIX Fate: The Winx Saga [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Love Is Blind: After The Altar [Special]
ROKU Heathers: The Musical
NETFLIX Santo [Series Premiere]

Two cops on opposite sides of the Atlantic engage in a desperate hunt for a vicious international drug dealer whose face has never been revealed. Click Here for More Information.

5:00 pm
CARTOON Teen Titans Go!: 365! [7th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
CBS CBS Fall Preview [Special]
NBC Dateline NBC [31st Season Premiere]
THE CW Dynasty: Catch 22 [5th Season Finale]
11:00 pm
HBO Los Espookys: Los Espiritus En El Cementerio [2nd Season Premiere]

Saturday, September 17, 2022
3:01 am
HBO MAX Batwheels: Secret Origin of The Batwheels [Special]
9:00 pm
THE CW Masters of Illusion: The Extreme Exotic [8th Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS 48 Hours [35th Season Premiere]

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Scott is a Spidey/Funko/video game fanatic, yet going to a pop culture convention is always his goal. Yes, he is also a fan of Mario and Wario. You can follow him on Twitter @ScottyTheWise.

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