The fall television season kicks off next month, and over the weekend, networks released several new trailers and promos to whet your appetites for the upcoming seasons.
Sons of Anarchy — Unless I’m forgetting one, this is the first trailer with actual footage from season five (as opposed to the overcooked symbolism in this trailer). It looks like season five is going to have a lot more Harold Perrineau (Lost) than previously assumed. Also, Clay has an oxygen mask, and I’m still not that comfortable seeing Jimmy Smits without a suit on.
Homeland — I’m not going to preface this trailer with anything, except to say that — if you’re watching Homeland — the season two trailer and its use of “Every Breath You Take” will blow you away. If you’re not watching Homeland, this is the one fall season show you need to catch up on pronto.
American Horror Story — There’s not much to this short teaser for the second season of American Horror Story: Asylum except for the fact that it looks sufficiently creepy. In case you haven’t been keeping up with the off-season developments, the second season is set in an insane asylum in the 1960s and features all new characters (some played by actors from last season). The cast for the second season includes returning cast members Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, as well as new additions Franka Potente, Adam Levine, Charming Potato’s wife Jenna Dewan, Clea DuVall, Chloe Sevigny, Joseph Fiennes and James Cromwell.
Fringe — Having caught up on the fourth season over the summer, and of the opinion it’s the best season since the second, I’m excited as hell about the final 13-episode season. As alluded to in last season’s 19th episode, “Letters of Transit,” the final season will focus largely on the Observers, who are set to take over the world in the near future.
Gossip Girl — OK. I needed another trailer to make it an even five, so I tossed this one in. I haven’t actually ever watched Gossip Girl, know nothing about it (except that Blake Lively is on it) and have no interest whatsoever in watching the final season. This trailer actually makes me less interested. Wow, this is a really terrible-looking show.