INVENTING ANNANNNetflix’s original Netflix series Inventing Anna hits our screens early next year, and it should be a cracker. From the great mind of Shonda Rhimes (the creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Bridgerton), and starring Laverne Cox, Jennifer Esposito, and Julia Garner, the drama will tell the story of one of the biggest scams of our time. Anna Delvey, in short, conned New York high society into thinking she was a wealthy German heiress, with a scattered trust fund. In reality, she was a Russian woman from a middle-class family who wanted to make it big without really trying. THE WONDERFUL MRS. MAISEL Amazon Prime her family and friends will return to our screens in February with season 4. The first trailer offers a glimpse of how Midge is adjusting to life after her devastating layoff at the end of season three. Characteristically, undeterred, Midge declares that she is done with the opening gigs. “I’ll only do gigs where I can say what I want,” she tells a skeptical Susie (Alex Borstein). Joining the cast is This Is Us actor Milo Ventimiglia, who is rumored to play a love interest. OBI WAN KENOBI Disney PlusStar Wars fans have lost their collective since the announcement of this limited TV series with Ewan McGregor reprising his role as Jedi Master and Hayden Christiansen as Darth Vader. Not much has been revealed about the series yet, except that it will take place ten years after Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith on Tatooine. And while we don’t know much else, a moment has been unleashed in speculation: a possible reunion and rematch of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, years after Obi-Wan had it. left for dead on Mustafar. HOUSE OF THE DRAGONFoxtel’s Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, could very well be the TV event of the year. The world of Westeros has captured audiences on a massive scale – over 44 million viewers on average per season. Targaryen ancestors of Daenerys, will dominate.GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKE OFFFoxtelIt’s been a few years, but finally we have a new group of 12 bakers donning their aprons and taking their places in the iconic Bake Off hangar under the watchful eyes of judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran and hosts Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle. Get ready for more jaw-dropping Showstoppers with Moran saying, “I’m really excited about this season’s batch of bakers…. definitely some of the best pastries we have ever seen.” DARBY AND JOANAcorn TVBryan Brown and Greta Scacchi star in this uninterrupted eight-episode road movie about the Outback odyssey. Ex-cop Jack Darby (Brown) drives his battered Landcruiser, with his dog as only company. From the opposite direction comes English nurse Joan (Scacchi) in her giant motorhome. The two try to avoid each other but…they literally collide. They couldn’t be more different: the blunt Australian and the sharp-tongued Englishwoman. And this mystery and comedic drama seems to be a lot of fun with lots of twists. than your average mountain range were thrown into the movie (*cough, Tom Cruise*). All of that is about to change with this TV adaptation, with Alan Ritchson indeed approaching the stature of Jack Reacher himself, the hulking ex-military wanderer portrayed in best-selling books. This eight-episode season is based on The Killing Floor, the first-ever published Reacher book and one that sees the former military policeman arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. MASTERCHEF: FANS & FAVORITES see 12 fresh-faced foodies take on a dozen of the best chefs ever seen in the beloved TV kitchen, including Alvin Quah, Sarah Todd, Season 3 runner-up Michael Weldon and Queen OG MasterChef, Julie Goodwin . Judges Jock Zonfrillo, Andy Allen and Melissa Leong are back with their fabulous chemistry and energy. Sources say the season is shaping up to be amazing. WILL I LIE TO YOU AUSTRALIA Chrissie Swan will lead Ten’s version of the hugely popular UK show I Would I Lie To You? She’ll lead two teams, led by hilarious comedians Chris Taylor and Frank Woodley of The Chaser, as they try to fool each other with tall, twisted stories. The show ran for 14 seasons on the BBC with world-renowned comedians Rob Brydon as host, and captains Lee Mack and David Mitchell and garnered a cult following across the world. Fingers crossed, this will be as funny as the original UK version. decided. This 10-part drama which will arrive on Foxtel next year focuses on the story of 12 jurors, ordinary Australians, as they grapple with a hugely controversial case and decide the guilt or innocence of a woman accused of killing a child. Hollywood star Sam Neill, in his first major role in an Australian TV drama in years, leads a cast that also includes Brooke Satchwell, Marta Dusseldorp and Brendan Cowell. 0.38 billion) over five seasons, this series is set “thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings” – and already has so much buzz. Even without releasing a single frame from the film. It has “a cast of characters dealing with the re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth”, including Australians Tom Budge, Markella Kavenagh, Tyroe Muhafidin and Charlie Vickers, as well as Morfydd Clark as the elf queen Galadriel. is looking to further capitalize on the ratings he got when he poached Nine’s reality show last year. The Voice: Generations sees singers and musicians from different generations perform together under the watchful eye of coaches Keith Urban, Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy. Host Sonia Kruger says it will bring tears of joy and a smile to viewers, confessing that she was so mesmerized watching from the sidelines that she sometimes forgot to perform her duties. SURVIVOR BLOOD V WATERTenAustralian Survivor has always been an individual game, but with this season that’s all about to change as castaways will be playing with a member of their own family. Siblings, couples, in-laws, parents and children will all compete against each other. Australian Survivor Season 2 contestants Mark Wales and Sam Gash, NRL legend Michael Crocker and his sister-in-law Chrissy Zaremba, alongside American Survivor Queen Sandra Diaz and daughter Nina Twine, will battle for the title of Sole Survivor. It’s going to be fascinating to see if you can outsmart, outsmart, outlast your loved ones. return as a judge despite Seven saying the revived cooking show would feature “all new judges”. We’re still waiting to see who will join the French chef as he asks “where’s the sauce?” after his controversial counterpart Pete Evans was let go. Seven promises the one-time ratings juggernaut will return to its original recipe of contestants cooking in their kitchens. Sean Keenan, Jillian Nguyen, Ben O’Toole, Hunter Page Lochard, Sophia Forrest, George Pullar, Lincoln Younes, Barons tells the story of a group of surf-mad hippie friends who turn their backs on the world in search of their ideal patch of surfing heaven. Set in the hedonistic world of 1970s surfing and the unforgiving culture of entrepreneurship, Barons’ sense of adventure, fun and endless possibilities will appeal to audiences young and old.