We are very accustomed to seeing prequels of movies, but not so much tv series, but are becoming more and more popular. And it is these stories with those who know the history of the characters fascinate because that back in time, explains many of the events that led them to act as well. While we wait the premiere of Game of Thrones, here are the best prequels of series television. We love, and we hope you will too!
Better Call Saul
Breaking Bad, AMC, remains one of the best dramas of the small screen. And one of the most popular characters was Saul Goodman, a dastardly lawyer who worked with criminals and was not afraid to break the law. It sounded like a great idea when the chain confirmed that it would launch a prequel series that focused on how Jimmy McGill became Saul Goodman, and the events that led him to meet and work for Walter White in Breaking Bad. The series, which will issue its fifth season in 2020, has been at the height of its potential, presenting a story that is compelling by itself, but with many easter eggs and hidden details to excite the fans of Breaking Bad.
Everyone knows the iconic horror movie of Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho, 1960, on the serial killer Norman Bates and his mother Norma. This drama psychological thriller serves as a prequel to that story, showing a Norman younger (played by Freddie Highmore) living with his mother (Vera Farmiga) before the murders. Also it is set in the present, making it more modern and in keeping with a new generation of viewers. Shows the first signs of the mental illness of Norman, and his progression towards total madness. It lasted five seasons, from 2013 to 2017.
Almost a year after the drama military science fiction, Battlestar Galactica ended its celebrated run of four seasons in 2009, Caprica, located 58 years before the cataclysmic destruction of the 12 colonies of Kobol, it came up as a link and a prelude to this saga. Instead of focusing on the sequels, told the story of how the androids, Cylons were created for the first time by humankind and how it has finally turned against their masters.
Only lasted one season due to low ratings. Despite this, it was well received by critics, who praised the dark shades, the richness of the characters and elements inspired by The Matrix and Terminator.
Fargo (Season 2)
This is the second season of the serial anthology Fargo that served as a prequel to the first. Broadcast on FX in 2015, he remained true to his own narrative self-contained. But for those who had already seen the first season, told the story of what happened before that a young couple tried to cover up, the outrage, the escape and the murder of the son of the matriarch of a criminal family. With a rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, it is clear that the spectators were in agreement with the proposal.
Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
This series of fantasy/adventure dark starring dolls has been released recently on Netflix and has already received praise all over the world. As a prequel to the movie of Jim Henson, 1982, The Dark Crystal, develops on the fictional planet of Thra, where a trio of Gelflings in the shape of elephant, they discover a dark and terrible secret behind the power of their lords of Skeksis and you have to start a rebellion. Produced by Netflix and The Jim Henson Company, the series combines the intensive use of puppets and CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) in order to tell an awesome story.
Star Trek Discovery
Released in 2017, this series developed exclusively for CBS is prior to the original series of Star Trek, and is situated between the events of Star Trek: Enterprise and the original series, with which begins the saga. With Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead) as the protagonist, narrates his experiences as a scientist aboard the USS Discovery. The success of the series was such that, after the first season of 15 episodes, we got subscriptions record for the service of streaming. He is working on a third season, but still has not confirmed the official release date.
Known as the “SGO” among fans, this series of adventures of science fiction the movie is based on 1994 Stargate and served as a bypass of the series SG-1, Stargate. Composed of just 10 episodes of 10 minutes duration each, he made his debut in 2018 with the subscription service, Stargate Command at the MGM. In the series, a younger version of Catherine Langford (Ellie Gall) undertakes a journey to uncover the mystery of the Stargate, but it was captured as a hostage, together with his father (Connor Trinneer), by the nazis.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
After its premiere in 2001, Wet Hot American Summer, which parodies the comedies of the teens at the summer camps, has become a cult film. In 2015, will be issued as a series of eight episodes on Netflix and it was framed as a prequel. The all-star cast of the original film-including Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, and Molly Shannon – repeated in the series playing funny versions more young people of their previous papers. The fans loved it, giving the game a score of 93% on RottenTomatoes.
This series of criminal drama aired for five seasons on Fox, from 2014 to 2019. Inspired by the comic book characters of Batman, tells the story of James Gordon as a young man. Ben McKenzie acted as Gordon during his early days in the Police Department of Gotham. Along with Gordon, the series brought in popular characters such as Bruce Wayne (alias Batman), as well as some of the villains are more iconic of the universe of DC Comics, including Penguin, Riddler, and Solomon Grundy. Although the series was praised by critics, the audience fell at the end and the time came that came to an end. Even so, it was a solid prequel to the popular series.
Fear the Walking Dead
This series offers a perspective on the zombie apocalypse that The Walking Dead is not explored, at the start of the story just before this occurred. In its fifth season, the cast has changed dramatically since the first, but the series continues to captivate viewers with a fresh perspective and characters who face unique challenges.
This thriller psychological thriller aired for three seasons on NBC, from 2013 until 2015, and is based on the characters of the novels of Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon, Hannibal and Hannibal Rising. Focuses on the researcher of the FBI, Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a forensic psychiatrist who turns out to be the serial killer that Graham is trying to hunt. As they discuss the mindset of the serial killer, Dr. Lecter tries to twist, turn and manipulate Graham. The story is based on five pages of the book Red Dragon, which served as a prequel to The silence of the lambs.
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