Samuel L. Jackson: Every Upcoming Movie and TV Show in 2024 and 2025

Samuel L. Jackson is synonymous with charisma and versatility in the world of cinema. The actor embarked on the remarkable journey of his career with his early film roles in ‘Eddie Murphy Raw,’ ‘Coming to America,’ ‘True Romance,’ and ‘Menace II Society.’ Later, his collaborations with director Spike Lee made him a prominent name in the industry. From ‘School Daze’ to ‘Chi-Raq,’ their partnership yielded thought-provoking and memorable performances from the actor.

Yet, Jackson’s portrayal of the enigmatic hitman Jules Winnfield in Quentin Tarantino’s groundbreaking film ‘Pulp Fiction’ solidified his status as a cinematic legend. The performance earned him an Academy Award nomination. The actor’s portfolio further expanded with his iconic roles as Jedi Mace Windu in the ‘Star Wars’ films and the indomitable Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a career spanning genres and decades, the actor has never failed to impress audiences and will continue the streak in his future projects as well. Here is a list of all the upcoming films and TV shows of Samuel L. Jackson!

1. Garfield (2024)

‘Garfield,’ an animated film based on the popular comic strip Cat, is currently in the works. The comedy film features the voices of Chris Pratt as the titular cat and Jackson as his estranged father, Vic, and sends the former along with his canine friend Odie on a hilarious heist with Vic. The voice cast also includes Nicholas Hoult, Ving Rhames, Cecily Strong, Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, and Bowen Yang. The film, helmed by Mark Dindal, is currently waiting for its theatrical release on May 24, 2024.

2. Damaged (TBA)

‘Damaged’ is a crime film starring Jackson as Chicago detective Dan Lawson, who goes to Scotland to team up with Det. Glen Boyd as the two investigate serial killings in the country. The action film is directed by Terry McDonough and also stars Gianni Capaldi as Det. Glen Boyd, along with John Hannah, Vincent Cassel, Kate Dickie, and Brian McCardie. The project is currently in the post-production phase and will release on April 12, 2024.

3. The Piano Lesson (TBA)

Based on August Wilson’s eponymous play, ‘The Piano Lesson’ is a drama film focusing on the lives of the Charles family in the aftermath of the Great Depression as they decide what to do with an heirloom, the family piano. Jackson portrays Doaker Charles, the patriarch of the household, while John David Washington appears as his nephew, Boy Willie Charles. Interestingly, Jackson played the role of Boy Willie Charles in the original play in a 1987 production.

The film, also starring Ray Fisher, Danielle Deadwyler, Michael Potts, Corey Hawkins, Melanie Jeffcoat, and Erykah Badu among others, is currently under post-production. The Malcolm Washington-helmed project is slated to arrive on Netflix. However, its release date hasn’t been announced as of now.

4. The Unholy Trinity (TBA)

Richard Gray is helming this Western action flick written by Lee Zachariah. It stars Jackson along with Pierce Brosnan, Brandon Lessard, Veronica Ferres, and Katrina Bowden. With 1870s Montana as the backdrop, the film tells the story of Henry Broadway (Lessard) whose estranged father Isaac, about to be executed, sets him on the task of finding the culprit who framed Isaac for the crime. Henry thus arrives at Trinity, a remote town, to find the guy but instead gets involved with Trinity’s new sheriff Gabriel Dove (Brosnan), and a guy named St. Christopher (Jackson).

Jackson is no stranger to Western projects as we have already seen him shine in ‘The Hateful Eight’ and ‘Django Unchained.’ Thus casting him is a great decision. The project is currently filming so there is still time before we get a release date.

5. The Beast (TBA)

‘The Beast’ is an action thriller film that focuses on the titular presidential limousine, an impenetrable vehicle housing loads of weapons. When the US president gets stranded inside the limousine during a militia coup, he has to learn to control it, while struggling with his inner demons, to save his life, along with the life of Secret Service agent Taft, and the future of the country. Jackson stars as the president alongside ‘The Suicide Squad’ star Joel Kinnaman, who portrays Taft. The film, directed by James Madigan, is currently gearing up for its production.

6. Afterburn (TBA)


To be directed by J.J. Perry, ‘Afterburn’ is an epic action-adventure flick that will be a series adaptation of the Red 5 comic/graphic novel series of the same name created by Scott Chitwood, Paul Ens, and Wayne Nichols. The story is set 10 years after a solar flare has been almost completely destroyed by a solar flare and follows a group of treasure hunters who are searching for ancient relics. Jackson will play the role of Valentine, a freedom fighter while Dave Bautista (also producing) has been roped in to play an ex-soldier named Jake. The screenplay has been written by Matt Johnson, Nimrod Antal, Bill Collage, Christian Gudegast and Tommy Wirkola. The movie is currently in its pre-production and more details are awaited.

7. Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist (TBA)

The Peacock true-crime limited series is based on the Will Packer-produced iHeartPodcast podcast of the same name. It will showcase the armed robbery at the after-party of Muhammad Ali’s historic comeback fight (he was banned from boxing for refusing to get drafted into the military) wherein he defeated Jerry Quarry. On October 27, 1970, more than 200 guests were held at gunpoint and robbed of an estimated total of $100,000. The series will be set in Atlanta where the real event occurred and follow the culprits and the cop who caught them. Jackson will play the role of gangster Frank Moten aka Black Godfather. The rest of the cast includes Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Don Cheadle, Chloe Bailey, Clifton Powell, and Melvin Gregg. Shaye Ogbonna and Jason Horwitch serve as the showrunners. The series is currently in its pre-production stage and more details are awaited.

8. Last Meals (TBA)

Samuel L. Jackson plays a disgraced White House chef named Walter who goes on to prepare meals for prisoners on death row in ‘Last Meals.’ When an inmate named Reed (Boyd Holbrook) goes on a hunger strike, Walter forms an unlikely bond with him. The details of the rest of the cast of the Andrew Levitas directorial have been kept under wraps. The drama film is currently in the pre-production phase with no release date attached.

9. Futha Mucka (TBA)

Jackson teams up with Ryan Reynolds again after ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ and ‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ for the animated series ‘Futha Mucka.’ The actor also executive produces the show and voices the character Sam, who is taken care of by Ryan (Reynolds). However, a mishap turns things upside down, turning Sam into the caregiver of Ryan. Created by Brian Kehoe and Jim Kehoe, the show was announced in 2020 with the rest of the cast kept undisclosed. Since then, there haven’t been any further updates and the project is still in the pre-production stage.

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