From hot new series to returning favorites, at Wiretap, we’re looking at 20 of the most anticipated Netflix original series coming out this year.
AJ and the Queen (January 10)
Sex Education (January 17)
October Faction (January 23)
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Part 3 (January 24)
BoJack Horseman (January 31)
Locke & Key (February 7)
In this four-episode miniseries, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer stars as Madam C.J. Walker, the African-American haircare entrepreneur who became America’s first female self-made millionaire. Blair Underwood and Tiffany Haddish also star.
Ozark (March 27)
In this comedy based on a digital series that came out of the Sundance Institute, three cousins come together following the death of their grandfather to keep his beloved taco shop open in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Among its executive producers is America Ferrera, alongside Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez who created Gente-fied: The Digital Series.
2019 brought us The Politician, and this year, Ryan Murphy has a few projects launching on Netflix. This one stars frequent Murphy muse Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) as the young nurse at a mental institution who becomes the monster best known from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Sharon Stone, Rosanna Arquette, and Don Cheadle also star.
The Umbrella Academy (TBD)
One of Netflix’s biggest hits in 2019, The Umbrella Academy is back this year for its second season. While no details have been revealed as of yet, it’ll probably revolve around the Hargreeves siblings dealing with the fallout of the apocalyptic events at the end of Season 1. At this point, there’s no premiere date but it’s rumored for release in the second half of 2020.
Space Force (TBD)
The Eddy (TBD)
Damien Chazelle, best known as the director of La La Land, brings his first TV project to Netflix in an eight-part musical drama. The story is centered on a jazz club in contemporary Paris, and stars an impressive cast including Andre Holland and Amandla Stenberg.
Altered Carbon (TBD)
Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) stars in this re-imagining of the Arthurian legend. The story is told through the eyes of Nimue, a teen sorceress who will eventually become the Lady of the Lake. Following the death of her mother, Nimue partners with a young mercenary, Arthur, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword.
Shonda Rhimes made headlines when she signed a huge deal with Netflix, and 2020 will bring us her first project for the streamer, Bridgerton. Based on the best-selling romance novels by Julia Quinn set during England’s early 1800s Regency period, Julie Andrews leads a large ensemble cast that includes For the People‘s Regé-Jean Page and Derry Girls‘ Nicola Coughlan.<.p>
Selena: The Series (TBD)
Remember when Netflix rescued Lucifer when it was cancelled by Fox? Well, following an incredible fourth season on the streamer, they’ve renewed it for a fifth and final season. Yes, it’s going to be sad to say goodbye to these characters and this story, but at least we’re getting a super-sized season with 16 episodes, the first half of which will be released at some point this year. In an awesome casting choice, Dennis Haysbert has landed the role of God, reuniting him with his 24 co-star D.B. Woodside.
This follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House is loosely based on horror novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Much of the original cast is returning in different roles (although there will be some Season 1 Easter eggs). While we don’t have a premiere date yet, it’s rumored for a Halloween release.
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