All The New Netflix Original Shows Coming To Your TV In 2017
Clear your binge-watching schedule. There's a lot to look forward to.
Netflix really is the gift that keeps on giving. Every few months, the streaming service hits us with a whole new set of exciting series to keep us glued to our queue. A bunch of new shows—including “The Get Down,” “Girlboss” and “Bill Nye Saves the World”—have already premiered in all their binge-watch-enabling glory. But there’s plenty more where those came from.
Here are all the other original series slated to premiere on Netflix this year:
“Las Chicas del Cable” (Season 1) — April 28
This period piece follows four young women from different backgrounds who start working as “cable girls” at the national telephone company headquarters in 1928 Madrid.
“Dear White People” (Season 1) — April 28
Building off the critically-acclaimed 2014 movie with the same name, “Dear White People” offers a satirical take on “post-racial” America, set at a predominantly white Ivy League university, where racial tensions bubble just below the surface. Think of it as the lighter, funnier cousin of “Get Out.”
“Sense8” (Season 2) — May 5
This sci-fi series from the Wachowski siblings follows eight strangers who suddenly find themselves linked mentally and emotionally. On the run and forced to question their identity, the eight Sensates try to understand and protect one another.
“Master of None” (Season 2) — May 12
Aziz Ansari’s loosely autobiographical show returns for a second season of awkward dates and late-night snack cravings.
“Anne” (Season 1) — May 12
For “Anne of Green Gables” fans, the wait is finally over. “Anne” is the Netflix take on the classic coming-of-age novel, in which a young orphaned girl (Amybeth McNulty) is sent to live with an aging pair of siblings on beautiful Prince Edward Island.
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Season 3) — May 19
New York’s cutest, most colorful transplant (Ellie Kemper) keeps winning our hearts in the third season of Tina Fey’s hit.
“House of Cards” (Season 5) — May 30
The Emmy-nominated political thriller, starring Kevin Spacey as the diabolical Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, returns for a fifth season of scheming and mind games.
“Orange Is the New Black” (Season 5) — June 9
The ladies of Litchfield Correctional Facility (well, most of them, anyway) are back to tell their stories in the fifth season of Jenji Kohan’s popular series.
“GLOW” (Season 1) — June 23
Inspired by a female wrestling league in 1980s Los Angeles, “GLOW” follows a struggling actress (Alison Brie) who finds a last shot at her dreams with a weekly series about female wrestlers.
“Marvel’s The Defenders” (Season 1) — August 18
Worlds collide as multiple Netflix stars come together for this super-series. “The Defenders” features a quartet of heroes—Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones)—in their quest to save New York City.
“Mindhunter” (Season 1) — October
This series follows an elite FBI agent who develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial criminals. “Mindhunter” stars Jonathan Groff and is directed by David Fincher, so it’s guaranteed to be dark and twisted.
“Stranger Things” (Season 2) — 2017
Last summer’s biggest breakout hit returns for a second season, with new eerie developments and those same amazing kids.
“Watership Down” — 2017
The endearing novel is becoming a four-part animated mini-series, set to air later this year. Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of rabbits fleeing the intrusion of humans and the destruction of their home.
“Friends From College” (Season 1) — 2017
Kind of like the next generation of “HIMYM,” this series follows a group of friends from Harvard (Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park) as they near their forties. The comedy explores friendships, romantic relationships and the challenges of balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.
“Atypical” (Season 1) — 2017
This coming-of-age story follows Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum, as he searches for love and independence. Jennifer Jason Leigh also stars as Sam’s mother.
“Castlevania” (Season 1) — 2017
Inspired by a popular video game series, this dark medieval fantasy follows the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan as he tries to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe.
“Dark” (Season 1) — 2017
When two young children disappear, the double lives and fractured relationships among four families begin to emerge. This ten-episode family saga is set in a present-day German town, with a supernatural twist that connects to the same town back in 1986.
“Disjointed” (Season 1) — 2017
This workplace comedy features Kathy Bates as a lifelong legalization advocate who becomes the owner of an L.A. cannabis dispensary.
“Gypsy” (Season 1) — 2017
Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup star in this thriller. “Gypsy” follows Jean Holloway, a therapist who develops dangerous and intimate relationships with people in her patients’ lives.
“Kiss Me First” (Season 1) — 2017
This series tells the story of Leila, a lonely 17-year-old who is addicted to Agora, an online gaming site. After her friend Tess vanishes, Leila adopts her identity but is quickly pulled into the mystery behind her disappearance.
“Lady Dynamite” (Season 2) — 2017
This quirky, funny show features surreal episodes inspired by the life of actor/comedian Maria Bamford.
“Real Rob” (Season 2) — 2017
A more conventional counterpoint to “Lady Dynamite,” this series offers a take on comedian Rob Schneider’s life, interspersed with stand-up performances.
“Queer Eye For The Straight Guy” (Reboot) — 2017
It’s baaaaaack. Fourteen years after Carson, Jai and the rest of the crew took the country’s poorly-dressed men under their fashionable wings, Netflix is rebooting the former Bravo hit with eight new episodes.
“Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later” (Season 1) — 2017
It’s time to return to Camp Firewood to see whether everyone’s favorite counselors really made it their beeswax to get to the 10-year reunion on time.