What’s New On Netflix: Things To Add To Your Watch List + Launch Dates

What’s New On Netflix: Things To Add To Your Watch List + Launch Dates

Netflix is dropping an original series every single week in 2016, and there are some seriously exciting shows on the schedule. Here’s what you need on your radar now

The Netflix addiction is real. With hundreds of TV shows and movies streaming 24/7, we’re glued to our screens more often than we’re going to admit. It doesn't help that Netflix are planning to drop an original series every single week in 2016 - bye-bye, social life! To make life easier, we've rounded up all the Netflix new additions you NEED to add to your watch list asap… 

Amanda Knox
Did she do it? Whatever your opinion on Amanda Knox and her alleged crime, this documentary is a gripping must-see that you’ll be debating for weeks to come.  


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Marvel’s Luke Cage
Loved Jessica Jones? Miss Luke Cage? Be sad no longer - his titular series has hit Netflix, showing how Luke went from sabotaged experiment to super strength, and the struggle in between. 


Justin Timberlake And The Tennessee Kids
A Justin Timberlake tour film? Count us in. This documentary follows Justin on the finale date of his 20/20 tour, with 25 Tennessee Kids band members. 


Black Mirror
The latest series of Charlie Brooker’s dark and disturbing anthology series is here, tapping into our very 21st century problem of techno-paranoia. The episodes deal with social media popularity, virtual reality and taking a long, hard look at worlds that are 'only minutes from our own'. Terrifying, gripping and totally brilliant.



The Crown
Hands up who's missed Matt Smith since he departed Dr Who? Well, there's only 6 weeks to wait until The Crown hits Netflix, where all 10 episodes will be available to binge. Matt plays a young Prince Phillip in Netflix's most expensive drama, with Clare Foy as Queen Elizabeth. 


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Gilmore Girls
Launching: November 25th
Released just in time for American thanksgiving, the Gilmore Girls reboot has been hugely anticipated, with most of your favourite cast members returning to continue their lives - and loves. 


Fuller House
Launching: December 9th
No, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen won’t be back for the Fuller House reboot, but that doesn’t mean the spinoff series won’t have you binge-watching in a weekend. How are the cast in 2016? We can’t wait to find out.


Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Launching: (Friday) January 13th 2017
Netflix are advising viewers not to watch this TV adaptation as it will no doubt bring misery and misfortune to all…


Marvel’s Iron Fist
Launching: March 17th 2017

Billionaire Danny Rand heads back to New York after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and defend the city with kung-fu mastery.

Launching: 2017
This psychological thriller follows the case of Jean Holloway, a therapist with dangerously close relationships to the people in her patients’ lives.  We don’t know a lot more about this 10-episode drama, except that it’s being penned by Lisa Rubin. 

Jessica Jones
Launching: TBC
Jessica Jones will make a return to Netflix after Luke Cage’s standalone series, and it’s just been announced that all 13 episodes of season 2 will be directed by women. We think Jessica would like that very much. All scripts are nearly completed, with a shoot date scheduled for 2017.

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And everything that's already available...

Stranger Things

If you loved The Returned, add Stranger Things to your Netflix list now. A young boy vanishes into thin air in 1983 Indiana, and as the city searches for answers, they find a million more questions. We’re talking top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.


The Get Down
When a series comes from the man behind The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet, you know it’s going to be good. 1970s New York is the setting for Baz Luhrmann’s hugely anticipated series, which will take viewers through the birth of disco, punk and hip-hop. The cast is full of fresh faces, plus a certain Jaden Smith.


Orange Is The New Black
13 episodes in one go? Sorry, social life… Things are getting heavy at Litchfield prison, where there's new blood, old tensions and a tease at tying up some of those loose ends from the series 3 finale. Watch the brand new trailer here.


Special Correspondents
One April release that has EVERYONE talking is the Netflix original film Special Correspondents that has been written and directed by Ricky Gervais. It's the first feature project from Ricky since 2010's Cemetary Junction, and stars Ricky himself, Eric Bana, Vera Farmiga, Benjamin Bratt, and America Ferrera to name but a few.


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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2
Created by Tina Fey and starring Ellie Kemper, the second season of this hugely popular series will make it's UK premiere on April 15th. Guest stars will include Girls' Zosia Mamet and real life boyfriend Evan Jonigkeit, Jeff Goldblum and Amy Sedaris. Tina Fey will also be making another appearance. LOVE Tina Fey.


The Ranch
​Ashton Kutcher stars in The Ranch, a modern-day Western comedy series - bear with us on this on. Set in Colorado, Kutcher plays a failed professional footballer with an father who’s been absent for 15 years. The series will also feature That '70s Show co-star Danny Masterson. Expect close-knit town drama. Part 2 of Season 1 launches October 7th. 


The Fundamentals Of Caring
Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez take a heartwarming road trip in this new Netflick, joined by a foul-mouthed 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy and an obsession with watching local news. One to watch when you're feeling something low-key.


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