Netflix is gearing up for a very exciting 2017. Here are some of the most hyped Netflix originals coming your way this year...
'Ozark', starring Jason Bateman, is a change of pace for the actor. He stars in the upcoming drama as a man who moves to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, and is thrown into the dangerous world of drug-money laundering, crime and narcotics.
Netflix is bringing back the Magic School Bus for all new fun and educational adventures. But WAIT, the character of Ms. Frizzle will be voiced by one of the funniest around, Kate McKinnon. The 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Ghostbusters' star will voice "The Friz" herself, the kid's teacher and bus driver extraordinaire. We still don't know when the new episodes will be coming to Netflix, but PLEASE HURRY!
Everyone is coming back! Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Trugilo, Michael Showalter, Christopher Meloni, and Molly Shannon will all return to the series this year. This series will be set 10 years after the original series, so we will be able to see what happened to our favorite campers and counsellors from the prequel 'First Day At Camp'.
Based on the hugely popular 80's video game, Castlevania is an animated series following the plight of Trevor Belmont and his mission to slay Dracula in 1400s Europe. The show's creator says it will have a "Game of Thrones vibe to it" and says it will "be the western world's first good video game adaptation." Part 2 of this series will hit the streaming service in 2018.
One of the most anticipated Netflix Originals is Season 2 of Stranger Things. The nostalgic science fiction show will arrive Halloween 2017. Get. Ready.
Making A Murderer season 2 is expected to be released in 2017, and will take fans back inside the story of convicted murderer Steven Avery and his co-defendant, Brendan Dassey, as their respective investigative and legal teams challenge their convictions. The new season will provide an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, as well as, the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.
Arguably the most hotly anticipated Netflix Original, Marvel's Defenders will see a squad of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist as they battle to save New York City from a deadly threat. The series stars Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist), all aboard the hype train!
Jon Bernthal reprises his role from Marvel's Daredevil in his own spinoff coming to Netflix in 2017. Joining him are Daniel Webber (Lewis Walcott), Paul Schulze (Rawlins), Jaime Ray Newman (Sarah Lieberman), Michael Nathanson (Sam Stein), and Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page).
Marco de la O (Tanto Amor) will play drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán on El Chapo, the original drama series now set to premiere on Univision, and be released worldwide a couple months later on Netflix. The series explores the life of El Chapo, one of the world's most notorious criminals, over a span of three decades -- from 1985 when he was a low-level member of the Guadalajara Cartel, his rise to power, and his ultimate downfall.
Netflix has picked up Big Mouth, a 10-episode, half-hour animated comedy series which chronicles adventures in puberty of two real-life best friends Nick Kroll (Kroll Show) and Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy). Comedians Kroll and and John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live) will voice the central characters of Nick and Andrew.
Netflix and the BBC are teaming up for a blockbuster adaptation of the classic novel 'Watership Down'. The four-part animated miniseries will premiere on BBC and likely appear internationally on Netflix after the series has aired. An A-list collection of talent has been assembled for the project including Star Wars: The Force Awakens' John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley and Gemma Arterton.
A brand new comedy series from 'Neighbors' franchisee Nick Stoller that stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon and Jae Suh Park. The eight-episode series revolves around a group of friends from Harvard who are facing down their 40s and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.
Inspired by the short-lived '80s TV show, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work actress in 1980s LA who finds one last chance for stardom when she's thrust into the crazy world of women's wrestling.
Starring Jonathon Groff and set in 1979, Netflix describes it as "an agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists". You know it's going to be good when it's executively produced by Charlize Theron and 'Fight Club'/'House of Cards' director David Fincher.
The first German production for the platform comes in the form of Dark, which explores the (possibly supernatural) disappearance of three children, and where they end up. The 10-episode series marks the first time the streaming giant has produced original content in Germany, as part of an initiative to expand production into Europe.
BoJack is coming back for more good times/existential dread in season 4. Although the popular animated series doesn't have a set release date yet, it's usually released in the summer months, so keep an eye out.
Godless is a period drama which follows Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels), a menacing outlaw who is terrorizing the West as he hunts down Roy Goode (Jack O'Connell), his partner turned mortal enemy. The chase leads to the quiet town of La Belle, mysteriously made up entirely of women.
Actor Michael Rapaport and Jennifer Jason Leigh will play a married couple with an autistic teenage son in this new series. However, they're shaking things up a bit and turning this premise into a comedy. The show will focus on the son's character (played by Keir Gilchrist), and 18 year old on the autistic spectrum.
Written by Skins's Bryan Elsley, this E4/Netflix thriller is an adaption of Lottie Moggach's young adult novel of the same name. The six hour-long episodes will tell the story of Leila, a lonely 17-year-old girl who is addicted to fictional online gaming.
Disjointed is a new workplace comedy starring Kathy Bates as a lifelong advocate for legalization who is finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.--area cannabis dispensary. Joining her squad are three Budtenders, her son, and a very troubled security guard.