And when new ones will premiere
Netflix has a large slate of original shows coming to the streaming service in 2017. Release dates for every single program have yet to be revealed, but returning favorites like Stranger Things and BoJack Horseman, and newcomers such as The Defenders will soon be on your screens along with a host of other series.
Last year, Netflix announced it will spend $6 billion in 2017 on content, and the number of hours of original programming is expected to grow from 600 to 1,000. In May alone, popular shows like Master of None, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and House of Cards returned to screen. Further shows are slated to be released in 2017, though exact dates have not yet been specified.
Here are the original shows coming to Netflix this year.
Love (March 10): The second season follows Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as she navigates her relationship with Gus (Paul Rust) and deals with her addiction to sex and love.
Julie’s Greenroom (March 17): Sure, this series is technically for children. But learning about the performing arts from Julie Andrews feels like a timeless activity. Stars like Alec Baldwin, Idina Menzel and Ellie Kemper will join Andrews to teach the ‘greenies’ about music, theater and art.
Marvel’s Iron Fist (March 17): Joining the ranks of Netflix’s Marvel shows, Iron Fist presents the martial arts-trained Daniel Rand, who seeks to avenge the death of his parents. The show has stirred controversy with accusations of whitewashing from critics and fans.
Samurai Gourmet (March 17): The Japanese live-action series is based on the essay and manga by Masayuki Kusumi in which Takeshi Kasumi discovers his inner samurai and a love for food.
Grace and Frankie (March 24): Two seasons after their husbands announced they were in love with each other, Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) are moving on and trying to get their sex toy business for older women off the ground.
Ingobernable (March 24): Emilia Urquiza, played by Kate del Castillo, is the ambitious first lady of Mexico in this political drama.
13 Reasons Why (March 31): Based on Jay Asher’s young adult novel of the same name, 13 Reasons Why follows Clay Jensen, a high schooler who returns home to find a box containing tapes recorded by his classmate and crush Hannah Baker, who killed herself weeks earlier. In the tapes, Hannah reveals there are 13 reasons why she chose to end her life—and Clay may be one of them.
Bill Nye Saves the World (April 21): Science entertainer/educator Bill Nye’s new show focuses on a specific topic or concept in each episode. Featuring correspondents like Karlie Kloss and special guests like Zach Braff, Nye explores subjects such as global warming, GMOs, alternative medicine and advances in technology.
Girlboss (April 21): Inspired by the autobiography of Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso, Girlboss is about a woman attempting to fulfill her passion for selling vintage clothes.
Dear White People (April 28): Set in a mostly-white Ivy League school and picking up where the 2014 film of the same name left off, this series satirizes the notion of a “post-racial” society.
Sense8 (May 5): Season 2 opens with the Sensates on the run from Whispers (Terrence Mann) as they try to connect with each other—all while keeping the group safe.
Anne (May 12): Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables series, Netflix presents a darker version of Anne Shirley, a young orphan who transforms the lives of everyone in a small Canadian town.
Master of None (May 12): Aziz Ansari’s Dev is back in New York after traveling abroad for awhile.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (May 19): In the third season, the unflappable Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) continues to attempt to reclaim her life after being freed from fifteen years of captivity.
House of Cards (May 30): In the fifth season of what has become one of Netflix’s most popular original shows, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are back for dark political mind games in the nation’s highest office.
F Is for Family (May 30): The second season of this 1970s-set cartoon takes viewers back to a different kind of time.
Orange Is The New Black (June 9): Season 4 ended on a bleak and violent note at Litchfield Penitentiary. The fifth season—set over the course of three days—will pick up on the deep divisions in the prison after the shocking death of a fan-favorite character.
GLOW (June 23): Alison Brie plays an unemployed actress who ends up training for and auditioning to star in the first-ever women’s wrestling TV show.
Gypsy (June 30): Naomi Watts plays a therapist who cross personal and professional boundaries with her patients in Netflix’s new psychological thriller.
Castlevania (July 7): Inspired by the classic video game series, this series follows a vampire hunter who fights to save a city taken over by beasts that are controlled by Dracula.
Friends From College (July 14): Old, complicated relationships resurface among a group of 40-somethings who all graduated from Harvard in this comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Jae Suh Park, Nat Faxon and Fred Savage.
Atypical (August 11): Watch this coming of age story told from the perspective of an 18-year-old boy on the autism spectrum whose aim to find love sets his family on a changing path.
The Defenders (August 18): Marvel’s heroes, each with their own individual Netflix series, come together to make a giant team that includes Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist.
Narcos (September 1): Season 3 of Narcos returns, giving a new look at Colombia’s Cali Cartel.
BoJack Horseman (September 8): Your favorite depressed talking horse comes back for a new season of animal jokes, whiskey guzzling and existential crises.
Stranger Things (Oct. 27): Things are turning upside down on the second season of Stranger Things—just in time for Halloween.
Mindhunter (October 2017): Based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the 1979-set series focuses on two FBI agents who speak with serial killers to solve cases. David Fincher and Charlize Theron have both signed on as executive producers.
She’s Gotta Have It (November 23): Spike Lee’s 1986 debut film She’s Gotta Have It gets a modern-day spin with a 10-episode series that follows Nola Darling, a 20-something artist trying to find herself and balance her several relationships. Lee will direct the episodes.
The Crown (December 8): Season 2 finds Queen Elizabeth fighting to keep the British monarchy together while handling personal life crises.