While Netflix has more licensed movies and television series than you will likely ever be able to watch, they are also always putting out new Netflix originals you won’t be able to see anywhere else. As more streaming services become available, we can count on Netflix to step up their exclusive, original content in order to beat out the competition. We’re here to help you keep track of what’s coming soon to Netflix.
Netflix’s competitive nature a win for consumers who have more content to choose from than ever before. So what’s coming next from Netflix? These are the originals coming soon to the biggest streaming service in the world.
Space Force – May 29, 2020
This comedy series will follow characters working to create the sixth branch of the United States armed services. Steve Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) are the minds behind the series. Steve Carell will star alongside names like John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, and Ben Schwartz.
The first trailer for Space Force has arrived, and it’s hilarious. Watch…
Look for Space Force on Netflix May 29th.
Hollywood – May 2020
This limited drama series takes place during the Golden Age of Tinseltown and will take a closer look at Hollywood and the sex industry.
Showrunner Ryan Murphy has signed a famous deal with Netflix where he’ll be creating a number of series for the streaming giant. While The Politician season one hit Netflix in 2019, Hollywood will be the first series entirely produced by Netflix as part of the deal. The series is co-created with Ian Brennan, who Murphy has worked with on series like The Politician, Glee, and Scream Queens.
The cast list for this series is long so far, including names like: Darren Criss, Patti LuPone, Jeremy Pope, Rob Reiner, Samara Weaving, Mira Sorvino, and Maude Apatow.
The Old Guard – July 10, 2020
The new Netflix movie The Old Guard is an adaptation of a graphic novel series. It stars Charlize Theron as Andromache of Scythia, an immortal born thousands of years ago living in the modern day. She’s been a warrior throughout history and she’s still fighting in the modern day. “Andy” lives off the grid and leads a tactical team of other immortals that protect the innocent. They’re kind of like the A-Team, but with immortality.
Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming Netflix movie The Old Guard…
Check out still images showing off the cast from Vanity Fair…
Glow Season 4 – 2020
This is the final season for the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The 1980s wrestling series starring Alison Brie has been a fan favorite as it fictionalized the real lives of professional women wrestlers from the past. Season three left off in a big way, and fans are excited to see how it will all wrap up.
While Netflix has yet to give us a release date for the finale season, if we judge by past years, it will likely release in the summer of 2020.
Ratched – September 2020
Another big series from Ryan Murphy. You’ve likely heard of the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, which was made into a film in 1975. Ryan Murphy is coming at that story with a fresh angle, telling the origin story of Nurse Mildred Ratched. Nurse Ratched will be played by Sarah Paulson, famous for her roles on American Horror Story.
In Ratched, we’ll see this character go from a perfectly ordinary nurse to a woman capable of creating nightmares for her patients. This series has already been renewed for a second season, so we’re expecting big things.
Stranger Things Season 4 – December 2020
If you search anything about the upcoming fourth season of Stranger Things, you’ll find two things.
First, you’ll find people hoping it will be released in 2020. While nothing has been officially announced, the Stranger Writers official Twitter account has said they believe the fourth season will be released in 2020. A December release would put a year and a half between seasons three and four, which is consistent with past releases for the series.
Second, fan theories about what is going to happen. Where will the series take place? Will there be a time jump? Is a certain fan favorite character coming back? What is happening? Season four will likely answer these questions, and then supply even more.
Cursed – 2020
The Lady of the Lake is a unique viewpoint for the legend of King Arthur, and Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler took her story on in their upcoming illustrated novel, Cursed. Cursed is being turned into a Netflix series.
The Lady of the Lake is known as Nimue. The story finds her as a teenage heroine, destined for big things and wielding mysterious gifts. Nimue (played by Katherine Langford of 13 Reasons Why) meets Arthur (played by Devon Terrell). They join forces in a quest to find Merlin so they can deliver an ancient and powerful sword to him. Along the way, Nimue gains fame and attention that brings more responsibility and power into her life.
Frank Miller is widely known for his work on Sin City and The Dark Knight Returns as a comic book writer and artist. This new illustrated novel from Miller and Wheeler will be coming out in 2020, along with the Netflix series they are also the creators and executive producers for.
Season one will premiere with ten episodes.
The Haunting Of Bly Manor (The Haunting Of Hill House Season 2) – 2020
While this second season has a brand new name and will be following the adventures of new characters, you can expect the same tone from the show that you saw in The Haunting of Hill House. The Haunting of Bly Manor was inspired by a horror novella from 1898 called The Turn of the Screw, a story of two orphaned children and their governess. The governess soon senses evil in Bly Manor and is tasked with protecting her charges.
While this new season has a new title and new characters, some of the cast from the original season are returning. Those returnees include Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, and Victoria Pedretti.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things – 2020
If you love a road trip movie, I’m Thinking of Ending Things promises to be a unique one. This Netflix original thriller movie follows a woman road tripping with her boyfriend to his parents’ farm house. They take a detour that goes from strange to terrifying.
The movie is based on the novel by Iain Reid and is being brought to the screen by Charlie Kaufman (the mind behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich). The film will star Toni Collette, Jessie Plemons, and Jessie Buckley.
Lucifer Season 5 – 2020
While Lucifer didn’t start out as a Netflix series, it was picked up for its fourth season. Now, the fifth season is coming to Netflix with 16 episodes to tell more of his story.
It’s important to note the 16 episodes will be released as two halves, so you’ll be getting part one and then waiting a bit for part two. There isn’t any word yet on when each half will be released, but Lucifer is expected to be completed in 2020.
Season 5 was originally supposed to be Lucifer’s final season. Early word from Netflix is that they simply weren’t interested in doing more than that. However things have changed and Lucifer star Tom Ellis has now officially been signed by Netflix to do Lucifer season 6. Additionally, Lucifer’s showrunners and behind the scenes team have been signed for season 6 as well.
The fact that Lucifer has been not only saved from cancellation but renewed for additional seasons has to be credited to the #SaveLucifer campaign. Fans pushed hard to get the series back and their devotion was rewarded.
Beverly Hills Cop 4 – In Development
Beverly Hills Cop 4 is happening and like so many movies it’s skipping theaters and going straight to Netflix. The other Eddie Murphy franchise being resurrected, Coming To America, is actually getting a theatrical release.
Axel Foley remains Eddie Murphy’s most well-known and popular character to date, so the acquisition of the fourth entry in the franchise is a huge deal for Netflix. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the movie with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directing. The most recently directed the action movie hit Bad Boys For Life.
Beverly Hills Cop III was released way back in 1994. 26 years is a pretty long gap between sequels. Making this work won’t be easy.
Talking about their plans for Beverly Hills Cop 4, the movie’s directors had this to say to Digital Spy: “We’re still involved in that project, and there’s a screenwriter now on it that’s going to try to write a first draft, or a first treatment at least with the story. So we’re going to see what the first version will be, but we’re very excited and hope that we can work with another icon like Eddie Murphy. That’d be great. It was the quintessential Jerry Bruckheimer movie, a buddy cop, humorous action movie. Bad Boys is a Beverly Hills Cop kind of movie. And of course, Eddie Murphy is an idol.”
Ball And Chain – In Development
Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are set to star in the upcoming movie Jungle Cruise, and apparently they liked working together so well they’re planning another project together. They’ll next team up in a superhero movie called Ball and Chain. Better still, the project has decided to skip theaters and go straight to Netflix.
Ball and Chain is based on a comic book about a couple on the verge of divorce who discover a meteor that gives them superpowers. I’m imagining something like the married version of My Super Ex-Girlfriend, though hopefully better.
There was something of a bidding war among the major Hollywood studios to get the project, so it’s a pretty big coup that they’ve decided they’d rather be on Netflix than go with one of those big studios in the hopes that the movie could end up in movie theaters (should they survive the pandemic). Accelerated by the Coronavirus pandemic, the #JustStreamIt movement is growing rapidly, and this is another signal that the times are changing.
Sweet Tooth – Coming Soon
Robert Downey Jr. is producing a TV series for Netflix which he probably intends as innocent kids programming. However, it will in actuality almost certainly end up being co-opted and fetishized by that offbeat group of adult weirdos called Furries, AKA people who like dressing up as animals and pretending to be half-animal/human hybrids. It’s the same thing that has happened to modern day My Little Pony.
The show is called Sweet Tooth and it’s an adaption of an oddball DC Comic series about a character who is half boy and half deer. When a cataclysm ravages the world the deerboy must leave the forest and venture into the outside world. The comic itself is already hugely popular with the furry world, according to the WikFur database (this is not a link I recommend).
The Sweet Tooth cast includes Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar and Will Forte with James Brolin as the narrator. Robert Downey Jr. is producing Sweet Tooth for Netflix with his wife Susan Downey and Arrow producer Beth Schwartz.
I look forward to the day when Robert Downey Jr. shows up at a Sweet Tooth fan event and suddenly discovers that, in fact, he hasn’t made a show for kids but has actually made one for adults who like to use the bathroom in litter boxes. The look on his face will, almost certainly, be priceless.
Sandman – Coming Soon
Author Neil Gaiman is working on a new adaptation of his popular series of Sandman comics for Netflix. The show has been greenlit and is now in full production at the streaming service.
Word is that unlike some past efforts at adapting his work, Gaiman has a lot of control on this project. He serves as an exec producer on the upcoming Netflix Sandman series. And he’s using that control in a very specific way. Speaking about what he wants done with Netflix’s Sandman he says, “My biggest request to the Sandman showrunner for when we get to the season with ‘Game of You’ in it is that we have trans men and trans women in the writers’ room. Not as consultants, but as writers.”
In the Sandman comics, “Game of You” is a storyline involving a trans character named Wanda. Though that comic arc was released way back in 1993, it has long been thought of as one of the earliest works to get a trans character right. So it makes sense that Gaiman want to have the experiences of real trans people at work in the show’s writers room.
Enola Holmes – A Movie Coming Soon To Netflix
Netflix has announced they’ve acquired the movie Enola Holmes with plans to debut it on their streaming service. The film is based on a series of young adult novels about Sherlock Holmes’ little sister.
In the movie version of Enola Holmes, Enola is played by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. The rest of the cast is an all star group which most notably includes Henry Cavill playing Sherlock Holmes. Cavill is best known for playing big, brooding, muscle-bound characters… basically characters which are nothing at all like Sherlock Holmes. What a Henry Cavill Holmes will be like should prove fascinating.
Sam Claflin plays the oldest Holmes child, Mycroft. Helena Bonham-Carter is on board to play the mother of the Holmes brood.
Atomic Blonde 2 – Arriving On Netflix Soon
Based on a comic book, the original Atomic Blonde starred Charlize Theron as an MI6 agent sent to Berlin during the Cold War. There, she, well, basically just kicked a lot of ass. The movie was well received but it only made $100 million on a $30 million budget. That’s nice but no one expected a sequel. Except now it’s getting one, and it’ll be a Netflix exclusive.
Atomic Blonde 2 is currently in the works according to Discussing Film. Charlize Theron will be one of the sequel’s producers and as a result is expected to return to star.
Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight – Coming Soon To Netflix
Are you ready for a horror anthology series, Guillermo del Toro style?
What we know about this series so far is that Guillermo del Toro (the mind behind films like Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, and Pacific Rim) will write and directing some of the 10 episode series himself and then select other top horror creators for the others. We can be sure whatever this turns out to be, it will be uniquely his style.
Guillermo del Toro has a few interesting projects being quietly worked on over at Netflix. 10 After Midnight was announced back in 2018. While we haven’t received many updates about the series, there were reports of production beginning in Toronto in the summer of 2019.
While we can’t be sure when this will be released, late in 2020 seems a fair bet.
Resident Evil – Coming Soon To Netflix
It was nearly a year ago that news first broke revealing Netflix is working on a television version of the popular Resident Evil franchise. So far the Resident Evil series has stretched across multiple movies and video games, but it’s never been a series.
The Resident Evil series focuses on a future where an evil company called the Umbrella Corporation causes a viral outbreak which turns people into zombies. The movies have focused primarily on a character named Alice (played by Milla Jovovich) but word now is that the the Netflix series will go in a different direction.
According to Splash Report Netflix’s Resident Evil series will focus on the daughters of Albert Wesker. Wesker has long been one of the central recurring antagonists throughout the series. Their report says the show, set in 2022, follows half-sisters Jade and Billie Wesker. Their family relocates to a town called “Raccoon 2” which is home to the headquarters of the Umbrella Corporation. There in the suspiciously too-perfect town, the sisters start to uncover a conspiracy involving their father’s work.
The rumor’s claim is that the Resident Evil show will also feature flash-forwards to the year 2036 when the world has gone post-apocalyptic and zombies reign supreme. There we’ll follow an older version of Jade as she tries to fight off zombies and save the three-million humans still left alive.
6 Underground Trilogy – Coming Soon
The Ryan Reynolds/Michael Bay action movie collaboration 6 Underground was critically panned but a lot of people definitely watched it on Netflix. Over 80 million, according to the odd way Netflix measures viewership. Apparently it was enough people that they want to make more of them.
So word is that Netflix is planning to turn 6 Underground into a movie trilogy. That’s right, we’re getting not one but two sequels. In addition they’re also considering giving Dave Franco’s character from the film his own spinoff movie.
Other details are pretty sparse at this point, but it’s safe to assume they’ll do everything they can to keep the in demand Ryan Reynolds involved.
Adam Sandler Movies
Back in December of 2019 Adam Sandler issued the following threat to the Academy Awards, regarding his potential nomination for his work in the movie Uncut Gems…
The Academy responded by snubbing Sandler for an Oscar nomination.
Best Actor Sandler?
He followed that Oscar snub with this hilarious, vulgar speech after winning Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards…
But that award wasn’t enough to stave off Sandler’s promised revenge. Now Sandler is following through on his threat.. and then some. He’s planning to make not one, but four really terrible movies. Or at least we assume they’ll be terrible because he’s signed a new deal with Netflix to make four more movies for them. All the previously released movies which Sandler created for the streaming service were savaged by critics, but were apparently heavily watched by audiences (who also gave them really low scores) since Netflix is paying him a boatload of cash to make four more.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos had this to say about their new deal with Sandler, “Whether you know him as Sandman, the Water Boy, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Nick Spitz or simply Adam, one thing is clear: our members can’t get enough of him. They love his stories and his humor, as we saw with Murder Mystery. So I could not be more excited to extend our partnership with Adam and the Happy Madison team and deliver more laughs around the world.“
Sandler’s last Netflix movie was called Murder Mystery and it co-starred Jennifer Aniston. The Netflix exclusive movie currently has a 44% score with critics and a 41% score with audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.
Netflix Asked To Slow Down Your Streaming
As people are being locked in their homes by the Coronavirus, they’re watching more and more Netflix. And that extra streaming is causing a huge problem for internet service providers. It’s become such a big problem for Europe, they’re asking Netflix to stop letting people watch their shows in HD.
Thierry Breton, the European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services announced it on Twitter…
No HD on Netflix? This is going to be great for Euro-Disney+.
Content Censored By Netflix
Netflix recently revealed they’ve been forced to remove some content at the request of various governments. They even provided a list of nine movies they’ve removed and which governments requested the removal.
“We offer creators the ability to reach audiences all around the world. However, our catalog varies from country to country, including for rights reasons (i.e., we don’t have the rights to show everything in every country where we operate). In some cases we’ve also been forced to remove specific titles or episodes of titles in specific countries due to government takedown demands. Below are the titles we’ve removed to date, as of February 2020 — just nine in total since we launched. Beginning next year, we will report these takedowns annually.– -Netflix statement on Censorship
Here are the movies and shows they’ve removed and which governments requested them…
The Bridge: Netflix says, “In 2015, we complied with a written demand from the New Zealand Film and Video Labeling Body to remove The Bridge from the service in New Zealand only. The film is classified as “objectionable” in the country”
Full Metal Jacket: Netflix says, “In 2017, we complied with a written demand from the Vietnamese Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information (ABEI) to remove Full Metal Jacket from the service in Vietnam only.”
Night of the Living Dead: Netflix says, “In 2017, we complied with a written demand from the German Commission for Youth Protection (KJM) to remove Night of the Living Dead from the service in Germany only. A version of the film is banned in the country.”
Patriot Act With Hasan Minaj: Netflix says, “In 2019, we complied with a written demand from the Saudi Communication and Information Technology Commission to remove one episode—“Saudi Arabia”—from the series Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj from the service in Saudi Arabia only.”
The Last Temptation of Christ: Netflix says, “In 2019, we received a written demand from the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to remove The Last Temptation of Christ from the service in Singapore only. The film is banned in the country.”
The Last Hangover: Netflix says, “In 2020, we complied with a written demand from the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to remove The Last Hangover from the service in Singapore only.”