The best upcoming TV shows and movies on Netflix
UPDATE: Will Robinson better start watching his back, because the second season of Lost in Space has got a release date and trailer. Details on the next slide!
Netflix has changed the way we engage with television shows and movies forever, giving us the most convenient way to experience both from the comfort of our living rooms, laptop screens or smartphones.
With a rapidly growing library of shows on the service and a huge lineup of projects in the works, we've put together a list of the best upcoming TV shows and movies on Netflix for 2019 and beyond.
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The shows and films on this list have been hand-picked based on how excited we are for them, meaning that it's not intended to be a complete release schedule. Instead, consider it our curated list of the coolest looking Netflix Originals currently in the works.
We've also included upcoming seasons of already established shows which we're really eager to see. So without further ado, these are the best TV shows and movies coming soon to Netflix.
The Movies That Made Us
If you've watched any of the Netflix Original docuseries The Toys That Made Us, you'll totally understand how excited we are by the prospect of a spin-off series exploring the movies that defined the childhoods of every '80s kid. The Movies That Made Us promises to do just that, with the four-episode first season focusing on such classic films as Ghostbusters, Die Hard, Dirty Dancing and Home Alone. Best of all, we won't have to wait long for the show to arrive – The Movies That Made Us will land on Netflix at the end of this month.
Release date: November 29, 2019
Ghost in the Shell
The Major is back! Masamune Shirow's classic cyberpunk saga is getting a brand-new, Netflix Original instalment with Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045. This time, Production I.G. has stepped away from traditional animation entirely, with the new series created entirely in CGI – a decision that's sure to be divisive amongst long time Ghost in the Shell fans. Still, we should probably give it the benefit of the doubt, given that celebrated anime director Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed Ex Machina) is at the helm. You can check out the show's first teaser trailer below.
Release date: 2020
Cowboy Bebop (live action)
Saddle up, space cowboys, because Spike Spiegel and crew will return in a brand new, live action Cowboy Bebop series from Netflix! We don't know much about it as yet, though it has been confirmed that series creator Shinichiro Watanabe will be involved as a consultant on the show, while John Cho (Star Trek) will play Spike, Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage) will play Jet Black and Daniella Pineda (The Vampire Diaries) will play Faye Valentine. The original show followed a band of misfit bounty hunters, each haunted by their own past, as they travelled the galaxy trying to keep food in their bellies. Packed with incredibly action, amazing style and lovable characters, Cowboy Bebop is ripe for further adventures – provided Netflix can stick the landing. Christopher L. Yost (Thor: Ragnarok) will write the new series, while Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg will act as showrunners. While Netflix recently released a behind-the-scenes teaser (which you can watch below) to announce the show's filming, the live-action adaptation has been put on hiatus for 7-9 months to allow star Cho to recover following a serious and unfortunate on-set injury. We hope he gets well soon!
Release date: TBA
Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible.
He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.