What can we look forward to from Netflix this year?
2016 was a strong year for streaming giant, Netflix, with shows like Stranger Things, The Crown, Black Mirror, and Making A Murderer getting everyone talking. And, we're finally able to download our favourite shows for offline view on our tablets and smartphones, too - find out how here.
So, what can we expect to see from the remaining eleven months of this year? Let’s take a look…
Santa Clarita Diet
When: 3 Feb 2017
Starring: Drew Barrymore
Horror-comedy in which a seemingly pedestrian family living in LA get their lives turned upside down when mother, Sheila (Barrymore), develops a thirst for human flesh and blood. And from there, as you’d expect, things quickly go awry.
Marvel’s Iron Fist
When: 17 March 2017
Starring: Finn Jones
Billionaire and martial arts buff, Danny Rand (aka Iron Fist), returns to New York City to reclaim his family’s company after living with Buddhist monks for 15 years. During his isolation, he’s developed the ability to call upon a mysterious spiritual energy giving him superhuman abilities.
The show will no doubt feature some kind of crossover with the other Marvel TV characters – the likely suspects being Luke Cage, Daredevil, The Punisher, or Jessica Jones. The whole group will eventually come together to form super group, The Defenders, in a future Netflix series.
House of Cards: Season 5
When: 30 May 2017
Starring: Kevin Spacey
It needs no introduction really, but if you’re yet to divulge in House of Cards, it follows controversial US congressman, Frank Underwood (Spacey), in his journey for greater governmental power.
The show is an adaption of mini BBC series based on a novel by Michael Dobbs, which aired in the 90s.
Stranger Things: Season 2
When: Autumn 2017
Starring: Winona Rider, Gaten Mararazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown
Following the first instalment’s critical acclaim in 2016, a second series is set to arrive at the back end of this year.
Stranger Things is an 80s-themed science fiction-horror, penned as an ode to the works of Spielberg, Stephen King and George Lucas. The story centres on the mysterious disappearance of Will Byers, whose three friends and a ‘psychokinetic’ girl called Eleven (Brown) are determined to find him.
Details of what will happen in the second series are still under wraps on the whole, but we do know that we’ll meet some new characters and the return of the show’s child protagonists, Dustin (Mararazzo), Mike (Wolfhard), and Lucas (McLaughlin).
What are you most looking forward to seeing this year? Let us know in the comment below.