Looking to add your next Netflix binge to your calendar? We’ve rounded up the most anticipated shows coming to the streaming platform in 2020. So whether you’re looking to start a new series and want to play catch-up, or you just can’t wait for the next season of your favourite show, here’s everything you need to know.

The shows we’ll be writing about are those on offer from Netflix UK only. If however you’re a US viewer then never fear - you’ll still be able to access Netflix UK from the US.

All information is correct at time of writing, but the air dates of these shows is subject to change at Netflix’s discretion. If you’re looking for something available right now, why not check out our top picks of shows on Netflix UK right now?

After Life

Season 2 - 24 April 2020

Ricky Gervais' poignant comedy about a widowed man who decides to say and do what he likes has been renewed for another season. 

After Life follows Tony, a newspaper journalist who becomes depressed and suicidal following the death of his wife. Whilst he attempts to be destructive to those around him, the world responds with kindness. The second season will see Tony continue to punish the world, but in a rather different way. 

Stranger Things

Season 4 - 2020, date TBC

After yet another killer season (both figuratively and literally), everyone is already counting down the days until Stranger Things returns. Filming plans all already underway, but we strongly suspect that we won’t see the misfits of Hawkins again until later 2020 at the earliest.

But where will the story go from the shocking ending that season three left behind? Will we learn more about the workings of the mysterious Upside Down, and we will see a return of one of our fan favourites? (If you know, you know). Keep an eye on our season 4 rumour round-up to find out first.

Black Mirror

Season 6 - 2020, date TBC

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones’ technological dystopia hasn’t technically been renewed for another season just yet, but after the positive reception to season 5, we see no reason why it wouldn’t be.

The real question is whether or not we’ll be seeing the usual multi-episode series, or if the team will recreate another interactive-style episode such as Bandersnatch, or just push the boat out on another adventurous project. Either way, we’ll be sure to keep you updated in our Black Mirror news coverage.


Season 4 - 2020, date TBC

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back in the ring for one final season. Season 3 left us in limbo about the future of the show, with Ruth being rejected by Debbie to taking the show under their wings. 

Seeing as this is the final run, we imagine that we'll see some old tensions finally be resolved by these characters, and perhaps some relationships come to be. And of course, we expect more ridiculous wrestling matches and kickass stunts. Go big or go home!

The Crown

Season 4 - 2020, date TBC

Though we've already had a lot of Royal Family drama this year with Harry and Meghan, there's still plenty more to come as the fourth season of The Crown is currently underway - expected to release at the end of 2020. 

Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II) and Tobias Menzies (The Duke of Edinburgh) will both be returning, and early predictions believe that this season will deal with the time period of the late 1970s and the 1980s, looking at new major characters such as Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana. 

Space Force

Season 1 - 2020, date TBC

Most Steve Carrell comedies hit the spot, but this newest Netflix Original sounds like the perfect balance between topical and ridiculous. It's another workplace sitcom - but this takes place in the newly established branch of the United States armed forces - Space Force - named of course after one of many Mr Trump's ludicrous claims. 

With a stellar cast including Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers and Tawny Newsome, we're pretty excited for this one. 

The Politician

Season 2 - 2020, date TBC 

Ryan Murphy has managed to churn out another TV hit with The Politician. Ben Platt and Lucy Boynton will be making a return, whilst Bette Midler and Judith Light will be new additions to the show - as rivals of Payton's political party. 

Gwyneth Paltrow hasn't yet been confirmed to be return - but we'll be keeping an eye out to see if anything changes. Season 2 will allegedly take place four years after the first, in which Payton runs for Senate in New York. 

Queer Eye

Season 5 - 2020, date TBC

After a big season 4 - and a miniseries in Japan - the fab five are back for another series. This time they'll be exploring Philadelphia, transforming the lives of residents across the usual five areas; fashion, hair/beauty, food, interior design and cultural/personal. 

Filming for this season wrapped back in summer 2019, so we expect that this season will drop in the first half of 2020. 


2020, date TBC

Ryan Murphy has had a string of successful shows lately, so there's a lot of hype for his latest one. Based on the Ken Kesey novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the show follows Nurse Ratched's journey and evolution into becoming a murderous monster. 

The cast confirmed so far are Sarah Paulson as Nurse Mildred Ratched and Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover. Filming concluded earlier this year, so we're hoping to have a confirmed air date soon. 

The Haunting of Bly Manor

2020, date TBC

The Haunting of Bly Manor is a follow up to the horror hit, The Haunting of Hill House, which will now have its own anthology series. Rather than revisiting the characters from the original story, this show will be adapting another classic novel: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

The creator of the show, Mike Flanagan, has expressed an interest in bringing back some of the actors from the first season to play completely new characters, so we’ll be seeing some familiar faces for sure.


Season 5 - 2020, date TBC

The devil himself will be returning for one last hurrah in season 5 of Lucifer. Originally dropped by Fox a few seasons ago, Netflix saved the show from cancellation to bring this unique story to a close. 

Showrunners have given hints that the final season will see Lucifer struggle with his responsibilities of Hell with the good qualities that he's picked up on Earth. Plus, there's an alleged 'crazy' twist coming - which considering every other bizarre thing that this show has done, isn't at all surprising. 


2020 - date TBC

Whilst we may know Katherine Langford best from 13 Reasons Why, she's stepping into an Arthurian legend with this adaptation of a novel by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. Langford will play Nimue, a teenager who is destined to become the Lady of the Lake. She travels along with Arthur on a quest to find Merlin. 

The first season shall consist of ten episodes, and will also feature performances from Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård and Peter Mullan. 


Season 2 - 2020, date TBC

Matt Groening's latest animation will be back in 2020 for a second season - AKA parts 3 & 4. Following the drunkard Princess Bean, Disenchantment explores the fantasy kingdom of Dreamland. 

Unlike other shows from the creator, Disenchantment has a linear and ongoing narrative that unfolds as the episodes go on. Interestingly, one episode heavily hinted that this show is somehow connected to Futurama - so they could be set in the same universe. We'll have to wait and see if the next season expands on this. 

The Umbrella Academy

Season 2 - 2020, date TBC

The age of superheroes is in full swing, and The Umbrella Academy fits in with this trend perfectly. Another comic-book adaptation, this show follows a bunch of adopted siblings who band together to stop the end of the world.

Ellen Page and the rest of the cast will be reprising their roles. The next series will allegedly deviate from the current storyline in the comics to avoid the show overtaking plots - we're looking at you Game of Thrones. 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Season 4 - 2020, date TBC

Sabrina and the gang will be back for part 4, which is likely to air at the end of this year based on previous seasons. This reboot of the nineties sitcom is much darker than the original, and has proven to be quite a hit. 

No details have yet been revealed about the plot, but we're likely to see most of the main cast return - Kiernan Shipka, Chance Perdomo, Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis all included. 

Better Call Saul

Season 6 - 2021, date TBC

Who would have thought that the sporadic and shady lawyer from Breaking Bad would end up with one of the most nuanced and compelling spin-off series out there? Not us, that's for sure. 

Better Caul Saul doesn't just explore the life of Saul Goodman (AKA Jimmy McGill), we also see a glimpse into the development of other big Breaking Bad players like Mike Ehrmantraut and Gustavo Fring. The sixth season will be the last of the show. 

The Witcher

Season 2 - 2021, date TBC

This list wouldn't be complete without one of the biggest shows to ever debut on Netflix. The Witcher has already been given to go-ahead for season 2 - with the showrunner having a plot laid out for a lot longer. 

The next season shall develop the bond between Geralt and Ciri, and bring back other fan favourites like Jaskier and Yennefer. We'll be seeing some timeline skipping happening once again - though this is said to be less prominent than it was in the first series. 

Want to know more? Here's everything you need to know about The Witcher season 2


Season 4 - Date TBC

The third season of the popular animated fantasy series, Castlevania, is out now - and fortunately its been green-lit for a fourth season. This show follows Trevor Belmont who defends the nation of Wallachia from Dracula and his army.

No details have yet been revealed for season 4 - but we'll update this article as soon as we have more information.