Looking to add your next Netflix binge to your calendar? We’ve rounded up the most anticipated shows coming to the streaming platform. So whether you’re looking to start a new series and want to play catch-up, or you just can’t forking wait for the next season of your favourite show (three guesses what ours is), 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?
Season 2 - 16th August
Seventies crime thriller Mindhunter returns this summer. The show is set in the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the FBI, and follows agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench as they interview serial killers to get behind the psychology of crimes and apply their findings to future cases.
The second season will jump ahead by a few years, following the real-life cases of the Atlanta murders between 1917-1981.
13 Reasons Why
Season 3 - 23rd August
After a polarising second season - and hitting the headlines after a controversial scene from the show was removed - 13 Reasons Why will return in August. This latest instalment will deal with a murder mystery plot arc, deviating from previous storylines.
We will see some minor characters step up into season regular roles, and be introduced to a new narrator, Ani. Find out more about our predictions for the next season of 13 Reasons Why in our article.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Season 1 - 30th August
A prequel to the Jim Henson eighties classic The Dark Crystal, this brand new fantasy series will follow three Gelflings (AKA elvish-like humanoids) who kickstart a rebellion upon discovering a secret that threatens their world, Thra.
The original film gathered a cult following with its puppetry and fantasy themes, so Netflix is taking on quite an ambitious project with this brand new show. But with an all-star cast including Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel and Star Wars lead (and arguably biggest fanboy) Mark Hamill, this might be one to watch.
Season 1 (part 2) - 20th September
Matt Groening - the genius behind The Simpsons and Futurama - went back to the medieval times with this animated fantasy show. Set in the kingdom of Dreamland, we saw the tales of the leading character Bean, a rebellious princess who enjoys the occasional drink… or ten.
The remaining ten episodes of this debut season will see more thrilling plot twists, dramatic turns for characters and may even build on the mysterious universe that’s been created.
The Good Place
Season 4 - 26th September
The fourth and final season of this short and sweet (and Emmy-nominated) show will air this September. From the writers of Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place follows Eleanor Shellstrop’s journey through the afterlife in a highly-selection utopia, dealing with themes such as ethics, friendship and philosophy.
Following a heart-wrenching finale in season 3, the show will bring all the characters arcs to a neat close. Not much is yet known about the storyline, but the stars have reflected on the “beautiful ending” in recent interviews, and Jameela Jamil has also teased that some “mic-dropping” guest stars will be featured.
Season 1 - 27th September
After the successful runs of American Horror Story and American Crime Story, Ryan Murphy is back to his comedic roots with The Politician. The show will revolve around affluent Santa Barbara resident Payton Hobart, exploring the various political races that he’ll face on his route to the White House.
The cast lineup will feature Ben Platt in the leading role, with Gwyneth Paltrow playing his adopted mother.
Season 3 - 17th November
Arguably one of the most followed period dramas of our time, The Crown will return in 2019 with one major twist: the entire cast is being replaced. Oscar-winner Olivia Colman will take the helm as Elizabeth, replacing Claire Foy. The series will also feature Tobias Menzies, Josh O'Connor and Helena Bonham Carter playing Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Princess Margaret respectively.
The series will still follow the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, but will cover a new time period. We strongly suspect it will be 1964-1976 according to what we know. See more of our predictions in our season 3 roundup.
Season 3 - Autumn, date TBC
Strangely enough, this season is actually a revival of the original show on Channel 4, which had a two season run. Its rebirth is down to Drake, who was gripped by the show after watching it on YouTube. In true Drake fashion, he partnered with Netflix and a production team, and now the show has a new lifespan.
This drama is set in the east end of London, exploring the lives of young men Dushane and Ra'Nell in a crime-riddled area where drug trade and gang culture is rife amongst the communities.
Season 5 - Autumn, date TBC
The continuation of eighties classic Full House will be hitting our screens this autumn. Mother of three and widow D.J. Tanner-Fuller will return for one final season, alongside the rest of the Tanner family.
Season five will one again revisit the subject of new motherhood, and delve into some of the fan-favourite romances. Although we will most likely not see the return of major character Aunt Becky following the college admissions scandal of actress Lori Loughlin.
Green Eggs and Ham
Season 1 - Autumn, date TBC
Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? Well Netflix certainly do, having commissioned their first animated series of the renowned Dr Seuss book. Executively produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros Television, this thirteen-episode series will explore the adventures of Guy-Am-I and Sam-I-Am as they go on an adventure across the country.
Excitingly, the series will also feature one heck of a voice cast, including Adam DeVine, Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Eddie Izzard and Keegan-Michael Key.
Rhythm + Flow
Season 1 - Autumn, date TBC
Forget The X Factor, this should be the new talent show on your list. Chance the Rapper, Cardi B and T.I. will be searching for the next rising star of hip-hop in this popular competition.
This will be Netflix’s first venture into the world of music competitions, so it’ll be intriguing to see how this show stacks up to its rivals on broadcast, especially with the more niche spin on the style of artists that the show is looking for.
Season 1 - Late 2019, date TBC
I think we can all agree that the internet collectively freaked out when we heard the announcement that the book and video game franchise, The Witcher, would become a Netflix Original starring Superman himself, Henry Cavill as Geralt (thankfully without a CGI-removed mustache… curse you Justice League).
This eight episode series will be led by Daredevil writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and starring alongside Cavill will be Freya Allan as Ciri, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, and Adam Levy as Mousesack. The plot is being kept tightly under wraps, but we just hope that it can match the high standard that the most recent game set.
Season 6 - Date TBC
Although season 6 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is currently live on E4 right now, if you don’t have access to terrestrial TV then we should eventually see it hit our Netflix accounts - fingers crossed it’ll be this year?!
The series follows the Nine-Nine team as they stand up to the regressive policies of new commissioner, John Kelly. We also see relationship developments between Jake and Amy, and new career changes for some of the gang.
Season 2 - Date TBC
One of the biggest Netflix Originals to hit our screens has been renewed for round two. This coming-of-age comedy-drama dealt with sex and puberty in an honest and open light, and did not shy away from embarrassing scenarios that viewers may be able to relate to.
Whilst there’s no firm date set yet for season 2, we’re wagering that we’ll probably see it hit our screens early next year. In terms of the plot, we were left in the lurch as to whether the two leads - Otis and Maeve - will ever get together. Perhaps this is something that will be rectified next season?
Season 6 - Date TBC
Probably the most famous animated horse on the internet returns for another season of satire, Hollywood antics and animal puns. Will Arnett will reprise his role as the horse with crippling depression, and will be joined by Glow’s Alison Brie as ghostwriter Diane.
The next season will deal with the subject of redemption. Will Bojack overcome his addiction and deal with his issues, or will these continue to flare up in the future? We’ll be tuning in to find out.
Season 2 - Date TBC
Marvel may be departing from Netflix, but for now DC is sticking around, with the next season of Titans scheduled to hit Netflix in the near future (at least for the UK - it’s a DC Universe exclusive in the US). Led by Robin (or will it be Nightwing soon?) a group of young superheroes join together to fight the forces of evil for another year.
One of the biggest announcements is that Game of Thrones star Iain Glen (you may know him as Jorah Mormont, number one fan of his Khaleesi) will enter the show as Bruce Wayne. We’re intrigued to see his take on the iconic Batman role, especially with the anticipation ahead of Robert Pattinson taking the helm for the DC movie universe.
Season 4 - 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.
Season 6 - 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 3 - Date TBC
Netflix gave the green light to the third season of the popular animated fantasy series, Castlevania. This follows Trevor Belmont who defends the nation of Wallachia from Dracula and his army.
No major details have yet been revealed about the plot of the third season, but we imagine we'll see more new faces, interesting vampire clans and monsters on the horizon. But will Castlevania return this year, or later? Only time will tell.
The Haunting of Bly Manor
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.