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?
Season 2 - 17 January 2020
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?
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Season 3 - 24 January 2020
The Netflix adaptation of Sabrina the Teenaged Witch gained a cult following last year, and will be back for both a third and forth season - though the latter will drop at a later date.
Following the end of season 2, Sabrina will be heading down to Hell to rescue her boyfriend Nick, whilst Ambrose and Prudence plan to hunt down Father Blackwood.
Season 6 - 31 January 2020
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 1 - January 31 2020
Though the name reminds us of the best Thor film going (don't fight us) this show actually has nothing to do with the MCU. This is a Norwegian Netflix Original, exploring the coming-of-age of six characters who are based in the remote town of Edda.
There's more than meets the eye to these inhabitants - and we'll found out more as the world begins to go through a radical climate change that needs urgent help.
Season 2 - 13 February 2020
The crime drama Narcos: Mexico has been renewed for a second season. Set in 80s Mexico, the show follows the drama that unfolds in the Guadalajara drug cartel. It's the follow-up series to the popular show, Narcos.
The never-ending chase between the DEA and the cartel brings brutal violence and unflinching complexity that you'd want from any crime-drama. This latest season will see Walt Breslin, the narrator from season 1, go head-to-head with the cartel.
Better Call Saul
Season 5 - 24 February 2020
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. If this series follows the same path that its predecessor did, then this may be the final or penultimate season, but we shall see.
Season 3 - early 2020, date TBC
All eyes are on season 3 of Ozark after it beat hot-favourite Game of Thrones in the Emmy's. The show stars Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, a financial planner who uproots his family when it is discovered that he has secretly been heavily involved with the Mexican cartel. If you're a Breaking Bad fan, then this is for you.
Things are only set to get worse for the family in season 3 as they get more and more tangled with the drug trade.
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 - 2020, 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 - 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.
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 3 - 2020, 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.
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.
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.