All The New Shows Coming To Netflix

Netflix has been cranking out new original shows by the dozens over the past few years and it doesn’t look like they’re slowing down. Whether you like traditional sitcoms, comedies with a serious edge, gritty dramas, nail-biting thrillers, love stories, reality competitions or virtually any other genre you can imagine, the streaming service has an original show for you to binge.

We’ve been keeping an eye on Netflix’s new release calendar and here are all the new series — and new seasons of returning favorites — that will be fighting for your attention in the coming months.


Lovers of fantasy and adventure will want to add this new show to their watch list. The first season of “Cursed” is set to debut on July 17 and it will offer viewers a new spin on the classic legend of King Arthur and Excalibur. This version of the story will focus on a teenage sorceress named Nimue who helps a young Arthur on his search for the mythical sword. Katherine Langford, who previously starred in “13 Reasons Why” and “Knives Out,” will play Nimue in this show co-created by Frank Miller, the comic book writer and artist behind “300” and “Sin City.”

‘Last Chance U’ — Season Five

On July 28, a new season of Netflix’s acclaimed sports docuseries, “Last Chance U,” will start streaming. The show has previously followed the student athletes and coaches at junior colleges in Mississippi and Kansas to critical acclaim. Season five of the show will revolve around the football program at Laney College in Oakland, California. Among its central figures will be head coach John Beam, who built Laney’s program into national champions in 2018.

‘The Umbrella Academy’ — Season Two

The mind-bending antics of “The Umbrella Academy” will continue on July 31, when the second season drops. This sci-fi series is about a family of powerful former child heroes who have to reunite as adults and resume their old work. According to Netflix, the new season will involve alternate timelines and multiple apocalypses that are approaching at once. Sounds intense! Oscar nominee Ellen Page is back to lead the ensemble cast again.

‘The Great Heist’

Netflix has had huge success with its acclaimed original series “Money Heist” and this show looks like it will be in a similar vein. “The Great Heist” is a Spanish-language production from Colombia and its action follows an infamous real-life crime from that country. In 1994, a group of thieves stole an incredible $33 million from Colombia’s Bank of the Republic. “The Great Heist” will dramatize the events of that robbery. Season one debuts on Aug. 14.


One of the writers behind Showtime’s cult favorite series “Penny Dreadful” created this new Netflix series. “Away” will star Oscar winner Hilary Swank as an American astronaut who is getting ready to lead a crew on the first manned mission to Mars. Plenty of personal baggage on Earth is keeping her and her crew grounded before they take off, however, giving this show some human drama to go with its sci-fi flavor. A firm date hasn’t been set for its premiere but Netflix has it slated as coming soon.

‘Another Life’ — Season Two

If “Away” sounds like your kind of show, you may also want to check out “Another Life.” This Netflix original also takes place in the cold depths of space, focusing on an astronaut and her young crew as they explore a mysterious alien artifact. The show debuted in 2019 but a second season is in production right now, meaning you won’t be left in limbo forever if you binge the first season and enjoy it. Sci-fi veteran Katee Sackhoff, of “Battlestar Galactica” fame, leads the cast.

‘Battle Kitty’

The kiddos are getting a new Netflix original that sounds very interesting. “Battle Kitty” is being billed by the studio as an animated show that is also interactive. It sounds like it could be another blend of gaming and TV storytelling in a style similar to that of other groundbreaking Netflix originals like “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend.” Kids will follow Kitty on a quest to become the champion of Battle Island, exploring the show however they wish and unlocking new paths as they go.

‘Black Summer’ — Season Two

Fans of Netflix’s zombie apocalypse drama will get a new helping of episodes soon. Season two of “Black Summer” will see Rose, played by Jaime King, back and facing new challenges as the world she and her daughter once knew falls further into chaos. If you love shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Z Nation,” you might want to binge the eight hour-long episodes that made up the first season, especially because this series came from two guys behind the latter series.

‘City of Ghosts’

When’s the last time you heard of an animated documentary series involving ghosts? Netflix is giving its subscribers just that when “City of Ghosts” debuts. This kids series is part documentary, part animated show and will follow a group of kids who learn about the history of their city by talking with the ghosts that also live there. Emmy winner Elizabeth Ito is behind the unique program and brings with her plenty of experience from her time working on “Adventure Time,” which is widely considered one of the best animated shows in history.


This new animated series is joining Netflix’s lineup of programming aimed at kids. “Centaurworld” has a fantastic premise: A tough war horse somehow gets transported from her hardened world to a colorful one populated with silly centaurs who like to sing. She tries to make it back home with help from new friends. The art style from the promotional image provided by Netflix looks pretty fun and whimsical, which sounds like what we all need this year.

‘Kissing Game’

Netflix has had a lot of success with steamy content lately — just see the unprecedented success of the film “365 Days” for proof — and “Kissing Game” is joining the party. This Portuguese-language series was produced in Brazil and is also set in that country. It’s about teens in a cattle-ranching town who find themselves in the middle of a pandemic. The main problem is that this deadly disease is only spread by kissing. It sounds like it could be a prime guilty pleasure when it debuts on July 17.


Anime is another genre where Netflix has had a lot of success in recent years and “Eden” looks to be one of the studio’s most ambitious attempts at it. This new series comes from the director of “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” which is widely considered to be one of Japanese animation’s greatest achievements. The show is set thousands of years in the future, in a world inhabited by robots who only believe humans were an ancient myth… until two of them stumble upon a baby girl who had been sleeping in stasis. The series will consist of four episodes and an exact premiere date hasn’t been announced yet.

‘Street Food: Latin America’

Reality food shows are another popular type of program that Netflix has been producing lately and “Street Food: Latin America” will be another addition. Following in the footsteps of 2019’s “Street Food: Asia,” this installment will dive into the fare of several locations in Latin America. Each episode will focus on a different location, with cities in Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Argentina each getting time in the spotlight. The season will debut on July 22.

‘Grace and Frankie’ — Season Seven

The seventh season of “Grace and Frankie” is expected to drop in the near future and it will be the show’s last ride. One of Netflix’s longest-running originals, this comedy has followed the adventures of friends played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who suddenly see their lives turned upside down after a shocking turn of events. Plot details for the new batch of episodes have yet to be revealed but, hopefully, the pair will go out on a high note.

‘Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh’ — Season Five

If you have kids, you might have already enjoyed “Home” on Netflix, but you’ll have some new adventures to catch up on soon. This fun show from DreamWorks Animation is about a girl named Tip who befriends an alien named Oh after he conquers Earth. They’ve had four seasons together since 2016 and this new batch of episodes proves that it continues to be one of Netflix’s most popular kids programs.

‘Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous’

Dinosaur-obsessed kids — and any adults who grew up on “Jurassic Park” — will want to add this new original show to their queue. “Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous” is set in the universe of the blockbuster movies and counts original director Steven Spielberg as one of its producers. The show will be animated and will follow six teenagers who are taking part in an exciting camp program that’s located on another part of the same island where most of the films have been set. It sounds like it will be an exciting watch for younger viewers when it lands in 2020.

‘Love, Death & Robots’ —  Volume Two

The first batch of short films in the “Love, Death & Robots” series dropped in 2019 and became a hit with lovers of sci-fi animation. Rather than producing typical seasons made up of full-length episodes, this series is released in volumes of individual stories that range in length from about five minutes to 20 minutes each. Netflix has announced that new episodes are on the way soon. The show currently holds a stellar average score of 8.5/10 from more than 85,000 users at IMDb.

‘Lucifer’ — Season Five

When Fox canceled “Lucifer” after three seasons, fans were disappointed. But Netflix swooped in and rescued the series from the junk bin. The studio produced and aired a fourth season in 2019 and has announced that the first half of the fifth season will drop on Aug. 21. If you don’t know the show, it follows the life of the devil after he’s decided to leave Hell and move to Los Angeles, where he runs a nightclub. The first half of the new season will consist of eight episodes.

‘Maya and the Three’

This series has been building plenty of buzz since it was first announced by Netflix in 2018. “Maya and the Three” is a kids’ show inspired by Mesoamerican mythology and follows the adventures of Maya, a warrior princess. The show is set to be a limited series that will be told in nine half-hour episodes. Jorge Gutierrez, the director of the acclaimed film, “The Book of Life,” is behind this new Netflix original.

‘Raising Dion’ — Season Two

The first season of this Netflix original delighted viewers with its diverse cast and heartfelt storyline — two rarities in the superhero genre. The studio says that a second season is on the way soon, although a premiere date hasn’t yet been announced. “Raising Dion” is about a woman trying to raise her young son after the death of her husband, while also working to keep the boy’s superpowers under wraps from people who would exploit them. The cast is led by Alisha Wainwright and Ja’Siah Young and also includes big names like Michael B. Jordan and Jason Ritter.

‘Selena: The Series’

The life of singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez continues to inspire new generations nearly 30 years after her tragic killing at the age of 23. Her story will be told in a Netflix series that is scheduled for release in 2020. Christian Serratos, best known as Rosita in “The Walking Dead,” is set to play the Tejano icon. It looks like the show will give a lengthy look into her short life, as Madison Taylor Baez is also listed in the cast as playing Selena during her childhood.

‘Sex Education’ — Season Three

Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield co-star in this adult comedy as a mother-son duo with a unique dynamic. Anderson plays a frank sex therapist and Butterfield plays her awkward teen son who sets up a sex clinic at his school to give classmates advice that he’s gleaned from his mother’s expertise. A third season of episodes is slated to hit Netflix soon and that’s good news for fans who’ve given this show stellar ratings at IMDb.

‘Skin Decision: Before and After’

Reality shows about cosmetic medical procedures and skin issues are all the rage on networks like TLC, so Netflix is getting into the game. “Skin Decision: Before and After” stars plastic surgeon Sheila Nazarian, MD, as she uses procedures and plans to bring out the best in her patients’ looks. If that sounds like your kind of obsession, the first batch of episodes is set to debut on Netflix on July 15.

‘The Cuphead Show!’

The 2017 video game “Cuphead” became a smash hit because of its gorgeous visuals, inspired by 1930s animation, and its insanely difficult gameplay. Netflix is going to be the home of a new animated series that expands the imaginative world of the game without making you want to throw your controller against a wall. “The Cuphead Show!” will follow Cuphead and his brother Mugman as they get into misadventures on the Inkwell Isles. Studio MDHR, the makers of the game, are behind the show’s production.

‘The Society’ — Season Two

You may have missed this Netflix original when it debuted in May 2019 but you’ve got some time to catch up before the second season drops this year. “The Society” is an updated take on “Lord of the Flies,” taking the action of that ruthless story from a jungle island and moving it to suburban New England. In this telling, teens find themselves trapped inside a replicated version of their hometown but with no trace of their parents or any adults around. Things quickly devolve as society breaks down, forcing the kids to form uneasy alliances to survive and figure out exactly what is going on.

‘Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy’

Transformers is the franchise that keeps on giving to its loyal fans. Netflix already has several animated Transformers titles streaming now, but “War for Cybertron Trilogy” will be an all-new one. This animated series raises the stakes and sees the Autobots and Decepticons fighting a civil war for the future of their planet, Cybertron. The classic foes of Optimus Prime and Megatron stand at opposite ends of a fight that is entering its final hours. The show is set to debut on July 30.

‘Voices of Fire’

If you love musical reality shows, “Voices of Fire” sounds like it could be a winner. This Netflix original comes from Pharrell Williams, who is also appearing as its host. In it, the star music producer tries to put together an incredible gospel choir in his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia, alongside his uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams. The series will showcase undiscovered singers around that area of all ages and backgrounds. The show is slated for debut in 2020.

‘You’ — Season Three

Viewers who have been gripped by the creepiness of Netflix’s original series, “You,” will have a new batch of episodes to binge. The show follows a charming man who gets obsessed with people and finds ways to insert himself into their lives. It comes from a partnership between the director of “Love, Simon” and the co-creator of SyFy’s “The Magicians” and has clearly found an audience on Netflix. The studio says the third season will drop in 2021.

‘Fear City: New York vs the Mafia’

If you loved Netflix’s hit movie, “The Irishman,” you’ll probably be enthralled by this new docuseries. “Fear City” will give you a look into the real-life mafia families that ruled New York City crime in the 1980s. The show will specifically get into how federal investigators brought them down, making this one a must for lovers of police stories. The show debuts on July 22.

‘Alice in Borderland’

Sci-fi lovers will also probably dig this show, especially if they are into video games. This live-action series was produced in Japan and is based on the manga series of the same name, which is where this artwork is from. It’s about a young gamer who suddenly finds himself in an empty version of Tokyo, where he and his friends have to compete in dangerous games in order to survive. The premise sounds wild and ripe for some amazing visuals. The first season of “Alice in Borderland” is listed as “upcoming” on Netflix’s release calendar.

‘Brand New Cherry Flavor’

It’s certainly got a strange title but don’t let that spoil this intriguing-sounding original series. It will be a revenge thriller based on the novel of the same name by Todd Grimson. “Brand New Cherry Flavor” is set in 1990s Los Angeles and follows an aspiring filmmaker as its lead character. The cast is impressive and includes Catherine Keener, Eric Lange and Rosa Salazar, pictured here, who also appeared in Netflix’s “Bird Box.” Eight episodes are expected to be released soon.

‘Cowboy Bebop’

This one could either be really awesome or really disappointing but, either way, it will surely be one of Netflix’s most anticipated new original shows when it drops. This live-action series is based on the beloved anime series from the 1990s, which still ranks among the best animated shows ever produced. For the uninitiated, this stylish, futuristic story follows a crew of bounty hunters on board a rickety spaceship called the Bebop as they hunt down targets and try to strike it rich. “Cowboy Bebop” will see original writer Hajime Yatate return to script new episodes, while John Cho (pictured here in a suit that would fit the vibe of the series), Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda will step into the iconic roles of Spike, Jet and Faye, respectively.

‘Indian Matchmaking’

After having hits with shows like “Too Hot to Handle” and “Love is Blind,” Netflix is digging further into the reality romance genre this year. “Indian Matchmaking” is one of the results of that push and it’s set to debut on July 16. The series will follow single millennials who opt to find their soul mate using an elite Indian matchmaker, Seema Taparia, after growing tired of dating apps. The first season will have eight episodes that are each an hour long and it will follow its subjects over the course of the whole season.

‘Love on the Spectrum’

This unique series will be another addition to Netflix’s growing portfolio of romantic reality series. “Love on the Spectrum” takes a look into the world of dating for people living with autism. The first season will consist of five episodes that are each an hour long and will profile several young adults who are on the autism spectrum and navigating the already challenging task of dating. This show was produced in Australia and already aired there but will get its American debut on July 22.

‘Dash & Lily’

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Netflix’s promotional materials describe this new series as a romantic drama for teens. That makes sense when you consider it’s based on a series of young adult novels with a cutesy premise from authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, who were also behind “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.” “Dash & Lily” is about a sweet optimist named Lily who leaves a notebook filled with dares on a shelf in her favorite bookstore, just waiting for someone to find it and play along. The guy who finds it, Dash, happens to be a cynical type and basically her polar opposite, setting up an unlikely relationship that revolves around the book.

‘From Scratch’

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The memoir that this limited series is based on has hundreds of five-star ratings from readers at Amazon, many of whom will no doubt be eagerly awaiting its premiere. Zoe Saldana, pictured here, will star as an American woman who falls in love with a Sicilian man as she’s studying abroad in Italy, eventually bringing him back home where they try to build a life. Reese Witherspoon has signed on as an executive producer alongside Saldana, giving “From Scratch” some A-list star power that isn’t always common in Netflix original series.

‘Firefly Lane’

This is another new Netflix show based on a bestselling book that boasts some recognizable lead actors. “Firefly Lane” is a drama about the lives of two best friends who develop a deep bond over the span of four decades that is suddenly torn apart after a betrayal. Katherine Heigl, shown here, and Sarah Chalke play the two women at the center of the story. The 10-episode first season is being developed by Maggie Friedman, the writer behind “Witches of East End.”

‘Girls on the Bus’

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This intriguing new political drama takes its title from the classic 1973 book, “The Boys on the Bus,” which followed reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election on the road with the candidates. “Girls on the Bus” is based on reporter Amy Chozick’s 2018 account of the 2016 presidential election, “Chasing Hillary.” This show will follow four journalists, all women, as they follow the campaigns led by flawed politicians on a cross-country trek.

’10 After Midnight’

Horror lovers will want to turn this one on after dark. “10 After Midnight” is being produced by scare master Guillermo del Toro and sounds like an anthology series, where each episode tells an entirely new story with different actors each time. The show is set to be Netflix’s first original horror anthology series and will see del Toro, shown here, directing some of its episodes. A release from the studio says that the Oscar-winning filmmaker also chose the writers for the show himself, picking some of the best scribes in the genre.

‘Ginny & Georgia’

The WB classic, “Gilmore Girls,” has been one of Netflix’s most popular offerings for years and this new show will give fans a new mother-daughter story to enjoy. “Ginny & Georgia” is about Ginny, a 15-year-old girl, and Georgia, her 30-year-old mother, as they try to settle into a normal life in New England after years on the run. Georgia’s past catches up to them and threatens to undo their work, providing plenty of juicy drama. Antonia Gentry and Brianne Howey, shown here, will star as the pair.

‘Hit and Run’

Netflix also has some new shows coming for lovers of intense action, which is where “Hit and Run” is aimed. This thriller was partially filmed on location in Israel and follows a man who searches across borders for his wife’s killers after she is the victim of a hit and run in Tel Aviv. The first season is expected to run for nine episodes and will star Lior Raz, shown here, who is also the show’s co-creator and executive producer. Raz was also behind Netflix’s hit Israeli series “Fauda,” which has been acclaimed by viewers and critics. The majority of episodes will be directed by Mike Barker, who is best known for directing 12 episodes of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

‘In From the Cold’

We can never get enough of a good spy thriller and that’s exactly what this series sounds like. “In From the Cold” is about a woman living the life of a suburban mom in New Jersey when her past as a highly trained and deadly Russian secret agent comes to light. She’s forced by the American government to work against her native country. Margarita Levieva, shown here, will lead the cast alongside co-stars Ivanna Sakhno and Lydia Fleming in this show that is described by Netflix as “female-driven.”

‘Inventing Anna’

This new drama sounds pretty juicy if you ask us. “Inventing Anna” is based on a New York Magazine article about Anna Sorokin, a Russian woman who pretended to be a German heiress named Anna Delvin and who defrauded wealthy New York society members out of their money. The show will dramatize the work done by journalist Jessica Pressler in uncovering the truth about Sorokin’s identity and scheme. Shonda Rhimes is listed as the show’s creator and executive producer, giving it the built-in audience of her loyal fans. The cast is stellar and will include Emmy winner Julia Garner (shown here), from Netflix’s “Ozark,” Laverne Cox and Anna Chlumsky.

‘Jupiter’s Legacy’

Ever since Netflix had to scrap all of its Marvel TV shows in the wake of Disney+, fans of superhero dramas have been waiting for the next adventure. That’s where “Jupiter’s Legacy” comes in. This ambitious series is based on a series of graphic novels and blends high-flying action with family drama. It’s about the first generation of superheroes reaching retirement, tasked with passing the duty of protecting the world onto their kids, who may or may not be up for the job. Its cast includes Josh Duhamel, shown here, and Leslie Bibb.

‘Julie and the Phantoms’

Parents who are looking for a Netflix original they can watch with their older kids will want to look out for “Julie and the Phantoms.” This live-action musical show is based on a Brazilian series of the same name and follows a teen girl who falls in love with the music of a band whose members have been dead for decades — except she somehow brings their spirits to life and joins their group. It sounds like a fun, heartfelt new show and it comes from Kenny Ortega, shown here, who is known for directing Disney’s High School Musical trilogy and Descendants movies.

‘Midnight Mass’

“The Haunting of Hill House” is widely recognized as one of Netflix’s greatest original productions and this new show is coming from its creators. There aren’t many specifics known about the series yet but it’s slated for seven episodes and its premise sounds intriguing and very creepy. Netflix says it will follow members of a community who experience “miraculous events and frightening omens after a mysterious priest’s arrival.” The writer behind “The Haunting of Hill House,” Mike Flanagan, pictured here, is also listed as a creator of this new show. If it’s half as scary as that one, we’ll be watching with all the lights on.


Opioid overdoses have killed hundreds of thousands of Americans in the past 20 years and this new hard-hitting show aims to look at the origins of the crisis. “Painkiller” will be a scripted drama and it comes from some serious players in the TV world. Eric Newman, shown here, the man behind Netflix’s “Narcos,” is listed as executive producer. Alex Gibney, the documentarian behind films like “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” and “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” is also executive producing. And Noah Harpster, of Amazon’s “Transparent,” is co-writing the show. It’s unclear when “Painkiller” will hit Netflix but it could easily be an Emmy Award favorite when it does.

‘Pieces of Her’

The always powerful Toni Collette, pictured here, is set to star in this new Netflix drama alongside Bella Heathcote. The duo will play an adult mother-daughter pair who try to understand the truth about their family after an act of violence turns their world upside down. The story begins in what is described as a “sleepy Georgia town” and the pair of characters end up going on a cross-country journey before it’s over. A release date hasn’t been set.

‘Shadow and Bone’

Author Leigh Bardugo’s set of fantasy-adventure novels are getting a Netflix adaptation in this new series. “Shadow and Bone” is about a teen orphan who grows up in a fictional land that was inspired by Russia. Her life becomes a whole lot more interesting when she realizes she has the power to manipulate the elements and use them to her advantage. Actor Jessie Mei Li is starring as the lead character, Alina Starkov. In an announcement in January 2019, Netflix specifically said Bardugo’s books, “Shadow and Bone” and “Six of Crows,” would be adapted for the series.

‘The Crew’

Kevin James has been a regular in some of Netflix’s original movies and now he’s getting his own series on the streaming platform. In “The Crew,” he’ll play the crew chief of a NASCAR team that comes under new management when the old owner passes it down to his daughter. Generational clashes will provide much of the humor as his character gets used to working with a young new crop of crew members.

‘The Liberator’

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Eye-popping visuals will be the main attraction of this ambitious new series that will use a groundbreaking new hybrid of animation and live-action. Netflix is describing “The Liberator” as a four-part limited series that tells the amazing true story of an American Army officer who led a 500-day campaign to liberate Europe during World War II. It’s being adapted from Alex Kershaw’s account of the story, which carries the same title. The show is being directed by Grzegorz Jonkajtys, who was a visual effects artist on blockbusters like “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

‘The Sandman’

If you’ve never read any of Neil Gaiman’s groundbreaking comic books in The Sandman series, you should do yourself a favor and check them out. If a screen version is more your speed, Netflix will be launching a new show soon that adapts his dark stories about Morpheus, aka the Dream King. Gaiman himself is producing the series, which has been developed by the writer of 2017’s hit film “Wonder Woman.” The project has been in development several times over the years but Netflix appears to finally have it coming together.

‘The Magic Order’

Netflix got into the comic book publishing game in 2017 when it bought the rights to Millarworld, which is a franchise of comics and screen adaptations run by writer Mark Millar. His titles include “Wanted” and “Kingsman,” with “The Magic Order” first being published in print in 2018. The series is coming to screens soon, also courtesy of Netflix. Its world revolves around five families who appear normal in their everyday lives but are actually powerful magicians and sorcerers who protect the world from evil after darkness falls.

‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’

If you’ve been dying for more of the nightmares that “The Haunting of Hill House” gave you, you’ll be wanting to check out this sequel. The story of “The Haunting of Bly Manor” will not be related to that of the first series but it will feature many of the same cast members and creative developers. This season is going to be based on the classic 1898 horror story, “The Turn of the Screw,” which follows a governess who is convinced that the estate where she’s been hired to work is haunted. Returning cast members include Henry Thomas, Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Kate Siegel, pictured here.

‘The Queen’s Gambit’

No, this isn’t a spin-off of Netflix’s brilliant series, “The Crown.” “The Queen’s Gambit” is based on a novel about a young orphan girl who becomes a chess prodigy during the Cold War. Anya Taylor-Joy, pictured here, of “Split” and “Emma” fame, will star as the main character, whose life will be followed from childhood to adulthood. The limited series is slated for six episodes and a firm release date has yet to be announced.

‘Trash Truck’

This has one of the more interesting titles of any Netflix original show currently in production. “Trash Truck” is an animated show that will be aimed at kids — not, as you may have imagined, a gritty series about a crew of garbage collectors. It will focus on a 6-year-old boy named Hank who loves getting dirty and palling around with a garbage truck. Several filmmakers behind Kobe Bryant’s 2017 Academy Award-winning short film, “Dear Basketball,” are bringing this show to the screen, including Max Keane.

‘Tiny Pretty Things’

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This will be a juicy addition to Netflix’s library of original shows when it drops in 2020. The series is an adaptation of the novel, which has been described as a cross between “Pretty Little Liars” and “Black Swan.” “Tiny Pretty Things” is set inside an elite ballet academy in Chicago and follows the ups and downs of its diverse student body. The show is being developed by Michael MacLennan, who created the series, “Bomb Girls.”

‘Vikings: Valhalla’

The History channel’s epic series, “Vikings,” is coming to a close this year but fans won’t have to wait too long to get a new adventure in its universe. Netflix picked up the rights to a sequel series from the original show’s creator, Michael Hirst (pictured here), that is set to take place 100 years after the conclusion of “Vikings.” A release from Netflix says “Vikings: Valhalla” will tell the stories of the most famous Vikings who ever lived, including Leif Erikson, Freydis and Harald Hardrada.

The show, which is expected to air in 2021 at the earliest, promises “heart-pounding, unstoppable action rooted in rich characters and dramatic storytelling,” according to Channing Dungey, vice president of original series at Netflix.

‘Kid Cosmic’

Craig McCracken, the creator of Cartoon Network’s beloved classic, “The Powerpuff Girls,” is behind this new animated series. “Kid Cosmic” is about a kid who dreams of being a superhero and then becomes one quite by accident. The only drag is that he apparently stinks at his new vocation, making him second guess his wish. Young actor Jack Fisher is slated to voice the lead role of The Kid. No artwork from the series has been released yet but McCracken gave some insight into his process and what to expect from it in this promotional video from Netflix that he tweeted in late 2018 when the project was announced.