6 Netflix Original Series Coming in 2018
With shows like Stranger Things, Mindhunter and Orange Is the New Black, there’s no denying Netflix crushed the original series game in 2017. So what can we expect from the streaming giant in 2018? Hint: Original series domination is definitely on its to-do list.
Arrested Development makes its return (again), and Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust are back for the third season of the Judd Apatow scripted series Love, but the ’Flix also has a bunch of new original series hiding up its sleeve. Here, six Netflix originals we’re excited to watch in 2018.
This coming-of-age series in the vein of Freaks and Geeks from Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan definitely has our attention. The half-hour dramedy stars Peyton Kennedy (NBC’s Taken) and Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story) and recounts what happens when the A/V club faces off with the drama club at a 1996 Oregon high school.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Joel and Ethan Coen, aka the Coen brothers, created this six-part Western anthology series that tells tales from the frontier. If you’re into HBO’s newest series, The Deuce, then prepare to see James Franco and Zoe Kazan reunited in a very different setting.
Lost in Space
No one loves a reboot more than Netflix. Next up on the redux list is Lost in Space, starring Parker Posey, Toby Stephens, Raza Jaffrey and Molly Parker. Like the original, the premise is set around a family that’s lost in space (get it?) and light-years away from their intended destination.
True Detective fans, take note. Oscar winner Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star in this adaptation of a Norwegian dark comedy set in an ’80s mental hospital from the brilliant mind of True Detective season one director Cary Fukunaga.
This new Brazilian comedy requires subtitle reading, but it’ll be totally worth it. The South American show centers on a fictitious former ’80s child star who concocts a zany plan to launch herself back into the spotlight. What could go wrong?
This sci-fi series set in the near future in Paris is basically a show about Tinder on steroids. Osmosis tells the story of what happens when a dating app helps people find their perfect scientific match by using brain data. Not creepy at all, right?