Top 15 Shows Hitting Netflix In 2020

Olivia MulliganOlivia Mulligan in Entertainment, Film, TV
Published 16.08.19
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As we enter into a new month, there’s that same increasing consciousness of how fast 2019 is whizzing by.

With a new year around the corner, there are many things to look forward to. Endless possibilities, new prospects, and…

A whole new year of Netflix!

There’s nothing more reassuring than knowing you will have plenty of shows to add to your ‘to-binge-watch’ list, from newly streaming programmes to the return of your favourites with a brand new season.

Here is your essential list of shows to look forward to next year:

1. ‘After Life’- Season Two

Produced and directed by comedy genius Ricky Gervais, ‘After Life’ is a hit new series which came to Netflix earlier this year in 2019.

The first series follows local-town journalist Tony Johnson (of course, played by Gervais) and his adorable dog Brandy, as he struggles to cope with losing his wife Lisa to cancer.

Battling against depression and a lack of enjoyment in his daily life, Tony takes out his anger and frustration on those around him, which takes the form of bitter sarcasm and an unfiltered verbal expression.

The second season of the series is set to air in 2020, after a phenomenal response was received for the premiere of season one.

2. ‘Dead to Me’- Season Two

The comedy series began streaming this year, and quickly became a Netflix favourite among viewers.

The series focussed on Jen Harding (Christina Applegate), who is mourning the death of her husband Ted, killed in a hit-and-run.

At a grief support group she meets Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini), and the two become friends, despite Judy harbouring a rather…awkward secret.

The second series is set to air in 2020 after rave reviews.

3. ‘Grace and Frankie’- Season Six

This American comedy, arriving to Netflix in 2015, follows two women who are led to finding friendship, after both of their husbands leave them for each other.

Rivals from the beginning, the two women surprisingly find themselves becoming closer in their shared situation.

The unfortunate pair are portrayed by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin respectively, and the cast includes other big names in the acting industry such as Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen, who play the husbands.

The sixth season is set to air in 2020, and will be a much welcomed return by fans of the show.

4. ‘The Order’- Season Two

The mystery-horror show was added to Netflix in March of this year, and followed a young man’s journey to avenge his mother’s death.

Jack, a college student, pledges a secret order and ends up caught in a war between werewolves and those who engage in dark magic, where a serious of mysterious murders also take place.

It is unsurprising that viewers took to the twitter-sphere to express their views towards the show, with many saying they were simply hooked.

One twitter user said “Obsessed with The Order on Netflix + it’s only one season ughhhh”.

The good news is that season two will be coming your way in 2020!

5. ‘Altered Carbon’- Season Two

The sci-fi series, based on a novel of the same name by Richard K Morgan, came to Netflix in 2018.

In a futuristic setting where human consciousness can be put into new human ‘sleeves’, the series follows someone being put into a new ‘sleeve’ in order to solve the murder of a millionaire.

Only a slightly complex context…

The second season will air in 2020, with production having begun earlier in February this year.

6. ‘Queer Eye’- Season Five

This makeover reality TV series arrived on Netflix in 2018, as a reboot of the original series ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’.

The American series focuses on the “Fab Five” group, who give their own advice on fashion, food culture and design.

Comprising the group are:

Antoni Porowski- Food and wine specialist

Bobby Berk- Interior designer

Jonathan Van Ness- Grooming consultant

Tan France- Fashion designer, and

Karamo Brown- Culture expert

Critics from the Rotten Tomatoes company said, “Queer Eye adapts for a different era without losing its style, charm or sense of fun, proving that the show’s formula remains just as sweetly addictive even after a change in location and a new group of hosts”.

With season five coming next year, viewers can keep up to date with production and even find some sneak peeks of what to expect on the Queer Eye Instagram page.

7. ‘Cursed’- Season Premiere

A Netflix Original series, Cursed is an updated retelling of the legendary of King Arthur and the sword in the stone.

The story will be told from the point of view of The Lady of The Lake, Nimue, who will be played by Katherine Langford from 13 Reasons Why.

After losing her mother, Nimue joins Arthur on his journey to find Merlin, resulting in a quest for her own self discovery.

The new series will premiere in 2020, and will hopefully be a hit.

8. ‘The Ranch- Season Four

Coming to you with a fourth season in 2020 is American comedy sitcom series The Ranch, which premiered on Netflix in 2016.

Starring one of your most favourite male actors, Ashton Kutcher as Colt Bennett, the series follows Colt as he returns home on a break from his professional football career to help in the family business.

Sadly for fans, season four will be the final season for The Ranch, with a total of 20 remaining episodes.

But the good part is that 10 of these episodes will be streaming on Netflix by the end of this year, with the other 10 set to arrive in 2020- so viewers won’t have to wait too long for the new season to begin!

9. ‘Lost in Space’- Season Two

‘Lost in Space’ is a Netflix reboot of the 1965 TV classic.

Critics from Rotten Tomatoes said of the first series, “Lost in Space’s production values are ambitious enough to attract sci-fi adventure fans, while the story’s large heart adds an emotional anchor to all the deep space derring-do”.

Still in the writing stage, season two is set to premiere next year.

10. ‘The Society’- Season Two

For those who haven’t yet seen The Society for some unknown reason, it’s about a group of high school students, who after returning early from a class trip, find their town completely deserted and without adults.

More interesting is the fact that the series is a modern take on William Golding’s ‘Lord of The Flies’ which, if you were unlucky enough to study (as I was), most likely left you feeling disturbed and slightly scarred for life.

The first series, landing in May 2019, saw the students navigating their new, unregulated world and grappling with strange secrets and discoveries, as well as difficult truths.

It was given an average rating of 7.37/10 on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics citing it as “An intriguing tangle of mystery and melodrama, what The Society lacks in levity- and at times clarity-it makes up for with its surprisingly thoughtful exploration of community, culture and what it means to grow up”.

11. ‘The Umbrella Academy’- Season Two

This American TV series is based on the comic book series created by My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.

In an incredibly strange world-wide event, 43 women simultaneously give birth to children despite showing no previous signs of pregnancy until going into labour.

The series focuses on seven of these children who are adopted by billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves, and they later become a group of young superheroes.

After an impressive viewer rating and positive reviews, The Umbrella Academy returns next year for another action-packed season.

12. ‘Stranger Things’- Season Four

The Award-Winning sci-fi adventure hit has made waves since it came to Netflix in 2016.

The first series saw a small town make huge and unsettling discoveries after a young boy goes missing, revealing a young girl with supernatural abilities.

The most recent series ended on a cliff-hanger, with fans forced to make their speculations as to the fate of a particular character.

Thankfully, fans won’t be in suspense for too long, as the highly anticipated series will be available on Netflix next year.

13. ‘The Last Kingdom’- Season Four

This British historical drama series is based on Bernard Cornwell’s ‘The Saxon Stories’, and was released as a series in 2015.

It followed a young Saxon called Uhtred, who after being taken away from his father, is made into a warrior.

Critics said of the series, “The Last Kingdom fuses beautiful cinematography and magnificent action sequences to create highly gratifying historical drama”.

14. ‘Russian Doll’- Season Two

This comedy-drama series follows Nadia, a woman who, stuck in a time loop, is forced to die repeatedly and relive her 36th birthday party.

Partying forever? Sounds fun. The dying part however? Not so fun.

Stuck in this time loop, Nadia is presented with an evaluative view of her own morality, and tries to get an understanding of her uncanny situation.

Season Two of the series will premiere next year.

15. ‘Ozark’- Season Three

An American crime drama series, Ozark came to Netflix in 2017.

The story focusses on a financial adviser who, under the instructions of a drug boss, must take his family and move to the Missouri Oxarks, and launder $500 million over five years.

By the sounds of it, not an easy task.

Netflix confirmed that it was nominated for a total of nine Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor and Lead Actress, among others.

Season three is officially coming your way in 2020, so keep your eyes peeled.

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