Netflix Announces 2016 TV Lineup

Streaming giant Netflix has unleashed a barrage of details on what to expect from it in 2016, outlining some of the new and returning series the service will make available over the next nine months.

February will see the release of Judd Apatow’s contemporary romantic comedy LOVE on the 19th and the rebooted sitcom Fuller House on the 26th. Check out the trailer for LOVE below:

Two of Netflix’s biggest shows return in March with Season 4 of House of Cards dropping on the 4th and Season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil on the 18th. Sandwiched between these two massive series is Will Arnett’s new comedy effort Flaked, which debuts on the 11th.

April 1st kicks off a pair of new Netflix originals The Ranch and Lost & Found Music Studios. The former is described by Netflix as a “multi-camera comedy” starring Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott and Debra Winger that follows Kutcher’s character as he returns home after a failed semi-pro football career to fun the family ranching business.

Lost & Found Music Studios on the other hand is a live-action series aimed at tweens and teens that focuses on a “group of talented teenage musicians who struggle to find their authentic sound and place in the world as they hone their craft at a prestigious music studio”.

Kimmy Schmidt

April will also herald the return of Tina Fey’s outstanding and hilarious comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which returns for its second season on the 15th alongside the debut of animated kid series Kong: King of the Apes.  

May sees the debut of French political thriller Marseille on the 5th and the return of the Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin-fronted comedy series Grace & Frankie the day after.

Meanwhile Season 4 of Orange is the New Black seems to have positioned as June’s big release on the 17th with the supernatural mystery-thriller Stranger Things set to follow it up on July 15th.

Finally, Baz Luhrmann’s musical drama The Get Down is set to debut on August 12. Check out the trailer for the series, set in a gritty 1970s New York, below:

Netflix also confirmed that Marvel’s Jessica Jones would return for a second season but gave no indication about when fans can expect to binge-watch it. Over at Variety, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg gave some insight into the second season’s direction saying “I think I just want to continue with her character. She’s a very damaged character and her damage goes beyond Kilgrave [David Tennant]. There’s a lot to mine from in her backstory and in her present day situation.”

They also provided a small update to those looking forward to the upcoming third season of British science fiction series Black Mirror, confirming that showrunner Charlie Brooker would be returning to write the series and that Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis will join the cast for at least one episode of the sci-fi anthology.

While there’s a lot to take in here, it’s worth noting that Netflix has a few other surprises lined up for later in the year, such as the second seasons of Narcos and Marco Polo as well as the debut of Marvel’s Luke Cage.


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