Netflix has taken the world by storm as one of the main go-to streaming services. The massive list of movies, shows for viewers, and now their original creations makes it well worth the subscription. All you need is a decent internet provider, a Netflix account, and your duvet to start watching. Here’s some of the most anticipated Netflix shows and movies this year to add to your binge list.
“I Am Not Okay With This”: February 26th
Teen series are a popular genre and Netflix is ready to deliver a new one at the end of February with the release of “I Am Not Okay With This.” The cast features Sofia Bryant, Sophia Lillis, and Wyatt Oleff. Horror fans will recognize Sophia Lillis from her role as Beverly Mars in the 2017 remake of Stephen King’s It.
The main character in the series is a young teenage girl as she learns the ropes in high school and her own sexuality. Since no modern show is complete without an interesting twist, the main character also has a set of superpowers awakening within her to deal with on top of daily life.
“Lost Girls” March 13th
“Lost Girls” is set to hit the streaming service on March 13, 2020. The show is based off of a nonfiction novel by Robert Kolker, also titled “Lost Girl.”
The subject matter of the series is a serious one – the influence of police bias in crimes against sex workers. The story takes a specific focus on Shannan Gilbert, a 24-year-old sex worker who disappeared.
The show stars Amy Ryan who plays the role of Mari Gilbert, Shannan’s mother. Since the police aren’t working as hard on the investigation as they should, Mari takes justice into her own hands and starts an investigation of her own to find her missing daughter.
“The Letter for the King”: March 20th
With shows like “Game of Thrones” over and the fact that “The Witcher” has been out long enough to binge it has left fantasy fans wanting more. If you can hold out until March 20th, you can start a new fantasy binge with the release of “The Letter for the King”.
Based on Dutch author Tonke Dragt’s novel of the same name. The story is set in a medieval kingdom with mythical themes and a new twist on the popular coming-of-age genre. It tells the story of, an unnamed hero who’s prophesied to be the kingdom’s last hope against a bloodthirsty prince who conquers whatever land and people he has access to.
Without an official release date yet, all we know is that you can expect “Cursed” to hit your favorite streaming service later this year.
The story takes on a new interpretation of classic Arthurian legend. Instead of focusing on Arthur alone, he’s joined by Nimue. This teenager joins Arthur, a mercenary in this series, as he searches for Merlin so he can pass on an ancient sword. Fans of “13 Reasons Why” won’t want to miss it since Nimue is played by Katherine Langford (Hannah) in the first season of the hit drama.
“Spectros” is another show that Netflix users can expect later and is set to be an eight-episode saga. Including all-star writer and producer, Douglas Petrie, who has previous credits for his role in both American Horror Story: Coven and Buffy the Vampire Slayer means we have high hopes for this series!
Following the main characters, a group of five kids as odd things start to happen in their town. It doesn’t take long before they realize that someone is raising the spirits of the dead. Even worse, these now-awakened spirits are after vengeance for the wrongs done in the past. Lovers of “Stranger Things” might be interested in this new series, which looks promising for the latter part of this year!
“Unorthodox” is based on a memoir by Deborah Feldman of the same title and blends two genres that don’t often get paired up. It serves as both a thriller and a coming-of-age story for the main character/author.
The show is set in Berlin, Germany and features a female lead played by Shira Haas from “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” The show follows her as she looks into her family’s secrets, truths about herself, and starts to separate herself from the strictly orthodox childhood environment that she was raised in. Haas has expressed her excitement for a strong female lead representing women finding their voice when everything is fighting against them.
We can’t wait for these Netflix releases this year! Just make sure you have a decent internet connection to keep up with your binges! Which one are you excited for the most?