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10 Netflix Shows to Binge On

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Matt Coyte
6 Feb
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The streaming TV giant has been spending big bucks on creating unique shows for 2018. Here are the ten most promising shows in their upcoming lineup.

News
|6 Feb|6 mins

10 Netflix Shows to Binge On

This calls for sweat pants
Matt Coyte
6 Feb
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The streaming TV giant has been spending big bucks on creating unique shows for 2018. Here are the ten most promising shows in their upcoming lineup.

Disenchantment

Release Date: 2018

Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre

Simpsons creator Matt Groening is the talent behind two classic animated series’ (The Simpsons and Futurama) so his new Netflix animated comedy is going to be a huge deal. Voice talent Eric Andre and Abbi Jacobson are comic geniuses and the medieval premise sounds suitably screwy – “A hard-drinking young princess, her feisty elf companion and her personal demon, Luci.”

Maniac

Release Date: 2018


Cast: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Justin Theroux

Emma Stone, Justin Theroux, Jonah Hill and Cary Fukunaga, the creator of True Detective? This can’t come soon enough. This much anticipated dark comedy, is an adaptation of a 2014 Norwegian series about two patients in a mental institution who live somewhere between the real world and wild fantasy. With proven source material and this much talent on board, this is top of the list for 2018.

Lost in Space

Release Date: May 2018


Cast: Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Parker Posey

After seeing what was possible with the killer Star Trek reboot on Netflix, there’s every chance this remake of the classic 1960s series will win a new generation of fans. The Robinson family is on their way to colonize a new planet, and get, well lost – in space. Parker Posey will be playing a female version of the creepy and annoying Dr. Smith.

The Umbrella Academy

Release Date: 2018


Cast: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

Remember emo-rockers My Chemical Romance? Well ever since the band called it quits in 2013, singer Gerard Way has been busy crafting his own comics, now shooting as a Netflix superhero series about a dysfunctional family of superheroes who reluctantly have to join forces to find out what happened to their recently deceased father. Expect steam-punk touches and a dose of Harry Potter-esque mythology.

Everything Sucks!

Release Date: 2018

Cast: Peyton Kennedy, Jahi Winston

’90s cult comedy Freaks and Geeks has been such a hit on Netflix that the streamer looks to be making their own take on ’90s nostalgia. “Everything Sucks!” follows two groups of high school nerds — the A/V club and drama club — in a comedy series aiming to be Glee with grunge.

Seven Seconds

Release Date: February 23, 2018

Cast: Regina King, Russell Hornsby

Netflix aren’t shy of controversy so Seven Seconds could be the right show to tap into the Black Lives Matter momentum. “After a white cop accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager, a city explodes with racial tensions.”

Altered Carbon

Release Date: February 2, 2018

Cast: Martha Higareda, James Purefoy

Based on Richard K. Morgan’s futuristic novel, Altered Carbon deals with a society that’s been made unrecognisable by technology. The book is high on murder, sex, and nudity, so there’s a good chance that this could be a Game of Thrones-style epic, if we can just understand what the hell is going on.

My First Guest Needs No Introduction

Release Date: 2018

Cast: David Letterman

Three years after leaving “Late Night,” David Letterman is returning to TV on Netflix where he’ll be interviewing “extraordinary people” like Barack Obama. Letterman’s cred as a TV legend will also see him attracting more big names like Jay-Z, Howard Stern, George Clooney and Tina Fey.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Release Date: 2018

Cast: James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Tim Blake Nelson.

The legendary Coen Brothers are coming to television: writing, directing, and producing every episode of the six-part Netflix limited series, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” The Academy Award winning bros are newcomers to television, and from what we know, this will be a quirky western and each hour will focus on a different character and storyline.

Watership Down

Release Date: Late 2018

Cast: James McAvoy, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Nicholas Hoult.

A new interpretation of Richard Adams’ heart-breaking 1972 novel is co-production between the BBC and Netflix. This is the third adaptation of the story of a group of rabbits fighting for survival as they seek a new home. The 1970s film version traumatized an entire generation of children as the loveable bunnies dropped like flies, so here’s hoping the new adaptation won’t water down the impact.

Let's face it, you're in for the long haul. Get comfortable with sweats and hoodies.

Matt Coyte
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