These Are The 17 Brand-New Netflix Shows You’ll Actually Want To Watch In 2020

Every week, Netflix releases somewhere around a dozen new shows, movies, and specials. It's overwhelming, and it's very easy to immediately press “play” on the projects you're already comfortable with — your Chilling Adventures of Sabrinas and 13 Reasons Whys.

However, 2020 is going to be banner year for brand-new series from the streaming service. There are the ultra buzzy new dramas from superstar writers Ryan MurphyHollywood and Ratched — and the already-trending bio-series about icons like Madam C.J. Walker and Selena Quintanilla.

But there's more to this new year in Netflix than the biggest names in Hollywood and history. We can also expect new reality shows with wild premises, tons more bingeable international YA content, and even a show starring a 13 Reasons Why alum (you didn't think you had seen the last of Katherine Langford, did you?).

It's a lot to keep track of in an ever more packed Netflix landscape.

In an effort to keep television fun, we're here to organize the endless stream of new Netflix shows heading to your screen. Keep reading for a full guide to all the upcoming series you'll actually want to spend your time with, complete with premiere dates, cast details, and plot summaries.

Next in Fashion

Netflix premiere date: Wednesday, January 29

Netflix dips into its own talent pool for Next in Fashion, the streaming service’s answer to Project Runway. Queer Eye star Tan France leads the competition show along with longtime British It-Girl Alexa Chung. As with most competition series, Next will feature challenges for its players within weekly themes, with episode titles like “Red Carpet,” “Underwear,” and “Denim.”

Each installment will whittle down the talent pool until someone is officially crowned the Next in Fashion.

Luna Nera

Netflix premiere date: Friday, January 31

Netflix has a lot of witchy original content (Hello, Sabrina and Siempre Bruja). Now the streaming service is expanding that spooky stable of series with Luna Nera, a 17th century-set period piece about Italian witches.

Expect teen angst under the stress of a countryside witch hunt.


Netflix premiere date: Friday, January 31

Meet another set of teens with superpowers they don’t quite understand. Ragnarok’s leading young person is Magne (David Stakston), the new kid at his Norwegian high school. Magne — who has recently acquired abilities like invincibility — may have to battle the most powerful family in his new town to stop the apocalypse.

Locke & Key

Netflix premiere date: Friday, February 7

Keeping with the supernatural teen theme, Netflix will also debut Locke & Key.

The YA drama follows a group of siblings who are forced to move into their father’s childhood home following his abrupt death. As the Locke kids come to learn about their new home — and therefore themselves — they find themselves further unmeshed in a terrifying supernatural journey.

Love Is Blind

Netflix premiere date: Thursday, February 13

Remember Dating Around? The magic of that series was just how low stakes it was. This time, Netflix is ratcheting up the intensity. Dating show Love Is Blind works a little like The Circle a few dozen singles are split by gender and placed on separate sides of a large complex. During the day, the players get to know the participants of the opposite gender in completely sealed pods. This way, no one can see the person they are on a “date” with.

Love Is Blind tests whether these blind dates can actually lead to lasting love. Since the catch of the show is that people can’t meet until they are already engaged.


Netflix premiere date: Friday, February 21

America Ferrera executive produces — and pops up in — this East L.A.-set comedy. Genefied revolves around a trio of cousins who must band together to save their grandpa's beleaguered taco shop amid tightening financial pressures.

The Gentefied team's greatest enemy? A conniving landlord who happens to also be Latinx.

I Am Not Okay With This

Netflix premiere date: Wednesday, February 26

I Am Not Okay With This is a mashup of many lovable things. It comes from The End of the F***ing World writer Jonathan Entwistle, and shares executive producers Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen with Stranger Things. The coming-of-age comedy/sci-fi ride — about a teen girl who suddenly gets superpowers — is led by It co-stars Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff.

The very best news is that, like TEOTFW, Okay episodes all come in at a half-hour or less.


Netflix premiere date: Thursday, February 27

Followers is about one aspiring Tokyo actress whose life is changed overnight when a successful woman photographer posts a photo of her on Instagram.

Like Sex and the City, The Bold Type, and Insecure, the dramedy asks what happens when women follow their dreams — while buoyed by a very good closet.

Queen Sono

Netflix premiere date: Friday, February 28

Queen Sono is one of the most exciting upcoming Netflix projects of the year. The thriller is the streaming giant’s first-ever African series.

Sono revolves around its titular character (Pearl Thusi), an expert spy whose world is turned upside down when she learns dark secrets about her mother’s assassination.

Feel Good

Netflix premiere date: Thursday, March 19

This dramedy has all the promise of Russian Doll or first-season On My Block before it. Feel Good revolves around Mae (creator Mae Martin), a now-sober stand-up comedian with a complicated past and a brand new girlfriend who previously only dated men.

Feel Good's six episodes are poignant, boundary-pushing, and very, very funny, all at the same time. Plus, there's Lisa Kudrow.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Netflix premiere date: Friday, March 20

It’s time to go in-depth on the tale of America’s first-ever self-made millionaire Black woman, beauty mogul C.J. Walker. Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer players the historical figure. Talent including Tiffany Haddish and Carmen Ejogo also star.


Netflix premiere date: Monday, March 23

Sigmund Freud and sex have been linked since the 19th century. However, Netflix is about to make the psychologist's tale just a little more explicit — and spooky.

Freud follows its titular doctor as he attempts to solve a Vienna murder with the help of a famous psychic medium (Fleur Salomé) and a police officer (Georg Friedrich).

Never Have I Ever

Netflix premiere date: Monday, April 27

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan was a Canadian teen whose glitziest credit was a high school musical production. Now she's the lead of Mindy Kaling's first-ever Netflix comedy. There's a reason for that.

When Never premieres, you'll witness the magic of Ramakrishnan as Devi, a high school sophomore juggling her suburban L.A. upbringing with her first-generation Indian-American heritage.


Netflix premiere date: Friday, May 1

Ryan Murphy has two new Netflix projects premiering this year. The first is Hollywood, which the super producer has dubbed “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown.”

Emmy-winner Darren Criss stars, as does Politician heartthrob David Corenswet, American Horror Story’s Dylan McDermott, Ready or Not’s Samara Weaving, Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Laura Harrier, and Euphoria breakout Maude “Bob Ross Halloween Costume” Apatow.


Netflix premiere date: September 2020

Murphy’s second new series is Ratched, a prequel to classic 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Murphy-favorite repertoire player Sarah Paulson will play the iconic sadistic health care professional Ratched is named for, Nurse Ratched.

Selena: The Series

Netflix premiere date: TBA

The Walking Dead’s Christian Serratos leads the upcoming drama inspired by the life of the great Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla.


Netflix premiere date: TBA

13 Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford is stepping into her solo power with Cursed, a take on the infamous Arthurian legend. Only this time, the tale is told through the perspective of Langford's Nimue, the woman destined to become the tragic Lady of the Lake.

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