Netflix has hundreds of TV shows in development at any time, and sifting through the complete list (or even finding one) is a chore. So, we will list what you’re most looking forward to in the coming months and years with the help of IMDb. Here are the Netflix Original series people are most looking forward to watching, according to the IMDb MOVIEmeter.
IMDb updates its list of the hottest titles every Monday, sourced from its vast database. These updates are based on the site’s traffic, which continues to draw in over half a billion monthly visits.
If you want to see what movies are hotly anticipated for Netflix, we’re running a separate list for those movies here.
One quick note is that this list is only for the upcoming debut series. That means big returning series like Stranger Things aren’t listed below.
Note: MOVIEmeter scores are correct as of January 30th, 2024.
Created By: Joe Barton
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Netflix Release Date: TBD
Keira Knightley will star in her first Netflix Original series in Black Doves. Filming is currently underway, and at the earliest, we’ll likely be waiting until late 2024.
The synopsis for Black Doves has been sourced from Netflix:
“Helen, who embarks on a passionate affair with a man who has no idea what her secret identity is. Caught in the crosshairs when her lover falls victim to the dangerous and shadowy London underworld, Helen’s employer’s call in Sam to protect her.”
Created By: Steven Maeda, Matt Owens
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy | Cast: Tig Notaro, Monica Barbaro, Anya Chalotra, Christian Slater, Vanessa Hudgens
Netflix Release Date: 2023
Originally, we thought that the animated prequel of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead would be released in 2022, however, it has since been pushed back to 2023.
“Scott Ward and his rescue crew’s efforts to protect all they love during the first phases of the mysterious zombie outbreak in Vegas.”
Director: Dave Boyle
Genre: Action, Historical
Cast: Kento Kaku, Yôsuke Eguchi, Tae Kimura
Netflix Release Date: February 15th, 2024
Hot off the heels of The Brothers Sun, Netflix has another action series due in mid-February 2024, with the Japanese show focusing on the Tawara family, the last ninja clan.
7. Ransom Canyon
Created By: Jodi Thomas (Book)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Cast: Minka Kelly, Josh Duhamel, James Brolin, Kenneth Miller, Marianly Tejada, Lizzy Greene, Eoin Macken
Netflix Release Date: TBA
If you love Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias, or even Yellowstone, this series should 100% be on your radar. Due to getting underway with filming in January 2024, this ambitious new romance western is based on the best-selling Jodi Thomas books.
The synopsis has been sourced from IMDb:
“A romance-fueled family drama and contemporary western saga that charts the intersecting lives and loves of three ranching families set against the sweeping tundras and rolling rivers of Texas hill country.”
6. One Day (Limited Series)
Created by: Nicole Taylor
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Eleanor Tomlinson, Joely, Richardson, Essie Davis, Leo Woodall
Netflix Release Date: February 8th, 2024
New from Netflix UK and Drama Republic is One Day, a 14-episode miniseries that’s due out on Netflix just before Valentine’s Day.
The series follows Emma and Dexter, who first meet on the night of their graduation and, from that night onwards, vows to meet every year.
5. Alexander: The Making of a God
Created by: Tony Mitchell
Cast: Steven Hartley, Buck Braithwaite, Jadran Malkovich, Agni Scott, Mido Hamada
Netflix Release Date: January 31st, 2024
Netflix docudramas have landed the streamer in a bit of hot water over the years with many criticisms, but does this historical docudrama shot on location covering the exploits of Alexander the Great have the ability to reverse Netflix’s course? We’ll get to find out.
Created By: David Benioff, D.B. Weis, Alexander Woo
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Eiza González, Benedict Wong, Liam Cunningham, John Bradley, Alex Sharp
Netflix Release Date: March 21st, 2024
The reputation of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is somewhat wounded following the disappointing ending to the final season of Game of Thrones. Seeking a return to form, the pair are now working on adapting The Three-Body Problem by popular Chinese author Liu Cixin.
“Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.”
Created By: Guy Ritchie
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Cast: Theo James, Kaya Scodelario, Joely Richardson, Vinnie Jones, Daniel Ings
Netflix Release Date: March 7th, 2024
Moving into television for the first time is director Guy Ritchie, who will be expanding upon the world of The Gentlemen with an exclusive new Netflix series.
“Follows Eddie Halstead, who has inherited his father’s sizeable estate only to discover that it’s sitting on top of a weed empire owned by the legendary Mickey Pearson. Has this straight-up soldier got what it takes to master the dark arts of the British criminal underworld and take control of the entire operation?”
Writer/Director: Steven Zaillian
Cast: Andrew Scott, Dakota Fanning, Johnny Flynn, Eliot Sumner
Netflix Release Date: April 4th, 2024
Originally at Showtime, Netflix picked up this new limited series that’s headlined by Andrew Scott and will tell the story of a grifter living in NYC in the 1960s who is hired by a wealthy man for a job that’ll involve him getting involved in fraud and even murder.
Created By: Albert Kim
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy | Cast: Gordon Cormier, Tamlyn Tomita, Ken Leung, Daniel Dae Kim, Yvonne Chapman
Netflix Release Date: February 22nd, 2024
When you consider how beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender is by its fans, there’s a huge amount of pressure on Netflix to get the live-action adaptation right.
Now set to release in late February 2024, here’s what you can expect from the live-action remake:
Set in an Asiatic, war-torn world where certain people can “bend” one of the four classical elements: water, earth, fire, or air. Aang is the “Avatar”, the only one capable of bending all the elements, and is destined to bring peace to the world from the Fire Nation. With his new companions Katara and Sokka, Aang sets out to master the elements while being pursued by the exiled Fire Nation prince Zuko, who seeks to regain his honor by capturing the Avatar.
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