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Netflix Original Series Coming to Netflix in 2017

You may have been hearing that Netflix is producing a lot of Netflix Original series in 2017 and we can confirm, yes there’s a lot. We’ve been rounding up every single confirmed series we know about and put it in one large preview of 2017. A lot is coming that has yet to be announced, so keep an eye on our coming page soon throughout the year as we announce new titles.

Beyond the Netflix Original series, you have a lot of Netflix Original movies plus titles from The CW and Disney, Marvel and Star Wars which adds up to one of the best years Netflix has ever had. We’ve still got to preview the children’s series, documentaries and other third-party content coming to Netflix so keep an eye on that before the end of 2016.

Confirmed Netflix Original Release Dates

Ordered by Release Date

One Day at a Time (Season 1)

Netflix Release Date: January 6th, 2017

A new sitcom will kick off the year and will be following in the same footsteps as Fuller House; it’ll be rebooting the CBS sitcom of the same name. The new Netflix series is this time based around a Cuban-American family with a single mother navigating the stresses of raising a family. The 13 episode first season will arrive in the first week of January.


Historia de un clan (Season 1)

Netflix Release Date: January 13th, 2017

Netflix has acquired the international distribution right to the Argentinian show, Historia de un clan. The subtitled show is a miniseries that aired last year and is only a one-off series. It tells the story of a family who has strong connections to criminal gangs who uses children to do their bidding.


A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 1)

Netflix Release Date: January 13th, 2017

Netflix bought up the rights to produce a show for the classic Lemony Snicket books last year and has cast Neil Patrick Harris to play the role of Count Olaf. The series has been said to be a lot darker than the movie adaptation that starred Jim Carrey. The first season is set to be one of the very first Netflix Originals and 2017 will no doubt start the year off to a flying start.


Frontier (Season 1)

Netflix Release Date: January 20th, 2017

A new Canadian Original ordered by Discovery (The First one) and is based on the North American fur trade industry during the late 18th century and the wealth and power of the time. Starring Jason Momoa (From Game of Thrones), Landon Liboiron and Zoe Boyle. It’s an Adventure, Drama with fictional elements added to provide more of an entertaining show.


Santa Clarita Diet (Season 1)

Confirmed Release: February 3rd, 2017

In early February this new Netflix original will be airing, starring Drew Barrymore (early film roles in movies such as ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Timothy Olyphant. It’s going to be a new comedy, and it will uniquely be a single camera series consisting of 13 episodes. The show will be about the two starring actors who play real estate agents in California, but their life is thrown into chaos after a dark turn. Be keeping your eye out for upcoming trailers, because not much is known so far.


Abstract: The Art of Design (Season 1)

Netflix Release Date: February 10th, 2017

Among some of the recent purchases at the Sundance festival set to kick off in January 2017, Netflix announced a brand new docu-series which will be directed by Morgan Neville, pictured above. It will be much like Netflix series Chef’s Table telling the individual stories of artists and how they get inspiration as well as tell their stories.


Ultimate Beastmaster (Season 1)

Confirmed Release: February 24th, 2017

Netflix is moving into the game show genre in February with the first installment of a Ninja Warrior/Total Wipeout show called ‘Ultimate Beastmaster.’ It’ll have Sylvester Stallone presenting, and if that sounds bizarre, then you’re right. We don’t know all the much about the show other than those details, so we’ll wait to hear more early next year.


Marvel’s Iron Fist (Season 1)

Confirmed Release: March 17, 2017

Another one of Marvel’s new ‘Defenders’ have been announced, the the form on ‘Iron Fist.’ Staring ‘Finn Jones’ (that you might recognize from Game of Thrones as Loras Tyrell) as ‘Danny Rand’ a billionaire who has been missing from New York for 15 years. He finally returns as a martial arts expert who has been “Touched by the fire” and can call upon the immense power of the Iron Fist. Much like the Avengers, this show is lead up to a collaboration with three other series to form a miniseries called ‘The Defenders.’ If you enjoy the current Marvel series on Netflix, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, you will be looking forward to this.


Grace and Frankie (Season 3)

Confirmed date: May 5, 2017

Grace and Frankie are to women who are ‘getting on’ and are united after both their husbands announce that they are in love and want to get married. There lives a completely changed and a new unlikely relationship is formed between the two husbands. Fans have described the show as quite relaxing and charming.


Sense8 (Season 2)

Confirmed Date: May 5, 2017

A science fiction drama that focuses on the concept of 8 different people, from different sides of the world being linked together in a physical and emotional way, meaning that they can communicate and share knowledge, language, and skills. This show has the perfect example of great character development and fans are eager to see what 2017 holds for the eight strangers, in this even stranger situation. We’ve had a glimpse at the second season with the Christmas episode that debuted in December 2016, and we can’t wait to see where they head next.


Chelsea (Season 2)

Confirmed: 90 Confirmed Episodes for 2017

Netflix’s talk show has met its fair share of criticism including from our staff here at What’s on Netflix, but it is growing and evolving into a favorite show. 90 complete episodes have been confirmed in 2017 in what Netflix is dubbing season 2. Expect more celebrity interviews, sit-down dinners and more traveling around the world.


On the next page, we’ll take a look at all the titles confirmed for 2017 but don’t have an official release date as of yet.

Unconfirmed Netflix Original Release Dates

Ordered by Title Name

3% (Season 2)

Expected Netflix Release Date: End of 2017

We loved the first season of 3% even though it was subtitled throughout and only had Portuguese as the primary language. It told the story of an out of control population that mostly lived in poverty. Each year, however, they’d have trials where 3% of the population would reach the other side. It was thrilling TV with conspiracy rampant. It’s been confirmed for the second season that’ll likely come towards the end of 2017.


Anne (Season 1)

Unconfirmed Date sometime in 2017

This 8 Episode long series is based on the book ‘Anne of Green Gables’ by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The story is about a young orphan named ‘Anne Shirly’ who is sent by accident to a couple who have a farm called ‘Green Gables’ instead of the boy they applied for. This book is a part of a large series, and if this is commissioned for more seasons, there is more than enough content. The series is a co-production with CBC in Canada.


Bill Nye Saves the World

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

A new American Talk show hosted by Bill Nye (the Science Guy) that focusses mainly on science and its relationship with everyday culture and society. The show will include five other correspondents; fashion model ‘Karlie Kloss’, Science YouTuber ‘ Derek Muller, TV host ‘Emily Calandrelli,’ comedian ‘Joanna Hausmann’ and comedian ‘Nazeem Hussain.’


Black Mirror (Season 3 – Part 2)

Estimated Release Date: End of 2017

In 2016, we saw the transition of Black Mirror becoming a full Netflix Original and it was wonderful. The first six episodes have already become some of the best in the series. The anthology show that starts each episode with a brand new twisted reality hooks you from the get-go and we can’t wait to see the second half of season 3 which is expected to arrive in 2017.


Bojack Horseman (Season 4)

Estimated Release Date: Summer 2017

Bojack has been releasing each summer for the past few years, and with season 4 confirmed, we think it’s highly unlikely that we won’t get another season of Bojack Horseman in 2017. The animated sitcom is a smart and twisted take on what being a celebrity is like long after your sell by date.


Bloodline (Season 3)

Estimated Release Date: May 2017

Bloodline has been renewed for its third and final season which will see the Rayburn family finish their story. The show famous for keeping things tight to its chest was set in the Florida Keyes and told the story of a family struggling to keep their past at bay. It’s purposely slow, but those who stick with it are rewarded with great payoff.


The Crown (Season 2)

Estimated Netflix Release Date: Fall 2017

The Crown debuted on Netflix as reportedly the most expensive Netflix Original to date, and it showed. The first season was brimming with personality and is probably the best looking Netflix Original too shot in stunning 4k. It recounts the current Queen of England’s rise to become Queen and reigning monarch. The series has already been confirmed for six seasons, and we’ll see the second sometime towards the end of 2017.


Chef’s Table (Season 3)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

An artistic take on cooking that follows a different chef each episode. The show explores the lives and kitchens of many international restaurants. It celebrates good food and is a must-see for cooking and food enthusiasts. The last time we had a new Chef’s Table season was last year when they released a spin-off series called Chef’s Table: France.


Dark (Season 1)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

‘Dark’ a drama and is the first Netflix original that is produced in Germany, and is a supernatural premise about the disappearance of two children, and the relationships of four families. Even though this is produced in Germany, it’s been welcomed worldwide and appreciated by all drama fans.


Dear White People

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

A new series based on the 2014 American drama film of the same name. It’s about the rising racial tensions at a prestigious college and the discrimination that occurred. One girl runs her radio show that she is not afraid to express her opinion and feelings on. Not much is known about this new series, but it will star such actors as Antoinette Robertson and Brandon P Bell.


F is for Family (Season 2)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

It seems that F is for Family has skipped 2016 to air its second season but given it has been renewed, we think that 2017 will be when we get the new season but predicting a release date is sketchy. The series is an animated sitcom based in the 1970’s and shows what it’s like growing up in this era, in a dark and twisted way.


Flaked (Season 2)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

This is a dark-witty comedy that follows Will Arnett playing a self-help guru, who ironically has a lot of problems himself. The series is a journey of him finding happiness, and himself. This show has good character development and focuses on relationships and the struggles of life.


Friends From College (Season 1)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

Not much is known about this upcoming original apart from that it will consist of eight 30 minute episodes created by Nicholas Stroller and Francesca Delbanco. The cast of the show will include Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders among others that have been announced.


Fuller House (Season 3)

Estimated Release Date: End of 2017

Fuller House managed to pump out two full seasons in 2016 which is pretty impressive for any new show. The series looks to be around in 2017 with a brand new season which has many questions to be answered from its second season. It’s hard to predict when exactly the series will be coming back in 2017 but we think the Christmas release window makes sense or it may be the case that we get two seasons a year, how cool would that be.


The Get Down (Part 2)

Estimated Release Date: Early 2017

Among the shows competing for the biggest budget is The Get Down which we got our first glimpse into in 2016. The second season is set to release in 2017 and continue telling us the story of The Get Down brothers who ended part 1 winning their big throwdown battle. Baz Luhrmann’s series clearly has legs and we can’t wait to see where it goes next.


Girlboss (Season 1)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

Millions of people have read #Girlboss and next year millions more will be joining in on the fun in a Netflix Original series confirmed to release sometime in 2017. The series will be based heavily on the book which is about the rise of Sophia Amoruso who went from nothing to owning one of the fastest growing retailers on the planet.


Glitch (Season 2)

Expected Netflix Release Date: End of 2017

Netflix picked up the Australian series back in October and confirmed it’d be helping the Australian network produce a second season which is due to release in 2017, but we wouldn’t expect it until the end of the year. The series focuses on a town who is in panic after their dead begins coming back to life. It shares a lot in common with The Returned.


Gypsy (Season 1 )

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

A New Netflix show starring Naomi Watts playing a therapist who gets a little too involved in the people in her patients’ lives, which becomes both dangerous and intimate. 10 Episodes are said to be coming all at once in 2017.


Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (Season 1)

Estimated Release Date: Sping 2017

Hot Girls Wanted first premiered on Netflix as a movie picked up by Netflix from the Sundance film festival where Rashida Jones (The Office, Parks and Recreation) first debuted her idea for shining a light on porn and how it affects the girls involved. Netflix has picked up the first season of the docu-series which will tell more stories in an episodic format.


Haters Back Off (Season 2)

Estimated Release Date: October 2017

A second season has been commissioned the famous show ‘Haters Back Off’ created by the Youtuber Colleen Ballinger, who has seemed to make the transition over to Netflix quite well. The second season will have the same amount of episodes as the first season (eight), and it will continue with the fiction character of Miranda Sings as she rises through Internet fame due to her determination and mindset. All of her subscribers and new fans that have come from Netflix are looking forward to this wacky family comedy.


House of Cards (Season 5)

Estimated Netflix Date: Early 2017

House of Cards may be dramatically different next year with the showrunner leaving to be on other various projects. House of Cards has a special place in a lot of people’s hearts as it was the first big Netflix Original that earned the streaming service a place at the table. Frank Underwood has had a tricky few seasons recently with him battling to stay at the top of the pile with his wife causing him issues last season. Now, war is at hand with both Underwoods at the top.


Kiss Me First (Season 1)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

A new thriller based on a 17-year-old girl who is addicted to a gaming site, after befriending a confident girl called Tess. She takes advantage of the situation, and when Tess mysteriously disappears she takes her place and is quickly drawn into a deeper mystery.


Lady Dynamite (Season 2)

Estimated date of May-June 2017

This is a comedy loosely based on the life of Maria Bamford, an American stand-up comedian who is best-known for her light-heartedness attitude about anxiety and depression. The First season has been well received well by fans and has been renewed for a second season; that is due to hit sometime in 2017. She suffered from bipolar disorder and is attempting to re-build her life after moving back to Los Angeles.


Longmire (Season 6)

Estimated date of Summer/Fall 2017

Longmire was renewed for one last final season last year, and we suspect that it’ll come to Netflix in 2017. The series is a continuation of A&E’s series which was picked up by Netflix and has pushed the story along nicely but has decided to wrap things up for a final farewell.


The Last Kingdom (Season 2)

Unknown release date – will premiere in the UK first

After BBC America had pulled out of the production of the second season of The Last Kingdom, Netflix took its place and will be assisting with the second season and be coming exclusively to Netflix (except the UK) in 2017. It’ll likely have another eight episodes, and you can expect episodes to drop soon after they air in the United Kingdom.


Love (Season 2)

Estimated date sometime around February/March 2017

Love is a series about two people (Mickey and Gus) and their strange relationship that is formed over the first season. People admired this series due to how ‘relatable’ and ‘down-to-earth’ it is. The second season will be 12 episodes long, compared to the first season of 10, and will premiere in 2017.


Making a Murderer (Season 2)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

Renewed for a second season. This Documentary series explores the stories of supposed murderers (Series one was Steven Avery) who were wrongly accused and found guilty of a crime they did not do. If you enjoyed the first season and found it captivating then, you’ll be thrilled to hear the second season is going to be a continuation, still investigating Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey’s involvement in the murder of Teresa Halbach that’s had significant developments in the last year.


Marvel’s The Defenders (Season 1)

Release date expected to be late 2017

With Iron Fist releasing in early 2017, that’ll mean we’ve then had the solo outings for all four heroes that make up The Defenders. We’ve already had a trailer for The Defenders and plenty of setup too which means we’re not far from its release date. We’re guessing it’ll be ready for viewing towards the tail end of 2017.


Marvel’s The Punisher (Season 1)

Release date expected to be sometime in 2017

If you love season 2 of Daredevil, there’s a big chance it was because of Jon Bernthal’s role as The Punisher. Fans loved him so much they petitioned for him to have his series and Netflix answered with it commissioning the first debut season for him. Frank Castle will be returning to Netflix no doubt in other capacities, but we’re super happy to see him have his series and reports promise it’ll be here in 2017!


Masters of None (Season 2)

Estimated date of Early 2017

A comedy starring ‘Aziz Ansari’ a 30-year-old actor who lives in New York City, and is just trying to get through life, with or without kids. The title comes from the figure of speech “Jack of all trades, master of none.” The show was confirmed for a second season in February, so the second season will probably premiere sometime in early 2017.


Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Season 11)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

The next show to get its big reboot is Mystery Science Theater which first aired in 1988. The show jumped around networks for numerous years and even had a movie released too but in 2017, season 11 of the show will be making its debut at its brand new home, Netflix. It’s the first time MST3K has been on our screens since 1999 and will be a welcome addition to Netflix.


Narcos (Season 3)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017


The first and second seasons of this show have been met with extreme popularity. After the certain end of Pablo Escobar people have been wondering what the third and fourth season will entail, it has recently been announced that the new seasons will be following the ‘Cali Cartel’ that many people are familiar with from the previous seasons. It’s been Renewed for a third and fourth season.


Orange Is the New Black (Season 5)

Estimated date sometime in June/July 2017

The extremely popular prison comedy, crime, drama has been renewed for seasons 5,6 and 7. For those who don’t know the plot, it is centered around Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling) who was sentenced to 15 months in a low-security woman’s prison after being caught transporting drug money for her friend. She now has to adapt to prison life to survive and the show heavily also focuses on the issues prisoners have due to aspects like brutality, overcrowding, and corruption.


Ozark (Season 1)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

Jason Bateman who’s known for his role in Arrested Development and more recently his string of high-profile comedy movies, he’s returning to the small screen next year with a project he’s helping make and starring in called Ozark. It’s set to be a comedy but will have a dark twist which will be in the world of drug money laundering.


The Ranch (Season 2)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

The second season of this American sitcom has been announced to be coming sometime in 2017 and is a story of a semi-pro footballer coming back to his family’s Colorado ranch to run the business with his dad and brother. The first season of this comedy was received reasonably well, and fans are looking forward to the second.


Real Rob (Season 2)

Estimated date of July-August 2017

Starring Rob Schneider as Himself in this new comedy following his everyday life in Los Angeles. It pokes fun at the celebrity lifestyle and is a sort of spoof of US reality TV shows. It has quite an acquired comical taste with it including quite sexual jokes but it gives the illusion of being quite genuine as Rob’s wife and child are played by his actual wife and child.


Stanger Things (Season 2)

Estimated Netflix Release: Summer 2017

The first season of Stanger Things was incredibly successful with it’s 80’s pop culture setting and being heavily influenced by such things as the films and music of the time, and also the novels of Stephen King. The story follows a group of young boys after their friend mysteriously disappears on the way home. As both the law enforcement and the boys investigate the disappearance, the circumstances start to become suspicious, especially with government agents snooping around.


Trailer Pak Boys (Season 11)

Estimated Netflix Release Date: Late 2017

Your favorite Canadian goofballs are back in 2017 with their eleventh season and no doubt a handful of specials too. The mockumentary series which started over a decade ago follows around the life of the Trailer Park Boys which regularly gets into trouble.


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 3)

Estimated date: May 2017

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was one of the first comedies from Netflix and on January 17th of 2016, it was renewed for a third season which would see Kimmy, Titus, Lillian and Jacqueline return for more, probably loud, adventures.


Watership Down (Season 1)

Unconfirmed date sometime in 2017

A new British-Irish-American animation based on the novel by Richard Adams and adapted by Tom Bidwell. The book follows a small group of rabbits, and they have a human-like culture, language, mythology and is a story about them escaping the destruction of their home. This is being produced into a mini-series that will be aired on BBC One and internationally on Netflix sometime in 2017.


Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

Netflix Release Date: Likely Summer 2017

The cult movie got its Netflix comeback a couple of years ago that told the story of the first day of camp where the movie only told the last day of camp. Next year, Netflix has given it yet another series which will be set ten years into the future and no doubt be even more absurd than the previous too. Although a release date hasn’t been announced, you can bet your socks that it’s going to come in the summer.

Not Officially Confirmed for 2017 but Expected

  • Ajin: Demi-human (Season 3)
  • Arrested Development (Season 5) may miss 2017 though.
  • Chasing Cameron (Season 2)
  • Marseille (Season 2)
  • The OA (Season 2)
  • Travelers (Season 2)
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