As far as new year tidings are concerned, we have some idea of what Netflix will bring. The streaming platform has a rich line-up of shows for 2020. Here’s a list of series that will be released in the first half of the year. The list will be updated as new shows are announced.


‘Spinning Out’ Season 1

Created by American writer Samantha Stratton, Spinning Out is a ten-part series that follows Kat Baker, a competitive skater. She suffers a career-ending fall but continues to skate with a partner while keeping a secret that could unravel her life.
Creator: Samantha Stratton
Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Mitchell Edwards, Svetlana Efremova
Release: January 1

‘Messiah’ Season 1

A mysterious, charismatic man appears in Syria. He claims to be doing god’s work as a returned Jesus and gathers a cult-like international following.
Creator: Micheal Petroni
Cast: Mehdi Dehbi, Michelle Monaghan, Jane Adams
Release: January 1

‘Dracula’ Season 1

Inspired by Bram Stroker’s eponymous novel, Dracula is a three-part series featuring Danish actor Claes Bang as the vampire. It’s 1897 in Transylvania. The Count travels to London in search of new blood.
Creator: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
Cast: Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, John Hefferman
Release: January 1

‘Anne With An E’ Season 3

This Canadian drama is an adaptation of the book Anne of Green Gables by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. In season three, Anne turns 16 and longs to know more about her lineage. The search leads her to the orphanage she grew up in.
Creator: Moira Walley Beckett
Cast: Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson.
Seasons: 2 (2017, 2018)
Release: January 3

‘Jamtara’ Season 1

The new original series, directed by Soumendra Padhi, hinges on a phishing scam run out of the village of Jamtara in Jharkhand.
Director: Soumendra Padhi
Writer: Trishant Srivastava
Cast: Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Aksha Pardasany, Sparsh Shrivastav, Monika Panwar
Release: January 10

‘Medical Police’ Season 1

Two American physicians at a hospital in São Paulo, discover a civilization-threatening virus and are recruited as government agents in a race against time and around the world to find a cure and unearth a dark conspiracy.
Director: Nellie Andreeva
Writer: Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern, David Wain
Cast: Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel
Release: January 10

‘A J and the Queen’ Season 1

In his new comedy, RuPaul, who’s also known by his stage name Ruby Red, journeys across America performing in drag clubs with an 11-year-old stowaway.
Creators: RuPaul Charles, Michael Patrick King
Cast: RuPaul Charles, Izzy G, Tia Carrere, Misty Monroe
Season: 1 (2020)
Release: January 10

‘Brooklyn 99’ Season 6

Arguably one of the funniest sitcoms, Brooklyn 99 was renewed by NBC after a brief hiatus. The series follows a newly appointed commanding officer, Captain Raymond Holt and his squad fighting crime in the 99th precinct.
Creator: Dan Goor, Micheal Schur
Cast: Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz
Seasons: 5 (2013-2019)
Release: January 11

‘Grace and Frankie’ Season 6

Grace and Frankie, played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin respectively, become friends after their husbands declare that they’re in love with each other.
Creators: Marta Kauffman, Howard J Morris
Cast: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterson, Martin Sheen
Seasons: 5 (2015-2019)
Release: January 15

‘Ares’ Season 1

In Ares, an eight-part supernatural series from the Netherlands, two best friends, Rosa and Jacob, join a secret student society only to realise that the group has a demonic past.
Creator: Pieter Kuijpers, Iris Otten, Sander van Meurs
Cast: Jade Olieberg, Tobias Kersloot, Lisa Smit, Robin Boissevain
Season: 1 (2020)
Release: January 17

‘Sex Education’ Season 2

British teen drama Sex Education follows Otis (Asa Butterfield), an awkward teenager who starts an underground sex clinic with a fellow student Maeve (Emma Mackey) for his peers. The show deals with coming of age issues such as being sexually active, struggling with one’s sexual activity and porn.
Creator: Laurie Nunn
Cast: Simone Ashley, Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson
Seasons: 1 (2019)
Release: January 17

‘The Ranch’ Season 4 Part 2

Set in the fictional Iron River Ranch, Colorado, this comedy revolves around a footballer who returns to his family ranch in Colorado to help run the family business.
Creator: Jim Patterson, Don Reo
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliot, Grady Lee Richmond
Seasons: 4 (2016-2019)
Release: January 24

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Season 4

Loosely based on Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina follows the half-witch, half-mortal Sabrina Spellman’s crusade against evil.
Creator: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Cast: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis
Season: 3 (2018-2020)
Release: January 24

‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 6

Animated comedy, BoJack Horseman, featuring the eponymous alcoholic, anthropomorphic horse, is a satire on show business. The series returns for the second part of the sixth and final season.
Creator: Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Cast: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie
Seasons: 6 (2014-2019)
Release: January 31


‘Locke & Key’ Season 1

Based on the comic book, Locke & Key, written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez, is the story of the Locke family. After the mysterious murder of their father, the three Locke siblings move to their ancestral home to discover magical keys that possess unique powers.
Creator: Joe Hill
Cast: Kevin Alves, Thomas Mitchell Barnet, Coby Bird
Season: 1 (2020)
Release: February 7

‘My Holo Love’ Season 1

Netflix’s latest Korean original, My Holo Love is an unconventional story of a woman who suffers from face recognition disorder. She distances herself from the world and forms an affinity with a human-like hologram.
Director: Lee Sang-yeop
Writer: Ryu Yong Jae
Cast: Ko Sung-hee, Yoon Hyun Min, Go Sung Hee
Release: February 7

‘Love is Blind’

A Netflix Original, Love is Blind is a reality show presented by Nick and Vanessa Lachey. Men and women seeking love spend time in a room hoping to fall in love and get married if they choose to each other, they’re revealed to the harsher realities of the real world.
Release: February 13

‘Narcos Mexico’ Season 2

A continuation of the eponymous franchise, Narcos Mexico (pictured above) debuted in 2018. The series explores the origins of the illegal marijuana trade from Mexico, the evolution of cartels and the American federal agency Drug Enforcement Administration or DEA’s intervention. The first season ended on a cliffhanger when Agen Kiki Camarena’s murder was ordered by the Guadalajara Cartel, the second season returns to Netflix early next year.
Creator: Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato, Doug Miro
Cast: Diego Luna, Scoot McNairy, Teresa Ruiz
Season: 1 (2018)
Release: February 13

‘Taj Mahal 1989’

Netflix announced three Indian originals this year and Taj Mahal 1989, the second after Jamtara is slated to release this Valentine’s Day. The limited series is set in Lucknow in 1989, and follows three love stories.
Creator: Pushpendra Nath Mishra
Cast: Neeraj Kabi, Danish Husain, Sheeba Chaddha
Release: February 14

‘Cable Girls’ Season 5

Set in 1920s Madrid, this Spanish period drama follows four women from different backgrounds, who are hired as operators for a new telecom company. The series portrays the difficulties working women faced in that decade.
Creator: Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Teresa Fernández-Valdés
Cast: Blanca Suárez, Yon González, Ana Fernández
Season: 4 (2017-2019)
Release: February 14

‘The Chef Show’

Chef Roy Choi and food enthusiast Jon Favreau return for the third season of The Chef Show exploring food with their celebrity friends in tow.
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Jon Favreau, Chef Roy Choi
Seasons: 2 (2019)
Release: February 19


A Brazillian Netflix original, Spectros, a supernatural thriller follows a group of teenagers in a Japanese neighbourhood in Sao Paulo. The friends inadvertently get involved in a conflict between Japanese Shinto ghosts and Brazillian witchcraft.
Director: Douglas Pietre
Cast: Enzo Barone, Pedro Carvalho
Release: February 20


Gentefied is a drama series that follows three Mexican-American cousins in Los Angeles as they struggle to keep their grandfather’s taco shop afloat in a neighbourhood that is being gentrified.
Creators: Marvin Lemus, Linda Yvette Chávez
Cast: Karrie Martin, Joseph Julian Soria, Carlos Santos, Joaquín Cosio
Release: February 21

‘I’m Not Okay With This’

Based on an eponymous comic book, I’m Not Okay With This is filmed in Pittsburg. It follows Sydney, a girl struggling with high school, teenage issues, and her new, mysterious superpowers.
Director: Jonathan Entwistle
Cast:  Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant
Release: February 26

‘Followers’ Season 1

Based in Tokyo, Followers is a series that follows an aspiring actress, Natsume Hyakuta and fashion designer Limi Nara. Natsume shoots to fame when Limi posts a candid picture of her on Instagram following which they struggle to maintain their relevance and social presence.
Director: Mika Ninagawa
Cast: Miki Nakatani, Elaiza Ikeda, Mari Natsuki, Yuka Itaya
Release: February 27

‘Altered Carbon’ Season 2

Based on the eponymous novel by English writer Richard Morgan, this series is set in a world where consciousness can be stored and transferred to different bodies. The first season revolved around Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) solving a murder mystery to earn his freedom. Season two drops on February 27 with Anthony Mackie taking over for Kinnaman.
Creator: Laeta Kalogridis
Cast: Chris Conner, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Anthony Mackie, Lela Loren
Release: February 27

‘Queen Sono’ Season 1

Netflix’s first South African original series, Queen Sono is a crime drama about a South African spy on a deadly mission and the effect it has on her personal life.
Creator: Kagiso Lediga
Cast: Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga
Release: February 28


‘Self Made’ Season 1

Octavia Spencer stars in this limited series that celebrates and documents the life of Madam C.J. Walker.
Writer: Nicole Jefferson Asher
Cast: Octavia Spencer, Tiffany Haddish
Release: March 20


‘Money Heist’ Season 4

A group of thieves attempt to carry out the most perfect robbery in the history of Spain.
Writer: Álex Pina
Cast: Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte, Paco Tous
Release: April 3


‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2

The Umbrella Academy is an adaptation of the comic book of the same name. Set in the year 1989, it follows seven of 43 mysteriously born infants adopted by industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) who are raised to be superheroes.
Creator: Steve Blackman, Jeremy Slater
Cast: Ellen Page, David Castaneda, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
Season: 1 (2019)
Release: To be announced

‘Russian Doll’ Season 2

Russian Doll follows Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) who keeps returning to a party thrown in her honour after her death. Stuck in a time loop she must exit with the help of Alan (Charlie Barnett), a stranger who died on the same night.
Creator: Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland
Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Greta Lee
Season: 1 (2019)
Release: To be announced

‘On My Block’ Season 3

Set in Los Angeles, On My Block revolves around four street-savvy friends navigating their lives and friendships through high school. Season two ended on a cliffhanger with the gang being kidnapped.
Creator: Eddie Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft, Lauren Iungerich
Cast: Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Grey, Diego Tinoco
Season: 2 (2018, 2019)
Release: To be declared

‘After Life’ Season 2

After Life is a six-part dark comedy starring Ricky Gervais. He plays Tony, a depressed widower who copes with his loss by being rude and destructive. Despite his demeanour, sympathetic individuals are polite to him, infuriating him.
Creator: Ricky Gervais
Cast: Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden, Tony Way
Season: 1 (2019)
Release: To be announced

‘Love, Death and Robots’ Season 2

Love, Death and Robots is an animated, cross-genre anthology exploring stories with a combination of love, death and robots, such as a mutated sentient yoghurt that takes over the planet and an alternative death for Hitler. The series has 18 episodes running between six to 17 minutes.
Creator: Tim Miller
Cast: Scott Whyte, Nolan North, Matthew Yang King
Season: 1 (2019)
Release:  To be announced