Here's every new Netflix Original show we know is coming this year

Netflix continues its attempt at total television domination with a whole new slate of original and exclusive comedies, dramas, superhero spectaculars, and more for subscribers. 2017 will see new seasons of breakout hits like Stranger Things and Master of None, along with the long-awaited return of the movie-riffing cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000. But enough of the stuff you already know you like; Netflix is bringing a swath of all new shows for you to binge on. Peruse our list for every original show debuting on Netflix in 2017 and their release dates, and be there on day one to claim hipster status when all your friends find out about them weeks later.

One Day at a Time

Release date: January 6, 2017

What it's about: One Day At a Time remakes Norman Lear's 1970s sitcom classic for the modern era. Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenage daughter and socially adept tween son, with the ‘help’ of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Release date: January 13, 2017

What it's about: The darkly comic series of young adult novels is finally getting the Netflix treatment and it's as strange and hilarious as you'd expect. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the downright bizarre tale of the Baudelaire orphans - Violet, Klaus, and Sunny - whose evil guardian Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. 


Release date: January 20, 2017

What it's about: Frontier follows in the vein of historical dramas like Vikings and Black Sails, depicting the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives (and featuring Aquaman star Jason Momoa as the protagonist), the series takes place in a world where business negotiations are resolved with brutality, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.

Santa Clarita Diet

Release date: February 3, 2017

What it's about: Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the LA suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenage daughter Abby, until Sheila goes through a horrific event sending their lives down a road of death and destruction. Oh, and it's a comedy. That bit of context seems important here.

Ultimate Beastmaster

Release date: February 24, 2017

What it's about: It looks like Netflix is getting it's own version of American Gladiators/Ultimate Ninja Warrior, and all of it takes place on a gauntlet known only as ‘The Beast’. No, your eyes aren't deceiving you - there's a giant snake head on that obstacle course. Each episode will follow a handful of contestants from around the globe as they attempt to conquer The Beast, culminating in a finale where the winners of the previous nine episodes compete for the title of Ultimate Beastmaster. 

Marvel's Iron Fist

Release date: March 17, 2017

What it's about: The Iron Fist joins Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones on Netflix, making up the final quarter of superhero supergroup The Defenders (coming to Netflix at an unconfirmed date but probably in 2017 too). Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He'll use his mystical powers and kung fu training to fight back against the seedy criminal underbelly of New York City.


Release date: April 21, 2017

What it's about: Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built her own multi-million dollar fashion empire.

From this point on, release dates, images, and trailers are thin on the ground but here are the rest of the new Netflix Original TV shows we know are coming this year. 


Release date: 2017

What it's about: Atypical is a coming-of-age story that follows Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with it really means to be normal. Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as his mother, Elsa.


Release date: 2017

What it's about: Dark, a family saga with a supernatural twist, is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families.

Dear White People

Release date: 2017

What it's about: Set among a diverse group of students of color as they navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college where racial tensions are often swept under the rug, Dear White People is a send up of “post-racial” America that also weaves a universal story about forging one’s own unique path.


Release date: 2017

What it's about: Kathy Bates is making pot jokes now with Disjointed, where she plays a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.–area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twenty-something son and a deeply troubled security guard. High-jinks ensue (I'm so sorry).

Friends From College

Release date: 2017

What it's about: A group of friends from Harvard played by Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max), and Jae Suh Park (Marianne) are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, Friends from College is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.


Release date: 2017

What it's about: G.L.O.W. is inspired by the real-life Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling league, following a young, down-on-her-luck actress as she attempts her final chance to break into showbusiness. Her plan? Join G.L.O.W. and wrestle her way to the top. It's a 1980s period piece, so expect loads of big hair and killer pile-drivers.


Release date: 2017

What it's about: Starring Naomi Watts (Mulholland Dr.) and Billy Crudup (Almost Famous), Gypsy follows the journey of Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives.


David Roberts lives in Everett, WA with his wife and two kids. He once had to sell his full copy of EarthBound (complete with box and guide) to some dude in Austria for rent money. And no, he doesn't have an amiibo 'problem', thank you very much.
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