Here's every new Netflix Original TV show for 2017

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 in 2017. This year we'll see new seasons of breakout hits like Stranger Things and Master of None, along with Netflix faves like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. But we already know you love them! So what about the fresh batch of televisual delights Netflix is bringing forth for you to binge? This list includes every original show debuting on Netflix in 2017 and their release date. 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: Out now

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: Out now

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. Season 2 has already been greenlit.


Release date: Out now

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. Want to know what we thought? Scope out our review.

Santa Clarita Diet

Release date: Out now

What it's about: Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) star in Santa Clarita Diet as husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in an LA suburb 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. Delve into our review to find out more about why we love it. 

Ultimate Beastmaster

Release date: Out now

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: Out now

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. 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. Get the scoop on all the nifty easter eggs we tracked down in Iron Fist right here, along with our review

13 Reasons Why 

Release date: Out now

What it's about: This YA series delves into the dark, troublesome side of being a teen. Based on the 2007 novel by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why tells the story of Hannah Baker, a 13-year-old driven to suicide leaving those around her wondering why she chose to take her life. Enter Clay (Dylan Minnette): A classmate who receives a box of cassette tapes from Hannah after her death, teasing the mystery of her decision. Yes, it's a trip to the dark side, yet the show is receiving a lot of chatter for tackling a tricky topic with grace.


Release date: Out now

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 centres around 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.

Dear White People 

Release date: Out now

What it's about: A small-screen spin-off of the 2015 movie, the show naturally shares a fair few thematic similarities. It's 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.  

Las Chicas Del Cable  

Release date: Out now

What it's about: This Spanish-language show, also known as Cable Girls, takes place in 1928 Madrid right on the cusp of a new technological era. It follows the lives of four women from very different backgrounds who end up working together for the first ever telephone company in Spain. It's already been so well-received fans are desperate for more episodes. Tune in now.  


Release date: Out now

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. With Alison Brie (Community) nabbing the lead role, this series looks like it could be the next Orange is the New Black. Read our review here.

Marvel's The Defenders 

Release date: Out now

What it's about: New York City's quartet of superheroic badasses unite. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist come together from the various boroughs to fight an even bigger foe than before. Think of The Defenders like Marvel's small-screen version of The Avengers - except it's a WHOLE DAMN SERIES. The trailers suggests that everything you'd ever want from a show about four flawed-yet-brillliant-in-their-own-way heroes will be included. But mainly? There's going to be one huge hallway fight and Sigourney Weaver is playing the big bad. Here's our thoughts on the series


Release date: Out now

What it's about: Oh, you might have heard of this one. This animated series was first mentioned back in 2015 by Dredd producer Ari Shankar - who is the Castlevania showrunner. As you probably guessed, it's inspired by the game series of the same name and will be loosely based on the third installment. If you've not played, here's the skinny: It's a medieval fantasy that revolves around Trevor Belmont's attempts to save Eastern Europe from extinction at by slaying Dracula.

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

Release date: Out now

What it's about: Wet Hot American Summer is one of those cult movies that is so beloved it ended up getting a revival series. That prequel series - First Day of Camp - also became ridiculously popular, spawning yet another series. Ten Years Later takes place... oh come on, you can guess, can't you? Yep, a decade after the movie in 1991. Most of the main cast reprises their roles alongside a bunch of newbies including Jai Courtney and Alyssa Milano. 

Friends from College

Release date: Out now

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: Out now

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. Sounds like it could be your run-of-the-mill procedural, no? The truth is this psychosexual thriller from Sam Taylor-Johnson (yes, she of Fifty Shades fame) revolves around how our lives are nothing more than stunning performances. It's worth checking out just for Watts' superb turn.


Release date: Out now

What it's about: While he normally plays a downtrodden everyman, Ozark finds Jason Bateman tackling a more dramatic role. As well as executive producing the show, he stars in this "dark, dangerous" series as Marty Bird, a financial planner who relocates his family (including Laura Linney as his wife) from the city to a summer resort community in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. During their stay he winds up owing a debt to a drug-lord.  


Release date: Out now

What it's about: Atypical is a coming-of-age dramedy 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 in particular shines as his mother, Elsa, Michael Rappaport plays his dad, and newcomer Brigette Lundy-Paine knocks it out of the park as his sister Casey.


Release date: Out now

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). 

Big Mouth

Release date: September 29, 2017

What it's about: Judging by the teaser trailer that recently arrived online, this lewd foray into the sweaty-palmed teenage years will be equal parts embarrassing and amusing. Described as an "edgy, surreal animated comedy" the show tells the story of two best friends as they navigate puberty. Co-creators Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg lend their voices to the two lead characters, supplemented by further vocal stylings from Maya Rudolph, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, and Jenny Slate. 


Release date: October 6, 2017

What it's about: If you like your Netflix series' dark and gritty with a side of extra dark grit, then Suburra ought to do the trick. From the folks behind the excellent Neapolitan mob noir Gomorrah comes a six-part series takes place in Rome and explores the shady relationships between the cops, the crooks and the church. It continues a story from the 2015 movie of the same name but works as a standalone show as well. 


Release date: October 13, 2017

What it's about: David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club) and Charlize Theron executive produce this gritty slab of serial killer action that's based on the book, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Seriously, do you need to know any more? Oh okay. Set in 1979, the show follows two FBI agents played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany as they develop their profiling skills while interviewing... yep, you guessed it, serial killers. Anna Torv from Fringe co-stars. 

Alias Grace

Release date: November 2, 2017

What it's about: Considering how much critics and audiences dug The Handmaid's Tale, it was only a matter of time before we got another small-screen dose of Margaret Atwood. Alias Grace is based on Atwood's novel that took real-life events and gave them a fictional twist. Sarah Gadon plays Grace Marks, a woman accused of double homicide yet remembers nothing. Her doctor becomes intrigued with the case and the seemingly 'normal' woman he treats, and attempts to help her recover her memory. Yeah, if you're not already on board, then get this: Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) created the series and Mary Harron (American Psycho) directs. 


Release date: November 22, 2017

What it's about: This seven-episode limited series hails from Ocean's Eleven director Steven Soderbergh. Described as a gritty western, Godless stars Jeff Daniels as notorious crook Frank Griffin, the leader of a bunch of outlaws desperate to locate defector Roy Goode, played by Jack O'Connell. The twist? Goode's holed up in a town populated entirely by women, including Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, who won't take any shit from Griffin. For Netflix's first Western this is darned intriguing indeed.

She's Gotta Have It

Release date: November 23, 2017

What it's about: Remember the Spike Lee movie from 1986? Well, if you don't, you can either get reacquainted with that superb feature or wait for the series. Interestingly enough, it was Lee's wife who championed a small-screen reboot, encouraging him to create, write and produce all ten episodes. The contemporary update on the story follows one Nola Darling, a 20-year-old Brooklyn artist who juggles her life and various lovers while living in New York. 

The Punisher

Release date: November 2017

What it's about: The Punisher came back to life last year in Daredevil season 2, tearing shit up and generally making a lacklustre string of episodes way more peppy. Jon Bernthal stole the entire season as Frank Castle, the former military man with a dark past eager to seek vengeance. While his debut teased a more fully-rounded version of the Punisher, expect his story arc to be explored in his solo show. 


Release date: TBC 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. There's a link back to 1986 - when the kids originally went missing - that lends this an element of Stranger Things. 

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

The End of the F**king World 

Release date: TBC 2017 

What it's about: Based on the comic book series by Charles Forsman, The End of the F**king World sounds utterly bananas. It's a joint venture between UK-based E4 and Netflix Worldwide, and revolves around the adventures of two teenagers James and Alyssa as they attempt to find her real father. Might sound a tad John Green-esque, but make no mistake, it's nothing of the sort. The official press release describes it as follows: "If David Lynch made a rom-com road movie about a pair of teen misfits in British suburbia it might look something like The End of the F**king World." 

Kiss Me First 

Release date: TBC 2017 

What it's about: Another E4/Netflix series, Kiss Me First is penned by Skins' Bryan Elsley and based on the young adult novel by Lottie Moggach. A six-part thriller - split into hour-long episodes - the story tells of Leila, a 17-year-old obsessed with online gaming who meets Tess, a fellow gamer. When Tess goes missing, Leila assumes her identity and gets sucked into a giant mystery. 

Watership Down  

Release date: TBC 2017 

What it's about: The classic children's story that's admittedly rather dark in places is receiving the serial treatment. A mini-series that unravels over four parts, this tale of survival and courage takes place in the English countryside where a band of rabbits strive to stay alive. Richard Adams' book was previously adapted for the screen back in the eighties, with John Hurt voicing one of the rabbits.