UPDATE: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie and Dolemite Is My Name have been added to our list of the best upcoming shows and movies on Netflix – find out more about them on the next two slides.Netflix has changed the way we engage with television shows and movies forever, giving us the most convenient way to experience both from the comfort of our living rooms, laptop screens or smartphones. With a rapidly growing library of shows on the service and a huge lineup of projects in the works, we’ve put together a list of the best upcoming TV shows and movies on Netflix for 2018 and beyond.
The Witcher TV series release date, cast, Netflix trailer, story, and rumorsThe shows and films on this list have been hand-picked based on how excited we are for them, meaning that it’s not intended to be a complete release schedule. Instead, consider it our curated list of the coolest looking Netflix Originals currently in the works. We’ve also included upcoming seasons of already established shows which we’re really eager to see. So without further ado, these are the best TV shows and movies coming soon to Netflix.
How to become a Netflix masterHow to pick the best Netflix subscription for youWanting to watch from abroad? Then you need the best Netflix VPN One of Netflix’s best and most exciting reveals this year has to be the announcement of El Camino, a surprise movie-length continuation of the Breaking Bad story that will bring us up to speed on what Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) has been up to since the end of the classic series. Not a lot has been revealed about writer-director Vince Gilligan’s highly-anticipated Breaking Bad movie so far, though we can expect Jesse to (once again) get put through the ringer by an assortment of drug dealers and law enforcers. Check out the awesome teaser below, which features Jesse’s old buddy Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) being interrogated about Jesse’s whereabouts.Release date: October 11, 2019
Based on the true crime book from former FBI agent John Douglas (he was the real-life basis for the character of Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lecter books), Mindhunter lifts the lid on the founding of the Bureau’s behavioural sciences department, which is known for profiling serial killers. Featuring direction from visionary director David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac), the first season became an instant hit amongst those who revel in dark subject matter. Now, the second season is almost upon us, and will see the team work on the infamous Atlanta Child Murders case of the 1970s. They’ll also meet and profile more famous murderers, including Charles Manson and David ‘Son of Sam’ Berkowitz, which should provide more than a few hair-raising moments.Release date: August 16, 2019
One of Netflix’s best and most exciting reveals this year has to be the announcement of El Camino, a surprise movie-length continuation of the Breaking Bad story that will bring us up to speed on what Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) has been up to since the end of the classic series. Not a lot has been revealed about writer-director Vince Gilligan’s highly-anticipated Breaking Bad movie so far, though we can expect Jesse to (once again) get put through the ringer by an assortment of drug dealers and law enforcers. Check out the awesome teaser below, which features Jesse’s old buddy Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) being interrogated about Jesse’s whereabouts.Release date: October 11, 2019
Fans of Blaxploitation cinema, rejoice! The story of legendary comedian, actor and unlikely filmmaker Rudy Ray Moore (played here by a back-in-form Eddie Murphy) is coming to Netflix in Dolemite Is My Name, a biopic which recounts the creation of the infamous kung fu-kickin’ pimp known as Dolemite. Following in the footsteps of films like Ed Wood (Dolemite Is My Name shares the same screenwriters with Tim Burton’s classic celebration of bad cinema) and The Disaster Artist, Dolemite Is My Name will show how a group of misfits without any real talent overcame all odds to create one of the most hilarious and memorable films of their era. If you crave satisfaction, Netflix is the place to find that action! Coming to this service as its next attraction… Is a picture that will put you in traction! Make sure you watch Dolemite Is My Name when it lands this October. You can check out its fantastic trailer below.Release date: October 4, 2019
Exciting news for fans of Martin Scorsese’s classic gangster films – the director is bringing The Irishman to Netflix in 2018, and Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel and Al Pacino (working with the filmmaker for the very first time) are all along for the ride. The Irishman follows a mob hitman (De Niro) as he recalls his possible involvement in the murder of Jimmy Hoffa, and is based on the best-selling book by Charles Brandt. Because the story takes place over multiple decades, Scorsese will be employing cutting edge de-aging technology (the same tech used in numerous Marvel films) on several of its cast members. If you’re a film buff and aren’t excited about this, you may need to check your pulse. Check out the trailer for The Irishman below.Release date: November 27, 2019
One of the most anticipated new shows arriving on Netflix this year is the first live-action adaptation of The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. Said to be based more closely on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s books rather than the games that made the series internationally famous, the show still nails the look and feel of CD Projekt Red’s beloved RPGs. With a huge budget, massive sets and terrific VFX, Netflix’s The Witcher could be the streaming service’s own Game of Thrones if it plays its cards right. You can check out the show’s first official trailer below. Release date: 2019
From Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) comes the brand new Netflix Original animated GitS series, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045. Not much else is known about the new series, other than it marks the return of Major Motoko Kusanagi (whose new look for the show can be seen above) and that it will debut sometime in 2020. Release date: 2020
Saddle up, space cowboys, because Spike Spiegel and crew will return in a brand new, live action Cowboy Bebop series from Netflix! We don’t know much about it as yet, though it has been confirmed that series creator Shinichiro Watanabe will be involved as a consultant on the show. The original show followed a band of misfit bounty hunters, each haunted by their own past, as they travelled the galaxy trying to keep food in their bellies. Packed with incredibly action, amazing style and lovable characters, Cowboy Bebop is ripe for further adventures – provided Netflix can stick the landing. Christopher L. Yost (Thor: Ragnarok) will write the new series, while Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg will act as showrunners.Release date: TBA