It’s a new year, with new hopes, resolutions and Netflix specials.
The start of 2021 brings with it some returning favourites such as Cobra Kai (January 1) and Riverdale (January 21), star-studded new drama including The Dig starring Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes (January 29), as well as the Nicolas Cage documentary series we didn’t know we wanted: History of Swear Words (January 5).
What can we say apart from the year is off to a good start?
The summer is over, and we’re stuck spending more and more of our time inside again. Fortunately, Netflix has brilliant selection of new content for the colder months.
This September, enjoy the crime prequel series Young Wallander (September 3) as well as new Kenny Ortega musical series Julie and the Phantoms (September 10).
Comedian Katherine Ryan returns to the platform with a new sitcom based loosely off her stage persona, The Duchess, on September 11. Meanwhile, you won’t want to miss Tom Holland and Bill Skarsgård in new thriller The Devil All the Time (September 16).
Here are our top Netflix picks for September 2020:
In May 2020, Netflix are bringing back the big guns with a new interactive special of hit series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (May 12). Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe appears in the final outing of the series, wherein viewers can choose what happens next.
Also this month, Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan are back with a new series focused on the lives of some very different performers. Hollywood (May 1) tells the story of would-be actors and filmmakers in the 1940s, dubbed the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Elsewhere, there are some big returns, including Medici for a third and final series on May 1, and Workin’ Moms for a fourth series on May 8. Jerry Seinfeld is also in the mix for May with an exclusive comedy special on May 5.
Better Call Saul is back again this February, as well as a whole host of big name releases.
We start the month with the arrival of seven Studio Ghibli classics on the streaming platform, including Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), Only Yesterday (1991), Porco Rosso (1992), Ocean Waves (1993) and Tales from Earthsea (2006).
Later in February, we catch up with some Netflix classics, including a new series of Narcos: Mexico on February 13 and season twelve of RuPaul’s Drag Race on February 29.
The most fun time of the year is here and this month’s Netflix is filled with fittingly festive treats.
In the lead up to Christmas on December 20, stay tuned for two of Netflix’s biggest releases: season one of new fantasy series The Witcher and a new historical drama about a moment that changed everything in The Two Popes.
If you’re after a bit more sparkle, then look no further than RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, hitting Netflix on December 4. Not to forget a shiny night at the Palladium with Jack Whitehall: Christmas with My Father on December 12.
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Olivia Colman’s debut as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II premieres on Netflix on November 17.
November’s biggest Netflix release sees Harold Wilson’s term as Prime Minister, the Apollo 11 moon landing, the decolonisation of Africa and the Caribbean, and the first appearance of Lady Diana Spencer.
Also returning this month is feel-good makeover series Queer Eye (November 1), and the hilarious cookery competition Nailed It! (November 22)
As we head into the point of the year where TV channels switch focus to sports, fans will be thrilled Netflix isn’t letting up with the quality programming.
This month sees the return of Marvel hero Jessica Jones for her third and final season (June 14). Speaking of returns, the dark and thought-provoking Charlie Brooker series Black Mirror is back on June 5.
Prepare for a blast from the past with all six seasons of Glee from June 30, while David Attenborough’s beautiful nature docuseries Blue Planet II premieres on Netflix on June 10.