Off the success of series like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards to the current controverisal buzz over Making of a Murderer, Netflix is increasing its production of original content.
Here's what's coming next:
Baz Luhrmann's musical-drama, The Get Down, is set in 1970s New York and follows a crew of South Bronx teenagers on the streets, described as "a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco." The 13-episode series stars Jaden Smith, Jimmy Smits, Herizen Guardiola, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown, Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Mamoudou Athie. The show is to premiere in 2016.
Netflix's new original series, The Crown, details the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the prime ministers in office during her decades-long story. The cast includes Claire Foy as Elizabeth, John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, and former Doctor Who star Matt Smith as the Duke of Edinburgh. The 10-episode series, reuniting writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with producer Andy Harries (The Queen) and director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), is set to debut in 2016.
Netflix's first French production, Marseille, is an eight-episode drama created and written by Dan Franck, following the story of Robert Taro, mayor of the French post city of Marseille for 25 years. In a statement, Franck promises the series will be like a "House of Cards in French" and producer Pascal Breton said, "Marseille will take the audience right into the political arena where the old regime of traditional politicians are getting ready to face the younger generation of predators, thugs, and sometimes their own heirs." The series will debut in late-2016.
Netflix has ordered a six-episode action-adventure drama, Frontier, about the violent struggles and business negotiations of the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. The series, from co-creators Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie, stars Games of Thrones alum Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle, and Allan Hawco. It will first debut on Discovery Canada and premiere exclusively on Netflix outside of Canada in 2016.
Luke Cage, 1 or 4 Marvel dramas in the Netflix franchise, stars Mike Colter as the former convict with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin who fights crime and corruption in modern day Harlem in New York City, forcing him to confront his past. The series also stars Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, and Sonia Braga. The series is to premiere in 2016.
Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of the single-camera mockumentary Lady Dynamite, starring Maria Bamford, based on the life of the stand-up comedian. Bamford, alongside Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz, will executive produce the program, which is slated to debut in 2016.
Netflix has ordered eight, hourlong episodes of the drama series, The OA, but has kept the plot under wraps for now. The series reunites Sundance favorites Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, who have worked together on The East and The Sound of My Voice. Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Michael Sugar are executive producers of the series, along with Marling and Batmanglij. The series will debut in 2016.
Judd Apatow's new Netflix series, Love, starring Gillian Jacobs and and Paul Rust, is a comedic look at the male and female perspectives in modern, romantic relationships. Love is Apatow's first TV show since 2002's Undeclared, but has already been ordered for a second season. The 10-episode first season is set to debut on February 19, 2016.
Ashton Kutcher and his former That 70's Show co-star Danny Masterson star in a new Netflix comedy series, The Ranch, from Two and a Half Men's Don Reo and Jim Patterson. The series will follow Kutcher, a failed semipro football player named Colt, and Masterson as Rooster, his brother, as the two team up to help run the family ranching business in Colorado. The show will also star Sam Elliot as their father, Debra Winger as their mother, and 24 actress Elisha Cuthbert. The 20-episode first series will debut in 2016.
In January, Netflix announced it has ordered 10 episodes of writer Lisa Rubin's Gypsy, a psychological thriller following Jean Holloway, a therapist who begins to develop "dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives," a press release said. No casting has been revealed, but Liza Chasin will serve as executive producer alongside Rubin. The series is expected to premiere in 2017.