10 original series coming to Netflix

Find out what to stream next as the new year brings new content.

By Michelle Hill

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:


The Get Down

42nd annual American Music Awards held in Los Angeles

Actor and singer Jaden Smith arrives for the 42nd annual American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

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.


The Crown

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Matt Smith arrives at a photo call for the film "Lost River" during the 67th annual Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France in 2014. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI

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.



Marseille, France. Photo by Michael Bednarek/Shutterstock

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.



Bullet to the Head Premiere

Jason Momoa arrives on the red carpet at the Bullet to the Head Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square in New York City. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

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.

Marvel's Luke Cage

Mike Colter arrives at Jessica Jones premiere

Mike Colter arrives on the red carpet at the Netflix premiere of new original series Marvel's Jessica Jones at the Regal E-Walk on November 17 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

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.


Lady Dynamite


Comedian Maria Bamford attends the American Comedy Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on April 26, 2014 in New York City. Photo by Debby Wong/Shutterstock

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.

The OA

Brit Marling attends

Actress Brit Marling, a cast member in the motion picture mystery thriller "The East," attends the premiere of the film at the ArcLight Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on May 28, 2013. Photo by Alex Gallardo/UPI

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.



2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards held in Beverly Hills, California

Director Judd Apatow attends the BAFTA LA Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on November 9, 2013. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

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.

The Ranch

Photo call for the film

Ashton Kutcher arrives at a photo call for the film "Jobs" in Paris on July 1, 2013. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI

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.




Gypsy follows the journey of a therapist who gets too involved in her patients' lives. Photo by Photographee.eutt/Shutterstock

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.

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