Netflix is constantly updating its library of original content, and every few weeks, the platform gives us a glimpse at some upcoming TV shows and movies. The streaming service is certainly not hitting the brakes on big-ticket titles and we can’t wait to see what’s in store.
Obviously, not all the upcoming Netflix series and films are on this list. For instance, the showrunners of HBO’s Game of Thrones just announced a massive upcoming sci-fi series on Netflix. The streaming service will also bring back the charming Grace and Frankie for a seventh season sometime in the future. While we wait for some of these epic Netflix titles, here’s all the upcoming content you can add to your Netflix watchlists right now.
Upcoming Netflix shows and movies:
- The Trial Of The Chicago 7
- Social Distance
- The Queen’s Gambit
- The Crown Season 4
- His House
- The Haunting of Bly Manor
- Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
Editor’s note: We’ll update this list of upcoming Netflix shows and movies regularly as new ones and their release dates are announced.
1. The Trial Of The Chicago 7
Netflix’s upcoming Aaron Sorkin drama is inspired by the true story of the Chicago Seven — a group of peaceful protestors charged by the United States government with conspiracy and inciting riots. The upcoming Netflix movie features a star-studded cast including Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Keaton, John Carroll Lynch, and Alex Sharp. The film premieres on Netflix this October 16.
2. Social Distance
This upcoming eight-part Netflix anthology series casts familiar faces like Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Danielle Brooks (Orange Is The New Black), and others in eight different stories that depict life with social distancing and all the issues that come with it. The series was entirely conceptualized and shot remotely during the quarantine and should make for a fun watch. It comes to Netflix on October 15.
3. The Queen’s Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit is an upcoming Netflix limited TV series based on a Walter Tevis novel. It is centered around a coming-of-age story that explores the real cost of genius. The hero of the series is an orphan chess prodigy (Anya Taylor-Joy) who develops an addiction to drugs thanks to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for children. Fuelled by her addiction, she grows up to become a glamorous outcast out to conquer the male-dominated world of competitive chess. The series comes to Netflix on October 23.
4. The Crown (season 4)
Your favorite royal family will be back on November 15 in the upcoming season 4 of The Crown on Netflix. This season, we’ll finally get to see Princess Diana in action, played by Pennyworth actress Emma Corrin. The series will also introduce Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, portrayed by Gillian Anderson, and of course, the brilliant Olivia Colman will continue to carry the mantle as Queen Elizabeth II.
5. His House
A couple escapes from war-torn Sudan to the UK where they must follow stringent rules of asylum, including one that orders them not to move from the accommodation provided by the government. Things start going awry quickly as the duo soon realizes that their shabby new house has evil spirits lurking within its walls. The movie releases on Netflix on October 30.
6. The Haunting of Bly Manor
From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan comes another chilling story in the next chapter of the anthology series. The upcoming Netflix TV show is set in 1980s England. After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor. The Manor, of course, is haunted and holds centuries of dark secrets that are just waiting to be unearthed. The series premieres on Netflix on October 9.
7. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
Come 2021, the classic Resident Evil game franchise will get its own Netflix animated series. The trailer for the upcoming horror-action show will make you feel like you’re inside a cut scene from the game. It is being produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi who has also brought numerous Resident Evil games to life.
Those are our recommendations for the upcoming Netflix shows and movies you should consider checking out. There will be many more released in the months to come, and we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for everything Netflix announces.
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