The global coronavirus pandemic has been highly beneficial for streaming services like Netflix. As more and more people stay at home to help curb the spread of the virus, Netflix is experiencing a surge in its subscriber base, with almost 16 million new members added in just the first quarter of 2020. The platform is also not hitting the breaks on new content, with a lot of upcoming Netflix shows and movies being released soon.
According to Netflix, most of its 2020 content slate is largely shot and in post-production stages right now. This means that the pandemic won’t delay any upcoming Netflix shows and movies and there will be no dearth of stuff to watch on the streaming service, at least for the rest of this year.
So without further ado, here’s all the upcoming content you can add to your Netflix watchlist.
Upcoming Netflix shows and movies:
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. Work It
This Netflix original coming of age comedy is produced by singer Alicia Keys and her production house A.K. Worldwide Productions, so there was bound to be some singing and dancing involved in this one. The movie tells the story of a teenage girl (Sabrina Carpenter) whose college admission is dependent on her performance at a dance competition. She and her ragtag group of dancers are all set to take on the best squad in school, but first, she must learn how to dance. Work It releases on Netflix on August 7.
2. Project Power
This upcoming Netflix original sci-fi thriller is definitely one to look out for. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Foxx, and Dominique Fishback, Project Power is set in New Orleans where word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. Some people develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, while others exhibit a deadlier reaction.
The pill gains popularity fast and as a result, crime in the city escalates to unprecedented levels. It’s now up to a local cop (Levitt), a teenage drug dealer (Fishback), and a former soldier (Foxx) to take down those responsible for creating the pill. Project Power comes to Netflix on August 14.
3. The Great Heist/El robo del siglo
If you like Money Heist, you might enjoy this upcoming Netflix Colombian thriller. It’s inspired by the true events of the assault on the Bank of the Republic, also known as “The robbery of the century” perpetrated in 1994. A band of thieves stole $33 million and put the whole country into chaos. The series premieres on Netflix on August 14.
4. The Sleepover
The Sleepover is an upcoming run-of-the-mill family adventure movie on Netflix. Clancy (Sadie Stanley) and her kid brother Kevin (Maxwell Simkins) discover that their stay-at-home mom Margot (Malin Åkerman) is actually a former master thief who is in a witness protection program. When both their parents are kidnapped and forced to pull one last job, it’s up to the kids to take matters in their own hands to save their mom and dad. The movie premieres on Netflix on August 21.
5. Lucifer (Season 5)
After a long wait, Lucifer is back on Netflix with the fifth season. This is just the first part of season 5, but don’t worry, the second part is also coming soon. In this season, Lucifer makes a tumultuous return, Chloe rethinks romance, Ella finally finds a nice guy, and Amenadiel adjusts to the whole fatherhood thing. If you’ve never streamed Lucifer before, you have a lot to catch up on, so don’t expect a full recap here.
Away is a Netflix original TV series starring Hilary Swank in the lead role of an astronaut and commander of a mission to Mars. As she goes off to the red planet, she must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter (Talitha Bateman). As the crew progresses in their mission, the personal dynamics between them intensify and it becomes increasingly difficult to keep relationships steady with people back on Earth. The upcoming Netflix show lands on September 4 this year.
Those are our recommendations for the upcoming Netflix original shows and movies you should consider checking out. There will obviously 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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