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27 new Netflix shows to expect in 2020

Netflix has announced more than 25 new TV shows currently slated to premiere in 2020. Insider is keeping a running list of the confirmed shows and what we know about them so far. They include new series from Grey s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and Glee creator Ryan Murphy. Visit Insider s homepage for more stories. Netflix released dozens of new TV shows in 2019, and has even more planned for the coming year. You can see how the Netflix originals of 2019 stack up here, but now let s turn to 2020. From new series by creators Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy to anime originals and thrillers based on novels, keep reading to see all the new series arriving on Netflix next year.RuPaul is starring as a character named Ruby Red in an outrageous scripted comedy series called AJ and the Queen. Synopsis: N/A Premiere date: January 10, 2020

Ares is a new pyschological thriller series set in Amsterdam. Synopsis: The eight-episode psychological horror series enters the world of Ares, a secret student society in the heart of Amsterdam where best friends Rosa and Jacob surrender to a world of wealth and power. But slowly they start to realize they ve entered a demonic place, built on secrets from The Netherlands past. A place where true power comes at a terrible price. Premiere date: January 17, 2020

Ragnarok is a Norwegian original series with a supernatural story line. Synopsis: The story revolves around the inhabitants of Edda, who are perhaps not all who they claim to be. With them, we experience a drastically changing world: melting poles, warm winters, violent downpours. Some might say we re headed for yet another Ragnarok. Unless someone intervenes in time... Premiere date: January 31, 2020

Shonda Rhimes is creating a series based on Julia Quinn s Bridgerton novels, starring Julie Andrews and more. Synopsis: The legendary Julie Andrews will voice Lady Whistledown the mysterious, sharp-tongued gossip writer whose mix of social commentary and scathing insults drive the characters wild on [Shonda Rhimes ] upcoming series based on the beloved Bridgerton novels. Premiere date: TBA

Katherine Langford, the star of 13 Reasons Why, will play the lead role on Cursed. Synopsis: An epic re-imagination of the Arthurian legend. Premiere date: TBA

Spectros an eight-episode series written and directed by Douglas Petrie ( Buffy, American Horror Story: Coven ). Synopsis: [Spectros] is about five kids who discover someone is bringing back the dead and those spirits want vengeance for mistakes of the past. Premiere date: TBA

Dash and Lily will be a new holiday-themed series based on the books by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Synopsis: A new show based on the YA book series about a whirlwind holiday romance starring Austin Abrams, Midori Francis, Dante Brown, and Troy Iwata. Premiere date: TBA

Ginny and Georgia is another YA series, this one helmed by showrunner Debra J. Fisher and first-time creator Sarah Lampert. Synopsis: Angsty and awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller often feels more mature than her 30-year-old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they ve never had... a normal life. But it s not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia s past threatens her and her family s new way of life... and Georgia will do anything to protect her family. Premiere date: TBA

Alice in Borderland is a live-action new series based on the the survival and thriller manga by Haro Aso. Synopsis: Ryohei Alice (Alice), a listless, jobless and video-game-obsessed young man sees a strange light and suddenly finds himself in a mysteriously emptied out version of Tokyo along with his two best friends. They quickly discover that in this world, they must compete in one dangerous game after another in order to survive. Premiere Date: TBA

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is a new animated TV show set in the familiar dinosaur theme park. Synopsis: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded. Unable to reach the outside world, they ll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they re going to survive. Premiere Date: TBA

The Eddy is a musical series from Damien Chazelle, the writer and director of La La Land. Synopsis: A jazz club in the heart of multicultural Paris faces danger. Premiere date: TBA

Into the Night is a new Belgian original sci-fi series from the producer of Narcos and Scandal, Jason George. Synopsis: Into the Night begins with a sudden solar event, as the sun inexplicably starts killing everything in its path. The show centers around the lucky passengers and crew of an overnight flight out of Brussels, as they attempt to fly west into the safety of the dark night. The plane s manifest is multinational and multilingual, with passengers rich and poor, young and old, civilian and military. The seemingly ordinary travelers share but one thing: A desire to survive the sun and each other by any means necessary. Premiere date: TBA

Unorthodox is a series based on a novel by Deborah Feldman. Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestselling memoir of the same name by Deborah Feldman, Unorthodox is a story about a girl who rejects her radicalized upbringing and leaves to start a new life. One part coming-of-age story, and one part thriller, set in the fun world of Berlin, we watch as a girl discovers all parts of life, of herself and as she follows the dark trails to uncover the dangerous mysteries of her family s past. Premiere date: TBA

Boca a Boca is a Brazilian thriller series created by filmmaker Esmir Filho. Synopsis: In a cattle-ranching town in Brazil s countryside, adolescents panic when they are threatened by the outbreak of an epidemic, a contagious infection transmitted by kissing. In a contemporary and dark plot, the series portrays the desires of digitally connected youth within a physical reality filled with fear and mistrust.
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Reality Z is an adaptation of a British horror series called Dead Set, created by Charlie Brooker. Synopsis: An ode to horror, humor and pop culture, the show narrates in five episodes a zombie apocalypse that imprisons participants and producers of a reality show called Olimpo, The House of the Gods, during its elimination night. The studio becomes a shelter for those who seek salvation in Rio de Janeiro where chaos and hopelessness begin to rule. Premiere date: TBA

Kid Cosmic is an animated series created by Craig McCracken ( The Powerpuff Girls, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends ). Synopsis: This is a show about a young boy who dreams of becoming a hero, and when he stumbles across some cosmic stones of power, his dreams appear to have come true! Unfortunately, the reality of being a hero vs. the fantasy of being a hero are completely different and this challenge becomes the biggest battle he has to face. The Kid may be the good guy, but he s really bad at it! Premiere date: TBA

Trash Truck is an animated series in production from Max Keane, Gennie Rim, and Glen Keane (who won the Oscar for best animated short last year). Synopsis: Hank is a free-range, dirt-covered 6-year-old boy with a big imagination and an even bigger best pal a giant honking, snorting trash truck. From learning to fly to going to the dentist, there is no adventure too big or too small for these two best friends. Premiere date: TBA

Followers is a Japanese original series from director Mika Ninagawa. Synopsis: In a bustling city full of highs, lows and occasional danger, a group of Tokyo-ites cross paths through social media. Premiere date: TBA

Synopsis: Selena: The Series is a coming-of-age story that follows Selena Quintanilla as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family, and music. Premiere date: TBA

The Goop Lab With Gwenyth Paltrow will be a docuseries taking people inside her lifetstyle brand company. Synopsis: Gwenyth Paltrow s lifestyle site, Goop, guides the deeply curious in an exploration of boundary-pushing wellness topics. Premiere date: TBA

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is a new animated series. Synopsis: In the year 2045, after global capitalism has defaulted, Japan s elite Section 9 begins conducting covert cyber operations. Premiere date: TBA

Eden is another new animated series that will premiere four episodes in 2020. Synopsis: Thousands of years into the future, there are no more humans. Only robots live in the mechanical metropolis, Eden 3. Or so they thought ... One day, two farming robots find a young human girl in the city. The decision they make will change everything... Premiere date: TBA

Ratched is a new series from Ryan Murphy ( American Horror Story, American Crime Story ) that tells the origin story of One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest villain Nurse Ratched. Synopsis: Ratched is an origins story, beginning in 1947, which will follow Ratched s journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster. The series will track her murderous progression through the mental health care system. Premiere date: TBA

Outer Banks is a YA series set in North Carolina, and cocreated by Jonas and Josh Pate and Shannon Burke. Synopsis: A tight-knit group of teens from the wrong side of the tracks called the Pogues embark on a mission to find their ringleader s missing father. In the process, they stumble across a treasure map that unearths a long buried secret. Premiere date: TBA

Behind Her Eyes is an upcoming thriller miniseries based on a book of the same name. Synopsis: [Simona] Brown plays Louise, a single mother who has an affair with her psychiatrist boss, David (Tom Bateman). When she later befriends his wife, Adele (Eve Hewson), she becomes caught in a web of secrets and lies. Premiere date: TBA

Never Have I Ever is a new coming-of-age series inspired by cocreator Mindy Kaling s childhood. Synopsis: Never Have I Ever revolves around Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations. Premiere date: TBA

Blood and Water is a coming-of-age mystery drama based in Cape Town, South Africa. Synopsis: Blood and Water follows the exploits of the intelligent yet spontaneous 16-year-old, Puleng Khumalo played by Ama Qamata ( My Perfect Family, Rhythm City ), as she investigates the cold case of her abducted-at-birth older sister. Premiere Date: TBA Read more: 33 Netflix shows you probably missed but should definitely watch Only 18 TV shows received a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes in 2019 here they are The 10 most-binged shows on Netflix in 2019, so far The 49 best Netflix original TV shows of 2019, ranked

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