Welcome to our massive updated Q2 2021 preview of just some of the Netflix Original TV shows we currently know about coming to Netflix in 2021, 2022 and beyond. Treat it as the upcoming series bible for Netflix. It’s a big one, and in fact, we don’t think we’ve even scratched the surface of what Netflix has in store over the next few years.
Quite a few caveats to add before we dive into the list. This list is far from complete. We believe a definitive list of upcoming English language series doesn’t exist because there are just so many projects in development.
Secondly, we’re going to restrict this list to English main speaking titles only to keep it at a respectable length. That means titles like Money Heist or Elite won’t be on here.
With all that said, let’s get started.
Netflix Original Series Released So Far in 2021
- Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan (Season 1)
- Alien TV (Season 2)
- Amend: The Fight for America (Limited Series)
- Behind Her Eyes (Limited Series)
- Bling Empire (Season 1)
- Blown Away (Season 2)
- BONDING (Season 2)
- Buried by the Bernards (Season 1)
- Canine Intervention (Season 1)
- Carmen Sandiego (Season 4)
- City of Ghosts (Season 1)
- Cobra Kai (Season 3)
- Country Comfort (Season 1)
- Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (Season 1)
- Disenchantment (Part 3)
- DOTA: Dragon’s Blood (Book 1)
- Dream Home Makeover (Season 2)
- Fate: The Winx Saga (Season 1)
- Firefly Lane (Season 1)
- Five Came Back: The Reference Films (Season 1)
- Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Season 3)
- Gabby’s Dollhouse (Season 1)
- Ginny & Georgia (Season 1)
- Go Dog Go (Season 1)
- Headspace Guide to Meditation (Season 1)
- Hello Ninja (Season 4)
- History of Swear Words (Season 1)
- Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons (Season 5)
- Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (Season 2)
- Kid Cosmic (Season 1)
- Last Chance U: Basketball (Season 1)
- Marriage or Mortgage (Season 1)
- MeatEater (Season 4)
- Mighty Express (Season 2)
- Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival (Season 1)
- Murder Among the Mormons (Season 1)
- Nadiya Bakes (Season 1)
- Nailed It! (Season 5)
- Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (Limited Series)
- Paradise PD (Season 3)
- Pokemon Journeys: The Series (Part 4)
- Pretend It’s a City (Limited Series)
- Spycraft (Season 1)
- Surviving Death (Season 1)
- The Big Day (Season 1)
- The Crew (Season 1)
- The Lost Pirate Kingdom (Season 1)
- The Netflix Afterparty (Season 1)
- The One (Season 1)
- Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready (Season 2)
- Waffles + Mochi (Season 1)
- We Are: The Brooklyn Saints (Season 1)
- Word Party (Season 5)
- Zero Chill (Season 1)
New Netflix Original Series Coming in 2021 & Beyond
Anatomy of a Scandal
A TV anthology series that looks into various public scandals over the years and comes from the creator of HBO’s Big Little Lies. The first season is about a sexual consent scandal and is currently set to star Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, and Sienna Miller.
Angry Birds: Summer Madness
Genre: Kids, Animated
Angry Birds is a video game property that surged to prominence during the first wave of smartphones. It has since matured into a multi-faceted entity with two big-budget animated movies now under its belt and in 2021, it’ll be joining Netflix for a new animated kids series.
Brand New Cherry Flavor
Rosa Salazar headlines this new revenge horror thriller about a film director living in 1990s LA embarking on a journey that takes a horrific turn. Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion serve as showrunners.
Australian/American co-production miniseries which explore the dangerous ways social media can damage lives.
Colin in Black & White
Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick are working together on this new biopic on the NFL player’s teen years.
Live-action adaptation of the well-regarded anime series. The series will star John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Alex Hassell. The series has been in production since 2019 with it being delayed twice so far.
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!
Coming to Netflix: April 14th
Jamie Foxx will headline this new sitcom comedy series where he’ll star as a business owner who becomes a full-time father.
Hamish Steele helms this new animated series based on graphic novels.
Ewan McGregor headlines in this limited series produced by Ryan Murphy and documents the rise of the fashion designer Halston. Ten episodes are set to release at some point in 2021 with filming having started in November 2020.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?creatorScreenName=kasey__moore&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X2hvcml6b25fdHdlZXRfZW1iZWRfOTU1NSI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJodGUiLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfX0%3D&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1330918637058875393&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whats-on-netflix.com%2Fcoming-soon%2Fnetflix-original-series-coming-in-2021-and-beyond-q2-2021%2F&sessionId=a56473da645e969fcc84b95ec7e83bdf129e7ec7&siteScreenName=whatonnetflix&theme=light&widgetsVersion=2d233ae%3A1618352735472&width=550px
Ozark’s Julia Garner plays the role of a con-artist who was able to swindle money out of New York’s elite. The series itself is based on the New York Magazine article that chronicled her five-year-long con.
Netflix Release Date: May 7th, 2021
Netflix’s first major solo foray into the superhero universe begins in 2021 with the release of season one of Jupiter’s Legacy. Although it was plagued with problems through production, it still promises to kickstart Millarworld on Netflix.
Life in Colour with David Attenborough
Coming to Netflix: April 22nd
Sir David Attenborough will be featuring in his third Netflix project with this co-production with the BBC looking into how animals and color go hand in hand in the wild.
Genre: Kids, Animation
From 21 Laps Entertainment comes this incredibly animated mini-series about a lost toy searching across the country for the boy who lost him. Prep the tissues.
Margot Robbie produces this dramedy that is inspired by the memoir of the same name. The cast for the series is huge and currently includes Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, and Andie MacDowell.
Although not officially announced for 2021, filming is expected to wrap in early 2021 so could squeeze in.
Maya and the Three
This absolutely stunning animated series from Jorge Gutierrez will be Netflix’s first animated limited series. Maya and the Three is about a warrior princess embarking on a quest to save the world of men and gods.
Mike Flanagan is returning for multiple new projects with Netflix and one that just recently wrapped filming is Midnight Mass. It’s about an isolated island community that experiences strange events and employs the help of a young priest to figure out what’s going on.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Ryan Murphy will be adding his spin on the Jeffrey Dahmer case which has been well covered in the past with Evan Peters set to lead.
Pieces of Her
Based on the 2018 novel by Karin Slaughter, this series stars Toni Collette, Bella Heathcote, and David Wenham. Pieces of Her follows a woman who is caught up in a deadly mass shooting in a diner and witnessing her mother swooping in to save the day.
Resident Evil: Live-Action Series
Dubbed as a prequel, this live-action series is helmed by the showrunner of Supernatural. We’ve got a tonne of information about this title in our ongoing preview. Filming is set to begin in February 2021 but be warned, this could slip into ’22.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
This title is more at home on our anime 2021 preview but given the broader Western appeal of the franchise, we thought we’d include it here too.
Sarah Shahi, Mike Vogel, and Adam Demos feature in this love triangle comedy series helmed by Stacy Rukeyser.
Shadow and Bone
Coming to Netflix: April 23rd
From producer Shawn Levy comes this adaptation of the books from Leigh Bardugo. It’s about a young girl who discovers a power that could help unite the world and stop the forces of darkness.
This one could easily slip into 2022 but filming has reportedly concluded. It’s going to be a comic book adaptation of Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire. Robert Downey Jr is involved as an executive producer.
Coming to Netflix: April 2nd
BBC co-production that airs in the UK in January 2021 before coming to Netflix later in the year. It features Jenna Coleman, Ellie Bamber, and Tahir Rahim and tells the story of a con-man and mass-murderer operating in the mid-70s.
Genre: Historical Drama
As you may have heard, Netflix has commissioned a spin-off to the very popular Vikings series that’s set to have a huge budget.
Filming has reportedly concluded which means we could get the first batch of episodes by the end of 2021.
Returning Netflix Shows Coming to Netflix in 2021 & Beyond
These shows are all confirmed to be returning for new seasons either in 2021 or beyond.
- #blackAF (Season 2)
- After Life (Season 3)
- Another Life (Season 2)
- Atypical (Season 4)
- Big Mouth (Season 5)
- Black Summer (Season 2)
- Bling Empire (Season 2)
- Blood and Water (Season 2)
- Blood of Zeus (Season 2)
- Bridgerton (Season 2)
- Castlevania (Season 4)
- Cobra Kai (Season 4)*
- Dash & Lily (Season 2)
- Dead to Me (Season 3/Final Season)
- Dear White People (Volume 4)
- Disenchantment (Part 4)
- Dogs (Season 2)
- Down to Earth with Zac Efron (Season 2)
- Dream Home Makeover (Season 2)
- Emily in Paris (Season 2)*
- F is for Family (Season 5)*
- Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives (Season 2)
- Fast & Furious Spy Racers (Season 4) – April 16th
- Family Reunion (Season 2)
- Feel Good (Season 2)
- Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Season 4)
- Gentefied (Season 2)
- Get Organized with The Home Edit (Season 2)
- Go! Go! Cory Carson (Season 4) – April 27th
- Grace & Frankie (Season 7)
- Green Eggs and Ham (Season 2)
- I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Season 2)
- Izzy’s Koala World (Season 2) – April 20th
- Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (Season 5)
- Johnny Test (Season 7)
- Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (Season 3) – May 21st
- Kid Cosmic (Season 2)
- Locke & Key (Season 2 & Season 3)
- Lost in Space (Season 3)
- Love is Blind (Season 2)
- Love, Death & Robots (Season 2)
- Lucifer (Season 5, Part 2) – May 28th
- Lucifer (Season 6)
- Malibu Rescue: The Series (Season 2)
- Master of None (Season 3)
- Mighty Express (Season 3) – April 13th
- Narcos: Mexico (Season 3)
- Never Have I Ever (Season 2)
- On My Block (Season 4)
- Outer Banks (Season 2)
- Pacific Rim: The Black (Season 2)
- Prank Encounters (Season 2) – April 1st
- Queer Eye (Season 6)
- Raising Dion (Season 2)
- Ratched (Season 2)
- Rhythm + Flow (Season 2)
- Russian Doll (Season 2)
- Selena: The Series (Part 2) – May 14th
- Selling Sunset (Seasons 4 & 5)
- Sex Education (Season 3)
- Shadow and Bone (Season 2)
- Space Force (Season 2)
- Special (Season 2) – May 20th
- Stranger Things (Season 4)
- Sweet Magnolias (Season 2)
- The A List (Season 2)
- The Baby-Sitters Club (Season 2)
- The Circle (Season 2) – April 14th
- The Crown (Season 5 & 6)
- The Dragon Prince (Seasons 4, 5, 6 & 7)
- The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow (Season 2)
- The Irregulars (Season 2)
- The Kominsky Method (Season 3) – May 28th
- The Last Kingdom (Season 5)
- The Umbrella Academy (Season 3)
- The Witcher (Season 2)
- Too Hot to Handle (Season 2) – June 2021
- Top Boy (Season 2 / Season 5)
- Virgin River (Season 3)
- Young Wallander (Season 2)
- You (Season 3)
Even More Netflix Original Series in Development for 2021 and Beyond
Here are even more of Netflix’s upcoming series currently in development.
- 1899 – Historic horror from the creators of the German series Dark expected in 2022.
- A Chorus Line – Mini-series starring Ewan McGregor about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots from Ryan Murphy.
- Ada Twist, Scientist – Chris Nee produces this animated series about a young scientist.
- Agent King – Animated series about Elvis Presley as a secret government spy. Created by John Eddie.
- All The Right Moves – Reality dance competition series that’s setting out to find the next big chereographer.
- American Jesus – TV series from the Millarworld universe that should start production in 2021.
- Archive 81 – New horror series that should wrap production in the first quarter of 2021.
- Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas – Anime series based on the rebooted Netflix movie from Zack Snyder.
- Assassin’s Creed – live-action series based on the Ubisoft video game.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender Live-Action Series – With the creators departing it seems highly unlikely we get the live-action series released in ’21 but we could hear more about development.
- Ayrton Senna miniseries – Biopic series expected in 2022.
- Baby Reindeer – British comedy series starring Richard Gadd.
- Battle Kitty – Kids animated series about a warrior kitten.
- Beef – Steven Yeun and Ali Wong will headline this new A24 produced series.
- Churchmen – Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen series.
- Bloom – Callie Khouri and Juliana Maio are set to write this series about women attempting to break into the world of fashion after WW2.
- Blue Eye Samurai – Jane Wu directed animation action series featuring the voices of Maya Erskine and Brenda Song.
- Bone – Adaptation of Jeff Smith’s comic book series.
- Boo, Bitch – From the creators of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and On My Block will come a new comedy series that’s set to star Lana Condor who awakes to find she’s a ghost.
- Breathe – Drama series from the creators of NBC’s Blindspot. Will tell the story of a small plane that crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness.
- BRZRKR – Anime series based on the Keanu Reeves comic.
- Call Your Daughter Home – Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the book by Deb Spera.
- Captain Fall – Animated series from the creators of Netflix’s Norsemen.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Animated kids series based on the Roald Dahl tale – part of the larger Roald Dahl output.
- Chinatown Prequel Series – David Fincher and Robert Towne team up for this prequel series to the movie.
- City of Ghosts – Animated series from one of the supervising directors on Adventure Time.
- Conan the Barbarian – First of many adaptations based on the Conan the Barbarian IP.
- Cuckoo Song – British horror series about two warring sisters.
- Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Anime series based on the hit video-game series.
- Entergalactic – Kenya Barris and Kid Cudi team up to bring his next album to life in this animated series.
- Farzar – New animated series from the creators of Netflix’s Paradise PD.
- Firekeeper’s Daughter – Young adult thriller from the Obamas production company based on the debut novel from Angeline Boulley.
- First Kill – Vampire series featuring Emma Roberts.
- Free Food for Millionaires – Alan Yang teaming up with author Min Jin Lee to adapt the 2007 novel which is set to be a period drama in 1990s Manhattan.
- From Scratch – Zoe Saldana will feature in this drama about an American woman filling in love with a man while studying in Italy.
- Game Changer – Adaptation of the novel by Neal Shusterman.
- God’s Favorite Idiot – Sitcom workplace comedy featuring Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.
- Good Times – An animated reboot from Seth Macfarlane.
- Great National Parks – Docu-series from the Obamas production company exploring the world’s best national parks.
- Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight – Horror anthology series.
- Half Bad – British series about a 16-year-old who is the illegitimate son of a witch.
- Heartbreak High – Australian teen series reboot expected to release in 2022.
- Heartstopper – Euros Lyn who has helmed Sherlock and Doctor Who will be adapting the YA graphic novel Heartstopper for Netflix into an eight-part series.
- Heaven’s Forest – New action animated series from the creators of Netflix’s Castlevania.
- Hit and Run – New series from the creators of Fauda for Netflix. Stars Lior Raz about a man looking for answers after his wife was killed by a hitman.
- Human Resources – From the team that bought you Big Mouth comes a new workplace sitcom.
- I Heart Arlo – A spinoff animation series to the Netflix movie Arlo the Alligator.
- Inside Job – Animated workplace comedy.
- Inside Man – BBC co-production mini-series from Steven Moffat.
- Isabella’s Witch Chronicles – Kids adventure series about a dragon-witch princess narrating her life.
- Kaos – British historical comedy that looks into Greek mythology.
- Kid Cosmic – Netflix Animation Studios presents this comedy series about a young boy who dreams about being a superhero.
Kings of America –
Adam McKay and Amy Adams reunited for a limited series on the rise of Walmart.
Life in Colour –
David Attenborough docu-series looking at how animals use color in their day-to-day lives.
- Magic: The Gathering –
- Animated series produced by the Russo Brothers based on the card trading game. Rumored for release in 2021.
Man vs Bee –
British comedy series from Rowan Atkinson.
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone –
Jason Blum and Ryan Murphy produced horror series. Not expected for 2021.
Animated adult sitcom from Robert Charlock and Sam Means featuring the voice of Tina Fey.
Notes on Love –
Shonda Rhimes anthology series.
One Piece –
Live-action adaptation of the anime.
Limited series from Eric Newman and Peter Berg about the opioid crisis.
Red Rose –
BBC horror co-production from one of the producers of Sex Education on Netflix.
Skull Island –
Animated series based on the Monsterverse featuring King Kong.
Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo –
New reality series with the Japanese consultant.
Super Crooks –
Anime series based on the Millarworld comic series.
Sword Art Online –
A live-action adaptation of the anime series.
The BFG –
Animated mini-series based on the Roald Dahl novel.
The Chair –
Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass will star in this dramedy produced by David Be
The Chronicles of Narnia –
Not expecting any TV releases of Narnia but are expecting to hear more on the roadmap in 2021.
The Girls on the Bus –
Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec adaptation of the best selling Chasing Hillary.
The Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse – Comedy anthology series covering different world-ending scenarios.
The House –
Animated dark comedy from Nexus Studios.
The Last Bus –
Described as an eco-fable, the series will be a sci-fi road trip.
The Lincoln Lawyer –
TV adaptation based on the book.
The Midnight Club –
Mike Flanagan horror series due to film in early 2021.
The Pentaverate –
Mike Myers comedy series.
The Red Zone –
Sam Mendes produced series based on a middling football club in the UK
The Residence –
Shondaland will be adapting this Kate Andersen Brower nonfiction book.
The Sandman –
DC series based on the comic book series from Niel Gaiman.
The Screaming Staircase –
TV adaptation by Joe Cornish about agencies fighting off ghosts.
The Watcher –
Ryan Murphy produced series based on the true story as reported by The Cut.
The Witcher: Blood Origin –
Prequel series to The Witcher.
Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go –
New 2D Thomas the Tank Engine series. Unclear whether this is a Netflix Original.
- Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Kingdom – Limited anime series based on the Hasbro toy.
Limited series from George Clooney and Matt Charman on the infamous Watergate scandal
White Stork – Political thriller miniseries starring Tom Hiddleston – production begins early next year but isn’t clear whether it’ll be ready for 2021.
There you have it. We think we’ve put together the most comprehensive 2021 and beyond list of any outlet and hope that gets you amped up for the next few years of great TV on Netflix.
What are you looking forward to and more importantly, have we missed anything? Let us know in the comments down below.
Messiah – January 1
New police procedural Messiah will be kicking off the new year on Netflix starring Michelle Monaghan as a CIA agent trying to crack a case involving a man claiming to have supernatural powers.
The show has already caused some controversy and many are wondering whether there will be a season two of Messiah
Spinning Out – January 1
The ice skating drama with Skins starring Kaya Scodelario will be hitting the platform as a young athlete tries to decide what path to take
Anne With An E season 3 – January 3
The final season of Anne With An E will be coming early in the new year as fans embark on one last adventure with the mischievous redhead.
Sadly, the show was cancelled to the disappointment of fans across the globe.
Power season 6, part 2 – January 5
Netflix UK airs Starz series Power in Britain and will be showing the final five episodes of the New York drug gangster drama series as fans finally find out who shot Ghost (played by Omari Hardwick).
The Good Place season 4 – January 10
The NBC comedy with Kristen Bell wraps up as viewers discover if their beloved characters will ever make it to heaven.
is expected to be out in late 2020 (Image: NETFLIX)
Grace and Frankie season 6 – January 15
Ares – January 17
Sex Education season 2 – January 17
After debuting in 2019, British comedy-drama Sex Education became a runaway success with its excellent performances and feel-good storylines.
Star Jim Howick previously told Express.co.uk exclusively there would be more “shocks and twists” to captivate fans
Riverdale season 4, part 2 – January 23
The CW’s Riverdale is shown on Netflix UK the day after airing in America and the new series will be picking up the mystery surrounding the supposed death of Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse).
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina part 3 – January 24
The teen witch is back for more magic and fighting demons in the next outing.
Ragnarok – January 31
Titans season 2 – TBC
Season two dropped on US streaming platform in autumn 2019 and the next series is likely to drop early this year if the release for the first run is anything to go by.
Stranger Things season 4
has been confirmed by Netflix (Image: NETFLIX)
Altered Carbon season 2 – TBC
Richard K. Morgan’s cyberpunk extravaganza is going to be back two years after it proved a sci-fi hit on the platform.
Narcos Mexico season 2 – February 13
Season two will see the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) taking on the Guadalajara Cartel and its boss Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) after the savage murder of one of its own Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña).
Better Call Saul season 5 – February 24
The AMC hit show and a spin-off from Breaking Bad is going to be coming back on Netflix UK with Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) crossing over to the dark side
Umbrella Academy season 2 – TBC
The superhero series is going to be resolving its cliffhanger ending which left fans on tenterhooks.
Dark season 3 – TBC
German sci-fi series Dark is going to be completing its cycle with one final outing as fans find out the truth about Jonas (Louis Hofmann) and if he’s behind the sinister time travelling shenanigans going on.
Lucifer season 5, part 1 – TBC
Tom Ellis drama Lucifer is going to be splitting its final series in half with the first eight instalments of the 16-episode run coming this year.
Money Heist season 4 – TBC
The gang are going to be back and taking on another heist
Glow season 4 – TBC
Glow season four will be the last one for the Gorgeous Ladies of Westling as the comedy-drama prepares to bow out
Ozark season 3 – TBC
Elite season 3 – TBC
Sexy Spanish teen drama Elite is going to be returning with a new season and a mystery involving the students at the prestigious private school.
Baby season 3 – TBC
The Witcher season 2 – TBC
Season two was recommissioned by Netflix even before the first series aired, showing the company’s confidence in the show. Expect the adventure of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) to continue.
Vikings Valhalla – TBC
Michael Hirst’s Vikings franchise gets a new lease of life in this spin-off series set 100 years after the events of the parent series
Stranger Things season 4 – TBC
Season four of Stranger Things is expected to be coming out either at the end of 2020 or early 2021 when people will find out the fate of Jim Hopper (David Harbour) and exactly who “the American” is.