Netflix New Releases – Start The New Year With A Bang!

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Happy New Year means happy new Netflix, but the hits just keep coming! On January 1, Netflix released an enormous list of new and classic viewing favorites- movies, TV series, and Netflix originals. Although the start of the year is one of the most popular times for Netflix additions and changes, there are Netflix new releases to enjoy throughout the year.

Shows and movies released at the beginning of the year are still maintaining popularity. Some of the most popular Netflix new releases of January 2018 include The End of the F***ing World, a well-reviewed show about a teenager with murderous fantasies; My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, a unique interview-based show featuring David Letterman and guests including former President Obama, George Clooney, and more; and Rotten, a documentary series about food production. Along with releasing new seasons of fan-favorite shows like Grace and Frankie, Netflix has continued to release new original content (movies, TV shows, and specials): 47 new Netflix originals will be released in August alone!

Don’t Forget To Catch Up On These New Netflix Releases Of Early 2018:

  • Season 6 of Orange is the New Black
  • 2 seasons of Queer Eye (a remake of the 2003 hit)
  • Wild Wild Country, a binge-worthy documentary of the Rajneesh movement in Oregon
  • Season 4 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Season 3 of Love  
  • The Break with Michelle Wolf, a combination of stand-up, sketch comedy, and political and cultural commentary
  • Season 10 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (featuring Kate McKinnon, Dave Chappelle, and Ellen DeGeneres)
  • Season 2 of GLOW
  • The Standups, a collection of short stand-up comedy bits
  • Season 3 of Marvel’s Jessica Jones
  • Season 4 of Black Mirror
  • Season 2 of Big Mouth
  • American Vandal, a mocumentary crime procedural
  • Mindhunter, a criminal-profiling show focusing on the creators of the term “serial killer”
  • Season 2 of Stranger Things
  • Easy, an anthology-style drama focusing on millennial romance

Fall is on its way in, but the quality and quantity of Netflix new releases isn’t falling! Check out the list below to see what’s coming in the rest of this year.


August 21st

Year One

One of few releases that is not a Netflix Original, this 2009 neanderthal adventure/comedy stars Jack Black and Michael Cera

August 23rd

Deadwind (Netflix Original Series)A widowed detective discovers a body on a construction site in this Finnish crime drama

Follow This (Netflix Original Series)Follow BuzzFeed journalists as they discover and investigate topics ranging from personal to political

Great News (Season 1)In this comedy, a woman and her daughter begin work for the same news team

August 24th

Bert Kreischer: Secret Time (Netfix Original)A new comedy special focusing on the ups and downs of fatherhood

Ghoul (Netflix Original Series)The main character of this Indian horror miniseries discovers the terrorists he’s supposed to interrogate are less than human

The After Party (Netflix Original)A young rapper gets a second chance at fame and fortune in this comedy film

The Innocents (Netflix Original Series)A young British couple with supernatural powers struggle to remain together

August 29th

Inequality for AllOriginally released in 2013, this documentary follows Robert Reich (former US Labor Secretary) and explores the economic gap in the US population

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August 31st

Inside the Criminal Mind (Netflix Original Series)This nonfiction series focuses on a variety of criminal types and attempts to explain the psychology of crime with the help of leading experts and criminal backgrounds.

Paradise PD (Netflix Original Series)A new adult animated comedy about low-performing first responders in a small town

The Laws of Thermodynamics (Netflix Original)A physicist attempts to understand his failure to find love in this part-romantic comedy part-mocumentary

Undercover Law (Netflix Original Series)An undercover cop finds herself making a deal with a drug mule

September 7th

Sierra Burgess Is a LoserRomance blossoms after a case of mistaken identity  in this retelling of the classic story of Cyrano De Bergerac

September 21st

The Good Cop (Season 1)Tony Danza stars as the father (with son Josh Groban) in a father-son detective duo in this cop dramedy

Hilda (Season 1)This animated series based on the popular comic book follows Hilda through a series of obstacles as she starts her new life in the city of Trollberg

ManiacBased on a Norwegian miniseries of the same name, this dark comedy miniseries focuses on two people (Emma Stone and Jonah Hill) in the midst of a psychotropic drug clinical trial that does not have the intended results

Private LifeThis Sundance award-winning drama explores the world of infertility as a couple attempts to maintain a strong marriage despite their struggle to conceive

QuincyDirected by his daughter Rashida Jones, this documentary explores the life and influence of jazz musician Quincy Jones

October 19th

Salt, Fat, Acid, HeatBased on Samin Nosrat’s book of the same name, this 4-part series enters kitchens around the world to explore simple cooking traditions

Wild DistrictThis Spanish-speaking Colombian series features a guerilla fighter who finds it difficult to remain away from crime after returning to his civilian life

October 26th

The Chilling Adventures of SabrinaThis new, darker take on the story based on the Archie comic includes supernatural elements as well as a more sinister coming-of-age conflict for the protagonist

November 2nd

The Other Side of the WindA restoration and completion of the classic Orson Welles drama, finished by a post-production team of Hollywood elite including Bob Murawski, FrankMarshall, and Scott Millan

They’ll Love Me When I’m DeadA documentary of the last 15 years of the life of Orson Welles and the creation of his previously unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind (see above)

November 16th

The Kominsky MethodSet in LA, this Chuck Lorre comedy features an aging actor and his agent trying to remain in the Hollywood limelight

December 15th

Springsteen on BroadwaySpringsteen’s one-man Broadway show (based on his autobiography) will be released on Netflix the same night his show finishes its Broadway run

Recurring Shows

Along with brand-new shows and movies, the following additional seasons are also Netflix new releases coming in 2018!

  • August 24- Ask the StoryBots (Season 2)
  • August 24- Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Season 3)
  • August 24- Young and Hungry (Season 2)
  • August 28- The Good Place (Season 2)
  • August 31- Ozark (Season 2)
  • August 31- The Comedy Lineup: Part 2
  • Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest (Season 3)
  • September 7- Marvel’s Iron Fist (Season 2)
  • September 14- BoJack Horseman (Season 5)
  • September 14- Ingobernable (Season 2)
  • September 28- Chef’s Table (Season 5)
  • October 26- Castlevania (Season 2)
  • November 2- House of Cards (Season 6)

Netflix New Releases With Uncertain Dates

January 1 saw the biggest influx of Netflix new releases, but new shows and movies will continue to be added throughout the year. Although the majority of Netflix new releases have announced specific release dates, keep watching for release dates for the following shows expected to release in 2018:

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  • Making a Murderer (Season 2)
  • Mindhunter (Season 2)
  • You (Netflix Original series thriller examining the dangers of over sharing on social media)
  • After Life (Netflix Original series starring Ricky Gervais in a dark comedy about a widower who discovers his own special superpower)
  • American Vandal (Season 2)
  • Dogs of Berlin (Season 1 of a German detective series)
  • The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (a DIY series instructing viewers on how to create creepy creatures for the home)
  • Friends From College (Season 2)
  • Generation Q (Season 1 of a French romantic comedy series)
  • Green Eggs and Ham (Season 1 of a show based on the popular Dr. Seuss book)
  • Hache (Season 1- a woman takes charge of a drug-running business in Barcelona)
  • Madam C. J. Walker (This miniseries explores the life of the first female African American millionaire)
  • What/If (A series focusing on the impact of choices starring Renee Zellweger)
  • White Lines (A new mystery series- a woman tries to uncover the truth of her brother’s death 20 years ago)
  • Roma (Netflix Original film by Alfonso Cuaron set in Mexico City in the 1970s)


Some of the most eagerly anticipated shows and films are yet to come- Netflix’s fall and winter lineups feature some of the best in TV series, documentaries, and movies. This year, Netflix has been overwhelmingly focusing on original, unique creations, often blending filmography styles as well as well-known and new actors on screen.

Viewers are especially looking forward to second seasons of some of Netflix’s biggest shows, including Ozark, Mindhunter, and Making a Murderer. Continue to follow to get the most up-to-date information and release dates for your favorite shows and movies!

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