Get Ready To Binge-Watch These Netflix Originals That Are Coming in 2020
With the weather cooling down the need to go outside is getting to be less and less. The good news is that Netflix is there for our binge-watching needs! With 2020 right around the corner, that means new shows and movies are going to be added to the popular streaming service.
We’re focusing on Netflix originals that are going to be released come the New Year. You’re not going to want to miss out on the emotional roller coaster that many of these shows are going to put you through!
The Kissing Booth 2
The young adult romantic comedy, The Kissing Booth, premiered on Netflix in 2018, and it turns out that it was good enough to deserve a sequel film. The original movie’s plot revolves around an unexpected romance between a low-on-the-totem-pole high school girl and the popular boy.
We don’t know much about the sequel’s script, just that some new faces are going to join the cast alongside Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney, and Molly Ringwald. There hasn’t been an official movie release date, but the film is said to be slated for a 2020 release on Netflix.
Love. Wedding. Repeat
This Netflix original is actually a remake of a popular 2012 French romantic comedy. Love. Wedding. Repeat is going to star Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn, and Eleanor Tomlinson. The premise of the film centers around Jack (Claflin) as he tries to juggle a variety of issues going on during his sister’s wedding day.
The film reportedly has three alternative versions of the same wedding, meaning the film is bound to take the audience on a wild ride! The movie is written by Death at a Funeral writer, Dean Craig. It’s safe to say that this movie is going to be full of good humor!
Operation Christmas Drop
Calling all Vampire Diaries fans, Kat Graham is set to star in the Netflix original movie Operation Christmas Drop opposite Alexander Ludwig. The film, named after the United States Air Force training mission, follows a U.S. Air Force captain and a congressional aide.
The conflict is that the aide has been instructed to shut down the tropical base that the captain calls home. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to wait a little while for this romantic comedy, as it is not set to air on Netflix until 2020. Seeing these two play each other’s romantic interests is sure to be worth the wait!
Madam CJ Walker
Madam CJ Walker is a television series that revolves around a United States African-American female who becomes a self-made millionaire. Did we mention that she’s the first to do so? The series is based on the biography “On Her Own Ground,” and is going to star Octavia Spencer, Carmen Ejogo, Blair Underwood, Tiffany Haddish, among other stars.
The film will tell Madam CJ Walker’s story of how she became a pioneer and mogul for African-American hair care products. This drama is going to showcase the hardships Walker had to overcome in order to become America’s first African-American self-made female millionaire.
If you enjoy Alfred Hitchcock movies you’re in for a treat with the Rebecca adaptation that is coming to Netflix in 2020. The film is going to star Lily James and Armie Hammer, a newlywed couple based off of the 1938 gothic novel, “Rebecca.” The romantic thriller is going to follow Mrs. de Winter through her new marriage to Maximillian.
The new marriage is blissful at first, but Mrs. de Winter quickly realizes that there is no escaping the ghost of Maximillian’s first wife, Rebecca, whose cause of death was never determined. Doesn’t anyone else wish this movie was coming out during Halloween?
The Netflix original Windfall is scheduled to air in 2020, starring Camila Mendes, Jessie Usher, Cam Gigandet, Jamie Chung, and more. The story follows a young married couple, Katie and Adam as they try to make a successful life for themselves. The kicker is that Katie leaves her medical profession dreams at the door in support of her husband’s own ambitions.
Somehow, they land in the middle of a criminal investigation. We just can’t wait to see why the two young people are being questioned by the cops! Guess we’re all going to have to wait until the film airs.
The Willoughbys is a film adaptation of the book written by Lois Lowry, the author of “The Giver” and “Number the Stars.” The story follows the four Willoughby children as they try to adapt their old-fashioned upbringing to better navigate through the modern world after being abandoned by their selfish parents.
The animated film is going to star the voices of Ricky Gervais, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Martin Short, Alessia Cara, and Jane Krakowski. Oh, and the writer and director of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is taking care of the script, so it’s bound to be the best type of sarcastic.
Kid Cosmic is an animated series that follows a young boy who dreams of becoming a hero. The only problem is that when he stumbles across five cosmic stones of power, his dreams come true, but it’s not what he was expecting. The reality of being a hero versus the fantasy of being a hero is entirely different! Something smells like the Avenger’s Infinity Stones to us.
The Powerpuff Girls‘ Craig McCracken is creating the series, so it’s bound to be an adventure-packed story with subtle adult humor.
Trash Truck centers around Hank, “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.” Illustrators Glen Keane and Gennie Rim are teaming up to bring Hank and his truck to life for us on the small screen, while Max Keane produces.
Although we’re not yet sure who is going to be voicing the two best friends, we’re looking forward to the casting! Even if you’re not a huge animation lover, this story is a good reminder that no adventure is too big when you have your best friend by your side.
All The Bright Places
Get your tissues ready for this Netflix original movie. All The Bright Places is a dramatic story of two young people, Violet and Theodore, who meet and change each other’s lives. While struggling to live with scars of their past, Violet and Theo learn to enjoy even the smallest of moments, learning that they can mean something.
The film is based on the novel, “All the Bright Places,” by Jennifer Niven, of which has been highly praised for its accurate portrayal of mental illness. Hopefully, the film does it justice. The heartfelt film is set to release in 2020.
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is set to be the second installment in the To All the Boys film series. The original Netflix teen rom-com series is based on the best selling YA novel “P.S. I Still Love You” by Jenny Han and stars Noah Centineo and Lana Condor.
The sequel is set to release in time for Valentine’s day in 2020. From what’s been announced, it sounds like the next installment is going to loosely follow the plot line of the book series. So, if you haven’t read it already, go grab the Han series before the next movie is released!
The Last Thing He Wanted
The Netflix original political thriller movie, The Last Thing He Wanted, has a star-studded cast with Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willem Dafoe, Rosie Perez, and Toby Jones. Based on the book “The Last Thing He Wanted” by Joan Didion, the plot follows a journalist who quits her job in order to broker an arms deal in Central America. Talk about a change in career paths!
The film was originally supposed to be released in 2019 but was later moved to a 2020 air date. As one of the most highly anticipated independent films, we are more than a little excited!
Fate: The Winx Saga
Abigail Cowen is set to star in the live-action young adult series Fate: The Winx Saga. The series is inspired by the Italian animated franchise about a coming-of-age journey of five unlikely friends attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld. Cowen plays one of the main characters, Bloom, and the audience is going to watch as she and her friends learn to master their powers while navigating this thing called life.
If you’re a fan of the Vampire Diaries, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, or any other fantasy YA television series, be sure to keep March 20, 2020, free for the first episode!
Jupiter’s Legacy focuses on the world’s first generation of superheroes, of whom all gained their powers in the 1930s. Fast forward to the present day, and we have a show that follows around an elderly statesman of the hero world a well as their children. Leslie Bibb, Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Andrew Horton, Elena Kampouris, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter are all set to star in the drama.
Mark Millar debuted “Jupiter’s Legacy” in comics in 2013, with the help of artist Frank Quietly, and from it is starting up a “Millarworld Universe.” Needless to say, we’re excited to see how it scales up next to the MCU.
The eight-part psychological horror, Ares, is Netflix’s first Dutch original series. The show centers around two best friends who enter the world of Ares, a secret student society in the heart of Amsterdam. The friends, Rosa and Jacob, submit to the underground world of wealth and power, but slowly start to realize that they’ve fallen into a demonic place, built on secrets from the Netherlands’ past.
If you’re a thrill-seeker and don’t mind jumping off of the couch while you’re watching TV, be sure to mark the 2020 release date for Ares on your calendar! We know we are.
The Devil All The Time
The psychological thriller, The Devil All The Time, has a star-studded cast. The film will star Bill Skarsgard, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pattinson, Haley Bennett, and more. We’re not even sure if this cast is fair! The film is going to follow a group of strangers throughout the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s in their hometown of Knockemstiff, Ohio, which is “a forgotten backwoods, where a storm of faith, violence, and redemption brews.”
The non-linear story is going to focus on a bullied kid who learns when to take action, a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher, and a corrupt local sheriff.
In Norse mythology, Ragnarok is a series of events that include a great battle, natural disasters, and the entire submission of the world in water. It makes sense the Norwegian Netflix original, Ragnarok, based its premise around the original lore, but the writers are putting a bit of a different spin on the myth.
The show is said to be a coming-of-age drama set in the fictitious town of Edda, following the story of the inhabitants who are perhaps not all they claim to be. The show sounds interesting, as they are alluding to climate change as the cause of another Ragnarok — melting poles, warm winters, violent downpours.
Some people are calling The Witcher Netflix’s answer to the popular Game of Thrones series. The story follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a monster hunter who kills mythical creatures for a bounty. The character is cynical, but he does reluctantly help people in need during his journey across the fictional land of The Continent.
The show is an adaptation of a popular book series/video game/comic book, meaning it has multiple platforms to take ideas from. The series is set to release sometime in 2020. So, make sure you keep an out because The Witcher is coming!
Over The Moon
Over the Moon is a musical adventure about a girl who builds a rocket ship and blasts off to the moon in hopes of meeting a legendary moon goddess. Glen Keane will direct the film out of Pearl Studio’s in Shanghai, and it’s not like he doesn’t have the resume to back it up! Keane is responsible for The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Dear Basketball animations.
“I am powerfully drawn to characters who believe the impossible is possible,” said Keane. The film is meant to release in China in 2020 and then by Netflix around the world.
Unorthodox is just that, a very unorthodox-type miniseries. The show is going to be a combination of the Yiddish and English language and is considered to be a German series. Based off of the novel by Deborah Feldman, Unorthodox tells the story of a young ultra-orthodox Jewish woman as she flees her arranged marriage and religious community in New York. She then finds herself in Berlin to start a new life.
“‘Unorthodox’ explores female emancipation, identity, and sexuality through the prism of a unique young woman’s experience,” says the shows leading lady Maria Schrader. This miniseries is bound to be an emotional rollercoaster!