Netflix Preview: What’s coming in 2016

Netflix has recently made itself known within the television industry, blowing its competition away with originals like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. Netflix is about to blow everyone else out of the water yet again. The online streaming giant is set to release a ton of new shows this year as well as renew many of its popular originals. So get ready to spend your weekends binge watching with these upcoming shows.

First up on the list of upcoming original releases on Netflix is Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado, a stand-up comedy show that came out on February fifth. So far the show has received four stars on Netflix. Next up we have yet another stand-up comedy show, Theo Von: No Offense is set to be released on February 26. Also on February 26, Netflix is bringing back everyone’s favorite family in Fuller House. Get ready to see Jesse and the rest of your favorite bunch on your television once again! The show is expected to be a huge success and yet another award winner for Netflix.

Netflix Original, Flaked is set to be released on March 11. The show is a comedy series about a successful self-help guru named Chip, who must work to stay one step ahead of his own lies. The show will feature Ruth Kearney, who will be playing the female lead, a waitress named London who is the center of a love-triangle. The show will also feature actors Will Arnett, David Sullivan, and George Basil.

Yet another stand-up comedy special is slated to premiere on March 18, Jimmy Carr is gracing audiences with Jimmy Carr Funny Business. Marvel’s Daredevil season two, starring Charlie Cox as The Daredevil, is also set to premiere on March 18.

Coming to Netflix on April first is Netflix Original The Ranch, which stars Ashton ““““““““            Kutcher. The Ranch will be set in Colorado and will be about the lives of two brothers trying to run a business. There will be two batches of ten episodes released, the first of which will be released on April first. A new show for the younger audience, Lost and Found Music Studios will also be airing on April first. The show is about a group of young musicians trying to make it in the industry. They are all a part of a unique, elite music program. “They hope to make a passion into a profession.”

Get ready Kimmy Schmidt fans, because season two is coming your way! Netflix has renewed its uniquely funny original series for a second season. Viewers and critics alike are expecting this season to be even better than the last, so buckle in and get ready to see all of your favorite characters back for another round! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will be airing on April 15.

Netflix is bringing in yet another show for the younger audience with Kong: King of the Apes. This show is a more modern take on the classic. It is set in the year 2050, where Kong is a framed fugitive. Kong teams up with three kids in order to save the world from robotic dinosaurs. I’m a little iffy about this one, something about King Kong teaming up with three kids to defeat robotic dinosaurs just doesn’t sit well with me. The show is set to air on April 15.

Next on Netflix’s long list of new stand-up comedy is Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping. Netflix states that the special is Patton Oswalt’s “most upbeat special to date.” The special comes out on April 22. On April 29 the world will be graced with Special Correspondents, starring Ricky Gervais, Eric Bana, and America Ferrera. The show is about a struggling radio journalist and his technician faking frontline war reports from a New York City hideout. This is bound to go over well with audiences everywhere.

Netflix’s new political drama, Marseille is set to air on May 5. The drama will be focused on Robert Taro, a man who has been the mayor of Marseille for 25 years. In the show he faces a merciless election against his young, aggressive former protégé. Coming out the next day, May 6, is season two of Grace & Frankie.

            World Party is coming out on June 3, and on June 17 the long awaited season four of Orange is the New Black is set to premiere on Netflix. Stranger Things is coming out on July 15, Get Down is airing on August 12. A new four part documentary series starring Chelsea Handler will also be airing in 2016, as well as Love, the fourth season of House of Cards, and the second season of Jessica Jones. So my fellow students, get ready to binge watch because 2016 is going to be a busy year for Netflix.