Netflix is throwing the gauntlet in the streaming wars for 2020. Here’s what we are looking forward to binging next year.

Netflix’s Lineup Of New Shows Has Something For Every Age

Netflix is throwing down the gauntlet in the streaming wars for 2020.

Expanding its list of original shows and movies, Netflix is adding to an already stellar lineup.

Money Heist’s success has garnered more international picks, which some old favourites will be getting a modern reboot.

Here’s what we are looking forward to binging next year.

Cursed 

In this updated retelling of the Arthurian legend, teenage heroine Nimue (Katherine Langford) joins forces with the mercenary Arthur on a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword.

We love any reboot that includes a girl taking the lead, and the show’s female perspective provides some welcome dimension to the legend, adding a major The Mists of Avalon vibe.

We plan to catch this one with our tweens and teens.

Ares 

This new psychological thriller series set in Amsterdam presents Ares, a secret student society where best friends Rosa (Jade Olieberg) and Jacob (Tobias Kersloot) surrender to a world of wealth and power.

After a bizarre accident, Rosa realizes they’ve joined a demonic hell built on secrets from Dutch history.

Promising some jump scares, this series may only be appealing to older teenagers.

Ragnarok

This Norwegian original series with supernatural ties revolves around the inhabitants of the fictitious town of Edda, who are perhaps not all they claim to be.

With a recent onslaught of warm winters and violent downpours, the small Norwegian town seems to be headed for another Nordic Ragnarok.

Depicted as a coming-of-age drama, this one may be appealing for the YA crowd.

Ginny & Georgia

This YA series centres around angsty 15-year old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her “irresistible and dynamic” mom Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey).

After years on the run, Georgia hopes to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family a normal life.

Unfortunately, Georgia’s past jeopardizes the endeavour. This YA series might be our new favourite for a girls’ night in with teens.

Spectros 

The eight-episode series written and directed by Douglas Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Horror Story: Coven) juxtaposes a clash between Brazilian folklore and Japanese Shinto spirits in this Brazilian fantasy thriller.

Teen protagonists must be the new hot thing, as this thriller focuses on five teens who are inexplicably attracted to the supernatural.

Unorthodox 

Based on the New York Times-bestselling memoir of the same name by Deborah Feldman, Unorthodox follows a Jewish woman who rejects her radical Hasidic upbringing and flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage in Brooklyn.

Her past catches up with her as she follows the dark trails to uncover the dangerous mysteries of her family’s past.

Some of the themes of this series may be a little mature for teenagers

Into the Night

In this Belgian original sci-fi series from the producer of Narcos and Scandal, a sudden solar event forces passengers on an overnight flight from Brussels to use their wit to survive as our local star inexplicably starts killing everything in its path.

Definitely a late-night, kids are in bed series.

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous 

This new animated series follows a group of six teenagers attending an adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar.

When dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers must band together in order to survive. 

Scott Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lane Lueras (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) serve as showrunners and executive producers.

The series is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Colin Trevorrow.

We suspect it will impossible to tear our dinosaur-loving crew away from the TV. 

Reality Z

Reality Z is a Brazilian adaptation of Charlie Brooker’s British horror series Dead Set.

An ode to horror, humour, and pop culture, the show narrates in five episodes a zombie apocalypse that imprisons participants and producers of a fictional reality show Olimpo, the House of the Gods during its elimination night.

We’re hoping for a Brazillian Shaun of the Dead.

Ratched

This new series from Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) tells the origin story of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest villain Nurse Ratched (Sarah Paulson).

The story begins in 1947, following Ratched’s journey and evolution from simple nurse to a full-fledged monster.

This series falls solidly into the “after the kids are in bed” timeslot.

Trash Truck

Trash Truck is an animated series in production from Max Keane (Dear Basketball).

Six-year-old Hank and his best buddy – a honking, snorting trash truck – go on lots of fun adventures, from learning to fly to visiting the dentist.

Trash Truck promises to be a hit with the nursery school crowd.

Kid Cosmic

Kid Cosmic is an animated series created by Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends).

The show is about a young boy who stumbles across cosmic stones of power and subsequently acquires superpowers.

Unfortunately, the reality of being a hero doesn’t match the fantasy of being a hero.

Another series from Netflix aiming for family programming, the Kid Cosmic series looks like a lot of fun.

What new Netflix shows are you looking forward to watching next year?

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