Binge-worthy: 6 Netflix Original Series You Shouldn’t Miss This 2020
Gear up for some serious binge-watching!
Anyone subscribed to Netflix would understand the vicious cycle of binge-watching. We hear about a series, give the pilot episode a try, get hooked, and look for the next great show to take for a spin. Those of us who have fallen victim to this pattern are in for an interesting ride this year, what with Netflix promising new titles that are deserving of a spot on our ever-growing watch list.
Ahead, we introduce you to six of the most exciting releases coming up on Netflix this year!
Starring Jade Olieberg, Tobias Kersloot, Lisa Smit
Craving for the next big psychological thriller? Ares is an original, eight-episode horror series based on a secret student society in Amsterdam. To gain wealth and power, Rosa and Jacob joined as new members of a secret fraternity. Slowly, they come to realize that they’ve somehow entered a demonic world. This heart-stopping original series dwells on the supernatural and the secrets of Netherland’s past.
The Healing Powers of Dude
Starring Jace Chapman, Larisa Oleynik, Tom Everett Scott
Fur-parents and animal lovers, be warned: family comedy The Healing Powers of Dude will most definitely steal your heart.
The series focuses on the daily experiences of Noah Ferris, a kid struggling with a social anxiety disorder. After years of homeschooling, he decides to take a leap of faith and gives middle school a chance. To help him get through his new environment and everyday tasks, Noah’s parents get him an emotional support dog named Buddy and the rest, as they say, is history.
Starring Katherine Langford, Daniel Sharman, Devon Terrell
Katherine Langford fans, rejoice: the 13 Reasons Why star is set to play the lead role in a new series based on an Arthurian legend.
In Cursed, Langford portrays Nimue, a teenager destined to become the Lady of the Lake. Months after her mother’s death, she meets a mercenary named Arthur and sets out on a quest to find Merlin and acquire an ancient sword. While on her journey, Nimue faces challenges that drum up her courage, and fights against the Red Paladins and their mad King Uther.
Cursed is set to premiere on Netflix this year!
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
The Jurassic World franchise has only gotten bigger and more dynamic over the years, and 2020 is no exception. This time, the franchise is going completely animated with the premiere of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.
The series follows a group of six teenagers who are granted the opportunity to camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. During their stay, dinosaurs suddenly wreak havoc across the island and prevent them from returning home. To survive, the group needs to come together to get through the many obstacles they’ll face.
Stay tuned for the premiere of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous on Netflix!
Never Have I Ever
Never Have I Ever is a highly anticipated coming of age series inspired by the life of its co-creator, Mindy Kaling. Collaboratively written with Lang Fisher, one of the forces behind hits like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Mindy Project, the show centers around the life of Devi, an overachieving first generation Indian-American teen.
Keep an eye out for the release of Never Have I Ever on Netflix!
Alice in Borderland
Starring Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya
Alice in Borderland started off as a manga and was adapted into an animated series that only got three episodes out to the public. However, Netflix has given the narrative new life with the promise of a live action version set to premiere this year.
The show follows the life of Ryohei Alice, a jobless video-game addict. One day, he sees a strange light and finds himself in an alternate version of Tokyo. Trapped with his two best friends, the three discover that they’ll need to compete in dangerous games to stay alive.
See what’s in store for Ryohei Alice and his friends when Alice in Borderland premieres on Netflix!
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From jaw-dropping thrillers to feel-good flicks, Netflix has produced different kinds of originals to cater to their audience’s unique content preferences. With new shows such as Dracula and The Witcher already taking the world by storm, this much is clear: things are only going to get bigger, better and more exciting.
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