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Here's Your Guide To 2016's Netflix Originals

2016 is set to be Netflix's biggest ever year, with over 70 original series and films on the way. Here's your guide to the highlights of the streaming service in 2016.



Netflix Original Shows Returning in 2016


Better Call Saul (Season 2)
Season Two of the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series Better Call Saul, consisting of 10 episodes, will premiere exclusively on Netflix on Tuesday 16th February.
Season One found Jimmy stumble upon a large class-action lawsuit, which led to a promising job opportunity at a large firm. Having arrived at a fork in the road, will Jimmy take the straight and narrow path with a safe corporate job or will he fall back into his “Slippin’ Jimmy” con-artist ways?



House of Cards (Season 4)
Frank Underwood has announced his candidacy for president and will stop at nothing to conquer Washington DC in this fourth season of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning political drama. Premieres 4th March.



Marvel’s Daredevil (Season 2)
Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the super hero Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. The comic book adaptation receives a second season in 2016.



Orange is the New Black (Season 4)
A privileged New Yorker ends up in a women’s prison when a past crime catches up with her in this Emmy winning series from the creator of Weeds, returning for a fourth season in 2016.

Marco Polo (Season 2)
Set in a world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry.  Marco Polo is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court. Michelle Yeoh joins the cast for its second season.



Bloodline  (Season 2)
When the black sheep son of a respected family threatens to expose dark secrets from their past, sibling loyalties are put to the test. Bloodline returns in 2016 for a second season.

Grace & Frankie (Season 2)
In Grace and Frankie, Jane Fonda (“Grace”) and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) star as two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, they form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of “family,” with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 2)
When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore. Written by Tina Fey and starring Ellie Kemper, the sitcom returns for a followup season.

Bojack Horseman (Season 3)
Will Arnett voices BoJack, the failed legendary 90's sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom Horsin’ Around, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed for his comeback... The cult animation continues in a third season.

Sense8  (Season 2)
Sense8 is centered around eight characters that live in different cities around the world who experience a violent vision, and soon find themselves mentally connected by this experience. They are suddenly able to see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, and have access to each other's deepest secrets. Not only must these eight adapt to this new ability and to each other, they must figure out what happened and why and what it means for the future of humanity, while being hunted by an organization out to capture, kill or vivisect them. The Wachowski's mind-bending show returns for its second season.

Narcos  (Season 2)
This raw, gritty series chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the many, often-conflicting forces - legal, political, police, military and civilian - that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world's most valuable commodities. The first season proved immensely popular and so it continues in 2016.


Brand New Netflix Originals in 2016

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
The Mortal Instruments didn't quite work out as the big screen franchise originally intended (though we quite enjoyed it) but now Netflix bring it to you in series form, debuting January 13th.



Flaked
Flaked is the serio-comic story of Chip, a celebrated long-time resident of the insular world of Venice, California who falls for the object of his best friend's fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel. Will Arnett plays Chip, a man doing his honest best to stay one step ahead of his own lies. Irish actress Ruth Kearney is announced to play the female lead, a waitress named London who will be the centre of a love triangle.

Fuller House
In the spinoff series, Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron-Bure) recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s three boys — the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson, neurotic 7-year-old Max and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr. Debuts February 26th.



Love
Love follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. Love is said to be an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships. Love is created, written and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin. Debuts February 19th.



The Crown
The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown. The cast includes Claire Foy (BBC's Wolf Hall) as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith (Dr. Who) as Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, and John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill.

The Get Down
The Get Down will focus on 1970s New York City – broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped -- dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco -- told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world...forever. Baz Luhrmann will direct the first two episodes and the season finale.


Netflix Original Films

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon : Sword of Destiny
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny tells an epic story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World. Directed by the renowned martial arts choreographer and director Yuen Wo-Ping, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny stars Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu-Lien and Donnie Yen as Silent Wolf.
Based on the acclaimed novel, Iron Knight, Silver Vase, by Wang Dulu. Debuts February 26th.



Jadotville
A gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, the film thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) by 3000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Guillaume Canet plays a French commander who sought to defeat Quinlan and his men. Directed by Richie Smyth, a well-known commercial and music video director (U2, Bon Jovi, The Verve) and written by Kevin Brodbin (Constantine), Jadotville will be filmed in Ireland and South Africa. “The story of how Pat Quinlan led his troops against an overwhelming force without losing a single man is one of the great stories of the 20th century, and we are proud to be working with such a talented and committed team to bring it to life,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “This film will be an amazing addition to our global original films initiative.”

War Machine
Inspired by the best-selling book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late Michael Hastings, War Machine concerns a four star, “rock star” general (Brad Pitt) whose lethal reputation and impeccable track record vaults him to command the American war in Afghanistan. Determined to win the “impossible” war once and for all with a radical new approach, the general and his motley staff of commanders and press advisers race across the globe navigating delicate international alliances and troop requests, the charged battlefield of Washington politics, the voracious appetite of the media, and the day-to-day management of the war itself – all the while struggling to stay connected to the lives of men and women out in the field.


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