Netflix sets premiere dates for returning favorites, new original programming
(Jan. 18, 2016) – Netflix fans will have plenty of shows to binge-watch this year.
The company announced a slew of premiere dates for its original programming, marking the return of fan favorites like Frank Underwood of House of Cards and the irrepressible Kimmy Schmidt in her sophomore season.
Here’s a look:
Love – February 19: Comedy maestro Judd Apatow has a two-season commitment for this series, which will star Pual Rust and Gillian Jacobs. It promises an “unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships.”
House of Cards Season 4 – March 4: The political saga of Frank and Claire Underwood continues in the fourth season of the popular Netflix show.
Flaked – March 11: Will Arnett of Arrested Development and BoJack Horseman fame will star in this series, which is centered around a “self-appointed guru” who falls in love with his best friend’s crush.
The Ranch – April 1: Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masteron starred together in That 70s Show. This new comedy will reunite the pair, telling the story of two brothers who have to navigate the family business on a Colorado ranch.
Lost & Found Music Studios – April 1: The live action series follows a group of talented teen musicians who struggle to find their “authentic sound and place in the world as they hone their craft at a prestigious music studio.”
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 – April 15: The second season picks up where the first one left off as Kimmy adjusts to life in the outside world after being rescued from a doomsday cult.
Kong: King of Apes – April 15: This children’s animated series is set in 2050 and puts a new spin on King Kong.
Marseille – May 5: A French production (the first for Netflix), the series starring Gerard Depardieu will follow the story of Robert Taro, a longtime mayor who faces a challenge from a young up-and-comer.
Grace and Frankie Season 2 – May 6: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin return for season 2 of this well-received comedy series.
Word Party – June 3: The Jim Henson Company brings this series to Netflix intended to help children build their vocabulary.
Orange Is the New Black Season 4 – June 17: The gang returns for season 4 of the Netflix hit, which has received critical acclaim and is one of the streaming service’s most-watched shows.
Stranger Things – July 15: Winona Rider stars as a single mother in Indiana whose 12-year-old son goes missing. Netflix said the show will involve “top secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.”
The Get Down – August 12: Baz Luhrman, director of Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, is the creator of this musical drama set in the South Bronx in the 1970s. The series is set for a 13-episode run.