If you're a regular on Netflix, you'll know the feeling of having nothing new to watch fairly well. It's pretty much the equivalent of standing in front of your wardrobe in the morning, butt-naked, the entirety of your sartorial belongings spread out in front of you, and screaming "I have nothing to wear!"
Thankfully, the streaming giant is tirelessly providing us with fresh content to feast upon — so if you're desperately in need of a new show to sink your teeth into, check out these exciting Netflix newcomers below.
1. Luke Cage – September 30
A part of Netflix's Defenders series based on Marvel Comics, Luke Cage is the obviously badass follow-up to Jessica Jones. Gifted with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage nonetheless takes time to embrace his hero status. But when he does, you'd better not be standing in his way.
2. The Crown – November 4
If you enjoyed the 2010 movie The King's Speech about King George VI, you'll be happy to know that Netflix is now releasing a series about his daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. The Crown follows a young Victoria as she embraces her unexpected new status following her father's death, portraying the challenges of becoming royalty when you're 25 and a woman.
3. Black Mirror – October 21
Even with so few episodes released, Black Mirror is one of the most memorable TV series of all time. While the last season came out in 2013, Netflix picked up the rights to the show to bring us a third season in October.
The different stories play in a dystopian future that yet seems eerily realistic, and all center around technology — the black mirror is the screen. But creator Charlie Brooker explained that technology is "not ever a villain":
"It's always about human failings and messes that technology has helped facilitate."
4. Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life – November 25
Fans of the popular '00s series Gilmore Girls jumped in delight at the news of a Netflix revival. The mini reboot will include four episodes, each focusing on one season of the year in Stars Hollow. Most of the original cast are returning, and the action will take place eight years after the end of Season 7.
5. A Series Of Unfortunate Events – 2016
We can thank Lemony Snicket for disrupting the colorful and cheesy standard of most children's books with A Series of Unfortunate Events. The heroes are three orphaned children named Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, making their way through the world after the death of their parents and trying to escape the murderous plotting of their shady relative Count Olaf (think weird lonely uncle, but surrounded by a bunch of creepy creatures).
While the series is supposed to land on Netflix sometime this year, there's no official release date or trailer yet. In the meantime, you can check out the gorgeous trailer above, courtesy of YouTube user Eleanora Poe.
Which new Netflix show are you most looking forward to? What's your current favorite? Share your recommendations below!