Netflix is gunning hard for your viewership in 2015, rolling out more original programming than ever before. We’ve already had the return of House of Cards and The Fall, but there’s still plenty of Netflix TV series, movies, and comedy specials on the way. So, let’s get right to it. Here’s the rundown of what you can look forward to from the streaming giant for the rest of this year.
Bloodline — March 20: Set in the Florida Keys, this drama centers around a tight-knit family of four adult siblings who must confront some old scars when their estranged brother returns home. The series has some strong creative talent at the helm with Damages co-creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler, and an all-star cast that’s sure to make the network’s jealous with Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, Chloë Sevigny, Sissy Spacek, and Sam Shepard.
Derek: Special — April 3: Derek didn’t exactly pull in the audience its first season, but Ricky Gervais is bringing the 50-year-old retirement home worker back for a one-hour finale special.
Marvel’s Daredevil — April 10: It’s been over a decade since Daredevil had his reputation tarnished by Ben Affleck, so a return to form is certainly in order and the trailer looks very promising. We don’t see the classic red suit yet, but the tone certainly has a gritty feel to it, and based on Marvel’s run of hits lately, this should be another respectable entry.
Chris D’Elia: Incorrigible — April 17: D’Elia is the golden boy of the L.A. comedy scene, and NBC has been pushing hard for him to be their next comedy star, banking on him elevating Undateable out of the ashes that was Whitney. Expect an hour or so of D’Elia making fun of rappers and valley girls in this stand-up special.
Grace and Frankie — May 8: This half-hour comedy series stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda as two women who become frenemies when their husbands leave them for each other. The series has executive producers Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Howard Morris (Home Improvement), and it will be one of the few new shows, streaming or otherwise, with its stars both in their ’70s and navigating their way through old age in the 21st century.
Between — May 21: Imagine a world run by teens. God, what a nightmare, right? That’s more or less what Netflix has in mind with Between, a thriller starring Jennette McCurdy where a mysterious illness has wiped out every living soul over the age of 21 in her small town. McCurdy plays a pregnant teen who tries to get to the root of the disease that killed all the old folks. Netflix also won’t be releasing all the episodes at once for your binge-watching pleasure, but instead will abide by the old network format and release a new episode each week.
Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone and I Feel Fine — May 22: Like her former late night pal, Chelsea Handler, Jen Kirkman is also taking her talents to Netflix with this one-hour special. Kirkman already has two full-length comedy albums, Self Help (2006) and Hail to the Freaks (2011) and a handful of short TV spots, and this should be a nice addition to her budding body of work.
Sense8 — June 5: I’ve got to imagine that Syfy is a least a bit jealous of Netflix over this series, it is a creative effort by the Wachowski siblings after all. The 10-episode series follows eight characters around the globe who share both a mental and emotional connection following a tragic death. The characters struggle to find meaning in their connection while an individual named Jonas tries to unite them, and a villain who goes by Mr. Whispers attempts to hunt them down. The cast includes sci-fi vets Daryl Hannah, Lost’s Naveen Andrews, and Stargate Universe‘s Brian J. Smith.
Orange is the New Black Season — June 12: Netflix’s summertime hit returns with Piper undoubtedly dealing with old problems from the pen as well as finding a set of new ones. It’s also been confirmed that Jason Biggs will not be returning this season.
What Happened, Miss Simone? — June 26: Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus helms this documentary of legendary recording artist and civil rights activist Nina Simone. The musical documentary should be a must-see for fans of Simone and will offer up rare concert footage, diary entries, and interviews with family and collaborators.
Wet Hot American Summer — July 17: The teaser trailer doesn’t offer much of any of the action set to go down at Camp Firewood, but the entire cast is on-board, which is a pretty amazing considering how much busier many of them are these days. In addition to the original cast of camp counselors, we’ll also be seeing John Slattery, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Michaela Watkins, and Randall Park.
Crouching Tiger: The Green Destiny — August 28: This followup to 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will give audiences the choice of sitting on their couch, or paying $15 to watch it at an IMAX theater, as it will be released on both the same day. It’ll be interesting to see whether fans of the highly anticipated martial arts flick opt for couching it or watching the flying kicks on the big screen. Yuen Woo-ping (True Legend) will direct the script by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom), and Michelle Yeoh will reprise his role from the first movie.