Netflix release dates 2021 – what’s coming up this year

From new Riverdale, Sex Education to All the Boys 3, here's everything you need to know about the titles coming to Netflix in 2021.

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With the car crash that has been 2020 now in the past and a more hopeful 2021 well underway, we have more Netflix exclusives on the way – many many more in fact!


There is Pieces of a Woman which stars The Crown‘s Vanessa Kirby and we recently had more of the smash hit Cobra Kai after its move from YouTube to Netflix.  There is also The Dig starring Ralph Fiennes and a brand new series in Inventing Anna, 2021 on Netflix is going to bigger than ever.

While many of 2021’s titles don’t yet have confirmed release dates, we’re expecting to see a number of familiar shows return next year, from comedy hit Sex Education to horror-thriller You.

Here’s everything we know so far about Netflix’s 2021 titles and their release dates.

5th March

Nevanke: Breaking the Silence Crime documentary about Nevenka Fernandez and the severe backlash she faced for speaking out about sexual assault in 2000

10th March

Last Chance U: Basketball Docuseries following the East Los Angeles College Huskies basketball team

Marriage or Mortgage: “A real estate agent and a wedding planner go head to head to win the hearts, minds, and budgets of spouses to be”

12th March

The One A new science fiction show about a company that can find your perfect partner through your DNA

Paradise PD Season 3 The town of Paradise PD recovers from Fitz’s schemes as the adult animated comedy makes a return

Yes Day Jennifer Garner and Edgar Ramirez star in this film about two parents who commit to saying yes to every request their children have – a spiritual sequel to Yes Man then

15th March

The Lost Pirate Kingdom A documentary series about the real-life Pirates of the Caribbean? Count us in!

Zero Chill Teen ice skating drama series

16th March

Formula One: Drive to Survive season 3 Another helping of the behind-the-scenes motoring documentary series

Waffles + Mochi A cooking show with none other than former first lady Michelle Obama!

17th March

Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case A docuseries focusing on the case of a Belgian politician accused of killing his wife.

19th March

Country Comfort A new comedy drama about an aspiring country singer who becomes a nanny for the five children of a cowboy.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive Season 3 The racing documentary returns for a third season.

26th March

The Irregulars Sherlock’s street sidekicks take centre stage in this new supernatural series

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The cast of The Irregulars (Netflix)

28th March

Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 7 The seventh run of the smash-hit cop comedy reaches the streamer

1st April

Worn Stories Series adapted from Emily Spivack’s New York Times bestselling book that offers new ways to think about our clothes, our selves and our shared human experiences

9th April

Thunder Force Superhero comedy movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer

23rd April

Shadow and Bone Fantasy drama based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling Grishaverse novels, starring newcomer Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov

7th May

Jupiter’s Legacy Superhero drama based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely

Leslie Bibb, Josh Duhamel and Ben Daniels in Jupiter's Legacy (Netflix)
Leslie Bibb, Josh Duhamel and Ben Daniels in Jupiter’s Legacy (Netflix)

14th May

Selena: the Series The second part of the biopic about Selena Quintanilla is on the way in May

The Woman in the Window Thriller starring Amy Adams and Gary Oldman

21st May

Army of the Dead Directed by Zack Snyder, this zombie action heist stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick and Tig Notaro as a group of mercenaries trying to pull off their greatest mission yet in zombie-infested Las Vegas

26th May

Baggio: the Divine Ponytail Sports documentary on Italian footballer Roberto Baggio

Also expected to arrive in 2021…

Angry Birds: Summer Madness A new series based on the world of Angry Birds arrives in 2021, following much-loved birds Red, Bomb and Chuck

Apollo 10 1/2: a Space Age Adventure From Richard Linklater, this animated film starring Jack Black tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from the perspectives of the astronaut and an excited kid living near NASA

Diana: a New Musical Expected to premiere in early 2021, a filmed version of this Broadway musical about the life of Princess Diana is arriving on Netflix

Elite season 4 The fourth series of Netflix’s Spanish teen thriller is predicted to arrive next year after being renewed back in May.

Gone for Good Based on the Harlan Coben book, this Netflix adaptation follows Guillaume Lucchesi (Finnegan Oldfield) as he tries to find his missing partner Judith 10 years after a tragedy involving the death of his first love and his brother

Inventing Anna Based on Jessica Pressler’s New York Magazine feature on real-life con-artist Anna Delvey, this Netflix series stars Julia Garner as the apparent German heiress who convinced New York high society she was rich as she stole from them

Love Is Blind season 2 Netflix renewed this experimental dating show for two more series back in March, with the second series predicted to arrive at some point in 2021.

Lost in Space season 3 The third and final season of this underrated sci-fi gem was announced some time ago and filming has now completed. Expect this to land before the year is out.

The Netflix Afterparty A new weekly comedy show hosted by London Hughes, Fortune Feimster and David Spade will focus on one of the latest Netflix films or TV shows of the moment, featuring interviews, pop culture discussions and sketches

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Based on the best-selling game series, this original CG anime series is set to focus on two popular characters – Leon S Kennedy and Claire Redfield


Sex Education season 3 Following COVID-related filming delays, Sex Education’s third season is now finally in production, with Otis and the gang set to return at some point next year.

You season 3 The creepy Joe Goldberg, played by Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley, will be back for a third outing next year, this time with murderous girlfriend Love (Victoria Pedretti)

2021’s significant releases so far…

1st January

Cobra Kai season 3 Season three of the Karate Kid spin-off lands on Netflix, following Johnny Lawrence 34 years after the events of the first film (pulled forward from original 8th January release date)

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 A brand-new line-up of wannabe drag superstars vie for the title (episodes weekly)

RuPaul's Drag Race (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Netflix)

We Can Be Heroes Directed by Spy Kids’ Robert Rodriguez, We Can Be Heroes follows the children of superheroes, who are whisked into protection by the government after alien invaders kidnap their parents. With Pedro Pascal, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christian Slater and Adriana Barraza

7th January

Pieces of a Woman Starring Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf, this film follows a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood when a home birth ends in unimaginable tragedy

15th January

Disenchantment Part 3 Matt Groening’s medieval adventure story returns for a third run

21st January

Riverdale season 5 While the upcoming series opens with Archie and friends attending prom, we’re then expecting to jump seven years into the future to see where the Riverdale High students ended up

22nd January

Fate: the Winx Saga Based on popular animated series Winx Club, this Netflix original drama follows five fairies at a magical boarding school where they must learn to master their powers

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 2 The animated spin-off from the mega film franchise gets a second outing as the adventures continue for the central group of friends

The White Tiger Based on the Aravind Adiga New York Times bestseller, this film starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas follows Balram Halwai’s (Adarsh Gourav) darkly humorous rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur

26th January

Snowpiercer season 2 Second run of the post-apocalyptic sci-fi series (episodes weekly)

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The cast of Snowpiercer (Netflix)

29th January

The Dig This period drama starring Ralph Fiennes, Lily James and Cary Mulligan follows a wealthy widow, who hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate as the Second World War looms

10th February

News of the World Tom Hanks stars in this western about a Civil War veteran who undertakes a dangerous journey across Texas to deliver an orphaned girl to a new home

12th February

To All the Boys: Always and Forever Third title in the romantic film franchise, also based on a book by Jenny Han

17th February

Behind Her Eyes Based on Sarah Pinborough’s novel of the same name, Simona Brown stars as a single mother who has an affair with her psychiatrist boss (Tom Bateman) before befriending his wife Adele (Eve Hewson)

23rd February

Pele Documentary delving into the retired Brazilian footballer’s stellar career – and the turbulent political background against which it was carved

24th February

Ginny & Georgia Drama series following a single mother and her daughter, whom she had when she was 15 years old

3rd March

Moxie Amy Poehler co-stars in and directs this coming-of-age comedy

4th March

Pacific Rim: the Black season 1 Anime cartoon series based on the Pacific Rim movies


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