Netflix release dates 2020: all the major upcoming TV shows and films revealed

There's plenty more Netflix content just around the corner, including returning series and big talent movies


Building on its already extensive library, streaming giant Netflix is set to add even more exciting film and TV shows to its platform in 2020.


From the return of popular dramas Narcos: Mexico, Better Call Saul and Ozark to movies like To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You, plus brand-new series such as The Letter for the King, here’s our guide to everything big expected from Netflix this year…


24th February

Better Call Saul: season 5 The final season of the Breaking Bad spin-off will begin its weekly release schedule, ending the story of television’s resident seedy lawyer Saul Goodman

27th February

Altered Carbon season 2  The sci-fi series follows a future world where humans have become immortal thanks to technology that allows their consciousness to transfer from one body (or sleeve, as they’re called) to the next. Season one star Joel Kinnaman is set to be replaced by Captain America actor Anthony Mackie

28th February

All the Bright Places Elle Fanning stars in this adaptation of Jennifer Niven’s novel in which two teenagers wish to escape from small-town Indiana


Elite season 3 Viewers can return to Las Encinas with the Spanish school thriller set to return this month (exact date TBC)

5th March

Castlevania season 3 A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly beasts controlled by Dracula himself. Inspired by the classic video games.

6th March

Paradise PD season 2 An eager young rookie joins the ragtag small-town police force led by his dad as they bumble, squabble and snort their way through a big drug case.

The Protector season 3 Discovering his ties to a secret ancient order, a young man living in modern Istanbul embarks on a quest to save the city from an immortal enemy.

13th March

Kingdom season 2 In this South Korean series, when strange rumours about their ill king grip a kingdom, the crown prince becomes their only hope against a mysterious plague overtaking the land.

The Letter for the King Based on the bestselling Dutch novel of the name by Tonke Dragt, Netflix’s latest fantasy adaptation is a coming-of-age story with a mystical twist unfolding in a medieval kingdom

27th March

Ozark season 3 Jason Bateman’s dark turn as financial-planner-turned-drugs-lord Marty Byrde will return in a highly anticipated third season

3rd April

Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) season 4 The hugely popular Spanish crime drama is back

24th April

After Life season 2 We can look forward to the second run of Ricky Gervais’s dark and heartwarming comedy landing soon.

Also expected to arrive on Netflix in 2020…

The Boys in the Band Following a successful Broadway revival in 2018, the 1968 play is adapted for screen with many of its stage cast reprising their roles – including The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons

Bridgerton – The drama will portray the romance novels of Julia Quinn, which revolve around a well-to-do family in Regency-era London

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7  NYPD’s 99th police department will return once again to as solve crime, catch bad guys and get up to all sorts of antics in their free time

Cursed Based on the forthcoming illustrated novel of the same name by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler, this new take on the Arthurian legend follows teen heroine Nimue

David Attenborough: a Life on Our Planet The celebrated naturalist reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime and the devastating changes he has seen – expected in the spring

The Devil All the Time A psychological thriller set in 1960s Ohio, the latest film from Antonio Campos follows a collection of disturbed people coming to terms with the damages of The Second World War. The impressive ensemble cast boasts Riley Keogh, Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland among its stars

The Dig An impressive cast – including Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James – star in this drama about a widow who finds hidden riches on her property

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

The End of the F***ing World season 2 Having already aired on Channel 4 to critical acclaim, the dark comedy-drama will soon land on Netflix

The English Game  Any idea of how football actually started? You will do after watching this sport-centred drama, penned by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.

Eurovision Will Ferrell comedy that pokes fun at the Eurovision Song Contest, as two Icelandic singers are given the chance to represent their country

Good Girls season 3 The comedy-drama about three moms-turned-criminals is set to return for a third run

The Haunting of Bly Manor  An all-new story from the creators of Hill House, the show will focus on an entirely new family – and haunting

Jingle Jangle A Christmas musical about a toymaker and his granddaughter who construct a magical invention with potentially life-changing consequences

The Last Thing He Wanted Dee Rees follows the excellent Mudbound with a second Netflix film, this time a political thriller about a journalist who stops her coverage of the 1984 presidential election to care for her father. The cast includes Anne Hathaway, Willem Dafoe and Ben Affleck

The Old Guard Comic-book adaptation from Gina Prince-Blythewood that follows a captain leading a small group of soldiers working as mercenaries through the ages

Queer Eye season 5 After venturing to Japan, the fab five are back for a full series set in Philadelphia

The Prom Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy makes his first feature film for Netflix, based on the popular Broadway musical of the same name

Rebecca High Rise director Ben Wheatley provides his take on the classic Daphne du Maurier thriller, with a cast including Lily James and Armie Hammer

Space Force A comedy created by The Office US stars Greg Daniels and Steve Carrell, Space Force will follow a group of people tasked to establish the sixth branch of the US armed services, Space Force

The Umbrella Academy season 2 The dysfunctional family of superheroes will return after an explosive first season cliffhanger

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Interactive Special Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in this special choose-your-own-adventure episode

Welcome to Sudden Death A remake of the 1995 Jean-Claude Van Damme terrorist thriller with Michael Jai White in the lead role

The Willoughbys Animated feature based on Lois Lowery’s children book of the same name. Ricky Gervais and Maya Rudolph are amongst those lending their voices to the film

Wonderland New mystery film from Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon, Lone Survivor)  based on a novel by Ace Atkins. Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke and Alan Arkin star


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