Favorite Netflix Shows That Are Getting Another Season
These days, there are so many Netflix original series that it’s hard to keep track of them all. And it’s even harder to remember which of our favorites will be coming back. The good news is that while the network has made some cancellations recently, many of its best series are still on the air.
Here are some of the best Netflix series that will be coming back to our screens soon, including a forgotten favorite (page 7) and a series that almost didn’t come back (page 10).
1. Stranger Things
The first two seasons of Stranger Things made a few things clear: Fans are hankering for a sci-fi story; nostalgia never goes out of style; and nothing will ever be normal in Hawkins, Indiana. We can expect all of those themes to continue when Stranger Things 3 hits Netflix. The main cast will all be back, along with a few exciting additions.
There’s no official word on when the third season will be released. But production started in spring 2018 — so hopefully it won’t be too long before we see more adventures from the Upside Down.
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2. The Crown
Fans have fallen in love with the intimate look The Crown gives us at Queen Elizabeth II’s life. So it’s no surprise that Netflix hasn’t just greenlit a third season, but are also looking far into the future. All told, The Crown will have six seasons. So we can expect to see much more royal drama in the future.
What will be different for the series’ third season is its cast. A new ensemble of actors will take on the roles as the players move into a new decade. There’s no official premiere date for The Crown’s third season yet.
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3. One Day at a Time
From 1975 to 1984, One Day at a Time was a popular CBS sitcom. Netflix rebooted it, with new characters and new stories, for a 21st-century audience. And so far, the fans that have found it can’t get enough.
They love the nuanced stories about single parenting, depression, and all the stressors that come from everyday life. Their enthusiasm has paid off. Netflix renewed One Day at a Time for a third season, which should premiere in 2018 or 2019.
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4. Your favorite Marvel solo series
Netflix has cornered the market on Marvel TV adaptations. And while the quality of their superhero shows has varied, they’ve all definitely caught fans’ attention.
Netflix has ordered new seasons for The Punisher, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil. So that means we’ll get a lot more of everything we love (and don’t love) for some time to come.
What’s not likely is a Season 2 of The Defenders.
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In a lot of ways, Mindhunter was kind of a sleeper hit on Netflix. Its deep-dive into the origin of criminal profiling (and the term “serial killer”!) is a slow burn. But fans dug the intricate details and creepy aesthetic of the first season. And its intimate, sometimes frightening look into the minds of serial killers was a must-see for true crime fans.
Since Mindhunter ended on a pretty big cliffhanger, it’s good news that we’ll be getting a Season 2.
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6. On My Block
A series about kids growing up in South Central Los Angeles could be pretty dramatic. And On My Block has absolutely had its share of breathtaking, jaw-dropping moments.
But by and large, the coming-of-age story has done a fantastic job of telling its’ characters stories in a way that’s compelling, realistic, engaging, and even funny.
Netflix renewed On My Block for a second season on April 13, 2018.
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7. Making a Murderer
Back in December 2015, Making a Murderer was all anyone could talk about. In the years since, the documentary’s central case has faded a bit from public consciousness. But by all accounts, a follow-up season is still in the works. The filmmakers have been tracking changes in Steven Avery’s case.
And they will hopefully reveal behind-the-scenes insights about Avery and the criminal justice system when the second season drops. In the meantime, a documentary telling the other side of the story could be available soon.
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8. Orange Is the New Black
In theory, Orange Is the New Black will have to end when Piper is finally released on parole. But fans aren’t in any hurry for the series to wrap up — and neither, it seems, is Netflix.
The network renewed the Emmy-winning series for Seasons 6 and 7. And that means plenty more of our favorite convicts and their ongoing feud with their jailers. There’s no official word yet on when the sixth season will pick back up — but it could be as early as June 2018.
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9. Black Mirror
Since Black Mirror made the jump from England’s Channel 4 to Netflix, it’s infused its stories with an even more global paranoia. The anthology series is notorious for making fans question how they interact with not only technology, but their fellow humans. And after a startling fourth season, it will return to tell even more cautionary tales.
We don’t know much yet. But fans of its popular episode “San Junipero” might be pleased to learn it will feature another ‘80s-focused episode.
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10. House of Cards
For a while there, it looked like we might never see the conclusion of House of Cards. Production on the series’ sixth and final season stopped after sexual abuse allegations about its star, Kevin Spacey, came to light.
Netflix decided to soldier on without Spacey. Though Season 6 will be shorter than the previous five, it still promises plenty of political intrigue. Plus, we will get to see Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) take the lead, and finish the political masterminding that her husband started.
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