Netflix Announces 58 New Originals for Streaming!

Good news for cord cutters who love streaming movies – Netflix has committed to nearly 60 new original shows! This means great streaming opportunities for you and your entire family!

For those with streaming devices, Netflix already is an amazing place to enjoy great entertainment. The company already offers some amazing original programming including House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Streaming fans who love Netflix originals might also like to hear that Netflix recently confirmed 58 new original shows in addition to the ones it currently offers! This represents a $6 billion investment in new original content, sources say.

After perusing the upcoming titles of Netflix originals, I’m pleased to see a handful of reboots from my generation. Granted, I’m always a tad bit suspicious of remakes, since they sometimes fail to capture the magic of the original, but I always give directors points for trying. In the animation category, Netflix wants to bring Stretch Armstrong to today’s generation. As a kid growing up in the 1970s, I used to have a Stretch Armstrong action figure, so it will be interesting to see how he’ll be portrayed as a cartoon hero.

Another reboot is Voltron: Legendary Defender. By the time this popular anime came to America in 1984, I was a little old for cartoons. My younger siblings and cousins loved it though, so I would use the power of this mighty robot to pacify these youngsters whenever my parents wrangled me into babysitting. It meant missing my beloved MTV but it was well worth it for the relative peace and quiet that Voltron brought to a house filled with rowdy Ribner children. I’ll be interested to see if my sons will take a fancy to the new-and-improved Voltron.

Cord cutters and streaming fans have a lot to look forward to this summer. All told, of the 58 new Netflix originals, there are 17 animation, 23 drama, and 11 comedies among them. There are some science fiction and foreign language original shows as well. And who knows what other great original programming Netflix has yet to announce? If you’re into streaming movies, Netflix is a great place to be!

Here is a look at the 58 confirmed Netflix originals and their scheduled release dates, where available:

Animation: Release Date:
Voltron: Legendary Defender June 10, 2016
Justin Time: The New Adventures June 24, 2016
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh July 29, 2016
Beat Bugs Animation August 2016
Kulipari: Army of Frogs Summer 2016
Lalaloopsy Fall 2016
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and Jane 2016
Trollhunters Animation 2016
Bottersnikes and Gumbles 2016
True and the Rainbow Kingdom 2017
Stretch Armstrong TBA
Winx Club Wow: World of Winx Early 2016
Cirque du Soleil – Luna Petunia Late 2016
Buddy Thunderstruck 2017
Las Leyendas 2017
Green Eggs and Ham 2018
Perfect Bones TBA
Comedy: Release Date:
A Series of Unfortunate Events 2016
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2016
Haters Back Off 2016
Santa Clarita Diet 2017
Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later 2017
Easy Comedy TBA
One Day at a Time TBA
#Girlboss TBA
Maniac Dark TBA
Crazy Face 2017
Drama: Release Date:
The Crown November 4, 2016
The OA 2016
Frontier 2016
Ozark 2017
Gypsy 2017
Dear White People 2017
El Chapo 2017
13 Reasons Why TBA
Mindhunter TBA
Kiss Me First TBA
Untitled Series – Operation Car Wash TBA
Educational: Release Date:
Julie’s Greenroom 2017
Foreign Language Release Date:
3% (Portuguese) 2016
Ingobernable (Spanish) 2016
Suburra (Italian) 2017
Dark (German) 2017
Untitled Netflix Original (Spanish) 2017
Edha (Spanish) 2017
Musical Drama: Release Date:
The Get Down August 12, 2016
Reality TV Release Date:
Ultimate Beastmaster TBA
Police Procedural: Release Date:
Captive TBA
Science Fiction/Drama Release Date:
Stranger Things July 15, 2016
Lost in Space Early 2017
Black Mirror (Season 3) TBA
Altered Carbon TBA
The Greenhouse TBA
Travelers TBA
Superhero: Release Date:
Marvel’s Luke Cage September 30, 2016
Marvel’s Iron Fist 2017
Marvel’s The Punisher 2018

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Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.