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The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020 

Molly Gander
Updated March 30, 2020 1.9k votes 337 voters 13.5k views 85 items

List Rules Vote up the new Netlfix shows you are most excited about binge watching.

These are the best new Netflix originals premiering in 2020, yet another reason to love 2020. Some new Netflix originals in 2020 were expected (or hoped for) last year, but now they're finally finding their way onto the premiere calendar. From a live-action remake of Avatar: The Last Airbender to the much-anticipated adaptation of the Locke & Key comic series by Joe Hill, Netflix has certainly been increasing their output of original series based on cult-favorite properties.

Netflix's 2020 schedule is packed with dramas, sci-fi, action, and comedies that are all great bait for awards; and they must know what they're doing as Netflix has been proving themselves at award shows like the Golden Globes and Emmys. But that doesn't mean they don't also make purely fun shows - Next In Fashion, hosted by Alexa Chung and Queer Eye's Tan France, will be a new competitive reality series for 2020.

From anthologies to horror to video-game inspired shows, there is a Netflix original release for everyone in 2020. Vote up the shows you plan to watch from start to finish as soon as they come out.

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Avatar: The Last Airbend... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix, 2020) is a live-action adaptation of the animated series created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Aang and his friends fight to save the world ...more
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voting closed at #2 Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Horror, Fantasy, Drama

Locke & Key (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series based on the comic book series by Joe Hill. After their father is murdered, three children move into a new home where they ...more

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Ratched is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
Ratched Sarah Paulson, Alice Englert, Rosanna Arquette

Genres (Tv): Drama

Ratched (Netflix, 2020) is an American television series based on Ken Kesey's novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. A young nurse (Sarah Paulson) at mental institution becomes jaded, bitter, ...more
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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
voting closed at #2 Claes Bang, John Heffernan, Dolly Wells

Genres (Tv): Horror, Fantasy

Dracula (Netflix, BBC One, 2019) is a British-American horror-fantasy television limited series based on the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. This retelling of the classic story follows ...more

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Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Thriller

Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago to a ...more

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10 After Midnight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020

Genres (Tv): Horror, Anthology

10 After Midnight (Netflix, 2020) is an American horror anthology television series created by Guillermo del Toro. A collection of the Oscar-winning filmmaker's personally curated stories, ...more
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Cursed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
Katherine Langford

Genres (Tv): Drama

Cursed (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series, based on the illustrated novel of the same name by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. Nimue (Katherine Langford), a teenage heroine with ...more
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Masters of the Universe:... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020

Genres (Tv): Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

Masters of the Universe: Revelation (Netflix) is an American animated television series created by Kevin Smith, continuing the stories from the original 1983 animated TV series He-Man and the ...more
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The One is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
The One

Genres (Tv): Drama, Science Fiction

The One (Netflix) is a British sci-fi television series based on the novel by John Marrs. In the future, where a DNA test can find your perfect partner, people are matched with those genetically ...more
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Jupiter's Legacy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Drama, Superhero

Jupiter's Legacy (Netflix, 2020) is an American superhero television series, based on the eponymous comic series by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. When the world's first generation of ...more
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Age of Samurai: Battle f... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Docuseries

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan (Netflix, 2020) is an American-Canadian documentary series. The show will follow the story of Date Masamune, a notorious samurai known as the ‘One-Eyed Dragon’ ...more
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voting closed at #11 Maxim Roy, Tamara Taylor, J.C. MacKenzie

Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

October Faction (Netflix, 2020) is an American science fiction drama television series, based on the eponymous comic series by Steve Niles and Damien Worm. The series follows the adventures of a ...more

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Unorthodox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
voting closed at #13 Jeff Wilbusch, Amit Rahav, Maria Schrader

Genres (Tv): Drama

Unorthodox (Netflix, 2020) is a German drama television series created by Anna Winger and directed by Maria Schrader based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Feldman. It follows the story ...more

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Space Force is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Space Force (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy television created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carell. The story follows the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services: The ...more
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Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sci-Fi, Action

Pacific Rim (Netflix, 2020) is an American anime series that will expand upon the story of the first two live action movies in the Pacific Rim franchise. A teenage boy and his younger sister ...more
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Cabin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
Bert Kreischer

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Improv

Cabin (Netflix, 2020) is a television improv comedy series starring Bert Kreischer. After years on the grind, Bert Kreischer sets out on a purifying retreat to a remote cabin. But Bert only has ...more
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Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
Patti LuPone, Elizabeth Smidth, Jake Picking

Genres (Tv): Drama

Hollywood (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. The series is a love letter to Tinseltown starring Patti LuPone, Elizabeth Smidth, Jake ...more
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Messiah is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
voting closed at #11 Tomer Sisley, Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller

Messiah (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama-thriller television series created by Michael Petroni. The world reacts to a man in the Middle East claiming to be the Messiah.

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Glitch Techs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
voting closed at #24 Zehra Fazal, Roshon Fegan, Ricardo Hurtado

Genres (Tv): Animation, Kids, Adventure

Glitch Techs (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated television series created by Dan Milano and Eric Robles. Two teens work at a game store as a front for their actual job: Hunting video game ...more

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Queen Sono is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
Kate Liquorish, Shane John Kruger, Natasha Loring

Genres (Tv): Crime, Drama

Queen Sono (Netflix, 2020) is a South African crime drama web television series created by Kagiso Lediga. Queen Sono follows the story of a secret South African clandestine agent who tackles ...more
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The Iliza Shlesinger Ske... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
voting closed at #21 Iliza Shlesinger

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sketch Comedy

The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (Netflix, 2020) is a sketch comedy series from the comedian Iliza Shlesinger.
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Kid Cosmic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020

Genres (Tv): Animated, Kids, Family, Adventure

Kid Cosmic (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated children's series produced by Craig McCracken (“T​he Powerpuff Girls,”​ “Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends"). The show centers on a young ...more
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Fate: The Winx Saga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
Abigail Cowen, Danny Griffin, Hannah van der

Genres (Tv): Drama, Family

Fate: The Winx Saga (Netflix, 2020) is an English-language Italian young adult drama television series based on the animated series Winx Club, created by Iginio Straffi. The story follows Bloom ...more
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Selena: The Series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
Christian Serratos, Ricardo Chavira, Seidy López

Genres (Tv): Biographical

Selena: The Series (Netflix, 2020) is an American biographical drama television series based on the life of Tejano superstar Selena. The series follows the late Tejano singer Selena as her ...more
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Inventing Anna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020
Anna Chlumsky, Julia Garner, Katie Lowes

Genres (Tv): Drama

Inventing Anna (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television limited series created and produced by Shonda Rhimes, based on the New York Magazine article How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s ...more