Netflix Originals Release Dates: 2017 To Be Decided (Continued)

First They Killed My Father

2017 TBD: First They Killed My Father [Movie]

“Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.”

Directed by Angelina Jolie and based on Loung Ung’s book “First They Killed My Father”.

Flaked

2017 TBD: Flaked Season 2

“Arnett’s deeply personal Venice, California dramedy centers on a self-appointed “guru” named Chip (Arnett) who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination, London (Kearney). But it didn’t take long for the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety to unravel.”

The Will Arnett comedy is returning for a second season. Co-written by creators Arnett and his pal Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret), with Ben Silverman, manager-producer Peter Principato and Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz serving as executive producers. Arnett stars alongside  David Sullivan, Ruth Kearney and George Basil.

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2017 TBD: Free Rein: Season 1 [Kid’s Show]

“From Lime Pictures (an All 3 Media company) comes Free Rein, a coming-of-age story about an American teenager, Zoe, and her summer of intrigue in the English countryside. During her stay at Bright Field Stables, 15-year-old Zoe’s life changes forever when she meets the mysterious horse Raven, whose friendship gives Zoe the strength to deal with issues and explore new relationships. Faced with personal and physical challenges at every turn, Zoe’s inspirational journey will show audiences that life is all about failing – and learning to pick yourself up again.”

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2017 TBD: Friends From College Season 1

A group of friends from Harvard played by Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marianne) are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another Friends from College is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.The series is executive produced by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, Neighbors: Sorority Rising, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), who also directed all eight episodes. Francesca Delbanco serves as an EP and writer.

Gerald's Game Mike Flanagan

2017 TBD: Gerald’s Game [Movie]

“While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame.”

Oculus and Ouija: Origin of Evil director Mike Flanagan takes on the Stephen King book, starring Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel.

Steven Soderbergh

2017 TBD: Godless

“The period drama centers on Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels), a menacing outlaw who is terrorizing the West as he hunts down Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell), his son-like partner turned mortal enemy. While Roy hides at Alice Fletcher’s (Michelle Dockery) ranch, Frank’s chase leads him to the quiet town of La Belle, N.M. — which is mysteriously made up of entirely women.”

The western mini-series Godless features Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery and Jack O’Connell. Steven Soderbergh, Scott Frank and Casey Silver are executive producers, and Frank serves as both writer and director on the project.

Greenhouse Academy

2017 TBD: Greenhouse Academy Season 1 [Kid’s Show]

“The Greenhouse is a live action, suspenseful drama series set in an elite boarding school in Southern California called “The Greenhouse.” Students are divided into two rival houses that must join forces to conquer challenges when an evil plot is uncovered. Paula Yoo (West Wing, Defiance, Eureka) is adapting with showrunner Giora Chamizer, who wrote and created the original series. Nutz Productions, a subsidiary company of Ananey Communications, will produce the series for Netflix.”

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2017 TBD: Gypsy Season 1

“Therapist Jean Holloway becomes too immersed in the lives of her patients.” The 10-episode one-hour dramatic thriller series was created by Lisa Rubin and stars Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup and more. Naomi Watts stars in Gypsy as Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. Liza Chasin and Lisa Rubin serve as executive producers, with Rubin also serving as writer. Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) is directing the first two episodes of the series.

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2017 TBD: Handsome [Movie]

Handsome is a Columbo-style mystery comedy film written by Andrea Seigel (Laggies) and Jeff Garlin (Curb Your EnthusiasmThe Goldbergs), and directed by and starring Garlin. “LA homicide detective Gene Handsome tries to make sense of his life as he solves crime. He’s really good at one of those.”

The film also stars Christine Woods (Hello Ladies, Perfect Couples), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black), Amy Sedaris (Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtBoJack Horseman), Steven Webber (Wings, Studio 60, iZombie), Eddie Peppitone (Comedy Bang! Bang!Love), and Leah Remini (King of Queens). David Miner (Master of NoneUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Vern Davidson (The Goldbergs), and Garlin are producers on the film.

Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

2017 TBD: Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On [Documentary TV Series]

“Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On tells personal stories about people whose lives are affected by the explosion of the Internet where pornography, dating apps and virtual relationships are all just a click away. The series explores the intersection of sex and technology telling stories of intimacy, connection, disconnection, self-promotion, race and gender politics. How is establishing sexual relationships through screens now rewiring us in fundamental ways?”

Produced by Rashida Jones, Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, the series is an extension of the feature documentary Hot Girls Wanted, which premiered at Sundance in 2015.

Jessica Williams in The Incredible Jessica James

2017 TBD: The Incredible Jessica James

“Jessica Williams (“The Daily Show”) stars as a young, aspiring playwright in New York City who is struggling to get over a recent breakup. She is forced to go on a date with the recently divorced Boone, played by Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and the unlikely duo discover how to make it through the tough times in a social media obsessed post-relationship universe. Lakeith Stanfield (FX’s “Atlanta”, Straight Outta Compton) and Noël Wells (Netflix’s “Master of None”) co-star. The film was written and directed by Jim Strouse and produced by Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside. Jessica Williams and Kerri Hundley serve as executive producers.”

The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, you can read our Incredible Jessica James review here.

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2017 TBD: IO [Movie]

“The film tells the story of one girl’s coming of age while examining the dangers of humanity’s current relationship with the planet. Qualley will play Sam Walden, a teenager surviving as one of the last people on an abandoned post-cataclysmic Earth, who is racing to find a cure for her poisoned home world before the last shuttle off the planet to the distant human space colony leaves her stranded. Mackie will play Micah, a complicated and mysterious refugee on his way to the imminent shuttle launch who makes Sam question whether she can really alter Earth’s fate.”

Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys, HBO’s “The Leftovers”), Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War, The Hurt Locker) and Danny Huston (Wonder Woman, FX’s “American Horror Story”) will headline the character-driven science fiction film IO. The project, which was developed at the Sundance Institute’s Writers Lab and the Sundance Institute Catalyst Forum, will be helmed by Jonathan Helpert (House of Time) from an original script by Clay Jeter (Jess + Moss, Chef’s Table), Charles Spano (Embers) and Will Basanta (Jess + Moss). Berman and Rister will produce IO for Mandalay Pictures and Untitled Entertainment respectively. The film will premiere globally on Netflix in 2017.

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower

2017 TBD: Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower [Movie]

The documentary film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower is written and directed by Joe Piscatella (#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator).

“When the Chinese Communist Party threatens its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong decides to save his homeland. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the streets, Joshua becomes an unlikely leader in Hong Kong and one of China’s most notorious dissidents. A remarkable portrait of courage, resilience and youthful idealism, Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower demonstrates how one young man mortgages his own future to try and save his city.”

KIBAOH KLASHERS

2017 TBD: Kibaoh Klashers Season 1 [Kid’s Show]

A young beetle named Dylan realizes his destiny is to become a car racing champion in Kibaoh Klashers, a new animated series from Saban Brands. After learning of his parents’ success at the grand Battle Blades racing tournament, Dylan is eager to follow in their winning footsteps. However, when a crooked prime minister plans to use the high-profile event to take the throne of the Beetle Realm, it’s up to Dylan and his ragtag team of friends to challenge evil, win the tournament and save the world. Kids can join Dylan on his heroic path to self-discovery when Kibaoh Klashers launches on Netflix around the world next year.

kiss me first

2017 TBD: Kiss Me First Season 1

“Kiss Me First tells the story of Leila, a lonely 17 year old girl who is addicted to a fictional online gaming site called Agora. While in Agora, Leila meets Tess, a cool and confident party girl who harbours a dark secret. In the real world, the two girls become friends, but after Tess disappears Leila decides to assume her friend’s identity and in doing so is quickly drawn into unravelling the mystery behind her disappearance.”

Global Netflix original outside of the UK. Directed by Misha Manson-Smith.

KONG: KING OF THE APES

2017 TBD: Kong: King of the Apes Season 2 [Kid’s Show]

“In the season one finale, we find our heroes Kong and Lukas falling into a volcano at the hands of their main antagonist, Botila. At the start of season two, the fate of the group will be revealed and viewers will discover a prehistoric underworld where dinosaurs roam the land, pterosaurs soar and giant insects still exist. Will Kong, Lukas and their loyal team manage to save the Earth from Botila’s plans to replace nature with technology? Netflix members worldwide will find out in 2017, with the launch of the series’ second season.”

Lady Dynamite Trailer

2017 TBD: Lady Dynamite Season 2

“Series is based on what Maria Bamford has accepted to be “her life.” The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple periods inspired by the actor/comedian’s life, tell the story of a woman who loses- and then finds- her s**t.”

Las chicas del cable

2017 TBD: Las chicas del cable Season 1

“The series is set to begin in Madrid during 1928. The national telephone company opens its headquarters in the city centre and hundreds of girls queue up to get a job as a “cable girl” in the only place that represents progress and modernity for women at the time. Four girls, coming from very different backgrounds, will start work as operators. From that day on, jealousy, envy and betrayal will get mixed up with the hunger for success, friendship and love.”

The group of four is formed by Lidia (Blanca Suárez, El barco, El internado), Marga (Nadia de Santiago, Musarañas, Amar es para siempre), Carlota (Ana Fernández, Los protegidos) and Ángeles (Maggie Civantos, Vis a vis).

lego elves

2017 TBD: LEGO Elves Season 1

“LEGO Elves picks up with its hero character Emily Jones as she returns through the portal to Elvendale with her little sister, Sophie. After charming many of the Elves upon her arrival, Sophie is taken by the cruel Goblin King and his evil minions. Emily and her cast of Elf friends head deep into a magical forest to save her sister and free Goblin Village from its tyrannical king.”

Adding to the existing line-up of Netflix original series from The LEGO Group (LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One and LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship), LEGO Elves will launch worldwide on Netflix in 2017 with 8 new episodes.

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2017 TBD: Little Evil [Movie]

“Gary, who has just married Samantha the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.”

Written/directed by Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) starring Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Clancy Brown, Tyler Labine, Donald Faison and more.

Llama Llama

2017 TBD: Llama Llama Season 1 [Kid’s Show]

“Based on the award-winning and best selling book series by author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, Llama Llama is an animated show about childhood moments and adventures, as well as the special connections between lead character Llama, his parents, grandparents and best friends. Set to premiere in 2017 to Netflix members worldwide, Llama Llama tells heart-warming tales of life in a safe, friendly town seen through the eyes of Llama as he interacts with the amazing world around him.”

The series is led by an all-star team of creators including Oscar®-winning director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King), director Saul Blinkoff (Doc McStuffins), showrunner Joe Purdy, legendary art director Ruben Aquino (Frozen, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan) and Emmy®-award winning producers Jane Startz and Andy Heyward.

Longmire

2017 TBD: Longmire 6 Season

Netflix will premiere the sixth and final season of Longmire. The season will consist of 10 episodes.

“Longmire, the contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, along with Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar GalacticaRiddick), Lou Diamond Phillips (SouthlandLa Bamba), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville), Adam Bartley (Justified) and A. Martinez (General Hospital).”

Louis CK Netflix Specials

2017 TBA: Louie CK TBA Stand-up Special [Comedy Special]

Comedian Louie CK has five other stand-up comedy specials on the streaming service, one of which is coming earlier in 2017. This special has yet to be recorded and does not yet have a title.

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