Netflix Reveals Premiere Dates for 2015 Original Programming
Netflix demands your time for 2015! Yes, they know you just finished binging House of Cards and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but the streaming service is already lining up your next binge obsession by revealing its release dates for the rest of its 2015 original programming, at least as far as they know (some series have release dates that are still TBD).
Ultimately, this list represents a pretty eclectic array of original programming, showing just how far Netflix has come in offering a diverse product. If nothing else, they’re seriously rivaling major networks when it comes to delivering both variety and quality, in equal measure.
But what’s on tap for the rest of 2015? Check out the list of release dates below:
Bloodline — March 20: Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, Chloë Sevigny, Sissy Spacek, and Sam Shepard star in a series centered on four adult siblings who must face hardship when the black sheep of the family reenters their lives.
Derek: Special — April 3: Ricky Gervais returns as the 50-year-old retirement home worker for this one-hour comedy special.
Marvel’s Daredevil — April 10: Charlie Cox’s Daredevil squares off with Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin in this adaptation of the Marvel comic book series.
Chris D’Elia: Incorrigible — April 17: Although D’Elia is currently an NBC star on Undateable, he’s also a talented stand-up comic in his own right, so get hyped to check out his comic stylings in this new stand-up special.
Grace and Frankie — May 8: This half-hour comedy centers on two women who bond over their unfaithful husbands. That alone is a decent enough premise, but it improves tenfold when you consider that Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda play the two women in question.
Between — May 21: Jennette McCurdy stars as a pregnant teen who lives in a town where a virus of some kind has wiped out all the adults, leaving only teenagers. This series is interesting less for its “teenagers rule the world” premise and more for its departure from the traditional Netflix viewing model: perhaps as a test for future series, Between will release in weekly installments, as opposed to the binge-tastic “entire season at once” model.
Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone and I Feel Fine — May 22: Stand-up comic Jen Kirkman is bypassing HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central to take her latest comedy special directly to Netflix. She’s a talented comedian, so this should make for some pretty fun viewing, even just to listen to in the background.
Sense8 — June 5: The Wachowskis are still trying to recover from Jupiter Ascending, so they’re hoping that Netflix will be the home to their mainstream renaissance. The 10-episode series centers on eight characters around the world who are connected by a tragic death. One man tries to unite them while another is on a mission to hunt them down. Frankly, it sounds like the most interesting thing the Wachowskis have accomplished in a while (then again, I did really enjoy Cloud Atlas).
Orange is the New Black Season — June 12: The new season is back, and it’s completely devoid of Jason Biggs, although presumably all of the melodrama and zany comedy is still in place. Otherwise, it probably wouldn’t be the OITNB viewers fell in love with.
What Happened, Miss Simone? — June 26: This music documentary from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus centers on Nina Simone, with never-before-seen concert footage, diary entries, and intimate interviews.
Wet Hot American Summer – July 17: The 2001 cult classic comedy is back, now in televised form! And the entire cast from the original film (including Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper) is back as well.
Crouching Tiger: The Green Destiny — August 28: This sequel to Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will release the same day as theaters, so you’ll have the option of seeing it either on the big screen or on your screen — which, for all we know, might also be big. Yuen Woo-ping (True Legend) directs from a script by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom), with Michelle Yeoh returning as Yu Shu Lien.
However, this might not be all for 2015, as some shows have yet to be scheduled. Bojack Horseman Season 2, the untitled Chelsea Handler comedy series, Bill Burr’s F Is for Family, the final season of Hemlock Grove, Knights of Sidonia Season 2, Longmire Season 4, drug trade drama Narcos, Spanish audience-targeted comedy series Club de Cuervos, culinary docu-series Chef’s Table, House of Cards-style political series Marseille, and Marvel’s Luke Cage and A.K.A. Jessica Jones. While there’s no guarantee that any of these shows will premiere in 2015, I’m thinking a fair number of these will land on the lineup.