Prepare For Binging: A List of All the Netflix Originals Premiere Dates for 2015
Netflix has come a long way from those little red envelopes full of DVDs. Today the movies-by-mail rental company is a full-fledged movie and television studio with an impressive slate of original films, documentaries, mini-series, and cartoons. And they keep adding new content constantly; a week after Season 3 of the acclaimed series House of Cards, they unveiled Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from Tina Fey; two weeks later they debuted Bloodline starring Friday Night Lights’s Kyle Chandler.
To help plan your binge-watching for the year, we’ve put together this list of all the Netflix Originals for the rest of 2015. This is current as of today, March 26, but we’ll try to keep it up-to-date moving forward. Though these shows and films won’t be available for weeks or months, most already have dedicated pages over at Netflix; just click the titles to bookmark them for future viewing. (And, of course, if you’re looking for what to currently watch on Netflix, our monthly column and web-series has got you covered.)
Upcoming 2015 Netflix Originals
Available on March 27
Inspector Gadget, the world’s favorite bumbling detective, is back in this all-new animated series that also sees the return of his nemesis, the evil Dr. Claw. With his nephew Talon by his side, Dr. Claw has reactivated his global crime syndicate M.A.D. and has his sights on taking over the world, unless Gadget, his niece Penny and her dog Brain can stop him — again.
Available on April 3
Emmy-nominated series creator and star Ricky Gervais is Derek Noakes, a loyal English nursing home caretaker who sees only the good in everyone. Derek’s sunny outlook comes in handy with his quirky coworkers, eccentric friends and the elderly residents who depend on him in this heartwarming, mockumentary style comedy-drama costarring Karl Pilkington and Kerry Godliman.
Available on April 10
Marvel’s Daredevil is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night.
Grace and Frankie
Available on May 8
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin co-star as two women forced to reinvent their lives in this funny, honest new Netflix Original series. Elegant, proper Grace and freewheeling, eccentric Frankie aren’t friends, even though their husbands Robert and Sol (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) have been law partners for decades. But when Robert and Sol announce that they’re leaving their wives for each other, the two women start to bond in ways they never expected.
Available on May 21
Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.
Available on June 5
One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as “Sensates.”
Orange Is the New Black
Available on June 12
A dozen Emmy Award nominations went to this acclaimed comedy drama series including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Lead Actress for star Taylor Schilling. A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman (Schilling) to a women’s prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Available on June 26
This epic documentary of legendary recording artist and civil rights activist Nina Simone uses rare concert footage and her most memorable songs, along with diaries, letters, and interviews with Nina’s daughter, friends and collaborators, to tell the story of this beloved singer and black power icon. In What Happened, Miss Simone? Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus creates an unforgettable portrait of this iconic, controversial artist.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Destiny
Available on August 28
Featuring breathtaking fight sequences equal to those in the original film, this sequel adventure recounts the fierce campaign of Yo Shu Lien and her confederates to guard the Green Destiny sword that once belonged to Wudang master Li Mu Bai.
April 17: Chris D’Elia: Incorrigible
May 22: Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)
July 10: Chris Tucker Live
Wet Hot American Summer - Season 1 (July 17)
BoJack Horseman - Season 2
Chef’s Table - Season 1
Chelsea Handler Docu-Comedy Specials
Club de Cuervos - Season 1
Dinotrux - Season 1
DreamWorks Dragons - Season 3
Ever After High - Season 1
F Is for Family - Season 1
Hemlock Grove - Season 3
Knights of Sidonia - Season 2
Longmore - Season 4
Marseille - Season 1
Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones - Season 1
Narcos - Season 1
Pompidou - Season 1
Popples - Season 1
Some Assembly Required - Season 1
Super 4 - Season 1
Trailer Park Boys - Season 9