In the wake of the extreme commercial success of series like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and Stranger Things, Netflix is using its momentum to premiere even more original series. Recently, the streaming service released a preview of all the shows to air in the coming year.
The first to premiere will be Buddy Thunderstruck, a stop-motion animated series that will follow the adventures of a truck-racing dog. This children’s series, produced by American Greetings Entertainment and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, will become available on March 10th.
Next will be Girlboss, a comedy adaptation of the book “#Girlboss,” written by Nasty Gal’s founder Sophia Amoruso. Premiering on April 21st, the show will tell the story of Sophia, a rebellious girl with a passion for clothing. It will catalog her rise from selling vintage clothing to creating a fashion empire.
One of the most anticipated new Netflix originals is Dear White People, which is an adaptation of Justin Simien’s 2014 film of the same name. The series features Logan Browning as protagonist Samantha White – a biracial student who runs a radio show at the mostly white Winchester University. Simien, in addition to directing the first episode, is also responsible for writing all ten half-hour long episodes. Executive producers include Yvette Lee Bowser of Black-ish, as well as Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev, who are both from the original Dear White People (2014). The series will debut on April 28th.
Other Netflix originals set to premiere later in the year include the Anne of Green Gables adaptation Anne (on May 12th) and the documentary Casting JonBenét (on April 28th).