Jaded old millennials that we are, there nevertheless is something we believe in.
Netflix original TV programming.
Why? Well, mostly because of the writing. And the writers themselves. We at TVWriter™ are planning on giving all the shows that follow a try. You might want to do the same. Then again – oh, never mind. Just read on:
Netflix is launching a slew of new original series in 2015 to go along with the latest seasons of critically acclaimed favorites like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, as well as its forthcoming children’s shows. Here’s a look at eight new series hitting the streaming service next year:
BloodlineCreated by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler (the same team behind FX’s Glenn Close drama Damages), the new 13-episode series is described as a “dramatic thriller that explores the demons lurking beneath the surface of a contemporary American family.” The series centers on the Rayburns, a close-knit, hardworking family of four adult siblings who live in a Florida Keys community. Their relationships with each other are put to the test when the black sheep brother comes home and threatens to expose the respected family’s dark secrets and shameful past.
The forthcoming show marks the return of Friday Night Lights favorite Kyle Chandler to the small screen. Aside from Chandler, the series also features Ben Mendelso, Linda Cardellini, and Sissy Spacek. Sam Shepard, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett, and Enrique Murciano. Bloodline is set to hit Netflix in March.
The Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe Tina Fey–produced comedy, starring Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids), moved to the streaming service in November after failing to receive a time slot in NBC’s fall slate. The show, originally picked up for a 13-episode run, chronicles the story as a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York.What do you think?
The half-hour series, written and co-executive produced by Fey and 30 Rock’s Robert Carlock, is now set to premiere in its entirety on Netflix in March. And for those who get hooked after watching, there’s more good news: The comedy has already been preemptively renewed for a second season.