Netflix’s worldwide streaming dominance is wholly dependent on the strength of its original content. Fortunately for subscribers, a bunch of hot new shows are slated to appear this year. Here are ten compelling titles you might not have heard about – including one from Australia.
The above Screen Rant video breaks down ten new Netflix shows that will be appearing in 2018. This includes supernatural crime drama Tidelands – Netflix’s first Australian Original series.
Tidelands follows a former criminal as she returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay. When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, she must uncover the town’s secrets while investigating its strange inhabitants, a group of dangerous half-Sirens, half-humans called “Tidelanders.” Sounds properly weird.
To check out the rest of the top ten, here’s the list in full with links to more info:
- The Forgiving Earth
- Troy: Fall Of A City
- The Richest En Espanol
- The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
- Lost In Space
And here’s the synopsis for each show:
The Forgiving Earth: The Forgiving Earth (previously announced as Black Earth Rising) is an upcoming television drama series written and directed by Hugo Blick about the prosecution of international war crimes.
Troy: Fall Of A City: This epic tale of passion, revenge and intrigue chronicles the events of the Trojan War and the love affair between Paris and Helen.
The Richest En Espanol: The best videos about shocking, controversial, mysterious, funny, weird and mind-blowing facts.
Kingdom: In this zombie thriller set in Korea’s medieval Joseon dynasty, a crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak.
Osmosis: In Paris of the near future, a dating app matches singles with their soul mates by mining their brain data. But decoding true love comes at a price.
Tidelands: After an ex-con returns to her fishing village, a dead body leads her to uncover the secrets of the town and its half-Siren/half-human residents.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Saddle up for six tales about the American frontier from the unique minds of Joel and Ethan Coen, who wrote and directed this anthology.
Samantha!: A child star in the ’80s, Samantha clings to the fringes of celebrity with hilarious harebrained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight.
Lost In Space: Stranded light years from their destination, the Robinson family must come together to survive. A new drama series based on the 1960s sci-fi classic.
Maniac: A nondescript man in a mental hospital has an exciting life of adventure and romance – in his head. He may be insane, or maybe he’s just having fun.
[Via Screen Rant]
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