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Most Anticipated Netflix Releases of 2020

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2020 promises to be a year of binging.

Of course, Hunter and Bligh wants our readers to go outside and enjoy the many sights and events that Australia has to offer. But, we realise that sometimes it’s nice to kick back with a bowl of popcorn and enjoy some entertainment on Netflix. Allow us to assist you, here are 10 of the hottest films and TV shows coming to Netflix in 2020.

BoJack Horseman


Debuting in 2014, this animated comedy-drama about a troubled, famous horse (voiced by Arrested Development‘s Will Arnett) has won many fans and awards. The second half of the show’s sixth and final season will be hitting the Netflix waves in late January 2020. Will BoJack get his happy ending? And what about his animal and human friends? Gallop over to Netflix and find out.

Space Force


When President Trump announced the creation of an American space army in 2018, it felt like something out of a comedy show. In 2020, it will be! Space Force is a workplace comedy about the people in charge of establishing this new branch of the U.S. military.  Starring beloved funnyman Steve Carell and co-created by the guy who brought us classic comedies like The Office and Parks and Recreation, Space Force promises to deliver out of this world laughs.

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas


Following the huge success of her 2018 comedy special, Nanette, Australia’s own Hannah Gadsby will be gifting the world with another Netflix comedy special. This time, it’s named after her pet dog: Douglas. There’s no doubt that Gadsby will deliver another big dose of hard-hitting but heartfelt jokes that will make us all laugh as well as think.

The Willoughbys


Based on a popular children’s book of the same name, this animated film, The Willoughbys, tells the story of four old-fashioned children who escape from their cruel parents and must learn to survive in the real world. Featuring a cast of comedy stars, including Ricky Gervais, this will be quirky fun for the whole family.

The Willoughbys. BRON Studios. Image via Netflix Media Hub

The Willoughbys. BRON Studios. Image via Netflix Media Hub

Ratched


The 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest gave us one of cinema’s most frightening villains: Nurse Ratched. But how did she become that way? This drama series will explore the nurse’s backstory with award-winning actress Sarah Paulson playing the role made famous by Louise Fletcher. Brought to us by Ryan Murphy, the mastermind behind shows like GleeAmerican Horror Story and American Crime Story, you would be cuckoo to miss it.

Dracula


From one scary villain to another. From the geniuses behind Sherlock, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat present a three-part drama series about Dracula. Danish actor Claes Bang will star as the legendary blood-sucker with the series promising to focus on both the “gory crimes” and “vulnerability” of the character. Prepare for horror, surprises and some very clever dialogue.

The Prom


Another project brought to us by Ryan Murphy. This time he’s returning to his Glee roots and adapting a smash-hit Broadway musical into a film. The musical tells the story of two lesbian, high school students who are rejected from their prom due to their town’s conservative beliefs. This leads to a group of Broadway stars rallying behind the two girls and making sure a change comes. With a stellar cast including Meryl Streep and James Corden, this film is sure to make your toes tap and your spirits soar.

Madam C.J. Walker


If you like information as well as blockbuster entertainment, you will greatly appreciate this series. It chronicles the true story of Madam C.J. Walker, an African-American woman whose cosmetics and hair care products made her a fortune. Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer will be starring in the lead role, a performance that could well earn her more gold. Learn a bit more about the inspiring C.J. Walker below.

Ragnarok


This Norway-based series is a refreshing combination of coming-of-age drama and epic Norse mythology. It follows a group of young people who are not all that they seem, in a small town that is facing a dangerous threat. Not many more details have been released but all will be revealed when it’s launched in January. Note: It does have subtitles so remember your glasses/contacts.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Interactive


A last hurrah for this popular comedy series will be a special choose-your-own-adventure episode. Yes, the viewer gets to decide how the episode unfolds and how the journey of the ever-smiling Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) will end. An extra inventive: Daniel Radcliffe also stars in the episode. Have fun!

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