The 10 best Netflix originals to look forward to in 2017

These shows are ripe for the bingeing

There are sadly a few originals that Malaysians won’t get to watch, like the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 reboot and Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 2 premiering in 2017). But the list of Netflix originals that will reach us is still lengthy.

If you enjoyed Stranger Things and Designated Survivor, there are tons more great content headed your way courtesy of Netflix next year. So now would be a great time to sign up for a subscription. Just saying. 

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Star Trek: Discovery

Netflix is international distributor for Star Trek’s highly anticipated return to the small screen. This isn’t strictly speaking a Netflix Original, since it’s being produced by CBS Studios. This means episodes will be released on a weekly basis, like other Netflix’s other partnerships like Designated Survivor, Shooter and Outlander.

Not much is known about Star Trek: Discovery, except that it will feature a new ship and crew and Michelle Yeoh will play a recurring character. Hannibal TV series creator Bryan Fuller and Star Trek reboot writer Alex Kurtzman are creators of the new series.

Release is set for May 2017. In the meantime, for your Star Trek fix, all episodes of the the original series, the animated seriesStar Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise are available on Netflix as well as the movies Star Trek: First Contact, and reboot films Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness.

Stranger Things Season 2

This one’s a no-brainer. Is Eleven alive? Who is Hop leaving the Eggos for? Will Nancy dump the brain-dead Steve for the weirdo Jonathan Byers? And, most importantly, what about Barb?

Netflix tends to order a new season of their own shows when it proves to be popular. But they held off from announcing Stranger Things Season 2 for months. For a time, there was a real fear that we wouldn’t get a second season.

Now that the cat’s out of the bag, some of us couldn’t be happier. But others are wary. Season 1 was near-perfect television. To find out if Season 2 lives up to the hype, all we can do is wait and see.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Starring Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, the evil uncle of the Baudelaire twins who still stop at nothing to get their inheritance. Originally a 13-part series of children’s books, a movie of the same name starring Jim Carrey as Count Olaf came out in 2004.

Netflix’s version is an 8-episode TV series, and they’ll be directed by Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld. One book corresponds to two episodes of the show, so expect a three season run for this show. The show is slated to be released on January 13, 2017.

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