Orange is the New Black and House of Cards had great years on Netflix in 2015. OITNB received trophies from the People’s Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics Choice Television Awards, and the Primetime Emmy Awards. House of Cards didn’t leave empty handed after the SAG Awards, Golden Globe Awards, or the Primetime Emmys. As the loyal fans of these shows desperately wait in anticipation of Season 4 of both of these Netflix Original Series, Netflix released a list of planned release dates for many of their self-produced programs. While they wait for the opportunity to binge-watch these addictive shows, this week marks the Netflix arrival of such titles as Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, From Dusk Til Dawn(Season 2) and Chelsea Handler’s documentary mini-series, Chelsea Done.
Orange is the New Black (Season 4) — June 17
As confirmed by Hollywood Life, the next season of Orange is the New Black will premiere on Netflix on June 17. That’s five months before another 13 or so episodes will be available to binge on Netflix. As the trailer has teased, the show goes back to Litchfield Penitentiary this summer.
— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) January 17, 2016
House of Cards (Season 4) — March 4
If you like politics but you’re already tired of the 2016 presidential election, then you only have to wait about six weeks before you can stream Season 4 of House of Cards. In what may end up being the defining role of his illustrious acting career, Kevin Spacey returns as President Frank Underwood, who was preparing for the New Hampshire primaries and may have lost his wife at the end of Season 3. The intentional time of Season 4’s release seems obvious, as it comes out less than a month after the actual New Hampshire primaries.
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! — January 22
While it’s not a Netflix Original, Sharknado 3 is sure to trend on Netflix shortly after its release. As E! Online comments, the Sharknado film series is exactly the kind of thing Millennials wait to see until it pops up on Netflix. ‘Nado 3 features Tara Reid (American Pie), Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills, 90210), Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle), and David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider) among many others.
From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series (Season 2) — January 25
Robert Rodriguez, who directed the Quentin Tarantino film From Dusk Til Dawn, developed this series (which is billed as a Netflix Original Series outside of the United States and Latin America) based on the cult classic. Season 1 followed the same plot as the first installment of the film series, with much greater detail put into character development and background stories.
Chelsea Done — January 23
Chelsea Handler stars in a four-part documentary mini-series described by Netflix’s official YouTube channel as Handler “delving into topics that fascinate her: marriage, racism, Silicon Valley, and drugs. She goes after answers, all with her wry and unique sense of humor.”
While it’s too early for Netflix to announce anything about Season 5 of Orange is the New Black or House of Cards, it seems safe to say that they’ll be back for another round after this season. And don’t worry — it looks like there could also be a Sharknado 4.
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