Best shows on Netflix (August 2017): the 50 best Netflix series

Netflix shows no sign of slowing down when it comes to creating its own original content. The following shows will be out later in the year and all of them have had A Lot of money spent on them and big stars attached…

Narcos: Season 3

We’re not one to offer up spoilers so we’ll just let the latest trailer speak for itself. But it’s fair to say that it’s all change for Narcos in season 3 – the fantastic Netflix drama that centres on the drug empires of the Seventies and Eighties and the agents whose job it is to track down the bad guys. 


Comic-Con San Diego has thrown up a ton of new trailers for the comic-book crowd. One that’s causing quite a stir is the new trailer for Inhumans, a new TV show for Netflix. The first trailer wasn’t that well received, with the acting, costumes and effects all looking a little shonky, but the second trailer is a vast improvement. We’re still not 100% convinced but maybe that’s because there’s been a glut of superhero stuff around at the moment. 

Stranger Things: Season 2

Stranger Things was a revelation when it first landed on Netflix. A love letter to the horror and sci-fi movies of the ’80s, the show played on nostalgia but also managed to be something original. The second series looks to expand on the mythos behind The Upside Down and promises bigger and scarier monsters.

Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Discovery has been a long time coming. Show-runner Bryan Fuller delayed the show as he was working on American Gods but now we finally have a  release date. It will be shown in the UK on Netflix from 25 September, with a new episode to air weekly. Although the show is 15 episodes long only eight are being released initially with the rest coming in the new year. This is to help with pre-production, apparently. This was a trick The Get Down used – it’s unknown how many actually came back to watch the second batch of episode of the now-cancelled show. Discovery stars The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green and is set 10 years before Kirk and his crew boldly went through space and beyond.

The Dark Crystal

We may soon have a new must-have watch in our best shows on Netflix guide! Do you remember Dark Crystal, the fantasy, puppet-filled adventure from the brilliant mind of Muppet creator Jim Henson? It’s set to make a comeback as an all-new prequel TV series thanks to Netflix. It’s vaguely slated to be “coming soon” to the service, but you can get a sneak peek in the trailer.

The Punisher

The Punisher was meant to just play a bit part in Netflix’s Marvel world.But  Jon Bernthal’s depiction of Frank Castle, the vigilante war veteran was so good in Daredevil: Season 2 he’s been given his own show. The plot is still shrouded in mystery but don’t expect this one to be a laugh-fest. The character of the Punisher is one of the most tortured around, so the atmosphere for this show is going to be dark, dark, dark.

Jessica Jones: Season 2

Krysten Ritter recently revealed that Jessica Jones: Season 2 will be more ‘bingeable’ than season one. Quite what that means we don’t know but it does point to a faster-paced than the first fun but stretched instalment. Alongside Ritter, Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) is back and the action takes place after The Defenders show, which debuts in August.


David Fincher is no stranger to Netflix, he’s heavily involved in House of Cards as producer and directed the first episode, but Mindhunter is Fincher going full Fincher. It’s based on John Douglas’ book of the same name and charts the life of an FBI profiler whose job it is to track serial killers.


If you are at a loss after watching Stranger Things, the Dark is for you. It’s the  first German-language series Netflix has made and the lot is about two missing children – but it’s not just about that as there’s supernatural elements and sci-fi twists galore.

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