Who's ready for "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" and the return of She-Ra? We are! And movies with a bearded Chris Pine and the latest from the Coen Bros.? Yes!
Here are all the promising new movies and TV series coming to Netflix before the end of the year.
New Original TV Series:
1. "Disenchantment" (August 17)
The first new series from "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening in ages is set in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland, ruled by hard-drinking princess Bean (Abbi Jacobson). Her friends are a demonic imp (Eric André) and an elf named... Elfo (Nat Faxon).
2. "Ghoul" (August 24)
From the makers of "Insidious" and "Get Out," this Indian series is about a mysterious prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation center and begins turning the tables on his interrogators when he seems to know all their darkest secrets.
3. "The Innocents" (August 24)
A teen who can shape-shift goes on the run with her boyfriend. A professor (Guy Pearce) claims he can cure her -- and reunite her with her mother, who's also a shape-shifter.
4. "Maniac" (September 21)
It's a "Superbad" reunion as Emma Stone and Jonah Hill play two people who get more than they bargained for when they sign up for a radical kind of pharmaceutical treatment designed to fix what's wrong in their lives. Based on the Norwegian series of the same name, and from the director of "True Detective" Season 1.
5. "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" (October 26)
There's no wacky talking cat (we think) in this new version of the comic-book teen witch starring Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men").
Instead, expect more dark doings in line with "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist."
6. "The Haunting of Hill House" (October 31)
We know what we're doing for Halloween this year: Streaming this new series, which is based on the book by Shirley Jackson about a sprawling mansion with a very creepy history.
7. "3 Below" (October TBA)
This "Trollhunters" spinoff is the second series in the "Tales of Arcadia" trilogy. It's about two royal teenage aliens and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school -- all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet.
8. "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" (November 8)
She-Ra is back! (But not her '80s-sized boobs. Deal with it.)
9. "Dogs of Berlin" (TBA)
When a politically-sensitive murder rocks Berlin, two police detectives are forced to work together in this German series.
New Original Movies:
1. "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" (August 17)
Teenager Lara Jean (Lana Condor) is horrified when her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes. Based on the YA novel by Jenny Han.
2. "Sierra Burgess Is a Loser" (September 7)
Shannon Purser (Barb from "Stranger Things") stars in this modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac. (You know, like "Roxanne" and "The Truth About Cats & Dogs.") She plays a smart teen who teams up with a popular girl (Kristine Froseth) to win over her crush.
3. "The Land of Steady Habits" (September 14)
"Enough Said" director-writer Nicole Holofcener returns with this dramedy about a man (Ben Mendelsohn) who decides to ditch his "steady life" and leaves his wife to carve out an entirely new identity.
Co-starring Edie Falco, Connie Britton, and Elizabeth Marvel. Based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Ted Thompson. (Will also have a limited theatrical release).
4. "Nappily Ever After" (September 21)
Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan)'s life is turned upside down after a disastrous hair appointment. Based on the book by Trisha R. Thomas.
5. "Quincy" (September 21)
7. "Hold the Dark" (September 28)
In the new movie from "Blue Ruin" and "Green Room" director Jeremy Saulnier, Jeffrey Wright stars as a wolf expert who is hired to track down the pack who killed a woman's son. Costars Alexander Skarsgård, James Badge Dale, and Riley Keough. (Will also have a limited theatrical release.)
8. "Apostle" (October 12)
We are so there for this new film from "The Raid" director Gareth Evans. This must-see film, set in 1905 England, follows Dan Stevens as a man determined to free his sister (Lucy Boynton) from a cult led by the charismatic Prophet Malcolm (Michael Sheen). The cult lives on a remote island, and the movie quickly draws parallels to "Wicker Man" from there.
9. "The Kindergarten Teacher" (October 12)
A Staten Island kindergarten teacher (Maggie Gyllenhaal) discovers a gifted five year-old student in her class -- and becomes dangerously obsessed with helping him realize his talent. (The film will also have a limited theatrical release.)
10. "22 July" (October 19)
Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Supremacy," "Captain Phillips") tells the true story of the aftermath of Norway’s deadliest terrorist attack.
On July 22, 2011, a far-right extremist killed 77 people in two devastating attacks. The film uses the lens of one survivor’s physical and emotional journey to portray the country’s path to healing and reconciliation. (This film will also have a limited theatrical release.)
11. "The Other Side of the Wind" (November 2)
In 1970, director Orson Welles began filming what would be his final movie. It was never completed or released. More than 30 years after his death, producers Frank Marshall and Filip Jan Rymsza spearheaded efforts to finish Welles’s vision.
"The Other Side of the Wind" tells the story of famed Hemingway-esque filmmaker J.J. "Jake" Hannaford (John Huston) who returns to Hollywood after years in Europe with plans to complete work on his own innovative comeback movie. (Fans can expect this movie to also have a limited theatrical release.)
12. "They'll Love Me When I'm Dead" (November 2)
This behind-the-scenes documentary chronicles Orson Welles's long struggle to get "The Other Side of the Wind" made.
It features never-before-seen footage of the director on set and original interviews with cast and crew of what Welles intended to be his big comeback. (Will also have a limited theatrical release.)
13. "Outlaw King" (November 9)
Chris Pine stars as Robert the Bruce (yes, the same character from "Braveheart"), who transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during the oppressive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward I of England.
Rounding the film's cast are Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Tony Curran, and Stephen Dillane. And yes, this, too, will have a limited theatrical release.
14. "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (November 16)
The Coen Brothers return to the Old West for this six-part Western anthology film starring Liam Neeson, James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Kazan, Tim Blake Nelson, Tom Waits, and Tyne Daly. Phew, that is a hell of a cast. Can't. wait. (Will have a limited theatrical release.)
15. "Springsteen on Broadway" (December 15)
Missed seeing Bruce Springsteen's one-man-show "Springsteen on Broadway"? Now you can watch the whole thing from the comfort of your living room thanks to this Netflix special, which was shot on the final night of the show's run.
16. "Bird Box" (December 21)
Sandra Bullock struggles to survive in the wake of an unknown global terror, that -- if you see it, whatever it is -- you will go crazy. So the only thing harder than trying to escape this threat by way of treacherous river is doing so with her kids. And, you know, not being able to see.
Netflix might just have found their "A Quiet Place." Bullock costars with Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, Colson Baker, Lil Rel Howery, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Tom Hollander, and BD Wong. Can't wait to see this movie on the big screen when it has its limited theatrical run.
17. "Roma" (December TBA)
It's been five years since Alfonso Cuarón won the Oscar for directing "Gravity," and he's back with his most personal film ever.
"Roma" follows Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. This, too, will have a limited theatrical release.
18. "The Christmas Chronicles" (December TBA)
We know Kurt Russell can rock an impressive beard, so we're stoked to see the "Hateful Eight" star as .... Santa Claus!
The film (co-written by "Home Alone"'s Chris Columbus) is about two kids who accidentally crash Santa's sleigh and nearly ruin Christmas.