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Netflix will spend a reported $7-billion dollars on original content in 2018, and their new lineup promises to live up to every dollar. It covers the gamut from family-friendly to terrifyingly surreal and provides enough bingeworthy entertainment to justify a close relationship with your couch this year.
This revamped version of the 1960’s sci-fi classic has been a long time in the making. Originally aired on CBS, Lost in Space was snagged by Netflix after an unsuccessful reboot attempt in 2003. The show follows the Robinsons—a family of interstellar explorers who find themselves marooned on an alien planet complete with a robot and hostile natives.
Creators Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless bring new life to the show, giving it a high-tech makeover and a relatability that connects to 21st century audiences. Lost in Space premiered on April 13, and the verdict is still out.
This show was created for every one of us who grew up reading the musings of Dr. Seuss. Green Eggs and Ham will be the most expensive animated show ever made, costing between $65 and $78-million dollars.
This new generation of family friendly whimsy will be the product of both Warner Bros. Animation and A Very Good Production—the brainchild of Ellen DeGeneres. It promises to combine the wit of Jared Stern (The Lego Batman Movie) with the world of Dr. Seuss. Hit or miss, Green Eggs and Ham will set a new precedent for animation.
Very little has been said about The Innocents, adding an air of mystery to the purportedly supernatural plotline. According to an earlier Netflix trailer, the show will follow teen runaways Harry and June as they try to escape their controlling parents only to discover unsettling secrets about their families’ pasts.
Keep an eye out for a premier date and cross your fingers that it lives up to the hype.
Netflix has stepped up their game this year, and we can’t wait to see what $7-billion in original content looks like!
Patricia Howard is a freelance journalist and Netflix enthusiast from rural Indiana. She has a bachelor's degree in communication with a concentration in journalism. When Patricia isn't writing, she enjoys catching up on her favorite shows with her husband and seven children.
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