Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has more to offer these days than a simple streaming platform for your favorite network shows. Slowly but surely, it’s been growing beyond contracts with networks to introduce its own original content — some of which has been very good — taking its brand name to a whole new place. It’s not the only online streaming platform to make that move either.
Hulu and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Prime are both creating their own original series as well, meaning not only do we go to them for everyone else’s shows, but now they’re growing audiences of their own — audiences that will specifically have to subscribe to them for this exclusive content.
Hulu has a new animated superhero show targeted to an adult audience with The Awesomes, as well as its team drama, Quick Draw – and a number of others. Amazon Prime tried out Alpha House, an adult political comedy starring John Goodman in 2013, and has added to its collection with others since — including Annebots for kids, featuring Katie Griffin, Addison Holley, and their robotic friend.
Netflix has already released Turbo — a snail-based children’s animated series, picking up where the film left off in a deal between Netflix and Dreamworks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA) — as well as the popular Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, among other original programs. But what series do we still have to look forward to from Netflix? Let’s take a look — starting with some familiar names returning for new seasons, then moving on to the newest series yet to be released.