Upcoming Netflix series and movies in 2021


Netflix has been our trusty companion throughout 2020, providing much-needed respite from the hectic madness this turbulent year wrought. And with a whole slew of new titles as well as long-awaited sequels set to buffer their catalogue in 2021, we’ve got even more binge-worthy content to look forward to as we usher in the new year.

From thrilling season finales to innovative Netflix originals, browse through these 12 upcoming Netflix shows and movies in 2021 and you might stumble upon a few additions to your list of faves.


– TV Series –


1. Cobra Kai | Season 3


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Back in the day, your parents might have shown you the 1980s cult movie The Karate Kid – the classic and not the new Jackie Chan one – featuring the eccentric Mr Miyagi. Well, that sleeper hit of a movie transformed the pop culture karate scene and birthed the currently airing Cobra Kai.

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Now on its third season, Cobra Kai is set 34 years after the first film’s events, and showcases the never-ending rivalry and misfits that occur between two separate karate dojos and their students. 

No. of episodes: 10
Release date: 8th January 2021


2. The Uncanny Counter


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If you’re looking to steer away from the typical lovey-dovey K-dramas, you’ll find The Uncanny Counter to be a breath of fresh air. In a world ridden with murderous spirits on a quest to achieve immortality, demon hunters called Counters are called upon to rid the wretched fiends from the Earth. Be prepared to be wowed by action-packed sequences as the show unravels the slayers’ abilities.

No. of episodes: 16
Release date: Currently airing, new episodes releasing in December 2020 & January 2021.


3. Fate: The Winx Saga


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Winx Club fans will squeal with joy upon catching their childhood OTP Bloom and Sky in the flesh in Fate: The Winx Saga. Based on the OG series that aired on Nickelodeon and Kids Central/Okto back in the early 2000s, expect to relive some major nostalgia when your fave fairies appear on screen.

Fun fact: The creator of the Winx Club series, Iginio Straffi, promises that the show will be “edgier and darker” than its cartoon predecessor, so expect the main fairy quintet to undergo deeper trials and tribulations in this live-action adaptation.

No. of episodes: 6
Release date: 22nd January 2021


4. The Silent Sea


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If nothing beats seeing well-known oppas and unnies in your favourite K-drama, you’ll enjoy the star-studded series The Silent Sea. Kingdom’s Bae Doona, Train to Busan’s Gong Yoo and K-pop star Lee Joon team up in this series, and it’s not your run-of-the-mill sappy love drama either.

Instead, the trio are thrown into a desertified Earth and are tasked to retrieve an unknown sample from a lunar research facility. As the team carries out their mission, they uncover the truth behind a previous accident that happened on the moon and realise that their lives are at stake.

No. of episodes: 8
Release date: TBA


5. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Part 4


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Fans of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina can prepare to be spellbound by the fourth and final part of the wizarding series. 

Following the escapades of the witch-mortal Sabrina Spellman, the final eight episodes unleash the world-destroying Eldritch Terrors into the witches’ world – a bunch of ancient adversaries which the witches need to fend off to save their world from destruction.

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With the first three parts filled with time-related mania and lots of character development, now’s the best time to stream the existing seasons so you’re all caught up with the mystical jargon before the finale drops.

No. of episodes: 8
Release date: 31st December 2020


6. History of Swear Words


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Gone are the days where expletives were taboo and severely frowned upon – we’re now living in an era where WAP is gospel and many teens let rip an F-bomb every sentence or two. In these irreverent times we live in, Nicolas Cage goes a step further to help us understand the origins of these profanities in History of Swear Words.

Though the show probably won’t dissuade us from using these taboo words, we can at least ramp up our knowledge on the vulgarities that have become part and parcel of our daily lives.

No. of episodes: TBA
Release date: 5th January 2021


7. Death To 2020


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While there wasn’t a mind-boggling sixth season of Black Mirror this year, its creators Annabel Jones and Charlie Brooker have been hard at work coming up with Death To 2020. With a star-studded cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Kumail Nanjiani and Lisa Kudrow among others, the mockumentary gives us a cynical recap on this tumultuous year marred by COVID-19.

 No. of episodes: 1
Release date: Late December 2020/Early January 2021


8. Shadow and Bone


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The hotly anticipated Grishaverse comes to life in Shadow and Bone – a fantasy series that’s based off the bestselling books ‘Shadow and Bone’ and ‘Six of Crows’ by Leigh Bardugo. 

The show follows the tale of Russian soldier Alina Starkov as she battles flesh-feasting creatures and other formidable adversaries in her pursuit to unite her country. Bardugo promises that the series will be “radically different” from the books, so fans can expect some new challenges for their favourite characters come April 2021.

No. of episodes: TBA
Release date: April 2021

Be sure to keep tabs on these other new releases over the coming months too:

  • Attack on Titan | Season 5 – Currently airing till February 2021
  • Equinox 30 December 2020
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron: Earthrise – 30th December 2020
  • Lupin – 8th January 2021

– Movies –


9. Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy


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Not so fun fact: If you’re trafficking just 30G of cocaine into Singapore borders, you’ll only be given a single penalty – the death penalty, that is. The severe punishment for smuggling drugs is justified in Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy, as the film intricately details how America’s cocaine epidemic in the 1980s wreaked havoc on families, communities and politics.

Runtime: 89 minutes
Release date: 11th January 2021


10. Pieces of a Woman


pieces of a woman stars vanessa kirby and shia labeoufVanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf star as the leading couple in Pieces of a Woman
Image credit: Netflix

After a home birth goes awry, a devastated Martha – played by Vanessa Kirby – grapples with the traumatising aftereffects and emotional familial fallouts in Pieces of a Woman. Playing her on-screen partner, Sean, is Shia LaBeouf, who’s relinquished his boyish role in the Transformers franchise to play an emotionally explosive husband in this film.

Fun fact: Kirby’s acting also clinched her the Best Actress award in the 2020 Venice International Film Festival – a true testament to her stellar portrayal of a grieving wife.

Runtime: 128 minutes
Release date: 7th January 2021


11. Outside the Wire


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Futuristic action takes centre stage in Outside the Wire – a movie where the worlds of cyborgs and humans collide. In a bid to deactivate a nuclear device, a human drone pilot and an amped-up android soldier enter a militarised zone filled with robots to prevent doomsday from happening.

Starring Anthony Mackie who plays the Falcon – and now Captain America – in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’re in for a bout of kickass droid warfare in this Netflix original.

Runtime: 115 minutes
Release date: 15th January 2021


12. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


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Apart from the riveting new titles that Netflix constantly churns out, it’s always nostalgic to rewatch some cult faves every now and then. And with the 2011 iteration of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo arriving in January, we’ve got yet another hit film to catch in our spare time,

Starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, the film depicts a journalist’s attempt to unravel the 40-year-old mystery of a woman’s disappearance. To prove the movie’s credentials as a worthy watch, it attained an 86% approval rating on the notoriously harsh review site Rotten Tomatoes.

Runtime: 158 minutes
Release date: 5th January 2021

Keep an eye out for these other films set to make an appearance on Netflix:

  • The Rope Curse 2 – 30th December 2020
  • The Grinch – 1st January 2021
  • Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie – 15th January 2021
  • The White Tiger – 22nd January 2021

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