Netflix this week plans to add eight new ‘original’ TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including a much-anticipated sci-fi drama.
The list of new titles includes season one of Lost In Space (pictured above), a Netflix original sci-fi drama based on the campy 1960s show.
The new show, which stars Molly Parker (House of Cards, Deadwood) and Toby Stephens (13 Hours), has generated a score of 92 out of a possible 100 at RottenTomatoes.com, which tracks critical reviews. Twelve of 13 critics surveyed by the site said they like the show.
“Lost in Space‘s production values are ambitious enough to attract sci-fi adventure fans, while the story’s large heart adds an emotional anchor to all the deep space derring-do,” writes RottenTomatoes.com, summarizing the reviews.
Another notable addition this week: Season two of The Magic School Bus Rides Again, a Netflix original reboot of the animated children’s series, starring Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon in the voice role as Miss Frizzle.
Here is the complete list of new titles coming this week to Netflix streaming:
Monday, April 9
AMO: Season 1— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Tuesday, April 10
Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Thursday, April 12
Pickpockets — NETFLIX FILM
Friday, April 13
Chef’s Table: Pastry — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Come Sunday — NETFLIX FILM
I Am Not An Easy Man — NETFLIX FILM
Lost in Space: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Note: Netflix’s definition of an ‘original’ is any show or movie that it first airs in the U.S. Some originals actually first air in other countries.
— Phillip Swann