17 Most Anticipated Netflix Shows You Can’t Afford to Miss In 2021

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From Stranger Things Season 4 to You Season 3, take a look at the 17 highly anticipating Netflix shows that you can’t afford to miss in 2021.

With the passage of time, Netflix has become everybody’s favorite because it is the store house of all the greatest shows that you can find at one platform.

This is the reason why people don’t mind purchasing the Netflix subscription to watch the most popular movies, documentaries and TV shows from time to time. The audience always likes to keep themselves updated about all the upcoming shows on Netflix.

You might have seen whenever Netflix announces a new series; people simply go crazy to get to know all the details. This is the reason why we have sorted a list of 20 highly anticipated Netflix shows in the upcoming season that you can’t afford to miss.


Stranger Things (Season 4)

The first Netflix show in our list is Stranger Things which is basically an American horror mystery thriller. Ever since season 1 was launched for the first time on July 15, 2016 on Netflix, it continued to entertain the audience at large. In other words, the show has progressed nicely so far from season 1 till season 3.

Stranger Things is mainly a sci-fi thriller show depicting how people along with young kids are committed to avenge the dark and absurd looking mysterious creature that has created a maniac in the city.

Looking at the end of season 3 from where we all have to go afresh, it showed the ending of Hooper. It also showed how Eleven moves with Joyce. But the season 4 has something different in store as it was depicted in the season 4 teaser itself.

As per the teaser, Hooper is still alive and is presently working with Russians. Since the teaser has already been released by the makers, users look desperate to watch the show as soon as possible. However, they need to wait for some more time as the report says that upcoming season will be released in August 2021.

  • Director (Stranger Things): Shawn Levy
  • Cast: Fin Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink, Noah Schnapp
  • IMDb Rating: 8.8

Black Mirror (Season 6)

So far, we have witnessed some highly entertaining 5 seasons of Black Mirror which is basically a science fiction show. One of the reasons why the audience like to have another season of this show is because of its uniqueness. Although, the episodes look different from one another but they are actually connected in some respect.

The show happens to be a mix of emotions. Another great thing about the show is that makers have nicely used the best of the technology to create a bigger impact on the mind and souls of the audience.

Black Mirror has successfully completed 5 seasons so far. But looking at the popularity of the show along with the audience’s reaction, there is a high probability of yet another season on Netflix.

  • Director: Charlie Brooker
  • Cast: Alex Lawther, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jon Hamm, Hayley Atwell
  • IMDb Rating: 8.8


Money Heist (Season 5)

Money Heist is better regarded as La Casa de Papel which is a Spanish drama series. Since its inception, it has been able to find a place among the audience hearts.

The Netflix show is all about some mysterious gang of robbers who frequently conduct robberies at the most wealthiest and secured places. In masterminding the heist, they accompany with their supervisors who are called professors.

The gang of robbers has to escape from police every time they come live with a robbery. It’s quite an empathetic way to look at robbers and like them not to fail instead of being on the police side. Talking about the different characters we have, all look dashing and strong.

In the last some time, Money Heist has become one of the highly dominating shows on Netflix. With fans willing to watch another season of the show, we all can expect Money Heist Season 5 to release in 2021.

  • Director: Alex Pina
  • Cast: Pedro Alanso, Ursula Corbero, Alvaro Morte, Alba Flores
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4

Narcos: Mexico (Season 3)

Narcos: Mexico has so far completed two seasons and is expected to uncover its third season in 2021.

The show revolves around the Mexican drug war and unearths the entire Mexican drug regime. The show has so far garnered immense love and appreciation from the fans.

Narcos: Mexico season 2 was released in 2020 and the third season is invited. Earlier, Netflix renewed the show and intimated that Diego Luna won’t be reprising the Miguel Felix character any longer. As of now, we expect season 3 in 2021 or 2022.

  • Director: Alonso Ruizpalacious and Amat Escalante
  • Cast: Scoot McNairy, Diego Luna, Michael Pena, Teresa Ruiz
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4


Sex Education (Season 3)

Sex Education happens to be a British comedy drama. It’s one of the most sought web series that revolves around the lives of teenagers.

The show basically throws light on how sex can affect the lives of teenagers both mentally and physically. Now, if you look at the plot, you will find it has been dealt with some heavy topics but is easy to digest as it’s handled in a funny way.

The makers of Sex Education had earlier confirmed that there will be yet another season of the show. But the whole idea had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And now, the show has been moved to 2021.

So, if you are one of the teenagers out there, the show is meant for you as it largely depicts various issues related to sex education.

  • Director: Ben Taylor
  • Cast: Connor Swindells, Mimi Keene, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3


The Witcher (Season 2)

The Witcher is one of the highly entertaining Polish-American drama series full of fantasy. The web series is based on short story collections like The Sword of Destiny and The Last Wish that paves the way for main witcher saga. For example, if you miss GoT, the show is expected to present you with loads of violence and nudity.

For now, Netflix has already confirmed the second season. Fans can expect The Witcher season 2 to land shortly.

  • Director: Tomasz Baginski
  • Cast: Joey Batey, Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3

Atypical (Season 4)

Atypical season 4 is highly on the cards as the show has received an immense response from the audience. Fans and followers have also given their huge support to the makers for making a show on Autism (development disorder) which is quite a sensitive issue to deal with.

The show also has the lighter side of it when the protagonist confirms dating. This is better regarded as a teenage comedy drama which has already been renewed by Netflix in the month of February 2020.

  • Director: Seth Gordon
  • Cast: Graham Rogers, Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brigette Lundy-Paine
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3

Lucifer (Season 6)

Like many other shows that we discussed just now, Lucifer resides among the favorites. It’s basically related to devil that shows how Lucifer arrives back from the hell and supports the police in resolving the cases by collaborating with police.

Lucifer plot looks quite interesting and quite engaging. Another amazing fact is that show’s director is Indian.

  • Director: Tom Kapinos
  • Cast: Tricia Helfer, Tom Ellis, Inbar Lavi, Lauren German
  • IMDb Rating: 8.2


Altered Carbon (Season 3)

Like many other web series that we discussed above, Altered Carbon is an interesting one. It’s basically an American science fiction show that narrates the idea of peeping into the future.

The show is based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan by the same title. The novel itself is quite interesting to read. Right now, the fans are interested to know when the season 3 will arrive on Netflix.

As far as we can estimate, the season 3 will arrive not before 2022 as the last season was released in 2020 itself.

  • Director: Nick Hurran
  • Cast: Lela Lauren, Joel Kinnaman, Anthony Mackie, Martha Higareda
  • IMDb Rating: 8.1

The End of the F***ing World (Season 3)

It’s one of the most entertaining shows that look quite different than other ones discussed above. The show is a British series with full of deep and dark comedy.

It showcases Alyssa and Alex who are currently on a road trip. Things go wrong after they end up killing a person in his own house. Since there is no information from the makers about the release of another season, we look forward and hope them to bring another season.

  • Director: Jonathan Entwistle
  • Cast: Barry Ward, Jessica Barden, Naomi Ackie, Alex Lawther
  • IMDb Rating: 8.1

Never Have I Ever (Season 2)

The show is full of entertainment. If you like Netflix shows, then you should go ahead watching it once because it can not only entertain but also make you cry as well. The show depicts the struggles of an Indian-American teenager.

Never Have I Ever season 2 is expected to arrive anytime in 2021.

  • Director: Lang Fisher
  • Cast: Richa Moorjani, Maitreyi Ramakrishnanm, Jaren Lewison, Darren Barnet
  • IMDb Rating: 8


You (Season 3)

You web series happens to be one of the creepiest thriller series. In spite of this, the series has got a lot of positive response from the audience. Most of the time, the audience is looking forward to watch the toxic performance of characters.

As of now, we only know that You season 3 is soon going to be released in 2021.

  • Director: Greg Berlanti
  • Cast: Shay Mitchell, Elizabeth Lail, Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti
  • IMDb Rating: 7.8

Locke & Key (Season 2)

Locke & Key is basically the adaptation od a well known comic book series by the same name. It’s written and published by Gabriel Rodriguez and Joe Hill. Within a short period of time, the series became one of the most entertaining ones in the recent past.

Season 1 has already received immense success and the fans are eagerly looking for the second season. It’s expected to arrive sometime in 2021.

  • Director: Mark Romanek
  • Cast: Laysla De Oliveira, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4


Into the Night (Season 2)

Into the Night is one of the most popular Netflix series. It’s also the first Belgian original series started by Netflix on May 1, 2020. It falls in the category of sci-fi thriller.

The show managed to attain lots of appreciation due to its unique plot with astonishing characters. It showcases the plot of the world apocalypse because of the sun rays.

It was on July 1, 2020 that Netflix had renewed the show which is expected to go live anytime in 2021.

  • Director: John Landis
  • Cast: Stefano Cassetti, Pauline Etienne, Mehmet Kurtulus, Laurent Capelluto
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2

After Life (Season 3)

After Life happens to be a popular British dark comedy drama web series that was first released on March 8, 2019 on Netflix. The show is well versed with mixed emotions. As Netflix has already renewed the show, fans can really expect it to release in 2021.

  • Director: Ricky Gervais
  • Cast: Joe Wilkinson, Ricky Gervais, David Earl, David Earl
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4


Outer Banks (Season 2)

Outer Banks is an interesting web series that revolves around the group of teenagers residing in the outer part of North Carolina.

They are often named as ‘Pogues’. Right now, their mission is to find the missing father of the entire group’s ringleader named John B.

Outer Banks season 1 has already released on April 15, 2020 on Netflix that garnered a great response from the audience. As Netflix has already renewed the show, Outer Banks season 2 can be released anytime in 2021.

  • Director: Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, Shannon Burke
  • Cast: Jonathan Daviss, Chase Stokes, Madison Bailey, Madelyn Cline
  • IMDb Rating: 7.6

Another Life (Season 2)

Another Life is basically an American fiction drama which is considered as the highly anticipating show on Netflix.

It showcases the story of a flying object just like of a potato chip that grows like a crystal shell after landing on the earth.

Niko Breckenridge who’s a renowned Astronaut starts facing danger after they decide to go on a mission having a high risk. They want to explore the origin of an alien artifact.

Netflix has already renewed the show in October 2019. And now, the fans can expect yet another season in 2021.

  • Director: Aaron Martin
  • Cast: Chanelle Peloso, Katee Sackhoff, Alex Ozerov, Samuel Anderson, A.J. Rivera, Alex Ozerov, Katee Sackhoff, Elizabeth Ludlow, Selma Blair, Chanelle Peloso, Barbara Williams, Greg Hovanessian, Jessica Camacho, Parveen Dosanjh, Jake Abel, Blu Hunt, Alex Ozerov, Lina Renna, Alexander Eling, Lina Renna
  • IMDb Rating: 5.0