Since House of Cards, Netflix has been ramping up production of original series and it's a key thing in the battle with Amazon Prime and other streaming services. Here we bring you a complete list of release dates for all the Netflix original series and films for 2016. See also: Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video comparison review: What's the best streaming service?

We've got details for shows up to and including August and we'll update this article when more become available. For now there's plenty to get excited about including release dates for Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul Season 2, Marvel's Daredevil Season 2, House of Cards Season 4 and Orange is the New Black Season 4. Also see: How to avoid the latest Netflix scam.

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New Netflix Original series list 2016

January 15 – Degrassi: Next Class

Degrassi: Next Class is a pull-no-punches dramatic series that tackles the real-life issues of high school students. Telling the stories of “Generation Z,” the series focuses on a group of teens as they begin their journey into adulthood.

•    All territories except Canada, Australia, and France

January 23 – Chelsea Does

Chelsea Does is a four part docu-series featuring Chelsea Handler exploring four topics of personal and universal fascination: marriage, racism, Silicon Valley, and drugs.

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

February 5 - Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

Better Call Saul Season 2

February 16 – Better Call Saul Season 2

Better Call Saul is a prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) meets Walter White. When we meet him in Season 1, the man who will become Saul is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside and often against Jimmy is fixer Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), a beloved character first introduced in Breaking Bad. The series tracks Jimmy’s transformation into a man who puts the criminal in “criminal attorney. See also: Best Blu-ray players 2016

•    All non-US territories, episodes weekly
•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

February 19 – Cooked

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

February 19 – Love

Created, written and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin. Love follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. Love is an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships.

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

February 26 – Fuller House

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

February 26 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

February 26 – Theo Von: No Offense

Known for always saying the unexpected and telling it like it is, even at the expense of offending, Louisiana comedian Theo Von returns home to film his first stand-up comedy special for Netflix at the Civic Theater in New Orleans.

House of Cards Season 4 release date

March 4 – House of Cards Season 4

An uncompromising exploration of power, ambition and the American way, the series orbits Francis Underwood, the House Majority Whip. Underwood is the politician’s politician - masterful, beguiling, charismatic and ruthless. He and his equally ambitious wife Claire stop at nothing to ensure their ascendancy.

You can watch the House of Cards Season 4 official trailer at the top of the page.

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

March 11 – Flaked

Flaked is the serio-comic story of Chip, a celebrated long-time resident of the insular world of Venice, California who falls for the object of his best friend's fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel.

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

March 18 – Jimmy Carr Funny Business

March 18 – Pee Wee's Big Holiday

The new movie stars the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, film and stage, Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens). In the film, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee to take his first-ever holiday.

•     Available in Ultra HD 4K

March 18 – Marvel's Daredevil Season 2

Following a popular first series, Marvel's Daredevil will return for season 2 in March.Originally thought to be airing on 25 March, the comic book giant has confirmed that it will arrive on Netflix on 18 March and on a worldwide release.

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

April 1 – The Ranch

Set in present day on a Colorado ranch, this multi-camera comedy series stars Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott and Debra Winger. The show follows Colt’s (Kutcher) return home after a brief and failed semi- pro football career to run the family ranching business with his older brother Jameson “Rooster” (Masterson) and father Beau (Elliott), whom he hasn’t seen in 15 years.

•    First 10 episodes
•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

April 15 – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2

After living in a cult for fifteen years, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper - The Office) decides to reclaim her life and start over in New York City. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers, and a couple of way-past-due library books, she’s ready to take on a world she didn’t even think existed anymore.

April 15 – Kong: King of the Apes

This animated TV series for kids from Executive Producer Avi Arad, this is a fresh and modern take on the classic King Kong story. Set in 2050, KONG is still the strongest creature ever born with many human traits that make him the ultimate iconic hero. In KONG, the future looks bright for San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island since its transformation into the most impressive Natural History and Marine Preserve on the planet.

April 15 – Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping

April 29 – Special Correspondents

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

May 5 – Marseille

As the municipal elections approach in Marseille, Robert Taro, the city's Mayor for the last twenty years, prepares his last coup: push through the vote for the construction of a casino in the historic centre of the Marina. Nothing has been left to chance, and his successor, Lucas Barrès, is already designated.

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

May 6 – Grace and Frankie Season 2

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as Grace and Frankie, two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands, played by Martin Sheen (“Robert”) and Sam Waterston (“Sol”), reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, they form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of “family,” with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

June 3 – Word Party

A vocabulary building show for pre-schoolers from The Jim Henson Company, Word Party follows four adorable baby animals as they sing, dance and play. The show invites our youngest viewers to help teach the baby animals new words, learn these new words themselves, and even celebrate these achievements with a “Word Party!”

Orange is the New Black Season 4

June 17 – Orange is the New Black Season 4

Ready to do a little more time with the ladies of Litchfield? The outrageous, award-winning and critically-acclaimed series from Emmy Award winner Jenji Kohan stars Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Michael Harney, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Selenis Leyva, Yael Stone, Nick Sandow, Samira Wiley, Lea DeLaria, Jackie Cruz, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Adrienne Moore. Lionsgate Television produces the series.

July 15 – Stranger Things

The new drama series written and directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) consists of eight, one-hour long episodes. In the series, a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl. The series, set in Indiana, is a love letter to the ‘80s classics that captivated a generation.

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

August 12 – The Get Down

The first six episodes of Baz Luhrmann’s all-new music-driven drama, from Sony Pictures Television, will focus on 1970s New York City – broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped -- dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans.

•    Available in Ultra HD 4K

Netflix Originals coming in 2016 - unkown release dates

Below is a list, in alphabetical order, of all the other Netflix Original series and films which have been commissioned but don't yet have a release date.

  • Audrie & Daisy
  • Between - Season 2
  • Bloodline - Season 2
  • BoJack Horseman - Season 3
  • Bottersnikes & Grumbles (All territories except UK and Australia)
  • The Crown (Available in Ultra HD 4K)
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan and Jane
  • Just in Time: The New Adventures
  • Kazoops! (Global minus UK and Australia)
  • Kulipari: An Army of Frogs
  • Lady Dynamite
  • Lalaloopsy
  • Marvel's Luke Cage (Available in Ultra HD 4K)
  • Marco Polo - Season 2 (Available in Ultra HD 4K)
  • Mascots (Available in Ultra HD 4K)
  • One Day at a Time
  • The OA -- Available in Ultra HD 4K
  • Popples (All territories except France)
  • Some Assembly Required (All territories except Canada)
  • Special Correspondents (Available in Ultra HD 4K)
  • Trailer Park Boys - Season 10
  • War Machine (Available in Ultra HD 4K)
  • Winx Club WOW: World of Winx
  • Cirque du Soleil - Luna Petunia (Autumn)

Netflix Originals 2017, 2018 and unknown

  • 2017 The Greenhouse - Season 1
  • 2017 Gypsy - Season 1
  • 2017 House of Card - Seaon 5
  • 2017 Las Leyendas
  • 2017 Stretch Armstrong - Season 1
  • 2017 True & the Rainbow Kingdom (All territories except Canada)
  • 2018 Green Eggs and Ham (Available in Ultra HD 4K)
  • 2019 Our Planet
  • -- First They Killed My Father
  • -- Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events