Between the Twitter phenomenon that is Marie Kondo's sock folding, a jaw-dropping documentary about Fyre Festival and having a horse in the Oscar race with Roma, Netflix's ambition to be the world's foremost purveyor of Good Content has already got off to a good start this year.
Which must be a relief, given the company spent a whopping $12bn making original films and TV last year - spending that shows no sign of slowing down, according to a Variety report that claims its outlay will hit $17.8 billion by 2020. That's a lot of streaming.
But instead of worrying about what point they're going to hike your subscription up, check out this list of what other Netflix Originals are due out this year.
Conversations with A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (21 January)
Kicking off a stellar year for serial killer content, this docu-series features never-before-heard interviews with Ted Bundy and will "bring [his] infamously twisted mind into the light for the very first time". Which sounds delightful.
The four part series will focus on how Bundy's charisma and good looks allowed him to hide in plain sight, despite murdering more than 30 women. Conversations with a Killer will also explore the strange fandom he gathered while on trial as hordes of American women pledged their devotion to him.
Velvet Buzzsaw (27 January)
Asatirical thriller set in the modern art world of Los Angeles that skewers pretentious critics and millionaire collectors alike, Velvet Buzzsaw sees Jake Gyllenhaal reunited with Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy, which is promising. A strong supporting cast includes Toni Collette, Tom Sturridge, John Malkovich and Zawe Ashton. It'll show at Sundance film festival later this month.
Russian Doll (1 February)
Natasha Lyonne, who was a standout talent in Orange is the New Black, finally has a leading role in this dark comedy she plays Nadia, a woman stuck in a timeloop where she repeatedly attends her 36th birthday and each time dies in a different gruesome way. Co-created by Lyonne and SNL's Amy Poehler, the eight part series also stars Elizabeth Ashley and Chloë Sevigny.
High Flying Bird (8 February)
Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Contagion) partners with Moonlight script writer Tarell Alvin McCraney for this basketball film shot, believe it or not, on an iPhone. In it, sports agent Ray Burke (played by Moonlight'sAndré Holland) finds himself caught in the middle of a dispute where the team players and management fail to agree on payment conditions. Expect plenty of the type of overly dramatic, fist-punching moments we secretly love American sports films.
The Umbrella Academy (15 February)
Sadly not a new documentary about a group of martial arts fighters whose weapon of choice is an umbrella, this Netflix adaptation of a comic series sounds like the next best thing. When forty-three children are born to random women who showed no sign of pregnancy on the same day in 1989, billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves sets up The Umbrella Academy and prepares these children to save the world. The results are predictably mixed. Cast members include Vanya Hargreeves, a virtuoso violinist played by Ellen Page and Cha-Cha, a time-travelling hit-woman played by Mary J. Blige.
Stranger Things 3 (4 July)
This summer the Duffer brothers nostalgia-heavy adventure series returns to Hawkins, Indiana for a third season, promising to finally give Will a break after putting him through hell for two seasons and agreeing to give more airtime to Dustin and Steve, hinting that “we’re going to be dealing with forces of evil that are new.”Expect even more Eleven costumes this Halloween.
Black Mirror season 5
After Netflix dropped Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones' choose-your-own-adventure film spin-off of the sci-fi series with little notice, who knows exactly when we'll see the forthcoming fifth season, apart from being promised it's 'some time this year'.
What we do know is that the remaining episodes will follow a linear format rather than the divisive interactive structure of Bandersnatch, and that we can expect some more optimistic storylines. Does that mean we'll have to start thinking of a new catch-all phrase for when a piece of technology is a little bit worrying? Quite possibly.
Central Park Five
Award-winning film and documentary maker Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th) takes on the infamous, and sadly still pertinent, story of the Central Park Five - a group of black teenage boys who were wrongfully convicted of raping a New York jogger in the 1980s. The mini-series dramatisation (release date TBC) will remember the case which gripped America and even saw Donald Trump, thoughtfully as ever, weighing in on the case. The cast that includes Michael K. Williams, Vera Farming and John Leguizamo, and a little-known executive producer called Oprah Winfrey.
From: Esquire UK