On Thursday, Netflix announced three new original series that aim to strike another blow to cable and network companies. The new shows are an animated series from comedian Bill Burr titled “F is for Family”; a dark mystery series called “Bloodline,” whose cast includes Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights; and a Canadian series called “Between.”
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F is for Family (2015) — Starring Bill Burr, Justin Long, and Laura Dern. This animated series will follow the Murphy family in the 1970’s. It brings us back to a time where you could smack your kid, smoke inside, and bring a weapon to an airport.
Bloodline (2015) — Starring Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, Ben Mendelsohn, and Sissy Spacek. This series follows four Florida siblings whose “dark secrets” are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home. Have a look at the teaser below:
Between (2015) — Starring Jennette McCurdy from Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” and “Sam & Cat.” The series features a town that’s under siege from a mysterious disease that has killed everybody — except for those 21 years old and younger.
These three new series are further proof that Netflix is expanding its original content to compete with the big networks and other rivals such as HBO that are just getting more heavily into the online streaming game. Either way, this will lead to more weekends lost to binge-watching Netflix instead of being productive.