Netflix has just given us a sneak peek into the TV series lineup for 2024, and while there’s excitement in the air, some fan-favorite shows are noticeably absent due to delays caused by strikes among writers and actors.
For die-hard fans of Stranger Things, the wait for the fifth and final season just got a bit longer. Although production started this month, we won’t be diving into the Upside Down until 2025. That’s a three-year gap between Seasons 3 and 4 (thanks to the pandemic) and now Seasons 4 and 5. Patience is a virtue, right?
The delay for Stranger Things Season 5 isn’t entirely unexpected, considering the intricate VFX work involved. Originally set to begin filming in May, the series faced some unavoidable setbacks.
And then there’s Wednesday, the show that stole the spotlight from Stranger Things as Netflix’s most popular series. Unfortunately, it’s not on the 2024 schedule either. Season 2 is gearing up for production in late April, taking the action to a new location in Ireland. The 2023 sensation, One Piece, is also yet to kick off filming for its second season.
But it’s not just the big names facing delays. Female-led series like Sweet Magnolias, along with the ratings powerhouses Ginny & Georgia and Virgin River, won’t be gracing our screens with new episodes in 2024. Various factors, including weather conditions delaying the start of Virgin River Season 6 filming in Vancouver until spring, are at play.
Taking a break in 2024 also includes The Lincoln Lawyer (confirmed for Season 3) and three sophomore series – The Watcher, XO, Kitty, and The Recruit.
Fret not, Netflix enthusiasts! The coming year still has plenty of treats in store. Favorites like Squid Game, Bridgerton, The Night Agent, Cobra Kai, Emily In Paris, and The Diplomat will be making a triumphant return.
Keep in mind that the intricate process of dubbing and subtitling for global audiences adds extra time to the production of series on a streaming giant like Netflix. So, as we eagerly await the next chapters of our beloved shows, let’s brace ourselves for an emotional rollercoaster in the world of streaming entertainment!