Netflix announces three new original shows

Despite a temporarily tanked stock price because of lower-than expected subscriber figures, Netflix is still going strong: the streaming media service has announced the addition of three more original series to its already packed television lineup, including a new animated comedy from Bill Burr, and a sci-fi thriller series starring Nickelodeon actress Jennette McCurdy.

Bloodline: The dark drama, starring Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler, describes itself as a "dramatic thriller that explores the demons lurking beneath the surface of a contemporary American family." The show centers around the Rayburns, a business-owning Florida family with a wealth of dark secrets that are in danger of being exposed when their son comes home for the 45th anniversary of his parents' hotel. You can watch the teaser trailer here.

F is for Family: This animated comedy from comedian Bill Burr (also of Breaking Bad fame) explores the average family's life -- in the 1970s. The show is based on Bill Burr's standup, and showcases "a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside, and bring a gun to the airport."

Between: This dramatic sci-fi thriller lands Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat) in a unique role as a girl in a small town where a mysterious disease has killed everyone over the age of 21. The show is being released in collaboration with Canadian cable company Rogers and Canadian streaming service Shomi, which means it will debut across three platforms simultaneously.

All three shows are slated for an early 2015 release date, and considering the ramped up competition between Netflix and its competitors like HBO, the production value on all three will doubtlessly be top notch.

Source: Netflix via Variety

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