Upcoming Netflix original series (Non-English language)

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This list includes all upcoming scripted non-English language Netflix original series including series being co-produced with other broadcasters. The list doesn’t include series Netflix acquires from other broadcasters even when these series are marketed as Netflix originals. Also not generally included: sketch comedy series, anime series and kids/family programming. Click on the show name to add it to your Netflix queue – where possible.

1983 – Poland
“Decades after a 1983 terrorist attack, a law student and a cop uncover a conspiracy that’s kept Poland as a police state and the Iron Curtain standing”.
13 September 2017: Series announced (Variety). 7 March 2018: Filming and casting news (broadwayworld).

Again – India
New Delhi set series from Marisha Mukerjee following a female homicide detective investigating a recent murder which connects to closed cases from her past.
3 August 2017: Series announced (Variety).

Baahubali: Before the Beginning – India
Prequel to the record breaking Indian franchise tracing Queen Sivagami’s journey from a rebellious and vengeful girl to a wise and unequaled queen.
2 August 2018: Series announced – 2 season order (Deadline).

Baby – Italy
“Inspired by a true story, this series follows a group of Roman teenagers as they defy society in their search for identity and independence”.
15 November 2017: Series announced (Variety). 18 April 2018: Filming and casting news (spettacoliecultura).

Bard of Blood – India
An expelled spy, Kabir Anand is recalled from his new life as a Shakespeare professor in Panchgani to save his country and long-lost love.
17 November 2017: Series announced (Variety). 27 July 2018: Casting news (Variety).

Bardo – Taiwan
“A strange encounter causes a man awaiting execution to experience alternate timelines, leading to his escape from prison to protect his family”.
3 August 2017: Series announced (Deadline).

Black Moon (Luna Nera) – Italy
“In 17th century Italy, a teenage midwife accused of witchcraft must choose between a star-crossed love and fulfilling her powerful destiny”.
18 April 2018: Series announced (Fandango).

Brigada Costa de Sol – Spain (co-production with Mediaset)
Thriller set in Torremolinos and inspired by the history of one of Spain’s first anti-narcotics squads.
28 May 2018: Series announced (Variety).

Catrina: La Santa Muerte – US (Spanish)
Action series set on the geographical border between Mexico and the United States, at a time when the metaphysical border between the world of the living and the Land of the Dead is beginning to blur.
16 January 2018: Series announced (Deadline).

Crocodile – India
When her best friend goes missing, Mira sets out on her own investigation, uncovering secrets among her friends, romantic relationships and community. Goa set murder mystery.
22 February 2018: Series announced (Hollywood Reporter).

Diablero – Mexico
“A young priest enlists the help of a demon hunter and a paranormal expert to search for a kidnapped girl in the underworld of Mexico City”.
2 August 2017: Series announced (Hollywood Reporter). 10 April 2018: Filming and casting (todotvnews).

Dogs of Berlin – Germany
“A politically sensitive murder forces two disparate detectives into a battle with the Berlin underworld and a confrontation with their own corruption”.
28 April 2017: Series announced (Deadline). 2 November 2017: Filming commenced (Entertainment Focus). 18 April 2018: First look released (Vodzilla). 27 August 2018 – Premiere date announced – 7 December 2018 (Youtube).

Elite – Spain
“When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy”.
13 July 2017: Series announced (Variety). 25 July 2018: Casting announced (hotpress.com). 3 September 2018: Premiere date announced – 5 October 2018 (Youtube).
10 September 2018: Official Trailer.

The Faction – Brazil
Prison thriller following the story of Cristina, an honest and dedicated lawyer who finds that her missing brother has been jailed for years and is a leader of an ascendant criminal faction.
11 July 2018: Series announced (Vodzilla).

Freud – Austria (co-production with ORF)
In 1886 Vienna, Sigmund Freud meets war veteran and policeman ​Alfred​ Kiss and notorious medium Fleur Salomé and unwittingly becomes part of the hunt for a serial killer.
5 July 2018: Series announced (Deadline).

Gente-fied – US (Spanish)
Series based on the America Ferrera-exec produced Latino web series which follows seven Latino characters, including bicultural millennials and veteran business owners, as they come to terms with the effects of gentrification in their predominantly Latino neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
16 January 2018: Series announced (Broadcast Now).

Go! Vive a Tu Manera – Argentina
New musical drama from Sebastián Mellino about an orphan who receives a scholarship in a prestigious dance academy.
7 November 2017: Series announced (infobae.com).

Hache – Spain
Based on real events surrounding Helena, a woman at the heart of 1960s heroin trafficking in Barcelona.
18 June 2018: Series announced (Variety).

Historia de un Crimen: Colosio – Mexico (Limited Series)
Scripted crime anthology series that will tackle notorious controversial crimes that have rocked countries for decades. The first season tells the story of Luis Donaldo Colosio a presidential candidate killed in Tijuana in 1994.
26 August 2018: Series announced – with casting (remezcla.com).

Invisible Cities – Brazil
“While investigating a murder, a detective is drawn into a battle between the visible world and an underground realm inhabited by mythical creatures”.
22 June 2018: Series announced (Vodzilla).

Jinn – Middle East (Filming in Jordan)
“When a girl accidentally releases a jinn in the form of a teenage boy, they learn they’ve also unleashed an ancient darkness that threatens the world”.
25 February 2018: Series announced (Deadline). 13 August 2018: Casting and filming news (Hollywood Reporter).

Kingdom – Korea
“In this zombie thriller set in Korea’s medieval Joseon dynasty, a crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak”.
5 March 2017: Series announced (Hollywood Reporter). 16 July 2018: Renewed for season 2 (Variety).

Leila – India
Series set in the near-future and revolving around Shalini, a free-thinking woman in search of the daughter she lost upon her arrest 16 years earlier.
22 February 2018: Series announced (The Hollywood Reporter).

Love Alarm – Korea
“A software developer creates an app that alerts users if anyone nearby harbors romantic feelings for them. Adapted from the popular web cartoon”.
4 January 2017: Series announced (Hollywood Reporter).

Midnight’s Children – India
Series based on Salman Rushdie’s 1981 magical realist novel following the life of Saleem Sinai, who was born on the stroke of midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, the same time as India’s independence.
28 June 2018: Series announced (Hollywood Reporter).

Monarca – Mexico
“When Ana Maria returns to Mexico to vie for control of her family’s tequila empire, she must fight to survive in a world full of secrecy and corruption”.
3 July 2018: Series announced (Hollywood Reporter).

Money Heist (La casa de papel) – Spain
“Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan”.
18 April 2018: Part 3 announced as a Netflix Original (Deadline).

Mortel – France
Netflix’s fifth original series from France, tells the story of teenagers bound together by a supernatural force.
18 April 2018: Series announced (Deadline).

Most Beautiful Thing (Coisa Mais Linda) – Brazil
“After her husband disappears, meek Maria Luiza turns his property into a bossa nova club and begins to come into her own as an independent woman”.
6 November 2017: Series announced (Variety).  29 June 2018: Casting and filming news (Netflix Media).

Nobody’s Looking (Ninguém tá olhando) – Brazil
Dramatic comedy following Uli, a guardian angel who rebels against the arbitrariness of the orders he receives every day.
30 May 2018: Series announced (todotvnews).

The One (O Escolhido) – Brazil
Three young doctors who are sent to a remote village to vaccinate its residents against a new strand of the Zika virus. Adaptation from the Mexican series Niño santo.
23 July 2018: Series announced (todotvnews).

One Night Love (Plan Coeur) – France
“In a misguided attempt to build up perpetually single Elsa’s confidence, her friends hire a male escort”.
4 December 2017: Series announced (Variety). 31 July 2018: Title confirmed in interview with Chris Lang (Deadline).

Osmosis – France
“In Paris of the near future, a dating app matches singles with their soul mates by mining their brain data. But decoding true love comes at a price”.
11 May 2017: Series announced (Deadline). 6 August 2018: Casting and filming details (programme-tv.net – French).

Perfume – Germany (co-production with ZDF)
A young profiler investigating a series of brutal murders traces events back to a small cadre of boys at a boarding school who experimented with manipulating people using human scents. Based on the Patrick Suskind novel.
20 February 2018: Series announced (Hollywood Reporter).

The Protector – Turkey
“Given mystical powers by a talismanic keepsake, a young man embarks on a quest to fight shadowy forces and solve a mystery from his past”.
29 May 2017: Series announced (Variety). 7 March 2018: Casting and filming news (rapidtvnews).

Puerta 7 – Argentina
Series exploring Argentina’s infamous soccer “barra bravas,” bare torso-ed soccer fans feared by the public and even police, via a disparate set of characters.
11 July 2018: Series announced (Variety).

Quicksand – Sweden
When a mass shooting takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb, a normal high school student, Maja Norberg, finds herself on trial for murder.
7 September 2017: Series announced (Deadline). 2 July 2018: Casting and filming news (eurotvplace).

Selection Day – India
“When a 14-year-old boy tries out for Mumbai’s under-19 cricket team and meets his older brother’s rival, everything in his world begins to change”.
3 August 2017: Series announced (Variety). 6 April 2018: Series in production (firstpost.com).

Siempre Bruja – Colombia
“After a witch time travels to avoid being burned at the stake, she must adjust to life in present day Cartagena … but once a witch, always a witch”.
7 December 2017: Series announced (tbivision). 23 May 2018: Casting and filming news (remezcla.com).

Sintonia – Brazil
Three childhood Sao Paulo favela friends, Nando, Doni and Rita, take different paths in their late teens, drawn by the sway of the drug trade, funk and religion respectively.
12 March 2018: Series announced (Variety).

Sky Rojo – Spain
Female action thriller from creator of La Casa de Papel, Alex Pina.
12 July 2018 – Series announced (Variety).

Super Drags – Brazil
The story of Patrick, Donny and Ramon, three young men who transform into Lemon, Safira and Scarlet, drag queen superheroes.
5 June 2018: Series announced (todotvnews).

Tijuana – US (Spanish) (co-production with Univision)
“When a prominent politician is murdered in cold blood, intrepid local journalists risk their lives to uncover the truth”.
1 February 2018: Series announced (Variety).

Undercover – Belgium/Netherlands (co-production with Federation Ent. and ZDF)
“A major ecstasy producer living in luxury on the Dutch-Belgian border faces big changes when two undercover agents begin moving in on his operation”.
22 November 2017: Series announced including casting (broadwayworld). 16 April 2018: Interview with creator Nico Moolenaar at Canneseries (Variety).

Untitled Arsene Lupin Drama Series – France
Contemporary adaptation of the novels penned by French writer Maurice LeBlanc
about the world famous gentleman thief and master of disguise. Omar Sy stars.
19 July 2018: Series announced (Deadline).

Untitled Colombian Original Series – Colombia
A young detective and her partner travel deep into the Amazon, on the border of Brazil and Colombia, to investigate a series of bizarre murders.
27 November 2017: Series announced (Deadline). 17 May 2018: Casting news – Gillian Anderson (Hollywood Reporter).

Untitled Dutch Original Series – Netherlands
In the liberal city of Amsterdam, these Dutch students have it all: youth, wealth, sex, power… and the portal to a demonic world from the Dutch Golden Age they opened by accident.
18 April 2018: Series announced (broadwayworld).

The Wave – Germany (Limited Series)
Series inspired by a real experiment that shocked the world. Based on the 1981 young adult novel by Todd Strasser and the 2008 film.
18 April 2018: Series announced (comingsoon.net).

Wild District (Distrito Salvaje) – Colombia
“A former guerrilla soldier tries to reintegrate into Colombian society and finds himself taking part in an entirely new kind of war”.
6 March 2018: Series announced (Variety). 15 August 2018: Premiere date announced – 19 October 2018 (Youtube) – US and Latin America only.

YG Future Strategy Office – Korea
“K-pop star Seungri, BIGBANG’s youngest member, tries to lead a team of bumbling staff at YG’s Future Strategy Office in this mockumentary sitcom”.
22 February 2018: Series announced (Variety). 12 September 2018: Premiere date announced – 5 October 2018 (blackpinkupdate).


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