After a somewhat slow start to the year, February sees Netflix getting up to speed with the highly anticipated debut of Inventing Anna, the long-awaited second season of Love Is Blind, and a brand new entry in the Vikings franchise. Plus: Leatherface is back, Kanye West tells his story in a three-week documentary event, and more. Here are the new releases and returning series we're most looking forward to this month:
It has been two years since the Crooked Man (Jason Ritter) was defeated, but Nicole (Alisha Wainwright) and her son Dion (Ja’Siah Young) have new challenges to contend with. Dion is learning how to hone his power at Biona, and his trainer Tevin (Rome Flynn) catches his mother’s eye, however, there are figures who can’t be trusted within the biotech firm. The arrival of fellow powered student Brayden (Griffin Robert Faulker) sets events in motion and puts all of Atlanta at risk.
Available February 1
The producers of Don’t F*** with Cats and The Imposter combine two Netflix staples — true crime and dating — in this new feature-length documentary. What begins as a con man using Tinder to dupe women out of huge sums of cash turns into a revenge thriller. Instead of relying on authorities across the globe, his targets team up to track down and unmask the fake international businessman.
Available February 2
Murder mysteries are a TV cornerstone, but what happens when one cast member doesn’t have the script? Will Arnett has long been shopping around this format based on the BAFTA-winning BBC3 series Murder in Successville, and he finally found a taker in Netflix. Arnett plays a homicide detective who's joined by a different guest star each episode to help solve a new murder case. The impressive roster features Annie Murphy, Conan O’Brien, Ken Jeong, Kumail Nanjiani, Marshawn Lynch, and Sharon Stone. Yep, the Sharon Stone. Here's the hook: everyone has a script except the guest stars, and they are the ones who have to ultimately name the killer.
Available February 3
The second season kicks off where the previous one left off as Maddie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Helen (Heather Headley), and Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott) find out who was in the car crash with Maddie’s son. The fallout from Prom Night continues and the town of Serenity, South Carolina is about to get rocked by more relationship drama and life-changing secrets coming to light. The three best friends have each other at least and margarita night is a must as they navigate new setbacks.
Available February 4
The Emmy-nominated first season of the hit dating show debuted the month before lockdown and was one of the most-talked-about unscripted shows of that period thanks to its unique concept. The contestants get to know each other without distractions from the outside world, but it's the fact that a proposal occurs before they lay eyes on each other that adds an extra unconventional element to the mix. Nick and Vanessa Lachey are back to host the ten-episode second season. Can't get enough? Love Is Blind: Japan also debuts this month (February 8).
Available February 11
Three years ago, Anna Delvey became the face of the so-called “Summer of Scam,” and Jessica Pressler’s New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People" got to the heart of the matter. Now, Shondaland has adapted Pressler’s article as a limited series with Emmy-winner Julia Garner taking on the titular role, and Anna Chlumsky playing the journalist who's trying to get to the heart of this tangled web while Anna awaits trial.
Available February 11
Hot on the heels of its Sundance Film Festival debut, this intimate look at Kanye West’s career journey is set to unspool as a three-week event on the streamer. The “21 years in the making” trilogy features behind-the-scenes footage and is directed by Chike Ozah and Clarence “Coodie” Simmons. The latter has long been chronicling the superstar and his footage gives audiences a front-row seat to all of Yeezy's career highs and lows. As with everything Kanye does, this one's sure to get audiences talking.
Available February 16
Steve Carell returns as four-star general Mark Naird who was tasked with leading the newly formed sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces: Space Force. Last season, Mark uprooted his life to move to Colorado in a bid to secure celestial domination. Of course, things didn’t quite go according to plan and his team has to prove their worth to the new administration in Season 2. John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Tawny Newsome, and Jimmy O. Yang all return.
Available February 18
Available February 18
The latest offering from the Vikings producers is set a hundred years after the events of that series, but the Vikings are still battling for survival and glory. “Valhalla” translates as “hall of the fallen” and emphasis is placed on those that have already spilled their blood. Set in the 11th century, legendary figures like explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter) battle against the English.
Available February 25
Joe Reid is the senior writer at Primetimer and co-host of the This Had Oscar Buzz podcast. His work has appeared in Decider, NPR, HuffPost, The Atlantic, Slate, Polygon, Vanity Fair, Vulture, The A.V. Club and more.
TOPICS: Netflix, Inventing Anna, jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, Love Is Blind, Murderville, Raising Dion, Space Force, Sweet Magnolias, The Tinder Swindler