25 New and Returning Netflix Series Worth Staying Indoors For This July


Suntans and beaches are overrated. If you really want to have a good time, you'll want to check out all the new and returning TV series coming to Netflix this July. As well as the highly anticipated second season of The Umbrella Academy, this month will introduce a travel show hosted by Zac Efron, a fantasy series starring Katherine Langford, and a wedding-planning series that will give you major Queer Eye vibes, among several others. With shows from Finland, Spain, Japan, Korea, Australia, Turkey, Brazil, Belgium, Mexico, Germany, Norway, Poland, the UK, and the US, here are the titles you need to check out this month.


Deadwind, Season 2

This Finnish crime drama returns for its long-awaited second season to continue the story of Sofia Karppi, a widowed detective, as she and coworker Sakari Nurmi investigate two bodies found at construction sites, one in Helsinki and the other in Tallinn.

When it's available: July 1


Say I Do, Season 1

In this new reality show, wedding experts Jeremiah Brent, Thai Nguyen, and Gabriele Bertaccini help couples overcome obstacles and drama as they put their dream celebrations together in less than a week.

When it's available: July 1


Warrior Nun, Season 1

This fantasy drama is based on the comic series of the same name by Ben Dunn, telling the story of a 19-year-old woman named Ava, who — after waking up in a morgue — discovers that she has become part of an ancient order tasked with fighting off evil demons on Earth.

When it's available: July 2


Cable Girls, Season 5, Part 2

Based on four women working at the National Telephone Company in 1920s Madrid, the fifth and final season of this Spanish drama follows Lidia, Carlota, Ángeles, and Marga as they put all their effort into fighting against Franco's regime.

When it's available: July 3


JU-ON: Origins, Season 1

In this Japanese horror series (which is part of the Grudge franchise), a paranormal investigator attempts to find a home where, years before, something terrible happened to the mom and daughter who lived there.

When it's available: July 3


Southern Survival, Season 1

In this series, a crew of survival experts known as the BattlBox crew put outdoor survival products to the test, seeing if they can actually withstand natural disasters and other threats from the wilderness.

When it's available: July 3


Stateless, Season 1

Starring Cate Blanchett, Yvonne Strahovski, and Dominic West, among others, this Australian drama revolves around an immigration detention center in the Australian desert, telling the story of four strangers who form an unexpected bond while in captivity.

When it's available: July 8


Was It Love?, Season 1

In this K-drama, a single mom who's all but given up on romance suddenly finds herself with four very different suitors: a bad-boy novelist, a pitiful yet ridiculously wealthy man, a former gangster turned CEO, and a sweet physical-education teacher.

When it's available: July 8


The Protector, Season 4

The fourth season of Netflix's first Turkish original series will continue the adventures of Hakan, a young shopkeeper whose world changes forever when he learns he's connected to a secret ancient order, the Loyal Ones, and tasked with protecting Istanbul against the resurgent Immortals.

When it's available: July 9


Down to Earth With Zac Efron, Season 1

Zac Efron stars alongside wellness expert Darin Olien in this travel show, which follows the two men as they journey around the world, discovering new healthy and sustainable ways to live.

When it's available: July 10


Dating Around Brazil, Season 1

In Dating Around, six participants go on five back-to-back blind first dates hoping to find a spark, as well as a potential second date, and this season takes place in trendy São Paulo.

When it's available: July 10


The Twelve, Season 1

In this Belgian drama, 12 jurors are brought together to decide the fate of a woman who stands accused of killing her best friend and her own daughter.

When it's available: July 10


Dark Desire, Season 1

This thrilling series from Mexico tells the story of Alma, a married woman who — after a passionate weekend away ends in tragedy — begins to wonder what secrets her loved ones may be hiding.

When it's available: July 15


Skin Decision: Before and After, Season 1

In this eye-opening reality series, skin and beauty expert Nurse Jamie and plastic surgeon Dr. Sheila Nazarian help clients feel more comfortable in their own skin through transformative cosmetic procedures.

When it's available: July 15


Indian Matchmaking, Season 1

In this reality dating series, professional matchmaker Sima Taparia provides an inside look at the custom of arranged marriages in the modern era, helping clients in both the US and India with the arranged-marriage process.

When it's available: July 16


Kissing Game, Season 1

This suspenseful Brazilian series is set in a small cattle-ranching town, following what happens after a contagious infection spread by kissing threatens the town's teenage population.

When it's available: July 17


Cursed, Season 1

Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler, this reimagining of King Arthur's coming-of-age legend stars Katherine Langford as Nimue, a teen destined to become the Lady of the Lake, who teams up with Arthur, a mercenary, in order to deliver an ancient sword to Merlin.

When it's available: July 17


How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast), Season 2

Inspired by real events, this German series is back for a second season to tell the story of 17-year-old high school student Moritz, who starts a giant online drug business from his bedroom with his best friend, Lenny.

When it's available: July 21


Norsemen, Season 3

This Norwegian comedy series about the eighth-century Vikings of Norheim is back, with season three recounting the series of events that led up to the show's first season.

When it's available: July 22


Signs, Season 1

In this Polish crime drama, a newly appointed police commander is put to the test after it's revealed that a woman's recent murder has several similarities to a decade-old cold case.

When it's available: July 22


Sing On! Spain, Season 1

Hosted by Spanish TV star Ricky Merino, this singing competition from Spain challenges participants to take on some of music's biggest hits in the hopes of winning the (potentially) 30,000-euro jackpot.

When it's available: July 24


Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons, Season 4

In the fourth season of this investigative series, journalist Raphael Rowe takes viewers inside dangerous prisons in Paraguay, Germany, Mauritius, and Lesotho, all while living like a prisoner himself.

When it's available: July 29


Get Even, Season 1

This British drama revolves around a group of teens who decide to team up to expose their school's bullies — though things become complicated when the girls are framed for one of their target's murders.

When it's available: July 31


The Umbrella Academy, Season 2

An adaptation of My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way's comic-book series of the same name, this Netflix show is back for a second season, following a dysfunctional family of superheroes — Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumour, The Séance, The Boy, and The White Violin — who are reunited following their father's mysterious death.

When it's available: July 31


Locked Up: El Oasis, Season 1

In this spinoff of the Spanish prison drama Locked Up, narratives from the original series are brought full circle, allowing for the return of fan favorites like Maca and Zulema, among others.

When it's available: July 31

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