10 delayed Netflix shows we missed the most in 2020

Stranger Things - Season 3 (2019). Photo Credit: Netflix
Stranger Things - Season 3 (2019). Photo Credit: Netflix /
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Stranger Things season 4 and more Netflix shows we missed in 2020

To say 2020 was a difficult year would be an understatement and a half. With the pandemic, lockdowns, social-distancing, and everything else, 2020 has been jam-packed with stress and sadness. To add insult to injury, many of our favorite Netflix shows either put production on hold or were canceled altogether due to the pandemic. Quite a few shows that were supposed to come out this year either for the first time or with a new season were not released because of COVID-related concerns.

Beyond that, there are also some shows that we really could have used this year to take our minds off of everything but that won’t be released until 2021. I know book Twitter really hoped for Shadow and Bone this year if for no other reason than to stop another “is listening to audiobooks actually reading?” debate (the answer is always yes).

The Witcher season 2 or Stranger Things season 4 also would have been nice, but it’s 2020, the year that told us in no uncertain terms that we don’t deserve nice things. The cancelation of GLOW shows that more than anything else.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 shows we wanted this year but, unfortunately, didn’t get.

Netflix shows we missed in 2020: Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone is one of the most anticipated Netflix shows ever. It’s an adaptation of the very popular books series by Leigh Bardugo where a soldier reveals her magical power after the forces of the evil plot against her.

Once her magic is discovered, she is sent to the royal court to train to be a Grisha under the command of the Darkling. Is she strong enough to unite her world? Maybe with the help of a few friends.

Bookworms everywhere have been waiting for this series all year, but with COVID restrictions and the post-production the show needs, we, most likely, won’t see it until 2021 at the earliest. It’s a bummer because it was supposed to be released this year.

The whole first season has been shot, but with a story as fantastical and magical as this one, some CGI needs to be added. Once again, 2020 takes no prisoners.

We don’t know much about the show since a trailer has still not been released, but we do know the main cast and the roles they’re playing. Freddy Carter will play Kaz Brekker, Jessie Mei Li will play the one and only Alina Starkov, and Archie Renaux plays Malyen Oretsec (AKA Mal). Amita Suman will play Inej Ghafa, Danielle Galligan will star as Nina Zenik, and Kit Young will star as Jesper Fahey. Ben Barnes will be playing the Darkling AKA General Kirigan.

When this show comes out, the internet, or at least book Twitter, will explode. While we definitely could have used Shadow and Bone this year, it at least gives us hope that next year might be a little better with the premiere of this series.