Women's History Month: Netflix Announces Year Of Original Series, Celebrates With Kate Del Castillo, Sophia Amoruso, More

Celebrate Women’s Month all year long with more than 10 new original series and seasons of your favorite Netflix documentaries and feature films. Photo: Courtesy

The world’s leading Internet television network Netflix, will debut original series featuring actresses like Julie Andrews, Kate Del Castillo, Jane Fonda, and many more.

With over 93 million members in over 190 countries enjoying anytime, anywhere without commercials or commitments, the entertainment company will present even more female characters that are raw, complex and relatable in 2017 in series like the “Ingobernable" or “Girlboss” which reflects the reality of the viewers who watch them. Women who can be vulnerable, strong, funny, badass, executive, gay, trans, curious, depressed, angry, bipolar, fat or skinny or somewhere in between.

“Our goal is to reflect the full human experience across our programming, and powerful female characters like Claire, Sheila or Piper, certainly have a large role within that,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. “It is critical that women are depicted in all of their complexity and dimensions, and because of the freedom we give our creators to tell their stories, we see the creation of these authentic characters that viewers have come to love so much.”

Celebrate Women’s Month all year long with:

  • Julie’s Greenroom - March 17 -  Julie Andrews welcomes seven young friends and viewers to learn about the arts - dance, singing, performing, painting, and more.
  • Ingobernable - March 24 - Emilia Urquiza, the first lady of Mexico, is a woman of conviction and ideals. But when she loses faith in her husband, she'll need all her strength to uncover the truth.
  • Grace and Frankie S3 - March 24 -  In this third season, accompany Grace and Frankie as they try to get their new business off the ground, as they continue to deal with family issues and rifts in their friendship.
  • 13 Reasons Why - March 31 -  After a teenage girl's suicide, a classmate finds a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
  • Girlboss - April 21 -  Follow Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal played by Britt Robertson, in her journey from selling vintage clothes on eBay to her multi-million dollar fashion empire by age 27.
  • Las Chicas del Cable - April 28 -  In 1928, four girls from very different backgrounds start working as “cable girls” (operators) in Madrid, the only place that represents progress and modernity for women at the time. From that day on, jealousy, envy and betrayal will get mixed up with the hunger for success, friendship and love.
  • Sense8 - May 5 -  Picking up where season one left off, the women on Sense8 Kala (Tina Desai), Nomi (Jamie Clayton), Sun (Donna Bae),come together both physically and mentally with the rest of the Sensates, plunged into the middle of each other’s tragedies and triumphs on the run from Whispers.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt s3 - May 19- In the third season, Kimmy continues to find life a little perplexing in New York City.
  • House of Cards s5 - May 30 -  First lady Claire Underwood (Robin Wright), former ally to Frank, will challenge him more than ever before in this fifth season.
  • Orange is the New Black s5 - June 9 -  As power dynamics in the prison shift, this diverse group of inmates serving time in a women's prison will join together in Season 5.
  • Glow - June 23 -  Inspired by the real story of the 1980's female wrestling league, the series -- set in Los Angeles and showcasing big hair and body slams -- will be the fictionalized story of an out of work actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.
  • Stranger Things - Halloween -  A year after Will’s return, everything returns to normal...but there is a darkness hanging underneath the surface, threatening Hawkins, and Eleven will reappear.

According to Netflix, this is only the beginning and there’s much more girl power awaiting!

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.