Here's What You'll Be Streaming This Year

Our List of Must-See Web Shows

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Shows like "Transparent" and "Orange Is the New Black" are solidifying a reputation for artistic, innovative content, and web-enabled binge-watching is becoming a respected form of TV consumption.

Notable recent releases include Yahoo Screen's "Sin City Saints," a comedy directed by Bryan Gordon of "The Office"; Netflix's third season of "House of Cards" and its debut of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"; and Amazon's second season of "Alpha House" and first season of "Mozart in the Jungle." Below is Ad Age's curated list of the most-anticipated web series right now, including wacky comedies, superhero stories and a lot of sci-fi.

"Daredevil" (Netflix)

"Daredevil" is Marvel's first of four series with Netflix. It chronicles the adventures of Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who becomes a masked vigilante at night. You can expect violence, corruption and, of course, a battle of good vs. evil.

Release date: April 10

"Other Space" (Yahoo Screen)

Paul Feig fans rejoice: The director of cult favorite "Freaks and Geeks" is having another go at TV with the futuristic "Other Space." Besides "Community," this is Yahoo's most buzzed-about series. Stars include Karan Soni, Eugene Cordero, Milana Vayntrub, Conor Leslie and Neil Casey.

Release date: April 14

"Grace and Frankie" (Netflix)

The creator of "Friends" is at it again. "Grace and Frankie" is a comedy about two wives whose husbands leave them for each other, with a cast including Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston.

Release date: May 8

"Sense8" (Netflix)

After a death, eight people around the world are mysteriously connected, communicating as if they were in the same room. "Sense8" was written by the Wachowskis ("The Matrix" trilogy) and its 14-member cast includes Naveen Andrews and Daryl Hannah.

Release date: June 5

"Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)

Now in its third season, "OITNB" has been steadily gaining a loyal following. The premiere of a new season will bring new cast members, more twists and hopefully some answers to last season's cliffhangers.

Release date: June 12

"11/22/63" (Hulu)

Based on Stephen King's novel, "11/22/63" is the story of a teacher who travels back in time and tries to prevent President John F. Kennedy's murder. The show is produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and stars James Franco and Chris Cooper.

Release date: 2016

"Red Oaks" (Amazon)

Amazon's "Red Oaks" follows a college student on summer break working as a country-club tennis trainer. This '80s-era comedy was directed by David Gordon Green of "Pineapple Express" and "Eastbound and Down," so expect some pot jokes and goofy fun.

Release date: TBD

"F Is for Family" (Netflix)

"F Is for Family" is an animated show based on comedian Bill Burr's stand-up. According to Netflix, the show "follows the Murphy family in the 1970s, a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport."

Release date: TBD

"Narcos" (Netflix)

Netflix is expanding its reach with "Narcos," based on the life of "King of Cocaine" Pablo Escobar, and at the helm is José Padilha, director of "Elite Squad."

Release date: TBD

"Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" (YouTube)

Fans of the 1976 "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" will want to check out this campy reboot about two superheroes moving from Ohio to L.A. It stars YouTubers Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart.

Release date: TBD

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"The Man in the High Castle" (Amazon)

What would the U.S. be like if Nazis won WWII? This is the alternate universe of "The Man in the High Castle," based on Philip K. Dick's novel.

Release date: TBD

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