All the Eric Newman (Grand Electric) Movies and Shows Are Coming to Netflix


In March 2018, Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless signed a full global deal with Netflix on the back of Narcos and Bright. Since then, Eric Newman has signed a separate deal with Netflix and has a huge catalog of titles both on Netflix and coming soon. Let’s dig into this library now.

Newman is among dozens of other creators and production companies that work with Netflix under first-look or global deals. Some of the most prolific names include Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy (who is on this list) and The Obamas.

Prior to working exclusively with Netflix, Newman produced high-profile films such as children of men, The last exorcism and 2014 Robotcop.


Eric Newman produced titles on Netflix

  • hemlock grove – Ran for 3 seasons between 2013 and 2015 – Was executive producer
  • Narcos – Ran for 3 seasons between 2015 and 2017 – Served as showrunner and executive producer.
  • Luminous (2017) – Fantasy film by Will Smith – Served as producer.
  • Narcos: Mexico– Ran for 3 seasons between 2018 and 2021 – Served as executive producer.
  • Project Power (2020) – Jamie Foxx superhero film – Served as producer.
  • True Story (2021) – Limited series

Every Eric Newman Project Coming Soon to Netflix

We’ve tried to list the projects below in release order, but of course that’s mostly based on what information is available. Towards the end, we will list projects that were announced a long time ago with unknown developments.

In the majority of the projects below, Eric Newman continues to work with his longtime collaborator Bryan Unkeless who ran Screen Arcade together. They split into separate companies in 2020 with separate Netflix deals.

On the way for the ride (2022)

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Based on the novel by Sarah Dessen, Netflix is ​​adapting the romantic drama with writing and directing by Sofia Alvarez.

The film has wrapped production and is set to hit Netflix in 2022. It is set to star Andie MacDowell, Katie Bosworth and Dermot Mulroney.


Escape from Spiderhead (2022)

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One of the big budget action thrillers coming to Netflix in 2022 is Escape from Spiderhead which stars Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth is of course already attached to a major action franchise for Netflix in the form of Extraction, but he’s trying again here.

Joseph Kosinski is on board to lead the project and alongside Hemsworth we’ll see Jurnee Smollett, Miles Teller, Tess Haubrich and BeBe Bettencourt.

Newman serves as producer on the film.


More less (2022)

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Lili Reinhart of Riverdale fame will direct this fantastic new film from Netflix directed by Wanuri Kahiu. It’s about a girl called Natalie who, one day before graduation, finds her life split into two parallel realities. In one reality, she becomes pregnant and returns home to Texas. In the alternate reality in which she moves to Los Angeles to pursue her career.

More less is in post-production in early 2022 and is slated for release later in the year.


Pain killer (Limited series)

painkiller netflix limited series

Newman serves as executive producer on this new miniseries that explores the origins of the opioid crisis. The show itself is directed by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.

Among the actors assembled for Painkiller are Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick, Dina Shihabi, Taylor Kitsch and Jack Mulhern.

The show ended in late 2021 and is set to arrive in 2022.


The Observer (Limited series)

the watcher limited series netflix

Teamed with Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Newman serves as executive producer on this horror-mystery series which is headlined by Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Coolidge and Naomi Watts.

The series, in production until the end of February 2022, tells the story of a married couple moving into their dream home threatened by terrifying letters from a stalker, signed – “The Watcher”.

We have more on The Observer in our full overview.


Griselda (Limited series)

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We were among the first outlets to announce that Netflix would be teaming up with Eric Newman for another flagship dope-like series. Narcos (although we have been underlined, this has nothing to do with Narcos).

Sofía Vergara will play the lead role of Griselda Blanco (pictured above) and the limited series will chronicle her life as the leader of one of the most profitable cartels in history.


rebel moon

rebel moon netflix

Grand Electric will team up with Zack Snyder’s The Stone Quarry for Snyder’s massive upcoming sci-fi fantasy epic which currently stars Sofia Boutella.

Details are still slim, with filming expected to begin in 2022.

Here’s what we know about the story so far:

“The inhabitants of a galaxy send a young woman to seek warriors from other planets to aid them from the tyrannical armies that terrorize their peaceful colony.”


90 Church

90s church series netflix

Netflix alongside Eric Newman will adapt Dean Unkefer’s novel 90 Church: The True Story of the Narcotics Squad from Hell.

We exclusively revealed that Dave Bautista and Kit Harington are on board to star in the drama that will see the creation of a new FBI-esque department in New York.


bad father

bad father

Newman and Unkeless have been announced as producers of an adaptation of the children’s novel by British author and actor David Walliams.

Since we first heard about the project in 2020, we’ve had no word on its progress.


The upper world

the upper world netflix

Based on Femi Fadugba’s sci-fi novel, The Upper World was first announced in 2020, but we don’t know what’s going on with its production.

Daniel Kaluuya is on board to star in the film.

Here’s what you can expect if the movie sees the light of day:

“Esso is caught in a deadly feud and on the verge of expulsion when he realizes he has an unexpected gift: access to a world where he can see glimpses of the past and the future. “


Bright 2

bright 2 netflix

At the time of its release in 2017, Bright was one of the biggest films Netflix had ever produced and released and while its legacy was not as rosy as most Netflix members would have liked, a sequel was announced but where it is in production is unknown.

Will Smith and Joel Edgerton have been announced to return with David Ayer, TS Nowlin and Evan Spiliotopoulos returning to write.


Three Musketeers

One project that has remained silent since its initial announcement in March 2019 is a modern adaptation of Three Musketeers.

The project would see Eric Newman produce alongside Scott Glassgold with Harrison Query writing.

What is your most anticipated movie or series from Eric Newman’s Grand Electric? Let us know in the comments.

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