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The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2018

Updated September 1, 2020 4.5k votes 907 voters 105.4k views36 items

Another year means another round of new Netflix originals for your binging pleasure. The popular streaming service has been responsible for innovating television and Netflix original series now consistently rake in Emmys and Golden Globes. The Netflix 2018 schedule already has fans talking. From sci-fi series to dark comedies, new shows coming to Netflix this year are a reason to be excited for 2018. 

The variety of new TV shows coming to Netflix this year is pretty remarkable. What's coming to Netflix in 2018? This round of 2018 new Netflix original shows includes the highly anticipated Altered Carbon, based on Richard K. Moore's sci-fi novel Carbon. If you're in the mood for something lighthearted, try Jonah Hill and Emma Stone's dark comedy Maniac, a story about the life of two patients in a mental institution. Other exciting new Netflix shows include Lost In Space, Everything Sucks, and Insatiable

Make sure to mark your calendar as the Netflix 2018 release dates are revealed. It's going to be another year of unique and original programming for the streaming service. Clear out a time to watch because these 2018 Netflix releases are definitely binge-able material. Also check out the most anticipated Netflix originals of 2019.

What upcoming Netflix original series has you most excited? Cast your vote below. If there's a 2018 Netflix original series you feel is missing, feel free to add it to the list. 

  • Lost in Space1

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    Lost in Space

    April 13

    ActorsToby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 69%

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by...  more
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  • Altered Carbon2

    voting closed at #2

    Altered Carbon

    February 2

    ActorsJoel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,...  more
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  • On My Block3

    voting closed at #3

    On My Block

    March 16

    ActorsDiego Tinoco, Jason Genao, Jessica Marie Garcia, Ronni Hawk, Sierra Capri

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Comedy

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

    On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is an American coming-of-age television series created by Lauren...  more
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  • Everything Sucks4

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    Everything Sucks

    February 16

    ActorsPeyton Kennedy, Jahi Winston, Patch Darragh, Claudine Nako, Sydney Sweeney

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Coming-of-age, Comedy-drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 69%

    Everything Sucks (Netflix, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Ben York...  more
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  • The Rain5

    voting closed at #5

    The Rain

    May 4

    ActorsIben Hjejle, Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller

    Rotten Tomatoes - 85%

    The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and...  more
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  • Disenchantment6

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    August 17

    ActorsAbbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre, John DiMaggio, Billy West

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Comedy, Fantasy

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%

    Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The...  more
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  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina7

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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    October 26

    ActorsKiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series...  more
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  • Maniac8

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    September 21

    ActorsJonah Hill, Emma Stone, Sonoya Mizuno, Justin Theroux, Julia Garner

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Psychological drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

    Maniac (Netflix, 2018) is an American dark comedy television series created by Patrick...  more
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  • Ghoul9

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    August 24

    ActorsRadhika Apte, Manav Kaul, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, Mahesh Baleaj

    Genres (Tv)Action, Horror, Thriller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 78%

    Ghoul (Netflix, 2018) is an English-language Indian action horror miniseries created by...  more
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  • Seven Seconds10

    voting closed at #10

    Seven Seconds

    February 23

    ActorsClare-Hope Ashitey, Beau Knapp, Regina King, David Lyons, Michael Mosley

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Rotten Tomatoes - 78%

    Seven Seconds (Netflix, 2018) is an American crime drama television series developed by Veena...  more
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    #45 of 46 New TV Shows of the Last Few Years with the Best Overall Acting#21 of 87 The Best Black TV Shows of the Last Few Years

  • The Innocents11

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    The Innocents

    August 24

    ActorsSorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott, Guy Pearce, Jóhannes Hauker Jóhannesson, Laura Birn

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Romance, Supernatural drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

    The Innocents (Netflix, 2018) is a British supernatural television series created by Hania...  more
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  • B: the Beginning12

    voting closed at #12

    B: the Beginning

    March 2

    ActorsHiroaki Hirata, Yūki Kaji, Asai Seto

    Genres (Tv)Anime

    B: the Beginning (Netflix, 2018) is an anime series directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Yoshiki...  more
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  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs13

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    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    August 31

    ActorsJames Franco, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Ralph Ineson, Tim Blake Nelson

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Anthology, Western

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a 2018 American western anthology film directed by the Coen...  more
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  • Safe14

    voting closed at #14


    May 10

    ActorsMichael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Audrey Fleurot, Hannah Arterton, Emmett J. Scanlan

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Mystery

    Rotten Tomatoes - 76%

    Safe (Netflix, 2018) is a television drama series created by Harlan Coben. After his teenage...  more
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    #128 of 187 The Greatest Thriller Shows in TV History#16 of 60 The Best Mystery Shows On Netflix To Watch Now

  • Ratched15



    ActorsSarah Paulson, Alice Englert, Rosanna Arquette

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Ratched (Netflix, 2020) is an American television series based on Ken Kesey's novel One Flew...  more
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  • Kiss Me First16

    voting closed at #16

    Kiss Me First

    June 29

    ActorsTallulah Haddon, Simona Brown, Matthew Beard, George Jovanovic, Freddie Stewart

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Thriller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%

    Kiss Me First (Channel 4, 2018) is a British horror-thriller drama series created by Bryan...  more
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  • Requiem17

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    March 23

    ActorsLydia Wilson, Joel Fry, James Frecheville, Sian Reese-Williams, Brendan Coyle

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural thriller, Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes - 78%

    Requiem (Netflix, 2018) is a six-part British television drama serial created by Kris Mrksa....  more
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  • Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.18

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    October 19

    ActorsSam Ashe Arnold, Cole Sand, Brianna Reed, Brittany Garms

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever. (Netflix, 2018) is a comedy television series created by Robin J....  more
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  • The Haunting of Hill House19

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    The Haunting of Hill House

    October 12

    ActorsMichiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural horror

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%

    The Haunting of Hill House is the first season of the Netflix supernatural anthology...  more
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  • The End of the F***ing World20

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    The End of the F***ing World


    ActorsAlex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan, Wunmi Mosaku, Steve Oram

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

    The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark...  more
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  • The Kominsky Method21

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    The Kominsky Method

    November 16

    ActorsMichael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Nancy Travis, Sarah Baker, Lisa Edelstein

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%

    The Kominsky Method (Netflix, 2018) is an American comedy web television series created by...  more
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  • Alexa & Katie22

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    Alexa & Katie

    March 23

    ActorsParis Berelc, Isabel May, Tiffani Thiessen, Eddie Shin, Jolie Jenkins

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Rotten Tomatoes - 100%

    Alexa & Katie (Netflix, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Heather Wordham....  more
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  • Paradise PD23

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    Paradise PD

    August 31

    ActorsDana Snyder, Cedric Yarbrough, David Herman, Tom Kenny, Sarah Chalke

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Comedy

    Paradise PD (Netflix, 2018) is an American adult animation comedy web television series...  more
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  • Magic for Humans24

    ActorsJustin Willman

    Genres (Tv)Reality

    Magic for Humans (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality television show. Comedian and magician...  more
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  • Hilda25

    voting closed at #25


    September 21

    ActorsBella Ramsey, Kaisa Hammarlund, Ilan Galkoff, Reece Pockney, Claire Skinner

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Animation

    Hilda (Netflix, 2018) is an animated television series based on the comic book series by Luke...  more
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