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The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2018 

Molly Gander
Updated December 18, 2018 2.1k votes 906 voters 104.8k views 35 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. 

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voting closed at #1 April 13

Actors: Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins, + more

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 Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #3 March 16

Actors: Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao, Jessica Marie Garcia, Ronni Hawk, Sierra Capri, + more

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 Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. In an inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood, four teens - a ...more

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#331 of 422 The Best TV Shows to Rewatch #62 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #4 of 42 The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #1 February 2

Actors: Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman, + more

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #5 August 17

Actors: Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre, John DiMaggio, Billy West, + more

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%

Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The series follows the story of Bean (Abby Jacobson), an alcoholic princess, her elf companion Elfo (Nat ...more

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #7 September 21

Actors: Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Sonoya Mizuno, Justin Theroux, Julia Garner, + more

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Psychological drama

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

Maniac (Netflix, 2018) is an American dark comedy television series created by Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Fukunaga. Based on a 2014 Norwegian series, the show revolves around the ...more

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #5 May 4

Actors: Iben 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 Christian Potalivo. After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark ...more

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voting closed at #4 February 16

Actors: Peyton Kennedy, Jahi Winston, Patch Darragh, Claudine Nako, Sydney Sweeney, + more

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 Jones and Michael Mohan. In 1990s Oregon, members of a high school A/V club clash with the drama

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #8 Gabyyy added October 26

Actors: Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis, + more

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more

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voting closed at #13 August 31

Actors: James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Ralph Ineson, Tim Blake Nelson, + more

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 brothers. Six chapters present a different story from the wild frontier.
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voting closed at #9 February 23

Actors: Clare-Hope Ashitey, Beau Knapp, Regina King, David Lyons, Michael Mosley, + more

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

Rotten Tomatoes - 78%

Seven Seconds (Netflix, 2018) is an American crime drama television series developed by Veena Sud, based on the Russian film The Major. Tensions run high between African American citizens and ...more

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voting closed at #9 August 24

Actors: Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott, Guy Pearce, Jóhannes Hauker Jóhannesson, Laura Birn, + more

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

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

The Innocents (Netflix, 2018) is a British supernatural television series created by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric. After running away from her repressive family to be with her lover Harry ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #11 March 2

Actors: Hiroaki Hirata, Yūki Kaji, Asai Seto

Genres (Tv): Anime

B: the Beginning (Netflix, 2018) is an anime series directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Yoshiki Yamakawa. In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic ...more

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voting closed at #8 August 24

Actors: Radhika 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 Patrick Graham. A prisoner arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his ...more

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Ratched is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2018
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Actors: Sarah Paulson, Alice Englert, Rosanna Arquette

Genres (Tv): Drama

Ratched (Netflix, 2020) is an American television series based on Ken Kesey's novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. A young nurse (Sarah Paulson) at mental institution becomes jaded, bitter, ...more
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voting closed at #16 May 10

Actors: Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Audrey Fleurot, Hannah Arterton, Emmett J. Scanlan, + more

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Rotten Tomatoes - 76%

Safe (Netflix, 2018) is a television drama series created by Harlan Coben. After his teenage daughter goes missing, widowed surgeon Tom Delaney (Michael C. Hall) begins unearthing dark secrets ...more
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voting closed at #17 June 29

Actors: Tallulah Haddon, Simona Brown, Matthew Beard, George Jovanovic, Freddie Stewart, + more

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 Elsley. A lonely video game addict (Tallulah Haddon) to the online world of Azana meets a confident ...more
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voting closed at #13 March 23

Actors: Lydia Wilson, Joel Fry, James Frecheville, Sian Reese-Williams, Brendan Coyle, + more

Genres (Tv): Supernatural thriller, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes - 78%

Requiem (Netflix, 2018) is a six-part British television drama serial created by Kris Mrksa. An award winning cellist (Lydia Wilson) has her life turned upside down following the unexpected ...more
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voting closed at #17 October 12

Actors: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, + more

Genres (Tv): Supernatural horror

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%

The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. A fractured family confronts ...more

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voting closed at #16 October 19

Actors: Sam 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. Stein and Daniel Bryan Franklin. Zed (Sam Ashe Arnold) and his teenage pals face a never-ending string ...more
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voting closed at #20 2018

Actors: Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan, Wunmi Mosaku, Steve Oram, + more

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark comedy-drama television series, based on the comic series by Charles S. Forsman. 17-year-old James (Alex ...more

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voting closed at #15 March 23

Actors: Paris Berelc, Isabel May, Tiffani Thiessen, Eddie Shin, Jolie Jenkins, + more

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Rotten Tomatoes - 100%

Alexa & Katie (Netflix, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Heather Wordham. Eagerly anticipating the start of their freshman year of high school, lifelong best friends Alexa ...more

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voting closed at #19 August 31

Actors: Dana Snyder, Cedric Yarbrough, David Herman, Tom Kenny, Sarah Chalke, + more

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Comedy

Paradise PD (Netflix, 2018) is an American adult animation comedy web television series created by Waco O'Guin and Roger Black. A small-town police department of underperforming cops try to ...more

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voting closed at #22 November 16

Actors: Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Nancy Travis, Sarah Baker, Lisa Edelstein, + more

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%

The Kominsky Method (Netflix, 2018) is an American comedy web television series created by Chuck Lorre. An aging actor (Michael Douglas), who long ago enjoyed a brush with fame, makes his living ...more

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Magic for Humans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2018
2018

Actors: Justin Willman

Genres (Tv): Reality

Magic for Humans (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality television show. Comedian and magician Justin Willman performs magic tricks for people on the street.
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voting closed at #19 September 21

Actors: Bella Ramsey, Kaisa Hammarlund, Ilan Galkoff, Reece Pockney, Claire Skinner, + more

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Animation

Hilda (Netflix, 2018) is an animated television series based on the comic book series by Luke Pearson. The adventures of fearless Hilda (Bella Ramsey), a blue-haired girl who along her deerfox ...more