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The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated June 25, 2019 37 votes 30 voters 21 items

List Rules Only acquired series that premiered their first season on streaming networks in 2019.

One of the exciting things about streaming channels is the wide range of good shows from around the world they provide us access to. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have expanded the range of shows we watch and how we watch them by acquiring shows and delivering them to our screens in bingeable form. The best acquired series in 2019 are sometimes promoted as "originals" on streaming channels, but they're not new, just new to those channels.

The difference between streaming channel original content and acquisitions isn't much from our perspective - these are all just great new series to watch on streaming in 2019 - but it's also nice to see which networks are making the shows we love. ITV and CBC Television are two networks that streaming services acquire shows from often and it's how we get great shows like Strangers on Amazon Video and Pure on Hulu and WGN, which both premiered in 2017 (on ITV and CBC Television, respectively) freshly repackaged in 2019.

Whether these acquired streaming series will dole out episodes weekly, or allow you to binge a new season all at once varies by streaming service. Some streaming channels even make multiple seasons of their acquisitions available at once! There are pros (no waiting for new episodes!) and cons (there are no new episodes!) to each style but however you watch them, these are the best acquired shows on streaming platforms in 2019. Vote up the best new-to-the-channel series on Hulu, Amazon Video, and Netflix - then add any acquired shows that premiered on a streaming network in 2019 that we might have missed.

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One Spring Night is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Jung Hae-in, Han Ji-min, Kim Jun-han

Genres (Tv): Drama, Romance

One Spring Night (MBC, 2019) is a South Korean romantic drama television series. When pharmacist and single father Yu Ji-ho has a chance meeting with librarian Lee Jeong-in, they start seeing ...more
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Abyss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Park Bo-young, Ahn Hyo-seop, Lee Sung-jae

Genres (Tv): Crime, Fantasy, Romantic comedy

Abyss (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy fantasy television series. After meeting an untimely demise in separate incidents, Cha Min and Go Se-yeon discover they've come back to life ...more
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Ingress is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Reina Ueda, Yoshiki Nakajima, Hiroo Sasaki

Genres (Tv): Science fiction, Animation, Anime

Ingress (Fuji TV, 2018), also called "Ingress: The Animation," is a Japanese anime science fiction television series based on Niantic's augmented reality mobile game of the same name. ...more
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White Gold is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Ed Westwick, James Buckley, Joe Thomas

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom

White Gold (BBC Two, 2017) is a British comedy series created by Damon Beesley. The story of a double-glazing showroom in Essex in 1983, led by charismatic salesman Vincent (Ed Westwick) who is ...more
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Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Anna Friel, Sean McGinley, Millie Gibson

Genres (Tv): Drama

Hulu

Butterfly (ITV, 2018) is a British television drama miniseries, created by Tony Marchant. Estranged parents Vicky (Anna Friel) and Stephen (Emmett J Scanlan) attempt to work out how best to cope ...more
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Yummy Mummies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Netflix

Yummy Mummies (Seven Network, 2017) is an Australian reality television series. The show follows a group of wealthy, expectant mothers who are deeply competitive in their pre-birth rituals and ...more
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Pure is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Ryan Robbins, A. J. Buckley, Peter Outerbridge

Genres (Tv): Crime Drama

Hulu, WGN

Pure (CBC Television, 2017) is a Canadian television drama series created by Michael Amo. Noah Funk (Ryan Robbins) is a Mennonite pastor working undercover within an organized crime network in ...more
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Strangers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
John Simm, Anthony Wong, Emilia Fox

Genres (Tv): Crime Drama

Amazon Video

Strangers (ITV, 2018), originally titled White Dragon, is a British television crime drama series created by Mark Denton & Jonny Stockwood. Professor Jonah Mulray (John Simm)'s life is ...more
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When Heroes Fly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Tomer Kapon, Ninet Tayeb, Michael Aloni

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller

Netflix

When Heroes Fly (Keshet 12, 2018) is an Israeli drama television series created by Omri Givon and loosely based on the novel of the same name by Amir Gutfreund. Using flashbacks to account for ...more
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Workin' Moms is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Catherine Reitman, Jessalyn Wanlim, Dani Kind

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Comedy-Drama, Sitcom

Netflix

Workin' Moms (CBC, 2017) is a Canadian television sitcom. Kate (Catherine Reitman), Anne (Dani Kind), Frankie (Juno Rinaldi), and Jenny (Jessalyn Wanlim) are a group of friends dealing with the ...more
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The ABC Murders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot, with Rupert Grint, Andrew Buchan

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Drama, Thriller

Amazon Video

The ABC Murders (BBC One, 2018) is a British television serial based on Agatha Christie's novel of the same name. Hercule Poirot (John Malkovich), receives a mysterious letter, signed ...more
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Informer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Paddy Considine, Nabhaan Rizwan, Bel Powley

Genres (Tv): Thriller

Amazon Video

Informer (BBC One, 2018) is a British thriller television series. After a trivial brush with the law, Raza Shar (Nabhaan Rizwan) a second-generation Pakistani young man from East London is ...more
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Mrs Wilson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen, Keeley Hawes

Genres (Tv): Drama

Mrs Wilson (BBC One, 2018), is a British television drama starring and executive produced by Ruth Wilson, who plays the role of her real-life grandmother. In 1963, Alison Wilson's happy home ...more
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Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Martin Clunes, Katie Lyons, Claudie Blakley

Genres (Tv): Drama

Acorn TV

Manhunt (ITV, 2019) is a British television drama based on the true story surrounding the initial investigation into the death of French student Amélie Delagrange. Led by Detective Chief ...more
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Resistance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Brian Gleeson Aoife Duffin Simone Kirby Natasha O'Keeffe Gavin Drea

Genres (Tv): Historical fiction, Spy fiction

Netflix

Resistance (RTÉ One, 2019) is an Irish historical fiction television miniseries written by Colin Teevan. The five-part limited series dramatizes the events surrounding the Irish War of
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Frankie Drake Mysteries ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley, Rebecca Liddiard

Genres (Tv): Crime, Mystery, Period drama

Ovation

Frankie Drake Mysteries (CBC, 2017) is a Canadian television drama. The show follows the fictional Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith), the first female private detective in 1920s Toronto, with ...more
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Immortals is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Elçin Sangu, Kerem Bürsin, Birkan Sokullu

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Fantasy, Drama

Immortals (BluTV, 2018 and Netflix, 2019), called "Yasamayanlar" in Turkish, is a Turkish supernatural television drama. Beginning in Istanbul in the 1800s, the story follows ...more
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Undercover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Tom Waes, Anna Drijver, Frank Lammers

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime drama

Undercover (VRT, Netflix, 2019) is a Belgian television crime drama. A major ecstasy producer, Ferry Bouman (Frank Lammers), living in luxury on the Dutch-Belgian border faces big changes when ...more
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Chip & Potato is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Abigail Oliver, Andrea Libman, Viola Abley

Genres (Tv): Animated, Family

Chip & Potato (Family Jr, 2018) is a Canadian animated children's television series created by Billy Macqueen. The series follows Chip (Abigail Oliver), a young pug who faces challenges in ...more
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Das Boot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Vicky Krieps, Tom Wlaschiha, Thierry Frémont

Genres (Tv): Drama, Historical drama

Hulu

Das Boot (Sky plc, 2018) is a German historical drama television series based on the Lothar-Günther Buchheim's 1973 book of the same name and as a sequel to the 1981 German film of the same ...more
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Curfew is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Sean Bean, Adam Brody, Billy Zane

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama, Speculative fiction, Science fiction, Dystopian

Spectrum

Curfew (Sky One, 2019) is a British dystopian action drama television series created by Matthew Read. To protect the population from a virus sweeping the earth that turns the infected into ...more