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The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated January 10, 2020 4k votes 742 voters 12.6k views 98 items

List Rules Only brand-new shows on Netflix that have premiered so far in 2019

UPDATED: Check out The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered In 2020!

Netflix has definitely been increasing their output of original series in 2019 and we aren't complaining. The best new Netflix shows of 2019 are either already binge-watched or waiting on our watchlists for the next free evening. From original dramas, sci-fi, action, and comedies to thrilling new reality competition shows and fascinating docuseries, the best 2019 Netflix Originals premieres are some great TV and highly anticipated.

The new year started on off on the right foot with the Netflix original series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Some of the shows that have followed -  from the playful Sex Education to the addictive Russian Doll - also sparked joy. Other Netflix shows, like The Ted Bundy Tapes, or the fantasy horror Kingdom, were gripping and we couldn't tear our eyes away from them but "joy" might be the right word for the emotion they sparked. Of course, that didn't mean we didn't binge them just a little (lot) bit.

What are the best new Netflix series of 2019? Vote up the best new shows people can add to their watchlist below, then see what new shows have premiered in 2020 on Netflix.

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Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. A young woman (Natasha Lyonne) in New York tries to escape ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. A socially awkward high school virgin (Asa Butterfield) living with his sex therapist ...more
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Tales of the City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Ellen Page, Laura Linney, Charlie Barnett

Genres (Tv): Drama, Miniseries

Tales of the City (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries based on a series of novels by Armistead Maupin of the same name. The show follows Mary Ann, who returns home to ...more
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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Tragicomedy

Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman. After the murder of her husband, tightly wound widow, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy ...more
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Conversations with a Kil... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix, 2019) is an American four-part documentary television series created by Joe Berlinger. The series examines Ted Bundy's character and ...more
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When They See Us is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava DuVernay, based on the 1989 Central Park jogger case. The notorious case of five teenagers of ...more
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The Dark Crystal: Age of... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel

Genres (Tv): Fantasy

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy television series, and a prequel to 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy), and Deet ...more
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Love, Death & Robots... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler, Stefan Kapicic

Genres (Tv): Television anthology, Horror, Comedy, Fantasy, Science fiction

Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, ...more
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The Society is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Sean Berdy

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Teen drama

The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by Christopher Keyser. After discovering everybody else in their town has vanished, a group of teenagers must ...more
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After Life is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton, David Bradley

Genres (Tv): Dark Comedy

After Life (Netflix, 2019) is a British dark comedy television series, created by Ricky Gervais. When Tony's (Ricky Gervais) wife suddenly dies he decides to get revenge on the world by doing ...more
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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Drama

The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, ...more
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Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever

Genres (Tv): True crime, Drama

Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman, and Michael Chabon, based on the 2015 news article by T. Christian Miller and Ken ...more
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Tidying Up with Marie Ko... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Marie Kondo

Genres (Tv): Reality

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix, 2019) is a web television series created by Marie Kondo. Marie Kondo offers tips on the art of keeping your home and workspace tidy and organized.
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V-Wars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriler, Horror, Vampires

V-Wars (Netflix, 2019) is a drama web television series based on the anthology. Dr. Luther Swann (Ian Somerhalder), enters a world of horror when a virus is released in ice melting due to ...more
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Special is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Special Ryan O'Connell, Julie Cude-Eaton, Samantha Lee

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Special (Netflix, 2019) is an American upcoming television comedy series created by Ryan O'Connell, who also stars, writes, and executive produces the series. Loosely autobiographical, the show ...more
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Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona, Ryu Seung-ryong

Genres (Tv): Historical, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the webcomic series "Land of the Gods" by Kim Eun-hee. In Korea’s medieval Joseon period, a crown ...more
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Raising Dion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young, Sammi Haney

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Sci-fi, Drama

Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by Carol Barbee, based on the short film and comic book by Dennis Liu. A single mom must hide her young ...more
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Living With Yourself is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Paul Rudd, Aisling Bea, Desmin Borges

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Science Fiction

Living With Yourself (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Timothy Greenberg. George Elliot (Paul Rudd) is burned out and undergoes an experimental treatment to ...more
20
The Disappearance of Mad... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Anthony Summers, Gonçalo Amaral, Robbyn Swan

Genres (Tv): Documentary, True crime, Crime, Crime documentary, Miniseries

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann (Netflix, 2019) is an American true crime documentary television miniseries. The eight-part limited series tells the story of Madeleine McCann, the young ...more
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The Last Czars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Drama, Docu-drama, Docuseries

The Last Czars (Netflix, 2019) is an American docu-drama television series. Blending a scripted drama and documentary format, the series examines the fall of the Romanov dynasty.
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Daybreak is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Matthew Broderick, Austin Crute, Colin Ford

Genres (Tv): Post-apocalyptic, Comedy, Drama

Daybreak (Netflix, 2019) is an American post-apocalyptic comedy-drama television series created by Brad Peyton and Aron Eli Coleite, and based on the comic series of the same name by Brian ...more
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The Spy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, Nassim Si Ahmed

Genres (Tv): Drama, Espionage thriller

The Spy (Netflix, 2019) is a television miniseries written and directed by Gideon Raff. Based on Eli Cohen's (Sacha Baron Cohen) life as Israel's top Mossad spy in Syria.
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The Politician is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Bob Balaban, Benjamin Barrett, Lucy Boynton

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Musical

The Politician (Netflix, 2019) is an American musical comedy television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. The show revolves around the political aspirations of Payton ...more
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Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Diedrich Bader

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Superhero, Comedy, Action

Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television series based on the DC Comics character. After breaking up with the Joker, harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) ...more