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The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019  

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

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, and add any new Netflix shows that have premiered in 2019 if they are missing from the list.

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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
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
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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Tales of the City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Ellen Page, Laura Linney, Charlie Barnett
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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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey
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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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
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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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resis... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel
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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Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Diedrich Bader
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
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When They See Us is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk
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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Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Jillian Bell, Adam Devine, Daveed Diggs
Green Eggs and Ham (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television series based on the children's book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. Guy-Am-I, an inventor, and his friend Sam-I-Am go on a ...more
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Servant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free, Rupert Grint
Servant (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American psychological thriller television series created and written by Tony Basgallop. The show follows parents Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose) and Sean Turner (Toby ...more
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Wu Assassins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Iko Uwais, Katheryn Winnick, Byron Mann
Wu Assassins (Netflix, 2019) is an American action television series. A young chef (Iko Uwais) discovers he is chosen to round up the powers of an ancient, supernatural, triad as the Wu
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The Society is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Gideon Adlon, Domenic Arduino, Sean Berdy
The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by Christopher Keyser and unofficially inspired by the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. A group of ...more
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After Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton, David Bradley
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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Triad Princess is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Jasper Liu, Eugenie Liu
Triad Princess (Netflix, 2019), is a Taiwanese romantic drama television series. Growing up in the shadow of her Triad father, Angie (Eugenie Liu) craves an independent life of her own. Defying ...more
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Love Alarm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Kim So-hyun, Song Kang, Jung Ga-ram
Love Alarm (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the webtoon of the same name by Chon Kye-young. The story revolves around the societal disruption that ...more
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Conversations with a Killer: T... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
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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Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever
Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by director Susannah Grant. Based on a true story, the eight-episode limited series follows Marie (Kaitlyn Dever), a teenager ...more
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Love, Death & Robots is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler, Stefan Kapicic
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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Daybreak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Matthew Broderick, Austin Crute, Colin Ford
Daybreak (Netflix, 2019) is an American post-apocalyptic comedy-drama television series based on the comic series of the same name by Brian Ralph. High school outcast Josh (Colin Ford) is ...more
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Living With Yourself is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Paul Rudd, Aisling Bea, Desmin Borges
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
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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
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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Merry Happy Whatever is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Dennis Quaid, Hayes Mac Arthur, Bridgit Mendler
Merry Happy Whatever (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark-comedy television series. The first season takes place over the week or so around Christmas as a strong-willed dad (Dennis Quaid) ...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
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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Monarca is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Alan Del Castillo, Ramón Medína, Osvaldo Benavides
Monarca (Netflix, 2019) is a Mexican drama television series created and produced by Diego Gutiérrez. The plot centers on a billionaire tequila magnate and his family thrive in the ...more
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Criminal: UK is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Netflix Shows That Have Premiered in 2019
Criminal: UK