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The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows 

Molly Gander
Updated May 25, 2020 5.7k votes 1.1k voters 39k views 134 items

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

UPDATED: Check out The Best Original Streaming Platform Shows of 2020!

Television has grown far beyond the cable box and original series from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and YouTube Premium have expanded the range of shows we watch and how we watch them. There is almost a daring flexibility to streaming originals, and the best streaming series in 2019 are ready to shake up your TV nights.

Streaming TV platforms often acquire shows from other channels, but what they do with their original programming is impressive. The flexibility of streaming services can make it a great place for reboots of old favorites, like Carmen Sandiego from Netflix. Platforms like YouTube Premium are newer additions to the already still-fresh world of steaming originals, but they're gearing up to add some great shows to 2019's new streaming series, like Wayne.

Although some streaming shows still dole out episodes weekly, others let you binge a new season all 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 new shows on streaming platforms in 2019. Vote up the best new Hulu and Amazon Originals, Netflix original series, and YouTube Premium shows - then add original streaming shows newly premiered in 2019 that we might have missed.

Then, check out all the streaming shows available in 2020.

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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
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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Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Anna Maxwell Martin

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Fantasy

Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. After being accustomed to life on Earth, the demon Crowley (David Tennant) ...more
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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Netflix

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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Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
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 Boys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Drama, Action

The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick ...more
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The Order is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer

Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror, Supernatural

The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. After joining a secret society of magic users, college freshman Jack Morton ...more
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Conversations with a Kil... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows

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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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
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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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman

Genres (Tv): Drama, Action

Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name. The story follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Esme ...more
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Our Planet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows

Genres (Tv): Nature documentary

Our Planet (Netflix, 2019) is a nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough. The series addresses issues of conservation while featuring these disparate animals in their respective ...more
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When They See Us is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
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 Society is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
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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Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Amanda Mazzillo added April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Comedy-drama, Mystery, Science fiction, + more

Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton), the Doom Patrol – ...more
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Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Waj Ali

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Neo-noir

Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham. As a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a ...more
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Love, Death & Robots... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
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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After Life is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
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 Act is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny

Genres (Tv): Drama, True Crime

The Act (Hulu, 2019) is an American true crime anthology drama web television series. A girl's (Joey King) quest for independence from the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective ...more
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Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
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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Trinkets is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Drama

Trinkets (Netflix, 2019) is an American teen drama television series created by Kirsten Smith, Amy Andelson, and Emily Meyer, based on Kristen Smith's YA novel of the same name. An unexpected ...more
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The Widow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston, Babs Olusanmokun

Genres (Tv): Thriller

The Widow (ITV/Amazon Video, 2019) is a joint American and UK thriller television series. Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) is lead to the Congo on her search to uncover the mysterious ...more
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PEN15 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle

Genres (Tv): Comedy

February 08

PEN15 (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy web television series, created by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman. Erskine and Konkle play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in ...more
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Carmen Sandiego is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard

Genres (Tv): Animation, Educational, Mystery

Netflix

Carmen Sandiego (Netflix, 2019) is an animated educational series based on the franchise. The origin story of globe-hopping master thief, Carmen Sandiego (Gina Rodriguez).
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The Dark Crystal: Age of... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
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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Shrill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Shrill (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy web television series, based on the book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. While the world around her deems her not good enough because of ...more
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Living With Yourself is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
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