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The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows

Updated September 16, 2020 8.7k votes 1.2k voters 39.6k views135 items

List RulesOnly 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.

  • 1

    Good Omens

    Michael Sheen, David Tennant

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Comedy, Action, Adventure

    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) and...  more
  • 2

    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy

    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 their...  more
  • 3

    The Order

    Jake Manley, Kayla Heller

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

    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 (Jake...  more
  • 4

    Sex Education

    Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson

    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 mother...  more
  • 5

    Our Planet

    David Attenborough

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Nature, Science

    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 home...  more
  • 6

    The Society

    Rachel Keller, Kathryn Newton

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Thriller

    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 come...  more
  • 7

    When They See Us

    Michael Kenneth Williams, Vera Farmiga

    Genres (Tv)Docudrama, Crime drama, Law

    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 color,...  more
  • 8

    After Life

    Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    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 and...  more
  • 9

    Carnival Row

    Avan Jogia, Jacob Artist

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    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 dark...  more
  • 10


    Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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    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 the...  more
  • 11

    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Jack Quaid

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action, Adventure, Fantasy

    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 Robertson....  more
  • 12

    The Widow

    Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston

    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 disappearance of...  more
  • 13


    Elçin Sangu, Kerem Bürsin

    Genres (Tv)Entertainment

    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 human-turned-vampire,...  more
  • 14


    Rachel Lillian Goldberg, Ju Ji-hoon

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Action

    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 prince is sent...  more
  • 15


    Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Comedy drama

    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 her...  more
  • 16

    Northern Rescue

    William Baldwin, Kathleen Robertson

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Northern Rescue (CBC, Netflix, 2019) is a Canadian television drama created by Mark Bacci, David Cormican, and Dwayne Hill. After the death of his wife, Sarah, John West (Baldwin), packs up his three...  more
  • 17

    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Comedy, Horror, Science fiction, Fantasy

    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, horror,...  more
  • 18

    Turn Up Charlie

    Idris Elba, Piper Perabo

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Turn Up Charlie (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Idris Elba and Gary Reich. Charlie (Idris Elba) is a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, given a final chance at...  more
  • 19

    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

    Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Children

    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
  • 20


    Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Mystery

    Chambers (Netflix, 2019) is a supernatural television series created by Leah Rachel. A young heart attack survivor begins taking on the characteristics of the heart donor that saved their life some...  more
  • 21

    Four Weddings and a Funeral

    Zoe Boyle, Nathalie Emmanuel

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy

    Four Weddings and a Funeral (Hulu, 2019) is an American romantic comedy television series created by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton, based on the 1994 British film. Four American friends (Nathalie...  more
  • 22


    Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller

    What/If (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Mike Kelley. An anthology series which tackles a different morality tale, and the ripple effect of a single decision that...  more
  • 23


    Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler

    Genres (Tv)Nature, Documentary

    Catch-22 (Hulu, 2019) is an American-Italian drama miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. Following the story of Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier...  more
  • 24


    Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette

    Genres (Tv)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 Armstrong....  more
  • 25

    Russian Doll

    Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama

    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 from a...  more