watchworthy presents

The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows 

Molly Gander
Updated January 10, 2020 5.4k votes 1k voters 38.8k views 133 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.

Data-driven recommendations based on voting from over 40 million monthly visits to Ranker. Try the free app
list ordered by
1
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
2
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
3
Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 3 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
4
The Boys is listed (or ranked) 4 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
5
The Order is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer

Number of Seasons: 1

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
6
Conversations with a Kil... is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Dark comedy

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
8
Hanna is listed (or ranked) 8 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
9
Our Planet is listed (or ranked) 9 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
10
Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 10 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
11
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): 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
12
The Society is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Gideon Adlon, Domenic Arduino, Sean Berdy

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Teen drama, Teen

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
13
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
14
Love, Death & Robots... is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
The Act is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
After Life is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton, David Bradley

Number of Seasons: 1

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
17
The Dark Crystal: Age of... is listed (or ranked) 17 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
18
Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever

Genres (Tv): Drama

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
19
The Widow is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
Carmen Sandiego is listed (or ranked) 20 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).
21
Four Weddings and a Fune... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Zoe Boyle, Nathalie Emmanuel, Guz Khan

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Four Weddings and a Funeral (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 1994 film of the same name. our American friends reunite for a fabulous London wedding. But after a ...more
22
Chambers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn

Genres (Tv): Drama, Supernatural

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 — ...more
23
PEN15 is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
Trinkets is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
Immortals is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
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