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The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows

Updated September 16, 2020 8.0k votes 1.2k voters 39.4k 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.

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    Good Omens
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    51

    Good Omens

    David Tennant, Michael Sheen

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Fantasy

    Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    The Umbrella Academy
    654
    276

    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Sex Education
    265
    148

    Sex Education

    Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Netflix

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    The Boys
    120
    94

    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action

    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Russian Doll
    221
    215

    Russian Doll

    Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    The Order
    168
    172

    The Order

    Jake Manley, Sarah Grey

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Supernatural

    The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Dead to Me
    97
    98

    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Tragicomedy

    Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
    Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix, 2019) is an American four-part... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Hanna
    105
    128

    Hanna

    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action

    Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Our Planet
    Our Planet (Netflix, 2019) is a nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Doom Patrol
    42
    54

    Doom Patrol

    April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero

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

    Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Act
    37
    48

    The Act

    Patricia Arquette, Joey King

    Genres (Tv)Drama, True Crime

    The Act (Hulu, 2019) is an American true crime anthology drama web television series. A girl's... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Trinkets
    31
    38

    Trinkets

    Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Drama

    Trinkets (Netflix, 2019) is an American teen drama television series created by Kirsten Smith,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    When They See Us
    48
    64

    When They See Us

    Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Dating Around
    Dating Around (Netflix, 2019) is an American reality dating television series. Each episode of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Unbelievable
    24
    30

    Unbelievable

    Toni Collette, Merritt Wever

    Genres (Tv)True crime, Drama

    Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Carnival Row
    46
    62

    Carnival Row

    Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Neo-noir

    Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Society
    53
    73

    The Society

    Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Teen drama

    The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Love, Death & Robots
    27
    35

    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler

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

    Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Living With Yourself
    11
    14

    Living With Yourself

    Paul Rudd, Aisling Bea

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Science Fiction

    Living With Yourself (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    After Life
    54
    77

    After Life

    Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton

    Genres (Tv)Dark Comedy

    After Life (Netflix, 2019) is a British dark comedy television series, created by Ricky... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Carmen Sandiego
    61
    87

    Carmen Sandiego

    Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Educational, Mystery

    Netflix

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    The Last Czars
    13
    18

    The Last Czars

    Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert

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

    The Last Czars (Netflix, 2019) is an American docu-drama television series. Blending a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Wayne
    49
    70

    Wayne

    Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo

    Genres (Tv)Action, Comedy

    YouTube Premium

    Amazon buy button
  • 25
    Shrill
    32
    46

    Shrill

    Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Shrill (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy web television series, based on the book Shrill:... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button