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The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years 

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Updated March 18, 2020 153.6k votes 14.9k voters 250k views 248 items

List Rules Only shows that premiered Season 1 after January 1, 2015.

With so many great original series currently streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, we gathered the best new original shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated Netflix original shows, Hulu originals, and Amazon original series of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new original series on television. What is the best new original TV show from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon? 

In the last few years, TV has moved from networks and cable to online streaming platforms, like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. The three big video streaming sites has produced many bingeworthy original series. Must watch shows on Netflix include Stranger Things, Ozark, and the Marvel series. For the best new Hulu originals, check out The Handmaid's Tale and Difficult People. New Amazon original shows, like Goliath and Sneaky Pete, prove that quality television can be found almost everywhere. 

Vote up the best new original TV shows streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon and feel free to add any new original series missing from the list.

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, + more

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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Anne with an E is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Lauren M. P. added Netflix

Actors: Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson, Lucas Jade Zumann, Dalila Bela

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Drama

Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty) is a good-hearted, earnest ...more

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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, + more

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Thriller

Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago to a ...more

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Hulu

Actors: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, + more

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Drama, Dystopian fiction

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally ...more

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Hannah Gross

Genres (Tv): Drama

Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in the late '70s and early '80s, the series revolves around two FBI ...more

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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years

Actors: John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Mena Massoud, Timothy Hutton, Peter Fonda, + more

Genres (Tv): Action, Thriller, Drama

Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, based on the character created by Tom Clancy. When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John ...more

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 2

Genres (Tv): Science Fiction, Action

Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more

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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Gary VanOpdorp added Netflix

Actors: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, + more

Premiered: 2019

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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The Marvelous Mrs. Maise... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Amazon Video

Actors: Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 3

Genres (Tv): Comedy-Drama, Period drama

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Rachel Brosnahan as a housewife in the 1950s who ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Eileen Atkins, Jeremy Northam, + more

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Historical drama

The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more

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#205 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #107 of 391 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate Princess Alice of Battenberg's Real Life Was Even More Dramatic Than What You Saw On 'The Crown'

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Deborah Ann Woll

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 2

Genres (Tv): Action, Superhero, Crime drama, Conspiracy thriller

Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more

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The Haunting of Hill Hou... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
LoganButernowsky added

Actors: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, + more

Genres (Tv): Supernatural horror

The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. The first season, The Haunting of ...more

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Leanne North added Channel 4

Actors: Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 22

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker. The show features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine ...more

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman, + more

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more

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Chilling Adventures of S... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
but_that's_none_of_my_buissness added Netflix

Actors: Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis, + more

Premiered: 2018

Number of Seasons: 3

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more

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The End of the F***ing W... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years

Actors: Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan, Wunmi Mosaku, Steve Oram, + more

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark comedy-drama television series, based on the comic series by Charles S. Forsman. 17-year-old James (Alex ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Joanna Christie, Luis Guzmán, + more

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 2

Genres (Tv): Biography, Crime, Drama

Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the exploits of Colombian Pablo Escobar, as well ...more

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A Series of Unfortunate ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, K. Todd Freeman, + more

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). The Baudelaire ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor, Wil Traval, Erin Moriarty, + more

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Action, Crime, Drama

Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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The Man in the High Cast... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Amazon Video

Actors: Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel de la Fuente, + more

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 2

Genres (Tv): History, Drama, Dystopian, Thriller, Sci-fi

The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
CraigFillingham added

Actors: Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins, + more

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi

Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira, Skyler Gisondo, Liv Hewson

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more

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Dark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel, Maja Schöne

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Drama

Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden brings light ...more

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The Boys is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Amazon Videoi

Actors: Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, + more

Premiered: 2019

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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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Original Streaming Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix

Actors: Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, + more

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 2

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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