Whether you love historical drama or science fiction, hilarious comedy or horror, here are the new and returning Netflix original series that we’re most excited to wiretap in 2019.
Sex Education (January 11)
A high school student (Asa Butterfield) has learned a thing or two from his sex therapist mom (Gillian Anderson), and starts a health clinic with one of his classmates.
The Punisher: Season 2 (January 18)
The story of Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) continues in the second season of the Marvel Comics-to-TV adaptation. Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) is also back, and now he’s taking on the villainous persona, Jigsaw.
Grace and Frankie: Season 5 (January 18)
This season, Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) are trying to get their beach house back. Plus, RuPaul sashays in as a major obstacle.
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4, Part 2 (January 25)
In the final episodes of the quirky comedy, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) has a huge decision to make. Will she choose her friends, or put herself first?
Russian Doll (February 1)
Nadia is stuck in a time loop that has her dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. It was created by Orange Is the New Black‘s Natasha Lyonne, who also stars as Nadia, and Amy Poehler is the executive producer.
One Day at a Time: Season 3 (February 8)
The Alvarez Family dances back into our lives with a guest-star-studded Season 3 premiere that includes Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz, and the incomparable Gloria Estefan (who also sings the theme song)!
The Umbrella Academy (February 15)
A disbanded group of superheroes who were raised to save the world reunite following the death of their adoptive father. Based on the hit comics created and written by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, this is one of the most highly anticipated new series of the year.
Turn Up Charlie (March 15)
Idris Elba stars in this comedy as Charlie, a struggling DJ who reluctantly becomes a “manny” to his best friend’s daughter. The series also features Piper Perabo and JJ Feild.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season 1, Part 2 (April 5) and Season 2 (TBA)
CAOS has been renewed for a second season, but first, there’s still the second half of Season 1! This spring, Sabrina embraces her inner witch after signing her name in the Book of the Beast. Will she remain friends with Susie and Roz? Will the Weird Sisters continue to give her grief? And will Sabrina and Harvey get back together, or could there be sparks with Nick?
Stranger Things: Season 3 (July 4)
Celebrate the summer with a return to 1980s Indiana and a brand new season of Stranger Things. Will the kids have a carefree holiday filled with good times at the pool and the brand new Starcourt Mall? Or is another hair raising adventure in store? You’ll want to start thinking up those excuses now, to skip the 4th of July barbecues.
On My Block: Season 2 (March 2019)
Season 1 of On My Block ended on a heartbreaking note, and while we don’t know the fate of a couple of characters, we do know that a second season coming this year.
GLOW: Season 3 (TBA)
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are off to Las Vegas for the third season of GLOW. A release date hasn’t been announced yet — although it’s rumored once again for the summer — but we can be sure that things are about to get even hotter in Sin City.
This series prequel to the acclaimed 1982 Jim Henson film introduces us to three Gelflings: Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy), and Deet (Nathalie Emmanuel). They head out on an epic journey to save the world of Thra.
The Crown: Season 3 (TBA)
The third season continues the story of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with a time jump to the 1970s. Claire Foy and Matt Smith have passed their crowns onto Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies, and Helena Bonham-Carter takes over from Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.
Lucifer: Season 4 (TBA)
Lucifans were saddened by Fox’s cancellation of the series, which is based on the character created by Neil Gaiman. But Netflix came to the rescue and resurrected it for a fourth season. A release date has yet to be announced, but production wrapped in December 2018, so it really could be any time now.
Queer Eye: Season 3 (March 15)
The Fab 5 are back and taking a new city by storm in Season 3. Jonathan, Bobby, Karamo, Antoni, and Tan have moved from Atlanta to Kansas City, Missouri where they’re changing lives one makeover at a time.
Black Mirror: Season 5 (TBA)
If you thought Bandersnatch was the only Black Mirror you were going to see for a while, never fear! Season 5 is on its way to mess with your mind and keep you up at night.
Orange Is the New Black: Season 7 (TBA)
All good things come to an end, including one of Netflix’s first original series. This year, Orange Is the New Black is back for its final season. Here’s hoping for a happy ending for at least some of our beloved inmates.
Ozark: Season 3 (TBA)
Ten new episodes of Ozark are coming in 2019. According to star/director/executive producer Jason Bateman, it’s about to get even darker when the Byrde family digs deeper into the world of crime during Season 3.
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