Netflix's worldwide streaming dominance is wholly dependent on the strength of its original content. Fortunately for subscribers, a bunch of hot new shows are ready and waiting to drop in the new year. Here are 16 compelling titles you might not have heard about.
The selection below focuses on all-new Netflix Originals coming in 2019. (Third-party TV shows and returning series have been deliberately excluded.) Unfortunately, Netflix does not share concrete release dates this far in advance, but all of the following titles are slated to appear sometime in 2019.
As you can see, there's quite a lot to look forward to! We're particularly intrigued by Martin Scorsese's new crime drama starring Robert De Niro, Wu Assassins, and Guillermo del Toro's horror anthology 10 After Midnight. Read on for an official synopsis of each show.
From the creator of "Planet Earth," this series takes viewers on an unprecedented journey through some of the world's most precious natural habitats.
A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. Starring Robert De Niro and directed by Martin Scorsese.
A warrior chosen as the latest and last Wu Assassin must search for the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance in San Francisco's Chinatown.
The Central Park Five
Based on a true story that gripped the country, the limited series will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.
A teenage virgin who lives with his sex therapist mother teams up with a smart and edgy high school classmate to start their own health clinic.
The Last Dance
Charting the rise of the 1990's Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.
A master assassin comes out of retirement to contend with a group of young hit men. Based on the comic series by Victor Santos.
Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight
Acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro curates this collection of sinister stories, each more horrifying than the next.
Ryan Reynolds stars in this action film from the creators of the “Deadpool” franchise. Directed by Michael Bay.
A widowed single mom discovers that her son has super powers and tries to figure out how to raise him safely and responsibly.
In this fresh take on the Arthurian legend, teenager Nimue joins forces with mercenary Arthur on a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword.
The Umbrella Academy
A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after their adoptive father, who trained them to save the world, dies.
Dolemite is My Name
The story of performer Rudy Ray Moore, who assumed the role of an iconic pimp named Dolemite during the 1970s.
After Tony's wife dies unexpectedly, his nice-guy persona is altered into an impulsive, devil-may-care attitude taking his old world by storm. Created by Ricky Gervais, who also directs and stars.
Fast & Furious
An animated series that will capture the action, heart, humour and global appeal of the feature films.
Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. Based on the award-winning video game.
You can find out more about some of these shows in the video below.
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