What to watch on Netflix next year.
New year, new Netflix! And the streaming site’s 2019 line-up looks amazing, with shows like The Crown, Mindhunter and Stranger Things all set to return.
The Crown series 3 – expected autumn/winter 2019
A whole new cast, a whole new era, but we expect the same quality from the majestic royal drama as the story picks up in the 1970s.
Stranger Things 3 – expected summer 2019
After an extended break, we’re so ready to return to Hawkins, Indiana. Season two ended on a high before revealing the Mind Flayer hovering over the high school in the Upside Down, which can only mean there’s more supernatural drama in store for our favourite mystery solvers.
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes – January 24
The Ted Bundy Tapes is a treat for all you true crime lovers. The four episodes will feature never-before-heard audio with Ted Bundy on death row.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series 2 – April 5
We’re expecting dark things from our new favourite teenage witch. The second series will see Sabrina embrace her witchy side after signing her name in the Dark Lord’s book.
The Alienist series 2 – TBC
The second series of the Victorian detective show will be based on the sequel to the original novel called The Angel of Darkness. Series two is likely to follow the same pattern as season one – broadcasting weekly on US TV on TNT from January, before landing all-in-one-go on Netflix in the UK a few months later.
Better Call Saul Series 5 – expected Summer 2019
The prequel series to Breaking Bad was renewed immediately following series four’s quietly stunning finale in October. Season five will see tensions rise between the leading anti-hero star and his girlfriend Kim as the story inches the audience closer to the inevitable conclusion.
Rick and Morty series 4 – expected late 2019
This from Adult Swim spin-off was picked up for a further 70 episodes and has been in production for a while, fans hope to see season four by the end of the year.
Nightflyers – TBC
The space voyage sci-fi horror series – based on George RR Martin’s novella of the same name – is being made by US broadcaster Syfy, but will also be available to viewers in UK and Ireland on Netflix.
Sex Education – January 11
The series will see ‘socially awkward high school virgin’ (Asa Butterfield), who lives with his sex therapist mother (Gillian Anderson), joins forces with a ‘whip-smart bad girl’ to set up an underground sex therapy clinic for their fellow students.
13 Reasons Why series 3 – TBC
The controversial teen suicide drama will return as the rest of the cast continue to explore life without Hannah Baker.
Ozark season 3 – expected Autumn 2019
Marty Byrde and his family are staying put in the Ozarks, and Wendy is really growing into her role as the bad guy… This can only end well.
Titans – January 11
The highly anticipated DC Comics show has its Netflix debut with Batman’s sidekick Robin leading a team of superheroes. The series, which has already been released on DC Universe’s streaming service, will see the four heroes reluctantly joining forces to defeat a dark evil.
Star Trek: Discovery series 2 – January 18
The second series will see the new crew meet a host well-known character as they lead themselves into a world of new adventures. Series two will air on a weekly basis, first in the US and then in the UK from January 19.
A Series of Unfortunate Events series 3 – January 1
Lemony Snicket’s story will come to an end and this year and Neil Patrick Harris will be joined by Girls and Get Out star Allison Williams.
Mindhunter series 2 – TBC
David Fincher’s serial killer drama, which chronicles the birth of criminal profiling at the FBI in the 1970s, will delve into the minds of more real-life serial killers when it returns later in the year.
The Central Park 5 – TBC
The first TV series from Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle In Time, Selma) will tell the true story of five Harlem teenagers who were wrongly convicted of the rape of a jogger in New York City in 1989.
Santa Clarita Diet series 3 – TBC
Netflix has announced that the full cast will return for 10 half-hour episodes lead byDrew Barrymore, who still craves the taste of human flesh.
Lucifer series 4 – TBC
Following a campaign by fans, the supernatural drama has been picked up by Netflix for a fourth season after it was cancelled by US network Fox.
Orange Is The New Black series 7 – TBC
This is said to be the final series of the hit female prison comedy/drama.
The Umbrella Academy – February 15
This series, about the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes who get together to find out the cause of their father’s mysterious death, was adapted from a graphic novel written by My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way. It will star Ellen Page, Mary J Blige and Tom Hopper.
Our Planet – April 5
A new eight-part, David Attenborough-narrated documentary series from the team behind Blue Planet and Planet Earth.
Turn Up Charlie – TBC
Idris Elba will produce and stars in this comedy series about a struggling DJ who becomes a reluctant childminder to his best friend’s troublesome daughter.
Rhythm & Flow (Chance and Cardi) – expected October 2019
The hip-hop focused musical talent competition will feature an impressive line-up of rap stars as judges, including Chance the Rapper, TI and Cardi B.
GLOW series 3 – expected June 2019
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are headed to Vegas to put on a live stage show.
After Life – TBC
Ricky Gervais’ first TV series since Derek will see him play a grieving widower who vows to do and say whatever he likes for the rest of his life. It will also star Game of Thrones’ David Bradley and Downton Abbey star Penelope Wilton.
What/If – expected late 2019
The 10-episode drama series will be led by Renée Zelwegger and produced by Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis. The series will explore ‘the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.’
The Dark Crystal: Age of Innocence – TBC
Mark Hamill, Helena Bonham-Carter and Alicia Vikander are just some of the big screen stars set to voice characters in this animated fantasy epic, which is based on Jim Henson’s cult 1982 film of the same name.