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New Shows Coming To Netflix In 2019

Get ready for a ton of new Netflix shows next year!

We all have about 30 shows sitting in our Netflix queue that we just haven’t found the time for yet.

Between “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Maniac” and “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” the streaming service threw a bunch of great new shows at us in 2018. And that’s not even counting the new episodes of favorites like “House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black” and “Making a Murderer” that it released this year!

But even with all that new content, Netflix isn’t slowing down. We’ve rounded up the details we know so far about some of the new original shows Netflix will debut in 2019. The release dates haven’t yet been confirmed for most of these shows but they are all expected to premiere next year.

‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’

Premiere Date: 2019

One of Netflix’s blockbuster 2019 shows is this prequel to Jim Henson’s ’80s favorite “The Dark Crystal.” The Jim Henson Company is behind “Age of Resistance,” so you can bet it will likely stick to the tone and style of the original. The show will follow three young Gelflings who inspire an uprising in the world of “The Dark Crystal.”

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‘The Umbrella Academy’

Premiere Date: Feb. 5

The popular, acclaimed series of graphic novels is the basis for this series of the same name, which stars Oscar nominee Ellen Page. “The Umbrella Academy” will follow a dysfunctional family of superheroes who’ve become estranged. Netflix still has the premiere date listed as some time in 2018, but outside reports say it won’t debut until 2019.

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‘Carmen Sandiego’

Premiere Date: 2019

All kids of the ’80s and ’90s will probably get a tear in their eye over this one. Netflix is bringing back Carmen Sandiego, the enigmatic character featured in several educational video games and TV game shows back in the day. “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez (pictured) will play Carmen and the new series will be animated and educational, telling Carmen Sandiego’s backstory.

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‘Mr. Iglesias’

Premiere Date: 2019

This new sitcom comes from stand-up comic Gabriel Iglesias (pictured), who will also star in the title role. He will play a high school teacher who tries to teach a group of gifted misfits. Iglesias had a regular role in ABC’s “Cristela” but this will be the first live-action show he has starred in himself.

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‘Turn Up Charlie’

Premiere Date: 2019

Idris Elba, the reigning “Sexiest Man Alive,” will co-create and star in this comedy series. In it, Elba (pictured) plays a failed DJ who is trying to restart his career while also working as a nanny in charge of a wild little girl. Fun fact: Elba moonlights as a DJ in real life, which means he’ll get to show off his turntable skills.

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‘Daybreak’

Premiere Date: 2019

This sci-fi/horror series will follow a teenage boy as he roams post-apocalyptic California alongside a group of misfits. The series sounds like a mix of high school drama and “Mad Max.” Its first season will include 10 episodes and the series boasts a large cast of characters to make up its wasteland. “Under the Dome” actor Colin Ford (pictured) will star.

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‘Russian Doll’

Premiere Date: 2019

“Orange is the New Black” star Natasha Lyonne (pictured) will headline this interesting dramedy that sounds a bit like “Groundhog Day” or “Happy Death Day.” Lyonne plays a woman who gets caught in a time loop, repeatedly going to the same party and dying every night, only to wake up the next morning unharmed. Amy Poehler co-created the series with Lyonne.

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‘Go! Go! Cory Carson’

Premiere Date: 2019

This children’s program is based on the Go! Go! Smart Wheels toy line from VTech (pictured). It’s an animated series that will follow a kid car as he grows up. The show is being executive produced by a pair of producers behind Pixar favorites “WALL-E” and “Finding Dory.”

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‘Our Planet’

Premiere Date: 2019

Nature documentary lovers (present company included) will want to add this one to their Netflix queue when it debuts in 2019. This new series, which took four years to shoot, offers an eight-part look at Earth’s remaining wilderness areas and the animals who dwell in them. Expect gorgeous video, which will be presented in Ultra HD 4K, if you have the setup for it.

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‘Rilakkuma and Kaoru’

Premiere Date: 2019

This new anime series, which is aimed at adults, has an intriguing premise to get you hooked. It follows a girl whose new roommate is a charming bear with a zipper on its back who just wants to spend each day being lazy. The series is based on the bear character Rilakkuma, which is a popular character that can be seen on products around Japan.

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‘Nowhere Man’

Premiere Date: 2019

This new series sounds intense and perfect for people who like crime dramas. “Nowhere Man” is about a death row inmate who plans to break out of prison after learning that his son has been kidnapped. It sounds like it has a little bit of everything, including gangster plots, deep friendships, intrigue and action.

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‘October Faction’

Premiere Date: 2019

Fantasy fans and lovers of monster stories will want to circle this series. “October Faction” is about the family of a famous monster hunter, which includes a witch and warlock. The show is based on the comic book of the same title and the pilot was written by an executive producer of “Sleepy Hollow.” “Bones” actor Tamara Taylor (pictured) will star in the ensemble cast.

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‘Rhythm + Flow’

Premiere Date: 2019

Netflix is jumping into the ubiquitous music-competition genre with this new series, which will focus on hip-hop artists who are looking for their big break. The show is being produced by John Legend and the judging panel is top notch, consisting of Cardi B. and Chance the Rapper (both pictured), as well as T.I.

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‘After Life’

Premiere Date: 2019

Ricky Gervais is creating and starring in this new comedy series. It’s about a widower who decides, instead of taking his own life in his grief, to punish the world by behaving exactly how he wants to, with no regard for the thoughts of others. “After Life” has a cast that includes Ashley Jensen, who co-starred with Gervais in the classic “Extras,” and David Bradley, best known for his work in the Harry Potter films and “Game of Thrones.”

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‘What/If’

Premiere Date: 2019

Another new Netflix series that features A-list talent is “What/If.” Oscar winner Renée Zellweger (pictured) stars and “Forrest Gump” director Robert Zemeckis will serve as executive producer. This thriller’s first season will follow a pair of broke newlyweds who accept an offer from a mysterious woman that will make them rich but leave them morally bankrupt. According to Netflix, each season of “What/If” will take on a different morality tale.

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‘Chambers’

Premiere Date: 2019

The incredible Uma Thurman will star in this supernatural drama that has a unique setup. The show is about a woman who receives a life-saving heart transplant and then becomes obsessed with knowing the details of the donor’s mysterious death. Thurman (pictured) will play the donor’s mother.

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‘Dead To Me’

Premiere Date: 2019

This dark comedy will follow the friendship between an uptight widow and a free-spirited woman who has a shocking secret. The series comes from a former writer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and creator of “One Big Happy.” It is set to star Christina Applegate (pictured) and counts Will Ferrell as an executive producer.

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‘Flinch’

Premiere Date: 2019

This reality competition show sounds like something for fans of “Fear Factor” or bizarre Japanese game shows. The series presents contestants with frightening and uncomfortable events and asks them not to flinch. If they flinch, “they’ll suffer painful consequences,” according to Netflix’s write-up. So far, no celebrities involved with the project or promotional art have been released.

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‘Hyperdrive’

Premiere Date: 2019

People who love “Top Gear” and other automotive shows will want to check out this new series. “Hyperdrive” sees daring drivers racing through a massive road course filled with obstacles. The contestants will be drivers from around the world. No word on if The Stig will be eligible to compete!

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‘Leila’

Premiere Date: 2019

This new drama comes from India and is based on a book of the same title by author Prayaag Akbar (pictured). The plot follows a woman who is searching for the daughter she lost contact with during a 16-year jail sentence. “Leila” is set in the near future and is being described by Netflix as an “inventive, boundary-breaking story.”

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‘Raising Dion’

Premiere Date: 2019

This new Netflix original is about a single mom whose son has superpowers, which she must help him hide while she investigates how he got them. The series was created by comics writer Dennis Liu, who based it on a short film he produced in 2015, which racked up more than 300,000 YouTube views. The show’s impressive cast includes Michael B. Jordan (pictured) and Jason Ritter.

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‘No Good Nick’

Premiere Date: 2019

This series is aimed at preteens, according to Netflix. “No Good Nick” is about a 13-year-old girl named Nicole (the “Nick” from the title) who is a street-smart con artist. She shows up one day on the doorstep of a family she claims she’s related to. The leads in the series will be Melissa Joan Hart (pictured) and Sean Astin, who will play the married couple that takes Nick in.

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‘My Husband’s Penis Won’t Fit’

Premiere Date: 2019

There aren’t many details out there about this new series, aside from the title — but color me intrigued! Netflix says the plot for this comedy is based on a true story. It’s about a “physically incompatible couple” who try to make their marriage work despite needing to be celibate. We don’t know who is connected to this series yet.

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‘Twelve Forever’

Premiere Date: 2019

This new cartoon is aimed at kids ages 8 to 12. It is about a girl named Reggie who wants to be a kid forever and finds herself in a fantasy world where she never has to grow up. It sounds kind of like a fresh new spin on Peter Pan.

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‘Trash Truck’

Premiere Date: 2019

You have to admit, that’s a catchy title! This animated series for preschool-age kids is about a free-range 6-year-old boy who’s best friends with a giant trash truck. The series seems to be big on imagination and is being executive produced by the team behind Kobe Bryant’s Oscar-winning animated short “Dear Basketball,” including director Glen Keane (pictured below with Bryant).

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‘H’

Premiere Date: 2019

This Spanish series, also known as “Hache,” will focus on a woman who gets launched into the business of heroin trafficking in Barcelona. It stars Adriana Ugarte (pictured) in the central role. The show will be set in the 1960s, so expect a “Mad Men” vibe. The thriller comes from creator Verónica Fernández and its first season will consist of eight episodes.

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‘Bard of Blood’

Premiere Date: 2019

This series, based on a 2015 Indian novel of the same title, is slated to debut some time in 2019 on Netflix. The book is a spy story that follows a former Indian intelligence agent who is called back to service after his ex-boss is murdered. The show is expected to be multilingual and is slated to be written by Bilal Siddiqi (pictured below, at right), who also wrote the book. Netflix says the show’s title is subject to change.

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‘History Of A Crime’

Premiere Date: 2019

This Spanish-language true-crime series, also known as “Historia de un Crimen,” will spend each season looking at a different notorious crime. The first season, set to debut in 2019, will examine the 1994 murder of Mexican presidential candidate Luis Colosio, who was killed during his campaign. The season will have eight episodes.

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‘Kingdom’

Premiere Date: Jan. 25

This South Korean period piece is set in the nation’s medieval days and blends political intrigue, fantasy and zombies! The series follows a prince who sets out to save his people from a strange plague that turns its victims into the undead. The first season will consist of six episodes.

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‘Mighty Little Bheem’

Premiere Date: 2019

Another new children’s animated series, “Mighty Little Bheem” is based on the popular Chhota Bheem franchise for preschool kids (the character is pictured below). The series, which is being produced in India, is described as “non-verbal” and full of slapstick comedy and adventure. The book series the show is based upon has been described as perfect for kids ages 4 to 6 and is said to be educational.

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