It’s only March now, and Netflix has started this year with guns blazing.
Netflix is popular for bringing new and original series, and it’s without a doubt to see them doing great so far. The giant streaming service started the year with a number of interesting shows on their catalogue. After browsing through their catalogue, we have put together a number of 5 Series worth streaming on the platform.
Here is our list of 5 TV series worth watching on Netflix:
The Umbrella Academy S1
Netflix debuted The Umbrella Academy back in Febraury. The series is an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name, created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.
The live-action series stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige.
In the series;
On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death.
After a successful and worth-watching Season 1, Grown-ish is back for Season 2. The half-hour comedy series tackle current social issues and complexities facing both students and administrators, follows Zoey (Yara Shahidi), Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter from ABC’s Emmy-nominated comedy black-ish, as she heads into her freshman year of college.
Netflix will debut a new comedy series ‘Turn Up Charlie’ and it stars Idris Elba.
The series is co-created by Elba and Gary Reich who will both serve as executive producers along with Tristram Shapeero, Martin Joyce and Ana Garanito. The series tells a story of Charlie (played by Idris Elba), a down-and-out DJ plots to rebuild his music career while working as a nanny for his famous best friend’s wild 11-year-old daughter.
The series also stars Frankie Hervey as Gabby, Piper Perabo as Sara and JJ Feild as David. In addition, Angela Griffin, Guz Khan, Jocelyn Jee Esein, Jade Anouka and more.
Turn Up Charlie will debut on Netflix on 15 March 2019.
Netflix has recently premiered a new South African original series ‘Shadow’. The action-packed series star Amanda DuPont and Pallance Dladla to name a few. Shadow is set and filmed in the heart of Johannesburg, and follows Pallance Dladla who plays the role of Shadow himself and Amanda Du Pont, who plays Ashley, his love interest.
Following the brutal and unjust murder of a young girl, Johannesburg detective and former task force specialist, Shadrach ‘Shadow’ Khumalo, quits his job to become a fixer for people who, like him, have been failed by the criminal justice system. With the help of his former partner, Shadow cuts a swathe through the city’s underworld taking full advantage of a rare condition that affects his central nervous system: he is impervious to physical pain.
Netflix premiered a new comedy series Sex Education back in January. The series revolves around a fresh postmodern take on young adult life, friendships, and attitude towards sex, identity, love, and everything in between. In the series, we meet Otis Thompson, a socially awkward high school virgin who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realizes that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status. He teams up with Maeve, a whip-smart bad-girl, and together they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their fellow students’ weird and wonderful problems. Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realizes he may need some therapy of his own.
The series stars Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn, Gillian Anderson as Jean Milburn, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Aimee-Lou Wood.
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