The streaming giant Netflix has confirmed that ‘Stranger Things 3,’ ‘The Witcher’ and “The Umbrella Academy’ were among the most popular series offered on Netflix in 2019.
The streaming service provider has issued a series of top 10 “most popular” lists for its content in various genres, breaking down the movies, series, comedy specials, documentaries, nonfiction programs, kids and family and international releases that were among the most viewed in the U.S. market.
Top 10 Most Popular Series Releases of 2019 on Netflix
1. Stranger Things 3
Stranger Things is an American science fiction horror web television series created by the Duffer Brothers and released on Netflix.
2. The Witcher
The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world in which people often prove more wicked than beasts.
3. The Umbrella Academy
The Umbrella Academy is an American superhero web television series developed by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater for Netflix. It is an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name, created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.
4. Dead to Me
Jen’s husband recently died in a hit-and-run, and the sardonic widow is determined to solve the crime. Optimistic free spirit Judy has recently suffered a tragic loss of her own.
5. You: Season 2
The second season of the American psychological thriller television series You was initially ordered by Lifetime on July 26, 2018. On December 3, 2018, it was announced that Lifetime had passed on the second season and that the series would move to Netflix as a Netflix Original series.
6. When They See Us
In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York’s Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet, labeled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated.
When a teen reports being raped, then recants her story, two female detectives follow evidence that could reveal the truth; based on a true story.
8. Sex Education
Sex Education is a British teen comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. It premiered on 11 January 2019 on Netflix and stars Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, and Kedar Williams-Stirling.
9. 13 Reasons Why
Newcomer Katherine Langford plays the role of Hannah, a young woman who takes her own life. Two weeks after her tragic death, a classmate named Clay finds a mysterious box on his porch. Inside the box are recordings made by Hannah — on whom Clay had a crush — in which she explains the 13 reasons why she chose to commit suicide.
10. Raising Dion
A single mother must hide her young son’s superpowers to protect him from exploitation while investigating their origins and her husband’s death.
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