It’s hard to believe we’re already pretty much at the halfway point of the year, with 2019 having thus far been a jam-packed pop culture year that has so much still to come. Netflix is certainly doing its part to ensure that remains true, having not only kept up its usual brisk cadence of releasing buzzy new series on the regular — the streaming giant has likewise stuffed the back half of 2019 with a similar abundance of new and returning series to keep its subscribers glued to their screens.
Granted, there’s a large degree of subjectivity when it comes to compiling any list like this. Nevertheless, herein we’ll rundown nine shows old and new worth getting excited about ahead of their planned Netflix launches — all of them, a byproduct of the company’s ability to keep pouring billions of dollars into funding original and commissioned content as the Streaming Wars keep heating up through the rest of this year, and beyond.
Without further ado, let’s dive in. In no particular order:
You, Season 2
Release date: No details yet, but our guess is sometime this summer
The inaugural season of this Netflix hit that quickly developed a passionate following ended after having pulled off a major twist, with the presumed dead ex of the show’s evil main character making a surprise appearance in the bookstore. The series is based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel, but at the same time it isn’t following the books too closely. It stars Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell, Lucy Padovan and Zach Cherry.
Money Heist, Part 3
Release date: July 19
Money Heist will return in July to build on the story that began in Part 1 with a group of thieves who snuck into the Royal Mint of Spain and took a group of people hostage. They went on to print an insane amount of money for themselves in Part 2, but at great cost. And while they did manage to escape, presumably Part 3 will focus on a manhunt for those involved in the escapade…..…Read More>>>