Best Buy's Anniversary Sale Samsung Could One-Up Apple Peloton Alternatives GMMK Pro Keyboard Review Natural Sleep Aids $59 Off Apple TV Equifax Error: Check Your Status Biggest Rent Increases
Want CNET to notify you of price drops and the latest stories?
No, thank you

These Netflix original shows, documentaries and movies are on the way

The service unveils a stable of originals heading to your screens in early 2019.

John Goodman and Michaela Coel will star in The Black Earth Rising, one of Netflix's newly announced originals. 

This week, Netflix has been tweeting out news of the shows, documentaries and movies it's got on tap for the first part of 2019. 

Starting Jan. 1, expect a mix of animation, documentary, drama, and '90s nostalgia. And yes, there's a cartoon about a hot dog. 

Here's what's on its way.  

Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour

What are you doing New Year's Eve? Maybe the answer is watching a movie of Taylor Swift's Reputation album tour. It drops on Netflix at 12:01 a.m. PT Dec. 31.

Pinky Malinky

If you've been looking for a mockumentary-style cartoon series about a hotdog with a really good attitude, Pinky Malinky is out Jan. 1.


In the '90s nostalgia department, Netflix is about to drop a movie version of the cartoon Carmen Sandiego, called Carmen. Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez plays Carmen. It's out Jan. 18.

Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

This documentary series about the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy comes to Netflix on Jan. 24.

Black Earth Rising

John Goodman and Michaela Coel star in eight episodes of what Netflix describes as a political thriller, called Black Earth Rising. Look for it Jan. 25. 


In 2017, a music festival called the Fyre Festival went awry in just about every way imaginable, spawning multiple lawsuits from attendees who didn't get the luxury experience they were promised. FYRE is a documentary chronicling what went wrong, out Jan. 29.

The Highway Men

You know the story of legendary outlaws Bonnie and Clyde. Here's the story of the detectives who caught them. Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson star in The Highway Men, slated for March 29. 

Selena: The Series

Netflix is turning the life of singer Selena Quintanilla, who died in 1995 and was portrayed by Jennifer Lopez in the 1997 movie Selena, into a scripted series. Netflix didn't give a release date for Selena: The Series.  

Secret Obsession

Netflix describes this movie as being about "a young woman who suffers amnesia after a violent attack, but when her memories start coming back, she no longer knows who to trust." There's no release date at the moment for Secret Obsession

I Am Not Okay With This

Because we're not done finding out what happens when high schoolers get super powers, Netflix is offering up an animated series called I Am Not Okay With This.

See You Yesterday

Netflix describes this as a "genre-blending drama" dealing with time travel and police brutality. It's from Spike Lee and Stefan Bristol.

First published Dec. 12 at 10:27 a.m. PT.
Update, Dec. 13 at 6:25 a.m. PT: Adds more releases. 

CNET's Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.

Netpicks: What's on your favorite video streaming sites around the web.