Everything coming to Netflix in 2019: From Stranger Things to The Crown

Safeeyah Kazi

Christmas might be over, but with the New Year comes brand new TV, films and documentaries on Netflix.

From new seasons of long-running favourites to a fresh batch of entertaining shows, the streaming giant has you covered for 2019.

Hit TV shows making a return include Stranger Things and The Crown, while new documentaries including Our Planet and new British dramedy Sex Education will provide plenty to sink your teeth into.

Here’s everything you need to keep an eye on Netflix in 2019:

Stranger Things

New trailer for Stranger Things Season 3

No fixed date for the third series of Stranger Things has been announced, but Netflix’s vice president of original programming Cindy Holland has confirmed that it won't arrive before the summer, telling fans that the delay will be “worth the wait”.

“[Creators] The Duffer Brothers and [producer] Shawn Levy, they understand the stakes are high,” she told Radio Times.

“They want to deliver something bigger and better than last year. I think it’s going to be a fantastic season. It will be worth the wait.”

Netflix has released a teaser in the form of an advert for a new mall in the fictional town of Hawkins. The clip features Steve Harrington and new character Robin, played by Maya Thurman-Hawke, as ice cream vendors.

It is expected that all the original cast will return for the new series including stars, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard and Noah Schnapp who play Eleven, Mike Wheeler and Will Byers respectively.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

The third and final act of A Series of Unfortunate Events is gearing up to hit screens this new year.

The story centres around three Baudelaire genius orphans who will inherit a huge fortune when the eldest Violet, played by Malina Weissman, turns 18.

But first they have to survive under the watchful eye of their nearest relative, Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), who puts the family through a series of trials.

Olaf attempts to imprison the children, kill baby Sunny (Presley Smith) and marry Violet in a bid to get his hands on their fortune.

With the first two seasons gaining widespread approval from critics, the third is expected to cover the final books of the Lemony Snicket series: The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, and The End.

The series will see the Baudelaires stop at nothing to address unanswered questions and put an end to Count Olaf’s sly tricks once and for all.

A Series of Unfortunate Events airs on New Years Day

The Crown

It’s all change for the upcoming third series of The Crown, with Olivia Colman taking over the reign from Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in the royal biopic.

Moving into a new era, Matt Smith will also pass the baton to Tobias Menzies as Prince Phillip while Helena Bonham Carter is taking over from Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.

The third and fourth series, which are believed to have been shot back to back, will cover the span of time between 1964-76, having delved into the Queen’s earlier years in series one and two.

It is also expected to touch on the decolonisation of Africa and the Caribbean and the birth of Prince Edward.

Show bosses have kept details under wraps but Netflix has teased an image of Coleman in her role as the Queen.

She previously revealed she had taken elocution lessons ahead of filming, telling The Sun: “I’m really nervous to take over something that’s been so great — it’s scary.”

Orange Is The New Black

Season seven of Orange Is The New Black has been confirmed as the last.

Although details have for the most part been kept under lock and key, it is expected that the whole cast will reprise their roles.

The season is expected to focus on Taylor Schilling's character Piper’s release from prison and subsequent return to life outside Litchfield Penitentiary.

Executive producer Tara Herrmann has confirmed that Piper will be back as she's the "grounding force of the show" making sure they "fully tell the story of what it's like for Piper on the outside".

The end of season six saw Taystee, played by Danielle Brooks, found guilty of killing Piscatella (Brad William Henke) so it is expected viewers will see her fate.

The Punisher

Season two of Marvel’s The Punisher has been subjected to widespread speculation as to whether or not the season will be the show’s final.

The show’s dramatic season one finale concluded with Billy Russo, played by Ben Barnes, scarred by his fight against Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), as he geared up for him to become the supervillain Jigsaw.

Several of the original cast are anticipated to reprise their roles including Bernthal, Barnes and Amber Rose Revah, who plays federal agent Dinah Madani.

Newcomers are expected to include Floriana Lima, a therapist for military veterans, Giorgia Whigham as Amy Bendix and Josh Sterwart as John Pilgrim.

Our Planet

National treasure Sir David Attenborough will narrate a new documentary on “the beauty and fragility of our natural world”.

Sir David revealed the eight-part series will “take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery,” highlighting conservation efforts and the importance of understanding climate change.

He said: “Today we have become the greatest threat to the health of our home but there’s still time for us to address the challenges we’ve created, if we act now. We need the world to pay attention.”

According to Netflix, the series will showcase the planet’s “most precious species and fragile habitats”, giving an insight into the “amazing sights” on Earth.

Sir David will be voicing the show, but he is not set to make an appearance on-screen.

Rick and Morty

Season four: Show bosses have hinted the new season won't be coming until late 2019

Season four of the cult animation has been officially renewed — but we're still waiting on an official date.

Co-creator Dan Harmon told Entertainment Weekly: “I would like to think I've learned enough from my mistakes in season three that we could definitely do 14 now, but then I have to say, 'Yeah but you're the guy who says we can do 14 who turned out to be wrong so we're not listening to you now'.”

It is expected that Justin Roiland will return to voice Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, Chris Parnell Morty's father Jerry, and Spencer Grammer as Morty's sister Summer, with Sarah Chalke as Rick's daughter Beth.

Sex Education

Sex Education: The coming of age show airs in the new year (Netflix)

Netflix has unveiled a first look at British comedy drama Sex Education starring Gillian Anderson in the lead role.

The X-Files star plays a sex therapist and is joined by Asa Butterfield, who plays socially awkward high-school virgin, Otis, who lives with his sex therapist mother.

The awkward coming of age drama has been pegged as a show about “love” by producer Jamie Campbell.

He told Variety: “It pretends to be a show about sex, but it’s actually a romantic and funny show about love.

“Our characters have an endless supply of sexual problems that need to be solved. Otis has the expertise to provide the answers, but has problems of his own, starting with the fact that he’s never had sex himself. “

Ncuti Gatwa and Connor Swindells are also star on the show.

Sex Education airs on January 11