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Get Ready To Binge On These Netflix Originals In 2019

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Netflix has been churning out nothing but amazing original programming this year. With so much in store for the next few months, it’s time to look at what’s coming out in 2019. Let’s sift through their massive schedule and showcase five exciting programs that’ll get folks talking.

The Umbrella Academy

In 2007, My Chemical Romance frontman, Gerard Way, debuted his comic series, The Umbrella Academy. It re-imagines the 70s if JFK was never assassinated. Next year, he’ll be seeing his creation come to life. The show features an impressive cast, including Oscar nominees Ellen Page and Mary J. Blige. Steve Blackman, who co-produced Private Practice, is writing and producing this series.

Central Park 5

In 1990, the Central Park Five were sentenced to years in jail for attempted murder. 12 years later, they were exonerated following a confession. Director Ava DuVernay has been handpicked to work on a drama series based on their story. Famke Janssen, Joshua Jackson, and Blair Underwood are among those signed on for this four-episode series.

The Last Dance

In association with ESPN Films, Netflix will unveil their new sports documentary series, The Last Dance. The series will focus on Michael Jordan, who became a household name with the Chicago Bulls. In order to have a big documentary, you’ll need a legit director. Fortunately, Jason Hehir, who worked on numerous 30 For 30 films, will be taking the helm.

Jinn

Jinn brings some more supernatural goodness to Netflix in 2019. The six-episode show will be the first Middle Eastern series for the service. This will be produced by Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, who earned numerous awards for Very Big Shot. The show focuses on teens looking to stop evil spirit Jinn from obliterating the planet.

Messiah

Emmy award-winning producer Mark Burnett makes his return to Netflix with Messiah. The show, which was written by Michael Petroni, deals with the concept of religion through the eyes of several characters. Joining the cast of this ten-episode drama are Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible film seriesand Jane Adams (Hung).

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