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Netflix is releasing so many original new TV series, it can be easy to lose track of the latest shows. We’ve compiled a running list of the all the biggest new Netflix original shows and exclusive releases from the streaming giant’s partners, and we’ll continue to update it as new shows get added. We’ve skipped reality shows and focused on recent narrative series.

As always, some of these new Netflix series we recommend heartily and others aren’t quite our cup of streaming tea, but there’s definitely something for everyone below, especially if you don’t mind subtitles. Here are 12 of the biggest new shows at Netflix released in the past three months.

1. The Imperfects

the-imperfects.jpg Release Date: September 8, 2022
Creators: Shelley Eriksen, Dennis Heaton
Stars: Italia Ricci, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Rhianna Jagpal, Iñaki Godoy, Rhys Nicholson, Kyra Zagorsky
Genre: Sci-fi
Rating: TV-MA

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This new Canadian series follows victims of a science experiment gone terribly awry as they seek a cure for their new monstrous symptoms.

2. Devil in Ohio

devil-ohio.jpg Release Date: September 2, 2022
Creator: Daria Polatin
Stars: Emily Deschanel, Xaria Dotson, Madeleine Arthur, Sam Jaeger, Gerardo Celasco
Genre: Thriller
Rating: TV-MA

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Technically a work of fiction although it’s inspired by a true story, Devil in Ohio’s neck hair-raising suspense thriller is about a teenage daughter of a hospital psychiatrist who comes to find that her mom has brought home one of her patients: another girl, and one who claims to have escaped from a cult. Netflix is turning the book into a limited series with Emily Deschanel playing the shrink mom, Dr. Suzanne Mathis, and Xaria Dotson playing her daughter, Jules. Madeleine Arthur plays their new houseguest, Mae. —Whitney Friedlander

3. Partner Track

partner-track.jpg Release Date: August 26, 2022
Creator: Georgia Lee
Stars: Arden Cho, Alexandra Turshen, Bradley Gibson, Dominic Sherwood, Rob Heaps, Nolan Gerard Funk, Matthew Rauch, Roby Attal
Genre: Romance, Drama
Rating: TV-MA

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Based on Helen Wan’s novel, this series amps up the soapy drama as a high-powered attorney (Arden Cho) tries to prioritize her career while her personal life threatens to get in the way.

4. Mo

mo-netflix.jpg Release Date: August 24, 2022
Creator: Mohammed Amer, Ramy Youssef
Stars: Mohammed Amer, Teresa Ruiz, Omar Elba, Farah Bsieso
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: TV-MA

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With its slice-of-life, vérité style that’s rooted in the sights and sounds of Mo’s actual Houston community, the series deftly stitches together the varied patchwork of what his American existence looks like. Despite being the youngest of the siblings, the fictionalized Mo Najjar has taken to heart his father’s edict to take care of them, and Amer is able to portray the weight of how that responsibility has seeped into every pore of his character because he’s lived the same life. The codeine addiction in the show is clearly one of the first crutches Najjar has had in two decades of trying to be everything everyone needs him to be, despite being kneecapped by an immigration system that doesn’t allow him to live up to his full potential. Even with his positive outside countenance, in Mo Amer makes sure we feel the ripple of failure that simmers under Najjar’s skin. As they say, inside every comedian is a sad clown, and Amer taps into that with such authenticity by revealing his unique and personal story so poignantly over the course of the show. —Tara Bennett

5. The Sandman

sandman.jpg Release Date: August 5, 2022
Creator: Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer, Allan Heinberg
Stars: Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, Patton Oswalt, Vivienne Acheampong, Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: TV-MA

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For decades now, it’s been a generally accepted bit of conventional entertainment wisdom that Neil Gaiman’s landmark series The Sandman was essentially unadaptable. Though various interested parties have been attempting to figure out how to bring some version of this story to the screen since the early 1990s, they all eventually found themselves broken on the rocks of the comic’s epic scope, complex lore, and constantly shifting genres. A story that is essentially about telling stories, The Sandman features nods to classical literature, art, and folk tales from around the world. Its cast of characters includes anthropomorphic immortals, monsters, demons, talking animals, real-life historical figures, and literal nightmares, and its narrative encompasses life, death, and everything in between. (Sometimes literally!) I was ready to hate the heck out of Netflix’s lush, extremely expensive-looking new 10-episode adaptation of Gaiman’s seminal work, if only because I’ve spent over half my life waiting for someone to do a live-action version of this story and getting my heart repeatedly broken in the process. And to be clear, Netflix’s The Sandman isn’t perfect. But, goodness, it’s so, so much more than I ever thought I’d get. Fans of the original will inevitably find things to nitpick—and to be fair, there are some fairly significant changes to the source material—but the heart of the comics story is here, with many scenes that look as though they were lifted straight from the pages of specific issues, and an incredible ensemble cast that manages to embrace even the weirdest of twists with open hearts. Welcome to the Dreaming, world. —Lacy Baugher Milas

6. Uncoupled

uncoupled.jpg Release Date: July 29, 2022
Creators: Darren Star, Jeffrey Richman
Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Tisha Campbell, Brooks Ashmanskas, Emerson Brooks
Genre: Romance, Drama
Rating: TV-14

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In Uncoupled, we follow successful New York City real estate agent Michael Lawson (Neil Patrick Harris), who has been with his partner Colin (Tuc Watkins) for 17 years. Their seemingly perfect life is upended when Colin unceremoniously moves out on the night of his surprise 50th birthday party. With fabulous NYC locations as its backdrop, plus bouncy, playful theme music and frequent restaurant meals for its characters, Uncoupled is a 2022 version of Sex and the City swapping in gay men for straight women. The comparisons to the beloved HBO series are all right there for the taking. Michael, the show’s Carrie, is devastated and left to figure out what his life is without Colin, easily the show’s Big. Michael has his best friends Billy (Emerson Brooks) and Stanley (Brooks Ashmanskas), as well as his business partner Suzanne (Tisha Campbell), to help him navigate his newly single life. Stanley is an art dealer like Charlotte and unlucky in love like Miranda. Billy, who always has a new and much younger boyfriend on his arm, is the show’s Samantha, along with Suzanne who provides sly bon mots like, “They came after him like the Scientologists came after Leah,” and “It’s a little angrier in person… kind of like Ellen DeGeneres.” They’re all helping Michael figure out a dating world that has changed a lot in the nearly two decades he’s been off the market. And just like that, the television comedy of the summer is here. —Amy Amatangelo

7. Keep Breathing

keep-breathing.jpg Release Date: July 28, 2022
Creator: Martin Gero, Brendan Gall
Stars: Melissa Barrera, Jeff Wilbusch, Austin Stowell, Florencia Lozano, Juan Pablo Espinosa
Genre: Thriller
Rating: TV-14

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Melissa Barrera stars as a young lawyer desperate to get to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories of Canada. After hitching a ride on a small Cesna, her plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness. This six-part Netflix series follows her struggle to make it back to civilization, while revealing the reason why she wanted to get to Inuvik in the first place through a series of flashbacks—often interspersed with whatever challenge she’s facing, as if neither scene is enough to hold your attention. Clocking in at just over three hours, the series plays more like a long movie. —Josh Jackson

8. Resident Evil

resident-evil.jpg Release Date: July 14, 2022
Creator: Andrew Dabb
Stars: Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Lance Reddick, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Núñez
Genre: Sci-fi, Horror
Rating: TV-MA

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Inspired by the hit video game series of the same name, Resident Evil has already been adapted into a hexology of live-action films that made more than a billion dollars at the box office over the past two decades. After the 2021 big screen reboot Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City was DOA with critics and barely made a dent at the box office, Netflix’s series aimed to do something a bit more narratively ambitious with the tried-and-true zombie franchise. The aptly titled Resident Evil, a new eight-episode television series that splits its story straight down the middle between a shiny New Raccoon City run by Umbrella Corp in the present day, and an infected-filled future wasteland long after the world has come to an end 14 years in the future. The series follows the life of Jade Wesker (a last name that should be familiar to longtime fans), played as a rebellious teenager by Tamara Smart in the present day and by Ella Balinska in the future, after she’s grown up into a badass scientist adventurer who is also among Umbrella’s most wanted. The series revels in the expansive lore of Resident Evil, remixing ideas, themes, characters, and creatures that fans will almost certainly recognize from across the games, animated films, and live-action lore. Instead of focusing the narrative on soldiers, cops, or soulless Umbrella goons, centering this new story on Jade and her family does help provide a fresh perspective for a franchise that’s been around for decades. We get to go behind the walls of the sterile, weird world of Umbrella’s rebuilt Raccoon City, where Jade and her family are trying to carve out a new life. The present day story has some major The Walking Dead: World Beyond vibes, doing its best to thread the melodrama of high school with the surreal and deadly stakes all around it. The future-set story is more in line with the kind of zombie-filled post-apocalypse fans of the franchise have come to expect, featuring some ambitious set pieces and locations a bit outside the norm from the usual creepy old mansions, underground labs, and overrun Raccoon City fans might expect. We also start peeling back the layers of how this post-apocalypse works, including the key role Umbrella still plays long after the T-virus has decimated the globe. The show isn’t quite as scary as fans of the OG video games might expect, but there are still some nice creature effects, well-timed jump scares, and compelling characters to keep you coming back for more of the mystery. —Trent Moore

9. Boo, Bitch

boo-bitch.jpg Release Date: July 8, 2022
Creators: Tim Schauer, Kuba Soltysiak, Erin Ehrlich, Lauren Iungerich
Stars: Lana Condor, Zoe Colletti, Mason Versaw, Aparna Brielle, Tenzing Norgay Trainor
Genre: Supernatural comedy
Paste Review Rating: 6.0
Rating: TV-14

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Netflix’s Boo, Bitch is the latest series aiming to appeal to the ever-elusive adolescent. Erika Vu (Lana Condor) and her best friend Gia (Zoe Colletti) have gone through high school being completely ignored. They’re not on the senior text chain. They haven’t gone to any of the parties. They don’t even know it’s school spirit day. “We’re finally leaving high school and all we have to show for it is our education,” Gia laments. With months left until graduation, the friends decide to start living. They’ll go to prom. They’ll tell their crushes they like them. They’ll stop playing it safe. Unfortunately, life has other plans. After attending a senior class rager, Erika wakes up to discover she’s dead, her lifeless body decaying under a moose. And though she’s dead, everyone around her can still see her and talk to her. Erika and Gia decide Erika is still around because she has “UFB,” or unfinished business. You can almost feel the show trying too hard to be of-the-moment trendy. Often it can feel like when your parents use a slang term that’s passé. Too many of the jokes fall flat, like the recurring one about Alyssa (Alyssa Jirrels) who didn’t know she was pregnant and gave birth in a hot tub… which leads to eight episodes of “hot tub baby” jokes. And so much of the series is derivative. Reminiscent of the iconic movie Heathers, their high school is populated with a number of boys named Jake. And of course, Erika has a long-standing crush on Jake C. (Mason Versaw). We’ve seen the central plot many times before in movies like Mean Girls and Clueless. The bottom line? You may want to ghost Boo, Bitch. —Amy Amatangelo

10. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area

money-heist-korea.jpg Release Date: June 24, 2022
Creators: Álex Pina, Ryu Yong-jae, Kim Hong-sun
Stars: Yoo Ji-tae, Park Hae-soo, Jeon Jong-seo, Lee Won-jong, Park Myung-hoon
Genre: Crime Drama

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Netflix’s Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, with its plot-packed first season comprising just six episodes averaging 69.5 minutes apiece, somehow manages to both way too long and way too short all at the same time. Based on Álex Pina’s Madrid-set La Casa de Papel (aka Money Heist), the cumbersomely titled series is the first of what are sure to be many international La Casa de Papel remakes. Taking the “heist-as-economic-protest” premise of the original and reimagining it for an explicitly Korean context, Joint Economic Area has several genuinely good things going for it: a compelling cast; an interesting (if far-fetched) cultural twist on the heist; the inclusion of BTS. But while I’d love to focus solely on what these elements add to Pina’s original premise, the dimensions of the vessel they’ve been delivered in are so constrained by the very worst of Netflix’s most creatively demoralizing bad habits that it’s hard to focus on anything else. The format is too unwieldy to maintain any kind of meaningful narrative rhythm—not least in the context of a densely plotted heist story!—each 70(ish)-minute episode of Joint Economic Area stretches the viewer’s patience past the point of breaking. At the same time, a six-episode format is just too limited to effectively build any of the tension or interpersonal relationships that were so key to Casa’s success, instead breathlessly rushing that same viewer through the twists, reveals, and heel/hero turns that La Casa de Papel took its time to unfurl. Whenever Part 2 eventually premieres, I’m sure I’ll be begrudgingly queuing it up with the rest of the world’s Money Heist stans. It is a global phenomenon, after all. —Alexis Gunderson

11. Man vs. Bee

man-vs-bee.jpg Release Date: June 24, 2022
Creator: Rowan Atkinson, William Davies
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Jing Lusi, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Greg McHugh, India Fowler
Genre: Comedy

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This series starring Mr. Bean himself, Rowan Atkinson, has a poster that absolutely looks like an in-universe, fictional movie poster you’d see in another television series or movie. A bee is positioned towards the bottom center of the image on a countertop, while Rowan Atkinson peers over looking at the camera, holding a spatula and sporting a perturbed look in his eyes as his kitchen is set aflame behind him. The tagline reads “Prepare For Battle.” Great. The plot synopsis is as follows: “A man finds himself at war with a bee while housesitting a luxurious mansion. Who will win, and what irreparable damage will be done in the process?” Apparently, the reason the series is being made is so that Netflix can “boost their comedy content.” For who? British people over the age of 50? No wonder this is a sinking ship! —Brianna Zigler

12. God’s Favorite Idiot

gods-favorite-idiot.jpg Release Date: June 15, 2022
Creator: Ben Falcone
Stars: Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Bibb, Kevin Dunn, Usman Ally, Steve Mallory, Chris Sandiford, Ana Scotney and Yanic Truesdale
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy

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Real life couple Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy are collaborating once again to produce and star in this eight-episode series about Clark (Falcone), an unassuming man who spends his days working at a boring tech support job and hanging out with his dad (Kevin Dunn). One day he starts to glow, and Clark soon realizes God thinks he may be capable of more. He then enlists his co-worker Amily (McCarthy) and a ragtag group of friends to defeat Satan (Leslie Bibb, naturally). Fans of Gilmore Girls will be delighted to see McCarthy’s former Stars Hollow co-star Yanic Truesdale as archangel Chamuel. —Amy Amatangelo