Best new shows to stream on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Disney Plus, and more

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Every week, dozens of fresh, original series and classic shows join the libraries of our favorite streaming services. It can be virtually impossible to keep up with them all, even if you binge one new show every night. In reality, you probably spend as much time scrolling through the options as you do actually watching TV. That’s why we wanted to put together this guide of all the best new shows to watch on Netflix, Max, Disney Plus, and beyond.

Each week, we’ll update this list with the best new shows you should be watching on Netflix, Max, Disney Plus, Hulu, Prime Video, Apple TV Plus, Peacock, and Paramount Plus.

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Painkiller (2023)

Painkiller on Netflix

Netflix synopsis: The causes and consequences of America’s opioid epidemic unfold in this drama following its perpetrators, victims and an investigator seeking the truth.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Matthew Broderick, Uzo Aduba, Taylor Kitsch
  • Rating: TV-MA

Painkiller premiered on August 10, 2023.

Heartstopper (2022-2023)

Heartstopper on Netflix

Netflix synopsis: Teens Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love in this coming-of-age series.

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Cast: Kit Connor, Joe Locke, William Gao
  • Rating: TV-14

Heartstopper season 2 premiered on August 3, 2023.

The Lincoln Lawyer (2022-2023)

The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix

Netflix synopsis: Sidelined after an accident, hotshot Los Angeles lawyer Mickey Haller restarts his career — and his trademark Lincoln — when he takes on a murder case.

  • Genre: Countroom Drama, Thriller
  • Cast: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Neve Campbell, Becki Newton
  • Rating: TV-MA

The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 part 2 premiered on August 3, 2023.

The Witcher (2019-2023)

The Witcher on Netflix

Netflix synopsis: Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan
  • Rating: TV-MA

The Witcher season 3 part 2 premiered on July 27, 2023.

Sweet Magnolias (2020-2023)

JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Maddie, Justin Bruening as Cal in episode 309 of Sweet Magnolias.

Netflix synopsis: Lifelong friends Maddie, Helen and Dana Sue lift each other up as they juggle relationships, family and careers in the small, Southern town of Serenity.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, Heather Headley
  • Rating: TV-14

Sweet Magnolias season 3 premiered on July 20, 2023.


Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022-2023)

Quincy Isaiah, Jason Segel, Adrien Brody, John C. Reilly, Spencer Garrett, Jason Clarke in Winning Time.

HBO synopsis: HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is a fast-break drama series that goes back in time to chronicle the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties.

  • Genre: Sports, Drama
  • Cast: John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Adrien Brody
  • Rating: TV-MA

Winning Time season 2 premiered on August 6, 2023.

How To With John Wilson (2020-2023)

A smoking car in How To With John Wilson.

HBO synopsis: He’s a documentary filmmaker and self-described “anxious New Yorker,” but now John Wilson comes to HBO as writer, director, cameraman, producer, and narrator of this docu-comedy series that finds him covertly and obsessively filming the lives of fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on relatable topics.

  • Genre: Comedy, Variety
  • Cast: John Wilson
  • Rating: TV-MA

How To With John Wilson season 3 premiered on July 28, 2023.

Harley Quinn (2019-2023)

Lake Bell as Poison Ivy, Kaley Cuoco as Harley Quinn.

HBO synopsis: Harley Quinn sets out to become Gotham City’s greatest villain with help from Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs.

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  • Genre: Adult Animation, Offbeat, Comedy
  • Cast: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk
  • Rating: TV-MA

Harley Quinn season 4 premiered on July 27, 2023.

Full Circle (2023)

Claire Danes and Zazie Beetz in Full Circle.

HBO synopsis: From Steven Soderbergh, this complex thriller traces the fallout from a botched kidnapping that exposes long-held secrets in present day NYC.

  • Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
  • Cast: Claire Danes, Timothy Olyphant, Zazie Beetz
  • Rating: TV-MA

Full Circle premiered on July 13, 2023.

And Just Like That… (2021-2023)

Nicole Ari Parker and Sarah Jessica Parker in And Just Like That...

HBO synopsis: This new chapter of the beloved franchise finds Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte navigating friendship, family, and New York in their 50s.

  • Genre: Comedy, Romantic Comedy
  • Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis
  • Rating: TV-MA

And Just Like That… season 2 premiered on June 22, 2023.

Disney Plus

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (2019-2023)

The cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Disney Plus synopsis: After an epic summer at Camp Shallow Lake, the Wildcats return to East High where they prepare a stage production of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” But plans are disrupted when Principal Gutierrez announces that Disney has decided to make the long-awaited “High School Musical 4: The Reunion” movie on location at their beloved high school.

  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Musical
  • Cast: Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett
  • Rating: TV-PG

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 4 premiered on August 9, 2023.

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire (2023)

A scene from Enkai in Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire.

Disney Plus synopsis: This action-packed animated sci-fi series presents ten futuristic visions from Africa inspired by the continent’s diverse histories and cultures. Executive produced by Oscar®-winning director Peter Ramsey, these ten short films made by a new generation of animation creators draw on uniquely African perspectives to imagine brave new worlds of advanced technology, aliens, spirits, and monsters. This is Africa as you’ve never seen it before.

  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Anthology, Animation
  • Cast: Khanyiswa Joyi, Lungulethu Menzi, Nomsa Winnie Koro
  • Rating: TV-PG

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire premiered on July 5, 2023.

Secret Invasion (2023)

Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson in Secret Invasion.

Disney Plus synopsis: In Marvel Studios’ new series “Secret Invasion,” set in the present day MCU, Nick Fury learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls. Fury joins his allies, including Everett Ross, Maria Hill and the Skrull Talos, who has made a life for himself on Earth. Together they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity.

  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Cobie Smulders
  • Rating: TV-14

Secret Invasion premiered on June 21, 2023.

American Born Chinese (2023)

Ke Huy Quan in American Born Chinese.

Disney Plus synopsis: Based on the genre-hopping graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, “American Born Chinese” tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his home life. When he meets a new student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods.

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  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Cast: Ben Wang, Ke Huy Quan, Michelle Yeoh
  • Rating: TV-PG

American Born Chinese premiered on May 24, 2023.

The Muppets Mayhem (2023)

The Electric Mayhem Band in The Muppets Mayhem.

Disney Plus synopsis: The comedy series follows The Electric Mayhem Band — Dr. Teeth on vocals and keyboards, Animal on drums, Floyd Pepper on vocals and bass, Janice on vocals and lead guitar, Zoot on saxophone and Lips on trumpet — on an epic, music-filled journey to record their first-ever studio album. With the help of a driven young music executive, Nora, the old-school Muppet band comes face to face with the current day music scene as they try to finally record their first studio album.

  • Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
  • Cast: Lilly Singh, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta
  • Rating: TV-PG

The Muppets Mayhem premiered on May 10, 2023.


Solar Opposites (2020-2023)

Solar Opposites season 4 is now on Hulu.

Hulu synopsis: A team of four aliens escape their exploding home world only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. They are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome.

  • Genre: Adult Animation, Comedy
  • Cast: Dan Stevens, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack
  • Rating: TV-MA

Solar Opposites season 4 premiered on August 14, 2023.

Only Murders in the Building (2021-2023)

only murders in the building hulu

Hulu synopsis: Upper West Side neighbors Charles, Oliver & Mabel bond over a shared love of true crime. When a fellow resident dies in their building, the trio determine to solve the mystery and record an accompanying podcast.

  • Genre: Comedy, Mystery
  • Cast: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Amy Ryan, Cara Delevingne
  • Rating: TV-MA

Only Murders in the Building season 3 premiered on August 8, 2023.

Reservation Dogs (2021-2023)

Bear (D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Elora (Devery Jacobs), Cheese (Lane Factor) and Willie (Paulina Alexis).

Hulu synopsis: Four indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma steal, rob, and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious, and faraway land of California.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
  • Cast: D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Jewel Alexis
  • Rating: TV-MA

Reservation Dogs season 3 premiered on August 2, 2023.

Futurama (1999-2023)

Futurama returns for season 11 on Hulu.

Hulu synopsis: While delivering pizza on New Year’s Eve 1999, Philip J. Fry is accidentally cryonically frozen and thawed out one thousand years into the future.

  • Genre: Adult Animation, Comedy
  • Cast: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio
  • Rating: TV-14

Futurama season 11 premiered on July 24, 2023.

Justified: City Primeval (2023)

Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens.

Hulu synopsis: Raylan Givens left the hollers of Kentucky and is balancing life as a U.S. Marshal with being a part-time father. A chance encounter sends him to Detroit and on a collision course with a violent sociopath and a formidable defense attorney.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Aunjanue Ellis, Boyd Holbrook, Adelaide Clemens, Vondie Curtis-Hall
  • Rating: TV-MA

Justified: City Primeval premiered on July 19, 2023.

Prime Video

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart (2023)

Sigourney Weaver and Alexander England in The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart.

Prime Video synopsis: After losing her parents to a mysterious fire, nine-year-old Alice Hart is raised by her grandmother June on a flower farm where she learns there are secrets within secrets. But years on, an unearthed betrayal sees Alice forced to face her past.

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Asher Keddie, Leah Purcell
  • Rating: TV-MA

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart premiered on August 4, 2023.

Good Omens (2019-2023)

Michael Sheen (Aziraphale), David Tennant (Crowley) in Good Omens season 2.

Prime Video synopsis: A naked archangel turns up at the door to renegade angel Aziraphale’s bookshop, with no memory of who he is or how he got there, and Aziraphale and retired demon Crowley’s lives become extremely complicated. Heaven and Hell are both desperate to find the runaway. As Crowley and Aziraphale attempt to fix a human romance, things become increasingly unsafe for them, in the past and the present.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
  • Cast: Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm
  • Rating: TV-MA

Good Omens season 2 premiered on July 28, 2023.

The Summer I Turned Pretty (2022-2023)

Lola Tung (Belly), Christopher Briney (Conrad) in The Summer I Turned Pretty.

Prime Video synopsis: Belly used to count down the days until she could return to Cousins Beach, but with Conrad and Jeremiah fighting over her heart and the return of Susannah’s cancer, she’s not sure summer will ever be the same. When an unexpected visitor threatens the future of Susannah’s beloved house, Belly has to rally the gang to come together—and to decide once and for all where her heart lies.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Cast: Lola Tung, Christopher Briney, Gavin Casalegno
  • Rating: TV-MA

The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2 premiered on July 14, 2023.

Jack Ryan (2018-2023)

Jack Ryan on Prime Video

Prime Video synopsis: The fourth and final season finds Jack Ryan on his most dangerous mission yet. As the new CIA Acting Deputy Director, Jack is tasked with unearthing internal corruption. As he investigates, Jack discovers the convergence of a drug cartel with a terrorist organization, ultimately revealing a conspiracy much closer to home and testing our hero’s belief in the system he has always fought to protect.

  • Genre: Suspense, Drama, Action
  • Cast: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Michael Kelly
  • Rating: TV-MA

Jack Ryan season 4 premiered on June 30, 2023.

I’m A Virgo (2023)

Jharrel Jerome in I'm A Virgo.

Prime Video synopsis: From visionary filmmaker Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You), I’m A Virgo is a coming-of-age joyride about Cootie, a 13ft tall young Black man in Oakland, CA. Having grown up hidden away, Cootie soon experiences the beauty and contradictions of the world for the first time. He forms friendships, finds love, navigates awkward situations, and encounters his idol, a real life superhero named The Hero.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
  • Cast: Jharrel Jerome, Olivia Washington, Brett Gray
  • Rating: TV-MA

I’m A Virgo premiered on June 23, 2023.

Apple TV Plus

Strange Planet (2023)

Strange Planet is coming to Apple TV+ on August 9.

Apple TV Plus synopsis: Welcome to a distant planet not unlike our own, with hilarious yet poignant observations on life, love, and friendship–told in the most peculiar way.

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  • Genre: Animation, Comedy
  • Cast: Hannah Einbinder, Danny Pudi, Lori Tan Chinn
  • Rating: TV-PG

Strange Planet premiered on August 9, 2023.

Physical (2021-2023)

Rose Byrne in Physical.

Apple TV Plus synopsis: Sheila Rubin is a quietly tormented housewife in ’80s California. Behind closed doors, she battles extreme personal demons and a vicious inner voice. But things change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey toward empowerment and success.

  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Cast: Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell
  • Rating: TV-MA

Physical season 3 premiered on August 2, 2023.

Foundation (2021-2023)

Foundation on Apple TV+

Apple TV Plus synopsis: Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation is a complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.

  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Cast: Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell
  • Rating: TV-MA

Foundation season 2 premiered on July 14, 2023.

The Afterparty (2022-2023)

Vivian Wu, Ken Jeong and Elizabeth Perkins in The Afterparty.

Apple TV Plus synopsis: Nothing is as it seems in this hilarious murder mystery where each suspect’s story is told through a different film genre.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao
  • Rating: TV-MA

The Afterparty season 2 premiered on July 12, 2023.

Hijack (2023)

Hijack on Apple TV+

Apple TV Plus synopsis: When Flight KA29 is hijacked during its seven-hour journey from Dubai to London, Sam Nelson—an accomplished corporate negotiator—tries using his professional skills to save everyone on board. Will this high-risk strategy be his undoing?

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Neil Maskell, Eve Myles
  • Rating: TV-MA

Hijack premiered on June 28, 2023.


Twisted Metal (2023)

Joe Seanoa as Sweet Tooth in Twisted Metal.

Peacock synopsis: A motormouthed outsider with no memory of his past gets a chance at a better life if he can deliver a package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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  • Genre: Comedy
  • Host: Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church
  • Rating: TV-MA

Twisted Metal premiered on July 27, 2023.

Love Island USA (2019-2023)

Destiny Davis, Anna Kurdys, Leonardo Dionicio, Jasmine Sklavanitis, Vickala Gray, Kasandra Castillo.

Peacock synopsis: A real-time dating competition featuring a group of sexy singles isolated in a luxurious villa who must try to win the $100K prize by coupling up and surviving to the end. Hosted by Sarah Hyland.

  • Genre: Reality
  • Host: Sarah Hyland
  • Rating: TV-MA

Love Island USA season 3 premiered on July 18, 2023.

Hart to Heart (2021-2023)

Kevin Hart, Sofia Vergara in Hart to Heart.

Peacock synopsis: In the third season of Hart to Heart, Hart and his guests pop the cork on a variety of topics ranging from hilarious, never-before-told stories to career defining revelations.

  • Genre: Talk Show
  • Guests: Sofia Vergara, Will Ferrell, Will Smith
  • Rating: TV-MA

Hart to Heart season 3 premiered on July 6, 2023.

Based on a True Story (2023)

Kaley Cuoco as Ava, Chris Messina as Nathan in Based on a True Story.

Peacock synopsis: A couple starts a true crime podcast with a killer twist and finds themselves in way over their heads.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Cast: Kaley Cuoco, Chris Messina, Tom Bateman
  • Rating: TV-MA

Based on a True Story premiered on June 8, 2023.

Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss (2023)

Rainn Wilson

Peacock synopsis: Actor and self-described mope Rainn Wilson travels the world to understand what makes some places happier than others.

  • Genre: Travel Documentary
  • Cast: Rainn Wilson
  • Rating: TV-14

Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss premiered on May 18, 2023.

Paramount Plus

Billions (2016-2023)

(L-R): Daniel Breaker as Roger “Scooter” Dunbar, Corey Stoll as Mike Prince, Toney Goins as Philip Charyn, Damian Lewis as Bobby "Axe" Axelrod, Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor Mason, David Costabile as Mike ‘Wags’ Wagner, Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades, Sakina Jaffrey as Daevisha ‘Dave’ Mahar, Dola Rashad as Kate Sacker and Jeffrey DeMunn as Chuck Rhoades, Sr. in BILLIONS, Season 7.  Photo Credit: Mark Seliger/SHOWTIME.

Paramount Plus synopsis: Mike Prince reigns supreme over what was once Axe Capital, but not content with merely winning he’s out to change the game and build an empire in his image. Chuck Rhoades is determined not just to take revenge, but to eviscerate an entire class of people wielding excessive wealth, entitlement and power – and Prince is at the top of his list. In an unfamiliar battle with new weapons and new rules, alliances will form, forces will be rallied and scores will be settled.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Corey Stoll, David Costabile
  • Rating: TV-MA

Billions season 7 premiered on August 11, 2023.

The Chi (2018-2023)

Shamon Brown Jr. as Papa in The Chi.

Paramount Plus synopsis: On Chicago’s south side, an average day finds kids prepping for school as their parents head off to work, young adults trying to make a living, and the elders keeping an eye on things from their front porches. But in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross
  • Rating: TV-MA

The Chi season 6 premiered on August 4, 2023.

Special Ops: Lioness (2023)

Special Ops: Lioness on Paramount+

Paramount Plus synopsis: Taylor Sheridan’s (1923, Tulsa King) spy thriller follows Joe (Zoe Saldaña) who leads an undercover operation to take down a terrorist group from within.

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Zoe Saldana, Laysla De Oliveira, Dave Annable
  • Rating: TV-MA

Special Ops: Lioness premiered on July 23, 2023.

Goliath (2023)

Wilt Chamberlain in GOLIATH.

Paramount Plus synopsis: Three-part documentary series examining the historic life, career and impact of Wilt Chamberlain. One of the greatest and most misunderstood athletes of all time, Chamberlain changed the game of basketball, breaking records and racial barriers along the way while conforming to his own standards on and off the court. From his unparalleled athleticism to his pioneering achievements, Wilt Chamberlain was an icon who lived his life on an epic scale.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Cast: Wilt Chamberlain
  • Rating: TV-14

Goliath premiered on July 16, 2023.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022-2023)

Tawny Newsome as Mariner and Jack Quaid as Boimler in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Paramount Plus synopsis: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The series follows Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.

  • Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
  • Cast: Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck
  • Rating: TV-14

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2 premiered on June 15, 2023.

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