Film Companion South Nirav Shah Cinematographer DOP lead

We have had some incredible English language fiction content this year across the three main OTTs legally available in India – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hotstar. While some series have had new seasons that have outdone previous years, there have been new shows which have first grabbed our eyeballs and then found a place in our hearts. So, here are the 10 best new English shows of 2019. Some of these are miniseries, never to return, while others are going to come back in 2020 with their second seasons.

After Life (Netflix)


The world is divided into two kinds of people – those who love Ricky Gervais and those who loathe Ricky Gervais. Regardless of which category you belong to, it’s difficult not to like After Life, which explores the life of a man struggling to come to terms with his wife’s death. There is an endearing simplicity and irreverence in Gervais’s writing and the way he champions goodness in humanity is infectious.

Chernobyl (Hotstar Premium)


The genius of this show dramatising the 1986 nuclear meltdown at the Chernobyl power plant is in the emotional honesty. There’s all the science and the facts on offer in the retelling of the biggest manmade catastrophe in history but it’s in the depiction of the very human story that creator Craig Mazin truly gets it right. No wonder, the five episodes of the mini-series have revived fresh interest in what actually happened before and after the disaster.

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