Top 8 miniseries to watch on Netflix (2024)

Top 8 miniseries to watch on Netflix (2024)

Here we compiled the best new miniseries on Netflix that you can watch in one day or weekend. Some of them, such as "Avatar: The Last Airbender", have great success with viewers and there is every chance of a second season.

The Gentlemen

Eddie Halstead inherits a large estate from his father, unaware that it is part of Mickey Pearson's drug empire. Now the hero without criminal experience will have to somehow manage a dangerous company. "The Gentlemen" is a spin-off of Guy Ritchie's crime comedy of the same name, based on his own script and under his own direction, this time without Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant.

Country: United Kingdom.

Creator: Guy Ritchie.

Cast: Theo James, Kaya Scodelario, ‎Daniel Ings, and others.

Number of episodes: 8 of 41-67 minutes each.

The Brothers Sun 

A family of Taiwanese immigrants lives a quiet life in California until the unexpected arrival of one of the sons and the murder of his father. These events reveal to the youngest son, Bruce, the terrible history of his clan, which is connected to the mafia on their home island. in "The Brothers Son", he role of the mother of the main characters is played by Michelle Yeoh, Malaysian actress who previously won an Oscar for the film "Everything Everywhere All at Once".

Country: United States.

Creators: Byron Wu, Brad Falchuk.

Cast: Justin Chien, Sam Song Li, Michelle Yeoh, and others.

Number of episodes: 8 of 48-69 minutes each.

Boy Swallows Universe

In his novel, Australian writer Trent Dalton talks about his childhood in a dysfunctional family and a suburb full of drugs and crime. The miniseries "Boy Swallows Universe" is based on his story and tells about a life of a boy from the outskirts of Brisbane who has to find his way after his mother ends up in prison and his drug diller stepfather tries to involve him in his dirty dealings. The main protagonist in different years of his life is played by two actors, Felix Cameron and Zac Burgess.

Country: Australia.

Directors: Bharat Nalluri, Jocelyn Moorhouse.

Cast: Felix Cameron, Zac Burgess, Auden Ryan as Eli Bell, Lee Tiger Halley, and others.

Number of episodes: 7 of 49-77 minutes each.

Baby Reindeer

And now a bit of excellent English humor. What could a serial killer and a comedian working in a pub have in common? A chance meeting and fatal attraction will tie their lives into a complex knot. This crime comedy, filmed in Edinburgh and London, just came out on the streaming platform and received excellent reviews from Rotten Tomatoes' experts and other film critics.

Country: United Kingdom.

Creator: Richard Gadd.

Director: Weronika Tofilska.

Cast: Richard Gadd, Jessica Gunning, Nava Mau as Teri, and others.

Number of episodes: 7 episodes, each of 27-45 minutes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Following the success of last year's anime "One Piece," Netflix is this time releasing a live-action miniseries "Avatar: The Last Airbender", based on the animated series about Aang, which aired on Nickelodeon in 2005–2008. His hero, the boy Aang from a tribe of air nomads, learns that he has the ability to control all four elements, and not just one like all other people in this universe. Now he must learn this art in order to win a dangerous battle with the evil Fire Tribe.

Country: United States.

Creators: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko.

Cast: Gordon Cormier,  Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, Dallas Liu, Paul Sun-Hyung,  Ken Leung, Daniel Dae Kim.

Number of episodes: 8 episodes of 43-68 minutes each.

Dead Boy Detectives (release date: April 25)

This is another storyline from the Sandman universe, based on the comic book of the same name by Neil Gaiman, published by DC Comics. Dead teenagers Charles and Edwin remain on Earth instead of going to the afterlife. The heroes open a detective agency and investigate crimes related to otherworldly forces.

Country: United States.

Creator: Steve Yockey.

Cast: George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri, Kassius Nelson, Briana Cuoco, Ruth Connell, Yuyu Kitamura.

Number of episodes: 8.

Iron Reign

If you love Spanish TV series in the style of "Money Heist", then this miniseries is the perfect way to spend a rainy evening. By the way, you will meet in it with Jaime Llorente, who played the role of Denver in "Money Heist". This crime action miniseries, filmed in the port of Bercelona, tells the story of Joaquin Manchado's illegal cargo trafficking empire. Losing a stash of cocaine can lead to irreparable consequences and a life-and-death gang war.

Country: Spain.

Director: Lluís Quílez.

Cast: Eduard Fernández, Chino Darín, Jaime Lorente, Natalia de Molina.

Number of episodes: 7 episodes of 47-72 minutes each.


April began on Netflix with the release of the eight-episode black-and-white crime miniseries "Ripley", starring Andrew Scott (you may know him as Moriarty in the British series "Sherlock Holmes"). And yes, you guessed it - this is another film adaptation of the novel "The Talented Mr. Ripley", which we know from the 1999 film with Matt Damon. In the 60s of the last century, a petty swindler and document forger named Tom Ripley lives in New York and somehow makes ends meet. His life changes when he meets a wealthy shipbuilder, Herbert Greenleaf, who entrusts him with a delicate mission in Italy related to his son...

Country: United States

Director: Steven Zaillian (Creator)

Cast: Andrew Scott, Johnny Flynn, Dakota Fanning, and others.

Number of episodes: 8 episodes of 40 minutes each.

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