Hotstar (one of the leading video-on-demand and streaming media apps) is adding innumerable series constantly as it increases by leaps and bounds in India. This Disney-owned OTT platform has received 300 million viewers /monthly active users during IPL 2019 alone, an extraordinary increase from 202 million in 2018.
When long-form digital content consumption in India is considered, Hotstar India now accounts for 40% of the total. Though ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is the biggest thing that is happening on this platform currently, here are some of the new and upcoming series on Hotstar Premium in 2019:
Pose (Season 2)
This dance musical drama is set in the 1980s, exploring several aspects of New York life and society.
Queen Of The South (Season 4)
This crime thriller series chronicles the journey of Teresa Mendoza for reaching the top of the drug world.
Baskets (Season 4)
This series shows the interference of reality with Chip Baskets’ dream of becoming a French clown.
Succession (Season 2)
This drama series tells the story of a rich and powerful media family of the US, as the aging father steps back from the company. Succession (Season 2) will be premiered in August 2019.
Big Little Lies (Season 2)
The second season of Big Little Lies explores the fragility of friendship and malignancy of the lies of the Monterey Five. Its premiere was on June 10, 2019.
City On A Hill
This drama chronicles the unlikely alliance of Jackie Rhodes (a corrupt but venerated FBI veteran) and assistant District Attorney Decourcy Ward in the backdrop of the early 1990s in Boston. Their deliberation on a specific case goes on to change the entire criminal justice system.
Divorce (Season 3)
This English comedy shows the hilarious surprises of the post-divorce lives of Frances and Robert (her ex-husband).
The Hot Zone
This series is based on the true story of the Ebola virus’ arrival in the United States.
This series revolves around the underbelly of criminal activity and the circumstances that make world-class thief Daisy “Jett” Kowalski get back to her business after getting out of prison.
Ice On Fire
This eye-opening documentary is produced by Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio. It focuses on never-before-seen solutions to slow down the environmental crisis. It premiered on June 12, 2019.
His Dark Materials
This English drama revolves around the search of Lyra and Will for their kidnapped friend, leading them to dangerous secrets and encounter with extraordinary beings.
This series follows around a bunch of high school students, as they explore friendships, love, sex, drugs, trauma, social media, and different aspects of life.
The Loudest Voice
This English drama showcases the events surrounding the rise and fall of Roger Ailes (ex-Chairman and CEO of Fox News). The series premiers on July 1, 2019.
This is a Spanish-language series showcasing a group of friends who transform their love for horror into a form of peculiar business. The cast includes Mexican actors such as Ana Fabrega, Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, and Julio Torres. The co-creator of this series Fred Armisen will also be seen in a guest appearance.
Years and Years
Years and Years is a six-part British miniseries which revolves around a Manchester-origin family having an outspoken celebrity-turned-politician as well as a London-based financial advisor. These leading roles are played by Emma Thompson and Rory Kinnear respectively. You can watch it from June 25, 2019.
This is a 5-part HBO miniseries that is currently streaming on Hotstar Premium. Chernobyl series (written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck) showcases one of the biggest nuclear catastrophes – Chernobyl Nuclear disaster – the world has ever seen and the extensive cleanup effort that took place afterward. If you like binge-watching, you can definitely mark this 5-episode series.
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