Best new German TV Shows in 2020 & 2019 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & TV List)


List of the latest German TV series in 2020 on tv and the best German TV series of 2019 & the 2010's. Top German TV series to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or on tv right now.

New German TV series in 2020

Top series up for release in 2020
  • Das Mädchen am Strand

    CAST: Heino Ferch, Barbara Auer & Rainer Bock
    During a graduation party on the beach, schoolgirl Jule Reinhardt goes missing and later turns up murdered. Simon Kessler (Heino Ferch) seeks to find out who would be behind such an act and believes this case my be connected with a murder in Hamburg, as well as another case of a missing person. Investigations are soon under way as dark secrets are revealed as he digs deeper for answers in this German crime drama miniseries. Watch the trailer of Das Mädchen am Strand

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  • Criminal: Germany

    CREATOR: Jim Field Smith
    CAST: Jonathan Berlin, Christian Kuchenbuch & Eva Meckbach
    In this German police procedural anthology series, the entire show centers around the setting of a police interrogation room. Suspects are brought inside and investigators attempt to use psychological discussions to get the accussed or witnesses to crack and reveal all in the cases at hand. Cases include a real estate developer connected to a missing handyman, a domestic abuse suspect with a powerful lawyer and the lover of a serial killer who refuses to budge on the location of a body. Watch the trailer of Criminal: Germany

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Best German TV series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2020

2019, 2018, 2017 & the 2010's best rated German TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime & Hulu).
  • Skylines

    CREATOR: Dennis Schanz
    CAST: Peri Baumeister, Sahin Eryilmaz & Edin Hasanovic
    The young and talented Jinn (Edin Hasanovic) is a producer of hip-hop music in Frankfurt, Germany. After recently signing a contract with Skyline Records, he comes to realize that the record label isn’t just a place where music is made but where organized crime cavorts. Jinn soon finds himself entangled in the dangerous world of gangsters where loyalty is called into question. And if one isn’t loyal, they could find themselves staring down the barrel of a pistol. Watch the trailer of Skylines

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  • 8 Days

    CREATOR: Peter Kocyla
    CAST: Christiane Paul, Mark Waschke & Fabian Hinrichs
    With a huge asteroid rushing towards Europe, there are only eight days left till impact. In the face of the apocalypse everything changes; laws and rules are abandoned. Who can save themself, what is... Watch the trailer of 8 Days

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  • Das Boot

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: Tom Wlaschiha, Leonard Scheicher, Franz Dinda, Thierry Frémont
    Many Consider Das Boot the best German War movie of all time. It was already released as a TV Mini series in the nineties, but now it's gets it own sequel as a... Watch the trailer of Das Boot

    RELEASE DATE: July 7th, 2020

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  • Dogs of Berlin

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: Felix Kramer, Anna Maria Mühe & Katharina Schüttler
    Two very different police officers stand at odds with the underworld of Berlin due to a sensitive murder case they are investigating. Watch the trailer of Dogs of Berlin

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    RELEASE DATE: July 7th, 2020

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  • Parfum

    CREATOR: Eva Kranenburg
    CAST: Friederike Becht, Wotan Wilke Möhring & Juergen Maurer
    Who does not know the famous novel Das Parfum. This German Netflix Production, Perfume, is inspired by it, but is set in a modern day setting. When a singer is found murdered, with her scent glands excised from her body, detectives probe a group of friends who attended boarding school with her. Watch the trailer of Parfum

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    RELEASE DATE: July 7th, 2020

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  • Dark

    CREATOR: Baran bo Odar & Jantje Friese
    CAST: Karoline Eichhorn, Louis Hofmann, Jördis Triebel, Stephan Kampwirth
    Probably the best thing to come from German television since Generation War. This original Netflix time travel show is about a quiet German town where kids are disappearing. But this has happened before - it is as if the past, 33 years ago, is repeating itself. The show is often compared to Stranger things, but then darker. We believe this is a bit of a marketing trick, but fans of Stranger things will surely also enjoy this.

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    RATING: 94/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 1st, 2017

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  • Babylon Berlin

    CREATOR: Tom Tykwer
    CAST: Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries & Peter Kurth
    A historical crime drama bout Berlin during the social and political changes of the Golden Twenties, and a new police commissioner that just moved there from Cologne. It's a creation by Tom Tykwer (Sci-fi movie Cloud Atlas) which means that we are rather excited to see yet another film director go television, even in Europe now. The second season is already scheduled, so it seems a rather serious project (and a $40 million budget).

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    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 15th, 2017

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  • You are Wanted

    CREATOR: Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad, Richard Kropf
    CAST: Matthias Schweighöfer, Tom Beck & Edin Hasanovic
    A man's life falls apart when is the target of a cyber attack and all his personal data gets hacked, and he is made to look part of a eco-terrorism organization. One of the first German tv shows created by Amazon Germany. Might be the show of the year for Germany.

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    RATING: 64/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 15th, 2017

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  • Der Tatortreiniger

    CREATOR: Bjarne Mädel
    CAST: Bjarne Mädel
    The bizarre everyday adventures of Heiko "Schotty" Schotte, whose profession is to clean up crime scenes.

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    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 23rd, 2011

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  • Mord mit Aussicht

    CREATOR: Marie Reiners
    CAST: Caroline Peters, Bjarne Mädel, Meike Droste, Petra Kleinert
    A German satirical crime series about a female detective and her adventures in a country village.

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    RATING: 83/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 7th, 2008

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  • Stalingrad

    CREATOR: Albrecht Appelt, Gerhard DenglerLuzia Kollak
    CAST: Mariya Smolnikova, Yanina Studilina, Pyotr Fyodorov, Thomas Kretschmann
    A beautiful documentary series about life in Stalingrad.

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    RATING: 83/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 16th, 2003

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  • Im Angesicht des Verbrechens

    CREATOR: Dominik Graf
    CAST: Max Riemelt, Ronald Zehrfeld & Marie Bäumer
    Marek, a cop of Russian descent, is looking for the murderer of his brother. Jelena came to Berlin to find work but ends up as a prostitute. They both get drawn into a power struggle within the Russian maffia.

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    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 27th, 2010

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  • Deutschland 83

    CREATOR: Anna LeVine
    CAST: Jonas Nay, Sonja Gerhardt & Alexander Beyer
    In 1983, a naive, East German soldier is given the task to spy in West Germany.

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    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 17th, 2015

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  • Pastewka

    CREATOR: Bastian Pastewka, Oliver Welke, Chris Geletneky
    CAST: Bastian Pastewka, Sonsee Neu & Matthias Matschke
    A show about the fictional everyday adventures of real-life comedian Bastian Pastewka.

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    RATING: 78/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 9th, 2005

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  • Die Lebenden und die Toten

    CREATOR: Barbara Albert (screenplay)
    CAST: Anna Fischer, Hanns Schuschnig, August Zirner, Itay Tiran
    The living and the dead is a mini-series based on the best seller by Nele Neuhaus about a team of investigators.

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    RATING: 67/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 2nd, 2017

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  • Deutschland 86

    CREATOR: Anna LeVine & Jörg Winger
    CAST: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Florence Kasumba, Sylvester Groth
    A young guy is asked to infiltrate the Army of West Germany. It soon turns out spy work is not that easy, as he struggles to protect his cover.

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    RELEASE DATE: July 7th, 2020

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Germany has a very rich cinema culture, which should mean that good German series aren’t hard to find. Good shows have been made indeed, yet somehow the Germans keep their series mostly to themselves. Here’s what’s interesting.