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Some more 2.0:1 shows added: Kingdom, A Discovery of Witches, Hanna.
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2013) was 2.35. It was often aired cropped to 1.78 in the U.S. but all Blu-Ray releases were 2.35 for seasons 1 through 5 plus “The Lost Missions”. Lost Missions were essentially unaired season 6 episodes. Disney is bringing the show back for their upcoming streaming service but the AR of those upcoming episodes is unknown.

I wonder if this was the first TV show finished scope?
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Added The Umbrella Academy. At this point, it's probably a fair assumption that any new Netflix drama series will very likely be at least 2.0:1. Has Netflix launched any standard 16:9 shows recently?

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Added The Umbrella Academy. At this point, it's probably a fair assumption that any new Netflix drama series will very likely be at least 2.0:1. Has Netflix launched any standard 16:9 shows recently?
I've not looked too deeply into this, but it seems their animated children's shows are mostly 16:9. Trollhunters (and the sequel season Legends of Arcadia, with another sequel coming soon) and Voltron, both Netflix Originals produced by DreamWorks animation were 16:9.
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It's not a series, so I'm not going to add it to the list, but I think it's worth noting that HBO's Leaving Neverland documentary is letterboxed to an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. This is kind of a breakthrough for the "No Black Bars Ever" network.

What I did add to the list are a couple of recent Amazon shows: White Dragon and The Widow.

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Saw the first few episodes of Impulse (already reported at 2.0:1) and thought it was pretty good. Dark and disconcerting, but so were the books. Will probably wait for season 2 before subscribing.
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At this point, it's probably a fair assumption that any new Netflix drama series will very likely be at least 2.0:1. Has Netflix launched any standard 16:9 shows recently?
Well, The Order is 16:9. Guess they haven't fully committed to wider ratios.
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Couple new Netflix shows added: Turn Up Charlie and Love, Death + Robots.

I try to check out new shows of interest when I notice them, but it's not possible for me to keep up with every new streaming series.

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The Handmaids Tale season two is 2:1 aspect ratio.
Season one is 16:9
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The Handmaids Tale season two is 2:1 aspect ratio.
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Was already on the list. Thanks, though.

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Was already on the list. Thanks, though.

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No worries. I don't subscribe to Hulu, so if you find any other original shows on there (other than Handmaid's Tale and The First) that are wider than 16:9, please let us know.

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Spent a little time last night sampling shows on Amazon. Goliath is kind of a big title (no pun intended) we missed on this list.

Made in Heaven also has the very odd choice of a 2.20:1 aspect ratio.

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Into The Dark https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8427140/
2.0:1 Aspect Ratio, latest episode so far (Episode 7) was 2.35:1
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Into The Dark https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8427140/
2.0:1 Aspect Ratio, latest episode so far (Episode 7) was 2.35:1
Thanks. I've added it to the list.

Note that this Hulu series should not be confused with the CW network's 'In the Dark', which is a traditional 16:9 show.

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It's not a series, so I'm not going to add it to the list, but I think it's worth noting that HBO's Leaving Neverland documentary is letterboxed to an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. This is kind of a breakthrough for the "No Black Bars Ever" network.
With Gentleman Jack, HBO officially has a series with a wider than 16:9 ratio. Must be a regime change at the network to allow this.

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Chernobyl (HBO 5-part miniseries, 2019) - by my measurements, Aspect Ratio of the first episode is 2.0:1, not the 16:9 that IMDB says it is.

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Chernobyl (HBO 5-part miniseries, 2019) - by my measurements, Aspect Ratio of the first episode is 2.0:1, not the 16:9 that IMDB says it is.
Thanks. I'm not sure how I feel about including miniseries on the list, but I'll add it for now. I suppose it's not much different from a show that only runs one season.

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I sampled a bunch of shows on Netflix to check their aspect ratios. The following were added to the list:

Chambers (another weird 2.20:1 show like Sabrina)
Dead to Me
Huge in France
The Innocents
Narcos: Mexico (the original Narcos is 16:9)
The Rain

Netflix has so many original series these days that I'm sure I'm still missing a bunch.

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I've just reorganized the list to sort by network or streaming provider. I think this makes it easier to read and to find shows. Looking at it this way, it's pretty clear that Netflix is leading the charge to produce shows at wider aspect ratios.
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I've just reorganized the list to sort by network or streaming provider. I think this makes it easier to read and to find shows. Looking at it this way, it's pretty clear that Netflix is leading the charge to produce shows at wider aspect ratios.
Strange Angel on CBS All Access is wider than 16:9 (even though IMDB lists it, incorrectly, as 16:9). To my eye it doesn't look quite as letterboxed as 2.0:1, maybe someone can measure to confirm. May be 1.85 or 1.9.

Also - it's a great show!
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Strange Angel on CBS All Access is wider than 16:9 (even though IMDB lists it, incorrectly, as 16:9). To my eye it doesn't look quite as letterboxed as 2.0:1, maybe someone can measure to confirm. May be 1.85 or 1.9.
Thanks. I found a screencap online that measures about 1.9:1.

I suspect that some of the other shows I rounded to 2.0:1 on this list probably fall closer to 1.85:1 or 1.9:1 as well, but short of screencaps it's difficult to measure.

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I saw a teaser ad for The CW's upcoming Batwoman show that was about 2.0:1. Whether the show itself will be that ratio is yet to be confirmed.

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I went hunting through Netflix again and added a bunch more shows:

Black Summer
Crime Diaries: Night Out
Crime Diaries: The Candidate
Dating Around
Losers
Lunatics
Northern Rescue
Osmosis
The Protector
Quicksand
The Society
Special
Travelers
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A few of these are only 1.85:1. Weirdly, Dating Around is a Reality show with a ratio of 2.35:1. Not sure what the point of that is.
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Looks like HBO is moving toward 2.0:1 more and more. Deadwood: The Movie uses that ratio. I haven't added it to the list because it's not a series.

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Looks like HBO is moving toward 2.0:1 more and more. Deadwood: The Movie uses that ratio. I haven't added it to the list because it's not a series.
I was surprised to see that, as Deadwood the series was of course 16:9.
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Good Omens on Amazon - 2.35:1.
Swamp Thing on DC Universe - 2.20:1.
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Good Omens on Amazon - 2.35:1.
Swamp Thing on DC Universe - 2.20:1.
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I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you do keeping this thread up to date. It is a useful reference. I think if people want to discuss why different aspect ratios were chosen, there are other places for it. As Joe Friday would say 'Just the facts, ma'am.'
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Good Omens on Amazon - 2.35:1.
Swamp Thing on DC Universe - 2.20:1.
Doom Patrol on DC Universe is also 2.20:1
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Thanks! I don't subscribe, so this is very helpful.

I did some more digging through Amazon and Netflix last night and added the following:

Fleabag
High Seas
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)
It's Bruno!
Killer Ratings
Malibu Rescue
Tales of the City

Fleabag and Tales of the City are kind of notable titles.
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