A limited series, also known as a miniseries, is a television show that tells a complete story in a certain number of episodes, typically between 2 to 10. Unlike traditional television shows, which can have multiple seasons and an open-ended storyline, a limited series has a defined beginning, middle, and end.
On Netflix, a limited series is a show that has been produced specifically for the streaming platform and it usually has a self-contained story, with a pre-determined number of episodes. These shows are generally marketed as “event series” or “limited series” to indicate that the story will be concluded in a set number of episodes, and there will not be additional seasons. Some examples of limited series on Netflix are “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Unbelievable,” “The Haunting of Hill House,” “When They See Us,” and “The Night Of.”
It’s worth noting that Netflix also releases some limited series that are produced by other networks and studios, and those shows will have a certain number of episodes determined by the original network.