How to cite a Netflix show in APA

APA Netflix show citation

To cite a Netflix show in a reference entry in APA style 6th edition include the following elements:

  1. Director(s) & Producer(s): Give the last name and initials (e. g. Watson, J. D.) of the primary contributors (e. g. Director or Producer) ending with a parentheses identifying their contribution.
  2. Year of release: Give the period of years in which the show was aired.
  3. Title of the Netflix show: Only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns are capitalized.
  4. URL: Give the full URL of the web page including the protocol (http:// or https://).

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a Netflix show in APA style 6th edition:

Director(s) & Producer(s). (Year of release). Title of the Netflix show [TV series]. Retrieved from URL

APA reference list examples

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the APA style guidelines for a Netflix show citation in action:


A show retrieved from Netflix with two producers

Lloyd , C. & Levitan, S. (Producers). (2009-2016). Modern family [TV series]. Retrieved from

A show from Netflix with one director

Foster, J. (Director). (2013-2019). Orange is the new black [TV series]. Retrieved from
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This citation style guide is based on the official Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

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