How to cite a Netflix show in APA
To cite a Netflix show in a reference entry in APA style 6th edition include the following elements:
- 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.
- Year of release: Give the period of years in which the show was aired.
- Title of the Netflix show: Only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns are capitalized.
- 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 https://www.netflix.com/
A show from Netflix with one director
Foster, J. (Director). (2013-2019). Orange is the new black [TV series]. Retrieved from https://www.netflix.com/