All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from 16th October 2020)

One of the great things about Netflix is their Netflix Original content – be it films or series made by Netflix themselves or exclusive content available only on Netflix after it airs on regular TV. Every week we will give you a round-up of the new Netflix Originals becoming available in the next week. We will aim to post every week on Thursday evening with what will be available over the coming week. Perfect if you’re looking to check out what new Originals are available to watch over your weekend or if you’re planning a week-long Netflix binge-watch! This area is exclusively for Netflix Originals, for general Netflix additions and removals or to view the current full catalogue check out your regional New On Netflix website.

Love Netflix Originals? Well here’s our list of ‘Top Picks’ for this week. Check out the trailers below and let us know what you’re looking forward to this week -full list of this week’s additions and regional availability at the end of the post. Netflix aren’t always that clear about geographical availability so please bear with us as we try to be as precise as possible about where Netflix Originals will be available.

Grand Army

This new series from Netflix follows five lives as they navigate their way through a Brooklyn school. With life throwing issues at them that most people never experience the young adults must not only find their way but fight through the barriers that exist and the terrible things that happen to them. The 10-episode series is loosely based on the play ‘Slut’ by Katie Cappiello and addresses really serious issues such as rape and sexual assault, racism and sexual identity and more harrowing stuff. The show has been praised for its raw nature that is rarely exposed in high school drama but has already met with controversy when two writers left the show due to what they cite as racism within the set. The show creator was accused of making ‘poverty porn’ and not listening to the views of experienced writers of colour. At the time of writing, creator Cappiello and Netflix appear not to have responded to these allegations publicly.  All ten episodes land this week.

Available from Friday 16th October 2020

The Last Kids on Earth

One for the kids as this animated series returns for what Netflix is calling ‘Book Three’. Jack and the team find a radio transmitter that threatens their status as ‘The Last Kids on Earth’. Knowing that they may no longer be alone with the monsters having the adventurers they’ve come to love, the team must figure out what is going on.

Available from Friday 16th October 2020

La Revolution

Joseph Guillotin – the future inventor of the world-famous ‘Guillotine’ – uncovers an unknown virus they name ‘Blue Blood’. Re-writing history, La Revolution, set in 1787, is a reimagined version of the French revolution. The ‘Blue Blood’ has infected the rich and powerful resulting in their even worse mistreatment of the lower classes. The series is bound to leave us all wondering – what if the French Revolution didn’t happen the way we were told?

 

Available from Friday 16th October 2020

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Aaron Sorkin delivers the story of seven young men Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Dave Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Lee Weiner, John Froines, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale. Seven men who started a peaceful protest against the Vietnam war. The protest turned into violent clashes mainly at the hands of heavily armed police. What happened led the men to one of the most notorious court cases rife with racism and prejudice where the men are accused of planning to incite a riot. The film stars Sacha Baron-Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eddie Redmayne.

Available from Friday 16th October 2020

Rebecca

Based on the Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name, written in 1938 and a remake of the movie adaptation of 1940 starring Laurence Olivier, ‘Rebecca’ stars Lily James and Armie Hammer. James plays the new wife of Maxim de Winterburn, a man left lonely and sad after the untimely death of his first wife. The pair meet and fall in love in Monte Carlo and she joins him to live a new life as an aristocrat’s wife on the English coast. The new Mrs de Winterburn finds herself feeling unwanted by the haunted marital home not eased by the nasty demeanour of the housekeeper who it appears, overwhelmingly disagrees with the new marriage and makes her feelings very clear. The periodic thriller has been met with negative reviews from both sides of the pond claiming the narrative bears no resemblance to its 1940 predecessor yet also does not take brave steps to venture into a new imagining of it. Directed by ‘Ben Wheatley’ for ‘Working Title Films’ the film is currently being shown in cinemas, at least in the UK however it is a global release on Netflix from Wednesday.

Available globally from Wednesday 21st October 2020

Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 16th October 2020 – Thursday 22nd October 2020.

Friday 16th October 2020
“Dream Makeover” Reality TV Series (Season one) [Original]
“Grand Army”
Series (Season one) [Global Original]
“The Last Kids on Earth”
Book Three [Original]
“La Revolution” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Someone has to Die”
Limited Series [Original]
“The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Film [Global Original]
Saturday 17th October 2020
“Start-Up”
Series (New Episodes) [Original]
Monday 19th October 2020
“Unsolved Mysteries” Series (Volume Two) [Original]
Tuesday 20th October 2020
“The Magic School BusRides Again: The Frizz Connection” Kids Animated Film [Global Original]
Wednesday 21st October 2020
“Rebecca” Film [Global Original]
Thursday 22nd October 2020
“Cadaver”
Film [Original]
“The Alienist”
Series (Season Two) [Original]
“You, Me, Her”
Series (Season Five) [Orginal] 
A number of series have been given the go-ahead for subsequent seasons this year. Check out the coming soon page on our websites (UK, USA, Can, Aus) to find out which new seasons will arrive in your region in 2020.

Thanks for visiting and let us know in the comments what you’ve enjoyed (and what you haven’t) and what new Netflix Originals and season updates you’re looking forward to. Don’t forget to check out the blog next week on Thursday evening (Thursday 22nd October 2020) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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