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.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Adapted from Pulitzer prize-winner playwright August Wilson’s play of the same name, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ sees actor Viola Davis and producer Denzel Washington come together for the second week in a row on Netflix as we saw the pair bring the documentary ‘Giving Voice‘ last week. The Year is 1927 and tensions rise between famous blues singer Ma Rainey (Viola Davis) also known as the ‘Mother of Blues’, her ambitious horn player (Chadwick Boseman), and the white management determined to control them. Directed by George C. Wolfe and starring Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Glynn Turman, Dusan Brown and Taylour Paige.
Available globally from Friday 18th December 2020
Four directors, four stories. Paava Kadhaigal is an anthology that takes us on a journey to explore the difficult issues that arise in relationships of all kinds. It is disturbing in parts and incredibly dark in others, touching on themes untouched before in this brave collection of stories around the delicate subjects; honour, love, sin and pride. Starring; Aadithya Baaskar, Anjali, Bhavani Sre, Gautham Menon, Hari, Kalidas Jayaram, Kalki Koechlin, Padam Kumar, Prakash Raj, Sai Pallavi, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj and Simran. Directed by; Gautham Menon, Vetri Maaran, Sudha Kongara and Vignesh Shivan.
Available from Friday 18th December 2020
London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck
London Hughes is a British comedian from London who is making big waves rather than ripples on the comedy scene. Highly controversial but extremely relevant, Hughes likes to tell it how it is including discussing the difference between male and female comedians and being a black woman in London but mainly about trying to find love in the city – all in her brand new stand up comedy special; ‘To Catch a Dick’.
Available globally from Tuesday 22nd December 2020
Lovestruck In The City
Whilst away on holiday, an architect who considers himself a hopeless romantic, crosses paths with a young woman with a zest for life. Thinking he’s finally found The One, things aren’t as they seem as she and his camera, disappear. The romantic comedy series follows six young adults as they navigate their way through dating to find love in the midst of their hectic lives. Starring; Ji Chang-Wook and Kim Ji-won.
Available from Tuesday 22nd December 2020
The Midnight Sky
George Clooney directs this film adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel ‘Good Morning, Midnight’. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a scientist in the Arctic; Augustine (George Clooney) is on a mission to contact Sully (Felicity Jones) and her crew, currently in space, from returning home to Earth. If they return they will find nothing but destruction in the aftermath of a mysterious global catastrophe. Also starring; David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.
Available from Wednesday 23rd December 2020
Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 18th December – Thursday 24th December 2020.
Friday 18th December 2020
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Film [Original]
“Home for Christmas” Series (Season Two) [Original]
“Paava Kadhaigal” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Sweet Home” Series (Season One) [Original]
Monday 21st December 2020
“Arianna Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You” Musical Documentary [Original]
Tuesday 22nd December 2020
“London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“Lovestruck in the City” Series (New Episodes) [Original]
“Rhyme Time Town Singalongs” Series (Season One) [Original]
Wednesday 23rd December 2020
“Your Name Engraved Herein” Film [Original]
“The Midnight Sky” Film [Original]
Thursday 24th December 2020
“AK vs AK” Film [Original]
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 24th December 2020) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.