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.
The Circle US
Competition reality TV show ‘The Circle‘ has announced a US version of the show which has ironically been filmed in London as with the succesful British version in the same apartment building. Contestants must live in their own apartments and as their only contact with each other is via a voice activated social media platform ‘The Circle’ via their TV sets, they are free to be whoever they want to be. Choosing to be themselves entirely, in part or completely catfishing the other residents. Contestents must strive to stay in the game by impressing fellow contestants and viewers if they are to bwe in with a chance of winning $100,000! Its British predeccessor has proved compulsive watching and the US version looks set to be equally as popular.
Finally available in the UK from Friday 1st January 2021
Cobra Kai (Season Three)
Season three, already? Well, the series ‘Cobra Kai’ was originally streamed via the platform ‘YouTube Red’ and only bought by ‘Netflix’ in June 2020 hence why the steady stream of series drops. Not for the want of trying though, Netflix has been trying to obtain the spin-off/sequel comedy-drama for some time. Season one saw the characters of the 1980s Karate Kid franchise reunite and the series soon became the most watched on Netflix during the late summer of 2020. All ten episodes of season three will be available this week.
Available globally from Friday 1st January 2021
Headspace Guide to Meditation
What a year 2020 has been. Whatever your thoughts on the pandemic, the politics etc. There’s no denying we could all use some calm. Netflix has teamed up with the organisation ‘Headspace’ to deliver this eight-episode toolbox to freeing your mind. Each of the instalments offers a practical guide to meditation in its simplest form to equip and enable us to deal with everyday stress and to live in a healthier mindset.
Available from Friday 1st January 2021
Inspired by the book of the same name by New York Times bestselling author ‘Leslie Kean’, ‘Surviving Death’ is a docuseries that explores just what happens after we die. The collection of interviews include discussion around near-death experiences, reincarnation and paranormal phenomena and take place with researchers and individuals discussing their personal testimonies.
Available from Wednesday 6th January 2021
Pieces of a Woman
Executive producer Martin Scorsese and award-winning director Kornél Mundruczó together explore an extremely emotional journey of a woman during her pregnancy, homebirth and the subsequent loss of her baby. The film that has been in select cinemas in December will be available globally on Netflix and stars Vanessa Kirby and Shia La Boef as a couple in turmoil trying as they try to find their way through the traumatic experience that is suffered by millions around the world and learn to live again.
Available globally from Thursday 7th January 2021
Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 1st January 2021 – Thursday 7th January 2021.
Friday 1st January 2021
“The Circle US” Competition Reality TV Series [Original]
“Cobra kai” Series (Season Three) [Original]
“Headspace Guide to Meditation” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Dream Home Makeover” Series (Season Two) [Original]
“The Minimalists – Less is Now” Docuseries [Original]
“Monarca” Series (Season Two) [Original]
Saturday 2nd January 2021
“Asphalt Burning” Film [Original]
Sunday 3rd January 2021
“A Love So Beautiful” Series (New Episodes – Thursday and Saturday) [Original]
Tuesday 5th January 2021
“Gabby’s Dollhouse” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Nailed It! Mexico” Series (Season Three) [Global Original]
“A History of Swear Words” Series (Season One) [Original]
Wednesday 6th December 2021
“Surviving Death” Documentary Series (Season One) [Original]
Thursday 7th January 2021
“Pieces of a Woman” 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 2021.
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 7th January 2021) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.