All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from 20th August 2021)

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 -a 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 Chair

Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at a prestigious University. As the first woman to chair the department, and as one of the few staff members of colour at the university, Ji-Yoon is faced with a unique set of challenges in this sometimes funny, sometimes emotionally charged series. The limited series consists of six episodes of just 30 minutes in length. Starring: Sandra Oh, Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor and Bob Balaban. Directed by Daniel Gray Longino overseeing all episodes.

Available from Friday 20th August 2021

The Loud House Movie

Nickelodeon’s Loud family take a vacation to Scotland in this family fun film. When the Louds discover they actually have Scottish heritage including a real castle but they never expected to have a royal lineage. Expect craziness and obviously very LOUD scene, there’s even a dragon, in this haphazard, full-on kids animated movie.

Available from Friday 20th August 2021

Untold: Caitlyn Jenner

This week sees the third instalment of the five-part docuseries event that brings fresh eyes to tales from the sporting world. Delving into the world of Caitlyn Jenner and her quest for sporting success as a mask for the turmoil she was facing in her personal world. Caitlyn talks of how she built a world in where her character of Bruce was so successful yet his success didn’t fulfil her happiness. Through the lens of archival footage and modern interview, the journey from Bruce to Caitlyn, family and a newfound life is told. This is her story. Directed by Crystal Moselle. 

Tuesday 24th August 2021

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed

Well, Netflix is being extremely cryptic about this new release and it’s got us worried. Bob Ross – famed for his long-running TV show ‘The Joy of Painting’ has become a generation-spanning icon with his peaceful voice instructing art lessons for all. In the trailer, we only hear Ross’ voice say “I’ve been wanting to get this story out for all these years” as the voice-over to a fading image of him on the screen. What could this mean? Well, Netflix has given some clue in their synopsis of the documentary saying “Bob Ross brought joy to millions as the world’s most famous art instructor. But a battle for his business empire cast a shadow over his happy trees” and there has been some speculation online that this is about how his business partners won a legal battle over the rights to all things Bob Ross. We’ll have to wait until the 25th to find out.

Wednesday 25th August 2021

 Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes

Odd Hallangen struggles to keep his family business afloat. The funeral home is struggling as deaths in the town seem to stagnate. Then his sister is found dead – or so it seems. Hours later she suddenly wakes up in the mortuary! In this Norwegian town of Skarnes, something is wrong. Odd’s sister Live has to learn to control the new dangerous appetite she has woken with and decide if she is willing to sacrifice people’s lives for her own survival, which ironically goes hand in hand with the survival of the family business.

Wednesday 25th August 2021

Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 20th August 2021 – Thursday 26th August 2021.

Friday 20th August 2021
“The Chair” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Comedy Premium League”
Comedy Series (First Four Episodes) [Original]
“Everything will be fine”
Series (Season One) [Original]
“The Loud House Movie”
Film [Original]
“Man in Love”
Film [Original]
“Sweet Girl”
Drama [Original]
Monday 23rd August 2021
“The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf”
Anime Film [Original]
Tuesday 24th August 2021
“Oggy Oggy” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Untold: Caitlyn Jenner” Documentary Series (Part Three) [Original]
Wednesday 25th August 2021
“Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed”
Documentary [Original]
“Clickbait” Series (Season One) [Original]
“John of God”
Series (Season One) [Original]
“Motel Makeover”
Series (Season One) [Original]
“Open Your Eyes”
Series (Season One) [Original]
“Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes”
Series (Season One) [Original]
Thursday 26th August 2021
“Edens Zero” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Family Reunion”
Series (Part Four) [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 (26th August 2021) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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