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.
Shadow and Bone
The worldwide bestselling novels by author Leigh Bardugo based around the fantasy world of Grishaverse have arrived on screen. Alina Starkov possesses a power unlike any other and if she can learn to harness it, she could do wonders for her people and her world as she adapts to life as a soldier in the army. As a mixed-race orphan, she hasn’t had the best start in life and now she must battle to save her world as ‘The Shadow Fold’ aka ‘The Fold’, a deep, dark valley that has opened up, separating the land into two and is filled with magic and monsters, threatens their existence. The series consists of eight episodes and spans the first two books in the series of novels. It’s a fantasy world like no other (despite having a dangerous threatening force and a ‘chosen one’ saviour). Netflix has been desperate for a new Young Adult Fantasy, could this be the one that ticks the box? Starring Jessie Mei Li and Ben Barnes.
Available from Friday 23rd April 2021
Fatma Yilmaz (Burcu Biricik) is just a domestic. A cleaner, invisible to everyone. After the disappearance of her husband, she becomes so much more in a bid to find out what happened to him. People aren’t invisible forever but Fatma manages to use her ordinary persona in her quest. How far did Fatma go, will people see her now and what she has done? Find out in this new six-episode series landing on Tuesday.
Available from Tuesday 27th April 2021
Headspace Guide to Sleep
We all know sleep is good for us but just how much is necessary to function to the best of our ability? ‘Headspace guide to Sleep’ offers us an insight into the facts and fiction surrounding sleep, how much we need and what helps and what doesn’t. Struggle to get to sleep? Headspace is offering solutions so we say – let’s all put down our phones and check this out!
Available from Wednesday 28th April 2021
Natalia is aspiring to be a software developer when she sparks an idea to develop an app like no other app to win a competition for her university. There’s just one problem this app is all about sex and if there’s one thing Natalia doesn’t know anything about, it’s sex. She ropes in her mates and much to the dismay of her university leaders, she sets to work on developing one of the most taboo apps ever developed.
Available from Wednesday 28th April 2021
Things Heard and Seen
‘Things Heard and Seen’ is a film based on the 2016 thriller novel ‘All things Cease to Appear’ by Elizabeth Brundage. A young couple, in love, purchases their new home in a sleepy village in the Hudson Valley. Before long there are happenings in the house and secrets will out. Not only from the history of the village or the house but from the dark side of their marriage and the secrets held within it. Husband and wife director team Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman have been quoted as saying we shouldn’t expect a straightforward horror film – now we’re not sure what to expect! The film Stars Amanda Seyfried and James Norton.
Available from Thursday 29th April 2021
Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 23rd April 2021 – Thursday 29th April 2021.
Friday 23rd April 2021
“Shadow and Bone” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
Saturday 24th April 2021
“Shadow and Bone: The Afterparty” Talk show [Global Original]
Tuesday 27th April 2021
“Fatma” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Toot Toot Cory Carson” Series (Season One) [Original]
Wednesday 28th April 2021
“Get the Grift” Film [Original]
“Headspace Guide to Sleep” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Sexify” Series (Season One) [Original]
Thursday 29th April 2021
“Yasuke” Anime Series (Season One) [Original]
“Things Heard and Seen” 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 29th April 2021) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.