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 social season is afoot and Miss Daphne Bridgerton is thrust into the treacherous game of finding a suitor. Swimming amongst the many potential suitors interested, finding the right one is seemingly impossible. When she meets the duke who is equally as tired of matchmakers attempting to marry off their wards to him, the pair form an unlikely neutral alliance. As rumours of scandal spread, the gossip is rife and the stakes are upped in this romantic-comedy period drama. Perfect for a Christmas Day binge-watch.
Available from Friday 25th December 2020
We Can Be Heroes
Aliens have invaded the Earth and kidnapped the planet’s superheroes. Now it is up to their kids to save the day but first, they have been whisked away to a government safe house and must find a way to escape. Missy Moreno (Yaya Gosselin) decides to rescue her superhero dad by finding a way to escape their ‘safe house’ and the mysterious government agent in charge; Ms Granada (Priyanka Chopra Jonas). From elasticity to time control to predicting the future the kids all have their own individual powers but they must combine them to save their parents and the world. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, yes the director of The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl and YES this IS a sequel to the 2005 film! The kids in ‘We Can Be Heroes’ are the offspring of the superhero kids of the original cult hit film. Taylor Dooley returns to reprise her child star role of Sharkgirl as an adult however, the original Sharkboy actor Taylor Lautner has been replaced with ‘Spy Kids’ actor JJ Dashnaw. Rodriguez also directed Spy Kids which leaves us wondering how this took so long to create! This stand-alone sequel also stars Pedro Pascal, Boyd Holbrook, Christian Slater, Chris McDonald, and Adriana Barraza and is set to win the hearts of a whole new generation.
Available from Friday 25th December 2020
Cops and Robbers
Timothy Ware-Hill directs this beautiful response to racial injustice and brutality from the police. Including work from no less than thirty artists, the short film is a multimedia presentation of emotion, starkly suppressed for too long. Different styles of animation, set to a soundtrack of spoken word combine to deliver this emotionally charged piece of art that responds to the events of 2020 that demand a response to decades of oppression.
Available from Monday 28th December 2020
Twenty-One years ago, twenty-one highschool students went missing and were never found. Astrid was the younger sister of one of the young women in the group. Haunted by the disappearance and the visions she periodically experiences, Astrid sets out to find out the truth about what happened to her sister Ida and the rest of the group but to do so she also has to investigate her own past, how she felt and what she knew at the time. Starring Danica Curcic as Astrid in this six-episode series.
Available from Wednesday 30th December 2020
Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 25th December – Thursday 31st December 2020.
Friday 25th December 2020
“Bridgerton” Series [Global Original]
“Grandma’s Last Wishes” Film [Original]
“We Can Be Heroes” Film [Original]
Saturday 26th December 2020
“DNA” Film [Original]
“The Magic School Bus Rides Again: In The Zone” Film [Original]
“Toot – Toot Caor Carson” Series (Season Three) [Original]
“Fast & Furious Spy Racers RIO” Series (Season Three) [Original]
Sunday 27th December 2020
“Death to 2020” [Original]
Monday 28th December 2020
“A Love So Beautiful” Series (New Episodes) [Original]
“Cops and Robbers” Animated Short (Spoken Word Film) [Original]
Wednesday 30th December 2020
“Best Leftovers Ever” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Equinox” Series (Season One) [Original]
“The Rope Curse 2” Film [Original]
“Transformers: War For Cybertron: Earthrise” Series (Chapter One) [Original]
Thursday 31st December 2020
“Best of Stand Up 2020” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“Sabrina” Series (Part Four) [Global 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 31st December 2020) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.