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.
Fear Street: Part One 1994
Kicking off this week’s rundown is this horror film. The first part of a trilogy of films based on the RL Stine series of novels ‘Fear Street’. This is no ‘Goosebumps’ though. Whilst the books series had a young target audience, the films are graphic and are intended for an older audience of horror lovers. Set in the town of ‘Shadyside’ a group of teenagers decide to investigate the murders that have shadowed their town for 300 years to see if they are connected. In doing so they encounter a whole new level of evil. Part two and three of the film trilogy ‘1978’ and ‘1666’ will be available on the 9th and 16th July respectively, not too long to wait!
Available globally from Friday 2nd July 2021
We the People
‘We the People’ is a series of animated music videos compiled and produced by a team of artists and directors. These talented creatives have delivered ten pieces of visual digital art accompanied by music that cover essential topics such as equality, financial responsibility, human rights and more. In a bid to reach a new generation with what is important and essential if we are to live alongside one another. Musical artists include Bebe Rexha, H.E.R, Adam Lambert, Daveen Diggs, Brittany Howard and Robert Lopez.
Available from Sunday 4th July 2021
The War Next Door
When *** finds herself the holder of exclusive raffle tickets to win a house, she never expected to actually win, only to find that her luck was not all that good. Discovering the woman who should have held the ticket, is her new neighbour – her troubles are only just beginning. What ensues is a battle of the neighbours, of cultures, of rich vs poor. The series is a comedy with plenty of laughs but certainly highlights some rather large issues of racism and classism in the mix with some slightly uncomfortable watching at times.
Available from Wednesday 7th July 2021
Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon A Crime
A crime of passion or a premeditated murder? This documentary limited series investigates the woman who killed and dismembered her husband, the investigation at the time and the press coverage. After the death of Marcos Kitano Matsunaga, a Brazilian businessman, an investigation began but all was not as it first appeared when Mrs Matsunaga reported him missing. Including her first-ever interviews, she tells her story in this fascinating true-crime documentary.
Available from Thursday 8th July 2021
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
From the ‘Resident Evil’ Japanese video game giant ‘Capcom’, comes this new animated series. If you can recognise it as animation that is. In the style of the trailers of their popular video games, the series delivers a fast-paced, action-packed series with computer-generated animation on a level that has never been seen before on Netflix. The story timeline picks up between Resident Evil 4 & 5 which, for those not familiar with the game, is in 2006. Federal Agent Leon S. Kennedy is sent to investigate a cyberattack on the white house only to discover a zombie outbreak where he teams up with TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield. Voice actors include Toshiyuki Morikawa, Yuko Kaida, Kazuhiko Inoue and Kenji Nojima in the Japanese version and Nick Apostolides, Stephanie Panisello and Billy Kametz in the English.
Available from Thursday 8th July 2021
Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 2nd July 2021 – Thursday 8th July 2021.
Friday 2nd July 2021
“The 8th Night” Film [Original]
“Mortel” Series (Season Two) [Original]
“Big Timber” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Fear Street: Part One 1994” Film Trilogy (Part One) [Global Original]
“Haseen Dillruba” Film [Original]
Sunday 4th July 2021
“We the People” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
Monday 5th July 2021
“You Are My Spring” Series (New Episodes) [Original]
“I Think You Should Leave” Series (Season One) [Original]
Wednesday 7th July 2021
“Cat People” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Dogs” Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
“Major Grom: Plague Doctor” Documentary [Original]
“The Mire” Series (Season Two) [Original]
“The War Next-Door” Film [Original]
Thursday 8th July 2021
“Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime” Limited Series [Original]
“Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness” Series (Season One) [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 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 (8th July 2021) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.