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.
Dick Johnson is Dead
Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson is killing off her 86-year-old psychiatrist father. In a bid to detract from, whilst learning to accept the inevitable, Kirsten and her father have come together to produce this very funny and heartfelt approach to using film to help us come to terms with the facts of life that are heavy to burden – losing the ones we love. The film depicts Dick’s death happening in many different ways and the documentary following the film making depicts the journey they are on as a family as Dick’s memory loss becomes more profound. DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD was filmed, produced and directed by Kirsten Johnson, produced by Katy Chevigny and Marilyn Ness, co-produced by Maureen A. Ryan and executive produced by Megan Ellison. The film won a Documentary Special Jury Award at the Sundance Festival 2020.
Available globally from Friday 2nd October 2020
Vampires vs The Bronx
Three kids that are sick of seeing their neighbourhood in the Bronx being increasingly gentrified, find themselves not only facing gang culture and new rich neighbours, now they have vampires to contend with! Teenage vampire movie with laughs and frights starring; Jaden Michael, Gerald W. Jones III, Gregory Diaz IV, Sarah Gadon, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Shea Whigham, Coco Jones, Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez, Chris Redd, Vladimir Caamaño, Jeremie Harris, Adam David Thompson, Judy Marte, Richard Bekins, and Zoe Saldaña
Available from Friday 2nd October 2020
You’ve Got This
Alex is an advertising creative that really wants to be a dad. His wife is a lawyer on top of her career, and being a mother isn’t practical for her right now. The problem is driving a wedge that has a great big spotlight shone on it when a young baby is dropped on Alex for him to temporarily care for before he has the chance to tell his wife! Now there is a wedge, a real wedge with a big set of lungs and constant feeding and changing needs. Will it be a make or break situation for the lovers? Starring: Mauricio Ochmann, Esmeralda Pimentel, Matteo Giannini.
Available from Friday 2nd October 2020
David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet
At 93 years old David Attenborough is a national treasure in Britain and I’m sure around the world. Since he was a young man he has presented television to us that brings nature into our homes. This new film features Attenborough as he journeys through his life on screen looking at our planet to give us a stark honesty about what humans have done to the earth and its inhabitants. The trailer sees Attenborough offering us an answer in his film, to how we can halt if not reverse the damage caused by us human beings, “A way to work with nature and not against it”.
Available from Sunday 4th October 2020
Sandler returns to Netflix with his latest movie from ‘Madison Productions’ – ‘Hubie Halloween’. Sandler plays Hubie Dubois a Salem town resident whose main aim in life is to ensure the safety of the town’s population much to the frustration of the local law enforcement and most of the residents that seem him as a time-wasting do-gooder. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police and his fellow townsfolk that the monsters are real this time, and only he can stop them but with his reputation, nobody seems to want to listen. ‘Hubie Halloween’ is a hilarious family film (with mild peril) about an unlikely hero with an all-star cast including Julie Bowen, Kevin James, Kenan Thompson, Ray Liotta, Noah Schnapp, Maya Rudolph and of course Steve Buscemi.
Available from Wednesday 7th October 2020
Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 2nd October 2020 – Thursday 8th October 2020.
Friday 2nd October 2020
“A Toot – Toot Cory Carson Halloween” Kids Animated Film [Original]
“Oloture” Film [Original]
“The Binding” Film [Original]
“Dick Johnson is Dead” Biographical Documentary [Global Original]
“Emily in Paris” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Serious Men” Film [Original]
“Song Exploder” Documentary Series [Original]
“Vampires vs The Bronx” Film [Original]
“You’ve Got This” Film [Original]
Sunday 4th October 2020
“David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet” Documentary Film [Global Original]
Tuesday 6th October 2020
“StarBeam: Halloween Hero” Film [Original]
Wednesday 7th October 2020
“Hubie Halloween” Film [Global Original]
“To the Lake” Series (Season One) [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 8th October 2020) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.