All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from 5th May 2017)

One of the great things about Netflix are their Netflix Originals – 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 new Netflix Originals becoming available in the next week. We will aim to post every week on Wednesday evening with what will be available over the coming week starting the following Friday. 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.

The Last Kingdom

After season one set in the year 872 introduced us to ‘Uhtred’ the young man kidnapped and raised by the Danes who returned to claim his rightful inheritance, season two follows Uhtred’s continued quest to reclaim a nation and avenge his father’s death alongside King Alfred the Great. Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell, the story and characters are largely fictional with some historical background and characters included in a time when “England” was first born. The second season first aired on the BBC in March 2017 and is still current in the UK on BBC iPlayer “The Last Kingdom” will be available to stream as a Netflix Original in its entirety from Friday 5th May 2017 in limited countries (see summary at the end of this article).


The group of eight young individuals all with extraordinary capabilities, return in season two to continue their journey of self discovery as they strive to survive. On the run from ‘Whispers’ their arch enemy, the team must deal with the highs and lows of their own lives whilst they try to make sense of who they are and learn to protect each other.

Available as a Netflix Original from Friday 5th May 2017.


The Mars Generation

Documentary series featuring the aspiring adolescent astronauts and astrophysicists of the U.S Space and Rocket centre discussing their potential to be the first to set foot on the planet Mars. This single documentary explores the Earth’s contact with space since the moon landings took place over 50 years ago and interestingly uses teenagers to show the future of space exploration.

Available to stream as a Netflix original from Friday 5th May 2017.

Summary of Netflix Originals released 5th May – 11th May 2017:

Friday 5th May 2017
“The Last Kingdom”
Series (Season Two) [Available US, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Japan, Spain, Portugal]
Series (Season Two) [Available globally]
“The Mars Generation”
Documentary [Available globally]


Let us know in the comments what new Netflix Originals you’re looking forward to this week and check out the blog next Wednesday evening ( 10th May 2017) for even more new Netflix Originals.

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