All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from 7th May 2021)

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.

Jupiter’s Legacy

Based on the 2013 comic book series by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ is a brand new superhero story to our screens. The series is delivered in eight episodes and centres around ‘Elder Guard’ superheroes (first empowered in the 1930s) instructing their superhero adult children in the ways of saving the world. The youngsters have a lot to learn and their parents wonder if they are ready. We’ll find out with plenty of action along the way, no doubt.

Available from Friday 7th May 2021


Ghalib is a lorry driver. He has been a driver for a long time but has set himself a milestone of 500,000 km on the road. Now he is suffering physical and emotional turmoil after losing a loved one alongside the chronic back pain with which he deals daily but he has not given up yet. This emotional movie exposes the life, thoughts and feelings of this man who has spent much of his time in solitude and must now share his journey with a young man who is likely to take over his job. Will he fix his physical pain, find answers to his bereavement and succeed in reaching his milestone? Stars Suvinder Vicky.

Available from Friday 7th May 2021


Executive producers John Legend, Nasir ‘Nas’ Jones and Jeffrey Wright come together to deliver this powerful movie inspired by the 1999 published novel of the same name by Walter Dean Myers. The movie follows young student Steve Harmon as he is navigating life at a good school as a photography and film student with great prospects but takes a wrong turn. As Harmon is embroiled in an incident that sees him charged with felony murder the court case that ensues is his only hope of freedom to continue his life as he knows it. Otherwise, he faces life in prison. With the stakes, this high, feelings run wild and this promises to be an emotional rollercoaster no doubt. Stars Kelvin Harrison Jr. 

Available from Friday 7th May 2021

Money, Explained

“Money makes the world go round” that’s the old saying, but how? This limited series offers explanations into the financial institutions and processes including the ones we know about and the ones we don’t. From student loans, banking and credit cards to gambling and scams. Find out all about the thing we all can’t live without in ‘Money, Explained’.


Available from Friday 7th May 2021

The Upshaws

…and now for some light entertainment! A brand new sitcom lands on Netflix this week with a full season of nine episodes to sink our teeth into. The Upshaws are a working-class family living in Indiana trying to navigate a blended family life and level up. This comedy series highlights the struggles in a comedic way that many can relate to. Stars Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes and Kim Fields.

Available from Friday 7th May 2021

Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 7th May 2021 – Thursday 13th May 2021.

Friday 7th May 2021
“Girl From Nowhere” Series (Season Two) [Original]
“The Circle: The Afterparty”
Talkshow [Original]
“Jupiter’s Legacy” Series (Volume One) [Original]
Film [Original]
“Monster” Film [Global Original]
Saturday 8th May 2021
“Mine” Series (New Episode) [Original]
“Super Me”
Film [Original]
Tuesday 11th May 2021
“Money, Explained” Ltd. Series (Season One) [Original]
Wednesday 12th May 2021
“Dance of the Forty One” Film [Original]
Film [Original]
“The Upshaws”
Series (Season One) [Original]
Thursday 13th May 2021
“Castlevania” Series (Season Four) [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 13th May 2021) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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