All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from 8th October 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.

Pretty Smart

Chelsea, an educated single woman dealing with a break-up, is forced to move in with her sister Claire and her three roommates. Chelsea is seemingly prepared for the worst, considering herself better than her new acquaintances but as she gets to know Claire, Grant, Jayden and Solana, they become the best friends she’s had. The new sitcom is set in L.A and stars Emily Osment and Olivia Macklin, Gregg Sulkin, Cinthya Carmon and Michael Hsu Rosen. 

Available from Friday 8th October 2021

The Babysitter’s Club

Calling all pre-teens, the gang are back with two new members Jessi and Mallory. The girls must navigate changes within the club and their individual lives in this much-anticipated sequel to the initial remake 2020 series of the cult-fan book series of the 90s. With eight episodes ‘The Babysitter’s Club’ returns this week and we know fans will be excited to see the return of the girls.

Available from Monday 11th October 2021

Convergence: Courage in a Crisis

This documentary film follows nine individuals across eight regions of the world during the coronavirus pandemic Covid-19. Examining some of the other crisis situations the world is experiencing simultaneously and listening to those who put themselves on the frontline in an attempt to bring about sustainable change – to make a difference. The film is just short of two hours and seeks to raise awareness of cultural and social injustice.

Available from Tuesday 12th October 2021

Fever Dream

This emotionally charged dramatic film begins with a woman lying alone. In order to remember who she is and how she got there, she must listen to the voice of a young boy David who is seemingly guiding her to the truth. Uncovering her story and his own she is dragged through memories that are painful and exhausting but in doing so, maybe, just maybe she can make it home. Directed by award-winning Peruvian filmmaker Claudia Llosa the film is co-written with the author of the 2014 novel on which the film is based. ‘Distancia de Rescate’ by Samanta Schweblin.

Available from Wednesday 13th October 2021

A World Without

Ali and Sofia Khan are the charismatic leaders of an organisation known as ‘The Light,’ sold as a new life for young people to make a difference in the world. When three young women, disappointed in the world they live in where dating is forbidden, join the organisation they soon realise that all is not good at ‘The Light’ and the girls must find a way out at all costs. The film stars Amanda Rawles, Maizura and Tarung Sarong as the three young women who have dreams that are promised to them by Ali and Sofia (Chicco Jerikho and Ayushita.) The director of the film Nia Dinata intentionally created a female-dominated space behind the scenes as well as within the female empowerment message of the film. The film also stars Jerome Kurnia, Richard Kyle and Dira Sugandi. 

Available from Thursday 14th October 2021

Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 8th October 2021 – Thursday 14th October 2021.

Friday 8th October 2021
“A Tale of Dark & Grimm” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Grudge”
Film [Original]
“House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths”
Ltd Series [Original]
“My Brother, My Sister”
Film [Original]
“Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” Film
 [Original]
“Pretty Smart”
Series (Season One) [Original]
“Family Business” Series (Season Three – New Episodes) [Original]
Saturday 9th October 2021
“Blue Period” Anime Series (New Episodes) [Original] 
Monday 11th October 2021
“The King’s Affection” Series (New Episodes) [Original]
“The Babysitter’s Club”
Series (Season Two) [Original]
Tuesday 12th October 2021
“The Movies that Made Us”
Series (Season Three) [Global Original]
“Bright Samurai Soul” Anime Film [Original]
“Mighty Express”
Series (Season Five) [Original]
“Convergence: Courage in a Crisis”
Documentary Film [Original]
“Making Malinche: A Documentary by Nacho Cano”
Musical [Original]
Wednesday 13th October 2021
“Fever Dream” Film [Original]
“Operation Hyacinth” Film [Original]
“Reflection of You”
Series (New Episodes) [Original]
Thursday 14th October 2021
“A World Without” Film [Original]
“One Night in Paris”
Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“Another Life” 
Series (Season Two) [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 (14th October 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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