All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from 9th April 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.

Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?

Directed by Andaç Haznedaroglu, ‘Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?’ is a Turkish screen adaptation of the 1999 play of the same name. The story is told by Gülseren, an elderly lady who happens to be a genius. Her life story unfolds as she tells of love, loss and loneliness amongst success, joy and happiness to a backdrop of political and social change in Istanbul in her precious time on this earth. The film stars Yilmaz Erdogan, Ecem Erkek, Engin Alkan, Devrim Yakut, Merve Dizdar, Ushan Çakir, Bora Akkas and Bülent Çolak.  

Available from Friday 9th April 2021

Thunder Force

Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer star as two childhood friends reunited in this laugh-out-loud comedy. The 40-something women must don superhero outfits and begin to save the world after the ability to inject superpowers is invented by Emily Stanton (Spencer) a leading geneticist. The power to protect the city is in their hands. They have the power but with zero experience in this field finding their way is part of the problem.

Available from Friday 9th April 2021

Two Distant Strangers

Carter James has a regular life taking care of his best friend aka his much-loved dog and holds a career as a cartoonist. When he strikes lucky meeting the girl of his dreams and spends the night at her apartment he is on top of the world. That world soon comes crashing down though as he is apprehended by an officer of the law when he leaves the apartment block and things quickly escalate. James then finds himself in a loop, repeating the same scenes over and over. The short film encourages important conversations and the producers, who shot the film over just five days during the pandemic, have expressed how delighted they are that such conversations have been boosted by Netflix acquiring the rights and releasing this important narrative as a Netflix Original in 2021. The film stars (Joey Badas$$) as Carter James and is produced by three-time Oscar-nominee Lawrence Bender, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Chris Uettwiller and Jesse Williams.

Available from Friday 9th April 2021

My Love: Six Stories of True Love

Following in the footsteps of the Korean documentary ‘My Love, Don’t Cross That River’, ‘My Love’ is a limited series documentary that visits six couples in their latter years. The couples from Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, the U.S, and Spain, tell of their love for each other and their lives together in the six-episode series that follows the couples in their lives for a year.

Available Tuesday 13th April 2021

Why Did You Kill Me?

Belinda Lane‘s 24-year-old daughter Crystal Theobald was killed. A mother herself to two daughters, Crystal left behind a shattered family. Belinda vowed to investigate the crime herself and bring Crystal’s killers to justice. Using social media platform MySpace, Belinda tracks down those involved in the gang killing of 2006 and seeks justice. The 90-minute documentary film documents Belinda’s actions and includes the impact it has on the unsuspecting families of those involved.

Available from Wednesday 14th April 2021

Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 9th April 2021 – Thursday 15th April 2021.

Friday 9th April 2021
“Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?” Film [Original]
“Night in Paradise” Film [Original]
“Thunder Force”
Film [Global Original]
“Two Distant Strangers”
Short Film [Global Original]
Monday 12th April 2021
“New Gods: Nezha Reborn” Film [Original]
Tuesday 13th April 2021
“My Love: Six Stories of True Love” Ltd Series [Global Original]
“Mighty Express” Kids Animated
Series (Season Three) [Global Original]
Wednesday 14th April 2021
“The Circle USA” Reality TV Series (Four New Episodes) [Original]
“Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!”
Series (Season One) [Original]
“Law School”
Series (New Episodes) [Original]
“Love and Monsters”
Film [Original]
“The Soul”
Film [Original]
“Why Did You Kill Me?”
Documentary [Global Original]
“Ride or Die”
Film [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 15th April 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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