All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from 9th October 2020)

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.

Deaf U

Reality series ‘Deaf U’ follows a group of friends, students at Gallaudet University, a renowned private ‘College for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’ in Washington, D.C. The series follows the group of deaf friends as they navigate their way through university life and dating whilst offering us, the viewer, a unique insight into the young deaf community. Produced by Nyle DiMarco.

Available from Friday 9th October 2020

The Forty-Year-Old Version

NY playwright Radha is desperate for a breakthrough before the age of 40. She finds herself teaching and the young people can be far from kind about her career. Radha takes the brave decision to sidestep in the industry and try her hand at hip-hop and reinventing herself as rapper ‘RadhaMUSPrime’. To the dismay of some and the laughter of others, she flits between her new-found love and her first love, the theatre. The film follows her journey to find her own voice in a world full of youth and prosperity. At 40-years-old she is nothing but determined. The film offers fun and heartfelt moments and is directed by

Available from Friday 9th October 2020

Ginny Weds Sunny

This fun Indian romcom lands this week. Ginny a young woman still living with her mother and enjoying the single life in Delhi, is caught in her mother’s matchmaking scheme. Sunny, her mother’s choice of life partner for Ginny, is no longer looking for love and just wants to get married and settle down with a nice girl and is only too happy at the arrangement. Ginny and Sunny learn there is more than meets the eye to love and to each other as they navigate a relationship in two different worlds.

Available from Friday 9th October 2020

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

It is the month of all things spooky of course and the kids are not left out this week. On Thursday, lands this quirky modern film about a young boy Jacob Zellman, who is experiencing ‘nightmares’. When his babysitter tries to comfort him she too is dragged into a new world of monsters that ‘don’t exist’. When Jacob disappears, she sets out to frantically find help but in a world where no one believes in monsters, she is left alone. That is until the ‘Babysitters’ turn up. A league of teenage babysitters that protect the world’s children from monsters are the experts needed to find Jacob. Starring Tamara Smart and Tom Felton and directed by Rachel Talalay. The film is based on the children’s novel of the same name by Joe Ballarini.

Available globally from Thursday 15th October 2020

Rooting For Roona

When you live in a small village, miles from a hospital and consultant-led care, how can a person be expected to survive with a condition like Hydrocephalus? When a photograph of a small child with the advanced case of head swelling hit the media, Roona’s chances for survival and ‘normal’ life have increased drastically. The documentary follows the family as they journey through seeking medical help with their daughter. The documentary includes interviews with the family and medical professionals including Neurosurgeon Dr Sandeep Vaishya.

Available from Thursday 15th October 2020

Social Distance

The 2020 global pandemic that forced lockdowns around the world saw us all resorting to online connections with our loved ones. We all learned a new way to communicate, connect and share. This anthology of eight parts follows a different story in each episode examining different potential situations, issues and emotions experienced by different people at the time when COVID-19was at its height. The series is ground-breaking in that it not only helps us connect in how we feel about this year it documents this time in history and how we as humans reacted and evolved to cope. There are funny moments, there are tears, there is connection.

Available globally from Thursday 15th October 2020

Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 9th October 2020 – Thursday 15th October 2020.

Friday 9th October 2020
Deaf U” Documentary Series (Season one) [Original]
“The Forty-Year-Old Version”
Film [Original]
“Ginny Weds Sunny”
Film [Original]
“The Haunting of Bly Manor” Series [Original]
“Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters”
Film [Original]
“Fast & Furious: Spy Racers”
Series (Season Two) [Original]
Monday 12th October 2020
“Kipo and the age of the Wonderbeasts”
Film [Original]
Tuesday 13th October 2020
“The Cabin with Bert Kreischer” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Octonauts & the Great Barrier Reef”
Film [Original]
Wednesday 14th October 2020
“BLACKPINK: Light up the Sky”
Documentary [Original]
“The Three Deaths of Mariseda Escobedo” Documentary [Original]
Thursday 15th October 2020
“A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting” Film [Original]
“Rooting for Roona”
Documentary Film [Original]
“Social Distance” 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 15th October 2020) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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