All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 10th May 2019)

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. If in doubt titles will be listed simply as [Original]. 

Easy (Season Three)

Netflix presents the third and final season of the comedy-drama series ‘Easy’. The series, written and directed by Joe Swanberg, returns for season three after a seventeen-month long wait since season two arrived. Netflix has confirmed this will be the final season and so we expect any loose ends to be tied up between the intertwined lives of a group of friends in Chicago. Previous seasons have included sixteen episodes however it is unclear whether season three will feature only eight or (as is more likely) will also be sixteen but split into two bite-sized eight-episode chunks.

Available globally from Friday 10th May 2019

Jailbirds (Season One)

“Being in jail will break you.” Follow the inmates of Sacramento County Jail in this real-life ‘Orange is The New Black’ behind the bars documentary. The series primarily follows the ten-per cent female inmates of the prison in their everyday lives, following and breaking rules!

Available globally from Friday 10th May 2019

Remastered: The Lion’s Share [rescheduled for 17th May]

The music documentary series’ eighth instalment (or ‘track’ as Netflix has affectionately renamed its ‘Remastered’ episodes) ‘The Lion’s Share’ examines the case of the song ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ and uncovers the origins of its melody from South Africa. Showing how major western music production exploited the melody. The documentary directed by Sam Cullman follows the journey of South African journalist Rian Malan as he attempts to take on some of the biggest names in entertainment such as ‘Disney’ to bring home ‘The Lion’s Share’ of the profits back to where they belong, the direct descendants of Solomon Linda, a black South African man who wrote the original melody.

Available globally from Friday 10th May 2019

The Society (Season One)

Brand new series ‘The Society’ from the mind of Christopher Keyser explores the idea of what would happen if there were no adults! A small upper-class town of West Ham is plagued with a nauseating smell and the town’s youth is bussed into the safety of the mountains whilst an investigation occurs into this strange odour. When the busses return, the teens find themselves completely alone. Unsure whether they are in a replica town or their parents and in fact all adults have disappeared from their home town, they discover they are also enclosed off from the rest of the world. The only way to survive is to create a society of their own but in every society, there must be a hierarchy. The youths battle it out for power as they fight for survival in a way that has the viewer questioning the way the world works in this ‘Lord of The Flies’ inspired series. 

Available globally from Friday 10th May 2019

Malibu Rescue

A movie for the kids this week as Tyler (Ricardo Hurtado) thinks his summer of lifeguard training will be a simple breeze. He gets a shock as he and friends including Gina (Breanna Yde – The Haunted Hathaways) take on the challenge in this pre-teen, live-action, comedy film about a group of friends who take on the big test and give it everything they’ve got in this feel-good family movie. There will also be a follow-on series coming in the future too.

Available globally from Monday 13th May 2019

Good Sam

A reporter following a story of a rich good samaritan ‘Good Sam’ (see what they did there?) who is leaving bags of $100,000 cash to strangers around the city of New York, finds her own world impacted. A feel-good film based on the book series of the same name by author ‘Dete Meserve’.

Available globally from Tuesday 14th May 2019

Here’s the full list of additions to the Netflix Original content from Friday 10th May 2019 – Thursday 16th May 2019.

Friday 10th May 2019
“Easy” Series (Season Three) [Global Original]
“The Mechanism (aka O Mecanismo)” Series (Season Two) [Original]
“Dry Martina”
Film [Original]
“In Family, I trust” Film [Original]
“Jailbirds”
Documentary Series (Season One) [Original]
“Remastered: The Lion’s Share”
Musical Documentary series (Track Eight) [Global Original] – [rescheduled for 17th May]
“Sheherazade”
Film [Original]
“The Society”
Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Wine Country”
Film [Global Original]

Monday 13th May 2019
“Malibu Rescue” Film [Global Original]
“Revisions”
Anime Series (Season One) [Original]

Tuesday 14th May 2019
“Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]

Thursday 16th May 2019
“Good Sam” Film [Global 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 2019.  

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 (16th May 2019) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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