All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 11th May 2018)

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 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.

As Netflix increase their Original content, here’s our ‘Top Picks’ list for this week (Full summary of additions at the end of the post).

Carlos Ballarta: Furia Nera

In the first of two stand up comedy specials this week, Ballarta, a 27-year-old Mexican comedy screenwriter, delivers his stand up show about everyday life in Mexico. The usual subjects; education, the public transport system and parenthood etc and a few not so traditional subjects also.

Available Friday 11th May 2018

Evil Genius

US crime documentary unlocking the story of what has been labeled ‘The Most Diabolical Bank Heist in History’. Over 4 episodes, the documentary looks at the story behind the events that unfolded during a bank robbery in Erie, Pensylvania (aptly named) in 2003. When the would-be perpetrator emerged with a bomb around his neck it sparked a dynamic search for the truth that has never been fully uncovered, until now?

Available Friday 11th May 2018

The Kissing Booth

Vince Marcello’s adaptation of the best selling, self-published novel of the same name. Elle Evans and her best friend (from as long ago as she can remember) Lee, have a pact. Lee’s really-hot brother is completely off limits to Elle. She promised her bestie and she will keep that promise, right? You guessed it, ‘wrong!’ After the friends decide to host a ‘kissing booth’ at a fundraiser, things get even hotter under the collar. Coming of age romantic comedy starring Joey King, Jacob Elordi and, Joel Courtney.

Available Friday 11th May 2018

The Who Was ‘?’ Show

Lovers of the past are bound to enjoy this historical fact show for kids. The US show explores key people from times gone by in a fun and engaging way. Each episode looking in depth at a number of real-life characters from history, lovers of Horrible Histories would not be disappointed.


Available Friday 11th May 2018

Bill Nye Saves The World (Season Three)

Bill Nye returns for season three of his ‘chat show with a difference’. Exploring theories from a scientific perspective, the 25 episode season includes discussion from a panel of guests as well as lively experiments and correspondent reports. The man famous for his curiosity creating (and his bow-tie) returns with his catchphrase “It’s not magic, it’s science!” in this comedy filled, experiment-driven, exploration of ‘facts’ from the world.

Available Friday 11th May 2018

Spirit Riding Free (Season Five)

Season five of the much-loved children’s animated series about ‘Spirit’ a lovable, loyal horse to a young girl, ‘Lucky.’ In this new season, Lucky sets her heart on joining the circus with Spirit. Follow their new adventures with the circus from this week.

Available Friday 11th May 2018

Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

The second of this weeks stand up comedy specials is from comedian Ali Wong. Two years after her debut comedy special ‘Baby Cobra’ in which she hilariously delivered her material on marriage, conception and pregnancy whilst heavily pregnant, she’s back and pregnant again with a host of new jokes that any parent could relate to.  

Available Sunday 13th May 2018


Summary of Netflix Originals released week commencing Friday 11th May 2018

Friday 11th May 2018
“Carlos Ballarta: Furia Nera” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“Evil Genius” Documentary series [Global Original]
“The Kissing Booth” 
Film [Global Original]
“The Who Was ? Show”
 Comedy sketch show [Original]
“Bill Nye Saves The World”
 Chat Show (Season Three) [Global Original]
“Spirit Riding Free” 
Kids animated series (Season Five) [Global Original]

Sunday 13th May 2018
“Ali Wong: It’s A Hard Knock Wife” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]

As Netflix become even more cryptic about geographical availability please bear with us as we try to be as precise as possible about the regions Netflix Originals are available. If in doubt titles will be listed simply as [Original]. 

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 (17th May 2018) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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