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] in the full list at the end of the post and as ‘available’ within the post.
A teenage gamer ‘Reid’ takes on a whole new character role as three superhuman babies that feature in his video game have crossed the limits of time and place to his world, the real world! Now Reid, with the help of a friend, must save the babies and return them to their rightful place but he’ll have to catch them first! A fun, fast, action-packed animated family film for those who love video games or babies or both! Voice actors include ‘Yara Shahidi’, ‘Miles Robbins’ and ‘Miguel J Pimentel’.
Available from Friday 14th August 2020
The Great Heist (aka El Robo de Siglo)
It’s 1994 and plans to pull off one of the biggest heists to steal millions, are underway. Columbia’s ‘Vadellupar Bank of the Republic’ is the target. Posing as air conditioning engineers a group of men team up to steal millions from a bank vault only to find the money is traceable. The hunt is on! ‘Andres Parra’, ‘Christian Tappan’ and Marcela Benjumea star in this limited series inspired by true events.
Available from Friday 14th August 2020
What if there was a pill that could give you temporary superhuman powers? Netflix delivers this brand new movie this week starring ‘Jamie Foxx’ as the New Orleans cop who forms an unlikely team with a teenager and an ex-soldier. Their mission? To find the source of an emerging powerful drug. The team must stop at nothing to find the source and stamp out the highly sought after and unpredictable drug before it falls into the wrong hands with catastrophic consequences. With so much at stake and seriously powerful people desiring superhuman powers whatever the cost, the task is not easy. Everyone wants their five minutes of power. Also stars ‘Joseph Gorden Levitt’ and ‘Dominique Fishback’.
Available globally from Friday Friday 14th August 2020
Teenage Bounty Hunters
Twin sisters Sterling and Blair (Maddie Phillips and Anjelica Bette Fellini) take on an assignment to track down and deliver a fugitive for long-time bounty hunter Bowser Simmons (Kadeem Hardison). They soon realise they have a talent for this line of work and their workload expands alongside being regular teenage girls dealing with sex and hormones and all things adolescent. Hiding behind their studies and part-time work, catching criminals becomes second nature all the while their parents, blissfully unaware. The series consists of ten episodes and lands this Friday.
Available globally from Friday 14th August 2020
This documentary series consists of six instalments taking a trip down memory lane and educating those too young to remember the classic video gaming world. Including interviews with key innovators and consumers, the show looks at the design and production of everything from ‘Donkey Kong’ to ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and ‘Super Mario Bros’. The show looks at which were the best and the worst video games of their time and how their licenses were tied to big technology names ‘Atari’ ‘Sega’ and ‘Nintendo’. ‘High Score’ – how the video gaming world began before the internet and how it evolved, narrated by the voice of Mario himself; ‘Charles Martinet’.
Available from Wednesday 19th August 2020
Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 14th August 2020 to Thursday 20th August 2020.
Friday 14th August 2020
“Glow Up” Competition Reality TV Series (Season Two) [Original – not available in the UK]
“Fearless” Film [Global Original]
“The Great Heist” Ltd Series [Original]
“Octonauts and the Caves of Sac Actun” Kids Animated Film [Original]
“Project Power” Film [Global Original]
“Teenage Bounty Hunters” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“3%” Series (Season Four) [Global Original]
“Dirty John” Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
Saturday 15th August 2020
“RITA” Series (Season Five) [Original]
Monday 17th August 2020
“Crazy Awesome Teachers” Film [Global Original]
“Glitch Techs” Series (Season Two) [Original]
Wednesday 19th August 2020
“DeMarcus Family Rules” Series (Season One) [Original]
“High Score” Ltd Series (Six Episodes) [Global Original]
Thursday 20th August 2020
“Biohackers” Series (Season One) [Original]
“The Crimes That Bind” Film [Original]
“Great Pretender” Series (Season One) [Original]
“John Was Trying to Contact Aliens” Documentary 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 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 20th August 2020) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.