All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 15th May 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. If in doubt titles will be listed simply as [Original] in the full list at the end of the post and as ‘available in selected regions’ within the post.

I Love You, Stupid

Marcos is losing everything. His girlfriend dumps him on the night he plans to propose, he loses his job the following day and is forced to move back in with his parents, things are not looking good for this 35-year-old man. Prompted by his friends and family to get his life together, Marcos sets out to make some changes. Along the way, he meets Raquel or should I say ‘reunites with’ Raquel – an old acquaintance he doesn’t recognise. As Marcus attempts to be a ‘better’ man, Raquel brings the fun back into his life. Starring Quim Gutierrez, Natalia Tena and Alfonso Bassave the film is set in Barcelona, Catalonia. Expect giggles and lots of fourth-wall breaking in this ‘just under two-hours’ movie.

Available from Friday 15th May 2020

Inhuman Resources

‘Ooh ah, Cantona’ – no? Ok, I’ll stop. ‘The’ Eric Cantona stars as Alain Delambre, a 57-year-old who has been down on his luck with finding employment. All that appears to be changing as he bags an interview at an established company. Celebrating his chance at making it, at last, Alain is shocked to find the interview process includes being part of a simulated hostage situation! Reluctantly he agrees but it isn’t long before he realises this a real-life, life or death situation and he is in the thick of it. Alain’s moral compass is spinning but his longing for a life worth living is a strong pull. The French language series also stars Suzanne Clement, and Alex Lutz.   

Available from Friday 15th May 2020

White Lines

Zoe Walker’s brother disappeared 20 years ago but now his body has turned up and Zoe will stop at nothing until she finds out what happened on that Island and how her brother Axel came to meet his fate two decades ago. Whilst in Ibiza, so much truth starts to unravel that Zoe begins to question her own seemingly boring life in Britain. The Spanish-British drama from the makers of ‘Money Heist’ consists of ten, hour-long, episodes and stars; Laura Haddock, Marta Milans, Daniel Mays and Nuno Lopes. 

Available from Friday 15th May 2020

The Big Flower Fight

We’ve had ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and the ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ and now the Brits bring us – ‘The Big Flower Fight’ which to be honest is pretty much the same contest but with plants. Contestants compete to produce the largest arrangements with guest horticulturists and florists as judges and of course the token comedian presenter. This time it’s the British comedian and one half of comedy duo ‘Reeves & Mortimer’, ‘Vic Reeves’.

Available from Monday 18th May 2020

Blood & Water

Set in Cape Town this South African ‘teen’ series lands this week. We emphasise the ‘teen’ category because as with the majority of ‘teen’ series nowadays, there are sex, drugs and who knows what else, references that are not appropriate for younger teens. The trouble is – it is a teen story-ish. Puleng Khumalo (Ama Qamata)  arrives at her new prestigious school, Parkhurst College. When she meets new friend Fikile Bhele (Khosi Ngema) she feels like she can start over and be whoever she wants to be. Little does anyone know that Puleng has orchestrated her move to the school to investigate the cold case of her missing (kidnapped at birth) older sister! This is the second of Netflix’ first African Originals after ‘Queen Somo’.

Available from Wednesday 20th May 2020

Here’s the full list of additions to the Netflix Original content from Friday 15th May 2020 to Thursday 21st May 2020.

Friday 15th May 2020
“I Love You, Stupid” Film [Original]
“She-Ra and the princesses of Power”
Animated Series (Season Five) [Global Original]
“Inhuman Resources”
Series (Season One) [Original] 
“The Unremarkable Juanquini” Series (Season One) [Original]
“White Lines ”
Series (Season One) [Original]
“Magic for Humans”  Series (Season Three) [Global Original]
Monday 18th May 2020
“The Big Flower Fight”
Competition Reality TV [Original]
Tuesday 19th May 2020
“Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything”
Stand Up Comedy Special Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Sweet Magnolias”
Series (Season One) [Original]
Wednesday 20th May 2020
“Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall” Documentary Music/Concert [Global Original]
“Blood & Water” 
Series (Season One) [Original]
“Mutiny of the Worker Bees”
Film [Global Original]
“Mystic Pop-Up Bar”
Series (New Episodes added) [Original]
“The Queen and the Conquerer”
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 21st May 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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