All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 17th August 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 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.

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).


Brand new adult-themed animated series from Matt Groening (The Simpsons). A princess who likes a drink and her elf sidekick cause havoc in the kingdom of Dreamland, much to the despair of the king.

Available Friday 17th August 2018

Magic For Humans

Justin Wilman uses his talent as a master magician to reach out to humankind. Using his tricks from the basic to the spectacular, Wilman astonishes individuals that come into contact with him and his magic for grown-ups.

Available Friday 17th August 2018

The Motive

Aspiring author Alvaro (Javier Gutierrez) is struggling to find inspiration for his writing. After realising that everyone thinks he is talentless and then separating from his wife, Alvaro decides to write a novel using the real lives of his neighbours in order to prove them all wrong.

Available Friday 17th August 2018

Stay Here

Designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate pro, Peter Lorimor come together to help property owners turn their run down empty properties into a thriving short-term rental business. Creating make-overs inside and out the team work together to show the potential that can come from presenting and marketing your property right.

Available Friday 17th August 2018

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Lara Jean (Lana Condor) has a secret. Every time she has experienced a crush on a boy she has written a love letter to him detailing specifically how she feels, after all, he will never read it, until now. Somehow, the teal hatbox that Lara Jean keeps her secret letters has been found and the letters delivered to their unintended recipients! Now she must face the horror of each of her past and current crushes! Based on the novel by New York Times writer Jenny Han.

Available Friday 17th August 2018

Follow This

Netflix has teamed up with BuzzFeed to document their journalism on a number of subjects. The series consisting of twenty, 15-minute short documentaries will be released during August, September, and November and kickstarts this week with a look at the YouTube Sensation that is ASMR (Autonomous, Sensory, Meridian, Response) or to you and I, a weird tingly feeling in response to certain sounds and visuals. Not everyone experiences this response, however, there is a growing trend of viewers and contributors to the content available that has increased from 5 million ASMR tagged videos to 11 million in the space of one year alone! In a time when we are all seeking comfort in a crazy world is this really that weird? Check it out for ourselves this week and let us know your thoughts.

Available Thursday 23rd August 2018

Summary of Netflix Originals released week commencing Friday 17th August 2018

Friday 17th August 2018
“Disenchantment” Animated Series (Season One) [Original]
“Magic For Humans”
 Series (Season One) [Original]
“The Motive
” Film [Original]
“Stay Here” 
Series [Original]
“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”
 Film [Global Original]
“Ultraviolet” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Yoo Njung Jae: Discontent”
 Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“Spirit: Riding Free” Animated Series (Season Six) [Global Original]

Wednesday 22nd August 2018
 Series (Season Two) [Original]

Thursday 23rd August 2018
Series (Season One) [Original]
“Follow This” 
Documentary [Global Original]
“Great News” 
Series (Season One) [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 (23rd August 2018) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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