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 -a 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.
The Witcher (Season Two)
Season two of this fantasy series sees Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) return to his childhood home with Princess Cirilla aka Ciri (Freya Allen) to keep her safe. Back in Kaer Morhen, Geralt is convinced Yennefer is dead, killed during the Battle of Sodden and he must protect the Princess from her own power whilst war rages on outside the walls. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, filming on location was restricted in this second instalment of the popular fantasy series and production designer Andrew Laws had to find a new way to make the hit show work. ‘The Witcher’ season two was filmed in fifteen various locations across UK.
Available from Friday 17th December 2021
R. Madhavan and Surveen Chawla star as couple Arya and Shruti. With divorce seemingly looming the reasonably amicable pair quip at each other as they address life, marriage and their separation in this touching Hindi drama. Arya is a witty writer and Shruti is a startup facilitator in the corporate world. The Netflix original follows them as they navigate their way out of a relationship that started as young people and appears to have grown cold. For the sake of their eight-year-old daughter, communication must be upheld and the pair attempt to be mature in their actions. A touching romantic comedy.
Available from Friday 17th December 2021
Elite Short Stories: Samuel Omar
A spin-off from the Netflix Original series ‘Elite’ (now awaiting its 5th season) about three teens who find themselves being transferred to a prestigious high school despite their low financial status. The ‘Elite: Short Stories’ mini-series follows the teens during their holiday season outside of school society. Much like the parent Spanish soap opera of the same name, the mini-series spin-off is steamy and fast-paced as it dives deeper into the lives of each of the teenagers. This first in the spin-off features Samuel.
Available from Monday 20th December 2021
Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Master
Comedian Jim Gaffigan returns to Netflix with his sixth comedy special for the streaming giant. That’s right, six Netflix Original Stand Up Comedy Specials! As a writer for CBS Sunday Morning as well as acting for a number of movies/TV productions, Gaffigan is a popular name in the world of comedy.
Available from Tuesday 21st December 2021
WWII in Color: Road to Victory
This Second World War documentary hosted by Brig. General John D. Eisenhower, knits together footage from the time, remastered and sequenced into a magazine format to document history. The 16-episode documentary features key moments throughout the war shot by groundbreaking photographers and turned into film for viewers to experience the reality of the time.
Available from Wednesday 22nd December 2021
Elite Short Stories: Patrick
The second of the Elite short stories series revisits the gang with Patrick as the focus of this episode. Set during the Christmas holiday season, this next instalment follows Patrick in his holiday season outside of Las Encinas as he embarks on a trip to a cabin in the woods. Things are not as they seem and Patrick finds an unexpected ending to his Christmas vacation time.
Available from Thursday 23rd December 2021
Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 17th December 2021 – Thursday 23rd December 2021.
Friday 17th December 2021
“The Witcher” Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
“Decoupled” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Fast and Furious Spy Racers: South Pacific” Series (Season Six) [Global Original]
Saturday 18th December 2021
“Bulgasal: Immortal Souls” Series (New Episodes) [Original]
“Single Inferno” Series (New Episodes) [Original]
Sunday 19th December 2021
“The Girl From Oslo” Series (Season One) [Original]
Monday 20th December 2021
“Elite Short Stories: Samuel Omar” Series (Season One) [Original]
Tuesday 21st December 2021
“Grumpy Christmas” Film [Original]
“Jim Galligan: Comedy Master” Stand Up Comedy Special [Original]
Wednesday 22nd December 2021
“WWII in Color: Road to Victory” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Emily in Paris” Series (Season Two) [Original]
Thursday 23rd December 2021
“Elite Short Stories: Patrick” 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 2021.
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 December 2021) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.