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
The American Barbeque Showdown
Just when you think Netflix contains every type of foodie cross competition reality TV content it throws in a Barbeque contest! Yes, that’s right for all you foodies that like to grill, Netflix delivers the ultimate ‘The American Barbeque Showdown’.
Available from Friday 18th September 2020
Whether you heard her name in a song lyric or a line in a movie, you are bound to have heard it somewhere. Nurse Ratched is often referred to as the epitome of the battleaxe nurse profile. A fictional character derived from the novel and subsequent movie ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ in the 1970s, Ratched is the well-known name of the terrifying villain more plausible than any comic book anti-hero. A psychiatric nurse who knows exactly what buttons to press to make your life a living hell. Now the character is reinvented for Netflix in the new series that depicts psychiatric care in the mid 20th century and fictional character Mildred Ratched played by Sarah Poulson is a young nurse. Following her on a journey from a young woman starting out her career before she became the terrifying woman she became in the novel, the series looks set to be chilling. Starring some other big names such as Sharon Stone, Rosanna Arquette & Alfred Rubin Thomas and a few more in recurring parts. There is no mention of any characters from ‘…Cuckoo’s Nest’ so it is expected that for season one at least, the show does not marry up with the original timescale of the novel. Director Paul Zaentz and the production team have expressed a desire for four seasons of the chilling tales of ‘Ratched‘ so buckle up for some ‘American Horror Story’-Esque scary viewing that may well crossover into the 1970s period we see in the original character’s narrative. Who’s in it for the long-haul?
Available from Friday 18th September 2020
A Love Song for Latasha
Latasha Harlins was the teenage girl who never made it to adulthood after she was gunned down in 1991 by convenience store owner Soon Ja Du. The unlawful killing added to tensions over the brutal beating of Rodney King, 13 days earlier and led to protests on the streets and calls for justice and change. It was heard in court that Harlins had placed a bottle of juice in her rucksack, intending to pay the $1.79 for it with the cash in her hand when the store owner entered into an altercation with her. There was a physical tousle before the store owner found her gun behind the counter and fired it at Latasha, hitting her and killing her instantly in the back of the head as she walked away. A jury found the store owner guilty and recommended the maximum prison sentence only for the judge to override the recommendation of the jury and sentenced Du to community service and a small fine. This resulted in Judge Karlin being barred from overseeing trials and she resigned a few years later. This new documentary/dream narrative features a retelling of Latasha and her would-be life by her friend and cousin including intimate interviews, poetry and writings about the then fifteen-year-old girl whose life was taken so tragically young. Whilst the documentary seeks to bring a new dimension to Latasha than previous media coverage and literature have done, we feel it is imperative that we still detail a little of the story behind her death here. We believe that stories like Latasha Harlins’ story must never be forgotten and we have a duty to retell them at any opportunity to support the Black Lives Matter movement. ‘A Love Song for Latasha’ is a moving personal tribute to a young straight-A student who wanted to be a lawyer and live a long full life.
Available from Monday 21st September 2020
Another Netflix documentary landing this week is ‘The Playbook’. The series looks behind the sports stars to those who are responsible for coaching the stars and their teams to victory. ‘The Playbook’ is “A Coach’s Rules For Life” landing this coming Tuesday 22nd September and features some big names in the sports industry worldwide as they share their tips on how to achieve success at championship level.
Available from Tuesday 22nd September 2020
It’s here!! If you haven’t seen or heard anything about this next spotlight for this week then, where have you been? Take a look at this trailer as Netflix introduces us to none other than THE Sherlock Holmes’s younger sister ‘Enola’. We are certain you are as excited as we are at the news of this upcoming film starring Millie Bobby Brown as ‘Enola Holmes’. Enola’s mother is missing! She will stop at nothing to find her. Even if that means becoming the one thing she is not – a lady! Teenager Enola must use the tactics taught to her by her mother to find the woman herself. Based on the book series of the same name by Nancy Springer and brought to life on the screen by writer Jack Thorne; ‘Enola Holmes’ also stars Sam Claflin, Adeel Akhtar, Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham-Carter and is directed by Harry Bradbeer.
Available from Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Full list of Netflix Original content added Friday 18th September 2020 to Thursday 24th September 2020.
Friday 18th September 2020
“The American Barbeque Showdown” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare” Film [Original]
“Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Ratched” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Whipped” Film [Original]
Monday 21st September 2020
“A Love Song for Latasha” Documentary [Global Original]
Tuesday 22nd September 2020
“Mighty Express” Series (Season One) [Original]
“The Playbook” Documentary Series (Season One) [Original]
Wednesday 23rd September 2020
“Enola Holmes” Film [Global 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 24th September 2020) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.