All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 19th January 2018)

One of the great things about Netflix are their Netflix Originals – 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 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 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.

Lets start off the week with a fun kids show…

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!

Spin off series from Dreamworks’ popular movie ‘Trolls.’ Their sing-along tunes will have you tapping your feet as the kids are dancing around the room with these fun little creatures. “Put your hair up in the air!” 

Available Friday 19th January 2018

Grace and Frankie (Season Four)

The lovable duo are back with more fun and laughter in their mishap lives! Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda continue to capture the attention of audiences as Grace and Frankie who were thrust into each others lives as new best friends and allies when their husbands left them for each other! This season four introduces Lisa Kudrow as new character ‘Sheree’, Grace’s nail technician of twenty years.

Available Friday 19th January 2018

The Open House

Dylan Minnette and Piercey Dalton star as Logan and his single mother Naomi in this chilling american horror, ‘The Open House’. After the death of Logan’s father, Naomi relocates them to a new town. Their new, typically larger than average house is not what it seems and they soon discover that something is going on within it’s walls. Minette previously starred in the family movie Goosebumps where he and his single mother moved to a new house in a new town and end up fighting monsters. Hmmmmm. No, seriously, if the trailer is anything to go by it looks set to be terrifyingly brilliant!

Available Friday 19th January 2018

Step Sisters

Jamilah Bishop (Megalyn Echikunwoke) seems to excel at everything: She’s president of her sorority, captain of the step dance crew, liaison to the college dean and a star student who is on her way to to Harvard Law School. But when Jamilah is asked to teach a misbehaving, mostly white sorority how to step, success seems impossible. Without telling her own sorority sisters, Jamilah begins training rivals Sigma Beta Beta (SBB) for the “Steptacular” competitive dance competition.

Available Friday 19th January 2018

Drug Lords

Over the course of Season One, we’ll delve into the sordid histories and bloody reigns of some of the most notoriously driven, twisted, and sadistic drug lords the world has ever seen. From cartel leaders with global reach, like Colombia’s Pablo Escobar and his Medellín empire’s nearly 20-year stranglehold on the world’s cocaine market, to homespun evil geniuses like Cornell Jones and his dubious invention of Washington, DC’s “open-air” drug market, DRUG LORDS will span the world to tell the tales of the king and queenpins who peddled death to the people and reaped enormous rewards. But what goes up, must come down: every hour will track our anti-heroes’ Shakespearean trajectory as we watch them rise from rags-to-riches, and then descend into despair, prison or worse…death.

Available Friday 19th January 2018

Todd Glass: Act Happy

This weeks addition to the catalogue of stand up comedy specials is Todd Glass’s ‘Act Happy.’ Filmed at the Lyric Theater in Los Angeles with a live band, Glass uses improvisation as part of his show that he delivers in a conversational if not pure ranting style.

Available Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Black Lightning

Ex-superhero ‘Black Lightning‘ (Cress Williams) must return from retirement where he lives his life as school head teacher Jefferson Pierce, with the help of his daughter to save a student in danger of throwing his life away. Both Jefferson’s daughters also possess super powers and one works as a teacher at and the youngest is a pupil at the school he leads. This brand new superhero series based on the DC comic characters of the same name, is the brain child of husband and wife writing team; Mara Brock Akil and Saleem Akil. This is the first non-US run as the show began airing on 16th January on ‘The CW’ in the US. The 13 epsiodes will be added to Netflix weekly after they have aired on The CW. 

Available Tuesday 23rd January 2018


French 2017 movie starring Charlotte Gabris as Lola and Syrus Shahidi as Jeremy, a young couple in love. Jeremy is filming their time together as a makeshift documentary for his father who is terminally ill so he can share in the happiness of his son’s life. When Lola realises she is the subject of the documentary series she is less than impressed.

Available Wednesday 24th January 2018

Ricardo Quevedo: Hay gente así

Droll comic Ricardo Quevedo hits Bogotá with a set that touches on embarrassing misunderstandings, sex talk, the thrill of being scared and more.

Available Wednesday 24th January 2018

Van Helsing

SyFy series Van Helsing is returning for season two. After Vanessa Helsing wakes from a coma in season one to find the world is now dominated by vampires she constructs a crew to assist her in slaying them in this classic Dracula story retold.

Available Wednesday 24th January 2018

Summary of Netflix Originals release week commencing Friday 19th January 2018

Friday 19th January 2018
“Trolls: The Beat Goes On!” Kids series [Global Original]
“Grace and Frankie” Series (Season 4) [Global Original]
“The Open House” Film [Global Original]
“Step Sisters” Film [Global Original]
“Drug Lords” Documentary Series [Global Original]

Tuesday 23rd January 2018
“Tod Glass: Act Happy” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“Black Lightning” Series [Global Original, first non-US run, previously aired on The CW]

Wednesday 24th January 2018
“Blockbuster” Film [Global Original]
“Ricardo Quevedo: Hay gente así” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“Van Helsing” Series (Season Two) [Global Original, previously aired on SyFy]

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 (25th January 2018) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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