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.
The Two Popes
Director ‘Fernando Meirelles’ (‘City of God’, ‘The Constant Gardener’) and writer ‘Anthony McCarten’ (‘The Theory of Everything’) deliver this powerful movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathon Pryce. The church is battling modern times and facing scandal when Cardinal Bergoglio (Pryce) requests to retire. Pope Benedict (Hopkins) invites him to Rome where the pair must delve into their past, their current lives and the lives of the world-wide church followers to investigate a way forward for the church.
Available globally from Friday Friday 20th December 2019
Monster hunting, escaped royalty and sorcery are all at play in this new series from Netflix. Based on the series of books written by Andrzej Sapkowski ‘The Witcher’ follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavell), a solo monster hunter who finds himself drawn through sorcery to a princess. They must navigate their paths together with the help of the sorcerer to journey across the turbulent continent of this fantasy world. The book series consisted of eight novels and originally was intended as a film for Netflix however, the sheer volume of material convinced the streaming giant to offer the narrative as a series. Season one consists of eight episodes. A second season has already been announced back in November.
Available globally from Friday 20th December 2019
John Mulaney And The Sack Lunch Bunch
Comedian ‘John Mulaney’ presents his new brand of comedy. ‘John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch’ is a comedy musical special for kids; starring kids. The special delivers a content-packed show guest starring ‘Jake Gyllenhall’, ‘David Byrne’ and ‘Annaleigh Ashford’ to name but a few, in sketches and musical numbers. As John neither has kids of his own nor is he musical, this is a tall order!
Available globally from Tuesday 24th December 2019
Nicollo Melfi de Vals (Vincenzo Crea) is a confident young Italian man who seems to have life under his belt. He is in love with a beautiful woman played by Jessica Cressy, he is about to make it big in his first movie as an actor but then he is overcome by a sinister turn of events. After being introduced to an app, it begins to take over his life to the detriment of all that is good. He soon begins to see all he has accomplished slipping away but he cannot escape its grip as the woman it poses as pushes him to face his fears and put himself in danger. Also starring Greta Scarano.
Available globally from Thursday 26th December 2019
You (Season Two)
The series that had the Netflix community hooked and binge-watching like we’ve never binge-watched before is back. Obviously there is a new target for weirdly likeable Joe, given that Beck didn’t quite ‘work out’ as planned in season one. This season sees Joe move to Los Angeles where he meets ‘Love’ (aptly named). Everyone’s favourite stalker is back; this time – it’s ‘Love’! Starring Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti.
Available globally from Thursday 26th December 2019
Here’s the full list of additions to the Netflix Original content from Friday 20th December 2019 – Thursday 26th December 2019.
Friday 20th December 2019
“The Two Popes” Film [Global Original]
“The Witcher” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
Tuesday 24th December 2019
“Lost In Space” Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
“Como Caido del Cielo” Film [Original]
“John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch” Kids Musical Special [Original]
“Carole & Tuesday” Anime Series (Part Two) [Original]
“Terrace House” Series (Part Two) [Original]
Thursday 26th December 2019
“The App” Film [Global Original]
“The Bonfire of Destiny” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Fast & Furious Spy Racers” Kids Animated Series (Season One) [Original]
“You” Series (Season Two) [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 2019.
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 (26th December 2019) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.