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.
Plenty to ooh and aah over in this adorable new documentary series that explores the world of human babies. Looking at their rapid growth, their ability to learn and physically change, literally overnight. Using a decade of research findings, the series seeks to explore a baby’s first year of life from birth to their first birthday, displaying the astounding capabilities of infant human beings and the science behind them.
Available regionally from Friday 21st February 2020
Part Spanish – part English language, this new American comedy-drama series follows a family, striving to adapt in a rapidly changing world. Threatened with eviction from their taco restaurant business, three cousins must pull together to save their livelihood whilst navigating their personal lives and relationships and the immigration status of their beloved grandfather. Starring Karrie Martin, Joseph Julian Soria, Carlos Santos and Joaquín Cosio.
Available globally from Friday 21st February 2020
I Am Not OK With This
From the producers of ‘Stranger Things’ and the director of ‘The End of The F*cking World’, we see this eight-episode, coming-of-age drama about a seemingly average, white American, 17-year-old girl, land on Netflix this week. Average that is until she begins throwing shizzle around with her mind! Think older and a little scarier ‘Matilda’ or tamer and a little more socially awkward ‘Sabrina’. What do you do when you discover this kind of power in yourself? Well, ‘I am Not OK With This’ is the story of Sydney and her journey of discovery as she learns to manage her new power in a world where she was once powerless.
Available globally from Wednesday 26th February 2020
A cripplingly shy young woman is trying to make it in the world as a model when her photograph is taken and shared online on one of the biggest platforms in the world. Tossed into overnight stardom, can she survive and maintain any source of reality? The series ‘follows’ -see what we did there? 😉 – an interconnected group of women trying to navigate through the real world whilst striving for stardom online. Followers mean everything right?
Available globally from Thursday 27th February 2020
Altered Carbon (Season Two)
If you missed season one of this hit series – the basic premise is that in the future (the year 2384 to be exact) our mind/spirit will be stored in ‘stacks’ that can be implanted into a new body making death a simple inconvenience, at least for the rich that is – the rest of humanity still die (of course we do). In season one Takeshi Kovacs is given a chance at a second life when he tasked with solving the murder of Laurens Bancroft (rich guy or ‘Meth’ as they are known as in the series). Season two takes off 30 years after season one ended. Kovacs is back in another body after searching for his love for three decades. The premise of the future sets up the series for a cast change every season or even mid-season if it wished to. In season one Kovacs is played by ‘Joel Kinnaman’ and in season two ‘Anthony Mackie’. Of course, we Brits are somewhat used to regenerating characters with decades of the iconic ‘Dr Who’ under our BBC belt and some early reviews of ‘Altered Carbon’ season two have claimed the transition is seamless and perfectly plausible in the narrative as well as in practice. We’ll leave you to be the judge of that. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Season two will see just eight episodes instead of the ten that season one delivered.
Available globally from Thursday 27th February 2020
Here’s the full list of additions to the Netflix Original content from Friday 21st February -Thursday 27th February 2020.
Friday 21st February 2020
“Babies” Documentary Series (Part One) [Original]
“Gentefied” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Glitch Techs” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Hyena” Series (New Episodes) [Original]
“The Last Thing He Wanted” Film [Original]
“Puerta 7” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Pup Academy” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Yeh Ballet” Film [Original]
Saturday 22nd February 2020
“Hi Bye, Mama” Series (Part One) [Global Original]
Tuesday 25th February 2020
“Pete Davidson: Alive from New York” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
Wednesday 26th February 2020
“I am Not OK With This” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” Limited Documentary Series [Original]
Thursday 27th February 2020
“Followers” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution” Film [Original]
“Altered Carbon” 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 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 27th February 2020) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.