All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 23rd March 2018)

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 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 increase their Original content, here’s our ‘Top Picks’ list for this week. (Full summary of additions at the end of the post).

Alexa and Katie

New coming of age comedy drama series with a twist. Alexa is fighting cancer but with best friend Katie’s help they can achieve anything, even starting high school.

Available Friday 23rd March 2018


British ghost story ‘Requiem’ is available globally barring the UK where it is available on BBC iPlayer. The series follows the story of Matilda Grey, an upcoming star in the world of classical music as a cellist. Her world unravels as the turn of events shows she is not quite who she thinks she is and along with her friend they chase the answers in this six part series. The story has twists and turns that are difficult to predict with unusual happenings around every corner.

Available Friday 23rd March 2018

Layla M

Dutch film maker Mijke de Jong presents the story of a young Moroccan woman living in Amsterdam. Surrounded by Islamaphobia she marries a jihadist and they relocate to Jordan where she struggles to adapt to a very different way of life in a world that is not as free as she believed it would be. As her whole belief system is challenged she must make decisions about her future.

Available Friday 23rd March 2018

The Mechanism (AKA O Mecanismo)

From the makers of Netflix series ‘Narcos’ comes this political drama series, inspired by the biggest corruption scandal of all time in Brazil. The Lava Jeto investigation. In this eight-episode, Brazilian drama, a small group of investigators are tasked with leading the investigation into the corporate corruption of the oil and construction companies in Brazil.

Available Friday 23rd March 2018

Game Over Man

Slapstick comedy starring Adam Devine. Three men are trapped in a hotel as it is taken hostage and must fight for survival. Mindless violence and comedy in equal measures are the order of the day with this Netflix movie.

Available Friday 23rd March 2018

James Acaster: Repertoire

This weeks Stand Up Comedy Special is a Stand Up Comedy Series! Four stand up sets in one, the mini-series presents one of Britain’s rising talent comedians to it’s global platform in his comedy event; ‘Repertoire’.

Available Tuesday 27th March 2018

Summary of Netflix Originals released week commencing Friday 23rd March 2018

Friday 23rd 2018
“Alexa and Katie” Series [Global Original]
“Dinotrux: Supercharged “ Kids animated Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
“Requiem” Series (Season One) [Global Original exc UK]
Roxanne Roxanne” Film [Global Original]
“Layla M”
 Film [Global Original]
“Santa Clarita Diet”
Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
“The Mechanism” (aka O Mecanismo)
Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“The Defiant Ones”
Documentary Series (Season One) [Global Original – First Non-US Run]
“Game Over Man”
Film [Global Original]
Film [Global Original]

Tuesday 27th March 2018
“James Acaster: Repertoire” Stand Up Comedy Series [Global Original]

Wednesday 28th March 2018
“SWORDGAI” Anime Series [Global Original]

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.

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 (29th March 2018) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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