All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 24th May 2019)

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]. 

After Maria

The hurricane that swept through Puerta Rico in September 2017 caused a trail of destruction and destabilized and displaced a population that fled to the U.S under the FEMA assisted housing program in New York. This 37 min-long documentary film directed by Nadia Hallgren follows three families as they seek to find joy in desperate times as the government assisted housing scheme comes to an end. Produced by Lauren Cioffi.

Available globally from Friday 24th May 2019

High Seas (aka Altar Mar)

Two sisters Eva (Ivana Baquero) and Carolina (Alejandra Onieva) set sail on a transatlantic-bound ship full of excitement at the journey ahead and the prospect of being at sea with love interests. When a murder takes place and the victim does not appear to be listed as a passenger, lies are exposed and secrets unlocked as the hunt is on to find the murderer in this ‘whodunnit’ classicly-styled 1940’s series.

Available regionally from Friday 24th April 2019

The Perfection

Who’s up for a good old fashioned psychological horror that messes with your head? Well, you may be in for a treat this week as the movie ‘The Perfection’ arrives on our screens. Classicly trained musician Charlotte (Allison Williams), that had to leave a prestigious music school, meets the now star pupil of said school cellist Lizzie (Logan Browning) and the pair tussle with sexual tension, jealousy and respect. The film has been criticised for its confusion of genre and extreme attempts to shock its audience but it certainly wouldn’t be the first to achieve such a status. The trailer offers an enticing taste of the psychological feel of the movie but neglects to provide an idea of narrative beyond the above seeking instead, to reach those who like to end a movie with a great big ‘What The Actual…’ whilst scratching their heads.

Available globally from Friday 24th May 2019

Rim Of The World

The internet has responded to the announcement trailer for ‘Rim of the World’ with mixed feelings. Some claim it looks like another ‘Stranger Things’ and others are thanking Netflix for providing this stop-gap content whilst they wait for season three of said ‘Stranger Things’ which is due to land on Independence Day 2019. ‘Rim Of The World’ has nothing to do with the upside down though. The movie focuses on four teens at a summer camp find who themselves tasked with saving the world as their parents disappear and aliens attack. They must work together if they are to succeed. So, in short, it’s just a diverse group of misfit teens riding bicycles, fighting big monsters (aliens) and trying to save the world from them with no adults around for guidance. Wait, what? Hmmmmmm!

Available regionally from Friday 24th May 2019

What/If

Renee Zellweger returns to the screen as Anne Montgomery, a financial investment guru exploiting the desperation of those seeking investment for her own gain. When she meets a young couple looking for investment in their medical technical company she puts them to the test to see if they believe her theory that “True success comes at any cost.”  The ten-episode series has a distinct Indecent Proposal feel to its narrative, for those of us old enough to remember the film but promises more of a neo-noir, social thriller air to its episodes.

Available globally from Friday 24th May 2019

Here’s the full list of additions to the Netflix Original content from Friday 24th May 2019 – Thursday 30th May 2019.

Friday 24th May 2019
“After Maria” Documentary Short Film [Global Original]
“High Seas” (aka “Alta Mar”) Film [Original]
“Joy”
Film [Original]
“She’s Gotta Have It” Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
“The Perfection”
Film [Global Original]
“Rim Of The World” Film [Original]
“What If”
Series (Season One) [Global Original]

Monday 27th May 2019
“Historical Roasts” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]

Thursday 30th May 2019
“Svaha: The Sixth Finger” Film [Original]
“America’s Got Talent” Series (Season Fourteen) [Global Original]
“Chopsticks”
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 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 (30 May 2019) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.TH

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