All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 25th January 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 at the end of the post).

Animas

Based on the novel by Jose Ortunio who also happens to be the screenwriter and co-director alongside Laura Alvea, this chilling psychological horror surrounds a young man Abraham and his longtime (longtime for teenagers) friend Alex. When Abraham gets a new girlfriend Alex’s visions become more frequent featuring her friend’s violent father. The tagline on this one is ‘This time horror comes from the other side’ We’re not convinced horror was ever on our side but nevertheless it looks chilling in the trailer and perhaps the releases with little information available about plotline are the best, perhaps not and it will fall flat on its face, only one way to find out!

Available in selected regions from Friday 25th January 2019

Black Earth Rising

Starring Michaela Coel and John Goodman this British drama follows Kate Ashby a woman born into, orphaned and rescued from Rwandan Genocide. Raised in London by adoptive parents, Kate has lived a privileged life but as her mother, a highly respected human rights attorney, takes on a case surrounding war crime, Kate questions her origins and seeks to find answers from her native home. Viewers in the UK and Ireland may have missed the boat on this one as Hugo Blick’s ‘Black Earth Rising’ already aired in the region on BBC Two back in October last year. It is not currently available on iPlayer. There have already been calls for a season two after the eight-episode series came to a halt in the UK. Whilst Blick has created multi-season series in his career his most recent ones have halted at one and there has, up to press, been no announcement of a second season although this may follow the international release of the series on Netflix this week, if it is in the pipeline.

Available globally except for the UK and Ireland from Friday 25th January 2019

Club de Cuervos (aka Club of Crows)

Chava and Isabel Iglesias have already shown they will do whatever it takes to reclaim the Nuevo Toledo Stadium as the home of football team ‘The Crows’ even if that meant working together! Season four sees the siblings return to restore their family reputation and rebuild The Crows as a team and business once and for all. This time they stop at nothing!

Available in selected regions from Friday 25th January 2019

Kingdom

If you are a fan of the undead AND Korean cinema you may not have expected to see the two intertwined however this zombie-fest set in the Joseon Dynastic era of the 5th century is in fact, just that. Starring Korean actor ‘Bae Doona’ and from the writers of ‘Signal’, ‘Kingdom’ has some high credentials in its production team as it brings Korean history into western zombie culture. For those as uneducated as us we had a quick look at the Joseon Dynasty (to save your keyboard) and found that it began in July 1392 (not sure how they knew the month but who are we to criticise). Founded by Yi Seong-Gye it ran until 1897 when it was replaced by the Korean Empire. See, we did a search. So we think it is perfectly plausible that zombies already happened and are not just a thing westerners have to look forward to. Korean cinema has become increasingly popular internationally in recent years and ‘Kingdom’ is directed by the same team as the movie ‘Tunnel’ which has received great feedback and is also available on Netflix HERE. In the meantime here is the trailer for zombies in a historical setting; ‘Kingdom’

Available globally from Friday 25th January 2019

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Everyone’s most loved, ex-doomsday cult member is back. Fans of the hit comedy series featuring Ellie Kemper as Kimmy, the girl who has spent 15 years in a cult believing the world was ending, will be pleased to hear that the second half of the season (we believe there will likely be seven episodes) will land this week completing season four. Kimmy’s adventures in the big apple continue as she tries to fathom a world she didn’t know existed.

Available globally from Friday 25th January 2019

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All

You’d be hard pushed to find a comedian that isn’t controversial or foul-mouthed nowadays but Gabriel Iglesias is neither (most of the time) and yet he still manages to sell out huge international venues including the Sydney Opera House! Check out “Fluffy’s” widely appealing show (which is currently on tour in the US) ‘One Show Fits All’. 

Available globally from Tuesday 29th January 2019

Here’s the full list of additions to the Netflix Original content from Friday 25th January 2019 -Thursday 31st January 2019.

Friday 25th January 2019
“Animas” Horror Film [Global Original]
“Black Earth Rising”
 Series (Season One) [Global Original excluding UK and Ireland]
“Club de Cuervos” (aka Club of Crows) 
Series (Season Four) [Original]
“Examination of Conscience” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Medici: Masters of Florence” 
Series (Season Two) [Original]
“Kingdom” 
Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” 
Series (Final Episodes) [Global Original]
“Polar” 
Film [Global Original excluding China]

Saturday 26th January 2019
“Goyo: The Boy General” Film [Original]

Tuesday 29th January 2019
“Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All
 Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“High Society” 
Film [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.  

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].

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 (31st January 2019) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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