All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 25th May 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).

The Toys That Made Us (Season Two)

Follow up to the first part of the series ‘The Toys That Made Us’ is expected to follow the original season’s format and feature a further 4 episodes with each episode focusing on a particular iconic toy from the past. Season one presented ‘Star Wars’, ‘Barbie’, ‘He-Man’ and ‘G.I Joe’. We think they saved some of the best toys to feature in the second season with ‘Lego‘ and ‘Transformers’ making an appearance. This part two of the series also includes, love them or hate them; ‘Hello Kitty’ and ‘Star Trek’ toys.

Available Friday 25th May 2018


When Harper is entrusted with the opportunity to take an important work trip to Spain by her boss, things take a slightly different turn when her friends hijack the trip and encourage her to follow a famous and very attractive DJ to his next gig, in Ibiza!

Available Friday 25th May 2018

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life

What happens when you put two long-standing, world famous, comedians on stage together? We’re about to find out in this double helping of a stand-up comedy special. Intentionally avoiding politics to create an ambiance of laughter away from the real world, the duo embarked on their US tour throughout 2017 and recorded this special for Netflix packed with jokes and music.

Available Friday 25th May 2018

Sara’s Notebook

When Laura’s sister Sara disappears mysteriously whilst in a dangerous part of the Congo, Laura must search for clues in ‘Sara’s Notebook’ to help her find her sister. Laura travels to Africa to the place where her sister was last seen but, its no place for a Spanish lawyer and she soon finds she is incredibly out of her depth.

Available Saturday 26th May 2018

Arrested Development (Season Five)

The Bluth family return for season five of the popular, Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series; ‘Arrested Development’. Michael Bluth and his family are nominated for the award of ‘Family of the Year’ which they wholeheartedly believe they should win and Lindsay begins her campaign for Congress. What could possibly go wrong? The fifth season is split into two parts with the first eight episodes available this week. When the remainder will be added is yet to be announced by Netflix.

Available Tuesday 29th May 2018

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season Four)

For those who are new to the series, it all started when a group of young women rescued from an underground bunker back in season one, learn that the world has not ended as they believed. Kimmy, one of the women rescued, begins her new life outside of the bunker. Now she is aware that the world hasn’t ended she must reacquaint herself. After 15 years this is no easy task. From dancing to socialising to dating, Kimmy sets out on her journey with her new roommate and a host of other people she meets along the way. In season four her adventures continue in this comedy series brought to you by the creators of ‘Bridesmaids’. 


Available Tuesday 29th May 2018

Summary of Netflix Originals released week commencing Friday 25th May 2018

Friday 25th May 2018
“Fernando Sanjiao: Hombre” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“The Toys That Made Us” Documentary Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
Film [Global Original]
Kids Animated Series (Part Three)
“Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening you will forget for the rest of your life” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]

Saturday 26th May 2018
“Sara’s Notebook” Film [Original]

Sunday 27th May 2018
“The Break with Michelle Wolf” Talkshow [Original]

Tuesday 29th May 2018
“Arrested Development” Series (Season Five) [Original]

Wednesday 30th May 2018
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” 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. 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 May 2018) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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