All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 25th October 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] in the full list at the end of the post and as ‘available in selected regions’ within the post.


‘Dolemite is my name!’ Eddie Murphy plays Rudy Ray Moore, the real-life 1970s singer, actor, comedian and film producer who created the alter ego ‘Dolemite’. Rudy vowed to stop at nothing to see himself on the big screen and rolling in the profits but it’s ok because it’s not him getting up to scandalous acts in the name of fame; that’s his alter-ego Dolemite! Based on the real-life story of Rudy Ray Moore ‘Dolemite’ also stars Wesley Snipes, Tituss Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Keegan-Michael Key.

Available globally from Friday 25th October 2019

Prank Encounters

Missing Dustin? Well, stranger things star Gaten Matarazzo is back with his own prank TV show. Setting up members of the public with outrageous horror-film type scenarios, Matarazzo appears at the last minute to explain they’ve been pranked and are the latest stars of his show ‘Prank Encounters’.

Available globally from Friday 25th October 2019

A 3 Minute Hug

Families torn apart by separation, by the hard border along the Rio Bravo embankment, see a brief reprieve in this challenging and emotional short film. The Texas-based advocacy group; Border Network for Human Rights, arranged the #HugsNotWalls event at the site proposed for the U.S/Mexico wall, in 2018. Families from either side of the border, some of which had not seen each other in the flesh for years, were given the opportunity to hold each other again.

Available globally from Monday 28th October 2019

Little Miss Sumo

In a world where Sumo wrestling is a big sport for men, female competitors are allowed to compete in childhood but are expected to sacrifice their sport before adulthood, in Japan. Hyori Kon has been wrestling since she was a small child and isn’t about to give up on her dream of being a professional competitor. This 18-minute short film is about her struggle to overcome every obstacle in her path and achieve her dream.

Available globally from Monday 28th October 2019

Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy

Arsenio Hall is a 56-year-old comedian (yes he actually is 56, we couldn’t believe it either) that rose to fame during the eighties and nineties starring in films (such as ‘Coming to America’) and numerous talk shows, appearing as both guest and presenter. Now his Netflix special lands this week. ‘Smart and Classy’ was filmed in San Jose, California during April 2019 and is an hour-long set.

Available globally from Tuesday 29th October 2019

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

Friday 25th October 2019
“The Kominsky Method” Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
“Bojack Horseman” Animated Series (Season Six)
 [Global Original]
“Brotherhood” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Dolemite” Film [Global Original]
“Drug Squad: Costa del Sol”
Series (Season One) [Original]
“Greenhouse Academy”
Series (Season Three) [Original]
“It Takes a Lunatic”
Film [Original]
“Monzon: A Knockout Blow” Series (Season One) [Original]
“My Next Guest with David Letterman and Shah Rukh Khan” Series) [Original]
“Nailed It! France” Competition Reality TV Series [Original]
“Nailed It! Spain”
Competition Reality TV Series [Original]
“Prank Encounters”
Competition Reality TV Series  [Global Original]
Film [Global Original]
Monday 28th October 2019
“A 3-Minute Hug”
Documentary Film [Global Original]
“Little Miss Sumo”
Documentary [Global Original]
 Tuesday 29th October 2019
“Arsenio Hall: Smart and Classy”
Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
Wednesday 30th October 2019
“Flavorful Origins” Series (Season Two) [Original]
Thursday 31st October 2019
“Nowhere Man” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories” Series (Season Two) [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 (31st October 2019) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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