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.
Basketball or Nothing
Chilne High School is in Chilne, Arizona has a basketball team based on the largest tribal reservation in the US; Navajo Nation. The school offers those boys willing and able, a chance to score high as they embark on a journey to the Basketball state championships. The documentary series consists of six episodes that explore the lives of the boys on and off the court as they strive for success.
Available regionally from Friday 2nd August 2019
Dear White People (Season Three)
The success of Justin Simien’s 2014 movie ‘Dear White People’ gave scope to the concept of a TV series. It was subsequently adapted with his input into a Netflix series in 2017. In 2018 Netflix produced volume two of the popular show and now here we are on the brink of the release of volume three. This season looks likely to follow the pattern of the first two seasons consisting of ten episodes. Logan Browning returns as Samantha White, radio show host and lead character at Winchester University, however, season three, or volume three as Netflix prefers for this series, will see big changes with brand new characters. Some critics have noted the show has taken the changes too far but it is unlikely that will have an impact on followers of a show with such popularity or will it?
Available globally from Friday 2nd August 2019
Three mothers of grown up sons embark on a road trip to the city to reconnect with their ‘boys’ after being neglected, particularly on Mothers day. This looks set to be a heartwarming yet funny tale of women who end up finding themselves whilst on a journey of reconnection with their sons who appear to have forgotten them. The film stars the wonderful Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette and Felicity Huffman.
Available globally from Friday 2nd August 2019
No Good Nick (Part Two)
Teenage Nick (Siena Agudong) is back as the loveable ‘rogue’ that is now very much a part of the Thompson family that were the subjects of her con in order to raise funds for her father in prison. As the Thompson family grow closer to knowing her true identity and motives, Nick must do everything in her power to right the wrongs, win their affection and also free her father from jail. This is the ten-episode ‘part two’ of the twenty-episode first season.
Available globally from Monday 5th August 2019
The Naked Director
‘The Naked Director’ is a Japanese original comedy-drama television series based on the novel ‘Zenra Kantoku Muranishi Toru Den’ by Nobuhiro Motohashi. The story follows Muranishi, a salesman who is not very good at sales until he redirects his career into the re-branding of the porn industry during the 1980s.
Available globally as a Japanese Original from Thursday 8th August 2019
Here’s the full list of additions to the Netflix Original content from Friday 2nd August 2019 – Thursday 8th August 2019.
Friday 2nd August 2019
“Basketball or Nothing” Documentary Series (Season One) [Original]
“Ask the StoryBots” Animated Series (Season Three) [Original]
“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” Animated Series (Season Three) [Original]
“Derry Girls” Series (Season Two) [Original outside of UK]
“Dear White People” Series (Season Three) [Global Original]
“Otherhood” Film [Global Original]
Monday 5th August 2019
“Enter the Anime” Documentary Film [Original]
“No Good Nick” Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
Thursday 8th August 2019
“Dollar” Series (Season One) [Original]
“The Naked Director” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Wu Assassins” Series (Season One) [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 8th August 2019) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.