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.
The Umbrella Academy (Season Two)
‘The Umbrella Academy’ burst on to Netflix with season one and left a host of fans thirsty for more when it ended. The fanbase hopes to find out answers to a number of questions left unanswered. Questions like, will Allison and Luther reunite? Will Allison regain her ‘rumour’ powers? Klaus woke up early from his dream to cut short what his ‘father’ was trying to tell him, will we find out what he was trying to say? The series so far has already deviated from the original ‘Dark Horse’ comic storyline and so fans can expect to see more unpredictability. Luther, Diego, Ben, Allison, Five and Klaus must continue to figure out Vanya’s overpowering abilities in order for her to harness them for the greater good.
Available globally from Friday 31st July 2020
‘Seriously Single’ is the story of a young woman desperate to find the one but ends up alone time and time again when her social media obsession takes over her love life. As another relationship fails after a couple of months, Dineo (Fulu Mugovhani) listens to her fun-loving bestie as she suggests embracing the single woman life. On a new journey of independence set to a backdrop of inner-city Johannesburg the young women set out to own their freedom and live for today in this quirky unconventional South African rom-com.
Available from Friday 31st July 2020
A deep insight into America’s ‘Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’ (ICE) and their work. The limited documentary series follows ICE officers as they investigate and respond to border control issues. From families of young children threatened with forced marriage to those trying to seek safety for themselves, the documentary is an emotional journey from both sides of the fence. Those who seek a better life and those who are employed to stop and return them. Some sympathetic, some not-so-much.
Available from Monday 3rd August 2020
Sam Jay: 3 In The Morning
Sam Jay’s debut Stand Up Comedy Special lands on Netflix this week. ‘3 in the Morning’ is an hour-long comedy furore from the comedian but she is far from a newbie to the industry. As a staff writer for ‘Saturday Night Live!’ she has been nominated for an Emmy award and after appearing a number of times as a comedian on American comedy channels and shows ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, and ‘Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents’ – very funny, foul-mouthed, Sam Jay first graced our Netflix screens as part of ‘The Line-Up’ where she had the floor for a 15-min set. This hour-long exclusive stand up comedy special lands on Monday. Perfect for those Monday blues!
Available globally from Monday 3rd August 2020
The Rain (Season Three)
Simone and Rasmus go head to head in the final battle for the solution to the virus. She wants to end the virus and save the world as we know it and he believes the answer is to create a new world and he is the key to doing just that. Whatever happens, this is the final battle as Netflix has confirmed it will not return for a season four. Can Simone reach Rasmus conscience or will he overcome her for his greater good? This third and final season lands this week and we can’t wait. Starring; Alba August as Simone and Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen as her brother Rasmus.
Available globally from Thursday 6th August 2020
Here’s the full list of additions to the Netflix Original content from Friday 31st July 2020 to Thursday 6th August 2020.
Friday 31st July 2020
“Raat Akeli Hai” Film [Original]
“Sugar Rush” Series (Season Three) [Original]
“Latte and the Magic Waterstone” Film [Original]
“Locked Up” Series (Season Five) [Global Original]
“The Umbrella Academy” Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
“Seriously single” Film [Original]
Saturday 1st August 2020
“Super Monsters: The New Class” Film [Original]
Monday 3rd August 2020
“Immigration Nation” Limited Documentary Series [Global Original]
“A Toot-Toot Cory Carson Summer Camp” Kids Animated Film [Global Original]
“Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
Tuesday 4th August 2020
“Mystery Lab” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
Wednesday 6th August 2020
“The Rain” Series (Season Three) [Global Original]
“The Seven Deadly Sins” Anime Series (Season Four) [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 2020.
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 (Thursday 6th August 2020) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.