All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 4th 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. We hope it meets all of your bank holiday weekend, binge-watching, needs. (Full summary of additions at the end of the post).

Anon

British film set in a time when anonymity does not exist, everyone’s identity and memories are stored and crime is almost non-existent. The new order of things is shaken up when a detective (Clive Owen) uncovers a young woman (Amanda Seyfried) who is defying all of the above rules. He must discover her identity if he is to stop what may be an uprising leading to a return to crime that threatens society. Capturing this woman is more than difficult when it appears she has infiltrated the technology and the world around the detective is not what it seems.  “Anonymity is the enemy” – or is it?  

Available Friday 4th May 2018 (Excludes UK)

A Little Help with Carol Burnett

A chat show with a difference sees accomplished American actor and comedian Carol Burnett enlist the help of a panel of children to advise celebrities with their minor life problems. The little experts will be helping celebrities such as DJ Khalid, Lisa Kudrow, Derek Hough and Stranger Things star; Finn Wolfhard with their dilemmas in this family friendly show.

Available Friday 4th May 2018

Busted! I Know Who You Are

Keeping in with the spirit of chat and game shows of which Netflix appears to be increasing the catalogue content with, Korea’s offering is by way of a murder mystery game show. Contestants compete to discover who is the murderer, led by Yoo Jae-Suk, one of Asia’s most entertaining TV personalities.

Available Friday 4th May 2018

End Game

A subject that may appear slightly macabre at first glance is the important topic featured as the focus for this documentary by film makers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. A beautiful look at palliative care, the film looks at the procedures and policies in place to enable people to still experience quality at the end of their life. “There’s nothing inherently medical about dying, it’s much larger than medicine”. Tissues at the ready…

Available Friday 4th May 2018

The Rain

Scandinavian apocalyptic drama set after a mysterious rain falls infecting the majority of the population. Two siblings escape their underground bunker six years after ‘The Rain’ to find others also in search of a new world to live in. Along the way it seems that some of the social boundaries of the world before the infected waters fell, are still very much an issue in the group.

Available Friday 4th May 2018

Dear White People

This week sees the return of the show ‘Dear White People’ which is a remake of 2014 film of the same name. Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) uses her radio show ‘Dear White People’ to address all that is wrong with the predominantly white population of students at her ‘Ivy League’ college. With it’s mixed reviews, season one gave us an in depth view into fictional college ‘Winchester’ and its racism both direct and indirect. Love it or hate it ‘Vol. 2’ looks set to pick up pretty much where it left off. Despite it receiving a substantial amount of critique, Netflix clearly thinks its loved enough for a comeback. Do you love it or hate it? Let us know in the comments.

Available Friday 4th May 2018

Arrested Development: Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences

As reported yesterday, we are being given a remix of the (not very well received) season 4 of “Arrested Development” – see our separate report here: Arrested Development Returns on Friday with a Season 4 Remix

Available Friday 4th May 2018

 

Summary of Netflix Originals released week commencing Friday 4th May 2018

Friday 4th May 2018
“Anon” Film [Original] (Excludes UK)
“A Little Help with Carol Burnett” Chat show Series [Global Original]
“Arrested Development: Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences”
Series [Global Original]
“Busted! I Know Who You Are”
 Game Show [Original]
“Danny Boon: Des Houts de France”
Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“End Game”
Documentary [Global Original]
“Forgive Us Our Debts” Film [Global Original]
“Manhunt” Film [Original]
“The Rain”
Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Dear White People”
Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
“Kong of the Apes”
Kids animated series [Original]

Tuesday 8th May 2018
“Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]

Thursday 10th May 2018
“Safe” 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 (10th 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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