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].
Voiced by none other than David Attenborough of course, ‘Our Planet’ is the incredible documentation of Earth from all walks of life. Filmed in ultra high definition the series visits over fifty countries to bring us some of the most fascinating footage of nature.
Available globally from Friday 5th April 2019
OK, so, Brie Larson plays Kit, a colourful student who fails to convince her art school of her artistic talent. As a result, she takes on a temporary position and begins to accept a life of mundane office work. Just as she is about to give up on her dream of being an artist, Samuel L Jackson appears (I know, we didn’t see that one coming either!) and offers to give Kit what she’s always wanted. Yes, that’s right he offers to give her…her a very own unicorn! Where from? I hear you ask (because that would be your first question in this scenario). Well, from the ‘Unicorn Store’ of course. All jokes aside, the film is a story of a girl not giving up on her childhood dreams and staying true to who she is despite the responsibilities of adulthood and we’re all up for that, right? ‘Unicorn Store’ directed also by Larson has received mixed reviews for its whimsical theme that some have claimed doesn’t maintain balance. Booooo. Maybe they just never dreamed of having a unicorn.
Available globally from Friday 19th April 2019
Liss Pereira: Reteniendo Liquidos
Stand Up comedian Liss Pereira brings her debut Netflix original ‘Reteniendo Liquidos’. Filmed whilst pregnant during her tour in 2018, Pereira delivers her one-woman show in a sharp and witty way detailing the unsaid roles men and women play in relation to each other and other relationship-issues we tend to brush under the carpet.
Available globally from Wednesday 10th April 2019
Based on the 2015 horror novel of the same name by Tim Lebbon, ‘The Silence’ is the terrifying tale of a family existing in a world destroyed by creatures that rely on their extraordinarily sensitive hearing to attack human beings. The teenage daughter of the family is profoundly deaf and it becomes apparent that her heightened senses are coveted by others, in a world of silence. Fans of Tim Lebbon’s book have raised concerns online about ‘A Quiet Place’ a film released in 2018 that is considered similar in narrative to the ‘The Silence’, however, whilst Lebbon has acknowledged their similarities he claims the films are different and is sure fans will enjoy ‘The Silence’ in its own right. Other criticism has come from the deaf world and is mainly aimed at director John R Leonetti for not casting a deaf actor and for his claim that hearing actor Kiernan Shipka, who plays deaf teenager Ally Andrews, had “an almost innate sense of what it’s like to be a deaf person”.
Available regionally from Wednesday 10th April 2019
Black Summer (Season One)
From an apocalyptic style movie to an apocalyptic style series – ‘Black Summer’ arrives this week and looks set to deliver everything zombie-loving viewers have been missing since the early days of ‘The Walking Dead’. In a similar way to the sequel style ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ was released in relation to its predecessor, ‘Black Summer’ is the sequel story to ‘Z-Nation’ with the same production team. The series is not expected to feature characters from ‘Z-nation’.
Available globally from Thursday 11th April 2019
You vs Wild
Netflix is all about the interactive, viewer experience these days and in this series, viewers can choose which path Bear Grylls will take on his survival adventures. With remote interaction, Grylls offers a variety of options from climbing a mountain to eating live bugs. Which path will you choose as you join him, in the wild?
Available globally from Friday 10th April 2019
Here’s the full list of additions to the Netflix Original content from Friday 5th April 2019 – Thursday 11th April 2019.
Friday 5th April 2019
“Our Planet” Documentary Series [Global Original]
“Persona” Series/Collection of Films (Collection One) [Original]
“Quicksand (aka Storst Av Allt)” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Tijuana” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Unicorn Store” Film [Global Original]
“Roman Empire” Series (Season Three) [Original]
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Series (Part Two) [Global Original]
“Spirit Riding Free”Kids Animated Series (Season Eight) [Original]
“Trolls: The Beat Goes On”Kids Animated Series (Season Six) [Original]
Wednesday 10th April 2019
“Liss Pereira: Reteniendo Liquidos” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“The Silence” Film [Original]
“You vs Wild” Series (Season One) [Original]
Thursday 11th April 2019
“Black Summer” 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 (11th April 2019) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.–