All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 12th January 2018)

One of the great things about Netflix are their Netflix Originals – 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 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.

Disjointed (Part Two)

Part Two (Season Two) of ‘Disjointed’ will be added to Netflix this week. Ruth Whitefeather Feldman (Kathy Bates) is back for part two of the controversial comedy series with mixed reviews. Feldman runs a cannabis dispensary with her young family and employees, leading to the reputation as ‘The Queen of Cannabis.’

Available Friday 12th January 2018

Somebody Feed Phil

Following the success of 2015’s PBS television series ‘I’ll Have What Phil’s Having’ Netflix present this documentary series following writer Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond) as he travels the world in search of great food in ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ 

Available Friday 12th January 2018

The Polka King

Jack Black stars as Jan Lewan, the polka band star who rose to fame between the seventies and nineties as he stopped at nothing to pursue the american dream. Lewan was operating a ‘Ponzi Scheme’ (named after Charles Ponzi who was exposed for the scandal of paying off existing investors with funding from new investors in the 1920’s.) The real life Jan Lewan has been quoted as being impressed by Jack Blacks portrayal of himself in this comedy film based on true events.

Available Friday 12th January 2018

My Next Guest Needs no Introduction with David Letterman

Talk show host David Letterman (former host of Late Night on NBC and The Late Show on CBS) is doing what he does best for Netflix in this six episode talk show. Each sixty minute episode will feature an in depth interview with some very high profile guests including Barack Obama, George Clooney and Malala Yousafzai. Like all great talk shows ‘My Next Guest…’ is filmed in front of a live studio audience.

The first interview will be added Friday 12th January 2018 followed by subsequent interviews monthly from February to June 2018.

Tom Segura: Disgraceful

Comic Tom Segura holds no punches in this far from sugar coated stand up comedy special. Filmed at the Paramount Theater, Denver, Segura tells it how he sees it claiming even disability can be funny!

Available Friday 12th January 2018

El Vato (Season Two)

American biographical series based on the life of El Dasa, Mexican singer who came to America in search of fame in his teens. Season one aired on NBC Universo in 2016 followed closely by the second season in the summer of 2017. The international release of this second season includes 13 episodes as a Netflix Original following the airing of the finale on NBC Universo in November 2017.

Available 15th January 2018

Katt Williams: Great America

The second of this weeks additions to the stand up comedy special catalogue this week is ‘Great America’. Whilst Katt Williams is no stranger to comedy and hailed the king of hard truth and underground comedy, this is his debut Netflix Stand Up Comedy Special. Great America covers topics such as racial disparity and tension and current political issues in America today.

Available Tuesday 16th January 2018

RITA (Season 4)

Rita (Mille Dinesen) is a well educated and astute school teacher. Whilst she is unconventional in her approach to teaching she is a priceless addition to the school staff as she seems to be the only one who knows what is going on and how to handle it. Juggling her profession with her own family including three children, her mother, and a complicated love life, Rita is often involved in conflicts as she tries to do what she thinks is right in all areas of her life. The Danish comedy series aired on TV2 in Denmark and Netflix became heavily involved in production from season three and four, airing the series internationally.

Available from Tuesday 16th January 2018

GODZILLA

New Japanese Anime series ‘Godzilla’ is set 20,000 years into the future when Godzilla is a mega powerful creature that has taken over the world as we know it. It’s down to the remaining humans to fight to regain earth. Directed by Shizuno Hayamu and Hiroyuki Sekita.

Available from Wednesday 17th January 2018 (Excluding Japan)

Summary of Netflix Originals release week commencing Friday 12th January 2018

Friday 12th January 2018
“Disjointed” Comedy series [Global Original]
“Somebody Feed Phil” Documentary Series [Global Original]
“The Polka King” Film [Global Original]
“My Next Guest Needs no Introduction with David Letterman” Talkshow [Global Original]
“Tom Segura: Disgraceful” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]

Monday 15th January 2018
“El Vato” Series (Season Two) [Global Original, Previously aired in US]

Tuesday 16th January 2018
“Katt Williams:Great America” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“RITA” Comedy Series (Season Four) [Global Original, Previously aired in Denmark]

Wednesday 17th January 2018
“Godzilla” Anime series [Global Original except Japan] 

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 (18th January 2018) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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