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.
Locke & Key
When a father is murdered his wife and children relocate to live in his family home ‘Key House’ of which he always refused to discuss (that’d surely be enough to make you never want to go there, right?) They strive for a new start in their grand, new home, however, it soon becomes apparent that mysterious Keys can be found hidden in the house that unlock doors to other worlds where the impossible is possible. Things seem almost fun at first but quickly turn to a sinister version of events. As the house tries to communicate with them their fears become reality.
Available globally from Friday 7th February 2020
Who Killed Malcolm X?
Malcolm X was killed at the New York Audubon Ballroom on 21 February 1965. Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, historian and investigative journalist, seeks to find the truth about the death of Malcolm X decades after the event took place. With archived footage, access to files and reports and through interviews, Muhammad uncovers layers of poor investigation and censored information at the time that led to an official account of events that many claimed were unbelievable. 55 Years on and Muhammad attempts to set the record straight.
Available from Friday 7th February 2020
Director Jeff Baena brings the psychological story of Sarah, a young isolated woman who begins to feel unusual, regularly waking to find herself in strange places she doesn’t know how she got to. As events begin to unfold she compares her life to that of her maternal grandmother who had struggled with mental health issues (as well as bearing an uncanny resemblance to Sarah) but Sarah doesn’t feel she is mentally unwell – things seem too real for that. A challenging-to-watch mental health crisis or a reality-check awakening to feel something in her mundane existence? The film will hopefully answer all our questions and the trailer has music ‘reminiscent of the Stranger Things’ theme tune. Perhaps this is telling of a supernatural theme? The film stars Alison Brie, Debby Ryan, John Reynolds, Molly Shannon, John Ortiz, and Paul Reiser.
Available from Friday 7th February 2020
The Coldest Game
Set in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, an ex mathematics Professor turned alcoholic (played by Bill Pullman) is plucked from his US life and informed of an urgent need for him to step up to the plate for the greater good. The American professor, Joshua Mansky is instructed to play in a ‘US versus the Soviet Union’ chess tournament in order to gain trust and intelligence on which world peace is dependent (no pressure!). The movie is 1hr 43mins long and is set in Poland but filmed in English. The film producer ‘Piotr Woźniak-Starak’ is reported to have died in a boating accident before the film premiered sadly making this his last production.
Available from Saturday 8th February 2020
To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You
‘Lara Jean’ is back and madly in love with the boy who she was in a fake relationship with in order for him to make his ex-girlfriend jealous and the best news is – he loves her right back! This sequel movie throws a spanner in the works for the couple though as a recipient of one of her infamous letters re-appears and Lara-Jean begins to question her relationship and her true feelings. Love is complicated, even more so when those we think we like, find out! As a sequel to ‘To All The Boys I Ever Loved’ the film follows the second book in the series written by Jenny Han and a third film titled ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’ is in post-production after filming began just two months after this second movie was complete.
Available globally from Wednesday 12th February 2020
Love is Blind
Competition reality TV has covered everything from dating to baking to disastrous-baking to disastrous-dating and everything in between but ‘Love is Blind’ is a new concept for the streaming giant Netflix. In this show, individuals are given the opportunity to meet a stranger behind a screen. They can get to know each other but cannot see each other. If the chat goes well and a connection is seemingly formed – they propose! Yep, you read that right, the couple are betrothed without ever having seen each other in the flesh and they begin the road to their wedding, yes actual wedding. For some, the road will inevitably be rocky and for others more plain sailing but will any of the couples actually stand the test of time? Only this show will tell us. We’re hoping for a fascinating social experiment feel than a trashy reality show shallowness to the series but either way, it will no doubt be entertaining!
Available from Thursday 13th February 2020
Here’s the full list of additions to the Netflix Original content from Friday 7th February -Thursday 13th February 2020.
Friday 7th February 2020
“Handsome Siblings” Series (New Episodes) [Original]
“Dragons Recuse Riders” Kids Animated Series (Season Two) [Original]
“Locke & Key” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Who Killed Malcolm X?” Documentary Series [Original]
“My Holo Love” Limited Series [Original]
“Horse Girl” Film [Original]
Saturday 8th February 2020
“The Coldest Game” Film [Original]
“Van Helsing” Series (Season Four) [Original except for US]
Tuesday 11th February 2020
“Captain UnderpantsEpic Choice-O-Rama” Film [Original]
“Road to Roma” Documentary Film [Original]
Wednesday 12th February 2020
“To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You” Film [Global Original]
Thursday 13th February 2020
“Narcos: Mexico” Series (Season Two) [Global Original]
“Love is Blind” Reality TV Series (Season One) [Original]
“Dragon Quest Your Story” Anime [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 13th February 2020) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.