All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 8th May 2020)

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.

Too Hot To Handle: Reunion

Did you love Netflix latest reality TV show – ‘Too Hot To Handle’ that landed last month? If you answered yes then this one’s for you! The show is reuniting the contestants to catch up on all their post-show news, who is with who and who is not including, of course, couple Harry and Francesca on whether they are still together after being the couple who lost the housemates the most cash with their steamy antics. ‘Too Hot To Handle’ narrator Desiree Burch is set to host the catch up which takes place virtually due to the current Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. There doesn’t seem to be a trailer available for the ‘catch up’ episode – possibly due to it being a virtual meet-up- so, here is a whole seven minutes of the contestants randomly trying candy and snacks from around the world in their couples, enjoy!

Available globally from Friday 8th May 2020

The Eddy

Elliot Udo is an American musician living in modern-day Paris. His musical club ‘The Eddy’ is struggling to survive the harsh reality of the industry and manage the club’s house band that his girlfriend is part of. In between pleading from his daughter to return to New York to be with her, his girlfriends rapidly spiralling issues and the club becoming part of a protection racket, Udo must battle his demons and get things in order if he is to be successful in his business and personal life.

Available globally from Friday 8th May 2020

Have A Good Trip: Adventures In Psychedelics

Well, we are in strange times, there’s no doubt about that and it seems anything goes by way of entertainment these days. From ‘Too Hot To Handle’ steamy reality shows to documentaries featuring celebrities talking about their personal drug-taking history. ‘Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics’ is just that – celebrities talking about taking hallucinogenic drugs, namely LSD. From ‘Sarah Silverman’ to ‘Sting’, ‘Nick Kroll’ to ‘Rosie Perez’, celebrities bare all in this unapologetic documentary that examines what really happens when you’re high. Informative and preventative or irresponsible and glorifying? Your shout. Check it out from Monday and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Available regionally from Monday 11th May 2020

Trial By Media

Executive producers; ‘George Clooney’ and ‘Grant Heslov’ deliver the second of this week’s documentaries. In a land where courtrooms are packed with TV cameras and journalists, is it possible to have a fair trial? This documentary series looks at six court cases that made media headlines soar. In particular the political fall of Rod Blagojevich, and the case of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant who was shot 41 times by police in New York City. Can made-for-TV court cases be useful? Different cases – the same premise – great TV.

Available regionally from Monday 11th May 2020

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Versus The Reverend

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ is back and things are a little different. This time in the style of an interactive film spin-off from the popular TV series, the audience gets to decide which path she will take in her biggest challenge to date as she sets out on a quest to save the other girls that the reverend has confessed to hiding. Will Kimmy solve the mystery and save the girls? Only you can decide!

Available regionally from Tuesday 12th May 2020

The Wrong Missy

Nobody can deny that we need all the laughs we can get right now and this comedy film sure ticks that box. Tim Morris is a single guy who appears to have met the woman of his dreams. After their first date, he is eager to meet up again and begins a text conversation with who he believes is his date. Eventually, Tim invites said date on a work vacation trip with his colleagues and their partners only to find that he has not been messaging the woman he thought he had. In fact, he has been messaging a woman from a previous blind-date that had not ended well. Now he is forced to spend the trip with a woman that is far from his dream woman. She is clearly, the wrong ‘Missy’ (See what they did there? She’s called ‘Missy’, get it? Good. Stars ‘David Spade’ and the hilarious ‘Lauren Lapkus’. Bring on the laughs.

Available regionally from Wednesday 13th May 2020

Here’s the full list of additions to the Netflix Original content from Friday 8th May 2020 to Thursday 14th May 2020.

Friday 8th May 2020
“Restaurants on the Edge” Series (Season Two) [Original]
“Too Hot to Handle: Reunion”
Series One Reunion [Global Original]
“Rust Valley Restorers”
Series (Season Two) [Original] 
“18 Presents” Film [Original]
“Chico Bon Bon”
Kids Animated Series (Season One) [Original]
“The Eddy” Ltd. Series [Global Original]
“Valeria”
Series (Season One) [Original]
“Dead to Me” Series (Season Two) [Original]
“The Hollow” Series (Season Two) [Original]
Monday 11th May 2020
“Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychadelics”
Documentary [Original]
“Trial by Media” Documentary Series (Season One) [Original]
Tuesday 12th May 2020
“True: Terrific Sales”
Series (Season One) [Original]
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Versus the Reverend”
Interactive Film [Global Original]
Wednesday 13th May 2020
“The Wrong Missy” Film [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 14th May 2020) at our usual time of 8.15 pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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