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All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 17th April 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.


Netflix is full of family-based sitcoms but this one pulls no punches as it tackles some big themes through comedy and a little good old-fashioned shock factor thrown in for good measure. Starring American television writer and producer ‘Kenya Barris’ in his debut acting role as a fictionalised character of himself. Barris stars alongside ‘Rashida Jones’ who plays his on-set wife Joya Barris. The sitcom follows the family of the pair as they navigate life as they do it and the hurdles they must jump in the process. ‘#blackAF’ offers an honest approach to race and culture in parenting and relationships. As you can probably tell from the title this is not one for the younger end of the family. Be prepared as the series flips on its head the whole concept of black situation comedy and tells it how it is.

Available from Friday 17th April 2020

The Legacy of the Bones

‘The Legacy of the Bones’ is the sequel in a planned trilogy of films based on the novels by Dolores Redondo. The story follows the residents of small-town ‘Baztan’ where Amaia lives (lead character). The story is set a year after Amaia solved the series of murders that cast a shadow over the town. Amaia must now figure out the answers to another mystery in the Baztan valley. The initial film The Invisible Guardian is already available on Netflix. Given that ‘The Legacy of the Bones’ was generally released in December 2019 and has taken over a year since to land on Netflix, there may be some wait for the final film ‘Offering to the Storm’ to be available on Netflix. The final instalment has wrapped filming but has been delayed for general release due to the current Coronavirus situation. It is expected sometime in June 2020 for general release before eventually making it over to the giant streaming platform but who knows, we may see it much sooner, particularly if demand is high after release of ‘The Legacy of the Bones’ this week.

Available from Friday 17th April 2020

Rising High

‘Rising High’ stars ‘David Kross’ and ‘Frederick Lau’ as two real-estate agents Viktor Stein and Gerry Falkland who, alongside banker Nicole Kleber, (Janina Uhse), milk their get rich quick scheme for all it’s worth. As all good things come to an end, they soon find they are in deeper into a world of deceit and fraud until eventually they lose sight of reality and have to decide what really matters to them.

Available globally from Friday 17th April 2020


The dramatisation of the real-life UN ambassador and peace-keeper; ‘Sérgio Vieira de Mello’. The film follows the steps of Sergio (played by Wagner Moura) the fateful day that, whilst working as the ‘United Nations Special Representative for Iraq’, found himself caught up in an Al-Qaeda terrorist attack. The headquarters in Baghdad where he had begun his short term task of just four months, is the target of a bomb attack and as the building collapses, Sergio is forced to examine his life choices. The film is a tip of the hat by screenplay writer Craig Borten and director Greg Barker to the ambassador Sergio himself who had been tipped for the prestigious role of ‘United Nations Secretary -General’. Also stars ‘Ana de Armas’ as Carolina.

Available from Friday 17th April 2020

The Willoughbys

Here’s one for the kids in lockdown: The Willoughby family is dysfunctional. The parents hate children and so when their own children decide life would be better without them, the group of siblings set out to send them on a holiday, a very long holiday. What they didn’t count on is that children are not allowed to live without adults even if they are better off without their parents. With ‘family services’ hot on their tails, ‘The Willoughbys’ must set out to find out what makes the perfect family. This new animated tale is inspired by the ‘Lois Lowry’ book of the same title.

Available from Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Here’s the full list of additions to the Netflix Original content from Friday 17th April 2020 to Thursday 23rd April 2020.

Friday 17th April 2020
“#BlackAF” Series (Season One) [Global Original]“The Last Kids on Earth” Series (Season Two) [Original]“Earth and Blood” Film [Original]“Hasmukh” Series (Season One) [Original]
“The King: Eternal Monarch”
Series (New Episodes) [Original]
“The Legacy of The Bones” Film [Original]“Rising High” Film [Global Original]“Sergio” Film [Original]“Too Hot to Handle” Series (Season One) [Original]Monday 20th April 2020
“Cooked With Cannabis” Series (Season One) [Original]“The Last Dance” Series (New Episodes) [Original]“The Midnight Gospel” Series (Season One) [Original]Tuesday 21st April 2020
“Middleditch & Schwartz” Series (Season One) [Original]Wednesday 22nd April 2020
“Absurd Planet”
Series (Season One) [Global Original]“Circus of Books” Film [original]
“The Plagues of Breslav”
Film [Original]“The Silence of the Marsh” Film
“The Willoughbys”
Film [Original]“The Story of God with Morgan Freeman” Series (Season Three) [Original]Thursday 23rd April 2020
“Ghost in The Shell: SAC 2045” Anime Series (Season One)
“The House of Flowers” (aka La Casa de las Flores)
Series (Season Three) [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 23rd April 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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