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New series & films on Netflix in December

With Christmas is just around the corner, many of us will be searching for new shows and films to settle down to with our mince pies and mulled wine (or whatever people eat and drink at this time of year).

So instead of browsing aimlessly through Netflix looking for something to watch, here’s a list of all the new series and movies coming to Netflix Ireland in December!

NETFLIX ORIGINAL TV SERIES

 The Holiday Movies That Made Us   01/12/2020

Unwrap the real stories behind these iconic Christmas blockbusters, thanks to insider interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks.

Bhaag Beanie Bhaag   04/12/2020

Beanie has always done what’s asked of her — until she decides to run from her very comfortable life and pursue a career in stand-up comedy. As she navigates the demands of everyone from her concerned parents to her proposal-popping boyfriend, this is Beanie’s journey to carve out the life she wants for herself amidst the chaos.

Selena: The Series   04/12/2020

A coming-of-age story following Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family make as they navigate the highs and lows of success, loss, love, and music.

Detention  05/12/2020  

A tormented student uncovers unsettling secrets at her remote high school as betrayal and a paranormal encounter upend her life.

Lovestruck in the City  08/12/2020   

Heart stolen by a free-spirited woman after a beachside romance, a passionate architect sets out to reunite with her on the streets of Seoul.

Mr. Iglesias: Part 3  08/12/2020

As he begins a new relationship, Gabe pushes his students to face their fears, dream big and believe in themselves — lessons he tries to take to heart.

Alice in Borderland 10/12/2020   

A video-game-obsessed young man finds himself in a strange version of Tokyo where he and other visitors must compete in deadly games to survive.

The Mess You Leave Behind (El desorden que dejas)  11/12/2020

A teacher starts her job at a high school but is haunted by a suspicious death that occurred there weeks before… and begins fearing for her own life.

Tiny Pretty Things  14/12/2020   

When an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal — and cutthroat competition.

Song Exploder: Volume 2  15/12/2020  

The Killers, Natalia Lafourcade, Dua Lipa and Nine Inch Nails pull back the curtain on their personal song writing experiences as the series continues.

How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding  16/12/2020   

Prodigal daughter Tumi goes home for the holidays and manages to ruin her sister’s wedding plans. Now she must make things right before it’s too late.

Run On  16/12/2020   

Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life.

Home for Christmas: Season 2  18/12/2020   

When love rings your doorbell, are you ready?   Follow Johanne through another December as she continues her pursuit for eternal, warm and real love. When her family and the world around her fall apart, how can she still believe in real and bottomless love? Does it even exist and will she find the one true love for Christmas this year? 

Sweet Home  18/12/2020   

As savage monsters inflict terror and threaten humanity, a troubled teen with inner demons emerges as his neighbours’ best bet for survival.

Bridgerton   25/12/2020   

From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dyvenor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne.

Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future. Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all.

The series also stars Galway actress Nicola Coughlan, as well as Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Bessie Carter and Harriet Cains and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown. The series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s novels.

Best Leftovers Ever!   30/12/2020   

The top leftover cooking home chefs will take the remains of a dish on an epic journey across three rounds in the ultimate food makeover competition.

Equinox 30/12/2020   

In 1999, young Astrid saw a bus full of students disappear. In 2019, Astrid tries to solve this mystery, only to discover she ends up changing the past.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4  31/12/2020   

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina re-imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Over the course of Part 4’s eight episodes, The Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale. The coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to…The Void, which is the End of All Things. As the witches wage war, with the help of The Fright Club, Nick begins to slowly earn his way back into Sabrina’s heart, but will it be too late?

NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILMS

Angela’s Christmas Wish 01/12/2020    

A determined Angela makes a wish to reunite her family in time for Christmas, then launches a plan to find her way from Ireland to Australia.

Christmas Crossfire (Wir Können Nicht Anders)  04/12/2020   

A man foils an attempted murder, then flees the crew of would-be killers along with their intended target as a woman he’s just met tries to find him.

Just Another Christmas (Tudo Bem No Natal Que Vem)  03/12/2020

Stuck in a time loop where it’s forever Christmas, a family man who hates the holiday starts to learn valuable lessons about what’s important in life.

Break  03/12/2020   

After a serious accident, Lucie tries to rediscover herself as a dancer and meets Vincent, a talented b-boy battling his own insecurities.

Leyla Everlasting  04/12/2020

A resilient housewife, her husband and their marriage therapist become mired in a toxic love triangle and a plot to obtain an antique manuscript.

Cops and Robbers  28/12/2020   

This animated short film is based on a spoken word poetry video created in response to the May 6, 2020, murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

MANK   04/12/2020   

1930s Hollywood is re-evaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish “Citizen Kane.”

Bombay Rose   04/12/2020

Amidst the bustle of a magnetic and multifaceted city, the budding love between two dreamers is tested by duty and religious divides.

DNA   26/12/2020   

The death of a woman’s larger-than-life grandfather brings her cantankerous family together and forces the 35-year-old to confront her tumultuous life.

Fierce  02/12/2020    

A gifted young singer becomes an instant sensation on a popular talent show. But her real goal is earning the love of her father, a member of the jury.

Grandma’s Last Wishes (El testamento de la abuela)   25/12/2020

When Grandma decides it’s time to put her affairs in order, the family clashes over who’ll inherit her house in this sequel to “Grandma’s Wedding.”

Rose Island (L’Incredibile storia dell’Isola Delle Rose)  09/12/2020

  An idealistic engineer builds his own island off the coast of Italy and declares it a nation, drawing the attention of the world — and the government.

The Prom   11/12/2020    

Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winnerJames Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.    Directed by Ryan Murphy and also starring Tracey Ullman, Kevin Chamberlin, Mary Kay Place, Nico Greetham Logan Riley, Nathaniel J. Potvin and Sofia Deler, The Prom is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar’s award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin; the film is produced by Ryan Murphy, Alexis Martin Woodall, Adam Anders, Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke.

Canvas  11/12/2020   

A grieving grandfather struggling to reclaim his passion for painting after suffering a loss finds the inspiration to create again.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom  18/12/2020    

Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) — who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.   Adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM celebrates the transformative power of the blues and the artists who refuse to let society’s prejudices dictate their worth. Directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the film is produced by Fences Oscar® nominees Denzel Washington and Todd Black. Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Taylour Paige, Dusan Brown, Jeremy Shamos and Jonny Coyne co-star alongside Grammy® winner Branford Marsalis’ score. 

The Midnight Sky  23/12/2020   

This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight, co-starring David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.

Your Name Engraved Herein  23/12/2020  

Set in the backdrop of 1987 where martial law just ended in Taiwan, two male students fell in love against the expectations of society.

AK VS AK   24/12/2020

After a public spat with a movie star, a disgraced director retaliates by kidnapping the actor’s daughter, filming the search for her in real time.

A California Christmas  14/12/2020   

With his carefree lifestyle on the line, a wealthy charmer poses as a ranch hand to get a hardworking farmer to sell her family’s land before Christmas.

NETFLIX ORIGINAL COMEDY

Natalie Palamides: Nate – A One Man Show    01/12/2020

Meet Nate – Your stereotypical masculine man just trying to be better. Executive produced by Amy Poehler and directed by Philip Burgers, Natalie Palamides: Nate – One Man Show follows an alpha male, portrayed by Natalie Palamides,  learning to express emotion and understand the rules of consent. The can-crushing, axe-yielding special premieres globally on Netflix on December 1, 2020.

Hazel Brugger: Tropical   02/12/2020    

In this stand-up special, comedian Hazel Brugger offers her breezy takes on unruly geese, chatty gynecologists, German bank loans and more.

Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic    02/12/2020   

In this upbeat English-language special, comedian Ari Eldjárn pokes fun at Nordic rivalries, Hollywood’s take on Thor, the whims of toddlers and more.

Best of Stand-Up 2020   31/12/2020

This compilation features the funniest jokes from comedians in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that have launched specials in 2020.

NETFLIX DOCUMENTARIES

London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck   22/12/2020

London is confused. She’s awesome, successful, attractive, and has no gag reflex and yet.. somehow, incredibly single… how on earth has that happened?! In this hilariously provocative, empowering show, London will explore the complete mystery of why the world is full of desirable, brilliant but single women – who definitely don’t need a man but wouldn’t mind the option.

Alien Worlds   02/12/2020 

Applying the laws of life on Earth to the rest of the galaxy, this series blends science fact and fiction to imagine alien life on other planets.

Emicida: AmarElo – It’s All For Yesterday (Emicida: AmarElo – É Tudo Para Ontem)   08/12/2020   

Between scenes from his concert in São Paulo’s Theatro Municipal, rapper and activist Emicida celebrates the rich legacy of Black Brazilian culture.

The Surgeon’s Cut    09/12/2020    

They’re philosophers, storytellers and pioneers in their fields. Four surgeons reflect on their lives and professions in this inspiring docuseries.

Giving Voice   11/12/2020    

Students from across the US audition for a spot in the August Wilson Monologue Competition, culminating in a riveting final round on a Broadway stage.

BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America    16/12/2020  

Through interviews, archival footage and many music hits, this series tells the history of rock ‘n’ roll and youth culture throughout Latin America.

Anitta: Made In Honorio   16/12/2020    

In this intimate documentary, Brazilian pop queen Anitta opens up about fame, family and her fierce work ethic, revealing the woman behind the hits.

The Ripper    16/12/2020

Investigators and witnesses recall how a modern-day Jack the Ripper terrorized the north of England during the late 1970s.

NETFLIX KIDS & FAMILY

Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas    05/12/2020

The Mighty Express welcomes a new train and speeds into a snowstorm to deliver Santa’s presents and save Christmas for all the kids in Tracksville.

Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday   03/12/2020  

The Fix-It Force makes a plan to hit every home as fast as they can, delivering Blunderberry Cakes before the town awakes to avoid a holiday disaster.

Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas    04/12/2020    

Christmas gets weird — really weird — after George and Harold go back in time to change up a few of their beloved holiday’s traditions.

Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers   08/12/2020  

When Santa needs serious help prepping all of his presents, the Super Monsters lend a hand — and some monster magic — to get every gift out on time!

Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure   08/12/2020 

Join Lucky and her friends on a mission to save Maricela’s beloved mare, Mystery, from greedy horse thieves who’ve taken her captive with a wild herd.

Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: Christmas    09/12/2020  

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… until Ashley has visions of a not-so-festive future dancing in her head on Christmas Eve.

The Big Show Show: Christmas    09/12/2020   

Ho, ho, nooo! After an injury forces the Big Show to cease all Santa duties, Cassy steps up as Mrs. Claus to keep the Christmas spirit alive.

A Trash Truck Christmas    11/12/2020   

  When Santa crash-lands in the junkyard on Christmas Eve, Hank, Trash Truck and their animal friends all have a hand in rescuing the holiday for everyone.

Hilda: Season 2   14/12/2020   

As Hilda explores new places and hidden spaces around Trolberg, her love of adventure and a growing streak of independence could lead her into trouble.

Rhyme Time Town Singalongs     22/12/2020    

Sing along with the Rhyme Time Town friends as they use their imaginations and flex their problem-solving skills with snackable, snap-worthy songs.

Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 3    26/12/2020   

It’s another season following animated kid car, Cory Carson, as he goes on adventures with his family and friends in Bumperton Hills.

Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 3: Sahara    26/12/2020  

With Ms. Nowhere and Gary MIA in the Sahara, Echo leads the Spy Racers on a mission to take down enemies from the past.

The Magic School Bus Rides Again In the Zone    26/12/2020   

It’s the longest New Years Eve ever as Ms. Frizzle and class travel back in time — hour by hour — to save their beloved bus!

NETFLIX ANIME

Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Chapter 2: Earthrise   30/12/2020

While Optimus Prime and the Autobots search for answers in deep space, they meet their creators who prove to be a greater foe than the Decepticons.

Michael Malone
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