13 New Netflix Shows For The Long Weekend

13 New Netflix Shows For The Long Weekend
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Aussies are about to enjoy a three-day weekend courtesy of Australia Day. In addition to barbeques and fiery debates about reconciliation, this means you have an extra 24 hours to binge-watch the latest films and TV shows on Netflix. Here’s everything that will be appearing over the long weekend.

The big release of the weekend is probably Polar – a stylish comic book adaptation in the style of John Wick. For something slightly more cerebral, try Black Earth Rising, a political thriller about a Rwandan orphan exploring her past.

Are any of you old enough to remember Monkey Magic on Channel 2? There’s a new version of the legend coming to Netflix on January 28 – appropriately titled The New Legends of Monkey. And then there’s new episodes of Star Trek and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to catch up on.

Oh, and if you’re into morbid viewing, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes starts streaming from tonight.

Here’s everything streaming between January 24 and January 28 – complete with a trailer and synopsis for each title. Happy viewing!

TV Shows

Black Earth Rising (25 January)

A contemporary thriller that follows the difficult journey of a woman, a Rwandan orphaned by the genocide, raised in London by an adopted mother, trying to discover the truth of her past. The series examines the West’s relationship with Africa, set in a world of prosecution of war crimes.

Kingdom (25 January)

In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious rumour of the king’s death spreads as does a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh. The crown prince, fallen victim to a conspiracy, sets out on a journey to unveil the evil behind it all and save his people.

Club de Cuervos: Season 4 (25 January)

Chava and Isabel come to terms with their futures and the future of the Cuervos in an all-new season of surprises.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 Part 2 (25 January)

As the series comes to a hilarious and moving close, Kimmy has to choose between helping her friends, Titus (Tituss Burgess), Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) and Lillian (Carol Kane), and helping someone she’s never put first before: herself. This final season includes a double-sized “Sliding Doors” episode exploring how the main characters’ lives might have been different if Kimmy had never been kidnapped.

Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2, episode 2 (25 January)

Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.

The New Legends of Monkey: Season 1 (28 January)

A new take on the story of the Monkey King, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka the monk, on their journey to restore the world.


Animas (25 January)

When her best friend starts acting odd after a strange accident, a young woman descends into a living hell where nightmare and reality are blurred.

Polar (25 January)

A retiring assassin suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of a hit, contracted by none other than his own employer seeking to cash in on the pensions of aging employees.

The Lincoln Lawyer (26 January)

A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime.

Conan the Barbarian (26 January)

A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (26 January)

While attending his brother’s wedding, a serial womanizer is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends.

Stand-up Comedy / Documentary

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (24 January)

Get a unique look inside the mind of an infamous serial killer with this cinematic self-portrait crafted from statements made by Ted Bundy.


The Boss Baby (27 January)

A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.


    • I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. Perhaps not top tier TV but certainly enjoyable popcorn viewing, provided you can stand the violence. Very keen to see where they take season 2.

      • i really liked it. one of the things i was surprised and liked about it the most is that it is set in the entire DC comic book world. even though they arent in the show, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman etc are all mentioned. all the superheroes of DC exist in the shows universe.

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