We’re nearing the end of the month, which means Netflix is boosting its library in a bid to keep subscribers happy. This translates to stacks of new Netflix Originals joining the service. Hurrah! Here’s everything coming to Netflix Australia this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
This weekend, Netflix is focusing exclusively on original programming. There are eight new TV series to binge on along with a handful of movies, kids shows and documentaries. Highlights include the first half of Bojack Horseman‘s sixth and final season, the critically acclaimed Eddie Murphy vehicle Dolemite Is My Name, nature documentary Dancing with the Birds and the Zombieland-esque teen comedy Daybreak.
Fans of Stranger Things may also want to check out Prank Encounters, a hidden-camera show hosted by Dustin. (He has a real name – Gaten Matarazzo – but he’ll always be Dustin in our eyes.)
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show.
New Netflix TV Shows
Bojack Horseman Season 6 (October 25)
It’s safe to say Horsin’ Around won’t be BoJack Horseman’s only lasting legacy. The final two-part season airs October 25 and January 31.
Daybreak (streaming now)
Navigating a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies and Mad Max-style gangs, a teenage outcast searches for his lost love in this humorous drama series.
Brotherhood (25 October)
An honest lawyer (Naruna Costa) reaches a moral crossroads after learning her brother (Seu Jorge) is the leader of a rising criminal faction in Brazil.
Nailed It! France (C’est du gâteau!) (25 October)
“Nailed it!” hits France with a splat as home bakers talented in catastrophe compete to make almost-edible wonders. French pastry may never be the same.
Nailed It! Spain (Niquelao!) (25 October)
“Nailed It!” cruises to Spain, where novices try to avoid a fiasco while baking stunners. La Terremoto de Alcorcón hosts alongside chef Christian Escribá.
Prank Encounters (25 October)
Monstrous frights meet funny reveals as real people land in their own horror movie. Gaten Matarazzo (“Stranger Things”) hosts the hidden-camera show.
Brigada Costa del Sol (25 October)
This series explores the history of drug traffic in Spain and focuses on the first law enforcement organization created to fight it in the mid 1970s.
The Kominsky Method: Season 2 (25 October)
Academy Award winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) continue their journey as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that, above all else, values youth.
New Netflix Movies
Dolemite Is My Name (25 October)
Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
Rattlesnake (25 October)
When a single mother accepts the help of a mysterious woman after her daughter is bitten by a rattlesnake, she finds herself making an unthinkable deal with the devil to repay the stranger.
Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Dancing with the Birds (streaming now)
Some of the world’s most majestic birds display delightfully captivating mating rituals, from flashy dancing to flaunting their colorful feathers.
It Takes a Lunatic (25 October)
An intimate portrait of Wynn Handman, a teacher who impacted generations of actors and directors — including Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Connie Britton, John Leguizamo, Aasif Mandvi, Alec Baldwin, Burt Reynolds, Joanne Woodward and many more.
Kids & Anime
Greenhouse Academy: Season 3 (25 October)
The teen drama set in an elite boarding school in Southern California returns for Season 3, with the two rival student houses joining forces to uncover an evil plot.
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