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What’s coming soon to Netflix in December 2019?

Staff Writer

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Hot on the heels of The Irishman, Netflix continues to step up its feature film game this December, with a whole host of original big screen treats on the way, from The Two Popes to Michael Bay’s 6 Underground, as well as some recent cinema highlights, including A Private War, La La Land and Mid90s.

On the small screen, things are just as epic, from the debut of Netfix’s The Witcher series to the return of both family sci-fi Lost in Space and adult psychological thriller You.

Christmas is still in the air, though, with three new festive originals, including Home for Christmas, A Family Reunion Christmas and the major Netflix event of the season: the premiere of A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.

Stand-up specials from Michelle Wolf and Ronny Chieng complete the super-stuffed stocking, and with a documentary called Don’t F**ck with Cats also ready to unwrap – and animated Fast & Furious spin-off Spy Racers – there’s truly something for all the family.

And did we mention the release of Marriage Story, one of the best movies of the year?

Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in December 2019:

A Private War – 1st December

Rosamund Pike stars in this gripping biopic of journalist Marie Colvin.

Mid90s – 1st December

Jonah Hill’s makes his directorial debut with this authentic coming-of-ager about a 13-year-old who spends his summer navigating between a troubled home life and a crew of new friends he meets at a skate shop.

Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah – 3rd December

Tiffany Haddish drops a bombastic special studded with singing, dancing and laughs.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars – 4th December

With Drag Race UK now over, get your RuPaul fix with the latest season of All Stars.

Magic for Humans: Season 2 – 4th December

Part magic, part sketch show, this mini-box set from Justin Willman is enchantingly silly fun for all ages.

Home for Christmas: Season 1 – 5th December

Everyone else is loved up, matched up and ready to hit those family dinners this Christmas season. Everyone that is, except Johanne. Determined to fend off those prying questions on her love life, Johanne sets off to find the perfect date for Christmas.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby – 5th December

It’s Christmas time in Aldovia, and a royal baby is on the way! Amber and Richard host royals from a distant kingdom to renew a sacred truce, but when the treaty vanishes, peace is jeopardised and an ancient curse threatens their family.

Apache: The Life of Carlos Tevez: Season 1 – 5th December

This gritty dramatisation of the life of Carlos Tevez shows his rise to soccer stardom amid the harrowing conditions in Argentina’s Fuerte Apache.

Marriage Story – 6th December

An incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach and starring Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda and Ray Liotta.

The Confession Killer: Season 1 – 6th December

During the early 1980s, Henry Lee Lucas confessed to hundreds of murders, bringing closure to unsolved cases and grieving families. Even with no direct evidence linking Lucas to the crime scenes, he stunned authorities with his ability to sketch victims’ portraits while citing brutal details of each attack. Yet journalists and attorneys found impossibilities in Lucas’ timeline, and DNA testing started to contradict his internationally-reported claims. This five-part docuseries explores the truth behind a complex figure entangled in a flawed justice system.

Virgin River: Season 1 – 6th December

Searching for a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote northern California town in this new drama based on the novels by Robyn Carr.

Fuller House: Season 5 Part 1 – 6th December

Laugh, cry and “awoooo” along with the whole Tanner-Fuller fam before we finally say goodbye.

Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show – 6th December

Want sketch comedy with a fresh and original perspective on pop culture, media, race and much more? Time to join the Astronomy Club, the first all-black house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Teasing Master Takagi-San: Season 2 – 6th December

Teased constantly by classmate Takagi-san, middle-schooler Nishikata swears payback by trying to give a dose of her own medicine.

A Family Reunion Christmas – 9th December

M’Dear’s sisters come together for the holidays, and nobody’s ho ho holding back the punches – especially when it comes to performing at the Christmas church service. Featuring special guest star Jackée. A Family Reunion Christmas hits all the high notes

How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 – 9th December

Annalise (Academy Award winner Viola Davis) returns to the classroom and a new mystery unfolds in the fifth run of the ABC drama.

Michelle Wolf: Joke Show – 10th December

Comedian Michelle Wolf takes on outrage culture, massages, childbirth, feminism and much more.

Jack Whitehall: Christmas with My Father – 12th December

Jack invites his stuffy father onstage in London’s West End for a Christmas comedy special.

6 Underground – 13th December

What’s the best part of being dead? It isn’t escaping your boss, your ex, or even erasing your criminal record. The best part about being dead…is the freedom.

That’s the premise behind 6 Underground, Michael Bay’s new movie for Netflix. 6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will.

Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America! – 17th December

Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show, Crazy Rich Asians) takes the stage for a stand-up special tackling his love-hate relationship with America.

Don’t F**ck with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer – 18th December

A twisted criminal’s gruesome videos drive a group of amateur online sleuths to launch a risky manhunt that pulls them into a dark underworld in Netflix’s latest true crime docuseries.

Soundtrack: Season 1 – 18th December

Love, loss and transformative luck intersect in this musical drama about two struggling artists experiencing life at full volume in Los Angeles.

The Witcher: Season 1 – 20th December

You can’t outrun destiny just because you’re terrified of it. Henry Cavill is Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s epic new adaptation of the fantasy franchise.

The Two Popes – 20th December

Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star in this intimate look at a historic turning point in the Catholic Church. Directed by Academy Award nominee Fernando Meirelles.

Lost in Space: Season 2 – 24th December

Netflix’s reboot of the 60s classic sci-fi is set 30 years in the future, when colonisation in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home, they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears from their original destination.

John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch – 24th December

John Mulaney’s old-fashioned kids’ special aims to recapture the magic of the bygone TV era when children sang songs about their feelings with celebrity guests on funky outdoor sets. The result? John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch, including appearances from David Byrne, Andre De Shields, Natasha Lyonne, Annaleigh Ashford, Shereen Pimentel, Richard Kind and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020: Part 2 – 24th December

Netflix’s charming, compelling and surprisingly calm answer to Love Island returns, as we catch up with the young residents of its latest reality TV home in Japan.

Carole & Tuesday: Part 2 – 24th

Part-timer Carole meets rich girl Tuesday and each realises they’ve found the musical partner they need.

You: Season 2 – 26th December

Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, the psychological thriller follows Joe Goldberg, a book shop owner who uses the hyper connectivity of today’s technology to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him – and strategically removes every obstacle, and person, in his way. Season 2 is loosely based on Kepnes’ second novel, Hidden Bodies, which sees Goldberg head to Los Angeles, where he meets Love, an aspiring chef who doesn’t care about social media.

Fast & Furious: Spy Racers – 26th December

Based on Universal’s multi-billion dollar franchise, this new animated series centres on teenager Tony Toretto. He follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when he and his friends are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organisation bent on world domination.

Kevin Hart: Don’t F**ck This Up – 27th December

Comedy star Kevin Hart documents turbulence in his career and marriage while building his brand and carrying out damage control.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened – 30th December

Being an esper seems cool on TV, but in Saiki Kusuo’s life as a normal teenager it’s a real drag. The hit comedy manga returns in a new anime series.

Alexa & Katie: Season 3 – 30th December

The series returns to follow two lifelong best friends on their journey as they face not only the challenges of teenage life but also the lingering complexities of Alexa’s battle with cancer. Created by Heather Wordham, the multi-cam sitcom stars Paris Berelc (Mighty Med, Lab Rats: Elite Force) and newcomer Isabel May.

The Neighbor – 31st December

Thirty-something Javier struggles to handle adulthood and his girlfriend. Maybe, he doesn’t want to handle it either. One day, his life suddenly changes when he receives the powers of a superhero. Based on the comic by Santiago García and Pepo Pérez.

The Degenerates: Season 2 – 31st December

Six stand-ups explore the coarse and salacious side of comedy.

John Wick 3 – Date TBC

Keanu Reeves returns for this action-packed sequel, which this time features the deadly use of a horse and a library book. Watch out for Asia Kate Dillon in a scene-stealing villainous role.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World – Date TBC

Edgar Wright’s hyperactive style is a perfect fit for Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novels about Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), a member of the band Sex Bom-Omb and a video game obsessive. Torn between two women, one of whom (Ramona Flowers) is literally his dream love, Scott has to fight all of Ramona’s exes to date her. This coming-of-age comedy tackles everything from projecting your ideals onto others and getting over past relationships to the way a young man uses computer games to understand the world. The stunning visuals, exciting action and laugh-out-loud jokes are the icing on a pixellated cake.

Jurassic World – Date TBC

Chris Pratt stars in this post-modern reboot of everyone’s favourite dinosaur franchise, which actually builds and opens the theme park envisioned by John Hammond to the general public – only for things to go horribly wrong all over again. A thrilling ride back to your youth that proves dinosaurs can still seem as amazing as they did 22 years ago.

La La Land – Date TBC

Damien Chazelle’s bittersweet Hollywood romance, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is a toe-tapping delight.

Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in December 2019:

1st December Knightfall: Season 2 Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 5, Episode 4 A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish Going the Distance The Hole in the Ground 10,000BC Sonic X: Season 1 Bloodsport Suits (2018): Season 1 Morphle: Season 1 Dead Kids Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks Cuddiyan Pattole Tee Shot Ariya Jutanugarn High End Yaariyaan Qismat Thug Life Jindua

2nd December Team Kaylie: Part 2 The Lies Within: Season 1, Episode 16

3rd December The First Temptation of Christ

4th December The Road to Love: Season 1 Match! Tennis Juniors: The Prince of Tennis: Season 1

5th December Riverdale: Season 4, Episode 8 V Wars: Season 1 – 5th December

6th December Spirit: Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas The Chosen One: Season 2 Triad Princess: Season 1 No Game No Life Zero

7th December Insidious: The Last Key Hail Satan?

8th December Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 5, Episode 5

12th December Riverdale: Season 4, Episode 9

15th December Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 5, Episode 6

22nd December Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 5, Episode 7

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