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What’s coming soon to Netflix in December 2020?

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Staff Writer

Christmas is finally upon us, and Netflix has saved some of its most anticipated treats to unwrap this December.

There’s nostalgia on offer from David Fincher’s period Hollywood awards contender Mank, the glamour of musical theatre waiting in the wings in Ryan Murphy’s The Prom and a chance to see Chadwick Boseman’s final screen performance in music drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. With Shondaland’s first Netflix series, Bridgerton, on the way, as well as one last outing for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, it’s a month stuffed with big hitters – and that’s even without mentioning George Clooney’s new film, The Midnight Sky.

Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in December 2020:

The Holiday Movies That Made Us: Season 1 – 1st December

Netflix’s entertaining pop culture docuseries turns its gaze on to the festive favourites that light up our living rooms every Christmas.

Angela’s Christmas Wish – 1st December

A determined Angela makes a wish to reunite her family in time for Christmas

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – 1st December

Do do doo. Dum. Dummmm. Steven Spielberg made jaws drop with those five notes in a deceptively simple piece about mankind connecting with an extraterrestrial power. The result is one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.

The Prestige – 1st December

Christopher Nolan’s theatrical tale of illusion and deception is a compelling character study.

Galaxy Quest – 1st December

The late Alan Rickman leads a stellar cast in this affectionately hilarious Star Trek spoof.

Where the Wild Things Are – 1st December

A sad feel-good movie, Where the Wild Things Are is a wonderful piece of childlike art.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool – 1st December

Unpack the mythology of a jazz legend with never-before-seen footage and celebrity interviews

Alien Worlds: Season 1 – 2nd December

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.

Fierce – 2nd December

A gifted young singer becomes an instant sensation on a popular talent show in this musical comedy.

Mank – 4th December

Based on a script by David Fincher’s late father, Jack, this period drama sees 1930s Hollywood re-evaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane for Orson Welles.

Big Mouth: Season 4 – 4th December

Netflix’s adult animated comedy takes on summer camps in its fourth run, which introduces its teen to the Anxiety Mosquito.

Captain Underpants: Mega Blissmas – 4th December

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

Bhaag Beanie Bhaag: Season 1 – 4th December

Facing disapproving parents, a knotty love life and her own inner critic, an aspiring comic ditches her cushy but unsatisfying life to pursue stand-up

Selena: The Series: Part 1 – 4th December

Iconic Mexican-American performer Selena rises to fame as she and her family make sacrifices in order to achieve their lifelong dreams.

Leyla Everlasting – 4th December

A resilient housewife, her husband and their marriage therapist become mired in a toxic love triangle in this Turkish film.

Christmas Crossfire – 4th December

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.

Room 2806: The Accusation – 7th December

This docuseries follows the 2011 sexual assault case involving French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Spirit: Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure – 8th December

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.

The Surgeon’s Cut: Season 1 – 9th December

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

Rose Island – 9th December

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.

Alice in Borderland – 10th December

Based on a survival thriller manga, this anime follows a listless, jobless and video-game-obsessed young man, who sees a strange light and suddenly finds himself in a mysteriously emptied out version of Tokyo.

The Prom – 11th December

Ryan Murphy’s take on the Broadway musical follows Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (James Corden) who 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 (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 (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.

Giving Voice – 11th December

Six ambitious student actors audition for the prestigious August Wilson Monologue Competition, culminating in a riveting final round on Broadway.

The Mess You Leave Behind – 11th December

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.

Canvas – 11th December

After a heartbreaking loss, a grandfather struggling to reclaim his passion for painting finds the inspiration to create again.

A California Christmas – 14th December

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.

Tiny Pretty Things: Season 1 – 14th December

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

Hilda: Season 2 – 14th December

Netflix’s animation transforms the Eisner-Award nominated graphic novels by Luke Pearson into a charming family series.

Song Exploder: Volume 2 – 15th December

Hrishikesh Hirway’s excellent podcast, which gets musicians to take apart their own songs, piece by piece, gets the Netflix TV treatment.

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding: Season 1 – 16th December

Prodigal daughter Tumi tries to make things right after completely ruining what should have been her sister’s picture-perfect Christmas wedding.

Anitta: Season 1 – 16th December

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

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – 18th December

Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman star in this film based on August Wilson’s play about Ma Rainey, the “Mother of the Blues”, who makes a record in a studio in Chicago, 1927, only for Tensions boil between her, her white agent, her producer, and her bandmates.

Home for Christmas: Season 2 – 18th December

Ida Elise Broch (The Man Who Loved Yngve) and Felix Sandman (Quicksand) star in this holiday rom-com created by Per-Olav Sørensen (Quicksand).

Sweet Home: Season 1 – 18th December

As humans turn into savage monsters and wreak terror, one troubled teen and his apartment neighbors fight to survive.

Paava Kadhaigal: Season 1 – 18th December

At times dark, at times disturbing, four short films explore stories of those who dare to dream and desire — and those determined to stand in their way.

The Midnight Sky – 23rd December

In the aftermath of a global catastrophe, a lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts with a warning not to return to Earth.


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Bridgerton: Season 1 – 25th December

The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels.


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Grandma’s Last Wishes – 25th December

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

DNA – 26th December

Grieving the death of her grandfather, Neige navigates family conflict and questions her world in this meditation on cultural identity and roots.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4 – 31st December

Netflix’s wonderfully dark reimagining of the teenage witch returns for its fourth and final chapter.

Shadow and Bone – Date TBC

Netflix’s new fantasy epic is based on Leigh Bardugo’s best-selling Grishaverse novels. In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, the series follows a young soldier, who uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her.

Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in December 2020:

1st December Sucker Punch Taking Lives The Sweeney Wild Wild West Journey 2 The Mysterious Island Falling Down Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo U-Turn Cats & Dogs The Last of the Mohicans Ricky Zoom: Season 1 The Guest: Season 1

2nd December Ari Eldjarn: Pardon My Icelandic Hazel Brugger: Tropical Check the Store Next Door: The Next Chapter

3rd December Just Another Christmas Chico Bonbon and the Very Berry Holiday The Whistlers Break

4th December Kings of Jo’Burg: Season 1

5th December Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas Detention: Season 1, Episode 1 The Uncanny Counter: Season 1, Episode 3

6th December The 2nd The Front Runner The Uncanny Counter: Season 1, Episode 4

7th December Endings Beginnings Only the Animals Ava (2020) Stage Mother 100 Days My Prince: Season 1

8th December Andre & His Olive Tree Emicida AmarElo: It’s All for Freedom Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers Mr Iglesias: Part 3

9th December How to Get Away with Murder: Season 6 Kalel, 15 Masameer Classics: Season 4 The Surgeon’s Cut: Season 1 Regiment Diaries: Season 2

10th December The Panti Sisters She’s the One

11th December Torbaaz A Trash Truck Christmas

12th December Grizzly & the Lemmings: Season 2 The Uncanny Counter: Season 1, Episode 5 Detention: Season 1, Episode 2

13th December Welcome to Marwen Bumblebee The Uncanny Counter: Season 1, Episode 6

14th December Hard Kill Black Water: Abyss

16th December The Ripper Vir Das: Outside In – The Lockdown Special

18th December Sweet Home: Season 1

19th December The Uncanny Counter: Season 1, Episode 7 Detention: Season 1, Episode 3

20th December The Uncanny Counter: Season 1, Episode 8

23rd December Your Name Engraved Herein

26th December Detention: Season 1, Episode 4 The Uncanny Counter: Season 1, Episode 8

27th December The Uncanny Counter: Season 1, Episode 9

Date TBC Rick and Morty: Season 4, Part 2 Mary, Queen of Scots Ocean’s 8 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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