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Netflix Australia: What's New in December 2017

Poster for The Crown Season 2
Krystle Shrimpton Sat, 02/12/2017 - 15:07

It's the beginning of the silly season and Netflix has pulled out all the stops in this wonderful selection of shows, bursting with much loved originals in its stables, as well as a huge spread of family entertainment to keep your little ones occupied.

The brightest jewel goes to The Crown S2 (trailer), finally gracing our screens on Dec 8. The royal family embark on a new era in post war Britain – as this series embraces the 1960s mood and its challenges. In this second decade of Queen Elizabeth's reign, we might even see President John F Kennedy snd his glamourous wife Jackie Onassis.

Dark S1 (trailer) – German series, a mystery drama set in a small town which kicks off when children are missing. However it's not clear whether the questions should focus on whom, but when.

Ultimate Beastmaster returns with a cracker of a season 2, over 100 athletes from six countries vie for the title of Beastmaster by conquering the obstacle course shaped like a skeleton of a beast. Netflix's version of this popular TV format has a great localised twist, with six set of hosts delivering commentary to suit different languages and audiences. Take a peek (trailer).

Comedy greats Judd Apatow, Dave Chappelle, Craig Ferguson and Russell Howard, also come to visit in exclusive Netflix specials.

Weekly episodes continue to keep us company, as Thursdays bring Designated Survivor: S2, Dynasty: S1, Riverdale: S2, and Chelsea S2 welcomes her entertaining guests on Fridays. Come Dec 22, we'll have new eps of Fuller House S3.

Children are in for a treat with a LOT of animated Lego series, such as Friends, Ninjago, and Marvel. Younger ones might like the animated Boov special – Dreamworks Home for the Holidays exclusive (trailer), The Storybots Christmas (trailer), and even a Trolls Holiday Special (this trailer is fairly long but it's a great lead in).

Couple of classics to remind you of days gone past – Jingle All the Way (1996), It’s a Wonderful Life (1947), Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011) and White Christmas (1954).

Some really great choices for the adults as well, including The Danish Girl, with double Oscar winners Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander (2015 - trailer), The Revenant (2016 - trailer), which was Leo DiCaprio's hard won Oscar nabbing performance. Last year's smash comedy hit, Daddy's Home (trailer) – what could go wrong with Mark *bad boy* Wahlberg and nice everyman dad Will Farrell pitted against each other to win children's affections?

If you're in the mood for something not so Christmassy, wait up for Bright (trailer), as Will Smith teams up with Joel Edgerton in a cop partnership that's not what you expect. Humans live alongside orcs, trolls and Fairies, and come together to as a war breaks out over a new weapon. For something with more depth, choose The Dark Knight (2008 - trailer), the second film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Or maybe Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015 - trailer).

Happy Holiday season folks, see you next year!

Weekly New Episodes:
Thursday: Designated Survivor: S2, Dynasty: S1, Riverdale: S2
Friday: Chelsea

Available December 1
A StoryBots Christmas
All Hail King Julien: Season 5
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure
Cabin Fever
Chelsea (Episode)
Daddy's Home
Dark: Season 1
Diana: In Her Own Words
DreamWorks Home For the Holidays
Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story
Jake's Buccaneer Blast
Jingle All the Way
LEGO Friends Season 1-2
LEGO Jake & The Neverland Pirates
LEGO Jurassic Park
LEGO Marvel: Avengers Reassembled
LEGO Marvel: Maximum Overload LEGO Nexo Knights Season 1-2
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Season 1-6
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: King of Shadows
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Way of the Ninja
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Monster Island
My Happy Family
Ocean's Eleven
Rake: Season 4
Springsteen & I
Steve Jobs
The Dark Knight

December 2
Fate/Apocrypha: Part 1
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

December 4
The Revenant

December 5
Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight

December 6
Trolls Holiday Special

December 7
Designated Survivor: Season 2 (Episode)
Dynasty: Season 1 (Episode)
Riverdale: Season 2

December 8
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
Chelsea (Episode)
El Camino Christmas
It's a Wonderful Life
The Crown: Season 2
White Christmas

December 9
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
The Danish Girl
The Town

December 10
Clash of the Titans
Wrath of the Titans

December 11
Gods or Men (aka Born Strong)

December 12
Judd Apatow: The Return

December 13
Manhunt: Unabomber

December 14
Designated Survivor: Season 2 (Episode)
Dynasty: Season 1 (Episode)
Riverdale: Season 2 (Episode)

December 15
Chelsea (Episode)
Christmas Inheritance
Erased: Season 1
Freeway: Crack In The System
My Girl
Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2
The Kingdom
The Ranch: Part 4
Trollhunters: Part 2
Ultimate Beastmaster

December 18
Due Date
Hello, My Twenties!: Season 2

December 19
Russell Howard: Recalibrate
The Indian Detective: Season 1

December 20
La Casa de Papel: Season 1

December 21
Designated Survivor: Season 2 (Episode)
Dynasty: Season 1 (Episode)
Riverdale: Season 2 (Episode)

December 22
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America: Season 1
Chelsea (Episode)
Dope: Season 1
Fuller House: Season 3 New Episodes
Please Like Me: Season 4
The Toys That Made Us: Season 1

December 23
Creep 2

December 25
Las Chicas del Cable: Season 2

December 26
El Vato: Season 2
NYE Countdowns
Todd Barry: Spicy Honey
Travelers: Season 2

December 28
Designated Survivor: Season 2 (Episode)
Dynasty: Season 1 (Episode)
Riverdale: Season 2 (Episode)

December 29
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 2: Part 1
Chelsea (Episode)
La Mante: Season 1
The Climb

December 30
Sonic Boom: Season 1

December 31
Dave Chappelle: Equanimity
Standing Tall
Teen Wolf: Season 6 Part 1


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