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Netflix Australia: What's New in December 2018

Poster for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
Krystle Shrimpton Sat, 01/12/2018 - 11:46

We’re nearly at the end of another rollicking year, I can just about smell the warm summer breezes promising long lazy days. So when you’re finally ready for a lounge about, grab your favourite pillow and lets dive into the fantastic new releases this month.


Netflix’s first Aussie original production ‘Tidelands’ is finally here! (14 December) Starring spanish actress Elsa Pataky, Cal McTeer (Charlotte Best) returns home to fictional town Orphelin Bay, a small fishing community amongst rumours of drugs, missing people, and a mysterious group called the Tidelanders. Series continuing include ‘Travelers S3’ (14 Dec), ‘The Ranch Pt 6’ (7 Dec), ‘Fuller House’ S4 (14 Dec), ‘Nailed it! Holiday Special’ (7 Dec), and ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale’ (14 Dec). A six-part TV episodes inspired by German book ‘Perfume: Story of a Murderer,’ looks intriguing, as a trail of brutal murders lead to a group of boarding school students. (21 Dec)

Still from Tidelands

For little ones/family, we have more ‘Voltron S8’ (14 Dec), ‘Super Monsters and the Wish Star’ (7 Dec), ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ (7 Dec), ‘Angry Birds’ (22 Dec), and ‘One Direction: This is Us’ (23 Dec).

Add to this a sprinkling of anime: ‘Hero Mask’ (3 Dec), ‘Sirius the Jaeger’ (21 Dec), ‘Back Street Girls: Gokudols’ (12 Dec) (This looks the silliest, as a yakuza trio are transformed into a j pop girl band to perform and repay a debt). These aren’t rated so probably best to check when they’re out.


‘Springsteen on Broadway’’(16 Dec) - Bruce Springsteen performs acoustic versions of his music and shares personal stories. TV’s most popular host Ellen Degeneres returns to stand up in a Netflix special, ‘Relatable’ is released worldwide December 18. For something a little more serious, there’s ‘Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: S3’, and ‘Inside the Real Narcos: S1’, (Both 14 Dec)

Still from Springsteen on Broadway

Movies, Documentaries:

Netflix original content is ever impressive, with ‘Bird Box’ (21 Dec) a thriller where the survivors of a mass suicide seek sanctuary outside of their hideouts, but must press on blindfolded to protect themselves. ‘Roma’ (14 Dec) from acclaimed director Alfonso Cuarón follows a Mexican family, set in 1970s.

As if to balance out the overindulgence and excessive tinsel and sparkles on surfaces, there’s a few oldie but goodie films. ‘Carrie’ – a young sheltered girl gains telekinetic powers and unleashes them at her small town highschool prom (23 Dec), ‘Rings’ – don't watch the tape unless you want a spooky visitor, (30 Dec), ‘Paul’, where two best friends encounter an alien on a road trip, (7 Dec), and ‘Love Actually’ – yes watch it, you know you want to! (7 Dec).

If you like more recent releases, ‘Allied’ (30 Dec), sexy couple WWII operatives fall in love during a risky mission, and decide to disappear away together. Or pick ‘Hello my name is Doris’, a lonely older woman in New York who reinvents herself, and finds a new passion along the way.


Cheers to another year, see you next year, folks!

December Schedule:

Here's a list of everything that's coming to Netflix in December. Content highlighted above shown in bold below.

The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot Season 2 (3/12/2018)
Dogs of Berlin (7/12/2018)
The Hook Up Plan (7/12/2018)
El recluso (7/12/2018)
The Ranch: Part 6 (7/12/2018)
Nailed It! Holiday! (7/12/2018)
Bad Blood (7/12/2018)
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale (14/12/2018)
The Fix (14/12/2018)
The Protector (14/12/2018)
Fuller House: Season 4 (14/12/2018)
Travelers: Season 3 (14/12/2018)
Tidelands (14/12/2018)
Inside the Real Narcos: Series 1 (14/12/2018)
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 3 (14/12/2018)
Sunderland Til I Die (14/12/2018)
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 5 (18/12/2018)
Perfume (21/12/2018)
Diablero (21/12/2018)
Derry Girls (21/12/2018)
7 Days Out (21/12/2018)
The Casketeers (21/12/2018)
BÖRÜ (Wolf) (21/12/2018)
You (26/12/2018)
Selection Day (28/12/2018)
Murder Mountain (28/12/2018)
Watership Down: Limited Series (coming in December)

Memories of the Alhambra (1/12/2018)

Battle (1/12/2018)
Crossroads: One Two Jaga (1/12/2018)
5 Star Christmas (7/12/2018)
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (7/12/2018)
Dumplin’ (7/12/2018)
ROMA (14/12/2018)
Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski (21/12/2018)
Bad Seeds (21/12/2018)
Bird Box (21/12/2018)
La noche de 12 años (28/12/2018)
When Angels Sleep (28/12/2018)

Vir Das: Losing It (11/12/2018)
Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (18/12/2018)

The American Meme (7/12/2018)
ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay? (7/12/18)
Out of Many, One (12/12/2018)
The Innocent Man (14/12/2018)
Springsteen on Broadway (16/12/2018)

Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas (7/12/2018)
Super Monsters and the Wish Star (7/12/2018)
Dance & Sing with True: Songs (14/12/2018)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 8 (14/12/2018)
Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle (14/12/2018)
3Below: Tales of Arcadia (21/12/2018)
Alexa & Katie: Season 2 (26/12/2018)

Hero Mask (3/12/2018)
Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas (7/12/2018)
Back Street Girls: Gokudols (12/12/2018)
Baki (18/12/2018)
LAST HOPE: Part 2 (21/12/2018)
Sirius the Jeager (21/12/2018)
Hi Score Girl (24/12/2018)

Captain Fantastic (4/12/2018)
Winchester (6/12/2018)
About a Boy (7/12/2018)
Paul (7/12/2018)
American Graffiti (7/12/2018)
The Change-Up (7/12/2018)
Scent of a Woman (7/12/2018)
Sisters: Season 1 (7/12/2018)
Love Actually (7/12/2018)
The Holiday (7/12/2018)
Brooklyn (8/12/2018)
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (12/12/2018)
Passengers (12/12/2018)
The Founder (12/12/2018)
Hello, My Name Is Doris (15/12/2018)
Schitt's Creek: Season 4: “Christmas” (19/12/2018)
Tales by Light: Season 3 (21/12/2018)
The Angry Birds Movie (22/12/2018)
Carrie (23/12/2018)
One Direction: This Is Us (23/12/2018)
About Last Night (23/12/2018)
The Last Animals (24/12/2018)
Aquamarine (26/12/2018)
Yummy Mummies: Season 1 (28/12/2018)
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (30/12/2018)
Fences (30/12/2018)
Rings (30/12/2018)
Monster Trucks (30/12/2018)
Allied (30/12/2018)


Krystle Shrimpton (Facebook, LinkedIn) is a contributor for Streambly.

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