The festive season is officially here and Netflix has got you covered, offering new original and updated licensed content to keep you entertained no matter the weather, or social restrictions. As usual, December will see an array of new films and television shows debuting on Netflix until the end of the month.
So, whether you’re after a personal premiere or a show you can binge watch, here are just some of the most exciting new releases on Netflix in December 2020.
Alien Worlds, Season 1
Over the last two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system and believe there are many more. This four-part documentary series blends scientific facts and fiction to imagine alien life on other planets, imagining what lives beyond our world. Launching December 2.
Selena: The Series
This biographical series follows the story of the late legendary Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla. Covering her childhood to her rise to fame, becoming the most successful female Latin artist of all time. Launching December 4.
Room 2806: The Accusation
This docuseries follows the infamous 2011 sexual assault case involving French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the height of his career. The assault allegedly took place at Presidential Suite room 2806 at the Sofitel New York Hotel. Launching December 7.
The Surgeon’s Cut, Season 1
Four ground-breaking surgeons from around the world, each with a visionary approach to their craft are the focus of this docuseries. Specializing in fetal medicine, neurosurgery, transplant surgery, and cardiology, the series explores how our understanding of human anatomy is constantly being reinvented by new discoveries and techniques. Launching December 9.
Tiny Pretty Things, Season 1
This thriller-drama series is based on a book of the same name by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. The story is set in the world of an elite ballet academy and follows the lives of young adults who live far away from home, each desperate to achieve their dreams. Launching December 14.
Bridgerton, Season 1
This colorful series drags the period drama into the 21st century with a zany interpretation of Julia Quinn’s best-selling Bridgerton novels. The series follows the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut into Regency London’s competitive high society. Launching December 25.
This Turkish dark comedy follows the story of couple Leyla and Adem, who, despite being happily married for more than 20 years, find the excitement in their marriage has gone and decide to visit a marriage counselor – a decision that leads to unexpected challenges. Launching December 4.
Starring Vogue Arabia’s November cover star Lily Collins, this American biographical film focuses on the life of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane for Orson Welles. This has already been tipped for award season success. Launching December 4.
Based on the Broadway show of the same name, this musical-comedy – directed by Ryan Murphy of Ratched fame –sees Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and James Corden star as self-obsessed theatre actors whose careers are rapidly declining. The trio travel to a small American town to support a young high-school girl who is facing issues with her prom. This is the uplifting story you need. Launching December 11.
Executive produced by actor Viola Davis and singer John Legend, this documentary follows the emotional journey of six students as they advance through the high-stakes August Wilson Monologue Competition – an educational experience where students hone their acting and storytelling skills. Launching December 11.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The last film from late actor Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is based on the play of the same name by the late August Wilson. Set in 1920s Chicago, the story follows the legendary Mother of the Blues singer, Ma Rainey (played by Viola Davis) and the tensions that arise between her ambitious horn player, played by Boseman. Launching December 18.
The Midnight Sky
George Clooney directs and stars in this post-apocalyptic film, alongside British actor Felicity Jones. The Midnight Sky follows the story of Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, who races to stop a group of astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Launching December 23.