The giving season is officially here and our overlords at Netflix HQ are delivering sackfuls of streaming goodness to get us through the year. And, like a good Christmas dinner, they ain’t straying far from the beaten track. The recipe for what’s New on Netflix in December 2021 is pretty much a rinse and repeat situation, with some old favourites making their way back to the fold while the new series and movies take a backseat. But two titles sit out above all others. Forget socks and jocks, the real gifts on offer this December are season two of The Witcher and the final instalment of Money Heist. The fitting conclusion to La Casa de Papel arrives on December 3, prompting one major question – what the f*ck are we going to watch now?
Best New Series on Netflix in December 2021
The Witcher (Season 2)
Henry Cavill’s big jaw crusader returns for the long-awaited second season of The Witcher and this time around, there are more monsters, action and peroxide than ever before. Big dog Geralt is back trying to protect Princess Cirilla, all while battling the evil within. Also, there appears to be some goblin-like creature that befriends them, which is always fun.
Release date: December 17
Money Heist (Season 5 – Volume 2)
The triumphant climax has finally arrived. After edging us with a split final season littered with more questions than answers, the sun will set on The Professor and his ragtag team of would-be criminals. Part two of the final season of La Casa de Papel promises to throw action, intrigue and more than a few spanners in the works. Not to mention, the post-series blues. It’s finishing and we now officially have nothing left to live for. Cheers Netflix.
Release date: December 3
Lost in Space (Season 3)
The show that had everyone hooked, only to be completely forgotten about immediately after has returned again. Season three of Lost in Space sees the Robinson family, once again, lost…in space. The trailer doesn’t give a lot away, simply that this time around, we might finally get some answers. Namely, where did these damn robots come from?
Release date: December 1
Cobra Kai (Season 4)
NOT IN THIS DOJO. Season four of the runaway hit comedy Cobra Kai takes things back to where it all began, with Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang combining dojos to take down their rivals at the All Valley Karate Championship. Prep your Crane Kicks and tighten the Gi.
Release date: December 31
Emily in Paris (Season 2)
Sorry lads, she’s back. The Netflix version of Sex and the City set in Paris brings a new suite of potential lovers for Emily to consider, categorise and contemplate before she inevitably chooses the worst possible option – as is tradition.
Release date: December 22
Best New Movies on Netflix in December 2021
Don’t Look Up
Probably the most stacked cast Netflix has ever assembled for a feature film, Don’t Look Up has some seriously big expectations to live up to. The movie sees Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as astronomers forced to leak information about a destructive, giant comet hurtling towards Earth. We’ll reserve judgement for once it’s released, but when you chuck Leo, J-Law, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Kid Cudi, Ariana Grande and Matthew Perry in one room, surely it’s got to be good. Surely.
Release date: December 24
The Power of the Dog
As far as releases go, The Power of the Dog has slid somewhat under the radar, but we’re not really sure why. The powerful new western sees Academy Award-winner Bendynoodle Crumperbunts as Phil Burbank, a ‘severe, pale-eyed, handsome’ rancher with a penchant for being a massive d*ck. Slow, brooding and impossibly tense, Jane Campion’s new film is serious Oscar-bait.
Release date: December 1
Sandy B is back, baby! Unfortunately, it’s in The Unforgivable, which, according to the early reviews is a pretty apt name for this train-wreck of a film. “Released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime, Ruth Slater (Sandra Bullock) re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past.” Insert some odd legal drama, an estranged sister and a wildly confusing plot.
Release date: December 10
The Lost Daughter
Maggie Gyllenhaal heads behind the camera for this new psychological drama that stars Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson. Based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante, The Lost Daughter sees a college professor confront her unsettling past after meeting a woman and her young daughter while on vacation in Italy. Creepiness ensues.
Release date: December 31
SDU: Sex Duties Unit
With a name that forces a double-take, SDU: Sex Duties Unit is worth a look, in more ways than one. Honestly, the synopsis for this Cantonese comedy sounds…troublesome. Released in 2013, this film sees four man-children in an elite tactical unit gallivant around Macau for a weekend of debauchery that gets them in trouble with the law.
Release date: December 1
Best New Documentaries on Netflix in December 2021
Money Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin: Volume 2
Like all good things that come to end, Netflix is squeezing every last penny out of Money Heist, and we aren’t complaining. This docu-series takes a look behind the scenes of the hit drama, with insights from the showrunners and actors involved.
Release date: December 3
Puff: Wonders of the Reef
If you’re hungover on Saturday, this is the ticket. A baby pufferfish travels through a wondrous, microscopic world full of fantastical creatures as he searches for a home in the Great Barrier Reef. A much-needed serotonin boost.
Release date: December 16
Best New Comedy on Netflix in December 2021
Russell Howard: Lubricant
A two-parter, Russell Howard’s delayed special Lubricant finally lands on Netflix in December 2021. Tackling life in lockdown, Howard reveals what it was like to be out of work for 18 months, all while grappling with turning 40, which we refuse to believe is true.
Release date: December 14
Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster
In a follow-up to the smash-hit specials that dominated Netflix a few years back, Jim Gaffigan shares his thoughts on the hot mess that was 2021, as well as his takes on marching bands, billionaires in space and more.
Release date: December 21
Jimmy Carr: His Dark Material
When the king of dark comedy announces he’s releasing a special littered with jokes he calls ‘career enders’, you listen up. Landing just in time to ruin Christmas, Jimmy Carr: His Dark Material sees the human wax figure say terrible things about people you love.
Release date: December 25
Everything Coming to Netflix in December 2021
- 47 Meters Down (2017) – December 1
- Below Deck (Season 4) – December 1
- Body Cam (2020) – December 1
- The Cleanse (2016) – December 1
- Kayko and Kokosh (Season 1) N – December 1
- Lost in Space (Season 3) N – December 1
- Mr. Church (2016) – December 1
- The Power of the Dog (2021) N – December 1
- SDU: Sex Duties Unit (2013) – December 1
- Switch (2013) – December 1
- Within (2016) – December 1
- Rain or Shine (1 Season) – December 2
- Single All the Way (2021) N – December 2
- The Whole Truth (2021) N – December 2
- Cobalt Blue (2021) N – December 3
- Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (Season 4) N – December 3
- Mixtape (2021) N – December 3
- Money Heist (Part 5B) N – December 3
- Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas (2021) N – December 3
- The Photograph (2020) – December 5
- David and the Elves (2021) N – December 6
- Voir (Season 1) N – December 6
- Centaurworld (Season 2) N – December 7
- Go, Dog, Go! (Season 2) N – December 7
- Love on the Spectrum (Season 2) – December 8
- 1917 (2019) – December 9
- 200 Meters (2020) – December 9
- Asakusa Kid (2021) N – December 9
- Shaman King (Season 2) N – December 9
- Anonymously Yours (2021) N – December 10
- Aranyak (Season 1) N – December 10
- Back to the Outback (2021) N – December 10
- How to Ruin Christmas (Season 2) N – December 10
- Roaring Twenties (Season 1) N – December 10
- Saturday Morning All-Star Hits! (Season 1) N – December 10
- The Unforgivable (2021) N – December 10
- The Hungry and the Hairy (Season 1) N – December 11
- Men in Black: International (2019) – December 11
- Ordinary Love (2019) – December 12
- The Future Diary (Season 1) N – December 14
- StarBeam: Beaming in the New Year (Season 1) N – December 14
- Elite Short Stories: Phillipe Caye Felipe (Miniseries) N – December 15
- The Hand of God (2021) N – December 15
- A California Christmas: City Lights (2021) N – December 16
- Aggretsuko (Season 4) N – December 16
- Decoupled (Season 2) N – December 17
- The Witcher (Season 2) N – December 17
- Elite Short Stories: Samuel Omar (Miniseries) N – December 20
- Emily in Paris (2021) N – December 22
- Grumpy Christmas (2021) N – December 22
- Elite Short Stories: Patrick (Miniseries) N – December 23
- 1000 Miles from Christmas (2021) N – December 24
- Don’t Look Up (2021) N – December 24
- Minnal Mural (2021) N – December 24
- Stories of a Generation – with Pope Francis (Season 1) N – December 25
- Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer (Season 1) N – December 29
- Kitz (Season 1) N – December 30
- Cobra Kai (Season 4) N – December 31
- Stay Close (Season 1) N – December 31
What new movies are coming to Netflix in November 2021?
There are a number of new films coming to Netflix in November 2021. These include: Don’t Look Up, The Power of the Dog, The Unforgivable and The Lost Daughter.
What new series are coming to Netflix in November 2021?
Known for its originals, Netflix is home to some great series. In November 2021, Netflix is adding: The Witcher (Season 2), Money Heist (Season 5 – Volume 2), Lost in Space (Season 3), Cobra Kai (Season 4), Below Deck (Season 4). Emily in Paris (Season 2) and Stay Close.
What new documentaries are coming to Netflix in November 2021?
There are a bunch of new documentaries coming to Netflix in November 2021. These include: Money Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin: Volume 2, Voir, The Family That Sings Together: The Camargos, Puff: Wonders of the Reef and Stories of a Generation - with Pope Francis.