Netflix new arrivals | Our top picks this week

What are the top five new movies and TV shows streaming this week?

Netflix is always adding to its huge library of content with exciting new originals, old favourites and some hidden gems you may have missed. Take a look at the best films and TV series which are arriving on the platform this month.

Sex Education season 3

Netflix’s popular comedy-drama, which manages to be absolutely hilarious while also exploring important issues like sexuality and sexual assault in a smart, sensitive way, returns for a third outing this month a fair bit later than initially planned due to COVID-19.

There are plenty of threads to pick up from season 2, including the fallout from chronically awkward Otis (Asa Butterfield) declaration of love to troubled bad girl Maeve (Emma Mackey) via text and Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and Adam’s (Connor Swindells) blossoming relationship.

Lucifer season 6

Netflix officially reversed their decision to end this wildly popular supernatural drama, which stars British actor Tom Ellis as the titular Prince of Darkness working as a consultant for the LAPD, with season 5 back in June 2020 instead gifting fans with 10 extra episodes to enjoy.

Co-showrunner Joe Henderson has described this final outing as being much more intimate, eschewing a main villain to focus more on its characters and their relationships, Particularly the now Godly Lucifer and his newly resurrected, potentially immortal love interest Chloe (Lauren German).

1917

Director Sam Mendes’ Academy-Award winning 1917 is a raw, epic WW1 film taking place over the course of a single day which uses its impressive technical achievement, looking as though it’s been shot in one continuous take, to enhance its incredible sense of tension.

Young British soldiers Will Schofield (George MacKay) and Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) must race across the devastated French section of the Western Front to deliver an important message to Colonel Mackenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch) which will prevent the launch of a devastating attack.

Midnight Mass

Mike Flanagan, the creator of the brilliant Haunting of Hill House and its slightly less effective follow up Haunting of Bly Manor, has a terrifying treat for horror fans this month with his brand-new series Midnight Mass which is set to explore the dark side of religious faith.

Set on a small, isolated US island, the arrival of charismatic priest Father Paul (Hamish Linklater) and the return of the disgraced Riley Flynn (Zack Gilford) coincide with several strange supernatural events which bring a dangerous religious fervour to the community. 

Money Heist part 5 volume 1 

This hugely gripping Spanish series returns for the first half of its final outing this September. Still in the midst of a heist on the Bank of Spain, the already incredibly high stakes are set to become more explosive and breathlessly tense than ever before. 

After outsmarting police and rogue hostages, the skilled crew must now contend with the Spanish army without the aid of The Professor who, unbeknownst to them, has been captured by the ruthless Inspector Sierra (Najwa Nimri).


How much is Netflix?

There's three tiered Netflix packages available, Basic, Standard and Premium, all of which come with their own advantages and disadvantages.

The Basic package is just £5.99 a month but only allows you to watch on one screen (whether that be a laptop, TV, phone or tablet) at a time and doesn't give you access to HD or 4K Ultra HD. With the Standard package at £9.99 a month, you're able to watch on two screens at a time in SD and HD.

For £13.99 a month, the top Premium package, you're able to enjoy content on up to 4 screens at the same time (a perfect option for families) in both HD or 4K Ultra HD.

How can I watch Netflix?

You can either access Netflix on a browser on a standard desktop or laptop computer or through the reliable Netflix app which is available across a whole range of devices including smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.

Netflix have recently introduced the offline viewing feature which allows you to download a TV show or film to watch when you're offline. Unfortunately, not everything is available to watch in this way but it's easy to check what is by selecting the “Available for Download” option from the dropdown menu.

What else is on Netflix?

Netflix is home to an absolutely staggering range of content across every genre from riotously funny comedy to to your children's favourite cartoons and a fantastic mix of both American and British TV shows.

It's own selection of original programming is constantly growing, buoyed by the success of shows like House Of Cards, Stranger Things and Orange is the New Black

How often is new content added?

There's no real time schedule for when new content is added to Netflix, but it doesn't usually go longer than three days without adding anything new. 

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