Series

Suburra: The Series

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This brand new crime thriller series is set in Rome and explores the blurred lines between the mafia, gangs, the government and the state. Each one wants a slice of power in the city, and Suburra explores this from the viewpoint of three very different young men who are forced to form an unlikely alliance. Based on the novel written by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Gataldo, this action-packed show chronicles just 20 days over 10 episodes.

Riverdale: Season 2

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Small-town teen drama Riverdale proved to be hugely successful in its first series, and now series 2 is about to return for a whopping 22 episodes. Based on the Archie Comics, series one showed the death of high school jock Jason Blossom and it gradually unravelled who killed him. But the drama is far from over, as there are several shocking twists and romantic tensions that will only be furthered explored in the new series.

[Read more: Riverdale the story so far in 3 minutes]

Mindhunter

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There’s been a lot of hype around Mindhunter, Netflix new thriller series that examines what makes a serial killer. Based on the best-selling non-fiction book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elie Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, it explores the horrific crime cases Olshaker was involved in. These include the infamous serial killers Ted Bundy, Ed Gein and cult leader Charles Manson.

[Read more: 5 reasons to get excited about Mindhunter]

Dynasty

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Get set for a reboot of the much-loved 80s soap opera, Dynasty. Much like the original, the new series begins with billionaire heiress Fallon Carrington devastated to discover that her father is engaged to his employee Krystle (now renamed Cristal). And she has plenty to be worried about, as Cristal still has feelings for ex-lover Matthew Blaisdel who happens to be very much married. There will be a few changes to the new version, however, including a location switch from Denver to Atlanta.

The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story

Mexican drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán made headlines for escaping prison three times and for being the subject of a bizarre interview with Hollywood star Sean Penn for Rolling Stone magazine. This documentary series will follow how this all came together, through the words of Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, who arranged the encounter.

Stranger Things Season 2

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Perhaps the mostly highly awaited Netflix return of the year sees Stranger Things back for a second series. A virtual love letter to 80s sci-fi nostalgia, the show will hopefully answer the many puzzling questions that series one left us with. But while Will Byers may have survived the Upside Down, a terrifying other-worldly monster still threatens both him and his friends.

[Read more: First look at Stranger things series two]

Film

Fe de Etarras

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This Spanish dark comedy is set in a warm summer of 2010 when an unlikely group hole up in a safe house waiting for a spiritual sign to tell them what to do next. This included a veteran who wants to relive his glory years, a fashion-conscious couple and an out-of-town guy that hopes joining this group will impress his greatest idol – action movie star Chuck Norris. Wacky and certainly original, Fe de Etarras is a must for any foreign film fan.

The Meyerowitz Stories

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Hollywood big shots Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Elizabeth Marvel star as siblings trying to overcome the overpowering persona of their father, played by the legendary Dustin Hoffman. Looking back on their lives, they ponder how things could have turned out differently if they’d just had a regular upbringing with a regular dad.

1922

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Based on Stephen King’s 2010’s novella of the same name, 1922 is told from the perspective of an unreliable narrator who admits to having murdered his wife with the help of his son. But karma comes back to bite him, quite literally, when he’s terrorised by a pack of ferocious rats and is even visited by his wife’s ghost.

Wheelman

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Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Captain America: Civil War) is the star of Wheelman as a getaway driver who is suddenly in the car race of his life as he flees a bank robbery that’s gone very wrong. With his car full of money and his family’s lives at risk, he must figure out who has exposed him before time runs out. 

Stand-up comedy

Rodney Carrington: Here Comes the Truth

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Texan comedian and country music Rodney Carrington takes the stage and talks about everything from the trials and triumphs of dating younger women, to getting old, divorce and his theories on how to save the world from inevitable destruction.

Christina P: Mother Inferior

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Brazen American Canadian comedian Christina P brings her frank and brazen comedic style for this raucous special. She covers the taboos and surprises of motherhood, anger at her husband during labour and her eccentric upbringing.  

[Read more: What are the best stand-up specials on Netflix?]

Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

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Emmy award-winning Patton looks back at a turbulent last year in which he lost his wife and tries to shed some humour on some very dark times. He also explores anxiety induced by social media, the wild state of US politics and falling for robocalls.

Documentary

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

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Marsha P. Johnson was an American transgender icon who died under suspicious circumstances in 1992. Johnson’s body was discovered in the Husdon River, and her death while initially ruled a suicide, friends are certain it was a hate crime. Now, 25 years after Johnson’s death, the case is being reopened and examined in this exclusive Netflix documentary.

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Actor and director Griffin Dunne presents this thought-provoking documentary that explores the prolific works of American writer Joan Didion. Looking back at both her influential work and her extraordinary life, Griffin chats to Joan about her encounters with Janis Joplin, Linda Kasabian - one Charles Manson’s 'girls' who later testified against the cult - Jim Morrison and many more juggernaut personalities. 

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