We round up some of the biggest new releases available on Netflix this month.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Series Two
Marvel’s troubled yet remarkable superhero Jessica Jones returned for her highly anticipated second series. After killing her arch enemy Kilgrave last series, she’s now known across town as a super-powered killer which inadvertently forces to her to dig deep into mysterious past.
Oscar-nominated British actress Casey Mulligan stars in this gripping London-set drama. When a pizza delivery driver is shot in South London, Detective DI Kip Glaspie (Mulligan) is convinced this is far more than just another drive-by shooting. As the tale unravels over four days, each of the show’s characters' lives will be altered forever.
Love: Series Three
The LA based drama returns for its third season. Young Hollywood professionals Gus and Mickey have finally committed to a proper relationship, which of course comes with its many ups and downs. Will they make it work this time – or will the crazy antics of LA life and their own tendencies to self-destruct pull them apart?
On My Block
On My Block follows four ambitious and street-savvy teens who attend the same South Central High School. As they navigate the whirlwind of adolescent life, they’re constantly reminded by their dangerous surroundings, making for some genuinely thought-provoking drama.
Santa Clarita Diet: Series Two
Drew Barrymore & co return for its irreverent yet darkly funny series about a suburban woman who becomes infected with a mysterious illness that forces her to live on a diet of raw human meat. As Sheila’s (Drew) appetite grows, it only seems a matter of time in series two until her shocking new appetite is exposed to the tight knit town of Santa Clarita…
B: The Beginning
B: The Beginning is a quirky new anime series set in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. A crime suspense drama, the nation is beset by a mysterious yet prolific serial killer – Killer B.
Alexa & Katie
A coming-of-age US high school comedy with a difference – high school freshman Alexa is undergoing cancer treatment. But despite it all, she remains as positive and plucky as ever, and can always count on her awkwardly hilarious best friend Katie to bring out the best in her.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Based on the best-selling books by Lemony Snicket, this wacky fantastical series follows the adventures of three young orphans who must fend off Count Olaf – a naughty nobleman who is determined to seize their hefty inheritance. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, big things are expected from this mystery series.
in a bleak post-World War II Japan, an imprisoned American soldier played by Jared Leto is released with the help of his cellmate. Feeling indebted to him, he enters a seedy criminal underworld to both survive and repay the man that saved his life.
The perfect family movie to snuggle up to, Benji is a modern day retelling of the children’s classic. When an abandoned puppy Benji is rescued by two kids in urban New Orleans, he thinks his perfect life has begun. But this all changes when his best friends are kidnapped and he is forced to recue them with the help of his scruffy buddy.
A dramatic portrayal of the life and times of Roxanne Shanté Gooden, a teen MC in Queens, New York in the 80s who was well on her way to making it to the big time. This film aims to spotlight both her talent and what became of her.
Are the American police as corrupt as the media portrays? Who is at fault – the system or the individuals? Flint Town aims to investigate by honing in on the overwhelmed police department at Flint, Michigan, USA – claimed to be the most dangerous cities in America.
Take Your Pills
Prescription stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin are no longer purely prescribed for over excited kids or adults that struggle with concentration. Now it is rapidly seeping over into the sports and business worlds, with top performers in both industries using these drugs to enhance their concentration and ‘get more hours out of the day’ .But how healthy is this? This hard-hitting documentary aims to get to the heart of the debate.
This inspiring documentary explores the rise to sports fame of Deepika Kumari. Deepika was born into extreme Indian poverty, only to grow up to become the number one archer in the world.
The Defiant Ones
This four-part series examines the prolific rise to fame of hip hop gurus Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine. With commentary from the likes of Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg this is not one to be missed by hip hop and pop culture fans alike.
Gad Elmaleh: American Dream
French comedian Gad Elmaleh returns for his second exclusive Netflix stand-up special. His first full-English debut, he’ll cover everything from Paris vs. New York, the magical American vision of Paris – that he has yet to encounter and the ever-crazy New York dating scene.
Ricky Gervais: Humanity
British superstar comedian Ricky Gervais' brand new Netflix stand-up special Humanity covers everything from getting old and his new spoiled Hollywood lifestyle to how he feels about having kids and much more.
The Stand-Ups rounds up highlights from breakout comedians around the world. Expect 30-minute specials on up-and-coming comedic talents such as Rachel Feinstein, Kyle Kinane, Joe List and Brent Morin.
Photo credits: Netflix