Netflix Originals Coming to Netflix in December 2022

All the Netflix Original movies and shows set to debut in December 2022 on Netflix globally.

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Welcome to your early look at the Netflix Originals (movies and shows) scheduled to hit the service in December 2022. It’s going to be a big month for new movies and shows, so let’s waste no time in seeing what’s coming up on Netflix in the final month of 2022.

Please note that dates marked with an asterisk indicate an official date has yet to be confirmed by Netflix.


English Language Netflix Originals Coming in December 2022

Firefly Lane (Season 2 – Part 1)

Coming to Netflix: December 2nd

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Netflix’s feel-good series adaptation of Firefly Lane will concluding with its second season and the first half is set to launch in early December 2022 and the other half in early 2023.

Here’s what you can expect from the first half of Firefly Lane:

“What could possibly have ended the tight-knit thirty year friendship of Tully and Kate, our “Firefly Lane Girls Forever”? We’ll learn the answer this season — but first — Kate grapples with the painful aftermath of Johnny’s ill-fated trip to Iraq, while Tully faces a lawsuit after walking away from her talk show, and must start her career over from the bottom. This leads her to search for answers about who she is and where she comes from — including a quest to find the father she never met, against the wishes of her secretive hippie mother, Cloud. In the ’80s, we see Kate and Johnny first fall in love, creating more than a little drama in the newsroom where they work, as Tully’s career rises and she spars (and flirts!) with cocky sportscaster Danny Diaz.”


Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

Coming to Netflix: December 2nd

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From Timeless Films in the United Kingdom comes this new animated feature film adapting the Charles Dickens classic. It’s been described as a musical adaptation with new original music from Leslie Bricusse.

It was announced alongside a slew of other new animated projects from Netflix being produced across Europe.


Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Coming to Netflix: December 2nd

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The Crown star Emma Corrin will star in this new period drama movie based on the D.H. Lawrence novel.

Here’s what you can expect:

“Follow the life of Lady Chatterley, a woman born to a life of wealth and privilege, who soon finds herself married to a man that she eventually falls out of love with. Lady Chatterley engages in a torrid affair witha gamekeeper on their English estate, discovering more desire and intimacy than she thought possible. When she realizes that she has fallen heart and soul, she breaks all traditions of the day and seeks happiness with the man she loves.”


Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio

Coming to Netflix: December 9th

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Coming from the genius mind of Guillermo del Toro is a new stop-motion animated adaptation of the children’s fairy tale that’s synonymous up until now with Disney.

The movie is described as a darker version of the tale but features a huge voice cast, including Ewan McGregor, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, and Ron Perlman.


Dragon Age: Absolution

Coming to Netflix: December 9th

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Netflix has adapted several big fantasy video games into anime series, whether Arcane, Castlevania, DOTA, and The Witcher.

Next on the docket is Bioware’s Dragon Age which will drop 6 episodes in December.

Here’s what you can expect:

“- Set in Tevinter, an empire within the Dragon Age universe
– Created in collaboration with BioWare, creators of the Dragon Age video game franchise (winner of over 130+ Game of the Year awards)
– Features an ensemble of new characters inspired by, and authentic to, Dragon Age lore; including elves, mages, knights, Qunari, Red Templars, demons, and other special surprises

Created by show-runner Mairghread Scott. Produced by Red Dog Culture House.”


Sonic Prime (Season 1)

Coming to Netflix: December 15th

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According to those familiar with the matter, an all-new Sonic animated series is coming to Netflix and is expected to hit in December 2022.

The voice cast for the new series includes Deven Mack, Ashleigh Ball, Shannon Chan-Kent, Brian Drummond, Vincent Tong, Ian Hanlin, Kazumi Evans, and Adam Nurada.


Paradise PD (Season 4)

Coming to Netflix: December 16th

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We’re going for one last wild ride with the cops of Paradise PD. Season 3 saw the near end of the world, and season 4 is set to up the antics further.

The final season of Paradise PD arrives on Netflix in December and we heard exclusively that there will be live-action elements going into the final season too.


The Recruit

Coming to Netflix: December 16th

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Previously known under the name of Graymail, this new espionage CIA series will feature Netflix star Noah Centineo.

Here’s a rundown of what you can expect:

“A fledgling lawyer at the CIA becomes enmeshed in dangerous international power politics when a former asset threatens to expose the nature of her long-term relationship with the agency unless they exonerate her of a serious crime.”


The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari

Coming to Netflix: December 16th

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Esteemed documentary maker Rory Kenndy returns to Netflix following her 2022 debut of Downfall: The Case Against Boeing. 

This new doc, set to get a limited theatrical release on December 9th, looks back at the White Island volcanic eruption in 2019 that cost 22 people their lives.


Emily in Paris (Season 3)

Coming to Netflix: December 21st

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Love it or hate it, Emily in Paris is one of Netflix’s most popular teen series and will be back with a big change for its third season just in time for Christmas. Bangs.


Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (fka Knives Out 2)

Coming to Netflix: December 23rd (Theatrical release date TBD)

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Rian Johnson returns to the Knives Out franchise (Lionsgate released the first in 2019) for a sequel which is coming to Netflix just in time for Christmas.

Detective Benoit Blanc (played by Daniel Craig)  travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects

Also starring in the sequel is Edward Norton, Jessica Henwick, Ethan Hawke, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, and Kate Hudson.


Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Coming to Netflix: December 25th
Note: Not coming to Netflix in the United Kingdom

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Netflix is all in on Roald Dahl with the company having acquired the book rights in September 2021 but Matilda has been in development long before this new deal.

Matilda The Musical is an adaptation of the Tony and Olivier award-winning movie that Matthew Warchus are directing with music produced by Tim Minchin.

The movie will notably star Alisha Weir and Emma Thompson and will be in select theaters from December 9th.


The Witcher: Blood Origin 

Coming to Netflix: December 25th

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Laurence O’Fuarain as Fjall, Sophia Brown as Éile, Michelle Yeoh as Scian in Lark Season 1.

One of the upcoming projects set in the Witcherverse is a new limited series that serves as a prequel to the mothership show starring Henry Cavill. It’s set 1,200 years before the events of the main show and will give us the origin story of the first Witcher.

Declan De Barra serves as showrunner on the new series and among the cast includes Michelle Yeoh, Francesca Mills, Lenny Henry, and Dylan Moran.


They Cloned Tyrone

Coming to Netflix: December 30th

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This new science-fiction comedy stars John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, and Teyonah Parris. It’s about three lifelong friends at the center of a mind-bending conspiracy.


White Noise

Coming to Netflix: December 30th

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White Noise is the latest movie from Netflix’s long partnership with Noah Baumbach. The Oscar-winning director has previously made waves on Netflix with Marriage Story in 2019 and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) the year before.

Set to adapt the book by Don Delillo that’s been deemed impossible by many, White Noise is about a family dealing with family that’s dealing with multiple issues all while the world behind them seems to be falling apart.

The movie is also set to have a limited theatrical run (no doubt to get it into next year’s Oscars campaign) from November 25th onwards.


Other English Language Netflix Originals Coming in December 2022

  • Cook at All Costs (Season 1) – Cooking game show – December 16th
  • How to Ruin Christmas (Season 3) – South African Christmas comedy – December 16th

Non-English Language Netflix Originals Coming in December 2022

Troll (2022)

Coming to Netflix: December 1st
Language: Norwegian

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Roar Uthaug (Tomb Raider) is behind this new Norweigen fantasy movie that sees something huge awakening in the Dovre Mountain that was thought to be folklore. Its awakening threatens the nearby populated city of Oslo.


Hot Skull

Coming to Netflix: December 2nd

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This new Turkish sci-fi series is based on the critically acclaimed book by Afşin Kum.

Here’s what you can expect:

“Set in a world shaken by an epidemic of madness that spreads through language and speech, the reclusive former linguist Murat Siyavus, having taken refuge at his mother’s home, is the only person mysteriously unaffected by this disease. Hunted by the ruthless Anti-Epidemic Institution, Murat is forced to leave the safe zone and flee within the flames and ruins of the streets of Istanbul, where he searches for the secret of his “hot skull” – a lasting mark of the disease.”


Copenhagen Cowboy (Season 1)

Coming to Netflix: December 8th (Date subject to change)
Language: Danish

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This new series from an esteemed director follows a young heroine, Miu, who travels through Copenhagen’s criminal netherworld. It comes from Nicolas Winding Refn, best known for The Neon Demon, Only God Forgives, and Valhalla Rising.


Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure

Coming to Netflix: December 13th
Language: Japanese

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This Japanese live-action/CG animation hybrid series is based on the cartoon character produced by Sanrio, and yes, it’s about an egg and a chick.


Bardo

Coming to Netflix: December 16th
Language: Spanish

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First known as “Limbo”, this new movie comes from the Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Best known for his work on The Revenant and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), this new comedy-drama follows a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who is returning home and working through an existential crisis.

The movie will debut at the 2022 Venice Film Festival and will be Netflix’s longest theatrical run in history.


The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1

Coming to Netflix: December 20th

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The first of two anime movies is set in the expansive world of The Seven Deadly Sins, which is exclusively available on Netflix in most regions of the world.

Here’s what you can expect from the first part:

“Tristan inherits the power of the Goddess Clan and can heal people’s wounds and injuries, but he often ends up hurting others due to his inability to control his Demon Clan power. To protect his family, Tristan heads to Edinburgh Castle and meets a host of new friends along the way.”


Alice in Borderland (Season 2)

Coming to Netflix: December 22nd

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First arriving on Netflix back in December 2020, we’re now about to head back into the strange world of the Japanese fantasy series Alice in Borderland.

The series continues to adapt the manga it’s based on and sees Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya returning.


The Glory (Season 1)

Coming to Netflix: December 30th (date subject to change)
Language: Korean

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Rounding out the year for Netflix on the K-drama front is the new drama series, The Glory. After a childhood marked by pain and violence, a woman puts a carefully planned revenge scheme in motion.

Among the cast for The Glory on Netflix include Song Hye-kyo, Lee Do-hyun, Im Ji-yeon, Yeom Hye-ran, Park Sung-hoon and others.


Other Non-English Language Netflix Originals Coming in December 2022

  • Qala – Hindi drama movie – December 1st
  • Burning Patience – Chilean romantic movie – December 7th
  • I Hate Christmas – Italian romantic comedy series – December 7th
  • The Marriage App – Argentinian romantic comedy movie – December 7th
  • The Most Beautiful Flower – Mexican comedy series – December 7th
  • The Big 4 – Indonesian action comedy movie – December 15th
  • Summer Job – Italian reality series – December 16th
  • Alchemy of Souls (Season 2) – K-Drama – TBD

Want to look further ahead? Check out what’s coming in January 2023.

What are you looking forward to checking out on Netflix in December 2022? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.