What’s Coming to Netflix This Week: December 12th to 18th, 2022

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Picture: The Recruit, Critical Thinking, and Harry & Meghan

Welcome to another rundown of what’s on the docket for the next 7 days on Netflix. Below, we’ll walk you through our most anticipated new releases for the week and the full schedule of new movies and series hitting the service. 

In case you haven’t checked out What’s on Netflix in a while, we’ve began putting together the list of everything scheduled to hit Netflix in January 2023, which now includes the final season of The Walking Dead.

As always, you can keep up-to-date with all the new releases on Netflix throughout the week via our new on Netflix hub.

Most Anticipated New Releases on Netflix For This Week

The Recruit (Season 1)

Coming to Netflix: Friday

Netflix’s big new series for the week is The Recruit starring Noah Centineo, who ditches the romantic comedy format you’re probably familiar with him starring in for a role as a fledgling lawyer operating within the CIA and becomes entangled in a conspiracy plot.

The show comes from Alexi Hawley, who cut his teeth in producing beloved shows for network television, including The Rookie, Castle, The Following, and Body of Proof.

Critical Thinking (2020)

Coming to Netflix: Thursday

On the movie front this week, Netflix’s attention is mostly on Bardo. Still, given that the movie hasn’t exactly gone down well with critics thus far, we’ll feature the underrated 2020 movie, Critical Thinking as a must-watch for the week.

Based on a true story, you’ll follow a group of underprivileged youth willed by their teacher to compete at the height of Chess championships.

It has a 94% on RottenTomatoes, with Next Best Picture concluding, “It’s difficult to not become invested in a light-hearted story with good intentions, even when the storytelling feels scattershot at times.”

This will be Critical Thinking’s first time on Netflix.

My Next Guest with David Letterman and Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Coming to Netflix: Monday

We may have picked out the second half of Harry and Meghan for our featured image above, but by now, you’re probably more than familiar with what the hubbub is with that show.

Instead, we want to alert you to a new David Letterman interview headed exclusively to Netflix at the start of the week with the leader of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who was just picked to be TIME’s Person of the Year.

In the new special, Letterman travels to Kyiv for an in-depth conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a secret underground bunker.

Full List of What’s Coming to Netflix This Week

Please note this list only applies to Netflix in the United States, although all Netflix Originals will be global releases.

Coming to Netflix on December 12th

  • My Next Guest with David Letterman and Volodymyr Zelenskyy (2022) Netflix Original

Coming to Netflix on December 13th

  • Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Last Chance U: Basketball (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Single’s Inferno (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Tom Papa: What a Day! (2022) Netflix Original

Coming to Netflix on December 14th

  • Blood Ties / Las Villamizar (Season 1)
  • Don’t Pick Up The Phone (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Glitter (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • I Believe in Santa (2022) Netflix Original
  • Kangaroo Valley (2022) Netflix Original

Coming to Netflix on December 15th

  • Critical Thinking (2020)
  • Harry & Meghan (Volume 1 – Part 2) Netflix Original
  • Sonic Prime (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Big 4 (2022) Netflix Original
  • The Hills (Seasons 1-2)
  • Violet Evergarden: Recollections (2022) Netflix Original
  • Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery (2022) Netflix Original
  • Would You Like A Cup of Coffee? (Season 1)

Coming to Netflix on December 16th

  • A Storm for Christmas (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022) Netflix Original
  • Beast of Bangalore: Indian Predator (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Cook at all Costs (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Dance Monsters (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Far From Home (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • How to Ruin Christmas (Season 3) Netflix Original
  • Paradise PD (Season 4) Netflix Original
  • Private Lesson (2022) Netflix Original
  • Summer Job (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Recruit (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari (2022) Netflix Original

Coming to Netflix on December 18th

  • Side Effects (2013)

What will you be checking out on Netflix over the next 7 days? 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.

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Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Cast: Noah Centineo, Katharine King So, Alexandra Petrachuk
Season Additions:
  • - Season 1 was added to Netflix on December 16th, 2022
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