New Releases on Netflix: December 20th, 2019

The Two Popes – Picture: Netflix

Happy Friday and welcome to your end of week roundup of what’s new on Netflix for December 20th. We’ve only got two new Netflix Originals to end the week and a bunch of new Nollywood movies. 

If you’re finishing work today, don’t forget Netflix has a few more goodies to add over the weekend including the entirety of Private Practice returning to Netflix.

Let’s dive into the new releases for today!

The Witcher (Season 1)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Director: Tomek Baginski
Cast: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Joey Batey, MyAnna Buring

It’s here, Netflix’s big answer to Game of Thrones. Having said that, it’s unfair to solely compare The Witcher to Game of Thrones as they’re remarkably different stories but it won’t stop most.

The fantasy epic sees Henry Cavill who is mainly known for his role in the DC Universe as Superman, taking up the role of Geralt of Rivia from the book series and video game franchise.

Reviews seem to be split where critics are down the middle whereas instant fan reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.


The Two Popes (2019)

Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín, Sidney Cole
Runtime: 125 min
Awards: Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations.

Ending Netflix’s huge end of 2019 movie lineup is The Two Popes. The movie which has already scored over 27 nominations and awards so far is about the conversations between Pope Francis and Pope Benedict and the friendship they have when one retires.

As you can probably expect from the caliber of actors involved, it’s a masterclass in acting and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive thus far..

Agent (Season 1)

Genre: Drama
Cast: Khumbulani Kay Sibiya, Sisanda Henna, Anthony Oseyemi, Pamela Nomvete

Although we got plenty of Nollywood movies today, we thought we’d pick out the sole new TV series of bunch. It’s about a former footballer trying to make his way in the world as an agent but secrets from his past prevent him hitting it big time.


Full list of new Netflix releases on Netflix for December 20th

5 New Movies Added Today

  • Being Mrs Elliot (2014)
  • Falz Experience (2018)
  • Iyore (2015)
  • The First Lady (2015)
  • The Two Popes (2019)

3 New TV Series Added Today

  • Agent (Season 1)
  • The Witcher (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Twice Upon A Time (Season 1) Netflix Original