New on Netflix UK This Week (November 23rd)

The Last Kingdom – Copyright BBC America/Netflix

With only 26 brand new titles, this is the quietest week that Netflix UK has had for a while. Even though there isn’t a large number of additions for this week, there’s definitely a lot of quality over the quantity. With the return of some fantastic brand new seasons for some Netflix Originals, you’ll have more than enough to survive the weekend.

The Last Kingdom (Season 3) Netflix Original

The epic Viking-drama returns for its third season and the first exclusive worldwide release on Netflix. The previous 2 seasons had aired on the BBC and BBC America respectively before airing on Netflix. The Last Kingdom is based on The Saxon Stories by renowned author Bernard Cornwell. Netflix’s answer to HBO’s Game of Thrones, The Last Kingdom is a fascinating take on a period of English history.

Young Saxon Osbert is orphaned and enslaved by the Danish after the death of his father and brothers. Under the banner of Ragnar the Fearless, Osbert is renamed Uhtred and raised as a Viking. Despite his title as a slave Uhtred and Ragnar had a loving father-and-son relationship. Ragnar is murdered by the exiled Viking Kjartan and the village is burned down. After being framed for the death of Ragnar and the burning of the village, Uhtred has no choice but to flee to the last kingdom not under Danish rule. Fleeing to the kingdom of Wessex, Uhtred begrudgingly allies himself with King Alfred the Great.

The Christmas Chronicles Netflix Original

“Oooooooh Santa Clause is coming to town!” Has there ever been another actor other than Richard Attenborough that makes the perfect Santa? Kurt Russel takes the mantel on Netflix’s take on the classic holiday saint.

Brother Teddy and Sister Kate Pierce scheme to capture Santa Clause on Christmas Eve. After the plan goes disastrously wrong, the sibling pair must help Santa Clause and his elves save Christmas.

Frontier (Season 3) Netflix Original

The Canadian-American historical drama returns for another fantastic season. Starring Game of Thrones and Justice League star Jason Mamoa, Frontier chronicles the North American fur trade in the 1700s.

Irishman Michael Smyth accidentally stowaways on a ship that is en-route to the new world of America. After being captured, Michael offers his services to become a spy for the tyrannical Lord Benton. In return for becoming a spy, his love Clenna is given her ‘freedom’. Michael is sent to spy on the infamous Declan Harp. Harp is a part Irish and Cree ruthless fur trader and leader of the Black Wolf Company. Seeking revenge against Lord Benton for the death of his Wife and Child, Harp intend to topple the Hudson Bay Company.

Here are all the new titles added this week:

8 New Movies

Hangman (2017)
Passangers (2016)
Puppy Star Christmas (2018)
Sabrina (2018) Netflix Original
Target (2018)
The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Netflix Original
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
The Tribe (2018) Netflix Original

9 New TV Shows

Frontier (Season 3) Netflix Original
Fugitiva (Season 1)
Greenleaf (Season 3) Netflix Original
Hollywood Darlings (Season 1)
Hyde, Jekyll, Me (Season 1)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Season 2) Netflix Original
Temperature of Love (Season 1)
The Last Kingdom (Season 3) Netflix Original
Tree With Deep Roots (Season 1)

2 New Stand-Ups

Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012)
Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (2018) Netflix Original

3 New Children’s Shows

Kilipari: Dream Walker (Season 1) Netflix Original
Motown Magic (Season 1) Netflix Original
Paap-O-Meter (Season 1)

2 New Docuseries/Documentaries

Monty Don’s French Gardens (Season 1)
Monty Don’s Italian Gardens (Season 1)

2 New Reality Shows

Big Dreams, Small Spaces (Season 3)
The Final Table (Season 1) Netflix Original

What will you be watching this week? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Jacob Robinson

Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and specialises in anime on Netflix. He's producing most of the previews of the upcoming shows and movies coming to Netflix. Resides in Norwich in the UK.