What’s New on Netflix UK This Week (September 21st, 2018)

It’s another fruitful week for Netflix in the UK with a total of 50 new additions available to stream right now! A lot of fantastic new Originals have dropped this week and we have the full list of those below.


Maniac Netflix Original (Season One)

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Episodes: 10
Cast: Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Billy Magnussen, Sonoya Mizuno, Sejal Shah

A very anticipated title that has dropped this week is Maniac, the show is set around two strangers (Jonah Hill and Emma Stone) that are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.

The reviews are already in for Maniac and they’ve been fantastically positive, so we here at What’s on Netflix can’t wait to watch it ourselves!


The Good Cop Netflix Original (Season One)

Directors: Neema Barnette, Rodrigo Garcia, Alex Hardcastle, Kevin Hooks, Silver Tree, Randy Zisk
Runtime: 45-50 Minutes
Episodes: 10
Cast: Tony Danza, Monica Barbaro, Josh Groban, Bill Kottkamp, Brooke Carrell

The Good Cop is actually based upon an Isreali show of the same name and was written and produced for English Adaptation by Andy Breckman. The show is centered around the chalk and cheese pair Tony Sr. (Played by Tony Danza) and Tony Jr. (Josh Groban), Tony Sr. has just been released after a 7-year jail sentence for corruption, this creates a second job for Tony Jr. not only does he have to solve crime as a detective he’s now partnered with his father who’s been given the job as an NYPD civilian consultant.


Nappily Ever After Netflix Original

Director: Haifaa Al-Monsour
Runtime: 98 Minutes
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Ricky Whittle, Kiley Casciano, Brittany S.Hall, Ernie Hudson
IMDB: 6.6/10

Based on the Novel of the same name “Nappily Ever After” is a romantic comedy, directed by Haifaa al-Monsour. The film is about “Perfect” Violet Jones, ever since a little girl, she’s always had to look perfect but soon that perfection starts to break down her life, after breaking up with her longtime boyfriend she decides to make a change to her most precious possession… her hair! After an unfortunate accident at a salon, she decides to shave off all of her hair, with the help of Salon owner Richard she starts to get her life back on track.

The film was originally meant for development way back in 2003 by Universal pictures with Halle Berry listed to play the lead role but was subsequently dropped after rewrites on the script. It took 14 years for it to come back again when in 2017 an announcement was made by Netflix.


Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Matosan Netflix Original

Director: Shinji Higuchi
Runtime: 24 Minutes
Episodes: 12 Episodes
Cast: Misaki Kuno, Tomoyo Kurosawa, Matsunojo Kanda, Yuki Kaji
IMDB: 7.8/10

Written as an Original Anime by Mari Okada and animated by animation studio Bones Inc. The series follows the adventures of rookie pilot Hisone and her OTF (Organic Transformed Flyer) Dragon Masotan. After being chosen by Masotan to be his pilot Hisone and Masotan ascend to the skies. Amongst the legends of the world, Masotan’s Dragon species could be the key to unlocking the future of the world.

Now there is an English dub available but I believe Netflix commissioned in-house as I have searched high and low and for the life of me I cannot find the information English Cast list, I can’t wait to get started on this Anime!

28 New Movies Added

  • 24 Hours to Live (2017)
  • American Honey (2016)
  • Arisan 2 (2011)
  • Cropsey (2009)
  • Eeda (2018)
  • Galih dan Ratna (2017)
  • Gie (2005)
  • Goli Soda 2 (2018)
  • GONE (2012)
  • Hondros (2017)
  • In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
  • Jugaad (2017)
  • Killer Legends (2014)
  • Los 33 (The 33) (2015)
  • Mad World (Yat nim mou ming) (2016)
  • Maj Rati Keteki (2017)
  • Mayurakshi (2017)
  • Nappily Ever After (2018) Netflix Original
  • Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
  • Point Break (2015)
  • Red Oleanders Raktokarobi (2017)
  • Samantaral (2017)
  • The Bund (Shang Hai tan xu ji) (1983)
  • The Dreamer (Sang Pemimpi) (2009)
  • The Hangover (2009)
  • The Hangover: Part II (2011)
  • The Hangover: Part III (2013)
  • The Secret (The Secret: Suster Ngesot Urban Legend) (2018)

13 New TV Series

  • Al Hayba (Season 1)
  • Battlefish (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • DRAGON PILOT: Hisone & Masotan (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Extreme Animal Obsessions (Season 1)
  • Hilda (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Inside No.9 (Season 3)
  • Maniac (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Mini Wolf (Mini-Loup) (Season 2)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Season 1)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Season 5)
  • The Good Cop (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Three Wives One Husband (Season 1)
  • Transformers: Rescue Bots (Season 1)

7 New Documentaries/Docuseries

  • Cabins in the Wild with Dick Strawbridge (Season 1)
  • How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beeny (Season 1)
  • Killer Kids (Season 1)
  • Last Call Food Brawl (Season 1)
  • Meet the Hitlers (2014)
  • Quincy (2018) Netflix Original
  • The Making of the Mob (Season 2)

2 New Standup Specials

  • D.L. Hughley: Contrarian (2018) Netflix Original
  • Rafinha Bastos: Ultimatum (2018) Netflix Original

Are you happy with this week’s additions? Are there any shows you hope to see on Netflix UK in the future? Let us know in the comments below! And, While you’re here make sure to check out the full list of Netflix Originals!

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.