What’s New on Netflix UK Today: December 20th, 2019

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The Witcher season 1 is now available to stream on Netflix

The countdown to Christmas continues with the release of 14 new titles added to the UK library. There are two truly excellent new Originals to be enjoyed, and to be binged, this weekend. Here’s what’s new on Netflix UK today for December 20th, 2019.

Here are today’s additions for Netflix UK:

The Witcher N

Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 8
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Cast: Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allen, Jodhi May, Mimi Ndweni

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What better way to round off the final weeks of the year than the release of the most highly anticipated franchise adaptation since Game of Thrones? With the release of The Witcher, it sees Netflix enter the new decade with one of the best fantasy series the streaming service has to offer.

Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a mutated human with the ability to wield great power. As a Witcher, Geralt travels the sprawling continent, hunting the great number of beasts and paranormal creatures that haunt the landscape, for a price of course. The further Geralt travels, struggling to find his place in the world, he soon learns that the worst monsters are the ones we create.

The Two Popes N

Genre: Comedy, Drama | Parental Rating: 12
Runtime: 125 Minutes
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujin, Sidney Cole, Lisandro Fiks

There has never been more perfect casting that Jonathan Pryce playing his real-life doppelganger Pope Francis. Not to mention Anthony Hopkins portraying the now-retired Pope Benedict. In an incredible tale of comedy wrapped up in a scandal, this comedy, based on real-life events, won’t fail to make you chuckle throughout.

In one of the most dramatic religious events of the past 2,000 years, Cardinal Bergoglio requests his retirement from Pope Benedict. Instead of granting Bergoglio’s retirement, Pope Benedict, in the wake of facing scandal and his own self-doubt, summons Bergoglio to the Vatican. As the Pope’s greatest critic and his successor to be his holiness, Bergoglio is entrusted with a secret that could shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind the walls of the Vatican, a struggle between two ideals ensues as tradition battles progress, guilt faces forgiveness as both men confront their pasts in the hope of forging a greater future for the Catholic Church and its billion followers worldwide.

12 New Movies Added to Netflix UK Today:

  • American Dreamer (2018)
  • Angel of Mine (2019)
  • Being Mrs Elliot (2014)
  • Black Death (2010)
  • Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
  • Doing Hard Time (2004)
  • Falz Experience (2018)
  • Iyore (2015)
  • The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
  • The First Lady (2015)
  • The Throwaways (2015)
  • The Two Popes (2019) N

2 New TV Shows Added to Netflix UK Today:

  • Agent: Season 1
  • The Witcher: Season 1 N

1 title removed from Netflix UK today:

  • The Beguiled (2017)

What will you be watching on Netflix UK today? Let us know in the comments below!

What’s New on Netflix UK Today: December 20th, 2019

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and serves as one of the lead writers here on What's on Netflix. Jacob covers all things Netflix movies and TV shows but specializes in covering anime and K-dramas. Resides in the United Kingdom. Contact: [email protected]