What’s New on Netflix: January 25th, 2019

Polar now streaming on Netflix

Polar now streaming on Netflix – Copyright Netflix

Welcome to your Friday roundup of what’s new on Netflix and it’s packed full of new Netflix Originals. We’ll also cover some of the titles that have left the streaming service in the US over the past 24 hours too.

It’s a quieter Friday than normal but that could be because Netflix put a larger amount of content out for Martin Luther King Day earlier in the week. For an expanded list of new titles that goes back months, take a look at our what’s new on Netflix section.

Polar (2019) Netflix Original

Genre: Action / Crime
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick 
IMDb Score: 6.7/10
Metascore: 18/100

The big movie of the week is also one that’s pegged to become and ongoing franchise for Netflix. Polar stars Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens who star in this dark adaptation of the comic book.

It’s gruesome and features an epic soundtrack by Joel Zimmerman who’s known for his stage name as Deadmau5.


Black Earth Rising (Limited Series)

This latest pick up from the BBC show’s how the British network is still at the top of its game. In this limited one-off series, they tackle the Rwandan genocide and how one girl who was rescued from the crisis pursues a career in law.

The series features John Goodman, Michaela Coel, and Noma Dumezweni and scored well with critics when it first released in the UK late last year.


Kingdom (Season 1) Netflix Original

We’ve been anxiously awaiting this series for quite some time. Netflix has been without its own big zombie show instead of relying on places like AMC and Syfy. This year, Netflix has two big zombie shows and the first and the most anticipated is Kingdom.

This series originates from Korea but is dubbed in most other languages too. A visual triumph and a truly heart-pounding series.

Full List of What’s New on Netflix (January 25th)

3 New Movies Added This Week

  • Ánimas (2018) Netflix Original
  • Mi Obra Maestra (2018)
  • Polar (2019) Netflix Original

6 New TV Series Added This Week

  • Black Earth Rising (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • Club de Cuervos (Season 4) Netflix Original
  • Examination of Conscience (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Kingdom (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Medici (The Magnificent – Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Final Season) Netflix Original

What Left Netflix on January 25th

  • Chicken Run (2000)
  • Coffee Shop (2014)
  • The Collection (2012)
  • Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil (2015)
  • The Prince of Egypt (1998)
  • The Road to El Dorado (2000)
  • Shrek (2001)

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