What’s New on Netflix: July 5th, 2019

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In the Dark (Season 1) new on Netflix

Welcome to your Friday roundup of what’s new on Netflix in the US for July 5th, 2019. You’ll notice today is unusually quiet especially with Netflix Originals. We’ll explain why in a second and take you through all the new additions and removals of the day. We hope you had a great Independence Day yesterday and with that said, let’s move onto what’s new today. 

Usually, Netflix stacks its Fridays with new Originals for us to enjoy. That’s not the case this week and although we have had other Netflix Originals outside of Stranger Things, Netflix has essentially cleared the weeks schedule exclusively for that.

Here’s what is new today on Netflix:

In The Dark (Season 1)

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Perry Mattfeld, Brooke Markham, Keston John, Morgan Krantz
Runtime: 42 min

With both Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend coming to an end, The CW is investing its money into a few more comedies which it hopes can continue the networks recent success in the genre.

In The Dark is about a woman who is blind and being accused of murdering her friend. She’s on a mission to find the real perpetrators.

We’ve got more good news as the series was given a second season due out in 2020.

Skiptrace (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Director: Renny Harlin
Cast: Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, Bingbing Fan, Eric Tsang
Runtime: 107 min
Language: English

Today’s movie highlight is, in fact, a re-addition to Netflix. Skiptrace has once appeared on Netflix but is a welcome return. The action comedy featuring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville sees them team up to capture a drug lord.

It’s got everything you’d expect from a Jackie Chan movie with another comedy star and could provide a good watch if you’re looking to kick back and switch off your brain this July 4th weekend.

The Legend of White Snake (2019)

Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Director: Amp Wong
Cast: Zhe Zhang, Tianxiang Yang
Runtime: 99 min
Language: Mandarin

Looking for a new Chinese series to binge through? They’re short supply on Netflix and we’re glad to see this get licensed in the West. This fantasy/romance series is a remake of a classic Chinese tale where a snake transforms into a woman and falls in love with a doctor.

It’s going to take you some time to get through all 36 of its 50-minute episodes. No dub is available for this title.


Full List of Removals for July 5th, 2019

3 New Movies Added Today

  • Cristina (2016)
  • River, el más grande siempre (2019)
  • Skiptrace (2016)

2 New TV Series Added Today

  • In The Dark (Season 1)
  • The Legend of White Snake (Season 1)

What’s Left Netflix Today

  • Knights of Sidonia season 1 was removed today and season 2 was removed two days ago meaning this Netflix Original title no longer resides on Netflix.
  • The Indian in the Cupboard
  • Pokemon The Movie: Volcanion and The Mechanical Marvel

What are you watching on Netflix today? Is it something other than Stranger Things? Let us know in the comments.

What’s New on Netflix: July 5th, 2019

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Covering Netflix since 2013, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for close to a decade. Resides in the United Kingdom.