The Netflix Newcomers You Got To See This Season!

Sarah Paulson: Ratched

You know there’s always something superb to watch on Netflix, Virgin TV 999 – but some of the new arrivals in the coming weeks are really worth making time for! In the latest issue of PLAY magazine, we pulled together a handful of the very best shows and movies landing this season – and boy is there a lot to look forward to!


From space adventure and hair-raising horror to a detective flick with a difference, just about every fancy imaginable will be tickled by the treats in store; grab your diary and get planning to catch these red-hot newcomers!



Season 1 available now


A sci-fi spectacular led by Hilary Swank, this titanic ten-part series tells the story of an astronaut who must leave her husband and daughter to command a crew on a long and dangerous mission to Mars. Emotionally powerful and epic in scale, it’s a show that combines both the vast expanse of the universe and the tight-knit bonds of family to create a tale to touch any viewer – even if that means rewatching it again to enjoy the visuals alone!




Season 1 available September 10th


When it comes to making the action on screen sing, Kenny Ortega is The Man; from High School Musical to Dirty Dancing, he’s had a hand in loads of melodic megahits! Prepare to add another to the list, then, as we meet a teenager who lost her passion for performance – but meets some spirits who have other ideas! Toe-tapping tunes and heartwarming laughs are the order of the day in a musical comedy you’ll be dying to see (sorry)!




Season 1 available September 18th


Ryan Murphy’s horror know-how is beyond reproach given the American Horror Story anthology; now, AHS alum Sarah Paulson steps into one of the most famous roles in horror, as the terrifying Nurse Mildred Ratched in this prequel of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Expect creepy drama, bloodcurdling murder and all manner of other frightening fare, as a classic story gets the contemporary treatment we’ve waited decades for!




Available September 23rd


Sherlock’s little sis gets the spotlight this time around – and it’s only Millie Bobby Brown in the movie’s title role! And while she’s a long way from Hawkins, you’d best believe that mystery is still the order of the day, as the disappearance of her mother sends the teenaged super-sleuth on a journey that will unravel a conspiracy bigger than she’d ever have imagined! Throw in Henry Cavill as big bro, and there’s something for just about everyone…




Available October 16th


The factual events of 1968 provide the basis for this star-studded legal drama film, crafted by the inimitable Aaron Sorkin. With Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance and Joseph Gordon-Levitt amongst the cast, there’s no shortage of big names but it’s the story – following a group of anti-war protesters who find themselves charged with inciting a riot, that’s sure to have everyone talking long after the credits have rolled!


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And, if you fancy top telly too, find the best on the box on PLAY Magazine right here!