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Here's what'll be coming new to the streaming service as the November nights draw in...
Netflix Original Series
There's a new lead protagonist for the returning House of Cards' final season, which is coming to Netflix on November 2nd. After being relived of his duties amid sexual assault allegations, Kevin Spacey has been swapped for Robin Wright, with her character Claire Underwood having undertaken the role of president at the end of season five.
A stand-out new addition to the streaming giant's burgeoning back catalogue will be Narcos: Mexico, which arrives on the 16th. The brainchild of Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, it was initially planned to be the fourth season of Narcos, but has instead morphed into a companion series that will instead centre around the Mexican drug trade and cartels as opposed to the Colombian covered by its sister show.
Meanwhile, the second season of The Sinner finally has an air date after originally premiering on the US Netflix back in August. Though she remains a producer on the show, Jessica Biel will not be reprising her role as Cora Tannetti in this season of the detective drama.
Joining these under the Netflix Originals banner will be the debuts of Westside, Super Drags, The Kominsky Method, The Final Table and Death By Magic.
As soon as Halloween is over and done with we're rolling straight through to preparing for the Christmas festivities without any rest in November, with all of A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, The Christmas Chronicles, The Princess Switch and The Holiday Calendar coming over the course of the month.
If that's a bit too much too soon, there will still be a host of other non Christmas-based releases to choose from, ranging from Western anthologies to Parisian armed robbers. The former comes in the shape of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the first in a series of films sequenced into chapters directed by the Coen brothers. This release represents the first chapter, and tells the story of a sharp-shooting singer played by Tim Blake Nelson. The latter, The Crew, centres around a group of gifted armed robbers who are forced to undertake a high-stakes heist.
Two other additions in the shape of The Other Side of the Wind and Outlaw King will be arriving on the 2nd and 9th respectively. Despite having passed away over thirty years ago, Orson Welles is credited as the director of The Other Side of the Wind, which is a film that he had left incomplete at the time of his death that has now been finished with the use of hours of raw footage as well as notes made by the legendary Citizen Kane star that have been pieced together by a team of producers who aimed to fulfill his vision of the film.
Netflix Original Documentaries
The first of the month will kick off with the third installment of Netflix's Follow This docu-series, which tracks the goings on at Buzzfeed and the work done by their reporters. Thereafter will come They'll Love Me When I'm Dead, which tracks the production of the aforementioned The Other Side of the Wind. Similarly focusing on the work of departed icons, ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in Black arrives on the same day and chronicles Johnny Cash's visit to the White House in 1970.
Rounding off the new documentary releases will be Medal of Honor, a series which homes in on specific stories of those that have been awarded with the military distinction.
Netflix Weekly Series
All of Riverdale, Dynasty and The Good Place will be returning with their newest seasons, while The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj will be debuting on the 4th of the month, where the comedian will be exploring "the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity".
Rounding off the remainder of the new additions to Netflix are a host of epics, sci-fi blockbusters and weepy romance drama titles that will be familiar to most, from the world's most infamous giant ape to the adaption of the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's most celebrated works.
Epics: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (1/11), Selma (1/11), Allied (3/11), King Kong (9/11), Red Riding Hood (15/11), Coach Carter (15/11)
Out of This World: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (11/11), Arrival (11/11), Passengers (21/11)
Weepy ones: The Light Between Oceans (4/11), P.S. I Love You (10/11)
Kids & Family: Brainchild (2/11), She-ra and the Princess of Power (16/11), Prince of Peoria (16/11), Motown Magic (20/11)
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