The holiday season is a wasteland for network television, but luckily there will be plenty to watch on Netflix in December.
Netflix has 14 brand-new original shows, documentaries, stand-up comedy specials, and films arriving in December, just in case you get sick of Hallmark Christmas movies.
There will be a new season of “The Crown,” stand-up specials from Judd Apatow and Dave Chappelle, and a sci-fi fantasy crime movie starring Will Smith.
Here’s the full list:
“Dark,” season 1 — available December 1
Netflix description: A family saga with a supernatural twist, is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.
“Voyeur” — available December 1
Netflix description: “Voyeur” follows Gay Talese — the 84-year-old giant of modern journalism — as he reports one of the most controversial stories of his career: a portrait of a Colorado motel owner, Gerald Foos.
“Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight” — available December 5
Netflix description: Comedian and Emmy-winning television host Craig Ferguson brings his quick wit and offbeat humour to the stage as he returns with his second Netflix original one-hour stand-up special.
“El Camino Christmas” — available December 8
Netflix description: When Eric Roth (Luke Grimes) goes on an impulsive journey to find the father he never knew, his search takes him to the remote desert town of El Camino, Nevada, where he’s mistaken for a drug dealer by local, dim-witted law enforcement and winds up pinned down in a liquor store holdup with five other lost souls on Christmas Eve…one of which is his father.
“The Crown,” season 2 — available December 8
Netflix description: “The Crown” tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.
“Easy,” season 2 — available December 8
Netflix description: An anthology series from creator Joe Swanberg that explores diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture.
“Judd Apatow: The Return” — available December 12
Netflix description: Filmed at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival earlier this year, Apatow dives into the challenges of raising teenage daughters, the trials of binge watching, trying to make former President Obama laugh and more.
“Ultimate Beastmaster,” season 2 — available December 15
Netflix description: Each episode competitors will take their shot at running one of the most physically demanding obstacle courses ever devised, “The Beast.” At the end of each episode, a ‘Beastmaster’ will be crowned and in the final episode of the season, the nine individual winners from each episode will compete against each other for the chance for one contestant to become the Ultimate Beastmaster.
“Wormwood” — available December 15
Netflix description: Directed by boundary-breaking filmmaker Errol Morris, Wormwood explores the limits of knowledge about the past and the lengths we’ll go in our search for the truth through the story of one man’s sixty-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death.
“Russell Howard: Recalibrate” — available December 19
Netflix description:Comedian Russell Howard brings his manic energy to a new stand-up special that tackles politics, childhood and why he’s a jerk.
“Bright” — available December 22
Netflix description: In an LA rife with interspecies tensions, a human cop and his orc partner stumble on a powerful object and become embroiled in a prophesied turf war.
“Fuller House,” season 3 — available December 22
Netflix description: In the spinoff series, life can take you into unexpected directions and also back into familiar territory when veterinarian and recently widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller finds herself living in her childhood home with younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner and DJ’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler.
“Todd Barry: Spicy Honey” — available December 26
Netflix description: N/A
A new stand-up special from comedian Todd Barry.
“Dave Chappelle: Equanimity” — available December 31
Netflix description: N/A
A new stand-up special from comedian Dave Chappelle.
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