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New on Netflix in December 2020

Oscar contenders Mank, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and The Midnight Sky, Shonda Rhimes drama Bridgerton, a Selena limited series, and more TV and movies are hitting Netflix this December.

by | November 25, 2020 | Comments

The time has come: You have just one more month to watch The Office on Netflix before it leaves the streaming service for its new corporate home. But there’s good news, too — this month brings so many highly anticipated films and TV shows to Netflix that we had to add an extra highlight to include the biggest new releases, and that’s not even including Selena: The Series, about the early life of late singer Selena Quintanilla, or comedy special Nate – A One Man Show, from comedian Natalie Palamides.

David Fincher’s Mank, George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky, and the final film from Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, all come out in December, as do the fourth season of Big Mouth, the fourth and final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and the debut of Shonda Rhimes’ first series for Netflix, the sexy regency drama Bridgerton.

Read on to find out what else you’ll be able to binge this December on Netflix, starting with a preview of some of the month’s biggest releases.


HIGHLIGHTS



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Description: On the brink of eighth grade, the friends contend with summer camp torments, shady alter egos, new make-out frontiers and Tito the Anxiety Mosquito.

Premiere Date: December 4, 2020
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Description: 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish Citizen Kane.

Critics Consensus: Sharply written and brilliantly performed, Mank peers behind the scenes of Citizen Kane to tell an old Hollywood story that could end up being a classic in its own right.

Premiere Date: December 4, 2020
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Description: Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson’s play and starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman.

Critics Consensus: Framed by a pair of powerhouse performances, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom pays affectionate tribute to a blues legend — and Black culture at large.

Premiere Date: December 18, 2020
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Description: This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight, co-starring David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.

Premiere Date: December 23, 2020
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Description: From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dyvenor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future. Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all.

Premiere Date: December 25, 2020
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Description: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina re-imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Over the course of Part 4’s eight episodes, The Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale. The coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to…The Void, which is the End of All Things. As the witches wage war, with the help of The Fright Club, Nick begins to slowly earn his way back into Sabrina’s heart, but will it be too late?

Premiere Date: December 31, 2020
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Available 12/1

Natalie Palamides: Nate – A One Man Show

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Gormiti: Season 1
Super Wings: Season 3


Available 12/2

Alien Worlds
Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic
Hazel Brugger: Tropical

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Available 12/3

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Break
Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday


Available 12/4

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[tv_series_link_apple id=15113 tmeter=true]Part 3[/tv_series_link_apple]

Bhaag Beanie Bhaag
Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas
Christmas Crossfire (Wir Können Nicht Anders)
Kings of Joburg: Season 1
Leyla Everlasting


Available 12/5

Detention
Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas


Available 12/7

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Available 12/8

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Lovestruck in the City
Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure
Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers


Available 12/9

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Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: Christmas
The Big Show Show: Christmas


Available 12/10

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Available 12/11

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A Trash Truck Christmas
Canvas
The Mess You Leave Behind (El desorden que dejas)


Available 12/14

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Available 12/15

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[tv_series_link_apple id= 15579 tmeter=true]Volume 2[/tv_series_link_apple]

Black Ink Crew New York: Seasons 1-2
The Challenge: Seasons 10 and 13
Grizzlies (2020)
Pup Academy: Season 2


Available 12/16

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Anitta: Made In Honorio
BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America
The Ripper
Run On
Vir Das: Outside In


Available 12/17

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Available 12/18

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[tv_series_link_apple id=15453 tmeter=true]Champion Run V[/tv_series_link_apple]
[tv_series_link_apple id=15453 tmeter=true]Champion Run VI[/tv_series_link_apple]
[tv_series_link_apple id=15453 tmeter=true]Teacher’s Tournament[/tv_series_link_apple]
[tv_series_link_apple id=15453 tmeter=true]College Championship[/tv_series_link_apple]
[tv_series_link_apple id=15453 tmeter=true]Tournament of Champions[/tv_series_link_apple]

Sweet Home


Available 12/20

Rhys Nicholson Live At The Athenaeum (2019)


Available 12/21

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Available 12/22

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London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck
Rhyme Time Town Singalongs
Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas (2020)
Timmy Time: Season 2


Available 12/23

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Your Name Engraved Herein


Available 12/25

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Available 12/26

[tv_series_link_apple id=8945 tmeter=true]Season 3: Sahara[/tv_series_link_apple]
[tv_series_link_apple id=14084 tmeter=true]Season 3[/tv_series_link_apple]

Asphalt Burning (Børning 3)
DNA
The Magic School Bus Rides Again In the Zone


Available 12/27

Sakho & Mangane: Season 1


Available 12/28

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Cops and Robbers


Available 12/29

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Available 12/30

[tv_series_link_apple id=14304 tmeter=true]Chapter 2: Earthrise[/tv_series_link_apple]

Best Leftovers Ever!
Equinox


Available 12/31

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Best of Stand-Up 2020


TV SHOWS AND MOVIES LEAVING NETFLIX THIS MONTH


Leaving 12/1

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Leaving 12/8

Sin senos sí hay paraíso: Seasons 1-3


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Leaving 12/31

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Drugs, Inc.: Season 6

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