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An exciting month awaits you on Netflix! The streaming giant has new exciting titles and returning favourites to add to your watchlist. As usual, there will be new content to look forward to, in addition to various movie or series adaptations of popular works. Below, we list the most anticipated releases coming to Netflix Hong Kong this November.
This new comedy series follows Timmy Yoon, an analogue dreamer living in a 5G world. He’s spent his entire adult life dedicated to the movies so it’s no surprise that his first and only job has been managing his hometown Blockbuster Video store. But Timmy soon learns that his store is the last Blockbuster in all of the United States. Dedicated to keeping the store open, Timmy assembles his fellow employees to help the community rekindle the human connections lost to the digital age. Available 3 November.
Critically acclaimed series The Crown returns for its fifth season. Queen Elizabeth II approaches the fortieth anniversary of her accession and reflects on her reign. New challenges are on the horizon, including trouble brewing at home. Available 9 November.
If you’ve seen The Good Nurse, watch this documentary detailing the life and crimes of Charlie Cullen. The registered nurse was one of history’s most prolific serial killers, with a body count potentially numbering in the hundreds across multiple medical facilities in the US. The documentary features interviews with the nurses who blew the whistle on Cullen, the detectives working the case, and audio from Cullen himself. Available 11 November.
Set in 1862, 13 years after the Great Famine, an English Nightingale nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) is called to the Irish Midlands by a devout community to conduct a 15-day examination of a young girl. The 11-year-old Anna O’Donnell claims she hasn’t eaten for four months and has survived miraculously on “manna from heaven.” But as the young girl’s health deteriorates, Lib is determined to unearth the truth and starts to challenge the faith of a community that’s bent on believing. Available 16 November.
From the same creators as the German sci-fi series Dark comes 1899, a new mystery-horror epic period piece. As the title suggests, the show is set in 1899 as a migrant steamship sets sail to leave. The passengers are a mixed bag but united by their hopes and dreams for a future abroad. Their journey soon takes an unexpected turn when they discover another migrant ship adrift on the open sea. Hoping to find survivors, what they find on board turns out to be a horrifying nightmare. Available 17 November.
Netflix’s K-drama offering this month is the thriller-mystery Somebody. It tells the story of Sum, a developer for a dating app called “Somebody.” However, her life turns upside down when a serial killer starts using the app to find his next target. Meanwhile, an attractive architectural designer Yoon-o starts appearing in Sum’s life. Despite his charm, he’s hiding a dark secret. Available 18 November.
This eight-episode series chronicles Wednesday Addams’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy as she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability. But she’s also dealing with a monstrous killing spree that terrorises the local town and is trying to solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago. Add her very tangled relationships at Nevermore to the mix and you’ve got a winner. Available 23 November.
Hikaru Utada is one of the most influential and best-selling musical artists in Japan and her debut song, First Love, has transcended time despite being released in 1999. This romance series is a cross-generational love story inspired by Utada’s hit as well as her more recent release, Hatsukoi, in 2018. It follows two teenagers who fall in love for the first time in the late 1990s. Two decades later, one of them is about to get engaged and the other is divorced with a teenage son who’s finding love for the first time. Available 24 November.
This Italian action-thriller revolves around a father and daughter. Sofia, the daughter, is a quiet teenager who starts disobeying her father Santo. She secretly photographs him and puts it on her Instagram. That small post changes their lives forever as criminals follow the digital trail and brutally murder Sofia’s mother and uncle. Little does she know, Santo hides a dark past and brooding tensions now resurface after 20 years. Available 30 November.