It has been an unusual month for Netflix. The service has recently upped its subscription price for most packages in the US, which actually raised Netflix’s stock price. This was something that speculators have been anticipating for a while now, as the streaming video industry has become a lot more competitive over the past few years. Netflix is still the biggest name in streaming, but they will soon have the likes of Disney breathing down their necks.
The price increase happened at a time when Netflix released a lot of high-quality original content. The new series of Stranger Things will likely ease the pain of those who are now paying more for the service. Those people should also be gratified to learn that Netflix is investing billions of dollars in new programming that will be released over the next few years.
Today, we will be looking at the near-future releases coming to Netflix in November.
From the baby who took the box office by storm to the man who aims to take over the Marvel TV universe, here are the 15 Shows And Movies You Didn’t Know Were Coming To Netflix This November!
15. The Punisher
Netflix’s own mini-Marvel Cinematic Universe was originally going to consist of four shows that led into The Defenders. There was always the possibility that this series could be extended with the right actor playing a compelling character who was good enough to carry their own show. Jon Bernthal was the right guy for the job, as his version of Frank Castle is getting his own show.
The Punisher continues on from the character’s introduction in the second season of Daredevil. Frank Castle was by far the best part of the show. He stole the show and proved that there is far more to him than his turn as Shane in The Walking Dead.
The upcoming first season of The Punisher will elaborate on Frank Castle’s background and the reasoning behind his actions in Daredevil. He is going to war against high-level C.I.A. operatives, which promises a lot more bloody violence than the other Marvel shows.
Netflix’s Marvel TV shows have been declining in quality for a while now. If anyone can help the franchise recover after the disappointment that was Iron Fist and the mediocre showing that was The Defenders, it’s The Punisher.
14. The Boss Baby
One of the surprise box office hits of this year was The Boss Baby. It absolutely creamed Ghost in the Shell, despite the fact that it was poorly received by critics, who accused the film of relying heavily on toilet humor. You should never discount the power of animated family movies, even if they do have poop jokes, as The Boss Baby brought in over half a billion dollars across the world.
The Boss Baby stars Alec Baldwin as a highly intelligent infant who works as part of an organization that is trying to make sure that babies are more adored than puppies. The movie has an all-star cast, featuring Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, and Jimmy Kimmel, whose performances were cited as being the best part of the film.
Mudbound might be the most acclaimed project on this list, depending on how highly you rate Rotten Tomatoes scores. Mudbound is currently sitting on a 98% freshness rating, which reflects the almost universal praise the film has received from critics. This is a movie that set the film festival scene on fire, which means that this is something that you shouldn’t miss.
Mudbound is a story about racism in Mississippi in the years following the Second World War. Two men share a common bond, as they both survived the horrors of war. The problem is that one of them is white and the other is black.
It follows two families with similar stories that are separated only by the color of their skin. Mudbound has been praised by critics for both its amazing performances and the beautiful cinematography, along with its amazing score.
12. Alias Grace
This is a show that you may have already seen if you live in Canada, as it has aired already on CBC Television. Alias Grace is based on a novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. The global rights for Alias Grace belong to Netflix, which will allow everyone outside of Canada to see the show.
Alias Grace stars Sarah Gadon and Anna Paquin in a period drama about a series of real-life murders that happened in 1843. Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery were killed in their home, which led to two of their servants being convicted of the crime under controversial circumstances.
The show tries to come up with a narrative framework for the events surrounding the murders, in a similar manner to From Hell and the Jack the Ripper killings. The truth behind these murders remains unknown to this day, so it will be up to the viewer whether they believe everything they hear about the case.
11. A Shot In The Dark
A Shot in the Dark is a documentary that asks an important question: should a disabled person be allowed to participate in competitive sports with an able-bodied person?
Anthony Ferraro is a blind high school student who also happens to be an amazing amateur wrestler. His condition has raised difficult questions among those in charge of running the State Championships, as there is a potential issue with allowing a blind person to compete in such a physical sport. Anthony has been dealing with prejudice concerning his condition for his whole life, as his very place in the school has been threatened in the past.
The story of A Shot in the Dark follows Anthony Ferraro’s real-life journey to try and win the State Championship during his senior year so that he can finally silence his critics and prove that he is better than those are also competing.
There was a time when Westerns were the biggest hits at the box office. Those days are long gone, though that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from attempting to make new Westerns. These have generally been a mixed bag, as there is really only so much you can do with a Western setting and all of the best ideas have been done to death already.
Netflix is throwing its hat in the ring with a new Western series that was filmed in Santa Fe. Godless is a mini-series about an outlaw who betrays the man who raised him. He runs off with the loot from a bank robbery and ends up in a mysterious town called Le Belle, which is inhabited solely by women.
From what little we have seen of Godless, it appears to be a high-quality production that Netflix has clearly spent a lot of money on.
9. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton
In 1999, Jim Carrey was given the chance to portray his hero in a biopic. Man on the Moon was the story of Andy Kaufman, who was one of the most influential and insane comedians who ever lived. Kaufman believed in never giving up the joke and upholding kayfabe to annoying degrees.
Jim Carrey actually filmed a behind-the-scenes documentary of the production of Man on the Moon, which was a film where only answered to the name “Andy”, as he was using method acting to portray the character.
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton features a present-day interview with Carrey, as he discusses the unusual experience of making Man on the Moon and his admiration for Andy Kaufman as a person and a comedian.
8. Lady Dynamite
Lady Dynamite is a series that was created by Mitch Hurwitz, who is also responsible for Arrested Development. That should be endorsement enough alone to watch the show. For those of you who have never watched Arrested Development, we’ll have to say more about the show to convince you, though you should probably watch Arrested Development as well.
The show stars Maria Bramford as a comedian who is returning to her career after spending time in recovery. The show is based on Bramford’s real-life experience of dealing with Bipolar Disorder, which is one of the central parts of her stand-up act.
Lady Dynamite chronicles her mental break down and restarting her career whilst dealing with her issues. The new season follows her attempts at using her condition as the new focus of her comedy, with the help of her management who want to try and change the stigma involving mental illness.
7. She’s Gotta Have It
In 1986, Spike Lee created a movie about a controversial subject that hadn’t been touched on much in the media. She’s Gotta Have It was the story of a woman who dated multiple men without wanting to commit to any of them. This eventually caused problems when the men found out about each other and compared notes. This was the film that helped launch Lee’s career as a film-maker.
She’s Gotta Have It has been turned into a television series. The story of a woman dating three different men is still the same, but it has been moved to a contemporary setting. The most interesting thing about a modern adaptation of She’s Gotta Have It is how sensibilities have changed.
The subject matter of the film may have been controversial in 1986, but times are different now. No one would blink an eye if they found out that a woman was openly dating multiple men, so it will be interesting to see how the premise of the show comes to terms with the changes in society.
6. Stretch Armstrong & The Flex Fighters
Stretch Armstrong is a popular toy that has been around since the ’70s. It has gone through several resurgences in popularity in the decades that have passed since its introduction. Hasbro has made many failed attempts to adapt Stretch Armstrong into a media franchise in the past. It took the involvement of Netflix for a show about the toy to finally be made.
Stretch Armstrong & The Flex Fighters is a new cartoon that aims to turn Stretch Armstrong into a superhero, with his own team of allies who possess similar stretching powers. Stretch’s friends are Wingspan, who can grow wings like that of a glider suit, and Omni-Mass, who can use his powers to increase his size.
It’s a shame that this isn’t the start of a ’90s toy cinematic universe, as it would be awesome if his team contained a Troll doll, Ripster from the Street Sharks, and Grimskull from Skeleton Warriors.
5. The Reader
The Reader might not have pulled in over $500 million at the box office like The Boss Baby did, but what it did win was a ton of awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress, which was won by Kate Winslet.
In 2005, Kate Winslet appeared as herself in the comedy show Extras, where she talked about Oscar bait movies that involved the Nazis. Her appearance on the show would become ironic, as she would star in that exact same kind of film only three years later, which won her an Academy Award.
The Reader is the story of a teenager who had an affair with an older woman. He grew up to become a lawyer and ended up defending the same woman when she was accused of letting three-hundred Jewish women die in a church fire.
4. The Big Family Cooking Showdown
Cooking shows have become massively popular in the UK. Shows like The Great British Bake Off have managed to rake in an average of over thirteen million viewers an episode over its last season. This is despite the fact that you are literally watching people cook.
The Big Family Cooking Showdown is a similar show to The Great British Bake Off. It involves teams made up of three family members who have to cook a meal based on ingredients bought within a budget. They then move on to other challenges, which involve using creativity and making classic British staples.
Netflix’s purchase of The Big Family Cooking Showdown’s format seems to be part of a move towards more non-scripted shows, which are a lot cheaper to produce and could be used to balance out their more costly productions.
3. Broadchurch: Season 3
David Tennant has proved that there is more to him than the Doctor with Broadchurch. This is a crime drama set in the eponymous fictional town, which becomes the center of a media publicity storm when a young boy is murdered by one of the residents.
The third and final season of Broadchurch is coming to Netflix, which focuses on the story of a woman who is sexually assaulted in the town. It’s up to Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller to unite for one last time and solve the case.
Broadchurch did receive an American remake called Gracepoint, which follows a similar story. David Tennant is once more trying to solve the murder of a child, but with an added American accent.
2. Saving Capitalism
In 2015, Robert Reich released a book about the inequities in the American employment system and the ways it can be fixed. Saving Capitalism is a book written by a man who might be the most qualified to talk about the subject, as he has served in several different administrations.
Robert Reich worked for President Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, which led to him being appointed the Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton.
The success of Saving Capitalism led to the creation of a Kickstarter project for a documentary adaptation of his book. Robert Reich brought his methods and opinions to the heart of conservative America. The movie was funded, with over a quarter of a million dollars given to the project. Saving Capitalism has since been picked up by Netflix and will soon be available to stream across America.
Netflix has always been very open to including international shows that wouldn’t be broadcast on regular TV, due to the fact that they aren’t in English. There are lots of really good Japanese and Korean dramas that can be found on Netflix, for those looking for something a little different.
The willingness to include foreign language programming has also stretched to Japanese anime, many of which can be found on Netflix. The latest addition to the Fate/stay night franchise is being streamed exclusively on Netflix outside of Japan.
Fate/Apocrypha is based on a light novel series of the same name. It is set in an alternate version of the Fate/stay night world, which follows the events of a new Grail War and the artificial human who may be the key to ending the conflict.
Fate/Apocrypha is coming to Netflix on November 7th.
Are you excited for any of these Netflix additions? Let us know in the comment section!
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