New Material Making Its Way To Netflix In November 2020
Let’s hear it for November, aka the next month Netflix will add some new content to their catalog. This upcoming month, get ready for some family-fun holiday films, highly-anticipated new seasons and series, and binge-worthy documentaries that you didn’t know you needed in your life until now.
In November 2020, you can see singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes’ documentary Shawn Mendes: In Wonder. And this month brings us Vanessa Hudgens playing not one, but two people in the holiday film The Princess Switch: Switched Again. Get excited, because here is some of the great new material Netflix is releasing in November 2020.
Forged In Fire – Season One
While swords are most definitely not the weapon of choice in the modern age, it doesn’t keep enthusiasts from continuing the ancient art of blade-smithing. In November, Netflix is bringing the History Channel’s original game show Forged in Fire to its streaming platform.
Hosted by former Army Ranger Wil Willis, the show has some of the world’s top forgers compete to recreate some of history’s most famous swords. After the swords are made, a panel of experts judge the weapons on a series of categories, including craftsmanship, combat, and how historically accurate the recreated sword is.
Keanu Reeves stars in Knock Knock, so that should be reason enough to put it on your must-watch list. In November, watch as Reeves takes on two young ladies who want nothing more than to make his life miserable, abusing him and vandalizing his wife’s prized sculpture along the way.
According to critics, the film is a home invasion thriller for the social media generation, as the two girls who break into Reeves’ character’s home record scandalous videos, send threatening text messages, and pretty much use their phones for nothing good. If you’re into thrillers, you’re not going to want to miss out on Knock Knock.
In 2018, DUST distributed the sci-fi film Prospect, starring Pedro Pascal and Sophie Thatcher. Now, in November 2020, the film is making its way to the Netflix streaming platform as one of their new films for the month. Get ready, because it’s not a film you’re going to want to miss.
After being sent on a mission to mine gems on an alien moon full of poisonous spores, father and daughter duo Ezra and Cee soon find themselves experiencing more than one problem, including a ship malfunction. The sci-fi adventure landed an 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
American Horror Story – Season Nine
Here’s to not being done with all things spooky, scary, and that go bump in the night! For those of you who love Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology American Horror Story, then you’ll be happy to know the latest season, 1984, is coming to Netflix in November.
The ninth season is set in 1970 at Camp Redwood, a summer camp in California. Heavily inspired by classic flasher flicks, this season of American Horror Story is all about the “the murderous stalker,” like Jason and Freddie. Who says you have to wait another year for terrifying Halloween-esque content? November has it covered!
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
If you’re in the market for a feel-good holiday film in the middle of November, then look no further than the musical Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. The film follows the story of a cranky toymaker who lost his holiday spirit a long time ago after his trusted apprentice betrayed him. Then, after his joyous granddaughter shows up on his doorstep, he changes his tune.
Together, the granddaughter and grandfather invent a magical toy for the holidays, something that can change their lives forever. Oh, and the John Legend-produced film is full of his original music, so you have that to look forward to!
The Crown – Season Four
Calling all fans of the critically acclaimed Netflix original series The Crown. The fourth season is going to air on Netflix in November 2020; so, get ready! The upcoming season adds some new female characters into the mix, including Emma Corrin’s Princess Diana and Gillian Anderson’s Margaret Thatcher.
While the show is being pretty hush-hush about season four’s direction, one thing has been spilled. The royal wedding between Prince Charles and Princess Diana is going to play a role. Don’t worry; the suspenseful wait is almost over!
The Princess Switch: Switched Again
Apparently, Vanessa Hudgens’ characters in The Princess Switch didn’t figure it out the first time because Netflix is releasing its sequel The Princess Switch: Switched Again in November. In the upcoming movie, Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne, causing a bit of conflict between her and her “normal boyfriend” Kevin.
Now, it’s up to Stacy, the baker from Chicago with the same face as Margaret, to save the day before Fiona, a party girl and another look-a-like, ruins everything. It might be confusing, it might be cute, but one thing is for sure, it’s something you’re going to have to watch when it drops to Netflix in November.
Love & Anarchy – Season One
Fun, flirty, and so full of anarchy that you might leave season one of Love & Anarchy reevaluating your life along with the characters. The Swedish series is set to release on Netflix on November 3, 2020, and you’re not going to want to miss out on any of the madness.
Following the story of a married consultant who falls into a complex yet fun game with a young IT guy, soon finds that the life she’s living isn’t what she wants, finding that anarchy is a lot more fun. The series is all about questioning and challenging societal norms.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square
Dolly Parton fans are in for a treat this holiday season. The country music star is heading to Netflix in the Christmas film Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square. After returning to her small town, a scrooge of a woman, Regina Fuller, evicts everyone.
Oh, and the eviction happens right before the holiday season’s about to take off! But after an encounter with an angel who just so happens to be Dolly Parton, things start to look around. The Netflix original will showcase 14 songs from Parton, so fans will have something magical to look forward to!
Shawn Mendes: In Wonder
For all you Shawn Mendes fans, get ready; the singer is about to expose it all in his new Netflix documentary Shawn Mendes: In Wonder. The documentary follows Mendes on his most recent tour through Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America.
But, according to the singer, the film is much more than that. It’s meant to be a story about a normal guy. Mendes discussed the documentary during an interview, saying, “This isn’t a story about a famous musician. This is a story about a guy growing up…I wonder what it’s like if I tell the world that I’m just a normal human.”
The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two
In November, Netflix is revealing the sequel to last year’s Christmas Chronicles. And if anything can bring a smile to your face and some holiday cheer into your home, it’s Kurt Russell as straight-talking jolly Saint Nick in The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two.
The holiday is in danger, again, and Santa and Mrs. Claus are going to need help from Kate, now a cynical teenager, if they’re going to save Christmas from a troublemaker who wants to steal the Christmas star. You’re not going to want to miss out on the adventures of these three and the tiny CGI elves.
Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
Nothing screams Christmas, and the holiday season, quite like the ballet The Nutcracker. Famous, timely, and good no matter what age group is performing, the dance is something that brings people together.
So, it’s a good thing Netflix is bringing a documentary to its platform, following the story of Debbie Allen and her dancers as they get ready for their annual production of Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker illustrates what goes into the modern retelling of the classic tale told by the Debbie Allen Dance Academy.
Sugar Rush: Christmas
Get your sweet tooth prepped because one of the best baking shows is coming to Netflix in November. Sugar Rush is back, with four teams of bakers whipping up cakes, cookies, and everything good and tasty in this world while vying to win the grand prize of $10,000.
But there’s a twist in November. Sugar Rush is coming back, but all of the competitions are Christmas themed! That means intricate gingerbread houses, the best of the best Christmas cookies, and pounds of confectionary sugar. Sugar Rush: Christmas is sure to have some serious holiday dessert inspiration, so you’re not going to want to miss out.
In his Netflix directorial debut, Ron Howard brings subscribers the true story of Hillbilly Elegy. Based on J.D. Vance’s memoir of the same name, Hillbilly Elegy dives into the idea of the American Dream and an Appalachian family who is anything but functional.
Starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close, the film explores the family’s complex relationships, a lot of them scared with one of the family member’s addiction. Howard’s film is bound to be raw, emotional, and one of the must-see movies of the month.
The Liberator is based on Alex Kershaw’s non-fiction book The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau, and dives straight into World War II in a way that’s never been done before. The four-part series uses a blend of CGI and live-action, a new animation style that uses the technology Trioscope.
The results, as seen here, are stunning and something completely different from typical animation. Band of Brothers meets animation this November, and you’re not going to want to miss one episode.
Undercover – Season Two
There’s nothing quite like a good drama to fill up cold November nights. So, it’s a good thing the second season of the Dutch series Undercover is coming to Netflix. Taking place one year after the first season’s events, Kim’s now working for a human rights NGO while her former colleague, Bob, goes undercover, trying to get in the good graces of two arms dealers.
Meanwhile, Ferry Bouman is sitting in prison, trying to figure out who the undercover agents are that put him there. Needless to say, this upcoming season is going to be full of adventure, drama, and lots of suspense.
Operation Christmas Drop
In November, Netflix is releasing Operation Christmas Drop, a holiday romance film based on an annual military tradition of the same name. In the film, Grinch-like Erica Miller travels to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to watch their annual Christmas Drop, a tradition that brings supplies and donations to remote islands in Micronesia.
Her goal, though, is to shut down the base. Of course, her resolve softens when she gets to know Air Force Capt. Andrew Jantz, who shows her the true meaning of the Air Force tradition. This is one Netflix holiday movie you’re going to want to watch.
If you have young kids who are in need of a fun show, then you’ll be pleased to know a cute animated series is coming to Netflix in November. Gabby’s Dollhouse is full of cats, music, and adventure.
Have your kids follow Gabby as she and her sidekick Pandy Paws as they team up for a series of fantastic and magical adventures. The quirky and fun show is sure to have your young ones occupied in no time!
Even though it’s technically a month early, November is bringing the Christmas movie Alien Xmas to its streaming platform. Instead of the Grinch trying to steal the entire holiday of Christmas, these kleptomaniac aliens plan on stealing Earth’s gravity during the holiday. The only way they’re able to steal everything else from the planet.
Now, it’s up to Santa, his elves, and a tiny alien named X to save the holiday. The 30-minute special is stop motion, illustrated by the Chido Bros. who brought us Killer Klowns from Outerspace, and the production and vocal genius of Jon Favreau.
The Russo Brothers are headed to Netflix in November for something other than the MCU. Next month, their war drama Mosul is releasing on the streaming platform. The movie tells the true story of a group of Iraqi men who take it upon themselves to fight ISIS after the terrorist organization takes their city, homes, and families from them.
Inspired by Luke Mogelson’s 2017 The New Yorker article, “The Desperate Battle to Destroy ISIS,” the film is sure to be emotional, raw, and one of The Russo Brothers more tear-inducing films to-date.