It’s easy to fall in love with Netflix this February, as the streaming service serves up something to suit every possible taste, from satirical horror and true crime to sci-fi suspense, modern action, classic comedy, mouth-watering food docs and also Mamma Mia!.
Those wanting a laugh during the cold winter nights can look forward to the Groundhog Day-with-a-twist series Russian Doll, as well as the return of Patriot Act and One Day at a Time. Shocks will be aplenty in Dan Gilroy’s Velvet Buzzsaw, which arrives fresh from its premiere at Sundance, where indie comedy-drama Paddleton also makes its debut.
True crime lovers will find a perfect match in The Assassination of Gianna Versace, as well as the arrival of Bravo’s dating-gone-wrong series Dirty John – the perfect contrast to Netflix’s own original dating show, Dating Around. Thrills, meanwhile, are on offer from The Umbrella Academy and Suburra’s second season, not to mention Season 7 of Homeland and Nightflyers, based on the book by George RR Martin. And, in between all of that, there’s still room for Netflix to quietly premiere the latest movie from Steven Soderbergh – shot, as you do, on iPhone.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in February 2019:
Velvet Buzzsaw – 1st February
After Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal and Dan Gilroy reunite for this satirical thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.
Russian Doll – 1st February
Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.
Nightflyers – 1st February
With humankind’s future at stake, a group of scientists and a powerful telepath venture into the void aboard a spaceship full of secrets in this new sci-fi series based on the George RR Martin book.
The Assassination of Gianna Versace – 1st February
American Crime Story returns for a second season exploring the assassination of Gianna Versace, international fashion icon. Written by Tom Rob Smith (London Spy), the nine-part drama profiles the cross-country path of destruction that culminated in his murder, which took place on the steps of his Miami villa. The date? 15th July 1997, and after shooting Versace (Edgar Ramirez), Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) flees, leaving the media to descend and the world to react.
Free Rein: Valentine’s Day – 1st February
Zoe and the gang plan a girls only Galantine’s adventure. But when they set out to find the mysterious Maid’s Stone it soon becomes clear they’re not the only ones on the trail. As they race against Pin and Marcus, Holloway, and a not-to-be-trusted Mia, the girls’ friendships are tested to the limits. And, with the end of the quest in sight, Zoe wonders if some things might be better left buried…
True: Happy Hearts Day – 1st February
On this special day that is but isn’t Valentine’s Day, True and her friends in the Rainbow Kingdom share their Happy Hearts and celebrate love… until Glummy Glooma starts to turn things blue!
In the Dark: Season 1 – 1st February
A young, blind woman tries to solve her friend’s murder.
Dear Ex – 1st February
When Sanlian’s ex-husband passes away, she discovers he has altered his insurance policy, cutting out their son in favor of a stranger named Jay. Outraged, Sanlian decides that she and her son will confront Jay, but Jay proves equal to her scheme. However, when her son unexpectedly moves in with Jay, she is forced to reassess her relationship with them both.
Siempre Bruja: Season 1 – 1st February
Siempre Bruja follows 18 year old Carmen, a Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century who, in a desperate attempt to save her loved one, travels in time to present day Cartagena. Navigating the waters of this exciting new world, Carmen will soon discover that once a witch, always a witch.
Bordertown: Season 2 – 2nd February
Past and present collide in dizzying ways for Kari Sorjonen and his colleague Lena as they investigate murders and other crimes with links to Russia.
Romance is a Bonus Book – 2nd February
A gifted writer who’s the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job.
Unauthorized Living – 8th February
An influential Galician drug cartel leader must seek out his successor while keeping his degenerative disease a secret.
Nailed It! México¡ – 8th February
Netflix’s home-cooked baking competition heads south of the border for this local Mexico version.
One Day at a Time: Season 3 – 8th February
Penelope studies to become a nurse practitioner, Elena and Syd grow closer, Alex gets punished, Lydia tackles a bucket list, and Schneider falls in love.
El árbol de la Sangre – 8th February
Marc (Álvaro Cervantes) and Rebeca (Úrsula Corberó) are a young couple who goes to an old farmhouse belonging to Marc’s family. There, they write the shared story of their roots, creating a large family tree that harbors 25 years of love, heartbreak, sex, madness, jealousy and infidelity… and under which lies a deep mystery that marked their lives. Over their days at the farmhouse, each one will reveal secrets from their past to the other, putting their own love story in danger.
High Flying Bird – 8th February
In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off between the league and the players. His career is on the line, but Ray is playing for higher stakes. With only 72 hours to pull off a daring plan, he outmaneuvers all the power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could change the game forever. The outcome raises questions of who owns the game – and who ought to. Directed by Steven Soderbergh from a script by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), this Netflix film features an ensemble cast that includes Zachary Quinto and Kyle MacLachlan.
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants: Season 2 – 8th February
George and Harold have to keep their grades up to go to summer camp. But it’s a tall order with Melvin – and a cyborg Melvin – running the school!
Big Mouth: My Furry Valentine
Netflix’s naughty adult animation returns for a one-off romantic special – which promises to be anything but.
The Break: Season 2 – 9th February
Yoann Peeters finds himself tangled in another disturbing murder case when his former psychiatrist asks for help proving a patient’s innocence.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – 10th February
Matt Reeves’ Planet of the Apes sequel, which follows the rise of smart chimp Caesar (Andy Serkis) into a conflict that includes Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Toby Kebbell, is so good you almost wish that there were no humans in it.
Flavorful Origins: Chaoshan Cuisine – 11th February
Delve into the delectably diverse world of Chinese cuisine and discover its regional variations and unique histories.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 2 – 10th February
Hasan Minhaj’s informative and innovative comedy show returns with more deep dives into global politics and culture.
Dirty John: Season 1 – 14th February
This true crime anthology kicks off with the tale of how a romance with the charismatic John Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial, manipulation and, ultimately, survival – with horrific consequences for an entire family. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Dating Around – 14th February
Netflix’s first original dating show takes an honest and compelling look at the real world of dating. Every episode sees one single go on five first dates filled with flirty banter, awkward exchanges and moments of true connection. Who will get a second date?
Blackadder: Season 1 and 2 – 15th February
Even with its uneven opening season, it’s still never too late to revisit or discover Rowan Atkinson’s classic sitcom for the first time.
The Umbrella Academy: Season 1 – 15th February
Reunited by their father’s death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets – and a looming threat to humanity.
The Breaker Upperers – 15th February
Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels in this hilarious New Zealand comedy.
Yucatan – 15th February
Competing con artists attempt to creatively and ruthlessly swindle a fatherly lottery winner while on a lively cruise from Spain to Mexico.
Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy – 15th February
Legendary comedy writer and director Larry Charles travels the world in search of humor in the most unusual, unexpected and dangerous places.
The Dragon Prince: Season 2 – 15th February
Rayla and the princes hurry toward Xadia with their precious cargo. But Claudia and Soren are close behind – and determined to stop them.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army – 15th February
Hellboy II cements Del Toro’s position as a phenomenal force of cinema and imagination: uncompromising, uncanny and unbelievable.
Life – 17th February
Grim and gripping, this lean, mean sci-fi horror brings new terror to old tricks.
Homeland: Season 7 – 18th February
Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin are endlessly watchable in Homeland’s seventh season, which ramps up the provocative, paranoid thrills with an unabashedly topical approach to the twisting world of espionage and politics.
The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman: Season 1 – 18th February
Morgan Freeman takes viewers on a global journey to meet with people from all cultures whose lives are shaped in surprising ways by different fundamental forces.
Chef’s Table: Season 6 – 22nd February
A renowned Italian butcher, an Indian chef in London and two stars of Southern US cuisine share their culinary journeys in the sixth helping of Netflix’s mouth-watering series.
Suburra: Season 2 – 22nd February
As the fight for land, money and power intensifies, young upstarts Aureliano, Spadino and Lele conspire to seize control of Rome’s criminal underworld.
Workin’ Moms: Season 1 – 22nd February
An original comedy series created by and starring Catherine Reitman that tests the modern ideal that women really can have it all.
GO! Vive a tu manera – 22nd February
Fiercely talented Mia receives a scholarship to a prestigious dance academy, where she soon clashes with the owner’s fashionable and popular daughter.
Paddleton – 22nd February
An unlikely bromance between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The Photographer of Mauthausen – 22nd February
Imprisoned at the concentration camp of Mauthausen during WWII, Catalan photographer Francesc Boix struggles to survive while saving other people and hiding film negatives that will later help incriminate Nazis.
Firebrand – 22nd February
A contemporary story about relationships and the highs and lows people deal with in their lives.
Paris Is Us – 22nd February
Dreams and reality collide as a young woman navigates a tumultuous relationship amid rising social tensions, protests and tragedies in Paris.
Get Out – 24th February
Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning hit is a scathingly sharp horror that doesn’t need monsters to be horrifying.
Van Helsing: Season 3 – 25th February
Vanessa and Scarlet embark on a search for the four Elders whose totems can raise the Dark One, while the new threat of vampire daywalkers grows.
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3 Part 2 – 26th February
The saga of Clary Fray and her adventures with angels, demons, vampires and werewolves wraps up in a surprising series conclusion.
Mamma Mia! – 26th February
My my, how can you resist it?
Keanu – 26th February
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele head from sketches to feature film with this comedy about two middle-class cousins who impersonate gangsters so they can rescue a kitten.
Isn’t It Romantic – 28th February
Rebel Wilson stars in this comedy about a cynical young woman who doesn’t believe in love (and hates romantic comedies), onyl to wake up one day and discover that she is now somehow trapped inside a romantic comedy.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in February 2019:
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Clash of the Collectables: Season 1
Sammy & Bella’s Kitchen Rescue: Season 1
Have You Seen the Listers?
Space Dealers: Season 1
The Descent: Part 2
Step Up: All In
Ghost Town Gold: Season 1
License To Drill: Louisiana: Season 1
The Bucket List
Dynasty: Season 2, Episode 12
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 4, Episode 12
Requiem: Season 1
Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner
Black Lightning: Season 2, Episode 12
47 Meters Down
Poldark: Season 3
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2, Episode 4
Riverdale: Season 3, Episode 12
Behind the Curve
ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History
Dynasty: Season 2, Episode 13
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 4, Episode 13
The Space Between Us
I Think We’re Alone Now
Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2, Episode 5
The Five-Year Engagement
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 2, Episode 2
The Legend of Tarzan
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2, Episode 6
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