Summer is here and while you may be planning a seaside getaway or a festival-filled weekend, we’ll be locking our doors to keep out the sunshine and clutching our TV and an electric fan. Why? Because even when school is out, Netflix is still hard at work.
Kids will be kept entertained over the holidays by Dawn of the Croods and The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 5, as well as Netflix’s groundbreaking second interactive TV special, which allows viewers to choose-their-own path through an episode of Buddy Thunderstruck. Adults, meanwhile, will have just enough to balance out their Game of Thrones watching with lighter entertainment: July sees the arrival of computer game adaptation Castlevania, new comedy series Friends from College, and the return of both Last Chance U and Zoo. Also on the way are two stunning Sundance hits, The Incredible Jessica James and Chasing Coral, new Jason Bateman drama Ozark and the sophomore season of the thrilling Shooter.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in July 2017:
Note: All dates are subject to change. This will be regularly updated throughout July to display the correct information.
Asian Provocateur: Season 1 – 1st July
Romesh Ranganathan is the latest to tackle the now-prolific genre of Comedian Travels Abroad. But the usual fish-out-of-water schtick is given a personal touch by the fact that he’s heading to his parents’ homeland of Sri Lanka – because his mum tells him to – to meet his Uncle Thiru and learn about his heritage. Ranganathan’s a naturally funny guy, something that the format allows to come through without beating you over the head with it.
Birdman of Alcatraz – 1st July
Burt Lancaster stars in John Frankenheimer’s prison drama about the fascinating story of prison inmate Robert Stroud.
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride – 1st July
With all three seasons of the BBC’s cracking update of Sherlock already available, the New Year’s Day special The Abominable Bride arrives on Netflix UK.
Don’t Knock Twice – 3rd July
This spooky indie horror from the director of The Machine is as much as about a moving mother-daughter relationship as scares. But don’t worry: there are plenty of those too.
The Standups: Season 1 – 4th July
Comedians Nate Bargatze, Deon Cole, Fortune Feimster, Nikki Glaser, Dan Soder and Beth Stelling deliver sets in this new original stand-up series.
The Breakfast Club – 6th July
Don’t you forget about me…
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – 7th July
Tom Cruise has never looked younger in this sequel that proves practical stunts, spy hijinks and Simon Pegg are a combo with as much magic as ever. Rebecca Ferguson, though, steals the whole show as enigmatic agent Ilsa Faust.
Castlevania: Season 1 – 7th July
This new Netflix animated series is inspired by the classic video game, which follows the last surviving member of a disgraced clan fights to save Eastern Europe from Dracula. As you do.
Dawn of the Croods: Season 4 – 7th July
When an ailment threatens Grug’s position as valley leader, Eep fills in. A star-crossed romance forces the Croods and the Broods to call a truce.
Degrassi: Next Class: Season 4 – 7th July
Grace finds romance. Yael faces an identity crisis. Frankie enters into an unconventional relationship. Saad struggles to be understood by his peers.
Before I Fall – 7th July
Forced to continually relive the day she dies in a car crash, a privileged high schooler must unravel the cosmic mystery of her suddenly looping life.
Luna Petunia: Season 2 – 7th July
Luna’s adventures in Amazia continue as she explores wonders like the Jelly Jungle, makes new friends and finds fun ways to learn and grow.
Blair Witch – 9th July
After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his missing sister, a young man and his friends venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mystery of her disappearance. Is it connected to the legend of the Blair Witch? Given the title of Adam “You’re Next” Wingard’s latest entry in the franchise, we’ll leave you to work out that bit.
The Little Prince: Season 1 – 11th July
This 2010 stereoscopic animated series is based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic novel.
Friends From College: Season 1 – 14th July
As they face down their forties, a group of friends who met at Harvard experiences a range of success – or lack thereof – in this comedy series, which features Cobie Smulders and Keegan-Michael Key.
Chasing Coral – 14th July
An ad executive teams up with marine biologists and camera designers to capture evidence that climate change is destroying coral reefs in this breathtaking documentary, from the team that brought us the Oscar-nominated masterpiece Chasing Ice (also on Netflix UK).
Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile (Interactive) – 14th July
Netflix’s second interactive TV special, this Buddy Thunderstruck story sees Buddy and Darnell ready to try out a big ol’ pile of crazy new ideas – and you get to choose which half-baked schemes make the cut.
To the Bone – 14th July
Snapped up by Netflix at Sundance, this indie comedy-drama follows an anorexic as she goes on asometimes funny, sometimes harrowing journey of self-discovery after entering a group home run by an unconventional doctor.
After Dave dropped Suits last month, Netflix has stepped in to snap up the rights, meaning no more waiting for new episodes of the US legal drama: Season 7 premieres on Netflix in the UK weekly from today, with new episodes every Thursday. Season 6 has also arrived on the same day.
Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say – 18th July
One of the first women to perform stand-up comedy in India, Aditi Mittal opens up about life as a woman in her country in this new special.
Last Chance U: Season 2 – 21st July
Netflix’s gripping sports documentary series returns. Buddy, Brittany and a group of new and returning EMCC players begin a new season while coping with the publicity Season 1 brought to the team.
Ozark: Season 1 – 21st July
In this dark, dangerous series, a family struggles after moving to an Ozarks resort community when they’re thrust into a world of dirty money.
Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special – 25th July
Stand-up comic Joe Mande aims for critical adulation with this special that covers dating shows, “Shark Tank,” Jewish summer camp and much more.
The Incredible Jessica James – 28th July
Another Netflix Sundance purchase, Jim Strouse’s astonishing, uplifting comedy follows a struggling New York City playwright, who burned by a bad breakup, makes an unlikely connection with a divorced app designer (Chris O’Dowd) she meets on a blind date. O’Dowd is funny and charming, but this is Jessica Williams’ show and she steals it with a bubbly, sincere performance that avoids every cliche in the book to create a tiny, character-driven masterpiece.
Daughters of Destiny: Season 1 – 28th July
Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth follows a group of young people from India’s most impoverished families as they strive for a brighter future.
It Follows – 29th July
Imagine someone walking towards you. Not very scary, is it? Wait until you see It Follows. David Robert Mitchell’s horror thriller follows Jay (Maika Monroe), who finds herself on a date gone terrifyingly wrong, when she wakes up post-sex strapped to a chair and is told that something is going to try and kill her. Why? We don’t know. Who? We don’t know that either. What we do know is that this entity will continue following her until it catches her and shuffles her off her mortal coil. It’s clever. It’s unconventional. And it’s very, very creepy.
Shooter: Season 2 – 19th July
Although one battle is over, another one is just beginning for Bob Lee Swagger, who’s about to find himself in the middle of another dangerous plot. Season 2 premieres in the USA on 18th July, so expect Episode 1 to land on 19th July, with episodes then arriving weekly within 24 hours of their US broadcast.
Rick and Morty: Season 3, Episode 1 – 30th July
Season 3 of Rick and Morty will be arriving exclusively on Netflix UK alongside its US broadcast this summer. Episode 1 (which originally aired in April in the USA) will premiere on 30th July, with new episodes released every Sunday, one week after their US broadcast. For more information, click here.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in July 2017:
1 Chance 2 Dance
A 2nd Chance
10 jours en or
46: Season 1
Asian Provocateur: Season 1
Against the Tides: Season 1
Agent Cody Banks
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion
Bheja Fry 2
Big Brother (2007)
Birdman of Alcatraz
Breakout: Season 1
Chadi Jawani Budhe Nu
Cocaine Cowboys 2
Cries from Syria
Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men: Season 1 and 2
East Side Sushi
Ek Jaan Hain Hum
El Chema: Season 1
Eureka Seven: Season 1 and 2
Europe: A Natural History: Season 1
Hans Teeuwen: Real Rancour
Hitler: The Rise of Evil: Season 1
Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer: Season 1
Intersection: Season 3
Jane the Virgin: Season 3
Kate and Mim-Mim: Season 1
Learning Songs by Little Baby Bum: Nursery Rhyme Friends: Season 1
Little Witch Academia
Momo Salon: Season 1
Nine: Nine Time Travels: Season 1
Offspring: Season 6
Oh My Ghost
Reggie Yates: Extreme
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Shortkut: The Con Is On
Son of Alladin
Sonic Boom: Season 1
Southside with You
Spice Up: Season 1
The 9th Life of Louis Drax
The Big Wedding
The Black Stallion Returns
The Invisible Guest
The Oath: Season 1
The Pope of Greenwich Village
The Preppie Connection
The Rage: Carrie 2
The Tenth Man
The Truth Is in the Stars
The Truth Seekers: Season 1
These Final Hours
Wallander: Season 1 to 3
Watson & Oliver: Season 1 and 2
Wild France: Season 2
Wild India: Season 1
Wild Indonesia: Season 1
Women vs. Men
World at Your Feet: Season 1
Yes We Can!: Season 1
Yours Fatefully: Season 1
Baby’s Day Out
Hostages: Season 1 and 2
Salem: Season 1 to 3
La Dona: Season 1
Mystic Whispers: Season 1
Orphan Black: Season 5, Episode 4
The Night Shift: Season 4, Episode 2
The Ultimatum: Season 1
Unriddle: Season 1 and 2
Vinnie Jones World’s Toughest Cops: Season 1
Wild Africa: Season 1
Wild Australasia: Season 1
Wild South America: Season 1
Yo-Kai Watch: Season 1
Power: Season 4, Episode 2
Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story
Freddy vs. Jason
XXX: State of the Union
Bless the Child
Speech & Debate
The Legend of Bruce Lee: Season 1
1 Mile to You
King’s War: Season 1
Qin Empire: Alliance: Season 1
Orphan Black: Season 5, Episode 5
The Night Shift: Season 4, Episode 3
Power: Season 4, Episode 3
Gabriel Iglesias Presents The Gentleman Jerry Rocha
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 15
The Dark Horse
To the Bone
Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile
Men on a Mission: Collection
Scary Movie 2
Scary Movie 3
El Capo: El Amo del Tunel: Season 1
Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Quiz from God: Season 1 to 4
Cheo-Yong: Season 1 and 2
Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 1 – Ghost Pain
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos
Bless the Child
Samurai Champloo: Season 1
Wild Kratts: Season 2
Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 2 – Ghost Whispers
QI: Season 13
Innsaei: The Sea Within
West Coast Customs: Season 4
The Painted House
All About Eve
Orphan Black Season 5, Episode 6
The Night Shift Season 4, Episode 4
Top Gear: Season 24
Le Petit Nicholas
Gone Baby Gone
Rake: Season 4
Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness
Power: Season 4, Episode 4
Ari Shaffir: Double Negative: Collection
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 16
Intelligence: Season 1 and 2
Suits: Season 7, Episode 2
Anne of the Thousand Days
Shark Tank: Season 1
Delhis Vackraste Hander: Season 1
Houston, We Have a Problem!
Imba Means Sing
Theater of Life
The Longest Ride
Orphan Black: Season 5, Episode 7
The Night Shift: Season 4, Episode 5
Power: Season 4, Episode 5
Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special
Shadowhunters: Season 2, Episode 17
Shooter: Season 2, Episode 2
Samagri, Sampatti Aur Sauda: Season 1
Buddha Sutra: Season 1
Kissa Currency Ka: Season 1
The Great Escape: Season 1
13 Going on 30
Honeymoon in Vegas
Ithihas Ki Thali Se
How Most Things Work
Suits: Season 7, Episode 3
Ricki and the Flash
The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 5
Orphan Black: Season 5, Episode 8
The Night Shift: Season 4, Episode 6
Power: Season 4, Episode 6
Top Cat: The Movie
Aji Bas Shukriya
Alibaba Aur 40 Chor
Diamond Lover: Season 1
Freddy vs. Jason
King’s War: Season 1
Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
Qin Empire: Alliance: Season 1
Secrets of Ancient Rome: Season 1
The Journey Is the Destination
The Legend of Bruce Lee: Season 1
Too Much Stress From My Heart
Life At These Speeds
We’re No Animals
Keep the Marriage as Jade: Season 1
Beautiful Secret: Season 1
Women on the Breadfruit Tree: Season 1
Precious Youth: Season 1
Auntie Duohe: Season 1
Sound of Torture
When a Snail Falls in Love: Season 1
Love Through a Millennium 2
Romance of Our Parents: Season 1
QI Season 14
Gavin & Stacey: Season 3
Pyar Ke Do Pal
Timeline: Season 1
Kon Kon Kon: Season 1
The Extra: Season 1
Part Time the Series: Season 1
Grean House: Season 1
Ha Unlimited 2
Ha Unlimited 1
Time Travel: Season 1
Horror Story: Season 1
My Bromance: Season 1
The School: Season 1
Faith Love and Desire
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