If you’re looking for an excuse not to go out in the cold this weekend, then Netflix has got your back.
The second season of The Sinner premieres this weekend, seeing Detective Ambrose tackling a new, harrowing crime that sees a child murdering his parents.
Or, if that’s not to your taste, how about a lesson in Latin history from Tony Award nominee John Leguizamo?
Medal of Honor, which tells the stories of recipients from U.S. military operations in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam, is a harrowing anthology series that should not be missed.
Whether you want to binge-watch a new, gritty, series or settle in to watch something with your kids, there’s something there for everyone.
Here’s what’s new on Netflix this weekend.
Netflix originals and TV series
The Sinner: Season 2 (Available 9 November)
“The Sinner” Season 2 lures Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) back to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart wrenching crime – parents murdered by their 11-year-old son, with no apparent motive.
As Ambrose realizes there’s nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown. He’s pitted against those who’ll stop at nothing to protect its secrets – and the mysterious Vera (Carrie Coon) who proves to be a complicated, enigmatic piece to this haunting puzzle.
Westside (Available 9 November)
Westside offers an unscripted and deeply personal glimpse into the journeys of nine young L.A.-based musicians as they follow their dreams. Each episode sheds light on their creative processes and personal struggles, interspersing cinema verité-style documentary footage with beautifully produced music videos featuring original songs.
La Reina del Flow (Available 9 November)
Seventeen years after being wrongly imprisoned, a talented songwriter seeks justice against the men who caused her downfall and killed her family.
Super Drags (Available 9 November)
Three gay friends, working by day at a department store, lead double lives as crime-fighting superhero drag queens.
Riverdale: Season 3 (New Episodes Thursdays)
After a riot and a season of high-stakes political warfare, the Riverdale gang continues to navigate high drama of surreal small town life.
Dynasty: Season 2 (13/10/2018 – New Episodes Saturdays)
Fallon Carrington is charismatic, cunning, and poised to become the new COO of her father’s global energy empire – or so she thinks. When her father, Blake Carrington, summons Fallon and her brother, Steven, home in Atlanta, Fallon is horrified to learn that the reunion isn’t to announce her promotion – but rather to make the acquaintance of their stepmother-to-be, Cristal.
Family dynasties flow through blood, and Fallon would sooner draw blood than call Cristal “Mom.” Season 2 kicks off after the traumatic events from the Season 1 finale and the big question is, did everyone make it out of the fire alive?
The Good Place: Season 3 (New Episodes Fridays)
Reincarnated and back on Earth after Michael’s argument on their behalf, Eleanor and her fellow condemned souls have another chance to find the right road.
Black Lightning: Season 2 (New Episodes Tuesdays)
Black Lightning may have survived, but his superpowers did not. Now, he must help his daughters harness their special abilities to continue the fight for good.
Oh My Ghost (Starts 05/11/2018, New Episodes Mondays)
When a skilled but timid chef is possessed by a sassy spirit, her newfound confidence catches the eye of her longtime crush, a culinary hotshot.
Outlaw King (Available 9 November)
The untold, true story of Robert The Bruce who transformed from defeated nobleman, to reluctant King, to outlaw hero over the course of an extraordinary year.
Forced into battle in order to save his family, his people and his country from the oppressive English occupation of medieval Scotland, Robert seizes the Scottish crown and rallies a ragtag group of men to face off against the wrath of the world’s strongest army lead by the ferocious King Edward 1 and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales.
Neighbors (Now Streaming)
New parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) move to the suburbs when they welcome an infant daughter into their lives. All goes well with the couple, until the Delta Psi Beta fraternity moves in next door.
Mac and Kelly don’t want to seem uncool, and they try their best to get along with frat president Teddy (Zac Efron) and the rest of the guys. However, when the couple finally call the cops during a particularly raucous frat party, a full-scale war erupts.
Ali G Indahouse (Available 9 November)
Ali G, the U.K.’s hottest comic sensation, in his big-screen debut. The chilled-out, hip-hopping, white gangsta-rapper wannabe finds himself in the bizarre position of having to resolve one of Great Britain’s biggest national and political scandals.
Abetted by his loyal crew, the West Staines Massive and long-suffering girlfriend Me Julie, he emerges as the unlikeliest of heroes.
The Perfect Man (Available 9 November)
Every time Jean (Heather Locklear) goes through a bad breakup, she moves her two daughters elsewhere. Determined to make a home in New York, their latest destination, eldest daughter Holly (Hilary Duff) creates a fake online secret admirer for her mother, based on her friend’s uncle.
But as the “romance” develops, Holly encounters obstacles as her mom falls for the lie. Meanwhile, Holly has found her own love interest this time around in her cute classmate Adam (Ben Feldman).
Almost Christmas (Available 10 November)
Walter Meyer (Danny Glover) is a retired mechanic who lost the love of his life one year earlier. Now that the holiday season is here, he invites daughters Rachel (Gabrielle Union) and Cheryl (Kimberly Elise) and sons Christian (Romany Malco) and Evan (Jessie T. Usher) to his house for a traditional celebration.
Poor Walter soon realizes that if his bickering children and the rest of the family can spend five days together under the same roof, it will truly be a Christmas miracle.
Limitless (Available 10 November)
Facing unemployment and his girlfriend’s rejection, writer Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is sure that he has no future. That all changes when an old friend gives him a drug that produces enhanced mental acuity.
Stoked on the untested chemical, Eddie rises to the top of the financial world and attracts the attention of a tycoon (Robert De Niro) who intends to use him to make a fortune. But terrible side-effects and a dwindling supply threaten to collapse Eddie’s house of cards.
Comedies and Documentaries
John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons (Now Streaming)
With a rapid-fire lesson in overlooked Latin history, Colombian-American actor John Leguizamo comes to Netflix with his one-man Broadway show John Leguizamo: Latin History For Morons.
Examining 3,000 years of Latino history, Leguizamo charts everything from a satirical recap of Aztec and Incan history to stories of Latin patriots in the American Civil War, revealing how whitewashed history truly is.
Latin History For Morons earned a 2018 Tony Award nomination for Best Play on Broadway.
Medal of Honor (Available 9 November)
From Academy Award Winning Executive Producer Robert Zemeckis and Academy Award Winning Director James Moll. Medal of Honor is an 8 part anthology series told through hybrid documentary and live action footage.
It portrays stories of personal sacrifice that resulted in the highest military distinction: the Medal of Honor. This emotional docudrama tells the stories of Medal of Honor recipients from U.S. military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and more.
Beat Bugs: Season 3 (Available 9 November)
Music keeps the Beat Bugs going and points the way to problem-solving solutions in another season of fun and adventure. Meet the Beat Bugs: Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter, all with the charm and energy of five knockabout, lovable kids.
They are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe. Beat Bugs incorporates songs from the Lennon/McCartney ‘Northern Songs’ catalogue sung by some of the most popular musicians from today.
Spirit Riding Free: Season 7 (Available 9 November)
Seasons change, and so do Lucky’s adventures, whether she’s racing through the snow, outsmarting villains or soaring high in the sky!
Treehouse Detectives: Season 2 (Available 9 November)
Brother-and-sister detectives Toby and Teri are back on the case, helping others, being brave — and asking big questions about the world around them.