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What’s new on Netflix?

What’s new on Netflix?


Get up to speed on the epic shows, movies, documentaries and specials being added this December and January

By Virgin TV Edit

Ready to start 2021 with loads of stream-tastic entertainment on Netflix? You’d better be, because this month is bursting with box-fresh shows, returning favourites, blockbuster movies and must-watch docs.


Discover the highlights heading your way this month, including season 3 of Cobra Kai, and make sure you bookmark this page as we update it with the latest shows to drop on the service…


The Ripper

Find season 1 in Apps & Games > Netflix from Wednesday 16 December

Netflix’s latest spine-tingling true crime docuseries examines the sequence of murders that had police stumped, and terrified a nation as the authorities hunted the elusive “Yorkshire Ripper”.


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix from Friday 18 December

Tensions rise between a legendary blues singer, an ambitious musician and their white managers in this captivating musical drama starring an almost unrecognisable Viola Davis and the late, great Chadwick Boseman, in his final ever role.


London Hughes: To Catch A D*ck

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix from Tuesday 22 December

The comic’s acclaimed comedy special arrives on Netflix, seeing Hughes comment on anything from being single in modern day Britain, to the female equivalent of “big d*ck energy”, and pretty much everything in between.


The Midnight Sky

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix from Wednesday 23 December

George Clooney directs, stars and rocks a serious beard in this captivating new sci-fi drama, in which a lonely Arctic scientist attempts to prevent a crew of astronauts from returning to Earth in the midst of a potentially world-ending environmental event.



Find season 1 in Apps & Games > Netflix from Christmas Day

Shonda Rhimes (aka the brain behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandaland countless other global TV smash-hits) delivers another absolute banger with this suitably saucy new period drama set in the ruthlessly competitive world of 19th century high society.


Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

Find season 4 in Apps & Games > Netflix from New Year’s Eve. Seasons 1-3 available now.

The fourth (and, unfortunately, final) part of the acclaimed reboot finally arrives, with the teen witch continuing to straddle the line between the human world and that of her family of witches.


Headspace Guide To Meditation

Find season 1 in Apps & Games > Netflix from New Year’s Day

Get 2021 off to a chilled start with this new series about meditation and its benefits. Each of these 20-minute episodes ends with a guided meditation designed to help you find your inner peace. Lovely.



Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix from New Year’s Day

Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais and Tim Curry provide the voices in this animated family adventure about a pigeon who signs up for Britain’s Royal Homing Pigeon Service during the Second World War. But becoming a national hero isn’t easy…



Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix from New Year’s Day

Karl Urban plays iconic law enforcer Judge Dredd who, along with his apprentice, tries to collar a notorious drug lord inside a chaotic 200-storey apartment block. Fast-paced and packed with explosive thrills, this 2012 blockbuster is a must-watch for action fans.


The Circle USA

Find season 1 in Apps & Games > Netflix from New Year’s Day

Couldn’t get enough of the Channel 4 reality game show in which anyone can be anyone? Then get ready for the American version – which you just know is going to be even wilder.



Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix from New Year’s Day

Can singer-turned-basketball coach Will Ferrell get his team of no-hopers into the NBA? Find out with this slam-dunkin’ sports comedy which also stars Woody Harrelson and André 3000.


All Is True

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix from Saturday 2 January

Kenneth Branagh directs this historical drama in which he also plays William Shakespeare during the playwright’s final days. Co-starring Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen, it’s a fascinating look at the iconic writer in his twilight years.


Nicolas Cage’s History Of Swear Words

Find season 1 in Apps & Games > Netflix from Tuesday 5 January

Hollywood icon Nicolas Cage taking a look at the origins and cultural impact of the English language’s naughtiest words? Bleepin’ heck! With Cage enlisting the help of historians, comedians and celebrities to talk all things profanity, we could not be more intrigued.


Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons

Find season 5 in Apps & Games > Netflix from Friday 8 January. Seasons 1-4 available now.

The docuseries that gives viewers unprecedented access to some of the most infamous prisons on Earth returns for a new season. This time, host Rafael Rowe will be heading to South Africa, Greenland and the Phillipines.


Cobra Kai

Find season 3 in Apps & Games > Netflix from Friday 8 January. Seasons 1 & 2 available now.

This Karate Kid spin-off about the adult lives of Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) has been a smash hit on Netflix, so get ready for its big return this month.


Instant Family

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix from Sunday 10 January

Married couple Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne get more than they bargained for when they foster three kids in this hilarious comedy directed by Daddy’s Home’s Sean Anders.


Fate: The Winx Saga

Find season 1 in Apps & Games > Netflix from Wednesday 22 January

A group of fairies learns to grapple with love, life, and monsters in this magical young adult drama that’s based on the animated series Winx Club.


The White Tiger

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix from Wednesday 22 January

Adapted from the 2008 Booker Prize-winning novel by Aravind Adiga, the driver of a rich Indian family (newcomer Adarsh Gourav) attempts to escape his impoverished background and become a successful entrepreneur.



Find season 5 in Apps & Games > Netflix from Thursday 23 January. Seasons 1-4 available now.

Jumping seven years into the future, prepare for even more strange goings-on involving Archie and the gang in season 5 of Netflix’s stylish teen drama.


The Dig

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix from Friday 29 January

Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James are among the stars in this new historical drama based on a real-life archaeological excavation in Suffolk that revealed an abundance of ancient artefacts. We think you’ll dig it.


How to watch Netflix with Virgin TV

If you have a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®:


Press home on your remote

Select Apps & Games

Select All Apps 

Select Netflix


If you’re already a Netflix subscriber, you can also access the app through Search & Discover or by pressing Red on channel 204. Just sign in with your existing login and start watching. And you’ll only have to log in the first time you use it. 


If you’re new to Netflix, then you’ll need to subscribe to use the app. The easiest way to do this is by going to You can also subscribe using the Netflix app in Apps & Games.

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