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New on Netflix in July

New on Netflix in July


A trip down memory lane for a Detroit cop and a claw-some new series… there’s something for everyone on Netflix this month

By Charlotte Briggs, Staff Writer

Guess who’s back, back again? No, we’re not talking about old school rapper Eminem topping the charts again. We’re talking about another nostalgia-filled comeback: the highly anticipated return of the street-smart and wisecracking detective Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F.


Elsewhere, it’s raining cats (literally) and dogs as popular card game Exploding Kittens gets an animated makeover into a devilish adult comedy.


Plus, get ready for the Olympic Games this month with two new sporting docuseries that centre on some of the world’s most impressive athletes, including gymnastic superstar Simone Biles and world-renowned sprinters Sha’Carri Richardson, Noah Lyles and Shericka Jackson.


A Family Affair

Find it in Apps > Netflix from Friday 28 June

An unexpected hookup between Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron? No, that’s not a salacious tabloid rumour but the plot of a new romcom from director Richard LaGravenese (PS I Love You). When young assistant Zara (Joey King, The Kissing Booth) discovers that her movie star boss (Efron) has fallen in love with her mother (Kidman), comical chaos ensues. Screen legends Kathy Bates and Shirley MacLaine also appear, while Sherry Cola (Joy Ride) and Liza Koshy (Players) round out the ensemble cast.


Sprint: The World’s Fastest Humans

Find season 1 in Apps > Netflix from Tuesday 2 July

On your marks, get set, go! Since eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt retired in 2017, the sprinting world has been on the lookout for a new superstar. This in-depth docuseries follows some of the world’s most talented sprinters including Sha’Carri Richardson, Noah Lyles and Shericka Jackson, chronicling their lives as they train for Paris 2024 and dream of gold. 


Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F

Find it in Apps > Netflix from Wednesday 3 July

Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is back on the not-so-mean streets of Beverly Hills for an all-new adventure. But even though it’s been 40 years since he first arrived in LA, danger is still never too far away for Foley after his daughter Jane (Taylour Paige, The Baxters) falls into serious trouble. Cue a reunion with old pals Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Taggart (John Ashton), and Foley is ready to crack another case wide open while getting as many wisecracks in as possible.


The Imaginary

Find it in Apps > Netflix from Friday 5 July

Step into a wild and whimsical world inspired by AF Harrold’s critically acclaimed children’s novel. Developed by Studio Ponic (founded by Yoshiaki Nishimura, formerly of Studio Ghibli) and directed by Spirited Away animator Yoshiyuki Momose, The Imaginary is the story of a delightful friendship between Amanda and her imaginary friend Rudger. However, their world is suddenly turned upside down and Rudger finds himself alone in the Town of Imaginaries with a mysterious threat at large.



Find season 1 in Apps > Netflix from Tuesday 9 July

Following in the footsteps of Quarterback is this eight-episode sporting series that documents five of the NFL’s best pass catchers throughout the 2023 season: Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and Amon-Ra St Brown. Go inside the huddle to find out the high stakes and challenges these players face both on and off the pitch.


Exploding Kittens

Find season 1 in Apps > Netflix from Friday 12 July

Best-selling card game Exploding Kittens took the world by storm a decade ago  – and now it’s getting a screen adaption, becoming a purr-fect adult animation with King Of The Hill creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels serving as executive producers. Tom Ellis (Lucifer) stars as Godcat, sent to Earth to reconnect with humanity – only to find himself living next door to mortal enemy Devilcat (Sasheer Zamata, Unfrosted). What could possibly go wrong?


Homicide: Los Angeles

Find season 2 in Apps > Netflix from Tuesday 16 July. Season 1 available now

Law & Order creator Dick Wolf is back with a second series of his true crime docuseries and this time he’s heading to the West Coast to re-examine five famous murder cases. Featuring archival footage and interviews with those who were involved, the series shines a new light on shocking crimes including the years-long murder prosecution of record producer Phil Spector and the tragic death of actor Gavin Smith.


Simone Biles Rising

Find season 1 part 1 in Apps > Netflix from Wednesday 17 July

It’s not always easy being at the top of your game, as Simone Biles showed when she withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 to focus on her mental health. And Biles’ captivating four-part docuseries captures her inspiring journey since that fateful day, showing the hard work and dedication it takes to become history’s most decorated gymnast as she prepares for her long-awaited comeback to the Olympic stage.


Skywalkers: A Love Story

Find it in Apps > Netflix from Thursday 18 July

Professional daredevils Angela Nikolau and Ivan Beerku are taking their relationship to new heights with their most heart-racing challenge yet – scaling the world’s last super skyscraper without a safety harness. Yikes! Muster up all your courage and join the couple as they climb Malaysia’s Merdeka 188 skyscraper, including its 160-metre spire. Just don’t look down…


Cobra Kai

Find season 6 part 1 in Apps > Netflix from Thursday 18 July. Seasons 1-5 available now

This sequel to the original The Karate Kid films is ending after six glorious seasons – quite the achievement in an ultra-competitive modern TV landscape. Its final run of 15 episodes is being split into three parts, and the first picks up with Cobra Kai eliminated from the Valley: the senseis and students alike must decide if and how they will compete in the Sekai Taikai (the world championships of karate). While season 5 ended on a relatively peaceful note, we’d bet big that this show will be going out fighting.


Find Me Falling

Find it in Apps > Netflix from Friday 19 July

Dreaming of a summer romance? Then don’t miss this gorgeous new romcom in which actor/musician Harry Connick Jr (Hope Floats) brings both his sets of credentials to the table as a lonely rock star, who heads to the beautiful Mediterranean to find his spark again. But his hopes for a peaceful escape are quickly dashed when he bumps into an old flame (Agni Scott, Bridget Jones’s Baby) and their relationship is reignited. Swoon! Plus, Connick fans can expect a few new songs from the Grammy-winning artist.


The Decameron

Find season 1 in Apps > Netflix from Thursday 25 July

Renaissance author Giovanni Boccaccio’s collection of racy short stories are given a modern makeover in Kathleen Jordan’s (Teenage Bounty Hunters) soapy period drama. A group of 14-century nobles and their servants retreat to a countryside villa in an attempt to avoid the deadly bubonic plague that’s raging through Europe. However, as societal rules begin to crumble, the boundaries between the groups begin to blur – helped by plenty of wine – and lines are crossed in unprecedented ways… Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Derry Girls), Tanya Reynolds (Sex Education) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development) star.



Find season 8 in Apps > Netflix from Friday 26 July. Seasons 1-7 available now

The eighth and final season of Elite, the hugely entertaining Spanish teen drama set at a fancy private school, lands on Netflix this month and it’s ending with a bang. The leaders of the alumni association have decided to start laying down the law – and their actions will shake Las Encinas to its foundations. Can Omar (Omar Shanaa) stand up to them and avert chaos? Season 8 will also see the return of a familiar face as one of the original scholarship students is back from university. Don’t miss it.



What else is new on Netflix: July 2024

  • Star Trek: Prodigy (season 2) – Monday 1 July
  • The Man With 1,000 Kids – Wednesday 3 July
  • Barbecue Showdown (season 3) – Thursday 4 July
  • Rhythm + Flow France (season 3) – Thursday 4 July
  • Desperate Lies – Friday 5 July
  • Goyo – Friday 5 July
  • The Boyfriend (season 1) – Tuesday 9 July
  • Sugar Rush: The Baking Point (season 2) – Wednesday 10 July
  • Vanished Into The Night – Thursday 11 July
  • Vikings: Valhalla (season 3) – Thursday 11 July
  • Blame The Game – Friday 12 July
  • La Liga: All Access (season 1) – Monday 15 July
  • Master Of The House (season 1) – Thursday 18 July
  • Sweet Home (season 3) – Friday 19 July
  • The Dragon Prince (season 6) – Friday 26 July
  • Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa – Wednesday 31 July
  • Too Hot To Handle (season 6) – July TBC


How to watch Netflix with Virgin TV

If you have a Virgin TV 360 box or Stream from Virgin Media, there are four ways to navigate to the Netflix app:


1. Use your voice

A. Just press and hold the voice button and say “Netflix” to open the app.


2. Via the app section

A. Press Home.

B. Go to the right and select Apps.

C. Select Netflix in the Apps screen.


3. Via channel 204 if you’re a Virgin TV 360 customer

A. Tuning to this channel automatically launches Netflix.


4. Navigating down to the Netflix icon in the homepage if you are a Stream customer


To search for Netflix content on your Virgin TV 360 and Stream from Virgin Media, select the Search icon from any full screen menu. Enter your Search term using the on-screen keyboard. Press back and then right to highlight the “All” filter. Press OK and select Netflix. You can now view and select from the Netflix results for your search term.


To access Netflix 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


Our Biggest TV, Biggest TV Volt and Ultimate Volt bundles already include Netflix in Full HD. You can also add Netflix to any other bundle that includes broadband and TV – just hit Customise your package to add it.


Already have a Netflix subscription? You can transfer your billing over to Virgin Media to keep everything together in one bill without changing your Netflix account! Learn more here.

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