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What’s new on Netflix this December

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Shannon Kuan

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Published: 1 December 2021, 3:23 PM

Netflix is rearing up for a good way to wrap up the year with a slate of festive holiday specials, returning favourites, and star-studded films you may have missed seeing in cinemas.

From comedy to thriller, here are seven upcoming Netflix movies and series’ you can look forward to this December!

1. Joker

For those who have yet to watch the critically-acclaimed movie Joker, don’t fret because Netflix has just added the movie to their site.

This movie focuses on Joker’s backstory and how he became the infamous Batman villain, when his life took a dark, gut-wrenching turn after a lashing out at his attackers.


Despite his terrible actions, you may even find yourself sympathising for the Joker after seeing how society treated him. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


Joker has just been released on Dec 1 and is now available to watch on Netflix.

2. Single All The Way

If you’re a fan of the fake dating trope in romance, you’re going to love this Christmas movie.

Single All The Way focuses on Peter who is desperate to avoid his family’s judgment and questions about being single.

So, he convinces his best friend to pose as his significant other on a Christmas visit home. But their plan — and feelings — begin the change the moment his family starts playing matchmaker. 


What’s better than pretending to date a friend, only to uncover your hidden feelings for them in the process! PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


This Christmas romance special will be available to watch on Dec 2.

3. La Casa de Papel: Season 5 Part 2

Otherwise known as Money Heist, part two of season five of the Spanish series will be the epic finale to the world’s greatest heist.

In the finale, the stakes couldn’t be higher for the embattled Professor as he races to get the gold — and more importantly, his team — out of the bank.


Season five part two concludes the last five episodes of the series. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


Don’t worry, you won’t have to wait long as the episodes are releasing on Dec 3.

4. The Witcher: Season 2

The Witcher is back for its second second where you can expect even more monsters and magic.


Henry Cavill plays Geralt, a mutated monster hunter struggling to find his place in a world in which people often prove to be more wicked than beasts. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


Strap in for another world-ending threat for the characters to face as they battle even bigger and tougher monsters than in the first season.

The new season will premiere on Dec 17, with all eight episodes airing at the same time.

5. Emily in Paris: Season 2

Back for another season, Emily in Paris promises more fun, more fashion, and more faux pas.


Season one of the series introduced Chicago marketing executive, Emily Cooper, hired to provide an American perspective at a Parisian marketing firm. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


As season two follows Emily finding her footing in Paris, a fallout from a night of passion could send her stumbling into trouble.

The second season for Emily in Paris will premiere on Dec 22.

6. Don’t Look Up

A rare combination of disaster and comedy sure does sound interesting, and that’s what Netflix’s new film Don’t Look Up is all about.

Directed by Adam Mckay, Don’t Look Up centers around two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth.

However, the response they get is unexpected and underwhelming.


The movie features notable names such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Timothée Chalamet, Chris Evans, Meryl Streep and more. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


Don’t Look Up releases on Netflix on Dec 24.

7. The Silent Sea

Gong Yoo has been taking the Korean media wave by storm since Goblin, Train to Busan, and his cameo in Squid Game; and now he will be starring as the main character in the upcoming Netflix series — The Silent Sea.


The new sci-fi mystery thriller series is an adaptation from the 2014 short film The Sea of Tranquility. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


The plot focuses on a perilous 24-hour mission on the moon where space explorers try to retrieve samples from an abandoned research facility steeped in classified secrets.

Thriller has been a genre that many recent Korean films and series have yet to disappoint in. And if Gong Yoo is in it, you can bet it will be a hit!

Watch The Silent Sea when it comes out on Dec 24.

Click here to view the full list of upcoming movies and shows on Netflix this month!

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