Netflix this week plans to add 12 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including 11 originals.
The new title list will include season one of Bodyguard (pictured above), a six-episode BBC murder mystery that has become a major hit in the United Kingdom. (Note: Although it first aired in the UK, Bodyguard is regarded as a Netflix original because it has not yet aired in the United States.)
RottenTomatoes.com, which tracks critical reviews, gives Bodyguard a score of 100 out of a possible 100 with 21 of 21 critics surveyed saying they liked it.
“Bodyguard is a thriller first, and in respect to the elements that relate to the genre, the show masterfully excels. What makes it work is how well the show presents in the form of a slow-burn story despite moving at a rather quick stride,” writes Forbes’ Merrill Barr.
“Both juicy in its delving into character psychology and rippingly ready to tear up its playbook as it goes, it’s a six-episode ride that demands, and rewards, a quick binge,” adds Daniel D’ Addario of Variety.
Also notably new this week on Netflix: Adam Sandler 100% Fresh, a Netflix original stand-up special starring the former Saturday Night Live comedian.
Here is the complete list of new titles coming this week to Netflix streaming:
Sunday, October 21
Robozuna (Netflix Original)
Tuesday, October 23
Adam Sandler 100% Fresh (Netflix Original)
Wednesday, October 24
Bodyguard (Netflix Original)
Friday, October 26
Been So Long (Netflix Original Film)
Castlevania: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix Original)
Dovlatov (Netflix Film)
Great News: Season 2
Jefe (Netflix Film)
Shirkers (Netflix Original)
Terrorism Close Calls (Netflix Original)
Saturday, October 27
Girl from Nowhere (Netflix Original)
— Phillip Swann