Netflix this week (August 23-29) plans to add 15 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including 10 originals.
The new titles will include the first two seasons of Cobra Kai (pictured above), a comedy/drama series based on the 1984 film, The Karate Kid. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their movie roles as men now in their 50s struggling with their past and life choices.
Seasons one and two, which streamed on YouTube Premium in 2018 and 2019, generated a Rotten Tomatoes score of 94 out of a possible 100 based on 28 reviews.
“By focusing on one of the original movies’ bad guys and the fallout from the franchise’s climatic moment, this smartly written and poignant drama is a surprisingly compelling watch,” writes James Croot of Stuff.com.
Netflix has announced it will do a third season of Cobra Kai, which will launch at a date yet to be announced.
Also notable this week: I Am a Killer, a Netflix original documentary about death row inmates; Million Dollar Beach House, a Netflix original competition series about real estate agents in the Hamptons; and All Together Now, a Netflix original film about a musically-gifted teen who’s homeless and living on a bus.
Here is the complete list of new titles coming this week to Netflix streaming:
Sunday, August 23
Septembers of Shiraz
Tuesday, August 25
Emily’s Wonder Lab — Netflix Family
Trinkets, Season 2 — Netflix Original
Wednesday, August 26
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol — Netflix Original
La venganza de Analía — Netflix Original
Million Dollar Beach House — Netflix Original
Rising Phoenix — Netflix Documentary
Thursday, August 27
Aggretsuko, Season 3 — Netflix Anime
The Bridge Curse
The Frozen Ground
Friday, August 28
All Together Now — Netflix Film
Cobra Kai, Seasons 1 and 2
I AM A Killer — Netflix Original
Unknown Origins — Netflix Film
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