Our top picks of what’s new to Netflix this December

by Rachel Darcy

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]It’s that time of the month again, where Netflix unveil all that’s good coming to the service in the next few weeks.

The star in December’s Netflix crown is Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (7/12/2018), by acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis. It follows the tale of Mowgli, who encounters inherent dangers along the way to discovering who he truly is.

It features an all-starcast including Christian Bale, Cate Blancett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto, Matthew Rhys and Naomie Harris, along with newcomer Rohan Chand as Mowgli.

The highly anticipated DUMPLIN’ (7/12/2018) makes its way onto our screens this month.

It focuses on forthright Texas teen Willowdean Dickson, who enters a local beauty pageant to honour her beloved late aunt and spite her ex-beauty queen mom (Jennifer Aniston). It’s a collaboration with the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton, featuring original tracks by the singer.

A new TV show heading to Netflix is the intriguing Perfume (21/12/2018). The six-episode series is focused on a perfumer with a superhuman sense of smell, who kills students at a boarding school to distill their essence and create the perfect scent. It’s based on the 1985 Patrick Süskind novel of the same name and looks scent-sational.

Adding to Netflix’s unscripted portfolio this month will also be The Fix (below, from 12/14/2018). Comedians Jimmy Carr, D.L. Hughley and Katherine Ryan will tackle the world’s woes with help from a rotating crew of funny guests and experts.

Just in time for Christmas, Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (18/12/2018) – the comedienne’s first special since 2003 – will see the famed talk show host revisit her road to stardom and details the lessons she’s learned along the way.

And lastly, there’s a big one for music fans coming to the streaming giant in December.
Springsteen on Broadway (16/12/2018) is based on the best-selling autobiography of Bruce Springsteen. The documentary will see the legend performing acoustic versions of his music and sharing personal stories with fans.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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