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Feck The Sun - Here's What's New On Netflix For This Weekend

By Darragh Berry

April 20, 2018 at 12:04pm

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Yeah we know what you're thinking... ah hello? Have you not been outside? 

But we think that these additions to Netflix this weekend will make you think twice about stepping outside.

(Or they'll defo be the next option when the sun goes for a snooze in the night time).

Here's what's new this weekend:

NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

The Alienist: Season 1(Now Streaming)

New York City, 1896. A series of haunting, gruesome murders has gripped the city.  Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, criminal psychology Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, New York Times illustrator John Moore and Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary determined to become the city's first female police detective, set out to find and apprehend one of New York City's first serial killers.  

Dope: Season 2 (Now Streaming)

The drug war never ends. Camera crews follow smugglers, users and law enforcement agencies across Indiana, the Caribbean, Detroit and Atlanta. As police officers try to think like bad guys, dealers and smugglers do whatever it takes to keep moving product and making money.

The Letdown: Season 1 (Available from 21 April)

Audrey, mother of a 2-month-old, joins a new-parents support group, where she makes some quirky friends facing various challenges and life changes.

WEEKLY EPISODES

Black Lightning: Season 1 (New episodes Tuesdays)

Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. 

However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him, or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.

Designated Survivor: Season 2 (New episodes Thursdays)

With the conspiracy more alarming than ever, a fiery lawyer joins President Kirkman's staff and Agent Wells forms an alliance with a British spy.  Stars Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Ben Lawson, Zoe McLellan and Paulo Costanzo

Riverdale: Season 2 (New episodes Thursdays)

Riverdale is back for season two and it’s darker than ever. With the shooting of Fred Andrews threatening to plunge the entire town into utter darkness, can Betty unmask the Black Hood to save Archie from going further down the dark and dangerous path he’s on?    

Stars K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick,  Luke Perry, Skeet Ulrich and Mark Consuelos

RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 10 (New episodes Fridays)

The Emmy-winning series returns for a milestone 10th season. A cast of 14 talented drag queens compete for the coveted title of America's Next Drag Superstar and a cash prize of $100,000. Regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews join Ru on the judges' panel to decide who stays, who lip synchs for his or her life, or who "sashays away." 

This season's celebrity guest judges are headed by superstar entertainer Christina Aguilera and also includes Shania Twain, Lena Dunham, Halsey, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Kate Upton, Billy Eichner, and Kumail Nanjiani.  Catch up on Season 2-9 on Netflix.

FILMS

Dude  (Available from 20 April)

Four best girlfriends negotiate loss and major life changes during the last two weeks of high school in this coming-of-age comedy.

Starring Lucy Hale, Alex Wolff, Alexandra Shipp, Awkwafina, and Kathryn Prescott.

Money Monster (Now Streaming)

In the taut and tense thriller Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. 

But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O’Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.

Alice Through the Looking Glass (Now Streaming)

After slipping through a mirror, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself back in Underland with the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum. 

Her friends tell her that the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) is in a funk over the loss of his family. Hoping to save his loved ones, Alice steals the Chronosphere from Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) to travel into the past. While there, she encounters the younger Hatter and the evil Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter).

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Now Streaming)

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker (Tina Fey) decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. 

Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie), a fellow journalist who takes the shellshocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

Fear Dot Com (Available from 20 April)

When four bodies are discovered among the industrial decay and urban grime of New York City, brash young detective Mike Reilly (Stephen Dorff) teams with ambitious Department of Health researcher Terry Huston (Natascha McElhone) to uncover the cause behind their violent and inexplicable deaths. The only common factor shared by the victims? Each died exactly 48 hours after logging on to feardot.com.

NETFLIX ORIGINAL COMEDY

The Honeymoon Stand Up Special: Collection  (Now Streaming)

First comes love, then comes babies, then comes the part where you roast complete strangers. Impending parenthood does funny things to Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, who dissect family, relationships and more in a trio of stand-up specials.

NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARIES

Mercury 13 (Available from 20 April)

This documentary profiles women who were tested in 1961 for spaceflight, but had their dreams dashed when only men were chosen to become astronauts.

NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES FOR KIDS

Spy Kids: Mission Critical: Season 1 (Available from 20 April)

What if grown-up spies can't do the job? It's up to junior spies Juni and Carmen Cortez to defeat S.W.A.M.P. in an animated series based on the films.

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