Welcome to New on Netflix, a feature here at Wicked Horror in which we provide the latest updates on what’s coming to the streaming service for the week. In recent times, Netflix’s shift in content has been interesting. While many fan-favorite movies and TV shows have been Netflix staples for the better part of a decade, they’ve been taken off the service with more frequency. Some of them return, some of them don’t, and while these are all simply the result of licensing deals that were already in place before these properties even hit the service, they do shed some light on the content provider’s new focus.
Netflix is continuing to shift gears away from movies and TV shows owned by other studios or companies and is producing their own content with staggering frequency. As we continue to provide updates on what’s been added to the service, it will always be interesting to note the balance between original and licensed content being added to the Netflix library.
With that in mind, here are the latest Netflix additions for the week of April 19, 2019.
The Silence does not have time on its side. It is based on a book that predates A Quiet Place and the movie was in development, or at least nearly in development, before A Quiet Place took off. Yet now that it’s here, it can’t quite help but look like anything but an imitation of that massive phenomenon, even though it isn’t. Because of that context, it’s still definitely worth a look and it features a great cast spearheaded by Stanley Tucci.