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 February 1st, 2019.
While it probably falls a little closer into the all-too broad category of thriller, Velvet Buzzsaw looks weird and surreal enough to absolutely qualify for this feature and it just happens to hit Netflix today. People have been waiting for a reunion of Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy and star Jake Gylenhaal since they teamed together on that movie, and this looks to be even stranger and crazier than that was.