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 July 5th, 2019.
Stranger Things 3
Stranger Things 3 is without a doubt the biggest addition to Netflix this week. Taking place in the summer of 1985, it depicts the kids a little older, dealing with teenage problems for the first time. It’s more drenched in the ’80s than the previous two seasons, thanks largely to new central locations in the Starcourt Mall and the 4th of July carnival. This series continues to be drenched in nostalgia, but it’s the relationships between the characters that keeps us coming back and makes it one of the best original series Netflix has to offer.