By Mike Murphy
Netflix Inc. has a ridiculous amount of original content coming in December, including new seasons of some of its most popular series, Oscar-contending movies and a slew of holiday specials.
The fantasy epic “The Witcher” (Dec. 17) returns for its second season, as monster-hunter Geralt (Henry Cavill) encounters assorted elves, sorceresses and royalty in his adventures; “Money Heist” (Dec. 5) concludes with the second half of Season 5, as the Professor and his ever-dwindling crew try to escape the besieged Bank of Spain with their haul of stolen gold; “Emily in Paris” (Dec. 22) is back for Season 2, promising more fun, fashion and faux pas as the all-too-American Emily (Lily Collins) tries to find her footing in Paris; “Queer Eye” (Dec. 31) is back for its sixth season, making tear-jerking transformations in Texas this time around; and Season 4 of “Cobra Kai” (Dec. 31) sees Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka) join forces in an attempt to win the ever-important All-Valley Under-18 Karate Tournament.
On the movie front, Netflix /zigman2/quotes/202353025/composite NFLX +3.09% has a pair with serious Oscar buzz in “The Power of the Dog” (Dec. 1), a family drama directed by Jane Campion and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons as brothers running a Montana ranch in the 1920s; and “Don’t Look Up” (Dec. 24), Adam McKay’s star-studded (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep and many more) sci-fi comedy about astronomers who discover a comet is going to hit Earth.
And there are plenty of seasonal offerings, like “Single All the Way” (Dec. 2), a holiday rom-com starring Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers and Luke MacFarlane; the fourth installment of “The Great British Baking Show: Holidays” (Dec. 3); and family fare such as “Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas” (Dec. 3) and “David and the Elves” (Dec. 4).
Here’s the full list of what’s coming and going, as of Nov. 23 (release dates are subject to change):
What’s coming in December 2021
Dec. 1 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean — Netflix AnimeKayko and Kokosh — Netflix FamilyKayko and Kokosh: Season 2 — Netflix FamilyLost in Space: Season 3 — Netflix SeriesThe Power of the Dog — Netflix Film
Are You the One: Season 3Blood and BoneBody of LiesBordertown: Mural MurdersChloeChocolatCloserDeath at a FuneralDr. Seuss’ The Cat in the HatThe Final DestinationFinal Destination 3Final Destination 5Fool’s GoldThe Fourth KindInk Master: Season 3Ink Master: Season 4Knight Rider 2000Knight Rider: Seasons 1-4Law Abiding CitizenThe Legend of ZorroLifeLooperThe Mask of ZorroMinority ReportPet Sematary (1989)PremonitionSabrina (1995)Soul SurferStepmomStuart Little 2Sucker PunchThink Like a ManTremorsWe Were SoldiersWild ThingsWyatt Earp
Dec. 2 The AlpinistCoyotes — Netflix SeriesSingle All the Way — Netflix Film
The Whole Truth — Netflix Film
Dec. 3 Cobalt Blue — Netflix FilmComing Out Colton — Netflix SeriesJurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 4 — Netflix FamilyMoney Heist: Part 5 Vol 2 — Netflix Series
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 4 — Netflix SeriesMixtape — Netflix FilmMoney Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin: Volume 2 — Netflix DocumentaryShaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas — Netflix Family
Dec. 5 Japan Sinks: People of Hope: Season 1 (episode 8)
Dec. 6 David and the Elves — Netflix FilmVoir — Netflix Documentary
Dec. 7 Centaurworld: Season 2 — Netflix FamilyGo Dog Go: Season 2 — Netflix FamilyNicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo) — Netflix Comedy
Dec. 8 Carolin Kebekus: The Last Christmas Special — Netflix Comedy
Dec. 9 Asakusa Kid — Netflix FilmBathtubs Over BroadwayBonus Family: Season 4 — Netflix SeriesThe Family That Sings Together: The Camargos — Netflix Documentary
Dec. 10 Anonymously Yours — Netflix FilmAranyak — Netflix SeriesBack to the Outback — Netflix FilmHow to Ruin Christmas: The Funeral — Netflix SeriesTwentysomethings: Austin (formerly Roaring Twenties) — Netflix SeriesSaturday Morning All Star Hits! — Netflix SeriesThe ShackStill Out of My League — Netflix FilmTwo — Netflix FilmThe Unforgivable — Netflix Film
Dec. 11 Fast ColorThe Hungry and the Hairy — Netflix Series
Dec. 12 Japan Sinks: People of Hope: Season 1 (episode 9)
Dec. 13 Eye in the Sky
Dec. 14 The Future DiaryRussell Howard: Lubricant — Netflix ComedyStarBeam: Beaming in the New Year — Netflix Family