By Mike Murphy
From outer space to the North Pole, Netflix Inc. has a little something for everyone in November, with new seasons of some returning favorites, star-studded original movies and a slate of holiday offerings.
The most anticipated of the bunch is undoubtedly “Cowboy Bebop” (Nov. 19), the long awaited live-action adaptation of the classic Japanese anime series. John Cho stars as an intergalactic bounty hunter in the genre-busting sci-fi/noir/Western series.
Netflix /zigman2/quotes/202353025/composite NFLX +0.40% also has new seasons of some of his most popular series, including Season 5 of the raunchy, yet sweet, animated pubescent comedy “Big Mouth” (Nov. 5); the third and final season of the drug-war drama “Narcos: Mexico” (Nov. 5); Season 2 of the neighborhood comedy “Gentefied” (Nov. 10); and Season 2 of the twisty docuseries “Tiger King” (Nov. 17).
There are also some major movies, including the Western shoot-em-up “The Harder They Fall” (Nov. 3), starring Idris Elba, Regina King and Jonathan Majors; “Red Notice” (Nov. 12), an international crime thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, Gal Godot and Dwayne Johnson; and “tick tick…BOOM” (Nov. 19), an autobiographical musical about Jonathan Larsen, the creator of “Rent,” starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
For those who can’t wait for Christmas, there are a ton of holiday offerings, including the rom-coms “Love Hard” (Nov. 5), starring Nina Dobrev; “The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star” (Nov. 18), starring Vanessa Hudgens; and “A Castle for Christmas” (Nov. 26), starring Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes; as well as the glass-blowing-competition special “Blown Away: Christmas” (Nov. 19).
Other notable additions include new episodes of “Masters of the Universe: Revelation” — aka the Kevin Smith one — (Nov. 23); a new season of the soapy realtor reality series “Selling Sunset” (Nov. 24), and movies such as “A River Runs Through It,” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Moneyball” (all Nov. 1).
Here’s the complete list of what’s coming and going, as of Oct. 28 (release dates are subject to change):
What’s coming in November 2021
Date TBA Decoupled — Netflix Film
Nov. 1 The Claus Family — Netflix Film21 Jump Street60 Days In: Season 6A River Runs Through ItAddams Family ValuesAmerican GangsterAn Elf’s Story: The Elf on the ShelfAngry Birds: Season 4 – Slingshot StoriesBella and the Bulldogs: Season 2The Big WeddingBram Stoker’s DraculaElf Pets: Santa’s St. Bernards Save ChristmasFirst KnightForged in Fire: Season 7GatherThe General’s DaughterIt FollowsJohnny MnemonicJoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden WindLast Action HeroMoneyballMontford: The Chickasaw RancherMy Dad’s Christmas DateThe Nightingale (2018)Total Recall (2012)Snakes on a PlaneStripesTaggedTe AtaTexas Rangers
Nov. 2 Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis — Netflix DocumentaryRidley Jones: Season 2 — Netflix Family
Nov. 3 The Harder They Fall — Netflix FilmLords of Scam — Netflix Documentary
Nov. 4 Catching Killers — Netflix Documentary
Nov. 5 A Cop Movie — Netflix DocumentaryBig Mouth: Season 5 — Netflix Series
The Club — Netflix SeriesGlória — Netflix SeriesLove Hard — Netflix Film
Meenakshi Sundareshwar — Netflix FilmNarcos: Mexico: Season 3 — Netflix Series
The Unlikely Murderer — Netflix SeriesWe Couldn’t Become Adults — Netflix FilmYara — Netflix FilmZero to Hero — Netflix Film
Nov. 6 Arcane — Netflix Series (New episodes weekly)
Nov. 7 Father Christmas Is Back — Netflix Film
Nov. 9 Swap Shop — Netflix SeriesYour Life Is a Joke — Netflix Comedy
Nov. 10 Animal — Netflix DocumentaryGentefied: Season 2 — Netflix Series
Happiness Ever After — Netflix FilmPassing — Netflix Film
Nov. 11 Love Never Lies — Netflix SeriesRed Notice — Netflix Film
Nov. 12 Legacies: Season 3 (new episodes)