With Christmas just around the corner, Netflix has been releasing a litany of Christmas movies and shows that are no less binge-worthy than any blockbuster hits. Watching them gives us a giddy feeling in our stomach that we just don’t want to do away with at the moment, with all the hustle and bustle of the world. However, if you feel like you’ve had a good share of them, then you can switch to some of the newest shows on Netflix to refresh your mind.
If you’re looking for something new, then look no more, because we have got your back. Here’s a list of five new shows you can look forward to watching on Netflix this weekend.
5 News shows to watch on Netflix this weekend
1. The Crown Season 5
On November 4, 2016, The Crown premiered its first season and ever since it has garnered equally positive and critical reviews from movie critics and audiences together. Boasting four seasons already, the all-new fifth season released on Netflix on November 9, 2022, and it has perched The Crown fans on the edge of their seats.
According to Whattowatch, the plot of The Crown season 5 deals with plenty of real-life drama associated with Princess Diana and her death in August 1997. Not only that but The Crown has been renewed for season 6. In a statement to Netflix, Peter Morgan mentions, “As we started to discuss the storylines for series five, it soon became clear that to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons.”
2. Warrior Nun Season 2
Released on November 10, 2022, Warrior Nun is a Netflix Original fantasy-drama series, based on the titular comic book series by Ben Dunn. Directed by Simon Barry, Warrior Nun Season 2, the all-new season focuses on the appearance of Adriel, the relationship with Father Vincent and how Ava deals with the changes on her way.
The official logline of Warrior Nun season 2 reads:
“Ava and the Sister-Warriors of the OCS must find a way to defeat the angel, Adriel, as he attempts to build his following into the dominant religion on the planet.”
3. Manifest Season 4:
Ranked as the 9th top-rated show on NBC that season, the series was successful in gaining traction with the masses. As a result, it was subsequently renewed for a fourth season, which also proves to be very charming!
The official plotline of Manifest season 4 reads (courtesy of What’s on Netflix):
“Two years after the brutal murder of Grace turned their lives upside down, the Stone family is in shambles as a devastated Ben continues to mourn his wife and search for his kidnapped daughter, Eden.
Consumed by his grief, Ben has stepped down from his role as co-captain of the lifeboat, leaving Michaela to captain it alone, a near-impossible feat with the passengers’ every move now being monitored by a government registry.
As the Death Date draws closer and the passengers grow desperate for a path to survival, a mysterious passenger arrives with a package for Cal that changes everything they know about Flight 828 and will prove to be the key to unlocking the secret of the Callings in this compelling, mind-bending, and deeply emotional journey.”
4. The Dragon Prince Season 4:
The Dragon Prince is a Netflix Original animated fantasy series, created by Aaron Ehsaz and Justin Richmond. Parallel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Dragon Prince Season 4 released on Netflix on November 4, 2022. Season 4 of The Dragon Prince is titled, Mystery of Aaravos. As Collider writes, “Season 4 will likely expand on the character’s unknown backstory and his plans for Xadia. Additionally, Season 4 has also been labelled as Book 4: Earth. This follows in the trend of previous seasons being named after “primal sources” in the show, specifically the Moon, Sky, and Sun.”
5. Dead to Me Season 3:
Created by Liz Feldman and executively produced by Feldman, Will Ferrel, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum, Dead to Me stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, who are reprising the roles of Jen and Judy. These unlikely best friends are caught up in a mess of murder and trauma. Released on November 17th, 2022, here’s the official synopsis of Dead to Me season 3:
“Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) return, ready to risk their lives one last time for a friendship that’s above the law. In the aftermath of yet another hit and run, both women receive shocking news. When the FBI takes over Steve’s murder case, Jen is confronted with the dire consequences of taking a life, and Detective Perez (Diana Maria Riva) struggles to cover up her complicity. Meanwhile, Judy faces her existential crisis when her life is threatened by an unexpected force from her past and Ben (James Marsden) wrestles with his darkest demons. This season, no one’s future is guaranteed. Will Jen and Judy get away with their lives? And can they save each other? From Emmy Award-winning creator Liz Feldman, the final season of ‘Dead to Me’ delivers shocking twists, unexpected turns, and the kind of laughter you can only share with your best friend.”