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Six new releases you have to stream on Netflix this week

If you’ve been keeping track of the new releases streaming over the past couple of weeks, you might already be stuffed full of content, with the likes of Prey, Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 and The Sandman each coming out to decent reviews across the globe. But do you think we could tempt you with just one more canapé? One more cheeky mini spring roll of content?

Before you turn down this week’s offerings, allow us to explain what’s on its way to your screens this week. 

In something of a content hangover after last week’s high-brow releases, including big-budget movies and long-awaited TV series, this week sees a bargain basement dumping of middling releases with the potential for a hidden gem or two.

Below, we’ve picked out six of the best releases to have found the light on Netflix this week. There are countless great releases on the platform this week, but these are the best of the best.

Never Have I Ever: Season Three (2022)

After announcing the show’s cancellation after its fourth season to be released in the future, enjoy Netflix’s celebrated Never Have I Ever whilst you still can. Following the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl, the series follows Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) and her relationship with Paxton (Darren Barnet) as they both try to navigate the pitfalls of young life. 

After earning a solid contingent of fans thanks to its sensitive screenplay and strong lead performances, fans of the show will be delighted with the release of season three.

Locke & Key: Season 3 (2022)

Regarding series 3’s, Netflix’s fantasy series Locke & Key also returns for another run. Flying under the radar of many viewers, the series follows the three Locke siblings and their mother, who move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, a place full of magical keys that help them solve the mystery of their father’s murder. Cute and creative, Netflix has kept this series largely under wraps. 

Whilst fans of the show will applaud the arrival of the final series; we’re not sure if this new arrival will do much to get new fans onboard. 

School Tales The Series: Season 1 (2022)

Speaking of anthology series, and Netflix does love a good anthology series, the brand new School Tales sees eight new terrifying ghost stories set in schools hit the streaming service. Helmed by six different Thai directors, the new series hopes to score the pants off viewers across the world and seize a young demographic at the same time, no doubt enticed by the school setting. 

A curious release, we’re not too sure what to make of this one, but the sheer darkness of the unknown excites us a little bit. 

13: The Musical (2022)

When was the last time a good musical came along? Maybe the under-appreciated In the Heights? Well, 13: The Musical is hoping to become the next big thing, with the Netflix film, based on the stage show of the same name, following Evan Goldman, a young boy who moves to small-town Indiana after his parent’s divorce and he finds himself having to adapt to a new way of life. 

Starring the likes of Rhea Perlman, Josh Peck, Debra Messing, Eli Golden and Debra Messing, for fans of musicals and stage productions, this will be a must-watch.

Day Shift (2022)

Where has Jamie Foxx been all this time? He has been making Day Shift, of course, with Netflix’s eclectic new movie offering actually looking like a surprisingly fun time. It tells the story of a hard-working father who secretly hunts and kills vampires for a living. Directed by the stunt coordinator for films such as John Wick: Chapter 2Fast & Furious 8 and Warrior, this film promises to be a proper good time.

Joining Foxx in the cast are Karla Souza, Dave Franco, Snoop Dogg, Meagan Good and more. If you’re a fan of action in any shape or form, Day Shift will be worth your time.

A Model Family (2022)

We’ve gone for a punt at number one, with a top choice for this week’s content going to a brand new South Korean series named A Model Family. Telling the story of an ordinary man on the brink of bankruptcy and divorce who accidentally discovers a car crammed full of money and drugs, this intricate new family crime drama could be the next big thing. On the other hand, it could also seek a niche audience in the streaming platform’s shadows. 

Featuring the likes of Jung Woo, Park Hee-soon, Yoon Jin-seo and Park Ji-yeon, time will tell whether A Model Family can break the general audiences of Netflix.