6 July, 2021
New On Netflix July: The Last Letter From Your Lover (Hero)
New On Netflix July: The Last Letter From Your Lover (Hero)
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New On Netflix Hong Kong: What To Watch In July

6 July, 2021
New On Netflix July: The Last Letter From Your Lover (Hero)

Introducing the best of what’s new on Netflix Hong Kong this month!

Between cosy nights in and lazy homebound weekends, you’ll be needing a new Netflix binge or two to keep the boredom at bay. Luckily, there are plenty of new shows on Netflix Hong Kong to add to your watch list this July. From hit Korean Zombie drama “sidequels” to video game adaptations and a bizarre dating show, here’s this month’s lineup of new Netflix shows. Happy bingeing!

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New On Netflix Hong Kong In July 2021

New On Netflix: Fear Street 1994

FEAR STREET PART 1: 1994

Now Airing
This chilling trilogy, based on R.L Stine’s best-selling horror series, begins in Shadyside, 1994, and traces the town’s sinister 300-year-old history. In the first instalment, a group of teens discover that a series of brutal slayings may all be connected and it’s likely they’re the next targets. The second and third entries, set in 1978 and 1666 respectively, are to follow in subsequent weeks (Part 2 airs Friday, 9 July and Part 3 airs Friday, 16 July).

Watch the trailer here.

Cat People

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Wednesday, 7 July
Cat People explores the fascinating relationship between cats and their owners, defying the negative stereotypes of what it means to be a “cat person” (no middle-aged spinsters here!). If you’ve been on the viral cat video bandwagon for a while now, you may be familiar with some of the talented felines starring in this show!

Watch the trailer here.

New On Netflix July: Resident Evil - Infinite Darkness

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness: Season 1

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Thursday, 8 July
Based on the popular horror video game series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, after a hacking incident is uncovered at the White House. The CG serialised drama will see characters Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield reunited as they attempt to survive and protect the president from blood-thirsty zombies.

Watch the trailer here.

The Water Man

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Friday, 9 July
Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) sets out on a quest to save his ailing mother (Rosario Dawson) by searching for the Water Man, a mythic figure rumoured to possess the power to resurrect people from the dead. Making his directorial debut, David Oyelowo (Selma, Nightingale) also plays Gunner’s father, Amos, who is determined to bring his son safely home, and in the process will discover who his son really is.

Watch the trailer here.

New On Netflix: Heist

Heist: Season 1

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Wednesday, 14 July
What would you risk for the score of a lifetime? From the producers behind 2021’s Oscar-winning Best Short Film, Two Distant Strangers, and Emmy-nominated director Derek Doneen (The Price of Free) comes this new thrilling Netflix docuseries which details three of the biggest heists in modern American history. Find out, from the people who pulled them off, how they selected their targets, planned out the heist and what mistakes were made, alongside comments from family members, accomplices and the law enforcement officers who brought them to justice.

Watch the trailer here.

Sexy Beasts

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Wednesday, 21 July
Feel like your blind-dates always take a weird turn? You haven’t seen weird yet. This dating show turns blind dating on its head and takes looks completely out of the equation using elaborate makeup and prosthetics to disguise the daters (think Dating Around crossed with Glow Up) – allowing their personalities to truly shine.

Watch the trailer here.

New On Netflix July: Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Thursday, 22 July
From the creators of Your Lie in April and Cowboy Bebop, this vibrant Netflix original anime follows an introverted boy who expresses himself through haiku and a bubbly yet self-conscious girl who share a brief, idyllic summer together. A high-spirited soundtrack propels the film, featuring its theme song performed by Tokyo indie rock band Never Young Beach.

Watch the trailer here.

Kingdom: Ashin of the North

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Friday, 23 July
Waiting for the third season of hit historical zombie series Kingdom just got a little easier thanks to this one-off “sidequel”. The highly-anticipated Kingdom: Ashin of the North will reveal the backstory of Ashin, the mysterious character Lee Chang’s group encountered towards the end of season two, and explains the origins of the resurrection plant that is believed to have the ability to reanimate the dead.

Watch the trailer here.

New On Netflix July: The Last Letter From Your Lover

The Last Letter From Your Lover

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Friday, 23 July
Journalist Ellie Haworth (Felicity Jones) uncovers a secret romantic correspondence between the wife of a wealthy industrialist (Shailene Woodley) and the financial journalist assigned to cover him (Callum Turner) in this film adaptation of author Jojo Moyes’ (Me Before You) novel of the same name. As Ellie becomes determined to find out how the two lovers’ story ends, a love story of her own begins to unfold.

Watch the trailer here.

TATTOO REDO: Season 1

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Wednesday, 28 July
If you love a good makeover show, get ready to be hooked on TATTOO REDO – and this one comes with an interesting twist! In this new six-part series, top artists transform disastrous tattoo into stunning cover-ups. The catch? The loved one who brought them in gets to choose the new design.

Watch the trailer here.

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Series Returning To Netflix Hong Kong In July

  • Dogs: Season 2 – airs Wednesday, 7 July
  • Atypical: Season 4 – airs Friday, 9 July
  • Never Have I Ever: Season 2 – airs Thursday, 15 July
  • The Movies That Made Us: Season 2 – airs Friday, 23 July
  • Glow Up: Season 3 – Friday, 30 July

New On Netflix Hong Kong In June 2021

Sweet Tooth: Season 1

Now Airing
Based on the beloved DC Comic, and executive produced by Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr., this new original Netflix series follows a half-boy, half-deer hybrid nicknamed Sweet Tooth who embarks on an extraordinary adventure across a post-apocalyptic world in search for a new beginning.

Watch the trailer here.

Breaking Boundaries: The Science Of Our Planet

Now Airing
As David Attenborough puts it simply, “All is not well with our planet”. Together the natural historian and scientist Johan Rockström examine Earth’s biodiversity collapse and the solutions we must immediately put in place to protect our planet’s life support systems before it’s too late.

Head here for the trailer.

Awake

Now Airing
Think you have trouble sleeping? After an unexplained global event takes away humanity’s ability to sleep and wipes out all electronics, society spirals into chaos. Jill (Gina Rodriguez), a former soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her daughter, Matilda (Ariana Greenblatt). But can she deliver Matilda to the right people and save the world in her sleep deprived state?

Catch the trailer here.

Lupin: Season 2

Now Airing
Hit French heist series Lupin returns this month, with our favourite gentleman burglar Assane scrambling to find his kidnapped son Raoul, and gaining an unlikely new ally as he draws up a grand scheme to reveal Hubert’s crime.

Watch the trailer here.

Trese

Now Airing
Based on award-winning Filipino graphic novel, TRESE, comes Netflix’s first Filipino anime series. Set in a fictional Manila where mythical creatures from Philippine folklore pervade the criminal underworld, it’s up to Alexandra Trese (voiced by Liza Soberano) to keep the peace. The English dubbed version features a star-studded lineup of Filipino celebrities such as Shay Michell (Pretty Little Liars) as the titular character, Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Nicole Scherzinger and Darren Criss.

Head here for the trailer.

Skater Girl

Now Airing
Skater Girl tells the inspiring story of a teenage girl (played by newcomer Rachel Saanchita Gupta) in rural India who discovers a life-changing passion for skateboarding. With her village and school disapproving of the sport, she faces a rough road as she chases her dream to compete in the National Skateboarding Championships.

Catch the trailer here.

Fatherhood

Now Airing
Dropping just in time for Father’s Day, Kevin Hart plays a widowed father who copes with doubts, fears and heartache as he embraces the role of single fatherhood. Based on Matthew Logelin’s memoir Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love, Fatherhood will draw as many laughs as it will tears.

Watch the trailer here.

The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals: Season 1

Now Airing
Tag along with hosts Luis D. Ortiz (Million Dollar Listing) and content creators Megan Batoon and Jo Franco as they visit some truly incredible vacation rentals around the world, from affordable treehouses to exclusive island getaways, sharing their expert tips and tricks for travelling on a shoestring along the way.

Head here for the trailer.

So Not Worth It: Season 1

Now Airing
Need a break from the K-dramas? From the creators of Nonstop and Unstoppable High Kick, comes So Not Worth It – Netflix’s first ever Korean sitcom – set in a college dorm in Korea that’s home to students from around the world. Featuring new friends, new loves and a whole lot of laughs, this show is a breath of fresh air.

Catch the trailer here.

Good on Paper

Now Airing
Starring and based on a (mostly) true love story from American comedian Iliza Shlesinger, Good on Paper starts out well for our leading lady, but shortly goes amiss. After years of putting her career first, Andrea finally thinks she’s met the perfect guy. On paper, he checks all the boxes but is he too good to be true?

Watch the trailer here.


New On Netflix Hong Kong In May 2021

Jupiter’s Legacy: Volume 1

Now Airing
Based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely of the same name, Jupiter’s Legacy follows the children of the world’s first superheroes as they struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.

Watch the trailer here.

Money, Explained

Now Airing
We spend it, borrow it and save it. Now let’s talk about it. From credit cards to casinos, scammers and student loans, narrators Tiffany Haddish, Jane Lynch, Bobby Cannavale, Edie Falco and Marcia Gay Harden discuss money and its many minefields.

Head here to watch the trailer.

Monster

Now Airing
Should one moment define your life? A 17-year-old honour student’s (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) life comes crashing down when he is implicated in a robbery-turned-murder. Facing life in prison, he must fight for his innocence and integrity against a criminal justice system that has already judged him.

Catch the trailer here.

Halston: Season 1

Now Airing
Starring Ewan McGregor as the titular lead, Halston tells the untold story of the meteoric rise and subsequent of the first American celebrity fashion designer (who shot to fame when he designed the pillbox hat Jacqueline Kennedy wore to her husband John F. Kennedy’s presidential inauguration).

Watch the trailer here.

The Woman in the Window

Now Airing
Confined to her home by agoraphobia, psychologist Anna Fox (Amy Adams) feels safest when she’s watching the world from behind her window. That is, until the Russell’s move in across the street and she witnesses a brutal crime. The only problem is, no one believes her.

Catch the trailer here.

I Am All Girls

Now Airing
Detectives Ntombizonke (Hlubi Mboya) and Jodie Snyman (Erica Wessels) team up to take down a powerful South African child-trafficking ring, finding common ground with a mysterious assassin who is systematically targeting the perpetrators behind the operation.

Head here to watch the trailer.

Army of the Dead

Now Airing
Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble and venture into the quarantine zone to pull off a 200 million dollar heist in this action thriller directed by Zach Snyder (500, Watchmen). Keep an eye out for the undead Elvis impersonator!

Watch the trailer here.

Master of None: Season 3

Now Airing
Aziz Ansari’s series finally returns with a new season and storyline that intimately illustrates the ups and downs of marriage. The third instalment, co-created by Emmy winners Aziz and Alan Yang, chronicles the relationship between Denise (a supporting character from the earlier seasons) and her partner Alicia.

Catch the trailer here.

Eden: Season 1

Now Airing
Eden, Netflix’s first Japanese Original Anime, is set a thousand years into the future when only robots are thought to exist. When two maintenance robots discover a young human girl and decide to raise her in secret, they begin to question all they were taught to believe about the human race.

Head here to watch the trailer.

Blue Miracle

Now Airing
To save their cash-strapped orphanage, the caretaker (Raymond Cruz) and his kids partner with a washed up boat captain (Dennis Quaid) for a chance to win a lucrative fishing competition. Blue Miracle is based on the true story of Casa Hogar, a Mexican boys home that was on the brink of bankruptcy after Hurricane Odile hit in 2014.

Watch the trailer here.


New On Netflix Hong Kong In April 2021

Worn Stories

Now Airing
Marie Kondo, look away! This revealing documentary celebrates the clothes we keep. From cultural figures to ex-cons and artists, this eight-part series will tug on your heart strings as real people unravel the fascinating and quirky stories behind their most treasured pieces of clothing.

Watch the trailer here.

The Big Day: Collection 2

Now Airing
The Big Day is back and even bigger than ever with six more extravagant Indian weddings. Time-honoured customs and contemporary values collide in this second collection of stories. Expect plenty of OTT couture outfits and synchronised dancing.

Head here to watch the trailer.

Thunder Force

Now Airing
Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer suit up in this action-packed comedy where two estranged childhood friends reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting duo. When one of them invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers, they each acquire a special skill that will help them save Chicago from the clutches of “The King” (Bobby Cannavale).

Catch the trailer here.

Two Distant Strangers

Now Airing
In this Oscar-nominated short film directed by Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe, a man of colour (Joey Bada$$) trying to go home to his dog gets stuck in a Groundhog Day time loop that forces him to relive a deadly run-in with a cop.

Watch the trailer here.

My Love: Six Stories of True Love

Now Airing
Love abounds in this heart-warming limited series featuring six longtime couples living in different corners of the world. Inspired by the acclaimed Korean documentary My Love, Don’t Cross That River, this pick follows the elderly couples over the course of one year, highlighting the small, precious moments that has kept their love alive for decades (be sure to have tissue on standby!).

Catch the trailer here.

Love and Monsters

Now Airing
The day of the monster uprising was the day Joel lost everyone – or so he thought. Seven years after surviving the monster apocalypse, Joel ventures out of his cosy underground bunker and embarks on a perilous quest to reunite with his ex. From the producers of Stranger Things, this thrilling sci-fi adventure should tide you over until Eleven and the gang return for their fourth season.

Head here to watch the trailer.

Life in Colour with David Attenborough

Now Airing
This new nature docuseries, airing on Earth Day (naturally), uses revolutionary camera technology to reveal how different animals see and use colour to survive and thrive in the wild. Alongside his exotic co-stars, Sir David Attenborough will be leading the way through this vibrant journey around the globe.

Watch the trailer here.

Shadow and Bone

Now Airing
Based on Leigh Bardugo’s debut fantasy novel of the same name, this new Netflix series follows orphan mapmaker Alina as dark forces conspire against her after she unexpectedly harnesses an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.

Catch the trailer here.

Headspace Guide to Sleep

Now Airing
Having trouble sleeping? Well, you’re not alone. Allow the mindfulness and meditation experts at Headspace to help you develop better sleep habits. Each episode unpacks common misconceptions, offers helpful tips from top sleep researchers and doctors, and ends with a guided wind-down.

Head here to watch the trailer.

Things Heard & Seen

Now Airing
After leaving the city of Manhattan for small-town life, a young woman (Amanda Seyfried) discovers that both her husband (James Norton) and their new home harbour sinister secrets. This thrilling horror film is based on the acclaimed novel All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage

Watch the trailer here.


New On Netflix Hong Kong In March 2021

Marriage or Mortgage

Now Airing
Between buying your dream house and having the perfect wedding, which would you pick? In this new original Netflix series, a wedding planner and real estate agent compete to win the hearts (and budgets) of spouses-to-be.

Watch the trailer here.

YES DAY

Now Airing
A family embark on a whirlwind day of fun and adventure when parents Alison (Jennifer Garner) and Carlos (Édgar Ramirez) agree to give their three kids a “Yes Day”, during which the kids have 24 hours to set the rules.

Head here to watch trailer.

The One

Now Airing
What if a single strand of hair is all it takes to find “the one”? Set “five minutes” in the future, in a world where a DNA test can determine your perfect soulmate, love and lies spiral when a DNA researcher launches a bold new matchmaking service.

Catch the trailer here.

Country Comfort

Now Airing
When her career gets derailed, an aspiring country singer with the heart the size of Texas (Katherine McPhee) takes on a job as a nanny for a rugged widowed cowboy named Beau (Eddie Cibrian) and his five children. In doing so, she finds the band she’s been missing in this musically talented family, who help her get back on the road to stardom.

Catch the trailer here.

Seaspiracy

Now Airing
In a follow-up to his award-winning film on factory farming, Cowspiracy director and producer Kip Anderson sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species, exposing alarming global corruption while he’s at it.

Loyiso Gola: Unlearning

Now Airing
Two-time Emmy-nominated South African comedian Loyiso Gola riffs about race, identity, politics and a school prank gone wrong in this filter-free stand-up special. Tackling learning and unlearning social norms, Loyiso will have you laughing while you ask yourself the hard questions.

Watch the trailer here.

The Irregulars: Season 1

Now Airing
Set in Victorian London, a crew of misfits investigate a series of supernatural crimes at the behest of Dr. Watson and his elusive partner, Sherlock Holmes. Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the eight-episode spin-off series serves up equal parts mystery and mayhem.

Head here to watch the trailer.

A Week Away

Now Airing
After a run in with the law, Will is given the choice between going to juvenile detention or attending a Christian summer camp. Settling for the camp, the troubled teen unexpectedly finds love, friends and a place to belong. This uplifting Netflix musical features reimagined songs from some of the biggest hits in contemporary Christian music, as well as original music from the film’s music producer Adam Watts.

Catch the trailer here.


New On Netflix Hong Kong In February 2021

Firefly Lane: Season 1

Now Airing
Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke play two inseparable best friends in Netflix’s new soapy drama Firefly Lane. Based on the best-selling novel by Kristin Hannah, comes this story of love, loss and an unlikely friendship, spanning three tumultuous decades of ups and downs.

Catch the trailer here.

Strip Down Rise Up

Now Airing
An intimate and emotional documentary from Academy-nominated director Michèle Ohayon (Colors Straight Up, Cristina) about a diverse and vibrant group of women who heal their personal traumas and body image issues through the art of pole dancing.

Catch the trailer here.

Malcolm & Marie

Now Airing
Beautifully shot in black and white, a film maker (John David Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) return home from his movie premiere. As he awaits what’s sure to be imminent critical success, the evening suddenly takes a turn as revelations about their past relationships begin to surface and test the strength of their love in this achingly artistic romantic drama.

Catch the trailer here.

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

Now Airing
From housing serial killers to untimely deaths, the Cecil Hotel is known to many as LA’s deadliest hotel – and the notorious hotel grows in infamy when guest Elisa Lam mysteriously vanishes. From the Emmy Award-winning creator of The Ted Bundy Tapes, dive into the latest chapter in the Cecil’s dark history.

Catch the trailer here.

News of the World

Now Airing
Tom Hanks plays a Civil War veteran who travels from town to town reading and sharing the news. When he comes across an orphaned girl (Helena Zengel), he undertakes a perilous journey across Texas to deliver the 10-year-old to her surviving family.

Catch the trailer here.

Nadiya Bakes: Season 1

Now Airing
From easy everyday treats to indulgent showstoppers, Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain invites us into her brightly coloured kitchen to teach us her best-kept baking secrets. Throughout the eight-part series, she will also be showcasing a handful of the bakers and pastry chefs she looks up to, who will be share some recipes of their own.

Catch the trailer here.

To All The Boys: Always And Forever

Now Airing
The third and final chapter in the To All The Boys trilogy will arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend! Lara Jean ponders life after graduation over spring break. After a trip to Korea with her sisters, she jumps into her senior year of high school – which means there’s prom to look forward to. But with the end of the year drawing closer comes the question of what going away to college would mean for her relationship with Peter.

Catch the trailer here.

Behind Her Eyes

Now Airing
A single mother (Simona Brown) enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss (Tom Bateman), and things only get more peculiar when she befriends his wife (Eve Hewson). What starts as an unconventional love triangle soon escalates into a dark, psychological thriller in this suspenseful miniseries, based on Sarah Pinborough’s novel of the same name.

Catch the trailer here.

I Care a Lot

Now Airing
A court-appointed legal guardian (Rosamund Pike) makes a good living out of defrauding her older clients and trapping them under her care. But when her latest target (Dianne Wiest), a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family, turns out to have some shady secrets of her own and connections to a powerful crime lord (Peter Dinklage), the situation spirals wildly out of control. In a fierce game of cat and mouse, who will come out on top?

Catch the trailer here.

Canine Intervention

Now Airing
Step aside Cesar Millan, there’s a new dog trainer in town. For Cali K9’s Jas Leverette, no breed or behaviour is unfixable. Using his unique training methods and techniques, Jas works with a variety of dogs and their owners to work through their issues, ultimately altering both their lives for the better.

Catch the trailer here.


New On Netflix Hong Kong In January 2021

Pieces of a Woman

Now Airing
Award-winning director Kornél Mundruczó (White God) and executive producer Martin Scorsese bring us this deeply personal and ultimately transcendent story of a woman (Vanessa Kirby) and her partner (Shia LeBeouf) grappling with grief after losing their child during a home birth.

Watch the trailer here.

The Minimalists: Less Is Now

Now Airing
If Marie Kondo-ing your life is on your list of goals to tackle this year, there’s no better time than now to start. Longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus share the life-altering magic of minimalism, and how having less stuff can make room for the things that really matter.

Watch the trailer here.

Headspace Guide To Meditation: Season 1

Now Airing
Covering topics such as How To Deal With Stress, How To Be Kind and How To Achieve Your Limitless Potential, online healthcare company Headspace offers a calming, animated look at the benefits of meditation along with techniques and guided practices to help you get started.

Watch the trailer here.

The Netflix Afterparty

Now Airing
Hosts David Space, Fortune Feimster and London Hughes welcome guests from the newest and biggest Netflix titles (we’re talking The Queen’s Gambit, The Crown, Emily In Paris, to name but a few) for fun conversations, skits and more.

Watch the trailer here.

Outside The Wire

Now Airing
Set in the future, drone pilot Harp (Damson Idris) is sent into a deadly militarised zone where he must work with a top-secret android officer (Anthony Mackie) to locate a doomsday device and stop a nuclear attack.

Head here for the trailer.

The White Tiger

Now Airing
From acclaimed writer-director Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes, Chop Shop) comes this epic tale of a poor Indian driver (newcomer Adarsh Gourav) who uses his wit and hungry ambition to break free from the servitude of his rich masters (Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jonas) and rise to the top of the heap. The White Tiger is based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name, written by Aravind Adiga.

Catch the trailer here.

Penguin Bloom

Now Airing
Penguin Bloom tells the inspiring true story of Sam Bloom (Naomi Watts), a young mother who loses her ability to walk after a near-fatal accident. Her husband (Andrew Lincoln), three sons and mother are struggling to adjust to their new situation when an injured baby magpie – which they name Penguin – enters their lives and helps Sam regain the will to life.

Watch the trailer here.

THE DIG

Now Airing
A wealthy widow (Carey Mulligan) hires an amateur archaeologist (Ralph Fiennes) to excavate the burial grounds on her estate. When they uncover one of the most exciting discoveries in British archaeology, echoes of Britain’s past resonate in the face of its uncertain future as WWII looms.

Head here for the trailer.

All images courtesy of Netflix Hong Kong.

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