The complete list of new content arriving on Netflix in December is out now, and it includes a number of high-profile movies that are sure to entertain viewers this coming holiday season.
The star-studded musical comedy The Prom is set to premiere on the streamer on December 11th. Directed by Ryan Murphy and adapted to the screen by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin from Matthew Sklar’s 2018 Broadway musical of the same name, The Prom follows a group of down-on-their-luck Broadway stars who rally behind a teen fighting to bring her girlfriend to prom. The movie, which will also have a theatrical run in select theaters in December, stars Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose, Kerry Washington, and Jo Ellen Pellman.
Drama film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, meanwhile, will make its Netflix debut on December 18th. Based on the play of the same name by August Wilson, the George C. Wolfe-directed movie centers on a fateful recording session of Ma Rainey, aka Mother of the Blues, in 1927 Chicago. It stars Viola Davis as the titular character as well as the late Chadwick Boseman as an ambitious trumpeter named Levee.
George Clooney’s latest directorial project, The Midnight Sky, is also coming to Netflix next month. Premiering on December 23th, the post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. The movie is an adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight and co-stars David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.
Also dropping on Netflix on December 23rd is Taiwan’s all-time highest-grossing LGBTQ film, Your Name Engraved Herein. Set in the backdrop of 1987 where martial law just ended in Taiwan, the movie tells the story of two male students fell in love against the expectations of society.
Another exciting non-English movie arriving on the streaming next month is the Italian comedy drama Rose Island. Premiering on December 9th, the film centers on an idealistic engineer who builds his own island off the coast of Italy and declares it a nation, drawing the attention of the world — and the government.
On the series front, fan-favorite Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is set to return to Netflix for its final eight episodes on December 31st. Sitcom Mr. Iglesias is also coming back for its third season on December 8th while Big Mouth season 4 and Hilda season 2 will be released on the streamer on December 4th and December 14th, respectively.
Aside from returning series, a bunch of new original Netflix series is also coming to the streamer in December. Selena: The Series, which will tell the story of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla from her childhood to her rise to fame, is set to premiere on December 4th.
Drama Tiny Pretty Things, meanwhile, arrives on the streaming service on December 14th. Based on the novel of the same name by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, the series starts with an attack that brings down the star student at an elite ballet school. Her replacement is then thrust into a world of lies, betrayal, and cutthroat competition.
The live-action series adaptation of the manga Alice in Borderland will also be released on Netflix on December 10th. Directed by Shinsuke Satō, the Japanese series follows a video-game-obsessed young man who finds himself in a strange version of Tokyo where he and other visitors must compete in deadly games to survive.
A couple of South Korean rom-com series will also be added to Netflix’s library in December. These are Lovestruck in the City (December 8th) and Run On (December 16th).