Netflix will punch viewers very late tonight with a huge, glowing fist when Iron Fist Season 2 hits the platform, but it’s also joined by John Krasinski voicing a lovable, super-intelligent robot and other shows and movies totally worth everyone’s time.
Starting at midnight tonight in California and 3 a.m. Eastern on Friday, September 7 offers Netflix debuts a load of new stuff:
- Four new seasons of Netflix original series
- Four new Netflix original movies
- One family-oriented time travel flick starring Adam Sandler. (There’s only one of them — and it’s Click.)
Danny Rand sure as hell can’t lead the Defenders, but at least he can lead this weekend.
Here are all the highlights of what’s new this weekend on Netflix:
Iron Fist Season 2 “still fails to pack a punch,” but for anyone that liked the first season, rest assured that this one’s a vast improvement upon the first.
In the fallout from The Defenders, Danny’s looking to make good on his promise to the (presumed) deceased Matt Murdock to protect New York City in his absence. He’s running himself ragged, so when Davos shows up and challenges Danny, a dangerous new threat emerges. Can he handle it?
A lonely girl’s life changes completely when she befriends a high-tech robot destined to save the world. Much like animated buddy-robot film Big Hero 6, Next Gen has colorful characters in a near future full of robots. Big hearts and big personalities abound in what might be Netflix’s cutest animated feature of 2018. Together, they confront just as many bullies as they do evil robots, and somewhere along the way the big bad is a scheming madman.
To call this fantasy comedy-drama film “science fiction” seems a bit too generous. Adam Sandler plays a workaholic father who needs some fantastical machination to remind him of the importance of his family. This comes in the form of a “universal remote” that can actually fast-forward through the boring parts of life. But will he come to regret that? Anyone who’s seen It’s a Wonderful Life knows the answer.
Atypical Season 2
Sam, a teenager on the autism spectrum, decided he was ready for love in the first season of Atypical. With support from a loving family that included a helicopter mom, a dad struggling to connect emotionally, and a protective yet spunky older sister.
Season 1 offered a delightfully unconventional family drama with a lot of charm, and the second season should deliver more of the same.
Here’s everything other Netflix original arriving this weekend:
First and Last (Netflix) — A documentary film that follows the lives of inmates in Georgia’s Gwinnett County Jail on their first and last days.
Sierra Burgess Is A Loser (Netflix) — Shannon Purser (best-known as the Barb from Stranger Things) stars as a smart high schooler who teams up wit ha popular girl to win over her crush. Considering Netflix’s winning streak with delightful hits like To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved, hopes are high with this one.
Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters Season 2 (Netflix) — This animated kids series featuring a team of flexible superheroes encounters super drama in Season 2 after they’re wrongfully accused of attacking a local building.
The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (Netflix) — This swanky French period film set in 1930s Paris is all about a famous actress best-known for gory death scenes, but eventually a creepy stalker threatens to turn theater into reality.