There are only four new Netflix shows you need to watch in December.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and I’m not talking about Christmas.

Sure, sitting down to a delicious meal with your family and friends and then tearing open beautifully wrapped gifts is fun and all, but have you ever settled down to watch a truly addictive Netflix show? That is where true happiness lies, my friends.

Luckily for all the TV fiends out there, Netflix has been saving up a whole bunch of brilliant new TV shows to drop in December.

There’s quite a bit of new TV content to cast your eyes over, so to make things a little bit easier, here are four shows you need to add to your ‘must watch’ list immediately.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale 

What did we do to deserve this? One of the most delightful and deliciously dark Netflix shows of 2018 is back for a surprise holiday special.

The Netflix original Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is an adaption of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch sitcom. The show is a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror and the occult featuring a teenage witch called Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka). 

In this holiday special, as the winter solstice approaches, Sabrina orchestrates an emotional séance with serious consequences.

Coming to Netflix Friday, December 14.


Tidelands follows Cal McTeer, played by Charlotte Best (Home & Away), a young woman who returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay after ten years in juvenile detention then jail.

However, Orphelin Bay is shrouded in mysteries.

When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, the town’s clandestine relationship with drug smuggling is suddenly on public display. Cal must uncover the town’s well-hidden secrets, while investigating a commune of outcasts who live in a hidden pocket of the bay – a group of sexy and dangerous half-Siren / half-humans known as  ‘Tidelanders’.

Elsa Pataky (Fast and the Furious) stars as the mysterious and alluring Adrielle Cuthbert, the leader of the Tidelanders who will go to any length to protect her tribe of people.

Coming to Netflix Friday, December 14.

Bad Blood 


This sprawling crime drama follows the true story of the Rizzuto family,  who presided over organized crime in Montreal for decades.

In the early 2000s, Vito Rizzuto (Anthony LaPaglia) is the boss of the crime family and he is seeking to bring peace to Montreal’s criminal world. He succeeds, but, after being implicated and arrested for multiple murders he committed in 1981, his empire quickly crumbles.

Coming to Netflix Friday, December 7.

Elsa Pataky and Madeleine Madden in Tidelands. Source: Netflix.

The Innocent Man 

Based on the true crime best-seller by John Grisham, the six-part documentary series The Innocent Man focuses on two murders that shook the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s — and the controversial chain of events that followed.

If you've already binge-watched Making a Murderer and The Staircase on Netflix, then The Innocent Man is your next true crime obsession.

Coming to Netflix Friday, December 14.

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