Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, the follow-up to Rian Johnson‘s 2019 whodunit starring Daniel Craig, and the highly-anticipated prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin lead Netflix’s December 2022 offerings.
Following the trend that was set in Knives Out, Johnson builds on his appreciation for the whodunit genre in the next installment in the franchise: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (premiering on December 23). Craig reprises his role as world-famous detective Benoit Blanc and, this time, takes on a case of international proportions. Gone is the patriarchal aspect of the story that the first movie was built around. Here, the story centers on a dysfunctional group of “disrupters” who find themselves in the middle of a mind-boggling murder mystery that keeps revealing one baffling new layer after the other. Ed Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Jessica Henwick, and Madelyn Cline make up the ensemble cast.
The Witcher: Blood Origin takes viewers back 1200 years into the past, long before anyone ever thought of tossing a coin to Geralt (Henry Cavill), or any other Witcher, for that matter. In the new four-part mini-series, which drops on Christmas Day, seven Elven outcasts – played by Sophia Brown, Laurence O’Fuarain, Michelle Yeoh, Zach Wyatt, Lizzie Annis, Francesca Mills, and Huw Novelli – join forces to fight an ultimate evil and save their reality from annihilation. But, as fans of the original series know far too well, the conjunction of the spheres (where the worlds of monsters, elves, and humans become one) is an inevitable event. It’s here in this tale that the first prototype Witcher is born. Someone has to stand up to all this chaos, right?
If a fast-paced spy adventure is your thing, be sure to check out The Recruit when it drops on December 16. Noah Centineo stars as Owen Hendricks, a young inexperienced lawyer who falls face-first into a life-threatening CIA conspiracy.
Fans of stop-motion animation rejoice, Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio is finally coming to the streamer on December 9. The Oscar-winning filmmaker puts his unique storytelling skills to use in this new take on the children’s classic, which stars Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Finn Wolfhard, Ron Perlman, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, and David Bradley.
Based on Roald Dahl’s classic book, and the stage musical it inspired, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical stars Alisha Weir as Matilda, a young girl with a tenacious drive to chart her own path. Releasing to the streamer on Christmas Day, the musical event features a wonderful cast including the likes of Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, and Emma Thompson.
Find out what else is joining them on Netflix and what’s leaving the service below.
Description: Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents the classic story of a wooden puppet brought to life in this stunning stop-motion musical tale.
Premiere Date: December 9
The Recruit: Season 1 (2022)
Description: A fledgling lawyer at the CIA becomes enmeshed in dangerous international power politics when a former asset threatens to expose the nature of her long-term relationship with the agency unless they exonerate her of a serious crime.
Premiere Date: December 16
Description: In the follow up to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects.
Premiere Date: December 23
Description: An extraordinary girl with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination takes a daring stand to change her story — with miraculous results. Meet Matilda.
Premiere Date: December 25
Description: More than a thousand years before the world of The Witcher, seven outcasts in the elven world unite in a blood quest against an unstoppable power.
Premiere Date: December 25
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Mighty Express: Mighty Trains Race*
The Boss Baby: Christmas Bonus*
Delivery by Christmas*
Sebastian Maniscalco: Is It Me?*
The Elephant Whisperers*
Don’t Pick Up The Phone*
I Believe in Santa*
The Big 4*
A Not So Merry Christmas*
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1*
Disconnect: The Wedding Planner*
Chelsea Handler: Revolution*
7 Women and a Murder*
A Night at the Kindergarten*
Brown and Friends*
Best of Stand Up 2022*
Black Ink Crew New York: Seasons 3-4
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