Last month we tried something a bit different and combined our New on Netflix U.S. and New on Netflix Canada posts into one. We’ve decided to keep that format moving forward, and as a reminder shows that are coming to the U.S. only will be marked with (US), and likewise for shows coming to Canada (CA) only. If a show or movie isn’t marked with either US or CA, it will be coming to both services. Before we get started, check out the Netflix December sizzle reel for the U.S.:
Without further ado, check out what’s coming to Netflix U.S. and Netflix Canada in December.
Netflix Original Series
This is a HUGE month for Netflix Original Series, with a total of 12 new Netflix Originals debuting in Canada and 14 debuting in the U.S. Another three are returning to both services for their second season.
Returning Netflix Original Series
As they’re returning to both services, let’s start off with the returning Netflix Originals. On December 12th, Fuller House will return for its second season in which the Tanner family’s adventures continue as DJ Tanner-Fuller shares a home with her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy who help raise her three boys.
December 9th also sees the return of Club de Cuervos, as siblings Chava and Isabel continue their quest to one-up each other and take full control of Cuervos FC. The third returning show is something anime fans will be sure to tune in for as Ajin returns for its second season on December 27th. Tune in as Sato will stop at nothing in his bloodthirsty quest for world domination. To stop him, Kei and Ko will have to make some hard choices.
Now for the cornucopia of new Netflix Originals coming to the streaming services in December.
Netflix U.S. Original Series
Netflix U.S. viewers can catch the series debut of Merlí on December 1st. Produced by Catalonia channel TV3, Merlí is about a philosophy teacher of the same name, who encourages students to think freely using some unorthodox methods, which divides the opinions of the class, teachers, and families.
No Second Chance, based on the 2004 book by Harlan Coben, debuts on December 16th. The book centers around a doctor who has been shot, his wife murdered, and his six-month-old daughter kidnapped. After getting a ransom note, he knows that he only has one chance to save his daughter.
Airing on Showcase in Canada, Netflix has picked up the time travel drama series Travelers which stars Eric McCormack (Will & Grace). In this sci-fi series, a team of the last surviving humans from the future travel back in time through their consciousness and assume the lives of seemingly random people in order to try and save humanity.
Netflix Canada Original Series
Starring Elijah Wood, Fiona Dourif, and Dustin Milligan, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency debuts on Netflix Canada. In this series based on the books by Douglas Adams, an eccentric sleuth and his assistant wend their way through a big mystery, creeping closer to the truth with each episode in this comedic thriller. If you’re in the U.S., you can catch the series on BBC America.
Netflix Original Series
Now that we’ve gotten the “exclusives” out of the way, there are eleven new Netflix Original Series airing on both Netflix U.S. and Netflix Canada this month. December 2nd has the debut of both Fauda and Pacific Heat. In Fauda, veteran Israeli operative Doron comes out of retirement to hunt down his foe after learning that the Hamas militant he thought he killed is still at large. Pacific Heat is a satirical animated series, in which a covert squad of elite — and unconventional — operatives tackles crime on the glitzy Gold Coast of Australia.
Three new series debut on December 9th: White Rabbit Project, Four Seasons in Havana, and Medici: Masters of Florence. In White Rabbit Project, the M7 Build Team from Mythbusters consisting of Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara investigate jailbreaks, superpower technology, heists, and other pop culture, science, and history topics.
Four Seasons of Havana follows wistful detective Mario Conde as he probes the sultry heart of the city of Havana to investigate dark and deadly crimes. Medici: Masters of Florence transports you back to the 15th century, as banking heir Cosimo Medici battles opponents of his artistic, economic, and political visions for 15th-century Florence after his father’s murder.
On the 13th, viewers can tune into Nobel, which is set in Afghanistan. A series of incidents set complicated political and personal events in motion for a returning Norwegian Special Forces officer. Both Crazyhead and Call Me Francis debut on the 16th of December, in the first show, bowling alley worker Amy and socially inept Raquel kick some serious demon butt while also facing their inner demons as they navigate their early 20s. In Call Me Francis, Father Jorge Bergoglio pursues his religious vocation in a country ravaged by a brutal military dictatorship while on his path to becoming Pope Francis.
Two more series debut on December 20th: Ten Percent and The Break. In Ten Percent, four Parisian talent agents have their hands full managing their clients’ careers in the wake of their boss’s unexpected death. Unfortunately Netflix doesn’t have a synopsis up yet for The Break, but we’ll update here once we get one.
Rounding out the month for Netflix Original Series is Chasing Cameron on December 27th. In this series, get an inside look at the life of social media sensation Cameron Dallas with this show that follows him as he takes his career to the next level.
Netflix Original Films
The Netflix Original Film Spectral will be coming to both services on December 9th, along with Barry on December 16th. In Spectral, an otherworldly force wreaks havoc on a war-torn European city and an engineer teams up with an elite Special Ops unit to stop it. Barry follows as a young Barack Obama forges his identity while dealing with race, divergent cultures, and ordinary life as a New York City college student.
Netflix Original Comedy Specials
Get ready to laugh with three Netflix Original Comedy Specials on both services this month, starting with Reggie Watts: Spatial on December 6th. In his latest special, the comedian/musician waxes poetic about flight, grits, and guns in this one-of-a-kind surrealist, experimental comedy adventure.
Ricardo O’Farrill: Christmas Special follows on the 12th, with Gabriel Iglesias: Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry rounds out the month for comedy specials on Netflix.
Netflix Original Documentaries
The debut season of Hip-Hop Evolution will be coming to Netflix U.S. on December 2nd. The documentary Canadian hip-hop artist Shad (Shadrach Kabango) takes a look at some of the pioneers of hip hop including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash. Rappers Ice Cube, Ice-T, and others discuss the origins and history of hip-hop.
On December 8th, The Cuba Libre Story recounts the tumultuous history of Cuba, a nation of foreign conquest, freedom fighters, and Cold War political machinations. Finally, December 9th brings the documentary series Captive — a riveting series featuring hostage situations around the world, offering an inside look at the tense negotiations and life-or-death stakes.
December guests on Chelsea include Maren Morris, Taylor Schilling, Lea Delaria, Uzo Aduba, Dascah Polanco, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston, Fetty Wap, Sarah Jessica Parker, Trevor Noah, Julianna Margulies, and more.
Netflix Original Series For Kids
The anticipated Guillermo del Toro series Trollhunters debuts on December 23rd. Starring Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, and Anton Yelchin, prepare to enter a fantastical new world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their town.
Lost & Found Music Studios returns for a second season on Netflix U.S. on December 3rd, while Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia debuts on both services on December 9th. With help from her magic toy chest, fun-loving Luna Petunia enters the fantastic lands of Amaza, where adventures, friendship and learning await. Returning for a 4th season, everyone’s favourite swashbuckling cat returns in The Adventure of Puss in Boots. Season 4 has our fuzzy, fearless feline swaggering and swashbuckling through more fun-filled adventures as he seeks to defeat the dreaded Bloodwolf.
New TV Series/Seasons
December sees the following TV series and seasons being added to the Netflix roster:
- Merlí (Season 1)(US) – Netflix Original
- When Calls the Heart (Season 2)(CA)
- Fauda (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Hip-Hop Evolution (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Pacific Heat (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Lost & Found Music Studios (Season 2) – Netflix Original
- Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) (Season 1)(US)
- The Cuba Libre Story (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Captive (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Club De Cuervos (Season 2) – Netflix Original
- Four Season in Havana (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Fuller House (Season 2) – Netflix Original
- Medici: Masters of Florence (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- White Rabbit Project (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Season 1) – Netflix Original (CA)
- Colony (Season 1)(US)
- Nobel (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Versailles (Season 1)(US)
- The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Season 4) – Netflix Original
- Call Me Francis (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Crazyhead (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- No Second Chance (Season 1) – Netflix Original (US)
- The Fall (Series 3)(CA)
- The Break (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Season 6 Part 2)
- Ten Percent (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Travelers (Season 1) – Netflix Original (US)
- Trollhunters (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Ajin (Season 2) – Netflix Original
- Chasing Cameron (Season 1) – Netflix Original
- Comedy Bang! Bang! (Season 5)(US)
- The Eighties (Season 1)(US)
- Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (Season 1)(CA)
- Hell on Wheels (Season 5 Part 2)(CA)
- Rosewood (Season 1)(CA)
The following movies are coming to Netflix this month:
- 10 Year Plan (CA)
- 12 Years a Slave (CA)
- A Dogwalker’s Christmas (CA)
- Always (US)
- Angels in the Snow (US)
- The Angry Birds Movie (US)
- Beverly Hills Cop (US)
- Beyond Bollywood (US)
- Black Snake Moan (US)
- Calvary (CA)
- Chill with Bob Ross: Collection
- Compulsion (US)
- The Crucible (US)
- D2: The Mighty Ducks (US)
- David Blaine: Street Magic (US)
- Dreamland (US)
- Due Date (CA)
- Eagle Eye (CA)
- The Fabulous Baker Boys (CA)
- Get on Up (CA)
- Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce (US)
- Glory Daze: The Life and Time of Michael Alig (US)
- Gnomeo and Juliet (CA)
- Hannibal (US)
- Harry and the Hendersons (US)
- Hitler: A Career (US)
- Hereafter (CA)
- Hobo with a Shotgun (CA)
- Holiday Engagement (US)
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (US)
- House of Wax (US)
- The Hurt Locker (CA)
- The Legend of Bagger Vance (US)
- The Little Rascals (US)
- Madagascar (CA)
- Merry Kissmas (US)
- My Boss’s Daughter (CA)
- National Lampoon’s Animal House (US)
- Picture Perfect (US)
- Rainbow Time (US)
- The Rock (US)
- Rodeo & Juliet (US)
- Quills (CA)
- Scooby Doo! and the Beach Beastie (CA)
- Sin City (CA)
- The Spirit of Christmas (US)
- Swept Under (US)
- Switchback (US)
- Too Late (CA)
- Toys (US)
- Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (CA)
- Uncle Nick (US)
- Waking Life (US)
- Way of the Dragon (US)
- We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (US)
- White Girl
- Wildflower (US)
- Zero Point
- For the Love of Spock
- Jumanji (CA)
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (CA)
- The Wailing (CA)
- John Wick (CA)
- The Good Neighbor (US)
- Mad (US)
- Blue Jay
- The Devil Dolls (US)
- The Model (US)
- Reggie Watts: Spacial – Netflix Original
- Other People (CA)
- Spectral – Netflix Original
- Thor (CA)
- Lucky Number Slevin (US)
- Phantom of the Theater (US)
- Asperger’s Are Us (CA)
- Breaking a Monster (US)
- Ricardo O’Farrill: Christmas Special – Netflix Original
- I Am Not a Serial Killer (US)
- Killswitch (US)
- Let’s Be Evil (CA)
- Pitch Perfect (CA)
- Barry – Netflix Original
- Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (CA) *Note: Available in U.S. on December 25
- Rats (US)
- Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (CA)
- Annie (CA)
- The Art of the Steal (CA)
- Miss Stevens
- Disorder (US)
- Gabriel Iglesias: Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry – Netflix Original
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (CA)
- Hunt for the Wilderpeople (CA)
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (CA)
- Citizenfour (CA)
- Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (US) *Note: available in Canada on December 16
- When Hari Got Married (US)
- The Hollywood Shorties
- Big in Bollywood (US)
Last Chance to Watch on Netflix U.S.
The following movies & shows are leaving Netflix U.S. in December.
- 50 First Dates
- American Beauty
- Black Ops (Series 2)
- Camp Takota
- Carmen Jones
- Cats & Dogs
- Curious George: Swings Into Spring
- Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
- Elizabeth: The Golden Age
- Event Horizon
- Monkey Business
- Myth Hunters (Series 1 & 2)
- Neil Young: Heart of Gold
- Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie
- River of No Return
- Sling Blade
- Thor: Hammer of the Gods
- The Great War Diary (Season 1)
- The In-Laws
- The Out-of-Towners
- Top Gun
- Valley of the Dolls
- World Trade Center
- Legends of the Knight
- The Red Baron
- The Best of Me
- The Da Vinci Code
- High Profits (Season 1)
- World War II in Colour
- Beyond the Hills
- Dark Skies
- Just Friends
- Spy Kids
- Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Seasons 1-6)
Last Chance to Watch on Netflix Canada
The following movies & shows are leaving Netflix Canada in December.
- The Godfather
- Ice Age: Continental Drift
- Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
- Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny
And there you have what’s new and what’s leaving Netflix U.S. and Netflix Canada in December. Let us know what you’re looking forward to watching this month in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.
Last Updated on December 1, 2016.