Stellar Lineup Featuring Outstanding British Talent Announced at Next on Netflix UK

Stellar Lineup Featuring Outstanding British Talent Announced at Next on Netflix UK

On Thursday at Next on Netflix UK, Anne Mensah, Netflix VP of UK Content, announced a raft of new titles in the UK, as well as some returning series and casting news.

The event, hosted by Matt and Emma Willis, who will soon front Love is Blind UK for Netflix, saw guests enjoy panels with stars from ERIC (Benedict Cumberbatch & Abi Morgan), Scoop (Billie Piper & Rufus Sewell), Joy (Rachel Mason & Jack Thorne) and Missing You (Jessica Plumber & Victoria Asare-Archer).

Mensah said: “Thrilling dramas. Inspiring documentaries. Laugh-out-loud entertainment. The best from around the world, and the best of British. Everyone across the UK is looking for something different when they sit down on their sofas, and Netflix has it all in one place. British television has such a long history of producing truly brilliant entertainment and we are forever proud to be part of this tradition.”

ADOLESCENCE (working title) | NEW SERIES

Award-winning trio, Stephen Graham (Boiling Point, Bodies, The Irishman), Philip Barantini (Boiling Point) and Jack Thorne (The Swimmers, Joy, Help) unite for a four-part limited series Adolescence. Written by Graham and Thorne, Adolescence is an ambitious crime drama told in a real-time, one-shot style, directed by Philip Barantini. Casting will be announced in due course.

BEAR HUNT (working title) | NEW SERIES

Holly Willoughby hosts this action-packed competition show that sees a group of unlikely British celebrities dropped into the Costa Rican jungle as prey for one of the world’s most fearsome predators – Bear Grylls. Bear believes there’s an action hero inside us all – even the celebs – but how strong is their will to survive? As Bear puts them through their paces, those who fail to impress will face the dreaded ‘Bear Hunt’ – a brutal game of cat and mouse where they’ll be hunted down by Bear himself and, if captured, eliminated from the show.


Charlie Brooker’s dark, satirical anthology series will return in 2025 with six brand new episodes, including a sequel to the sci-fi adventure USS Callister.

USS Callister will return… Robert Daly is dead, but for the crew of the USS Callister, their problems are just beginning.


Property mogul Daniel Daggers and his ambitious team of agents at DDRE Global take on and challenge London’s luxury property market in this brand-new Netflix series, Buying London. The talented team set out to conquer the super prime high-end real estate market from the prestigious streets of Mayfair to the exclusive enclaves of Holland Park as we follow the group as they navigate the intricacies of their personal lives as well as striving to make their mark in the glamorous world of luxury real estate.


Netflix will bring Marian Keyes best selling novel Grown Ups to the screen as an ensemble family drama. Based on three couples – Nell and Liam, Cara and Ed, Jessie and Rory, like most families, the Caseys are a complicated bunch. Ever-shifting politics. Old and new resentments. Arguments that blow over quickly and hurts that are nursed forever. They’re loyal. Noisy. And bound together by a whole lot of love. Casting to be announced in due course.


From executive producer Guy Ritchie and Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R)-winning producers Lightbox comes a three-part documentary true crime caper. It’s summer 2000. A group of South-East London criminals are orchestrating what just might be the most audacious heist of all time. Their plan: use a bulldozer to ram-raid the brand new Millennium Dome in broad daylight, steal the world’s second biggest flawless diamond, worth £200 million, and escape by speedboat down the Thames. There’s just one tiny problem: the Flying Squad are watching.


Six Nations and producers of Formula 1: Drive to Survive bring fans closer than ever to the 2024 Guinness Six Nations Championship. Six Nations: Full Contact will take viewers inside the exhilarating world of the oldest and greatest annual international rugby tournament, giving fans an insight into behind the scenes moments, as the best teams in Europe battle it out in some of the biggest matches in the rugby calendar to take home the prestigious trophy.


From acclaimed writer Steven Knight, HOUSE OF GUINNESS (WT) will tell the epic story of one of Europe’s most famous and enduring dynasties – The Guinness Family. Set in 19th-century Dublin and New York, will focus on the consequences of the death of Benjamin Guinness, the man responsible for the extraordinary success of the Guinness brewery, and the far-reaching impact of his cunning will on the fate of his four adult children, Arthur, Edward, Anne, and Ben, as well as on a group of Dublin characters who work and interact with the growing juggernaut that is Guinness.


When the British Prime Minister’s (Suranne Jones) husband is kidnapped and the visiting French President (Julie Delpy) is blackmailed, the two political leaders both face unimaginable choices. Forced into a fierce rivalry where their political futures, and lives, might hang in the balance, can they work together to uncover the plot that threatens them both?


On July 11, 2021, Wembley Stadium was on the brink of a historic win for Gareth Southgate’s England team. The squad had inspired the country on their journey to England’s first major final since 1966, and the European Championship was within their reach. But as England supporters arrived at Wembley from all corners of the country, celebration quickly turned to chaos. Mayhem took over with scenes of drunkenness and drug-taking, and ticketless fans saw an opportunity to storm the stadium. With compelling first-hand testimony and visceral user-generated content, this is the dramatic story of a day that began with euphoria, and ended in a nation left reeling.


On a beautiful summer’s morning in 1992, Alex Hanscombe witnessed his mother’s brutal murder on Wimbledon Common. He was two years old. The Witness follows the investigation into Rachel Nickell’s murder from the point of view of Alex and his father André, and explores the unexpected ways in which the tragedy transformed both their lives.


BANK OF DAVE: THE SEQUEL is based on a true-ish story – two years after founding Britain’s very first community bank, Dave Fishwick (Rory Kinnear) takes on an even more dangerous and formidable opponent than the big banks – Payday Loan Companies. Dave recruits Jessica (Chrissy Metz), an American investigative reporter, and Oliver (Amit Shah), a local Citizen’s Advice counsellor, to his cause. Together they embark on a journey that will eventually take them to the United States and help bring down an entire industry of predatory corporations.

Joining the cast are Amit Shah (Happy Valley, Mr Bates vs. The Post Office), Def Leppard, Pearce Quigley (The Gentlemen & The Detectorists), Leila Farzad (I Hate Suzie, Kaos), Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, The Offer) and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe, Deadpool & Wolverine).


Eleven years ago, Detective Kat Donovan’s fiancé Josh – the love of her life – disappeared and she’s never heard from him since. Now, swiping profiles on a dating app, she suddenly sees his face and her world explodes all over again.

Josh’s reappearance will force her to dive back into the mystery surrounding her father’s murder and uncover long-buried secrets from her past.

Joining the cast are Rosalind Eleazar (Slow Horses, Harlots), Richard Armitage (Fool Me Once, Obsession), Jessica Plummer (EastEnders, The Girl Before), Steve Pemberton (Inside No9, Happy Valley), Paul Kaye (Sexy Beast, The Stranger), Samantha Spiro (Sex Education, Ridley Road) and Lisa Faulkner (Archie, Unforgotten) and Mary Malone (Doctor Who, The Prince).

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