Welcome to New on Netflix, a feature here at Wicked Horror in which we provide the latest updates on what’s coming to the streaming service for the week. In recent times, Netflix’s shift in content has been interesting. While many fan-favorite movies and TV shows have been Netflix staples for the better part of a decade, they’ve been taken off the service with more frequency. Some of them return, some of them don’t, and while these are all simply the result of licensing deals that were already in place before these properties even hit the service, they do shed some light on the content provider’s new focus.
Netflix is continuing to shift gears away from movies and TV shows owned by other studios or companies and is producing their own content with staggering frequency. As we continue to provide updates on what’s been added to the service, it will always be interesting to note the balance between original and licensed content being added to the Netflix library.
With that in mind, here are the latest Netflix additions for the week of February 8th, 2019.
The Umbrella Academy
With Netflix’s Marvel shows clearly winding down, gears have shifted toward an adaptation of this independent sensation co-created by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way. Starring Ellen Page, the series is a unique, bizarre, dark take on a superhero team. It’s almost a modern gothic twist on what we think of as recognizable stories like X-Men and Doom Patrol, but with mysterious pregnancies, supernatural powers, and plenty of other threads that make this worth watching for horror fans.