5 Series Coming To Netflix In December, Including A New Korean Mystery

Let’s just get straight to the point when it comes to successful Netflix NFLX series: It’s all about South Korean television these days. It’s as if the streamer is giving its subscribers a holiday gift with the upcoming South Korean sci-fi mystery series The Silent Sea. Could this be the next hit that everyone is racing to binge-watch and discuss online?

With the wild success of Squid Game and Hellbound, the streamer cannot seem to churn new series out fast enough. As the world knows, more than 142 million of the streamer’s 209 million subscribing households binge-watched the nine-episode survival drama Squid Game within its first month.

Then, Hellbound became an immediate sensation and even surpassed Squid Game with 43.48 million hours viewed within its first week following its U.S. release on November 19.

In addition to this new entrant, viewers can look forward to brand new seasons of three fan favorites and a new Swedish dramedy in December. Way to end the year with a bang!

Money Heist, Part 5/Volume 2 (December 3, Five Episodes) – Part One, which premiered September 3, centered around the gang after being shut out of the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. They rescued Lisbon but still had to deal with the loss of one of their own and face their darkest enemy yet. So much happens this season that it is split into two five-episode volumes. As the end of the greatest heist in history approaches, what started as a robbery has turned into a war.


The Witcher, Season 2 (December 17, Eight Episodes) – In the second season of this adventure fantasy series, Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) is convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden and brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous, her own mysterious power. Six of the season’s episodes are available pre-launch so you can get the binge started early. The cast includes Anna Shaffer, Freya Allan, Simon Callow, Graham McTavish and Liz Carr.

Emily In Paris, Season 2 (December 22, Ten Episodes) – Emily is back and better than ever! Though she’s navigating the city with more ease, her love life remains complicated and she continues to struggle with the idiosyncrasies of French life. She’s in the midst of a love triangle with her neighbor and her first real French friend but she’s thriving at work despite the obstacles that constantly challenge her. She meets a handsome fellow expat in French class who both infuriates and intrigues her. As for the fashion this season, it’s even more fabulous than in season one if you can believe that’s possible. Brilliant creator and showrunner Darren Star returns to helm the second season of the Emmy-nominated series following the smashing success of season one, which became the streamer’s most-viewed comedy series of 2020. Producer and star Lily Collins reprises her role as Emily Cooper, alongside returning series regulars Philippine Leroy Beaulieu, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo, Camille Razat, Samuel Arnold, Bruno Gouery, William Abadie and Kate Walsh. New cast members include Lucien Laviscount, Jeremy O. Harris and Arnaud Binard.

The Silent Sea (December 24, Eight Episodes) – This futuristic South Korean sci-fi thriller is set in an Earth that has undergone desertification. The story centers around the members of a special team of space explorers sent to secure mysterious samples from an abandoned research facility on the moon. This is a dangerous 24-hour mission and it’s likely not everyone in the crew will survive. This series has already garnered a lot of buzz as it is the first sci-fi thriller drama released in Korea. Stars Gong Yoo, Bae Doona and Lee Joon lead the cast in what is anticipated to be the next South Korean hit for Netflix. This series was co-created by Park Eun-kyo and Choi Hang-yong.

Anxious People (December 29, Six Episodes) – Based on the New York Times NYT bestselling novel of the same name by Fredrik Backman, this Swedish dramedy tells the tale of a bank robber failing miserably by robbing a cashless bank. Chaos ensues when this clueless criminal takes eight people hostage during the open house of an apartment. After giving up, the apartment is stormed by two dysfunctional police officers, who also happen to be father and son. Things get even more complicated when they find the apartment empty. What occurs next is a series of contradictory testimonies as the hostages tell their version of what really happened, revealing a hilarious mystery as they keep a secret that is creating a unique and almost unbreakable bond between them. This series is directed by Felix Herngren and features the star-studded Swedish cast of Alfred Svensson, Dan Ekborg, Leif Andrée, Marika Lagercrantz, Carla Sehn, Petrina Solange, Anna Granath, Per Andersson, Lottie Ejebrant, Sofia Ledarp and Shima Niavarani.

The Tycoon Herald