Here’s Everything New On Netflix In December 2021, Including ‘Cobra Kai’ And ‘The Witcher’

Netflix continues to churn out crowd favorites with no end in sight, and that’s a welcome reality as we head into the thick of holiday season. If you need some distractions from all that togetherness (or if you are avoiding it altogether due to the ongoing global situation), then you will be happy with that’s coming. The streaming service brings back several popular series this month, and that includes Cobra Kai with warring dojos and an unparalleled ability to unite generations with infuriatingly good writing. In addition, we’ll see the bewigged Henry Cavill return for more of The Witcher as that franchise keeps growing at a monstrous rate. And Emily In Paris and Crime Scene straddle two very different genres to ensure that you’ll never be bored this month.

Are we done yet? Nope. Netflix brings us a Benedict Cumberbatch movie and David Fincher’s love letter to movies. There’s also a fresh truckload of library content, including a Tom Cruise movie and some Final Destination movies. Very important note: Halt and Catch Fire is leaving before the middle of the month, and if you haven’t been lucky enough to watch it yet, then you’d best start binging all four seasons.

Here’s everything coming to (and leaving) Netflix in December.

Cobra Kai: Season 4 (Netflix series streaming 12/31)

The O.G. All Valley Karate Tournament confrontation took place 30 years ago, and Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence can’t get over it. Likewise, their respective dojos, Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang, attempt to join forces against John Kreese’s ownership of Cobra Kai, but of course, getting along will prove to be a bumpy road. Kreese has called in reinforcements in the form of form of his old Vietnam War buddy and co-founder of the Cobra Kai dojo, Terry Silver, who returns to the franchise. Who will win the spirit of karate in the Valley, and can Hawk and Tory keep their bully spirits alive while Johnny’s messing around with a crane kick? Most of the grown-ups are a-holes in their own way here, so hopefully, Samantha and Miguel can talk some sense into them.

Emily In Paris: Season 2 (Netflix film streaming 12/22)

God help us all, this show will once again be binged into oblivion. Lily Collins returns as the stereotypically clueless and culturally offensive American who’s taking Par-ee by storm, one Instagram post at a time. The twist here is that Emily actually attempts to learn French this season, but of course, expect a ton of other drama because she slept with that hot chef and is still very good friends with the hot chef’s girlfriend. Please let the gross, unwashed skillet make a comeback and have some terrible karaoke tunes to accompany the Carrie Bradshaw of this day and age, courtesy of primetime TV king Darren Star.

Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer (Netflix film streaming 12/29)

Alright, so the above trailer happens to be for the first installment (The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel) in this series, which arrived through the game changing ways of director Joe Berlinger, who’s navigating from within the true crime genre. In this new installment, the Times Square Killer gets the spotlight, along with the the social and systemic forces that facilitated this serial murderer. In the process, all the danger and depravity of 1970s and early 1980s midtown Manhattan will make those few blocks a character of their own.

The Witcher: Season 2 (Netflix series streaming 12/17)

It’s time to go on a swashbuckling rampage through destiny as Geralt of Rivia returns for more monster hunting on The Continent. Ciri and Geralt have finally found each other (in a paternal way), and she’s clearly now in training mode. The show’s got a lot to live up to, given that it defied expectations during its debut, and Henry Cavill has also revealed that his character will somehow be less grumpy this time around. Geralt will talk more, and maybe he’ll tell humble bard Jaskier to shove off once again, but he will have to enlist the guy for help, so get ready for another banger in the process. Meanwhile, Yennifer’s out on her own, and not doing so well after the Battle of Sodden, as she’s apparently working her way back toward Geralt’s neck of the woods. Killing Eve‘s Kim Bodnia will portray Vesimir, Geralt’s mentor, and Game Of Thrones‘ Kristofer Hivju will wear highly unflattering prosthetics. Good times!

The Power of the Dog (Netflix film streaming 12/1)

Benedict Cumberbatch briefly leaves the MCU to collaborate with director Jane Campion as he portrays a “charismatic rancher,” which is certainly something that we’ve never seen him do before. However, he’s got a sinister streak and terrorizes his brother and sister-in-law (played by real-life spouses Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst) while whistling and apparently never saying a word (at least in the above trailer). Cumberbatch Chills are a real thing, as you’ll witness from this film.

Voir (Netflix film streaming 12/6)

This documentary serves as David Fincher’s love letter to cinema. Expect a swath of “visual essays” from Fincher in collaboration with his fellow cinephiles, who will dive deep into iconic movies to discover the true “purpose of filmmaking.” Expect a lot of Jaws and Citizen Kane but also The Karate Kid, Mad Max: Fury Road, Kill Bill, Goodfellas, Lawrence of Arabia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Jaws and more. It’s a master class in not only the art of filmmaking but the art of watching movies.

Avail. 12/1
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
Kayko and Kokosh
Lost in Space
: Season 3
The Power of the Dog
Are You The One
: Season 3
Blood and Bone
Body of Lies
Bordertown: Mural Murders
Death at a Funeral
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
The Final Destination
Final Destination 3
Final Destination 5
Fool’s Gold
The Fourth Kind

Ink Master: Season 3
Ink Master: Season 4
Knight Rider 2000
Knight Rider
: Seasons 1-4
Law Abiding Citizen
The Legend of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro
Minority Report
Pet Sematary
Soul Surfer
Stuart Little 2
Sucker Punch
Think Like a Man
We Were Soldiers
Wild Things
Wyatt Earp

Avail. 12/2
The Alpinist
Single All The Way
The Whole Truth

Avail. 12/3
Cobalt Blue
Coming Out Colton
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous
: Season 4
Money Heist: Part 5 Vol 2
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 4
Money Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin
: Volume 2
Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas

Avail. 12/5
JAPAN SINKS: People of Hope: Season 1

Avail. 12/6
David and the Elves

Avail. 12/7
Centaurworld: Season 2
Go Dog Go: Season 2
Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)

Avail. 12/8
Carolin Kebekus: The Last Christmas Special

Avail. 12/9
Asakusa Kid
Bathtubs Over Broadway
Bonus Family
: Season 4
The Family That Sings Together: The Camargos

Avail. 12/10
Anonymously Yours
Back to the Outback
How To Ruin Christmas: The Funeral
Twentysomethings: Austin (formerly Roaring Twenties)
Saturday Morning All Star Hits!
The Shack
Still Out of My League
The Unforgivable

Avail. 12/11
Fast Color
The Hungry and the Hairy

Avail. 12/12
JAPAN SINKS: People of Hope: Season 1 (episode 9)

Avail. 12/13
Eye in the Sky

Avail. 12/14
The Future Diary
Russell Howard: Lubricant
StarBeam: Beaming in the New Year

Avail. 12/15
Black Ink Crew New York: Seasons 3-4
The Challenge: Season 12
The Challenge: Season 25
Elite Short Stories: Phillipe Caye Felipe
The Giver
The Hand of God
Masha and the Bear: Nursery Rhymes
: Season 1 Part 2
Masha and the Bear: Season 5
Selling Tampa
Teen Mom 2
: Seasons 3-4

Avail. 12/16
A California Christmas: City Lights
A Naija Christmas
: Season 4
Darkest Hour
Puff: Wonders of the Reef

Avail. 12/17
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 6: Homecoming
The Witcher: Season 2

Avail. 12/18
Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

Avail. 12/19
What Happened in Oslo

Avail. 12/20
Elite Short Stories: Samuel Omar

Avail. 12/21
Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster
Grumpy Christmas

Avail. 12/22
Emily in Paris: Season 2

Avail. 12/23
Elite Short Stories: Patrick

Avail. 12/24
1000 Miles from Christmas
Don’t Look Up
Minnal Murali
The Silent Sea
STAND BY ME Doraemon 2
Vicky and Her Mystery
Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous

Avail. 12/25
Single’s Inferno
Jimmy Carr: His Dark Material
Stories of a Generation – with Pope Francis

Avail. 12/26

Avail. 12/28
Word Party Presents: Math!

Avail. 12/29
Anxious People
Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer

Avail. 12/30
Hilda and the Mountain King

Avail. 12/31
Cobra Kai: Season 4
The Lost Daughter
Queer Eye
: Season 6
Seal Team

Here’s the full list of titles leaving Netflix in December:

Leaving 12/3
The Last O.G.: Seasons 1-2

Leaving 12/4
The Guest

Leaving 12/7
Before I Fall

Leaving 12/8
It Comes at Night
Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas

Leaving 12/13
Halt and Catch Fire: Seasons 1-4
Fifty: The Series: Seasons 1-2
Saint Seiya: Seasons 1-6

Leaving. 12/15
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Maps to the Stars
The Theory of Everything

Leaving 12/21
Jacob’s Ladder
Private Practice
: Seasons 1-6

Leaving 12/25
Captain Fantastic

Leaving 12/30

Leaving 12/31
A Cinderella Story
American Gangster
Beethoven’s 2nd
Charlie’s Angels
Cold Mountain
The Devil Inside
Do the Right Thing
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Double Jeopardy
Forensic Files
: Collections 1-9
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: Parts 1-5
Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 1
The Great British Baking Show: The Beginnings
: Season 1
House Party
House Party 2
House Party 3
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
The Last Airbender
Like Crazy
Love Don’t Cost a Thing
Love Jones
The Lovely Bones
The Machinist
Memoirs of a Geisha
My Fair Lady
Mystic Pizza
Pan’s Labyrinth
Puss in Boots
Rumor Has It…
Spy Kids
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
Spy Kids 3: Game Over
Stuart Little
The Strangers
Tommy Boy
Underworld: Awakening
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
What a Girl Wants
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape