Netflix's New Additions Will Be Perfect For Hibernating This Winter

You've seen the weather outside, right? The pitiful excuse for snow that turned into rain almost instantly. The harsh winds that whip your face if you even dare to step outside. The bitter cold that courses through your bones without mercy.

Credit: BBC/Peaky Blinders

Needless to stay, those are good enough reasons to stay inside for the rest of the year, but if that wasn't enough validation for you staying in, here's some more: Netflix has just announced a slew of new programmes that's it's adding and they are pretty damn great.

First and foremost, the first three seasons of Peaky Blinders will be available to watch. So whether you're new to the adventures of Tommy Selby (played, of course, by Cillian Murphy) or you just need a refresh before you plunge into season four - which just started airing a few weeks ago - here's your chance.

If you have no idea what it's about, we don't want to spoil it too much for you, but it's about the Irish gang called Peaky Blinders who were running amok in England after the First World War and is well worth your time.

Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders

Credit: BBC/Peaky Blinders

But that's not all. Season two of The Crown will also be making an appearance, and if it's anywhere near as good as the first, we're in for a treat. This season will see the Queen Elizabeth come to terms with being Queen as Britain enters the 1960s and the changes in society and the perception of the monarchy that comes with it.

Beyond that, there's City Of God, the harrowing film following the very different lives of two friends in Rio de Janeiro. It's unflinching in its violence, but its brutality is matched by its beauty. Watch it and you may never be the same again.

Credit: Miramax/City Of God

If that's still not enough for you, there's Midnight Run - which stars Robert DeNiro as a bounty hunter in one of his most enjoyable and humorous roles - and season nine of Dr Who, which stars Peter Capaldi as the time-travelling doctor.

So get the pizza place on speed dial, stock up on treats and have fun hibernating.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Peaky Blinders

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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