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Netflix announce 9 new series from British talent plus the return of Black Mirror and more

The cast for the next Harlan Coben adaptation, Missing You has also been revealed as well as the return of Six Nations: Full Contact.



Netflix have today announced a raft of new titles in the UK, as well as some returning series and casting news at an event in London hosted by Matt Willis and Emma Willis, who will soon front Love is Blind UK.


Speaking at Next on Netflix UK, Anne Mensah, Netflix VP of UK Content 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."


There were panels with Benedict Cumberbatch and Abi Morgan from ERIC, Billie Piper and Rufus Sewell from Scoop, Rachel Mason & Jack Thorne from Joy and Jessica Plumber and Victoria Asare-Archer who were announced as cast members for Netflix's next Harlan Coben adaptation, Missing You.


Missing You follows what happens when 11 years after her fiancé Josh's disappearance, Detective Kat Donovan discovers the love of her life whilst swiping profiles on a dating app. Having not heard from him in 11 years, Kat's world explodes all over again when she suddenly sees his face.


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.


Also joining the cast of Missing You will be Rosalind Eleazar, Richard Armitage, Steve Pemberton, Paul Kaye, Samantha Spiro, Lisa Faulkner and Mary Malone.


It was also revealed that Black Mirror, 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.


Also returning will be Six Nations: Full Contact as series two promises to bring fans closer than ever to the 2024 Guinness Six Nations Championship, taking 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.


Here's everything we know so far about the 9 new series announced today by Netflix...


Adolescence


Described as an ambitious crime drama, Adolescence (working title) sees Stephen Graham, Philip Barantini and Jack Thorne unite for this four-part limited series .


Told in a real-time, one-shot style, Adolescence will be directed by Philip Barantini with casting to be announced in due course.



Bear Hunt


Described as an action-packed competition show, Bear Hunt (working title), will see 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.



Buying London


Buying London will see property mogul Daniel Daggers and his ambitious team of agents at DDRE Global take on and challenge London’s luxury property market.


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.



The Choice


Suranne Jones stars as British Prime Minister, whose husband is kidnapped and the visiting French President, played by Julie Delpy, is blackmailed. The drama follow what happens when the two political leaders 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?



The Final: Attack on Wembley


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 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.



Grown Ups


Described as an ensemble family drama, Grown Ups brings Marian Keyes' bestselling novel to screen and is 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.



House of Guinness


Telling the epic story of The Guinness Family, one of Europe's most famous and enduring dynasties, House of Guinness (working title) from Steven Knight is set in 19th-century Dublin and New York.


The drama 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.



Millenium Diamond Heist


From executive producer Guy Ritchie and Academy Award® and Emmy®-winning producers Lightbox comes three-part documentary true crime caper, Millenium Diamond Heist.


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.



The Witness


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.

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