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What's new to Netflix this week? 7 great shows and films to watch

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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior Features Writer
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In need of something new to get stuck into you? We've got you covered. Netflix are dropping plenty of great content in the next seven days that will go down a treat with TV and film fans.

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The question is: where to begin? There's a Netflix favourite returning after a four-year hiatus, and there are some new blockbusters to look forward to as well. Without further ado, here's what's landing on the streaming platform in the next week…

WATCH: Netflix's Special season two is out now

Special – available now

Fans of comedy series Special will be pleased to know that season two has just landed on Netflix! For those unaware, the comedy focuses on Ryan, a young gay man with cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity and finally go after the career he wants. The new episodes pick up where season one left off and sees Ryan, Kim and Karen "coming into their power and realising they all deserve big gorgeous lives".

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Special season two is out now

Army of the Dead – available Friday 21 May

Fancy a new film to watch? Of course you do. Army of the Dead, out on Friday, is about a group of mercenaries who spring into action after an outbreak of zombies in Las Vegas. The perfect weekend watch with the UK's very own Ella Purnell (Belgravia, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children).

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Army of the Dead is all about zombies in Vegas

Master of None – available 23 May

After a four-year hiatus, Aziz Ansari's cult comedy Master of None returns for series three. The Parks and Recreation star created the show loosely based on his own life and returns as director for the new episodes. Series three will focus on a modern love story and portray the ups and downs of married life, personal growth and fertility struggles.

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Master of None returns next week

Ghost Lab – available 26 May

Described as one of the summer's most intriguing films to come to Netflix, Ghost Lab is a supernatural thriller that sees two doctors go to extreme lengths to prove ghosts are scientifically real after witnessing some spooky behaviour at their hospital. Consider us intrigued!

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Ghost Lab looks like a brilliant watch

Blue Miracle – available 27 May

Another film gaining a lot of attention is Blue Miracle. Dennis Quaid and Jimmy Gonzales star in this movie based on the real-life story of a boys home in Mexico, Casa Hogar, that is hit by a hurricane. In order to save the home, the boys and their caretaker Omar partner with a washed-up boat captain to take part in a fishing competition, despite never having fished before. This looks like an inspiring watch.  

Dennis Quaid stars in Blue Miracle

Eden – available on 27 May

This new four-part series is one for the animation and anime fans. The synopsis reads: "On a routine assignment, two farming robots accidentally awaken a human baby girl from stasis questioning all they were taught to believe – that humans were nothing more than a forbidden ancient myth. Together, the two robots secretly raise the child in a safe haven outside Eden." In the English version, keep an ear out for voiceovers from Neil Patrick Harris, David Tennant and Rosario Dawson.

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Eden has many famous names lending their voice to the series

Ragnarok - available 27 May

Fan of Ragnarok? Then you're in luck as season two is out very soon. The Norwegian mystery drama returns for another six episodes in the town of Edda, plagued by climate change and industrial pollution caused by factories owned by the richest family in Norway.

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Ragnorok 2 is out next week

The outline reads: "With them, we experience a drastically changing world: melting poles, warm winters, and violent downpours. Some might say we're headed for yet another Ragnarok. Unless someone intervenes in time."

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