New to download, stream or buy on DVD: Bright, Fuller House and Travelers

Will Smith and Joel Edgerton star in futuristic action thriller Bright


BRIGHT (Cert 15, 117 mins, streaming from December 22 exclusively on Netflix, Sci-Fi/Action/Adventure)

Last year Illinois-born director David Ayer was ringmaster of the comic book blockbuster Suicide Squad, orchestrating a frenetic battle of good versus evil on the streets of Midway City. Now, he joins forces with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton for a futuristic action thriller, which streams exclusively on Netflix and also screens in selected cinemas.

The setting is an alternate vision of 21st-century Los Angeles in which humans live alongside mythological creatures including orcs, elves and fairies. This cross-species melting pot simmers with tension and the LAPD has the unenviable task of maintaining law and order.

Human cop Daryl Ward (Will Smith) is reluctantly partnered with orc cop Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) to safeguard the streets. During one routine night-time patrol, they are called to a disturbance and apprehend a suspect carrying a forgotten relic: a magic wand that grants the wishes of whoever brandishes it.

If this artefact falls into the wrong hands, the repercussions would be terrifying. Ward and Jakoby put aside their differences to protect the wand from an onslaught of otherworldly enemies.

FULLER HOUSE – Season 3 (18 episodes, streaming from December 22 exclusively on Netflix, Comedy/Drama/Romance)

The Netflix spin-off from the classic 1980s and 1990s US sitcom Full House continues with 18 episodes of hilarity, heartbreak and tearful reconciliation, set within the walls of the childhood home that widowed veterinarian DJ Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) shares with her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber).

This series, the women experience a rollercoaster of emotional highs and lows as a new school year beckons, bringing with it growing pains for DJ's three sons, Jackson (Michael Campion), Max (Elias Harger) and baby Tommy Jr (Dashiell and Fox Messitt), plus Kimmy's spirited teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Nicole Bringas).

Kimmy must also contend with the presence of her ex-husband Fernando (Juan Pablo Di Pace) against a backdrop of stressful Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year celebrations.

TRAVELERS – Season 2 (10 episodes, streaming from December 26 exclusively on Netflix, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Drama)

Eric McCormack steps away from his signature role on the award-winning sitcom Will & Grace to play a time-travelling operative in the second series of the Canadian sci-fi drama. He plays Traveler 3468, an agent from the future who has been sent back in time to 21st century Earth to inhabit the body of a human host in order to save mankind from annihilation.

In his new guise of FBI agent Grant MacLaren, Traveler 3468 is able to fulfil the orders of his superior, the Director. He is aided by Traveler 3569 (MacKenzie Porter), Traveler 3465 (Nesta Cooper), Traveler 0115 (Jared Abrahamson) and Traveler 3326 (Reilly Dolman), whose skills as a medic, tactician, engineer and historian are vital to affect the flow of time.

This series, MacLaren and his allies face a deadly virus and the diabolical threat of the Faction, which intends to slaughter swathes of the human population with a single blow.

The team must also assess the risk posed by an enigmatic new Traveler (Enrico Colantoni).

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