It would seem the series was always going to end on its sixth season.
Netflix have confirmed that the currently in-production sixth season of their original series 'House of Cards' will be its last. The news comes after an allegation from 'Star Trek: Discovery' actor Anthony Rapp that the show's lead actor Kevin Spacey attempted to engage in sexual activity with him when he was just 14-years-old. Spacey would have been 26 at the time of the alleged attempted sexual assault.
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as Frank and Claire Underwood in 'House of Cards'
It's worth noting that whilst Spacey says he does not remember the event taking place, he has apologised if it did indeed happen and said that he would blame "deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour".
The Duffer Brothers wanted to "experiment a little bit".
As one of Netflix's most successful and talked about original series, 'Stranger Things' made an incredible impression following its debut in 2016, and this past week returned for its second season on the streaming service. With all nine episodes of the season dropping at the same time, fans have been binging to get up-to-date on the storyline being told but one particular episode - the seventh of season 2 - got some of the fan base questioning exactly why the decision had been made to take such a different direction for 45 minutes.
David Harbour stars as Sheriff Hopper in 'Stranger Things'
This is where you should probably turn back if you don't want spoilers regarding the seventh episode of 'Stranger Things', season 2!
Continue reading: 'Stranger Things' Creators Defend Season 2's Most Controversial Episode
The Duffer Brothers say it's "difficult" for all their storylines to "build simultaneously".
Following the successful launch of 'Stranger Things' season 2 on Netflix this week, co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer, also known as The Duffer Brothers have already confirmed that they've started writing the series' third season. Responsible for one of the most talked about original series on the streaming service, there's a lot of expectation surrounding the show's future.
Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp and Winona Ryder return for season 2 alongside newcomer Sadie Sink
Fans followed the journey of a group of youngsters in the first season, who lost one of their friends to a place called the 'Upside Down', whilst gaining a new one in a girl known only by the branding on her arm - 'Eleven'. With a series of powers and abilities, she helped the group discover more about the strange world their friend had been confined to, all whilst the friends battled against a demonic force known as the Demogorgon.
Continue reading: 'Stranger Things' Creators Already Writing Season 3
Colman is being tipped to replace Claire Foy in the upcoming third series.
The producers of smash Netflix hit ‘The Crown’ are poised to choose Olivia Colman as the replacement for the departing Claire Foy for the upcoming third and fourth series, it has been widely reported.
The acclaimed ‘Broadchurch’ and ‘The Night Manager’ star, 43, is to step into the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series for its third season, as the narrative moves closer to the present and the character of the Queen requires an older actor.
‘The Crown’ is a dramatisation of the Queen’s engagement to Prince Philip and then telling the story of her reign, and the third and fourth series are set after 1963. Colman is so far the only confirmed cast member for the new series, but Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip, is also set to be replaced with an older actor.
Continue reading: Olivia Colman Tipped To Replace Claire Foy In 'The Crown'
The Netflix original series makes its long-anticipated return on Friday, October 27.
Powerful forces are at work in a new preview clip for the second season of 'Stranger Things', as it's revealed those in positions of authority are doing everything they can to find talented youngster, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). Though Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard) is interrogated by the adults in the clip, he refuses to give them any information that may aid their search, but at the end of the 30 second teaser, they quickly realise that their hunt may already be coming to an end...
Exactly how Eleven will play into the new season remains to be seen, but from the previous teasers we've seen for the batch of new episodes, it looks like her powers and special abilities are only growing stronger. She could in fact be the key that's needed to deal with the evil that's infiltrated Hawkins from the Upside Down.
Continue reading: 'Stranger Things' Season 2 Preview Clip Teases The Search For Eleven
She cancels 'Chelsea' but continues her work with Netflix.
Chelsea Handler has decided to cancel her Netflix talk show 'Chelsea' after just two seasons in order to focus more on political affairs and engage with people of various backgrounds in order to further her knowledge of global issues. However, she won't be distancing herself with Netflix.
Chelsea Handler at 'Carpool Karaoke' series premiere
The 42-year-old comedian has exchanged her light-hearted show for a career in activism, beginning work on a new Netflix project which will be a documentary featuring people of different ethnicities and culture. She opened up about her new direction in a social media post yesterday (October 18th 2017).
Continue reading: Chelsea Handler Swaps Talk Show For Activism Documentary
Annabel Jones says that she and Charlie Brooker have been asked about a film "a few times".
First making its way to Channel 4 before moving to Netflix as one of their original series, 'Black Mirror' is without a doubt one of the most talked about shows across the globe. Instantly popular thanks to its exciting and, a lot of the time challenging-to-watch anthology episodes, the series has been going strong for three seasons to-date, with a fourth right around the corner.
The 'Black Mirror' team were celebrated at the 69th Emmy Awards
Details are starting to drip out about the new batch of episodes we should expect when the show does make its comeback to Netflix, but this weekend fans got their answer to whether or not a 'Black Mirror' movie could happen.
Continue reading: 'Black Mirror' Producers Have Been Approached About A Movie
Season two is on the way and fans can prepare with a new free game.
'Stranger Things' season two is almost upon us, but for those who can't wait any longer, a new mobile gaming app has been launched to take players on an adventure into the Upside Down. It's completely free to download, and gameplay is in appropriately 80s style.
The cast of 'Stranger Things' at the SAG Awards
'Stranger Things: The Game' has been created by BonusXP, Inc. with Netflix for Android and iOS and contains no in-app purchases whatsoever - just explore Hawkins for free and avoid getting killed by the Demogorgon. Featuring all the main characters from the series, players have to collect Eggos and Gnomes while utilising each character's abilities to solve various puzzles.
Continue reading: 'Stranger Things' Gaming App Takes Players Back To The Eighties
The origin story comes after his appearance in 'Daredevil'.
One of Marvel's most brutal anti-heroes, The Punisher, is set to join the Netflix series universe - and it doesn't get more merciless than this. He's not the first comic book character to venture out on a bloodthirsty quest for revenge, but no-one exacts it quite like him.
Jon Bernthal as The Punisher
Jon Bernthal gets his very own Netflix series reprising his role as Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, from 'Daredevil'. Based on the comic books by Gerry Conway and John Romita Sr., and created by Steve Lightfoot ('Hannibal'), this series follows how the character came to be the man he is after losing his family to a ruthless murderer.
Continue reading: The First Trailer Lands For The Punisher's Own Netflix Series
The Duffer Brothers want everybody to change a simple television setting.
One of the biggest breakout hits on television last year was Netflix original series 'Stranger Things', from creators The Duffer Brothers, aka Matt and Ross Duffer. Taking viewers to the fictional town of Hawkins in Indiana, the series turned the usual 'young boy goes missing' story on its head, opening up a whole new world of dangerous adventure in a place known as the 'Upside Down'.
Noah Schnapp returns for the second season of 'Stranger Things'
Set in the 1980s, the series included many-a-reference to some brilliant pop culture moments of the time, allowing its sci-fi-meets-horror genre mash-up to venture outside of its usual boundaries. With hugely talented members of the cast, both young and old, giving stellar performances throughout, it was instantly clear that Netflix had another huge triumph on its hands.
There are some brilliant new shows and films hitting Netflix in September, 2017.
Netflix is without a doubt one of the best places to go for the latest entertainment in television and film. With new additions to their slate every month, we've decided to take a look at September and some of the originals that will hit the streaming service, whether it be new seasons of already-established series, or something new altogether.
Narcos (Season 3) - Released September 1, 2017
Continue reading: September 2017: What's New On Netflix
Schumer clarified the content of a report in Variety earlier this week about pay parity with Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock - saying she didn't insist on getting paid as much as them.
The 36 year old star clarified what was stated in a report by Variety earlier this week, which claimed that Schumer asked for a higher fee to star in a Netflix stand-up comedy special after learning that Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle were each getting paid $20 million for their shows on the streaming service.
She said that, while she did ask for a pay increase on her original $11 million deal for her ‘The Leather Special’, she did not ask to get paid the same amount as Rock and Chappelle – because they’re the two of greatest comedians ever and deserve more, according to her.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Clears Up Equal Pay Row Over Netflix Special
The Netflix original series won't be drawn out for too long.
'Stranger Things' is without a doubt one of the most talked-about original series to come from Netflix, with Matt and Ross Duffer the brilliant minds behind the show. Taking place in the 80s in the fictional small town of Hawkins, Indiana, the first season saw the disappearance of young Will Hawkins take place, before the alternate universe of the Upside Down was exposed to the residents of Hawkins.
The second season of 'Stranger Things' hits Netflix this October
There, the demonic Demogorgon was revealed, feeding on those it could find who had been transported to the Upside Down, but becoming increasingly frustrated when it couldn't feed on Will. He had, for the most part escaped from the Upside Down at the end of the first season, but when we saw him vomiting darkness into his bathroom sink, we knew that the trouble was just getting started.
Continue reading: 'Stranger Things' Creators Say Show Will End After 4 Seasons
There's going to be a 'reintroduction' of the four leading characters.
There's no denying the hype surrounding upcoming Netflix and Marvel collaborative series, 'The Defenders'. Not only one of the most anticipated new shows of this month, but of the entire year, the series will bring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist together for the first time, as they're forced to put aside their differences and work alongside one another for the greater good.
Simone Missick and Krysten Ritter star in 'The Defenders'
Going up against a worthy adversary in Alexandra, played by Sigourney Weaver, the crime fighters will be facing challenges like none they've ever tackled before. For now though, what many are looking forward to seeing is exactly how the heroes will interact with one another when they first meet.
The show didn't fare well with critics and won't be making a return.
It's official: the critically-panned Netflix original series 'Gypsy', led by Naomi Watts and coming from creator/writer Lisa Rubin alongside 'Fifty Shades of Grey' director Sam Taylor-Johnson - won't be making a return to the streaming service, after the company pulled the plug on the show following just a single season.
Naomi Watts in Netflix original series 'Gypsy'
Released earlier this year, the series saw Watts in the role of New York City psychotherapist Jean Holloway; a woman who was so embedded within her clients' private lives that she would secretly infiltrate each of them, pulling the strings from the inside and using the alias Diane Hart during her time out of the office.
Continue reading: Netflix Cancel Naomi Watts-Led Drama 'Gypsy'
It's their first foray into television.
The Coen Brothers are coming to the small screen for the first time with a brand new anthology series for Netflix entitled 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs'. It is a Western series of six different stories about the American frontier and it's coming next year.
The Coen Brothers at a 'Hail, Caesar!' photocall
Told through the voices of Joel and Ethan Coen, the show will star Tim Blake Nelson from 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' as the titular character. The filmmaking duo - who are best known for such movies as 'No Country for Old Men', 'The Big Lebowski' and 'True Grit' - will mark their first TV venture with 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs', not including the 'Fargo' series which they co-produced.
Continue reading: The Coen Brothers Are Coming To Netflix For Wild West Anthology
The 70 year old late night TV legend is to front a six-episode series on Netflix in 2018.
According to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday night (August 8th), the 70 year old presenter has signed a new deal with Netflix to host a six-episode series for the service in 2018.
“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” Letterman said in a statement announcing the series this week. “Here's what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely.”
Continue reading: David Letterman Coming Out Of Retirement To Front New Netflix Chat Show
They'll be wiping all their content from Netflix come 2019.
Now might be a good time to catch up on all those Disney and Pixar movies you have been meaning to watch on Netflix but haven't yet, because soon they'll all be taken down in favour of a new streaming service which is set to launch exclusively for Disney material.
It was only a matter of time, but Disney will now be unveiling their very own streaming company which means removing all their material currently available on Netflix. The news was announced through their most recent earnings report yesterday (August 8th 2017).
The film's producer Masi Oka held a private screening for the creators in Japan.
Bringing an English version of the dark and critically-acclaimed Japanese manga 'Death Note' to Netflix this summer, the streaming service are once again expanded on their slate of original content, with Hollywood star Nat Wolff in the driving seat here as lead character, Light Turner.
Lakeith Stanfield and Nat Wolff in Netflix's 'Death Note'
Created by Tsugami Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the story has won legions of fans across the world, with the manga being one of the few that was able to break into the mainstream and Western culture. Though adaptations of the tale have been told in the past, this one apparently holds a special place in the hearts of those who originally wrote it.
Continue reading: 'Death Note' Creators "Love" Netflix Remake
It's the latest animated adult comedy from 'The Simpsons' creator.
A new animated fantasy series from Matt Groening entitled 'Disenchantment' is set to hit Netflix in 2018 and it's chock full of the kind of adult humour you'd expect from the award-winning writer. Who needs 'Game of Thrones' when you've got a colourful world of trolls, ogres and rebellious princesses?
Matt Groening at Fox casino party
He's the creator of the epic adult cartoons 'The Simpsons' and 'Futurama' but now Matt Groening has a new project coming to life next year in partnership with Netflix. 'Disenchantment' is a twenty-episode adventure about a booze-loving princess called Bean, her best friend Elfo and her pet demon Luci. It's set in the fictional world of Dreamland, and - according to Netflix - features 'ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses and lots of human fools'.
The critically-acclaimed Netflix original series is making its return this October.
Zooming back to 1984, to the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, Netflix original sci-fi series 'Stranger Things' will be making its return as those who reside there do their best to recover from the shocking after-effects of the Demogorgon and the secrets uncovered at Hawkins Lab. Celebrating the series at this year's San Diego Comic Con, a first look trailer for the show's second season has been unveiled, which you can check out below:
There's a lot to digest in the trailer, with plenty of twists and turns promised as the show continues. With the clear signs that the pop culture references to some of the biggest franchises in the mid-80s will continue, there's even the intro to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' working to prop up the teaser. The fan-service here is undeniably great.
Continue reading: See The Brilliant New 'Stranger Things' Season 2 Trailer
The highly-anticipated new Netflix original series is right around the corner.
What do you get when you put together a blind ninja, an incredibly intelligent detective, a bulletproof former criminal and a Kung Fu expert who just so happens to be a billionaire? 'Marvel's The Defenders'; the show which brings outsider heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist into a crime-fighting team like no other for the first time in television history. Launching globally next month on Netflix, the series is one of the most highly-anticipated of the year so far and, with a second full-length trailer dropping for the show at San Diego Comic Con, fans can now see all of the drama below:
The almost three-minute video is an action-packed one and, as the trailer progresses, we hear Sigourney Weaver's character Alexandra tease "the war in New York", whilst a montage of clips see the Defenders face off against all sorts of adversaries. Weaver's character is one that will prove challenging for the Marvel team to take down; as she mentions, she actually sees a lot of similarities in herself and those who oppose her. The only difference in fact is that Alexandra is merely bothered with self-preservation, while the Defenders take into account the lives of those living in New York.
Continue reading: New 'Marvel's The Defenders' Trailer Teases "The War In New York"
The 2017 Emmy's Show What's Hot and What's Not
It was a successful day for Westworld and Saturday Night Live as both received 22 nominations each as they led the way at the 2017 Emmys. The popular NBC late-night sketch and comedy programme achieved more nods than it had ever previously done with the huge figure.
The two programmes could not be any more different in style or tone, but it will be the two programmes which lead the way upon the awards in September; Westworld has just finished its huge budget first series, whereas Saturday Night Live has now moved onto a whopping 231 nominations - breaking its own record for most nominations ever at the awards.
Continue reading: Westworld And Saturday Night Live Lead The Way At The 2017 Emmys
Stranger Things Is Back And Looking Better Than Ever
The anticipation has been growing, but we finally have confirmation of when Stranger Things will return to our screens. The hit Netflix series has been confirmed for an October 27th release via a poster showing our four main boys looking at an ominous red storm that's forming over the small town of Hawkins, Indiana.
In addition to the poster, we have also had more confirmation of just what to expect in the upcoming series - but it looks like it will be more than just a case of whether Will Byers will survive life in the retro sci-fi production.
Continue reading: Stranger Things Series 2 Release Confirmed And What We Know So Far
The show will return for 10 new episodes in 2018.
Despite a recent slew of cancellations, streaming giant Netflix have renewed their series 'Dear White People' for a second season, made up of 10 episodes, to premiere next year on the platform. Creator and showrunner Justin Simien announced the news earlier this week, speaking at the Essence Festival.
'Dear White People' will return to Netflix for a second season
The show follows a diverse young group of students of colour, who navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college and are forced to deal with the racial tensions that divide and sometimes conquer there. Facing a board that would rather sweep the problems under the rug with as little fuss as possible, the students are sometimes forced to take drastic measures to allow their voices to be heard and to even get a whiff of equality.
Continue reading: Netflix's 'Dear White People' Gets Second Season
Netflix show blamed after high school viewers take their own lives.
Since it gripped nations on Netflix earlier this year, '13 Reasons Why' has been the source of much controversy with regards to its exploration of teen suicide. Now it's been accused of being the reason why two young girls have taken their own lives.
Katherine Langford, Selena Gomez and Dylan Minnette worked on '13 Reasons Why'
Many have regarded the show as a flippant story of child suicide, or more seriously a 'glamorisation'. Is this latest tragic tale proof of that theory? Two 15-year-old girls named Bella Herndon and Priscilla Chiu have allegdly both hanged themselves only days after watching the series, which focuses on the death of 17-year-old Hannah Baker who leaves behind 13 cassette tapes listing the people that have driven her to her fate.
Continue reading: Is '13 Reasons Why' The Reason Why These Girls Committed Suicide?
She's swapped the studio for a film set with new Netflix series.
Since the release of her 2007 debut album, Kate Nash has largely faded into obscurity with her follow-up records taking her brand of unconventional pop out of the mainstream. But now she's set to make a name for herself as an actress in new Netflix series 'GLOW'.
Kate Nash stars in Netflix series 'GLOW'
It's not her first acting venture, but it's certainly her first major role. 'GLOW' follows the lives and careers of a group of female professional wrestlers; set in the 80s, it's a colourful exploration of girl power and Los Angeles glamour.
Continue reading: Kate Nash Stars In Wrestling Drama 'GLOW'
The wrestling series hit the streaming service earlier this week.
From Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, with 'Orange is the New Black' creator Jenji Kohan also on board comes new Netflix original comedy series, 'GLOW'. Opening up a fictional world of professional female wrestling back in the 80s, viewers go on a journey with the show's leads Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin who go from best friends to bitter enemies when an extra-marital affair is exposed.
Jenji Kohan joined the series after a one-line email pitch
Inspired by the short-lived original series that spanned 104 episodes, those working on 'GLOW' decided that they would come up with a completely new set of characters and storylines, in order to bring a brand new show to fans both old and new.
Continue reading: Netflix Original Comedy 'GLOW' Creators Discuss Series' First Season
One thing's for sure; Barb isn't making a triumphant return.
2016 saw a slew of great content come to television, but you'd be hard pressed to find a series more talked about than Netflix original series 'Stranger Things'. Taking place in the fictional town of Hawkins in the US, the show - set in the 80s - followed the usually ordinary story of a boy gone missing. It soon became clear to both viewers and residents of Hawkins however that this was an extraordinary tale.
Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer star in the show's second season
The sci-fi-meets-horror series introduced an incredible roster of characters, all with their own intricate backgrounds, emotions and talented assigned actors. From the young to the older members of the cast, this was a true ensemble piece, allowing everybody to shine in equal measure.
The series will be making a return with a whole new set of episodes.
Whether you loved or hated Netflix original series '13 Reasons Why' - based on the Jay Asher novel of the same name - one thing's for sure; it made the world talk. Allowing the viewing public a platform to talk about self harm, rape and a variety of other typically taboo topics, the show told the story of young Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), who leaves behind a series of cassette tapes for those she says has wronged her throughout her school life, before killing herself.
Alisha Boe stars alongside Dylan Minnette
Certain scenes courted huge controversy. There were calls for the one in which viewers see Hannah slash her wrists in the bathtub to be removed from the show, or for stronger warnings to be given for those who may log on to the streaming service and watch the offending episode. Other scenes depicting rape were also slammed for being too graphic, but the showrunners, cast and crew stood by their decisions.
Continue reading: '13 Reasons Why' Season 2 Starts Filming
Laison Goss , Jane Wiseman - Netflix's Rebels and Rule Breakers Luncheon and Panel Celebrating The Women of Netflix at Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 14th May 2016
Chief Content Officer for Netflix Ted Sarandos - 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach - Arrivals at anta Monica Beach, Independent Spirit Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 27th February 2016
Quentin Taratino - The Weinstein Company and Netflix 2016 Golden Globes After Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at Beverly Hitlon Hotel, Golden Globes, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 11th January 2016
Jane Wiseman - A variety of stars were snapped as they attended the Premiere Of Netflix's 'Grace And Frankie' which was held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 29th April 2015
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the premiere of Netflix' new series 'Marvel's Daredevil' which was held at The Premiere House at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 2nd April 2015
Cindy Holland, VP and Netflix Original Content - Shots of a host of stars as they took to the red carpet for the Premiere of the new Netflix original series 'Bloodline' The premiere was held at the SVA Theatre in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Lady Victoria Herve - The Weinstein Company & Netflix 2014 Golden Globes after party held at The Old Trader Vic's inside The Beverly Hills Hotel - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 12th January 2014