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
The streaming service is continuing on with its hugely successful Marvel collaboration.
When Netflix and Marvel revealed they'd come to an agreement on releasing a slew of collaborative original series, not many people knew what to expect. The amount of success those shows released so far as part of that deal have seen however is certainly hugely promising, allowing the companies to branch out even further on their original promises.
Charlie Cox stars in Marvel's original series as titular hero Daredevil
To-date, we've seen at least a single season for each of the four leading heroes - Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist - come to the platform, with 'The Defenders' set to debut in August. That series will bring all four heroes together, forcing them to work alongside one another to take down the biggest and most challenging threat of their lifetimes.
Season 3 already cannot come soon enough.
Last year, Netflix original series 'Stranger Things' landed on the streaming platform and immediately picked up a huge following. Impressing with its slick and unique style of storytelling, the show proved itself to be one of the most intricately written and beautifully presented of the modern day.
Gaten Matarazzo stars alongside Winona Ryder, Noah Schnapp and Sadie Sink
Throughout the first season, viewers were taken back in time to the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. Set in the 1980s, the series followed the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy, but scenes quickly proved to viewers that this was anything but an 'ordinary' missing child case. When a young girl known only as Eleven arrives on the scene, the citizens of Hawkins begin to come to terms with the fact that everything they once held sacred as truth and reality was to be flipped upside down.
Continue reading: 'Stranger Things' Season 2 Will End With A Cliffhanger
Could we be seeing the same story through somebody else's eyes?
Earlier this year, the first season of Netflix original series '13 Reasons Why' debuted on the streaming service, adapting the Jay Asher young adult novel of the same name. Telling the story of a young Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) - who decides to take her own life but record a series of cassette tapes explaining her reasons for doing so before killing herself - the show quickly became the subject of much criticism for its stark and explicit portrayal of rape and self-harm.
Katherine Langford with '13 Reasons Why' director Tom McCarthy
Despite the critics, there were those that said scenes such as those and the overall storyline presented in '13 Reasons Why' was extremely important, especially for the younger viewers who may be dealing with traumas in their own lives. Whatever the case may be, Netflix saw the success of the show as a reason to renew it for a second season, which we expect will debut at some point next year.
Continue reading: '13 Reasons Why' Executive Producer Teases Season 2
'The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance' is the prequel to Jim Henson's 1982 movie.
It's time to immerse ourselves in the world of Jim Henson as he launches a special prequel series to one of his most famous movies. 'The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance' comes to Netflix with 10 episodes of puppet mastery that will begin shooting later this year.
'The Dark Crystal' was released in 1982
More then 35 years since the release of Jim Henson's BAFTA nominated puppet fantasy 'The Dark Crystal', Netflix are unveiling a precursor to the story in the form of a series that takes place many years before events in the movie on the planet of Thra.
The renewal is official.
Netflix have made it official and renewed '13 Reasons Why' for a second season, which will hit the streaming service at some point in 2018. With another 13 hour-long episodes and Brian Yorkey staying on as showrunner, the series "picks up in the aftermath of Hannah Baker's death and the start of the characters' complicated journeys toward healing and recovery."
Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette with Selena Gomez on-set
No further details have yet been given about the second season of the show, but the renewal should come as no surprise to those who watched the first season and have been keeping up with the show through media headlines, whether they be positive or negative.
Continue reading: '13 Reasons Why' Officially Gets Second Season
The person writers landed on came naturally, however.
Fans of 'Riverdale' were in for a treat this week, as the penultimate episode of the series' first season finally revealed exactly who was behind the trigger of the gun that killed Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines) and sent the small town into a panicked frenzy.
KJ Apa leads the series as Archie Andrews
For weeks, Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) and friends Veronica (Camila Mendes), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Kevin (Casey Cott) have been trying to work out exactly who's responsible for the death of their former schoolmate, sometimes even pointing the finger at some of their most loved ones. When they got their hands on a USB stick that contained the truth however, none of them could believe what they had seen.
Continue reading: [SPOILERS] There Were Four Potential Killers On 'Riverdale'
The Netflix original series is back for a second outing.
When it debuted back in 2015 with its first season, Netflix viewers weren't sure what to exactly expect of the original series from Lana and Lilly Wachowski. Quickly gaining critical acclaim, the show brought stars such as Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith, Toby Onwumere and Doona Bae to the small screen; an extremely talented bunch who bring a brilliant chemistry to the show.
The Sensates could be in more danger than ever before
Now returning with its second season - available now on Netflix - the series will continue to tell the story of the Sensates who are intricately linked mentally, despite their homes being in completely different parts of the world. Hunted by those who see them as a threat to the natural world order, they're put in danger on more than one occasion, and that seems to be being ramped up with the 10 new episodes.
Continue reading: 'Sense8' Season 2 Early Reviews Round-Up
The show is one of Netflix's latest original series.
Netflix continue to add to their slate of original series with innovative and unique television shows; the latest of which is Justin Simien's 'Dear White People'. With the series' first season now available on the streaming platform, fans of the original movie - also by Simien - can catch up with the characters they've already been introduced to, as the episodes pick right up where the film left off.
The first season of 'Dear White People' is available now on Netflix
Using comedy to battle stereotypes and racial tensions, the series chronicles a group of youngsters in the millennial age who combat injustice and bias. Brutally honest, it's left many threatening to cancel their Netflix accounts simply because of the show's title, further propping up the need that many of us have for a series like this. It will probably point out the flaws of many people watching, but if you're willing to look at that and adjust because of it, then surely the series' job has been done.
Continue reading: 'Dear White People' Creator Discusses Trump's Impact On Netflix Series
The show's fifth season is officially scheduled for release on June 9.
Netflix are going through quite the drama this weekend. We've learned that a hacker known as The Dark Overlord is claiming to have hacked the streaming service and to have gained access to all episodes of 'Orange Is The New Black' season 5 - which isn't scheduled to hit the platform until June - and may have already uploaded the first to an illegal file-sharing service.
Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling return for 'Orange is the New Black'
Now, the hacker is demanding that Netflix pay an unspecified ransom to stop all of the episodes from being uploaded online before the show's official release, with the FBI said to be investigating the situation.
Continue reading: Netflix Threatened By 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 5 Hacker
The Netflix original series is in hot waters with mental health experts.
Netflix have certainly found a great show to get everybody talking with '13 Reasons Why', so if that was their aim all along in adapted the Jay Asher-written best-selling novel of the same name, then they've done their job. What they probably didn't want or expect however is the backlash from mental health experts that has occurred since the show's debut.
Alisha Boe and Dylan Minnette are amongst the ensemble cast of '13 Reasons Why'
Following student Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) - who posthumously tells the story of why she took her own life through a series of cassette tapes after her death - viewers go on a journey of discover with Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette), who begins to work out exactly who and what was responsible for Hannah's feelings of unworthiness in the months leading to her suicide.
Continue reading: '13 Reasons Why' Continues To Disappoint Suicide Awareness Groups
Jim Hopper is in a completely different place during season 2.
'Stranger Things' was without a doubt one of the biggest hits and talking points of 2016. Telling the story of the young Will Byers who goes missing from his small town of Hawkins, an exciting, compelling and intriguing world is opened up to all of its residents, but only a minority were willing to be drawn deeper into the mystery and unlock the answers to incomprehensible questions.
David Harbour plays Jim Hopper in 'Stranger Things'
Created by Matt and Ross Duffer, the show this year picked up the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series accolade at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, adding to its impressive collection. It's clear that the series made a huge impression and that looks set to continue when it makes its return for season 2.
Iron Fist co-creator Roy Thomas 'tries not think' about the critics of the Netflix/Marvel series, because he has 'so little patience' for them.
Marvel's latest Netflix collaboration 'Iron Fist' has caused quite the stir. Though critics were quick to slam the new series as the first dud to come from the streaming service and comic book company's team-up, viewers across the globe have voted in their numbers, going against what the professionals had to say and landing the show an 84% audience score on reviews aggregate site, Rotten Tomatoes.
Finn Jones is Danny Rand in 'Marvel's Iron Fist'
Whether it's a lack of action, character development or something else entirely, most criticism can be shrugged off, but a section of the public who didn't enjoy their time with 'Iron Fist' are now accusing those behind the character of 'whitewashing'; a term used to describe when a major release TV series, film or other property uses a white actor in the place of one of a minority that would have been better suited to take the role.
'Death Note' to be released as a Netflix Original Movie starring Nat Wolff.
Netflix are unveiling an English version of the dark Japanese manga phenomenon 'Death Note' this Summer, with a live action movie starring Nat Wolff as the lead character Light Turner. The first teaser trailer has just been unveiled, and so the horror begins.
Nat Wolff and Lakeith Stanfield star in 'Death Note'
Based on the comic book series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the film is about a high schooler named Light Turner who embarks on a crusade of death when he discovers an ominous notebook with supernatural powers. The book is called Death Note, and cites that any person whose name is written in the pages will be led to an untimely death.
Continue reading: Nat Wolff Leads Netflix Death Note Cast [Trailer]
The film is set to be released next month.
Yet another war film is set to hit your screens this Spring, as Nicholas Hoult stars as a US Army soldier in 'Sand Castle'; a Netflix Original Film about the occupation of Iraq in 2003. It comes a day after the first trailer for Afghanistan war satire 'War Machine' was released.
Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill and Logan Marshall-Green star in 'Sand Castle'
Private Matt Ocre is taught to be excited about the prospect of going to war, that he's lucky to have such an adventure and stories to tell people for the rest of his life. He doesn't see it that way though, and even tries to get medically discharged by deliberately slamming his hand in the door of an army vehicle. Unfortunately, it just doesn't do enough serious damage and he is forced to continue his mission with his comrades.
Continue reading: Netflix Explores Iraq War With 'Sand Castle' Starring Nicholas Hoult
What if everyone knew there was an afterlife?
The idea of an afterlife might be one that is believed my many, but what would happen if somebody was actually able to prove its existence? That's what Netflix's gripping new original movie 'The Discovery' explores, with Robert Redford in the lead role.
Robert Redford stars in 'The Discovery'
Human beings are programmed to explore and discover, prove and disprove, and while we are still yet to find answers to some of the most vital questions surrounding the universe and our own existence, 'The Discovery' shows us the disasters that may occur if ever we were able to unlock that knowledge.
Continue reading: Robert Redford Stars In Contemplative Netflix Drama 'The Discovery'
A sci-fi gangster flick coming soon.
Who would've thought that getting shot in the head would boost your cognitive ability? Well, that's the concept behind Netflix's latest original film 'iBoy' starring Maisie Williams and Bill Milner. The new flick new later this month is based on the novel of the same name by Kevin Brooks.
Bill Milner plays Tom in 'iBoy'
Bill Milner from 'X-Men: First Class' is joined by 'Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams, 'Harry Potter' actress Miranda Richardson and 'Penny Dreadful''s Rory Kinnear on this new sci-fi project which has been directed by Adam Randall ('Level Up') with a screenplay by Joe Barton ('Humans').
Continue reading: Bill Milner And Maisie Williams Star In Netflix Thriller 'iBoy'
What to watch on Netflix in 2017.
Netflix has a lot to over over the coming months, and we've already got dates for a number of series debuts that you can look forward to. This is by no means everything that's coming to the streaming service in 2017, but just a taste of the New Year favourites.
Rita Moreno and Justina Machado star in 'One Day At A Time'
One Day at A Time (January 6th): A brand new sitcom following a Cuban-American family and based on the Norman Lear 70s show of the same name. It's a Latino re-boot, written by Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce and starring Justina Machado and Rita Moreno, and follows a newly single mom of two navigating her new life as a would-be divorcee with frequent advice from her eccentric mother.
Following significant losses and poor reviews, Netflix and The Weinstein Co. have put 'Marco Polo' out of its misery by failing to green-light a third season.
Netflix has decided to cancel its own series ‘Marco Polo’ after only two seasons, it has been reported.
The American streaming giant has opted to axe the scripted drama, bestowing ‘Marco Polo’ with the unfortunate tag of being the first Netflix original scripted series to not be renewed for a third season, according to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday (December 12th).
Made in tandem with The Weinstein Co. and starring Lorenzo Richelmy as the 13th century Venetian merchant who travels to China, with Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan, ‘Marco Polo’ was unveiled in the winter of 2014 to largely negative reviews.
Continue reading: Netflix Cancels 'Marco Polo' After Just Two Seasons
New Netflix documentary 'Amanda Knox' takes deep look into the infamous case leaving no stone unturned.
The notorious Amanda Knox trial was a saga which dominated headlines globally. Now, almost a year and a half after Knox's second conviction was overturned the case has been turned into a Netflix documentary.
Amanda Knox offers her side of the story in the new Netflix documentary
In 2007 Knox was arrested with her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito accused of the murder of Knox's friend, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher. Knox would go on to spend four years in jail before being released by the Supreme Court of Cassation, the highest court in Italy.
Continue reading: Amanda Knox Netflix Documentary Brings Case To The Silver Screen
Some fans have got close to the truth.
There are too many fan theories out there about what will be unveiled in season two of 'Stranger Things' to list, but directors Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer have apparently really enjoyed reading them all. They confess that some fans have even managed to get dangerously close to the truth.
Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown have their own theories
The Duffer Brothers have had a fun time reading up on all the theories regarding their Netflix show, which premiered in July and was immediately renewed for a second season for 2017. So many mysteries remain, so many questions left unanswered... but that only means more possibilities. And with the ambiguity of the episode titles for season two, Reddit has exploded with potential plotlines.
Continue reading: The Duffer Brothers Love Your Theories About 'Stranger Things'
The show will be making a comeback on the streaming service later this year.
While fans eagerly await the debut of Netflix’s ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival, due out later this year, the streaming service will be keeping them busy. From July 1st all seven seasons of the show, which originally aired on The WB and The CW networks, will be available to stream on Netflix worldwide.
The announcement was made by star Lauren Graham, who showed off her linguistic skills before telling fans: "You may have heard new episodes of 'Gilmore Girls' are coming to Netflix later this year. We can't wait.”
Continue reading: 'Gilmore Girls' Is Going Global For Netflix Revival
On Tuesday (27th October), GLAAD released their annual report on the representation of LGBT characters on primetime television.
GLAAD have released their annual report, entitled Where We Are On TV, which shows how the LGBT community are represented on primetime U.S. television. This year’s report shows there has been an increase in the number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters on television as a whole, although the percentage of these characters still remains low.
Jeffrey Tambor with his Emmy for his portrayal of Moira in Amazon's Transparent.
Could streaming service Netflix be about to make the dreams of ‘Gilmour Girls’ fans come true, finally?
Streaming service Netflix is reportedly in negotiations to revive beloved series ‘Gilmour Girls’, reuniting creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and original stars, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. Graham and Bledel played mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore on the popular WB drama, from 2000-2007.
Lauren Graham stared as mother Lorelai in ‘Gilmour Girls’.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is looking to approach the revival as four 90-minute movies as opposed to a 10-episode series. The series is proving to be one of the most popular shows on the streaming service, which carries all seven seasons.
Continue reading: Is Netflix About To Revive The Much-Loved 'Gilmour Girls'?
The ‘Hateful Eight’ director hasn't moved his movie collection online yet.
Director Quentin Tarantino has revealed he’s not yet moved into the 21st century when it comes to movie watching. While many of the director’s classic films are available for streaming on Netflix, when it comes to his own viewing Tarantino has said he prefers an old fashioned DVD or an even older VHS tape.
Don’t ask to borrow Quentin Tarantino’s Netflix subscription.
In excerpt from the upcoming book I Lost It At The Video Store, published by Indie Wire the director says, "I am not excited about streaming at all. I like something hard and tangible in my hand. And I can't watch a movie on a laptop. I don't use Netflix at all.”
Continue reading: Quentin Tarantino Prefers VHS Tapes And DVDs To Netflix
Data collected from 16 territories around the world shows that 'Breaking Bad' is among the most addictive shows, taking just two episodes to get the average viewer binge-watching it.
Netflix has produced evidence that ‘Breaking Bad’ is the most addictive TV series on its roster, determining that it takes viewers just two episodes in order to become hooked.
The streaming giant has analysed data from 16 countries to gain some insight into the modern phenomenon of binge-watching TV boxsets – let’s face it, we’ve all done it, even if we’re not proud of it – and has tried to discover the exact point at which a viewer becomes 70% likely to finish the entire first season of several hit shows.
AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’, hailed by some as the greatest TV series ever, takes only two episodes for the average viewer to become addicted – compared to four episodes for its spin-off series ‘Better Call Saul’. A number of other shows, such as ‘Scandal’, ‘The Killing’ and ‘Bates Motel’ also took just two episodes, it must be noted, but these are (we’re guessing) likely to have smaller viewerships.
Continue reading: Netflix Reveals Its Most Addictive Shows In New Survey
The drama stars Idris Elba and is directed by Cary Fukunaga.
Netflix have teamed up with cinema chain Curzon to release its first original film, Beasts of No Nation in UK theatres a week before it becomes available worldwide on the streaming service. The film will also be shown on October 8th at London film festival, as part of the competition.
Idris Elba stars in Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation.
Adapted from Uzodinma Iweala’s novel of the same name, Beasts Of No Nation stars Idris Elba as a warlord in an unnamed West African country who forces a young boy to become a solider. The film is directed by ‘True Detective’s’ Cary Fukunaga and also stars Abraham Attah and Ama K. Abebrese.
Netflix are behind an upcoming adaptation of ‘Our Souls at Night’. Jane Fonda and Robert Redford are in negotiations to star.
Jane Fonda and Robert Redford are in talks with Netflix to star in an adaptation of Kent Haruf’s novel Our Souls at Night. A source close to the film’s producers confirmed the news at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday (13th September).
Jane Fonda at the premiere of Sea of Trees at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 2015.
‘Jessica Jones’ will be released in November on Netflix.
Jessica Jones, a lesser known Marvel superhero, is heading to Netflix. A show centering entirely on Jones will premiere on Netflix in November. The streaming service made the announcement on Thursday (10th September).
Krysten Ritter filming for Jessica Jones in New York, July 2015.
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Netflix is rumoured to be producing a new series of ‘Black Mirror’.
Netflix is rumoured to have obtained the rights of Black Mirror, the dystopian drama television series created by writer Charlie Brooker. Negotiations have been ongoing since May but a deal is thought to have been reached between Netflix, Brooker and his production company, House of Tomorrow. Netflix are reportedly working on producing a number of new episodes with Brooker already writing the scripts.
Charlie Brooker with his wife Konnie Huq at the TV Bafta Awards in London, May 2015.
Continue reading: New Series Of ‘Black Mirror’ Heading To Netflix?
Mere hours after the streaming giant announced that it would be losing 76 major titles from its service, one of its rivals sneaked in to snaffle them.
The streaming wars have drawn some more blood – within hours of Netflix revealing that they’ll be losing a large number of big blockbuster movies from their online library, rival platform Hulu announced that they would be picking them up instead.
Netflix announced yesterday (August 30th) that 76 big name titles and TV series, including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Star Trek: Into Darkness, World War Z and Transformers: Age of Extinction, will be dropping out from their library over the course of September. This is as a result of the streaming service and its cable provider Epix ending their business relationship.
J-Law's 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' is one of the big movies disappearing from Netflix
Continue reading: Netflix Losing 76 Titles From Library; Hulu Snaps Them Up
John Stamos was not impressed with the Olsen twins when they worked on ‘Full House’ with him. So much so that he even tried to have them sacked!
John Stamos pushed for the sacking of the Olsen twins from Full House, the 51-year-old actor admitted at a press conference on Thursday (6th August). Stamos’ attempt at having Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen fired came to light when the preview of The Unauthorized Full House Story was published online earlier this week. The Lifetime movie is a dramatization of what allegedly went on behind the scenes during filming of the sitcom between 1987 and 1995.
John Stamos at the 2015 Disney Media Distribution International Upfronts in Los Angeles in May 2015.
The new doc comes courtesy of '20 Feet From Stardom’ filmmaker Morgan Neville.
Netflix has announced they’ll be premiering a new documentary on the Rolling Stones' legendary guitarist Keith Richards. Ttitled Keith Richards: Under the Influence, the documentary will premiere via the streaming service on September 18th and is directed by Morgan Neville.
Keith Richards: Under The Influence is coming to Netflix.
Neville recently worked with Richards on his latest music video ‘Trouble’ and last year he won the Best Documentary Oscar for his film 20 Feet From Stardom, a look at the world of backup singers.
Continue reading: Netflix To Stream Keith Richards Documentary 'Under The Influence'
Jolie will be adapting a memoir by a survivor of the Cambodian killing fields, 'First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers', with an anticipated release in late 2016.
Angelina Jolie is teaming up with Netflix for her next stint as a director, which will be a dramatic adaptation of a real-life story about Cambodia’s genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, according to Variety.
Jolie, an outspoken advocate of global human rights issues and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency, will be adapting ‘First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers’, a 2000 memoir by Loung Ung, a Cambodian writer, human rights activist and survivor of the 'killing fields' whom Jolie has known for more than a decade.
Angelina Jolie will be working on a project with Netflix about the Cambodian killing fields
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Adam Sandler and Paul Reubens have both created original films for the streaming service.
Netflix has moved into the world of original films and the fun starts this October! Yes the streaming service has just revealed the premiere dates for its first batch of original features, with Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation leading the pack on October 16th.
Netflix is now in the orginal movie game.
Based on the novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala and adapted for the screen by Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation stars Idris Elba as a warlord who mentors a child soldier. As well as becoming available worldwide on Netflix October 16th, the film will also open the same day in select U.S. theaters.
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'Orange is the New Black' season 3 dropped early.
Orange is the New Black season 3 got its release around six hours early on Thursday evening (June 11). Initially attributed to a "leak", these sorts of things are essentially just a way for Netflix to get a ton of news stories out to create buzz. It did the same with House of Cards season 3.
Ruby Rose has joined the cast of Orange is the New Black for season 3
"Attention inmates! Orange Is the New Black season 3 is out on early release," Netflix US tweeted late last night. The news was actually first announced at OrangeCon, an invite-only fan event in Manhattan.
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The deal, reported to be worth $30 million, is the biggest single investment in Netflix's history.
Netflix has taken a significant step in its evolution with the biggest movie purchase in its history, announcing that it has acquired distribution rights to Brad Pitt’s forthcoming military comedy movie War Machine, due for release in 2016.
The online streaming giant made the announcement on Monday afternoon (June 8th) that it has secured rights to distribute the movie, which stars Pitt in a fictionalised, satirical re-telling of the story of General Stanley McChrystal, the four-star US general who led American forces in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2010.
Brad Pitt's new film 'War Machine' has been acquired by Netflix for exclusive distribution
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The trio are in talks with the streaming service, with one source claiming the new show might be called 'House of Cars' - nice.
Jeremy Clarkson could be returning to screens alongside his former ‘Top Gear’ pals Richard Hammond and James May. The trio are reported to be in talks with Netflix to launch a new car-based show in the wake of Clarkson’s exile from the BBC.
According to the Daily Mirror, one name being considered for the revamped show is ‘House of Cars’, an explicit and cheeky reference to the success of Kevin Spacey’s original political drama ‘House of Cards’ which found a home on the streaming service. An insider told the British paper “If it goes ahead, they're planning to call it ‘House of Cars’, which is just genius.”
James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson (l-r) are reportedly in talks with Netflix
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Streaming giant Netflix expands its original programming budget still further with a deal for the British comedian's new film 'Special Correspondents'.
Netflix has expanded its prestige by announcing that it has struck deal securing exclusive rights for the premiere of the forthcoming Ricky Gervais comedy movie Special Correspondents. The streaming giant will unveil the film for its worldwide debut next year, according to Deadline.
Special Correspondents is an original comedy that co-stars Eric Bana. Its plot concerns a young, struggling New York radio journalist who pretends that he’s a war reporter on the front line of a foreign conflict, while in reality hiding in an apartment above a Spanish restaurant in Manhattan.
Ricky Gervais has struck a deal with Netflix giving them exclusive rights over his new film
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Netflix are rumoured to have signed a new series of 'Full House'.
Netflix are close to signing a deal to produce a new season of Full House, according to a report. The revived series, an updated version of the sitcom which last aired in 1995, will reportedly be called Fuller House.
John Stamos will reportedly guest star and produce in the upcoming series of Fuller House.
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Streaming service Netflix has picked up a sketch show called ‘With Bob and David’ set to premiere in 2016
Bob Odenkirk may be best known as the slippery criminal lawyer from ‘Breaking Bad’ and its hit spin-off ‘Better Call Saul’, and David Cross for his role as ‘Arrested Development’s Tobias, but the actors are also regular collaborators who first worked together on ‘The Ben Stiller Show’.
Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk
And now they’re bringing a four-episode comedy sketch show called ‘With Bob and David’ to Netflix’s ever-expanding catalogue, Deadline reports. Each episode will be 30 minutes long, with a ‘making of’ special also planned.
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