Prior to its release in 2016, not much was known about Stranger Things and it looks like season two will be no different. Little has leaked out of the Duffer brothers’ camp about what we can expect for 2017’s blast of nostalgia mixed horror and suspense, but that doesn’t mean we are completely in the Upside Down on what to expect.
While The Avengers might get the billion-dollar budgets, the support of clandestine government agencies, a giant floating aircraft carrier and an honest-to-God God backing them up, not every superhero team can boast those kinds of assets. Down on the dirty streets of New York, the heroes that survive are lone wolves who views partnership as a hazard they may not be able to afford. This has been the draw behind The Defenders, Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series that has been on its way down the pipe for over three years. Today, we got our first official image from the production team, along with a whole slew of new rumours, hints and tantalising factoids. Let’s dive in. (more…)
Part of what made Stranger Things such a resounding success was the way it dripped with pure nostalgia. Reminiscent of all those shows and movies about how the friendship of children can conquer any darkness they might stumble across in the rural woods and a tribute to the era’s great horrors, it was a throwback to a simpler sort of story. In case you needed an extra dose of that Stranger Things magic before the second season comes to screens later on this year, Netflix has released a quirky little 8-bit video game to keep you occupied. (more…)
Vincent D’Onofrio made a big impression as Kingpin in the first season of Daredevil, and no, that was not a fat joke. Widely hailed as one of the best villains of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, D’Onofrio’s portrayal of the head of New York’s organized crime was highly-praised, and after his brief return in season two of Daredevil many thought it portended bigger things for the crime boss, like an appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming for instance. Sadly, that won’t happen, but D’Onofrio wants you to know that when the time comes for Kingpin to leave jail and take back the city, he’ll be ready… (more…)
A new Netflix original series was released today without any of the usual pomp and circumstance we expect from the streaming service. Somewhere between The X-Files and their own recent hit Stranger Things is The OA, an eight episode mystery-drama from Zal Batmanglij and the multi-talented indie darling Brit Marling who also stars. (more…)
The hot shot pilot. It’s a role that as old as the genre whether we’re talking about Han Solo, “Howling Mad” Murdock, Starbuck, Wash, Poe Dameron, or just about anyone from Top Gun. If you show has a flying device of any kind, you’re going to need a flying ace to take the stick and sound really cool and cocky while doing so. Enter Ignacio Serricchio. The Argentina-born actor will be stepping into the pilot boots of Maj. Don West for the upcoming Netflix remake of Lost in Space. (more…)
Not to be outdone by yesterday’s Luke Cage season two announcement, the Netflix Iron Fist gang has released four new images from the kung-fu action series featuring Danny Rand (Finn Jones), Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Joy (Jessica Stroup), Ward Meachum (Tom Pelphrey), and the glue that holds the Marvel Netflix Universe together, Claire Temple (Rosario Dawnson). Iron Fist hits Netflix on March 17th. (more…)
While expected, the announcement for the second season of Netflix‘s Luke Cage is a welcome relief in these days of shows getting dropped out of the blue. There is a season of Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil before we’ll see Luke Cage, but the character could show up in any of those. The big questions now are where will season two take us? (more…)
The trio that made up the “build team” on the hit show, Mythbusters, are getting their own Netflix show. About 2 years ago, the team which, consisted of Grant Imahara, Kari Byron, and Tori Belleci, suddenly and unexpectedly announced that they would be leaving the show. Little did anyone know that Mythbusters would only be around for one more season following their departure. Now the quirky build team will make a triumphant return with their own show.
Netflix has revealed the White Rabbit Project trailer for their new science series from the producers of MythBusters, which will debut all episodes on the streaming service December 9.
While historically some of its movie libraries have not been so great, Netflix has been killing it with its original Series programming. With such dynamic shows as House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, and Bojack Horseman, the streaming service is slowly becoming a TV powerhouse with just as many (if not more) subscriptions as HBO and other premium channels. Of course, you can’t forget their partnership with Marvel Television bringing Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and it will soon bring Iron Fist and The Defenders next year. But Netflix once again changed the game with Stranger Things.