When last we heard from Netflix’s proposed Series of Unfortunate Events adaptation, a teaser got the internet buzzing on potential improvements over the Jim Carrey theatrical version. That teaser proved to be fake, though we at last have some real development now that Barry Sonnenfeld and True Blood helmer Mark Hudis have signed on for the Lemony Snicket series.
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News of Netflix’s Defenders has kept the streaming service busy of late, but like any shady politician, House of Cards’ Frank Underwood recruits his villains in secret. The political drama has quietly cast Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Gotham baddie Colm Feore for a key season 4 role, but is he friend or foe?
Luke Cage can’t have all the fun. It seems Daredevil Season 2 isn’t done casting just yet (seriously, where’s our Bullseye?), as the Man Without Fear will have a new legal confidante when Season 2 premieres next year. The Butler star Stephen Rider has joined the cast as a series regular and notable Marvel figure, helping keep Daredevil in business come Season 2.
There doesn’t seem to be any break in the casting tear of Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage, today adding yet another name in a recognizable role. Following earlier rumors about the character, street-level villain Cottonmouth will appear courtesy of House of Cards and Hunger Games star Mahershala Ali.
We don’t yet have any official photos of The Punisher from Daredevil Season 2 (seriously, they’re casting Luke Cage, and we don’t even have Jessica Jones photos), but that isn’t stopping Jon Bernthal from showing off Frank Castle’s punishing tools. The Punisher is packing serious heat in a new photo shared by Bernthal, and Hell’s Kitchen should already be running scared.
Anyone who partook of Netflix’s drug-trafficking drama Narcos this past weekend knows how deeply into the world of Columbia’s cocaine trade and Pablo Escobar’s history ten episodes could go, but there’s plenty more to go around. Netflix has officially ordered a second season, albeit with a bit of creative change at the top.
Just a few scant hours ago, Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage cast a key villain, and already the Hero For Hire has a major new ally to balance the scales. Simone Missick has been cast in the role of Marvel’s Misty Knight, a super-powered detective in her own right, and potentially our first link to Netflix’s Iron Fist series.
Despite lacking any official photography of Jessica Jones, Marvel and Netflix keep right on truckin’ with Luke Cage pre-production. Latest to enter the Hero-for-Hire’s world is none other than Sons of Anarchy vet Theo Rossi as a Marvel gangster nemesis, while reports also confirm Rosario Dawson to reprise her Daredevil role as Claire Temple.
Bestflix — ScreenCrush’s monthly video series dedicated to finding the best new stuff to watch on Netflix — is back with more recommendations for September 2015. (If you missed June, July, or August’s episodes, it’s not too late to add more great films and TV shows to your MyList.)
Just as so many new titles hit Netflix Instant each month, so must we say goodbye to a few titles from the streaming library. If you’ve been procrastinating, now is the time to make these movies and TV shows a priority before they disappear. Netflix has opted out of renewing their deal with Epix, which means movies like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Transformers: Age of Extinction aren’t just expiring — they won’t be coming back.