Fall is in full-swing, and what better way to escape the blustery days outside than by enjoying a good movie on Netflix Instant in the great indoors? This month brings a few modern classics and big names to your favorite streaming service. Read on for our breakdown of the best new titles hitting Netflix Instant this October.
Hard to believe that 'Arrested Development' season 4 came and went almost five months ago, but the wait continues for news of a potential fifth season or the long-awaited movie adaptation to surface. Netflix has yet to formally commit to any future content, but one major behind-the-scenes voice believes there to be "no question" the Bluths will be back on Netflix at some point in the near future.
Fans of Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black' were recently dismayed to learn that series star Laura Prepon might only return for the second season in a limited capacity, writing out her character Alex Vause early on, though Netflix and Prepon's management seemed to offer conflicting reports. Now, a new investigation reveals Prepon will indeed return for 'OITNB' season 2, but possibly for even less time than originally thought.
Though speculation on 'Arrested Development''s future will never quite reach the same fever pitch as before Netflix's season 4 revival, it seems series creator Mitch Hurwitz has some surprising plans in store for our beloved Bluths. The creator has apparently committed to making a long-awaited feature film happen, before returning to the franchise for another round of TV 'Arrested Development!'
September is here and fall has arrived, but even with the nice weather there's nothing like curling up on the couch with a movie or five. Netflix has a batch of new titles heading to Instant this month -- read on for our guide to the latest and greatest, and keep checking back as we add new titles every week.
A few weeks ago 'Orange is the New Black' fans were excited to learn that star Taryn Manning (Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett) has been upgraded to series regular for season 2, despite the season 1 ending that left her character's fate somewhat unclear. Still unclear however, is the fate of co-star Laura Prepon, so what does Manning have to say of Prepon's potential exit, or her own arc in season 2?
Fans of Netflix's critically-acclaimed original series 'Orange is the New Black' would be hard-pressed to choose a favorite aspect of the series, though the dry presence of former 'That 70's Show' star Laura Prepon's Alex would surely prove a favorite. That may make news of the latest 'Orange is the New Black' season 2 castings hard to bear, as Prepon will reportedly take a minimal role in season 2, before exiting entirely.
Though Netflix's critically-acclaimed original series 'Orange in the New Black' has scarcely been out a month, already the Jenji Kohan-produced series has begun shoring up its cast for the confirmed second season in 2014. In addition to the earlier announcement that series' antagonist Taryn Manning had been upped to series regular despite her character's ambiguous fate, 'Orange is the New Black' has upped two more of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling)'s prison co-stars up to series regular.
Regardless of mixed fan reception to 'Arrested Development''s first original Netflix run, it seems near of every classic gag received a reprise, if not more in season 4. That said, we couldn't help notice a few stragglers like fan-favorite Franklin Delano Bluth getting left on the cutting room floor, but we can definitely expect a return in either season 5 or a movie, says creator Mitch Hurwitz!
Netflix's recent Emmy recognition had only just begun before the critically acclaimed 'Orange is the New Black' hit the scene, so will Ricky Gervais' controversial new series 'Derek' continue the streak? The streaming service has released a full trailer for its latest original series, though it remains to be seen if viewers will latch on Gervais' simple 'Derek' as they have his past protagonists.