Way back in 2012 (or at least it feels way back), Netflix and Disney struck a deal for all of Disney’s movies — including Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm — to stream exclusively on Netflix Instant. According to the terms of their agreement, the deal wouldn’t kick in until 2016, which just so happens to be the year in which we are currently living. As announced today, Netflix will officially begin streaming Disney films in September, but that doesn’t mean the studio’s entire library will magically appear in your Instant browser.
You’ve got a week to watch Groundhog Day before it leaves Netflix.
The most recent Best Picture winner is coming to Netflix.
The moment Jessica Jones announced that Carrie-Anne Moss would play a gender-flipped version of Iron Fist character Jeryn Hogarth, it seemed inevitable the former Matrix star would cross paths with Finn Jones’ Danny Rand. And so it is, that Marvel confirms Moss will appear in the first season of Marvel’s Netflix Iron Fist!
Now that Netflix’s long-awaited Gilmore Girls revival has wrapped production with the majority of its former cast, fans are awash with hype for the actual premiere. Netflix has yet to set a date, but we’ll soon have Gilmore Girls all year round, judging by the official title and its poster.
It’s that time of year, when Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz stokes the fires of a fifth season on Netflix, but Season 4 may yet bring bigger news. The former Bluth manager reveals that Season 4 has been entirely re-worked into 22 episodes, reshoots and all, hoping to find somewhere to air.
It’s been a while since we had an update on Bright, so you’d be excused for forgetting all about it — except it’s sort of impossible to forget that David Ayer is directing a movie for Netflix starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as a pair of mismatched buddy cops. Oh, and one of them is an orc, apparently. It’s also hard to forget how the internet’s collective jaw dropped when Netflix plopped down $90 million for the film, and it looks like some of that money might go to Noomi Rapace, as the actress is in talks to join the strange new project.
Double or nothing, Netflix has given rise to more than a few high-profile flops, perhaps most recently Arrested Development and BoJack Horseman star Will Arnett’s sobriety drama Flaked. Despite its deeply personal nature, the project earned many a critical shrug, but now eyes a Season 2 renewal with a shortened order.
Marvel’s Netflix schedule hasn’t gotten any less confusing with the addition of a Punisher spinoff alongside Defenders team-up filming, but Jessica Jones fans might finally have something to look forward to. Krysten Ritter says Season 2 will start production immediately after The Defenders, for which she’s already begun training.
Netflix hasn’t been particularly shy with forming the Legendary Defender that makes up its new Korra-sized take on Voltron, delivering photos and an early teaser, but now the giant hero has finally arrived. See for yourself in the full Voltron: Legendary Defender trailer, as the classic robot fighter joins a new generation of pilot for a delightfully updated take on the material.