Netflix’s new season of Black Mirror has been in the works long enough to recruit some major names, and now we can add more talent behind the camera as well. 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg will helm an episode of the sci-fi anthology, joining Joe Wright, Jakob Verbruggen and more.
It didn’t take for the hype of Jon Bernthal’s Punisher to generate talk of his own Daredevil spinoff, though Marvel and Netflix were quick to keep expectations down, even as Season 2 clearly set the character up for his own adventure. Now, Frank Castle’s war journal is officially open, as Marvel confirms a spinoff, showrunner and all.
We’re still not sure what to make of Netflix hosting its own late-night talk series (it can be hard enough keeping up with the appointment ones), but will Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea start a trend? We’ll find out mid-May, so check out a first look and a new synopsis.
Anyone familiar with Richard Adams’ Watership Down can attest to its grim nature, but an upcoming animated miniseries for The BBC and Netflix at least has a bright outlook on its cast. Not only can Star Wars lead John Boyega and several X-Men count themselves among the new voices, so too can Gemma Arterton and more.
The unadulterated commitment of Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer prequel series First Day of Camp helped the star-studded David Wain comedy avoid the typical reunion pitfalls, enough that we’re going to do again! Yes, Camp Firewood will return to complete its Wet Hot American Summer with a proper sequel series, this time picking up Ten Years Later.
The Wachowski pedigree and a massive international production didn’t quite turn Netflix sci-fi drama Sense8 into a global hit, and Season 2 may have a minor snag even before is premiere. “Sensate” actor Aml Ameen has abruptly left the series, with a replacement already cast, reportedly owing to a conflict with Lana Wachowski.
It’s taken some time to get off the ground, but at last Netflix’s take on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has gone before cameras. With it, prying eyes have obtained our first look at Neil Patrick Harris made up as the dastardly Count Olaf, along with a number of other freakish-looking favorites.
The best part of each new month is the stuff that gets added to Netflix. The worst part of each new month is the stuff that gets taken from Netflix. And this month’s list of expiring titles is actually pretty extensive; there’s a Ridley Scott double bill (Black Hawk Down and the theatrical cut of Blade Runner), Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Bogus!), the terrific Polish drama Ida, and the surreal horror flick Escape From Tomorrow, which was shot on the grounds of Walt Disney World without the company’s permission.
The short version: There’s lots of new stuff coming to Netflix this May, including the returns of Netflix Originals Bloodline and Grace and Frankie. The second Adam Sandler Netflix movie arrives (that’s The Do-Over, with David Spade), and on the not-made-by-Netflix side of things you’ve got the recent movie version of Goosebumps with Jack Black (which was actually pretty great), Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, and the powerful satire Pleasantville.
Neither comedian Maria Bamford nor showrunner Mitch Hurwitz are too busy with Arrested Development these days, leaving the Netflix field wide open for Bamford to ignite new comedy series Lady Dynamite. Ahead of the May premiere, check out the star-studded trailer, as Maria Bamford loses much more than her marbles.