Marvel’s Netflix Defenders have let Jessica Jones out of the box a bit by the latest details, but already production may be gearing up on Mike Colter’s Luke Cage, if we’re to have a new series every six months. The first villain Marvel’s hero for hire will face has reportedly been revealed, and should be familiar to Power Man readers.
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The notion of a live-action Star Wars TV series is something of a perpetual-motion machine, spinning in circles year after year. Granted, the same was once true of a seventh Star Wars film, but strap yourselves in: that most recent rumor of a live-action Star Wars TV series might have mutated into a trio of new Netflix shows.
Netflix has come a long way from the company that used to send you little red envelopes in the mail. Their original programming slate is expanding exponentially; after making major inroads into television and documentaries, they’re now expanding their feature film division as well. Their ambitious slate of movies includes Beasts of No Nation, the new project from Cary Joji Fukunaga, the director of the first season of True Detective (but not, it should be noted, the second season).
Netflix’s appearance at the TCA press tour didn’t yield an official premiere date for Marvel’s Jessica Jones, though showrunner Melissa Rosenberg was only too happy to share Netflix’s next Defender. Not only do we have a sense of how Jessica Jones’ powers will translate to the MCU, but also how the second series will distinguish itself from the darker Daredevil.
Netflix's House of Cards seems tailor-made for the intricacy of American politics, but did you know the series originated in the U.K., or as a book before that? Or that much of the series subs in Baltimore, Maryland for Washington D.C.? Mind the train tracks for our 17th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which claws up the political food chain for Netflix's House of Cards!
Among Netflix’s original fare, it’d be hard to argue that Bloodline proved a breakout hit with either critics or viewers, though the streaming site isn’t generally one to let things go (cough, Marco Polo). Most curious of all however, after Bloodline’s Season 2 renewal, Ben Mendelsohn is confirmed to return as a series regular, despite … well …
Daredevil Season 2 production in NYC naturally has fans in a tizzy, while recent and upcoming announcements eagerly tease the 2016 future of Marvel’s first Defender. One recent suggestion making the rounds however, must be stopped. No, Daredevil is not teasing that Melvin Potter will go full “Gladiator” in Season 2, even though he certainly still could. Confused? Let us explain.
Prior to the many pieces, victims and testimony cementing Bill Cosby’s status as a reviled public figure, the comedian had almost reached the cusp of a comeback, planning a new NBC series and a Netflix standup special. Netflix was quick to shelve plans to release the special once Cosby’s deeds became a national focus, and now the streaming service doesn’t ever believe it “appropriate” to air.
The other day saw Arrested Development producer Brian Grazer insisting once again that Season 5 had begun ramping up Netflix production, but the streaming service brass have a slightly different message. Arrested Development Season 5 remains in the cards, though extensive deal-making may hold up the Bluths for the time being.
The madness of TCA’s ongoing press tour has begun, and with Netflix first out of the gate, it’s only fitting that horse be their main event. Not only has BoJack Horseman officially (and deservedly) been renewed for Season 3, so too do we know the title and premiere of Aziz Ansari’s new show, and the rescued fourth season of Longmire.