Renewed: The Witcher

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Epic fantasy series Witcher has been renewed for a third season, ahead of Season 2, due later this year.

A trailer was released for Season 2 at the Netflix TUDUM Global Fan Event.

Violence.

Two new clips from Season 2 were also shared.

Netflix also dropped the a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin.

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Cobra Kai: Season 4 | Date Announcement | Netflix

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On December 31, the battle for the soul of the Valley reawakens. New alliances. Higher than ever stakes. Who will take it all at the All Valley Tournament?

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Decades after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites in this sequel to the “Karate Kid” films.

The Sandman | First Look | Netflix

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The Lord of Dreams has been summoned, and captured, by mortal men. Once free from his captivity, this eternal ruler of Dreams will realize that his troubles are only just beginning.

The Sandman is a Netflix series based on the groundbreaking comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman. The series is Executive Produced by Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg, & David S. Goyer.

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The Crown | Season 5 | A Message From Imelda Staunton | Netflix

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Imelda Staunton, our new Queen Elizabeth, has a message from the set of The Crown. Season 5, coming November 2022.

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Emily in Paris Season 2 | Date Announcement Teaser | Netflix

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Pack your bags, because this holiday season just became trés chic. Season 2 premieres December 22!

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Cowboy Bebop | Opening Credits | Netflix

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It’s time to blow this scene. Who’s in? Cowboy Bebop arrives Nov. 19.

COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.

Based on the beloved anime series, COWBOY BEBOP is executive produced by André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki and Masayuki Ozaki of Sunrise Inc., Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost. Nemec serves as showrunner. Original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation. The series also stars Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.

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Tiger King 2 | Official Date Announcement | Netflix

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We’ve only scratched the surface…

The global hit Tiger King will return to Netflix for more madness and mayhem on November 17, 2021

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Vikings: Valhalla | First Look | Netflix

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Now is our time to make history. A new era of warriors will rise in Vikings: Valhalla, coming to Netflix in 2022.

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Arcane | Official Trailer | Netflix

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From the creators of League of Legends comes a new animated series, Arcane. Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart.

Coming to Netflix Fall 2021.

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Extraction 2 | Official Tudum Teaser | Netflix

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In 2020, the world met a new hero: Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth), a fearless black market mercenary who embarks on the deadliest mission of his career. But what seems lost …can still be extracted.

Directed by Sam Hargrave, this action-packed, edge-of-your-seat franchise is produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, the visionary directors of Avengers: Endgame.

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The Witcher: Blood Origin Set Tour | The Witcher

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Explore the Continent as you’ve never seen it before. Welcome to the world of our prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin, guided by showrunner Declan de Barra.

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Season 2 First Look Clip: Geralt & Ciri | The Witcher

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There’s a monster in the house, and who better to protect Ciri than Geralt? A first look clip from The Witcher Season 2, premiering December 17 on Netflix.

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Season 2 First Look Clip: Nivellen | The Witcher | Netflix

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Geralt reconnects with his old friend Nivellen in this exclusive clip from The Witcher Season 2, premiering December 17 on Netflix.

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Don’t Look Up | Exclusive Clip: “Sit Tight and Assess” | Netflix

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Sit tight then assess. First you sit tight, then you assess. Sit tight, and THEN, assess.

Watch Don’t Look Up in select theaters on December 10 and on Netflix December 24: https://www.netflix.com/dontlookup

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Inside Job | Official Trailer | Netflix

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Have you ever wondered who barely runs the world? Inside Job streams October 22, only on Netflix.

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Rebelde | Official Teaser | Netflix

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*Sings Y soy Rebelde on repeat* Sneak peek of the official music video from the series Rebelde.
Rebelde 2022, only on Netflix.

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Colin in Black & White | TUDUM – First Look | Netflix

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Follow your path, even if it takes you off the field. From @Kaepernick7 and @Ava

comes COLIN IN BLACK & WHITE, arriving Oct. 29 on Netflix.

From co-creators Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick comes Colin in Black & White, a bold new limited series that chronicles Kaepernick’s coming of age story, tackling the obstacles of race, class and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family. Colin in Black & White stars Jaden Michael as Young Colin before reaching the highest levels of American football as an NFL quarterback and becoming a cultural icon and activist; Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker as his well-meaning parents Rick and Teresa; and Colin Kaepernick himself, who appears as the present-day narrator of his own story, guiding viewers through a robust and colorfully presented array of historical and contemporary contextual moments. You don’t know Kaepernick until you know Colin.

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Army of Thieves | Official Trailer | Netflix

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In this prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, small-town bank teller Dieter gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.

Watch Army of Thieves on Netflix globally October 29

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In this prequel to “Army of the Dead,” a mysterious woman recruits bank teller Dieter to help her crew crack three legendary safes across Europe.

20 Things About The Umbrella Academy | Netflix

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Ever wonder who *always* breaks during a take? 👀 👀The cast of The Umbrella Academy finally have your answer in #TUDUM

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Road to Season 2 Trailer | The Witcher

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You can’t escape the monster within. The Witcher Season 2 premieres December 17 on Netflix.

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Netflix Reality Stars take on Floor is Lava | Netflix

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Can these reality stars work together to navigate a room flooded with lava?! In a special edition of Floor is Lava, stars from Selling Sunset, Love is Blind, Queer Eye, Too Hot to Handle, Bling Empire, and Get Organized with The Home Edit go head-to-head — while also spilling some molten hot tea about their upcoming seasons. Who will

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Queer Eye: https://www.netflix.com/QueerEye
Love is Blind: https://www.netflix.com/LoveisBlind
Too Hot to Handle: https://www.netflix.com/TooHottoHandle
Bling Empire: https://www.netflix.com/BlingEmpire
Get Organized with The Home Edit: https://www.netflix.com/GetOrganized
Floor is Lava: https://www.netflix.com/FloorisLava

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Teams compete to navigate rooms flooded with lava by leaping from chairs, hanging from curtains and swinging from chandeliers. Yes, really.

Emily in Paris Season 2 Promo Reveals Premiere Date

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Emily’s adventures in Paris will be a part of Netflix’s expansive Christmas slate.

During the streamer’s first-ever TUDUM global fan event, the first teaser and premiere date were revealed.

December 22 is the lucky date, and all 10 episodes will be available.

“Now more entrenched in her life in Paris, Emily’s getting better at navigating the city but still struggling with the idiosyncrasies of French life,” said Netflix of the second season.

“After stumbling into a love triangle with her neighbor and her first real French friend, Emily is determined to focus on her work — which is getting more complicated by the day.”

“In French class, she meets a fellow expat who both infuriates and intrigues her.”

Award-winning creator and showrunner Darren Star returns to helm the second season of the Emmy-nominated series, which became Netflix’s most-viewed comedy series of 2020.

Producer and star Lily Collins reprises her role as Emily Cooper, alongside returning series regulars Philippine Leroy Beaulieu, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo, Camille Razat, Samuel Arnold, Bruno Gouery, and William Abadie, and recurring guest star Kate Walsh.

New cast members include Lucien Laviscount, Jeremy O. Harris, and Arnaud Binard.

Netflix dropped a wide array of announcements over the weekend, including the Cobra Kai Season 4 premiere date, a Bridgerton Season 2 Trailer, and a Stranger Things Season 4 clip.

It was a nice way for the streamer to bring the fans together for a Comic-Con-like event.

And hey, if we get more Emily in Paris, who are we to judge?

The first season dropped at the height of stay-at-home orders during the pandemic, likely driving the thirst for that type of content.

Will fans warm to Emily this Christmas, or will they be too busy trying to find Bridgerton Season 2, which has been delayed to 2022.

We don’t know, but we do have a clip of Emily in Paris Season 2 for you to feast your eyes on, and it looks fun!

Check it out below.

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The Defeated: Moral Complexity in the Ruins

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My wife and I just saw The Defeated aka Shadowplay on Netflix.  A powerful, riveting, brutally honest, at times brutal, at times tender, eight-episode 2020 mini-series that takes place in Germany just after the Nazis lost the war in 1945.  Co-produced by German and Canadian companies, it’s evocative of both Babylon Berlin and Hunters, with an on-the-scene Rome: Open City ambience and a piercing morality all its own.

Like all powerful, complex narratives, The Defeated has characters with all shades of loyalties and goals.  They range from Max (NYPD cop on hand to help out in Germany, but really there to find his brother) and Elsie (a German cop determined to do the right thing), to Max’s brother Moritz (a psychotic Nazi hunter) and Tom (Max’s boss, lining his pocket with proceeds from smuggled art that the Nazi’s stole during the war) to the “Angel Maker” (a Nazi doctor who preys on young women) and Karin (a young woman who assists and urges the Angel Maker to do even more).

The action is literally searing and bone crunching, and the acting delivers.  Taylor Kitsch puts in his best performance as Max since we saw him as Riggins in Friday Night Lights.  Nina Hoss, whom I haven’t seen before, is excellent as Elsie.  They and any character with a shred of decency struggle to navigate this strange new world in Germany, where the Nazis are officially gone but the ideology noxiously lingers, and those who are free of the ideology wonder how they can bring a more sane, decent life into being.

From our current vantage point, it seems like they succeeded.  But the deeper lesson of The Defeated may well be that the Nazi perspective lingers still, because indeed it does, as we see in many places, like the continuing mistreatment of immigrants seeking refuge and freedom at the southern border of the United States.

There is supposed to be a second season of The Defeated in the making.  I’ll be back with a review when it’s streaming.


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Chrsi Hemsworth, Jacki Weaver to judge Heath Ledger Scholarship

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Chris Hemsworth (Thor: Love and Thunder, Extraction) and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook) are amongst the judges for the upcoming Heath Ledger Scholarship.

Applications are now open to any emerging actor 18+ for the richest acting prize in Australia.

They will be joined by UK casting director Nina Gold (Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Power of the Dog), director Rachel Perkins (Total Control, Mystery Road) and US actor Alia Shawkat (Search Party, Animals).

Prior to their decision, first round judges will determine five finalists from hundreds of applications expected. They include, from the US: Jason Wood (VP casting, A&E Networks), Barbara McCarthy (The Spectacular Now, Feel the Beat (Netflix)), Alyssa Weisberg (Star Trek: Beyond, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens), and John McAlary (The L Word: Generation Q, Cargo), and from Australia: Ann Fay (Hotel Mumbai, The Tourist), Amanda Mitchell (Young Rock, The Secrets She Keeps) and Anousha Zarkesh (Mystery Road, Cleverman).

Ledger’s long term friend and colleague director Gregor Jordan, also becomes Patron of the Scholarship.

Peter Ritchie, Executive Director of Australians in Film, said: “We are thrilled at the calibre of the HLS jury this year. They join a growing list of previous distinguished judges to help find the next generation of young Australian screen talent ready to burst onto screens all over the world!

“The spirit of leaving home and dreaming big internationally is what Heath did many years ago. This scholarship continues that dream and connects us all in a very special way.”

The Heath Ledger Scholarship, which has been awarded 10 times, has proven to fast-track the opening of some of the most important and influential doors in Hollywood for the scholar, including for previous recipients Bella Heathcote (Relic, Pieces of Her), Cody Fern (Eden, American Crime Story), Ashleigh Cummings (NOS4A2. Citadel), Mojean Aria (See, Reminiscence) and Charmaine Bingwa (The Good Fight, Emancipation).

Joining Heath’s father Kim Ledger, founder of the scholarship Susie Dobson and casting director Ann Fay, Gregor Jordan will provide professional support and guidance for the recipient of the scholarship, during the 12 months of international training and professional development that the scholarship offers in Los Angeles.

Kim Ledger said: “Gregor was a close friend and colleague of Heath’s and has supported the scholarship since its inception in 2009, so it’s only fitting that he joins me as one of the Patrons of the Scholarship.”

For the first time in the history of the scholarship, applications are now open to any emerging actor 18+. Australians in Film are strongly encouraging applications from under-represented members of the Australian acting community to apply.

This year’s scholarship is valued at over USD$40K/AUD$50K, which includes USD$10K cash prize to support the recipient with living expenses while studying in the US. The scholarship package also includes a return flight to the US, submission reel preserved in the National Film & Sound Archive in Canberra, coaching from professional acting coaches Lisa Robertson of Lisa Robertson Studio, Joy Ellison, Jean Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad of Alexander Techworks, Kennedy Brown, The Performer’s Mindset; immigration services by Raynor & Associates; studio headshots by Sally Flegg and Hair & Makeup by Sophia Ivy Lee; professional styling by Lenya Wilson; and bespoke mediation by Chris Phillips of Inner Sky.

Applications are open until September 30th, with no extensions.

Source: tvtonight.com.au

Chris Hemsworth, Jacki Weaver to judge Heath Ledger Scholarship

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  1. Chris Hemsworth (Thor: Love and Thunder, Extraction) and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook) are amongst the judges for the upcoming Heath Ledger Scholarship.

Applications are now open to any emerging actor 18+ for the richest acting prize in Australia.

They will be joined by UK casting director Nina Gold (Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Power of the Dog), director Rachel Perkins (Total Control, Mystery Road) and US actor Alia Shawkat (Search Party, Animals).

Prior to their decision, first round judges will determine five finalists from hundreds of applications expected. They include, from the US: Jason Wood (VP casting, A&E Networks), Barbara McCarthy (The Spectacular Now, Feel the Beat (Netflix)), Alyssa Weisberg (Star Trek: Beyond, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens), and John McAlary (The L Word: Generation Q, Cargo), and from Australia: Ann Fay (Hotel Mumbai, The Tourist), Amanda Mitchell (Young Rock, The Secrets She Keeps) and Anousha Zarkesh (Mystery Road, Cleverman).

Ledger’s long term friend and colleague director Gregor Jordan, also becomes Patron of the Scholarship.

Peter Ritchie, Executive Director of Australians in Film, said: “We are thrilled at the calibre of the HLS jury this year. They join a growing list of previous distinguished judges to help find the next generation of young Australian screen talent ready to burst onto screens all over the world!

“The spirit of leaving home and dreaming big internationally is what Heath did many years ago. This scholarship continues that dream and connects us all in a very special way.”

The Heath Ledger Scholarship, which has been awarded 10 times, has proven to fast-track the opening of some of the most important and influential doors in Hollywood for the scholar, including for previous recipients Bella Heathcote (Relic, Pieces of Her), Cody Fern (Eden, American Crime Story), Ashleigh Cummings (NOS4A2. Citadel), Mojean Aria (See, Reminiscence) and Charmaine Bingwa (The Good Fight, Emancipation).

Joining Heath’s father Kim Ledger, founder of the scholarship Susie Dobson and casting director Ann Fay, Gregor Jordan will provide professional support and guidance for the recipient of the scholarship, during the 12 months of international training and professional development that the scholarship offers in Los Angeles.

Kim Ledger said: “Gregor was a close friend and colleague of Heath’s and has supported the scholarship since its inception in 2009, so it’s only fitting that he joins me as one of the Patrons of the Scholarship.”

For the first time in the history of the scholarship, applications are now open to any emerging actor 18+. Australians in Film are strongly encouraging applications from under-represented members of the Australian acting community to apply.

This year’s scholarship is valued at over USD$40K/AUD$50K, which includes USD$10K cash prize to support the recipient with living expenses while studying in the US. The scholarship package also includes a return flight to the US, submission reel preserved in the National Film & Sound Archive in Canberra, coaching from professional acting coaches Lisa Robertson of Lisa Robertson Studio, Joy Ellison, Jean Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad of Alexander Techworks, Kennedy Brown, The Performer’s Mindset; immigration services by Raynor & Associates; studio headshots by Sally Flegg and Hair & Makeup by Sophia Ivy Lee; professional styling by Lenya Wilson; and bespoke mediation by Chris Phillips of Inner Sky.

Applications are open until September 30th, with no extensions.

Source: tvtonight.com.au