Katla: Nordic Noir Science Fantasy

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My wife and I binged all eight episodes of Katla, which debuted on Netflix just a few days ago.  It’s Icelandic, and billed as mystery, drama, and science fiction.  I’d say it’s definitely Nordic Noir — which takes care of mystery and drama — but more science fantasy than science fiction, in case that matters to you.

It takes place in Vik, a real “remote seafront village in south Iceland” (according to Google), which “sits in the shadow” (also from Google) of the nearby volcano Katla (also real).  What’s not real, and here is where the story begins, is that after an eruption, deceased residents start coming back to life.  These include Ása (who disappeared a year ago, sister of protagonist Grima) and Mikael (who was killed three years ago, eight-year-old son of volcanist Darri).  Pretty soon, people begin appearing not when their dopplegangers are dead, but just when they have a terminal illness, or are out of town, say, in Sweden.

It’s pretty clear from the outset that the volcanic eruption is in some way responsible for this.  But how?  We learn, in an episode near the end, that a meteor from another solar system landed in the volcano a millennium or so ago.  So now I’m thinking we’ve got a late and lamented Debris kind of effect going on here.  But that’s never really spelled out, either.

In the end, Grima and Darri come to realize that the dopplegangers came forth to help the relatives in Vik repair their lives and their relationships.  Mikael, though he’s psychotic, helps Darri and his wife get back together.  Grima gets not only her sister back for a while, but another version of herself, and this helps her repair her relationship with her husband.  But how?  We’re given no clue about this, and that’s why I say Katla is more correctly characterized as science fantasy than science fiction.

But that’s ok.  It’s the relationships among the affected people, not the science, that is of most interest in this compelling drama, and I’m definitely onboard for seeing another season.


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The 15 Best TV Shows About Greek Mythology and Greek Gods

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Even in this day and age where mythology is treated as completely fictional and only a small percentage of the world’s population still holding on to its ancient traditions and beliefs, you’d be pretty hard-pressed to find anyone who wasn’t familiar with at least one aspect of mythology.

Whether Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Norse, or what have you, mythology has made its way into popular culture, and more often than not, we probably don’t even realize it.

Big Hollywood films make use of mythology very often – like in The Mummy franchise, Gods of Egypt, the Percy Jackson films (and novels, of course), Wonder Woman, and Clash of the Titans.

Everyone knows the strongman Hercules, and not to mention everyone’s favorite Norse Gods from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor and Loki! If you play Pokemon, then you’ve already encountered multiple influences from Chinese and Japanese mythology. Heck, anybody you know named Zeus, Athena, Iris, Diana, Venus, Seth – these are all names of mythological gods and goddesses!

Probably one of the most well-known, however, is Greek mythology: Zeus with his thunderbolts, Poseidon ruling over the seas and his brother Hades as the god of the underworld, Aphrodite as the goddess of love and beauty.

Because of that, there’s a whole array of media to consume in popular culture based on these myths. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the best TV shows about Greek mythology!

Cupid, ABC (2009)

We’re starting off with something a little lighthearted before we dive into the shows with heavy doses of Greek mythology.

Now I know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t Cupid a Roman god?” Well, yes. ABC’s revival of the 1998 series Cupid is named after the Roman god of love (whose Greek counterpart is Eros), but the series does use a mix of Greco-Roman mythology.

More specifically, the main character is a man who believes himself to be Cupid reincarnated as a human, banished from Mt. Olympus by Zeus himself. In order to regain access to his home, he must help 100 couples find true love – naturally, without using his bow and arrow or any kind of divine intervention.

Valentine, The CW (2008 – 2009)

Our next show is another that takes place in modern times, focusing less on the myths themselves and more on the characters – a fun, comedic take on them though sadly, the show only lasted for one season.

Valentine follows the titular Valentine family as they fulfill their mission to bring soulmates together, using methods they’ve needed to adapt to fit the present day and age.

Unbeknownst to their clients, the Valentines are actually the Greek gods and goddesses living as humans! Matriarch Grace Valentine is the goddess of love herself, Aphrodite. Her son is Eros, has swapped out his bow and arrow for a love gun. Even Hercules and the Oracle at Delphi play their parts in bringing love to those who are meant to be.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndication (1995 – 1999)

If you were a little boy growing into his preteens in the mid-90s, this is probably the Hercules that you know and remember.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys ran for over a hundred episodes within six seasons and true to its title, does indeed chronicle various legendary journeys Hercules takes with the help of his regular companion Iolaus (and Salmoneus in the earlier seasons).

Throughout the series, Hercules saves one village after another from evil monsters, people, and sometimes even the gods themselves (particularly his stepmother Hera, who did whatever she could to try and kill him). Another running subplot is the tenuous relationship Hercules has with his father, Zeus, who he views as neglectful.

Xena: Warrior Princess, syndication (1995 – 2001)

Where there was Hercules, there was Xena. She first appeared as a recurring character in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys but was such a strong and well-liked character that eventually, a spin-off was created for her as the protagonist.

The eponymous Xena is a mythical warrior with a dark past. Now, she’s on the path to redemption by helping those in need.

Though primarily set in Ancient Greece, her adventures take her and her sidekick-turned-fellow-warrior Gabrielle to lands across the earth, battling evil forces from various parts of world mythology. At times, this would even put her at odds with the gods themselves – as well as many famous historical figures like Julius Caesar.

Young Hercules, Fox Kids Network (1998 – 1999)

Young Hercules once again tells the story of the famed mythological hero while he was still a hero-in-training.

Given the youth of the characters (with Hercules played by a young and dashing Ryan Gosling), Young Hercules is geared towards a younger audience as well.

Throughout the show, Hercules is attending warrior training at Cheiron Academy, under the tutelage of its headmaster (and centaur), Cheiron. While there, he forms friendships with Kora, an innkeeper with special powers through Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, a former bandit named Iolaus, and Jason the future king of Corinth.

Outside of his training, Hercules and his friend must contend with his jealous half-brothers Ares and Apollo, and his stepmother Hera.

Troy: Fall of a City, BBC One/Netflix (2018)

The story of Troy and the Trojan War is a prime example of a love story gone horribly wrong; of how falling in love with the wrong person can be catastrophic (although not every story will end in a war of this scale, of course).

When Paris of Troy and Helen, the wife of Sparta’s King Menelaus, fell in love and left together, their romance sparked a ten-year siege that destroyed Paris’ family and home.

BBC One’s eight-episode miniseries Troy: Fall of a City retells the story in ways different from earlier adaptations, borrowing from Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, but adding more to the story – particularly in the addition of the Greek gods as human characters.

Blood of Zeus, Netflix (2020)

When you first read the title and synopsis of Netflix’s for-adults animated series Blood of Zeus, the first name you’ll likely think of is Hercules. He is, after all, one of the more well-known legends of Greek mythology.

In Blood of Zeus, however, we’re looking at another of Zeus’ illegitimate demigod sons: Heron.

In the myths, Heron is another heroic character entirely but this time, he takes center stage as the son of Zeus in one of the stories “lost to history”, as the show claims. Here, Heron is tasked with saving both Earth and Mt. Olympus, but it’s not easy when there’s a jealous goddess with monsters at her bidding hot on his tail.

Atlantis, BBC One (2013 – 2015)

When the BBC One series Atlantis hit the air, it was wildly popular even amongst its well-established timeslot competitors. Subsequently, it was renewed for a second season but was sadly canceled before it could move on to a third.

Atlantis starts out in the present, with our main character Jason boarding a submarine to investigate an underwater disturbance that may be related to his father’s disappearance. When he gets there, he is unexpectedly pulled into a vortex that transports him to the shores of Atlantis.

Eventually, he befriends a smart young man named Pythagoras and a now-retired, regularly drunk and gambling Hercules, who join him on his adventures to help the innocent against the Greek mythological evils and live out his destiny as predicted by the Oracle.

Olympus, Super Channel/Syfy (2015)

Olympus was a fantasy series from Canada’s Super Channel and American network Syfy. Sadly, the series was canceled after just one season.

Set in a time where the gods and goddesses of Olympus have all been banished to the underworld, the show follows a young man (aptly) named Hero, who starts out seeking answers about his mysteriously unknown past.

As it turns out, he is the illegitimate son of King Aegeus, thus putting him in the Queen’s bad graces. On his journey for answers, he discovers he has access to the Lexicon, a code that – when unlocked by a riddle – will unlock the doors to Olympus and give him immortality.

The Odyssey, RAI (1968)

Not to be confused with the children’s series that ran in the early 1990s, The Odyssey adaptation we’re talking about here is the 1968 co-production between German, Italian, Yugoslavian, and French creators.

Hailed by critics as a an accurate depiction of the ancient world and perhaps one of the most faithful to Homer’s original Odyssey, viewers will encounter many characters and events from the original text that are often overlooked in other adaptations.

The Odyssey retells Homer’s epic in eight parts, detailing not just Ulysses’ decade-long journey back home to Ithaca from the Trojan War but also how the humans in his life (particularly his wife Penelope and son Telemachus) survived during his absence and presumed death – until his eventual return.

Clash of the Gods, History (2009)

If there’s one thing you can count on when it comes to shows from the History channel, it’s that they are thorough and ever-faithful to the source. With their ten-episode mythological series Clash of the Gods, this is certainly the case.

Each episode highlights a different myth and not only tells the story as we might already know it but also incorporates insights from experts in the field as to how these myths link to real historical events as well as myths from other cultures.

Clash of the Gods begins with many Greek legends including the story of Odysseus, Hades and his underworld, the Minotaur, and Medusa. Later episodes in the season even cover Norse mythology and the influences behind J. R. R. Tolkiens’ Lord of the Rings saga!

Hercules: The Animated Series, syndication/ABC (1998 – 1999)

The 1997 Hercules animated musical film may have just been my first introduction to the world of Greek mythology as a kid, and it’s still one of my favorites from Disney.

The year after, Hercules: The Animated Series was released in syndication and though we still see many of the characters we met in the movie (like Phil, Hades, and his two demon henchmen Pain and Panic), we also meet a whole slew of new characters, too!

In the series, Hercules is still a teenage hero in training. Even though he’s pretty successful in keeping his uncle Hades at bay, he’s still in the awkward and clumsy phase of adolescence that we loved from the movie!

Jason And The Argonauts, Hallmark Entertainment (2000)

The myth of Jason and the argonauts is probably one of the lesser-known stories in Greek mythology, though some may know it better as the myth involving the search for the Golden Fleece.

From Hallmark Entertainment came the two-part television epic Jason and the Argonauts, which introduced us to this myth in its entirety.

Jason is the rightful heir to the throne of Greece, but he needs to seek the Golden Fleece to prove it. To do this, he assembles a crew of regular townsfolk to journey with him on the ship named Argo (hence, the name Argonauts) – a journey that proves to be more perilous than they had accounted for.

Helen of Troy, USA Network (2003)

We mentioned Helen earlier, as well as her involvement in the fall of the once-mighty city of Troy. In this two-episode miniseries titled Helen of Troy from USA Network, the story is told once again but with more emphasis from the perspective of Helen.

Though it begins with the birth of her lover Paris along with a little bit of background into his youth and upbringing before he was welcomed back as a prince of Troy.

From there, the series delves into how Helen came to be Menelaus’ wife and how she was trapped in a loveless marriage, allowing its viewers to empathize with her decision to leave with Paris when they meet and fall in love – as opposed to always seeing her simply as the “reason” for Troy’s downfall.

Class of the Titans, Teletoon (2005 – 2008)

Finally, we’re wrapping up this list with something a little lighter in the form of an animated series geared towards a younger audience.

Class of the Titans takes place in the present as it follows the descendants of some of the most well-known Greek figures – god and human alike: Achilles, Odysseus, Hercules, Atalanta, Jason, Theseus, and Narcissus. Together, these seven teenagers find that it is their destiny to defeat the titan Cronus, who has escaped his 4000-year imprisonment.

Apart from these descendants, the gods themselves are part of the series as their mentors and guide throughout their mission to save the world from Cronus’ revenge.

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Manifest future grounded

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US supernatural drama Manifest has failed to find a new home after it was axed by NBC.

Netflix was considered the most viable option, given the first two seasons were the streaming service’s most-watched acquired series for a week.

But US reports indicated while Netflix had been in extended discussions with Warner Bros. TV about picking up the show, the streamer ultimately passed.

Showrunner Jeff Rake, describing himself as “devastated” by NBC’s decision, tweeted on June 14 that he was “hoping to find a new home” for the series. Having ended Season 3 on so many cliffhangers and with, ideally, a six-season plan in mind, “You the fans deserve an ending to your story,” he said. “Thanks for the love shown to me, cast, and crew. #savemanifest”

Manifest screens in Australia on Nine.

Source: TV Line

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Airdate: Somos

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Mexican drama Somos centres around a drug war from the victims’ perspective.

This is a six part series which premieres next week on Netflix.

Inspired by the explosive investigative article by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ginger Thompson, Somos. imaginatively recreates the stories of the people of the small town of Allende in the days leading up to a shocking massacre. Created by James Schamus, and co-written by Mexico’s Monika Revilla and Fernanda Melchor, Somos. tells the story of the drug wars from the victims’ perspective, giving voice to those whose lives were changed forever when, without forewarning, their town was struck by a tragedy triggered by a DEA operation gone wrong.

Created by: James Schamus Directors: Álvaro Curiel (episodes 1, 2, 5 & 6), Mariana Chenillo (episodes 3 & 4) Screenplay: Monika Revilla, Fernanda Melchor, James Schamus Based on: “How the U.S. Triggered a Massacre in Mexico,” written by Ginger Thompson for ProPublica.

Wednesday June 30 on Netflix.

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Elite Season 4 Started With a Bang, but Ended With a Fizzle

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What the heck went wrong?

After spending the first four episodes digging away at an exciting new mystery, introducing various new characters and conflicts, Elite Season 4 imploded, culminating in a finale that failed to live up to the hype.

When I wrote my review for Elite Season 4, I had watched the first four episodes, but after watching the rest, it’s hard to be excited about the future of the series.

We’ll start with the mystery. It had all the ingredients to succeed, but it was a big disaster when all was said and done.

Ari’s survival made this a compelling hook because of the possibilities surrounding who could be responsible for the attack.

Armando was the safe and easy option, and it would have worked much better had it been a little more exciting. We didn’t see Armando interrogated by the police because Guzman had killed him.

Part of the beauty of Elite is when we see the characters interviewed about what they were up to on the night of the crime, allowing us to put the pieces together to come up with theories.

How were we supposed to put together a character being responsible that had very little to do with the overall arc of the season?

With Guzman and Ander leaving, I’m sure the writers could have constructed a much more believable conclusion.

I believe the bigger story about New Year’s Eve events will be how the characters deal with what happened when the school returns after winter break.

Ari was one of the best new additions to the show because she was a complicated young woman that genuinely didn’t know what she wanted in life.

She liked the idea of being with Guzman, but she was more attracted to Samuel. Hey, these things happen, but her telling both boys she wanted to be with them would have landed much better had there been more exposition in the episodes leading up to the reveal.

This love triangle only served to drive a wedge between Samuel and Guzman when all was said and done. Guzman, in particular, had three seasons of character development flushed down the drain for a lackluster storyline.

The way Guzman told Nadia he would wait for her until they could reunite, only for him to relentlessly pursue the new girl, was a downright character assassination.

Are we to believe he was using Ari to take his mind off of Nadia? There was something so pure about Guzman and Nadia, but the end of their relationship seemed thrown in as a way to move on from them.

There’s a high chance Guzman and Nadia will reunite, and we will learn of it in passing as the other characters speak about it. That’s about the only way to make sense of this.

Guzman and Samuel worked on being friends for so long, especially after all the death and destruction surrounding them, so it was weird to have them duke it out over a girl.

They’re bonded forever after hiding Armando’s corpse, but did we really need a love triangle to get to the next reveal?

We’ll speak more about Armando in a little, but will this body ever be found with Guzman leaving? Bodies don’t stay away on a show like Elite for long.

I wouldn’t be surprised if someone started messaging the trio to tell them they know what they did on New Year’s Eve.

It seems like a plot that will return at some point to bite them down the line, but without Guzman on the show, will it even be worthwhile?

Let’s move on to Ander, another character who exited the series in the season finale. His relationship with Omar was unhealthy.

They truly worked as a couple during the show’s first season, but their relationship was tested one too many times to believe they could end on good terms.

We need to remember that these characters are teenagers, and it’s rare for a relationship that begun in school to stand the test of time.

There was so much back and forth with Ander and Omar that I wanted them to bring their relationship to a definite end so they could stop terrorizing one another.

His cancer diagnosis understandably changed Ander’s outlook on life. He and Omar ultimately wanted very different things, but Patrick shouldn’t have been used to make them realize it.

Patrick’s attitude sucked. He wanted to connect with people with his own rules, not giving a crap about what was right and wrong.

He and Ander connected due to their mutual brush with death, but Patrick was more of a lost soul than anything else.

His actions were problematic, but there was a change in him when Omar looked out for him when he collapsed in the club. It made me think the season would end with Omar and Patrick in a relationship, and to be honest, it would have been comical to see the smug look wiped off Ander’s face.

Looking ahead to Elite Season 5, we need to get some meaningful character development for Patrick instead of him just doing what he wants.

As for his sister, Mencia, the escort arc started relatively well, but it became so convoluted that I wanted it to be over by the season’s midway point.

Nothing good was ever going to come from accepting a hotel room from Armando. He was always going to want more.

Mencia had deeply rooted issues because she felt like she was to blame for her mother’s death and almost her brother’s death.

It would have been more satisfying to see her confront those issues instead of masking them with such a controversial plot twist.

Her relationship with Rebe started strong, but it flamed out by the end of the season due to countless hurdles thrown their way.

Elite has never been the best show on TV, but the fourth season zeroed in too much on the relationship drama of the characters.

It was hard to pick out the positives with countless love triangles, poor plot progression, and a mystery that ended terribly.

Cayetana remained the main attraction, but she was so far away from the other characters that it felt like nobody even talked to her.

Despite being the janitor, Cayetana had a bond with many of the other characters, and that should have been nurtured to show that they are all still friends.

If the Short Stories proved anything, it was that Cayetana still has friends at Las Encinas.

Philippe was a Prince, so it was inevitable she would find a way to make her way into his orbit, and it’s likely she genuinely thought being a Prince would be people living the high life.

It was heartbreaking to have her bubble burst after realizing just how much of a piece of work he actually was, but at least she told him where to go in the end.

Philippe’s mother clearly liked the idea of him dating Cayetana, a girl who comes from nothing, because of what it would do for Phillippe’s image.

He was an abuser, and he should have been exposed as much. He was the worst character this season because he was so poorly developed.

It was a sensitive subject for the show to tackle, and I can’t shake the feeling that it felt more exploitative than informative.

My concern is that Phillippe gets a redemption arc on Elite Season 5 that puts him close to Cayetana again, and her character deserves better.

Hopefully, the publicity surrounding Ari’s attack will result in the likes soaring on the article because that should give Caye a payout to move onto something else.

As flawed a character as Ari was, at least she went out of her way to make sure Caye knew what type of person Phillippe was.

And in the end, it seemed like there was a bond brewing between the two teenagers.

We already know Elite Season 5 introduces two new characters to fill the void left by Ander and Guzman, but the show really needs to develop the longer-serving characters first.

Rebe became a glorified side character with only one emotion throughout Elite Season 4. That’s not the right way to treat one of the better characters.

Ari, Mencia, and Patrick got a lot of decent material to work with in the earlier episodes of the season, but it all fell apart quickly.

They need to be reintroduced in a way that allows them to connect with the audience, and maybe a little bit less of them would not be a bad thing.

This season, Samuel was given a personality, so hopefully, his storyline reaches a satisfying conclusion on Elite Season 5.

As for the next big mystery, it needs to be scaled back dramatically. It can’t be another murder or kidnapping.

It has to be cleverly plotted and more believable.

What are your thoughts on Elite Season 4? What do you think didn’t work? What did you like?

Hit the comments below.

Stream the first four seasons on Netflix.

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Manifest Stars React to Cancellation as Series Fails to Find New Home

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It truly is a difficult time for fans of NBC’s Manifest.

The network pulled the plug on the high-concept drama after three seasons last week, but it seemed like the show had a chance to be picked up at Netflix.

It quickly flew to the top of the streamer’s daily chart when its first two seasons were made available for streaming.

As a result, Netflix entered preliminary negotiations to pick up the series, assessing whether it would make financial sense.

Unfortunately, the talks came to a halt on Monday night, leading to Warner Bros. TV group’s efforts to find a new home concluding.

In response, the cast took to social media to pay tribute to the show.

On Instagram, Josh Dallas, who played Ben Stone, thanked the fans for their continued support over the years.

“Well, my badass #manifesters, I’m sorry to say that it’s the end of the line for now,” he wrote.

“We are so very proud to have brought you this story over 3 seasons. We so wished we could’ve finished the journey with you. But it wasn’t in the cards.”

Dallas went on to thank everyone involved with the series, including the fans “who embraced [Manifest] and these characters and flew with us on [Flight 828].”

Melissa Roxburgh, who played Ben’s sister Michaela, shared her feelings on Twitter.

“Thank you, [showrunner] Jeff Rake, and our producers for giving us this dream. I’ll forever cherish the moments we laughed, cried, talked… convulsed in our ‘callings,’ had blood pour out of our eyes, stayed up all night in the cold of NY… Thank you to the audience who kept us playing,” she wrote.

“You guys have no idea what you’ll forever mean to me. I’ve had some of the greatest days of my life on the stages of Manifest, playing pretend with people who have seeped into my heart,” she continued.

“My word. what a ride. You guys made the last three years the best years of my life. Truly… Forever will miss this experience.”

“Thank [you Jeff Rake] for letting me bring Olive to life. She will always be a part of me,” Luna Blaise wrote.

“I will be forever grateful.”

“I will always be grateful to [Jeff Rake] for letting me be part of this amazing show,” Jack Messina shared.

“[Manifest] brought together a group of people, both cast and crew, who became a family. I learned so much and will always be ‘connected’ to them. Thank you to the amazing fans too. You rock.”

Rake took to Twitter after news broke that the show was no longer being shopped to other networks.

“Thank YOU, our fans. You became the Manifesters at Comic-Con 2018,” he wrote.

“Ever since, you’ve watched religiously, parsed every word, cried a lot, laughed a little, puzzle-solved, and never, ever, wavered in your support. I’ll never forget it.”

The series was canceled halfway through a six-season plan, but the ratings spelled renewal at NBC.

Manifest Season 3 ultimately averaging 3.2 million viewers and a 0.5 rating in the all-important adults 18-49 demo.

The series dipped 29 percent in the demo this season, but when you compare it to the erosion of other shows on NBC, a drop was expected.

Among 14 dramas on NBC, Manifest ranked No.7 in the demo, meaning that a renewal at NBC was likely.

It’s not news that high-concept dramas lose ground in the ratings as the years go on, but the erosion for Manifest was in line with the dips for the other NBC shows.

Additionally, it has consistently been a force in delayed viewing, meaning that a move to streaming would have probably been a good one.

As things stand, the series is dead and buried, but no one knows what the future holds. Many series have come back from the dead.

Netflix, in particular, is known for picking up shows like Lucifer and Designated Survivor from broadcast networks, but the streamer is in a different place nowadays than it was when it picked up those shows.

What are your thoughts on the show remaining dead?

Hit the comments below.

Remember, you can watch Manifest online right here via TV Fanatic.

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Amblin partners with Netflix

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Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has announced a partnership with Netflix.

The deal is for multiple new feature films every year, which media reports tip as two films for an unspecified period.

It comes despite a 2019 quote from Spielberg that, “I want to see the survival of movie theatres. I want the theatrical experience to remain relevant in our culture.”

Amblin Partners Chairman, Steven Spielberg, said: “At Amblin, storytelling will forever be at the center of everything we do, and from the minute Ted and I started discussing a partnership, it was abundantly clear that we had an amazing opportunity to tell new stories together and reach audiences in new ways. This new avenue for our films, alongside the stories we continue to tell with our longtime family at Universal and our other partners, will be incredibly fulfilling for me personally since we get to embark on it together with Ted, and I can’t wait to get started with him, Scott, and the entire Netflix team.”

Ted Sarandos, Netflix Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, commented: “Steven is a creative visionary and leader and, like so many others around the world, my growing up was shaped by his memorable characters and stories that have been enduring, inspiring and awakening. We cannot wait to get to work with the Amblin team and we are honored and thrilled to be part of this chapter of Steven’s cinematic history.”

Jeff Small, Amblin Partners CEO, said: “By deepening our ties with Netflix via this new film partnership, we are building on what has for many years been an incredibly successful working relationship in both television and film. The global platform they’ve built — with more than 200 million members — speaks for itself, and we’re extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work closely with Scott and his amazing team to deliver Amblin’s iconic brand of storytelling to the Netflix audience.”

Scott Stuber, Netflix Head of Global Film, added: “Amblin and Steven Spielberg are synonymous with incredible entertainment. Their passion and artistry combine to make films that both captivate and challenge audiences. We look forward to working with Steven, Jeff and the entire Amblin family on a new slate of films that will delight generations for years to come.”

Amblin has previously produced Netflix’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 and is currently working on Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein film, Maestro.

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Returning: True Hollywood Story

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E!’s True Hollywood Story is returning with new episodes.

The celebrity doco series originally ran for 17 seasons from 1996 at over 500 episodes.

It was rebooted in 2019 and the second rebooted season returns in July.

Before Netflix & chill. there was a TV event so big, over 24 million Americans tuned in to watch every week: TGIF. In personal, in-depth interviews with cast and creators, THS celebrates the successes and struggles behind the biggest night in TV history.

Wednesday 14th July at 8:30pm on E!

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Manifest: Canceled Drama Will Not Be Revived at Netflix as Efforts to Find New Home Conclude

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Manifest’s fate is sealed, and we wish it was better news.

Per Deadline, Netflix has decided against picking up a fourth season of NBC’s canceled drama.

Netflix was deemed the most likely home after the first two seasons launched earlier this month and flew to the top spot on the streamer’s most popular list.

Netflix has been known to pick up canceled dramas, but such moves are becoming less likely each year.

Lucifer was saved after its FOX cancellation and will wrap with its upcoming sixth season, so that show had a healthy second life.

The news about Netflix not picking up Manifest means the show is over … for good.

It’s an unfortunate way to end the tale, especially when the recent Manifest Season 3 was halfway in creator Jeff Rake’s six-season-plan.

Now, it is thought that with cast options expiring, it would be too difficult to get the show off the ground at another destination, and Warner Bros. TV group is calling time on their mission to save the series.

The NBC cancellation was somewhat surprising, with Manifest Season 3 ultimately averaging 3.2 million viewers and a 0.5 rating in the all-important adults 18-49 demo.

The series dipped 29 percent in the demo this season, but when you compare it to the erosion of other shows on NBC, a drop was expected.

Among 14 dramas on NBC, Manifest ranked No.7 in the demo, meaning that a renewal at NBC was likely.

The NBCUniversal-owned channel has opted to go in a different direction, zeroing in on more procedural dramas and some new offerings.

High-concept dramas a tricky to pull off, especially on broadcast. They typically lose viewers each season due to how the answers come out.

Manifest was always a show that spoonfed the audience the answers, but the six-season plan hindered the storytelling somewhat.

As things stand, fans have been left with many big cliffhangers that will probably never be resolved.

Rake and the Manifest cast have been rallying the fans to save the series since NBC pulled the plug earlier this month.

“I’m devastated by NBC’s decision to cancel us,” showrunner Jeff Rake shared on Twitter after the announcement broke.

“That we’ve been shut down in the middle is a gut punch to say the least. Hoping to find a new home. You the fans deserve an ending to your story.”

“Thanks for the love shown to me, cast, and crew,” his statement concluded.

Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J. R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, Matt Long, and Holly Taylor star on Manifest.

NBC also recently canceled Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and Debris, leaving the fate of Good Girls up in the air.

What are your thoughts on this sad update?

Hit the comments below.

Remember, you can watch Manifest online right here via TV Fanatic.

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Queer Eye’s Tan France & Husband Rob Prepare for Fatherhood, Detail Path to Surrogacy | Netflix

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Queer Eye’s Tan France and his husband Rob France celebrate Father’s Day by sharing their joy in anticipation of becoming new dads later this summer, their path to surrogacy and the things they are most excited about teaching their new son. The French tuck, may or may not be one.

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Drag Queens Trixie Mattel & Katya React to Legally Blonde | I Like to Watch | Netflix

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Drag queens Trixie Mattel and Katya react to the iconic Reese Witherspoon comedy Legally Blonde, on Netflix, in this new episode of “I Like to Watch.”

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The Chestnut Man | Official Teaser | Netflix

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If you find one, he’s already found you.

The Chestnut Man is coming to Netflix this fall.

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Critics Choice Real TV Awards Winners: RuPaul’s Drag Race, Netflix Dominate

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RuPaul’s Drag Race remains a force to be reckoned with on the awards front.

The Critics Choice Real TV Awards unveiled winners for its third annual editions.

There were three ties among this year’s winner’s pool – RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1) and The Great British Baking Sho” (Netflix) tied for Best Competition Series, The Masked Singer (Fox) and The Voice (NBC) tied for Best Competition Series: Talent/Variety.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network) and The Oprah Conversation (Apple TV+) tied for Best Structured Series.

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) was the only series to take home multiple awards, also winning for Best Ensemble Cast In An Unscripted Series.

In the fan voted categories, Phil Rosenthal – Somebody Feed Phil”(Netflix) was awarded Male Star of the Year, while Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC) was named Female Star of the Year.

Netflix, which led the networks in nominations, also led in wins, with a total of six.

Meanwhile, the incomparable Alex Trebek was honored posthumously with this year’s Impact Award, which recognizes an outstanding individual for career excellence and the positive impact they have made on the world of nonfiction content.

Alex’s children Matthew and Emily Trebek accepted the award on his behalf, with a heartfelt speech, which you can view below.

WINNERS FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

BEST COMPETITION SERIES – TIE

**RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

**The Great British Baking Show (Netflix)

Top Chef (Bravo)

Tough as Nails (CBS)

BEST COMPETITION SERIES: TALENT/VARIETY – TIE

American Idol (ABC)

Legendary (HBO Max)

**The Masked Singer (Fox)

**The Voice (NBC)

World of Dance (NBC)

BEST UNSTRUCTURED SERIES

Crikey! It’s the Irwins (discovery+)

**Deaf U (Netflix)

Lenox Hill (Netflix)

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (VH1)

The Real World Homecoming: New York (Paramount+)

BEST STRUCTURED SERIES – TIE

A World of Calm (HBO Max)

**Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network)

History of Swear Words (Netflix)

Queer Eye (Netflix)

**The Oprah Conversation (Apple TV+)

BEST BUSINESS SHOW

Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network)

**Shark Tank (ABC)

Streets of Dreams with Marcus Lemonis (CNBC)

Undercover Billionaire (Discovery Channel and discovery+)

Wahl Street (HBO Max)

BEST SPORTS SHOW

**30 for 30 (ESPN)

Defying Gravity (YouTube Originals)

Last Chance U: Basketball (Netflix)

Peyton’s Places (ESPN+)

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

BEST CRIME/JUSTICE SHOW

**I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (HBO)

Murder Among the Mormons (Netflix)

Murder on Middle Beach (HBO)

The Ripper (Netflix)

The Vow (HBO)

Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller (National Geographic)

BEST ONGOING DOCUMENTARY SERIES

American Masters (PBS)

Dear … (Apple TV+)

**Frontline (PBS)

POV (PBS)

The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (Showtime)

The Vow (HBO)

BEST LIMITED DOCUMENTARY SERIES

**1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (Apple TV+)

Amend: The Fight for America (Netflix)

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (HBO)

Love Fraud (Showtime)

Murder on Middle Beach (HBO)

Secrets of the Whales (Disney+ / National Geographic)

BEST SHORT FORM SERIES

First Person (Snapchat)

**Issa Rae Teaches Creating Outside the Lines (MasterClass)

Lady Parts (ellentube)

OWN Your Vote (NowThis and OWN social channels)

Ready Jet Cook (Food Network Kitchen)

BEST LIVE SHOW

**Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

BEST CULINARY SHOW

Amy Schumer Learns to Cook (Food Network)

Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines (discovery+)

Nailed It! (Netflix)

**Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu)

Top Chef (Bravo)

BEST GAME SHOW

25 Words or Less (Fox/Syndicated)

**Jeopardy! (CBS Television/Syndicated)

Supermarket Sweep (ABC)

Weakest Link (NBC)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (ABC)

BEST TRAVEL/ADVENTURE SHOW

Men in Kilts (Starz)

Running Wild with Bear Grylls (National Geographic)

Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)

**Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)

The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network)

BEST ANIMAL/NATURE SHOW

**Life in Color with David Attenborough (Netflix)

Secrets of the Whales (Disney+ / National Geographic)

That Animal Rescue Show (Paramount+)

The Incredible Dr. Pol (Nat Geo WILD)

Wizard of Paws (BYUtv)

BEST LIFESTYLE: FASHION/BEAUTY SHOW

Haute Dog (HBO Max)

**Queer Eye (Netflix)

Shine True (Fuse)

Skin Decision: Before and After (Netflix)

Stylish with Jenna Lyons (HBO Max)

BEST RELATIONSHIP SHOW

90 Day Fiancé (TLC)

Couples Therapy (Showtime)

Indian Matchmaking (Netflix)

**Love on the Spectrum (Netflix)

My Love: Six Stories of True Love (Netflix)

BEST LIFESTYLE: HOME/GARDEN SHOW

**House Hunters International (HGTV)

Martha Knows Best (HGTV)

Property Brothers: Forever Home (HGTV)

Rock the Block (HGTV)

Selling Sunset (Netflix)

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST IN AN UNSCRIPTED SERIES

Top Chef (Bravo)

**RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Queer Eye (Netflix)

Crikey! It’s The Irwins (discovery+)

The Real World Homecoming: New York (Paramount+)

BEST SHOW HOST

RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Oprah Winfrey – The Oprah Conversation (Apple TV+)

Stanley Tucci –  Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)

Padma Lakshmi – Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu)

**John Oliver – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

MALE STAR OF THE YEAR

Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Stanley Tucci – Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)

Guy Fieri – Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network)

**Phil Rosenthal – Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)

FEMALE STAR OF THE YEAR

Nicole Byer – Nailed It! (Netflix)

**Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)

Michelle Visage – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Padma Lakshmi – Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu)

Samantha Bee – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION PROGRAMMING BY A NETWORK OR STREAMING PLATFORM 

Discovery+ 

Disney+ 

**HBO Max 

Hulu 

National Geographic

Netflix 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION PRODUCTION 

The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) 

Jigsaw Productions 

Renegade 83 

**Sharp Entertainment 

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What have you been watching? Including Lupin – part two and Loki

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TMINE has been busy/stuck under something heavy for the past few weeks, which means it’s hideously behind on its viewing. A whole bunch of new shows arrived last week, and I’ve not had a chance to watch any of them: Republic of Sarah (US: The CW), Whitstable Pearl (US: Acorn), Kevin Can F**k Himself (US: AMC), The Unusual Suspects (Australia: SBS) are all looking at me, shiftily, waiting for me to grace them with my attention. I’ve not even caught the first episode of the new season of Evil (US: CBS).

But that’s okay. I’m going to put the effort in this week. And I really, really, really hope to review them as well. Ooh.

Instead, my viewing has mainly consisted of Mythic Quest (Apple TV+), La Haine (1995), Fleabag, Superman & Lois (US: The CW), Loki (Disney+) and the whole of part two of Lupin (Netflix) – I could actually review a whole boxset on a Monday like I used to! If I had the time. Sorry. Things will settle down again soon, I promise.

Mythic Quest has been pretty decent, but none of the subsequent episodes have quite lived up to the delights of the 70s flashback episode, even the two-hander between William Hurt and F Murray Abraham a couple of weeks ago (although that was pretty great).

Superman & Lois, meanwhile, has been nothing but magnificent. I am now going to officially declare this the best superhero show I’ve ever watched (although there are some very close runners-up to that title, to be fair). Everything is just so well done and it’s great that they can really mess around with the Superman mythos as much as they like since it’s so far along in the character’s story now.

Loki is the latest spin-off Disney+ Marvel spin-off from the MCU, explaining what happened to Loki after Avengers: Endgame when he gets hold of the Tesseract thanks to some bad time travelling cock-ups by the Avengers. He’s soon intercepted by an agency dedicated to keeping the timelines intact who want to recruit him to stop… him. Yes, another Loki is going around messing with the the timelines.

If I hadn’t already seen Legion (US: FX), I’d probably be blown away by Loki since it is visually magnificent in more or less the exact same way Legion was. The visuals – and the timey-wimey plot, particularly the arrival of (spoiler) [spoiler]Lady Loki or is it the Enchantress?[/spoiler] in episode two – are what make the show, since it’s really quite a talky affair that largely relies on Tom Hiddleston’s massive charisma to get by otherwise. It could do with more than that, for sure, but that’s enough to keep me going and I’ll happily watch the rest of it, since it’s certainly better than Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

La Haine (1995) wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. A French classic set on a Paris banlieue, where a few youthful inhabitants get hold of a policeman’s gun after it’s dropped in a riot and events unfold from there. But despite that premise and the film’s name (‘The Hate’), it’s actually a pretty funny, hopeful affair about people finding a way through life, even in a crappy environment like a banlieue, while it simultaneously dissects racism, police brutality and more. Equally, it’s amazing to see the likes of Vincent Cassel and Saïd Taghmaoui back when they were young unknowns.

That’s on the BFI Player, at least, and probably elsewhere, too.

Fleabag, which is currently on Amazon Prime, as part of a National Theatre collection of plays – the National Theatre now has its own app, BTW – is a pretty dark affair. The source of the TV show, it’s a really interesting, not especially funny look at lack of intimacy leads to lack of self-worth and ultimately self-destruction, particularly for women.

The second set of episodes of the first season of Lupin were solidly decent. After a slightly shaky start, the show started to pick up again reverting to our gentleman thief doing more hijinks and capers in a very well executed way. There are some very clever reveals, too, and I did enjoy the various references to Lupin stories – and the fact that copyright being laxer then, Lupid could meet Sherlock Holmes…

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Darren Star honoured at Monte-Carlo Television Festival

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US TV writer / producer Darren Star has received an honorary Golden Nymph during the opening ceremony of the 60th Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

Star’s credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Sex & the City, Younger, Emily in Paris, received the award from Prince Albert II (pictured second from left).

Prince Albert II of Monaco declared, “The Honorary Golden Nymph is awarded to an extraordinary creative professional for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment and television industry whose work is recognised worldwide.”

Star (pictured second from right) said, “When I was starting out as a young screenwriter and waiting tables hoping for a break, you have to go on blind faith and a lot perseverance, to perhaps a diluted belief, that against the odds, you will elbow your way from the studio door. I dreamed it, but I never imagined naturally it would bring me here tonight.”

His next show for Netflix is Uncoupled, with Jeffrey Richman (Modern Family), about a newly single gay man who has to navigate the dating scene as a man in his 40s after his husband of 17 years walks out on him.

“It’s about a couple that happens to be gay, but that’s really about the universality of relationships, and I think it will hopefully be a very modern, relatable series,” he said.

Season two of Emily in Paris is currently in production, and shot partly in the French Riviera, in Saint-Tropez. Star said he has some ideas for a third season, but it has not yet been ordered by Netflix.

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival concludes this week with the Golden Nymph Awards.

 

Source: Variety

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Airdate: Sophie: A Murder in West Cork

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True crime docu-series Sophie: A Murder in West Cork, centres around a 1996 murdered in Ireland, which sparked a community’s obsession and a family’s fight for justice.

This screens next week on Netflix.

This three-part series examines one of Ireland’s most famous murder cases, the death of French producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier in the town of Schull, West Cork in 1996. The brutal murder, which shocked the country, triggered one of the biggest murder investigations Ireland had ever seen and became a national obsession. The documentary will chart the circumstances of her death, unravelling the extraordinary story from its beginning, 24 years ago to the present day. With exclusive access to Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s family, the series will bring together, for the first time, the views of her family with Ian Bailey, the man at the centre of the investigation.

Wednesday June 30 on Netflix.

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Don’t Feed The Trolls | Stop Cyberbullying Day | Trollhunters Rise Of The Titans | Netflix

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Arcadia may look like an ordinary town but it lies at the center of magical and mystical lines that makes it a nexus for many battles among otherworldly creatures including trolls, aliens and wizards.Now the heroes from the hit series Trollhunters,3Below and Wizards, team-up in
their most epic adventure yet where they must fight the Arcane Order for control over the magic that binds them all.Trollhunters Rise Of The Titans is on Netflix July 21st.

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Heroes from “Trollhunters,” “3Below” and “Wizards” join forces to fight a shadowy enemy threatening to take over their worlds — and reset Earth itself.

The 10 Best Fights of Castlevania | Netflix

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With Castlevania Season 4 available on Netflix, we look back at the 10 best Castlevania fights from all your favorite characters: Alucard, Sypha, Isaac and of course that amazing Trevor death fight. All four seasons of the Castlevania Netflix series are currently available to stream worldwide.

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Dracula’s influence looms large as Belmont and Sypha investigate plans to resurrect the notorious vampire. Alucard struggles to embrace his humanity.

Returning: Never Have I Ever

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Season 2 of coming-of-age comedy-drama Never Have I Ever screens on Netflix in mid July.

In Season 2 of the coming-of-age comedy Never Have I Ever, Indian American teenager Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) continues to deal with the everyday pressures of high school and drama at home, while also navigating new romantic relationships. Never Have I Ever is created by executive producer Mindy Kaling, with Lang Fisher serving as co-creator, executive producer, showrunner and writer. The Universal Television project is also executive produced by 3 Arts Entertainment’s Howard Klein and David Miner.

Thursday July 15 on Netflix.

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Never Have I Ever Season 2 Trailer: Will Devi Choose Ben or Paxton?

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The premiere of Never Have I Ever Season 2 is in sight, and Devi has a big decision to make.

She wants to pick between either Ben or Paxton in order to have at least one romance before high school comes to an end, but she might just pick the two of them.

Yes, really.

In one comical scene from the new trailer, the teenager gets a brainwave while speaking to Eleanor and Fabiola.

“So you’re saying I should just have two boyfriends,” Devi wonders.

“Definitely not!” Fabiola retorts, but Devi has that look as though she’s going to do it anyway.

But everything does not go smoothly for Devi, especially when a new schoolgirl called Aneesa arrives at the school.

Devi feels like this will complicate her love life.

We also get a comical scene courtesy of Devi’s mon when she catches her daughter making out with Paxton in his car.

In Season 2 of the coming-of-age comedy Never Have I Ever, Indian American teenager Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) continues to deal with the everyday pressures of high school and drama at home while also navigating new romantic relationships, according to the streamer.

The cast includes Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Devi), Ramona Young (Eleanor), Lee Rodriguez (Fabiola), Poorna Jagannathan (Nalini), Richa Moorjani (Kamala), Jaren Lewison (Ben), Darren Barnet (Paxton), and Megan Suri (Aneesa).

Netflix also announced that Common has joined the cast as a recurring guest star in the role of Dr. Chris Jackson.

Chris is described as “a suave and debonair dermatologist who works in Nalini’s (Poorna Jagannathan) building. His high-end practice and celebrity clients are impressive to everyone — except Nalini.”

10 new episodes have been ordered, and they will each span 30 minutes.  

Check out the hilarious trailer for Never Have I Ever Season 2 below.

You know you want to!

Will you watch the new season?

Hit the comments below.

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Grand Army Canceled at Netflix

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Netflix has swung the axe on another TV series.

The streamer on Thursday officially canceled Grand Army after a single season, almost nine months after its launch on the service.

The series “tunnels into a generation that’s raging and rising. Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn take on our chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, wild out, break free and seize the future,” according to Netflix.

9 episodes comprised the first season, with So Yong Kim, Darnell Martin, Tina Mabry, Silas Howard, and Clement Virgo on board to bring the project to life.

Executive Producers include Katie Cappiello, Josh Donen, Nicolette Donen, Elizabeth Kling, Beau Willimon, and Jordan Tappis.

The expansive cast includes Odessa A’zion as Joey Del Marco, Odley Jean as Dominique (Dom) Pierre, Maliq Johnson as Jayson Jackson, Amalia Yoo as Leila Kwan Zimmer, Amir Bageria as Siddhartha (Sid) Pakam, Alphonso Jones as John Ellis, Brittany Adebumola as Tamika Jones, Crystal Nelson as Tor Sampson, and Naiya Ortiz as Sonya Cruz.

Also starring is Brian Altemus as Luke Friedman, Thelonius “Monk” Serrel Freed as Tim Delaney, Anthony Ippolito as George Wright, Jaden Jordan as Owen Williams, Ashley Ganger as Meera Pakam, Sydney Meyer as Anna Delany, Marcela Avelina, and Flora Mejia, August Rosenstein as Victor Borin.

The cast is rounded out by David Iacono as Bo Orlov, Lola Blackman as Rachel Finer, and Keara Graves as Grace.

Given that its been nine months since the series premiere, a cancellation was inevitable.

Netflix typically makes renewal and cancellation decisions just weeks after shows launch, with Jupiter’s Legacy recent being canceled after less than a month.

That show is getting a spinoff in a weird twist of fate, but Grand Army will not be coming back in any capacity.

Your thoughts on the cancellation?

Did you expect it after such a long hiatus?

Hit the comments below.

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Murder by the coast | Official Trailer | Netflix

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In 1999, teen Rocío Wanninkhof is murdered. Her mother’s ex-partner, Dolores Vázquez, is suspected. Did she do it? A second victim reveals the truth.

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Heist | Official Trailer | Netflix

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What would you risk for the score of a lifetime?

From Dirty Robber—the producers behind 2021’s Oscar-winning Best Short Film Two Distant Strangers—and Emmy nominated director Derek Doneen, comes a new Netflix documentary series chronicling three of the biggest heists in modern American history, as explained by the people who pulled them off.

A 21-year-old woman steals millions in Vegas casino cash. An aspiring father swipes a fortune from the Miami airport… and uses TV shows to learn how to get away with it. A Kentucky dad is accused of one of the biggest bourbon burglaries in history. Using dynamic reenactments, original interviews, and a fast-paced style that fits perfectly into the cinematic canon alongside films like Ocean’s Eleven and Catch Me If You Can, directors Derek Doneen (The Price of Free), Martin Desmond Roe (Two Distant Strangers), and Nick Frew (We Are the Champions) each take the helm of a single heist, told over two episodes.

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Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 208 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Heist | Official Trailer | Netflix
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Millions in stolen cash. Missing luxury bourbon. Watch ordinary people almost get away with these extraordinary heists in this true crime series.

Never Have I Ever Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

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One nerd. Two boyfriends. It’s about to get messy. Never Have I Ever returns for season two, July 15 on Netflix.

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Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 208 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Never Have I Ever Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix
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A new love life, a new classmate and new reasons to bicker with mom give Devi plenty more ways to make courageous moves… and questionable decisions.

Never Have I Ever | Trailer Special Event | Netflix

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Special trailer even for Never Have I Ever!

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