Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Netflix NEWS 08.01.17

Netflix NEWS
Updates on Netflix original content releasing this week and the announcements from last week.
Netflix Originals Releasing This Week

Maz Jobrani: Immigrant (August 1)

Netflix Comedy Special
Jobrani's family fled the Iranian Revolution and came to the U.S. in the '70s. He co-stars in the CBS comedy, Superior Donuts, and he also authored the best-selling book I'm Not A Terrorist; But I've Played One on TV.  He's appeared on The Colbert Report and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Watch the trailer

Surviving Escobar - Alias JJ Season 1 (August 1)

Netflix Colombian Series - 19 episodes
After the death of Pablo Escobar, a former MedellĂ­n Cartel leader who willingly turned himself in fights his way to the top of the prison underworld.

Icarus (August 4)
Netflix Documentary
Bryan Fogel's documentary uncovers the truth about doping in sports, delving into the scandal among Russian Olympians.
Fogel, an amateur bike racer decided to create a documentary about doping, by doing it himself. Using a Russian doctor, he uncovers a state sponsored Olympic doping program. 
Watch the trailer

Message from the King (August 4)

Netflix Distributed Movie
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans, Teresa Palmer, and Alfred Molina, a man from South Africa travels to Los Angeles to avenge his younger sister's death, infiltrating the low lifes and elites.
Watch the trailer 

Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 3 (August 4) - Available in the US, Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Netflix Kids Series
Five heroes and their flying robot lions unite to form the powerful Voltron and defend the universe.
In season 3, how can they defend the universe without Voltron? Without Shiro, the pilot for the black lion, and the ascension of the mysterious Prince Lotor, Zarkon's defeat comes at a price.
Season 3 teaser video

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later [Season 2] (August 4) 

Netflix Original Series - 8 episodes
The first season continued the movie. With the actors too old to reprise their roles, the series made a prequel to drive the joke home. The series strikes the right balance of absurdity and comedy.
Alyssa Milano will be a series regular.
Returning for season two are Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zak Orth, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Lake Bell, Michael Showalter, Christopher Meloni, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino and Josh Charles.
New cast members include Jai Courtney, Dax Shepard, Alyssa Milano​, and Adam Scott.
Read my Season 1 review
Watch the Ten Years Later trailer

Netflix Trailers
Message from the King trailer
The Incredible Jessica James trailer 
What Happened to Monday? trailer

Netflix Previews/Videos
Use a Netflix Gift Card to Prepay your Membership or Give to Someone
Daughters of Destiny - Preetha's Poem video 
Atypical featurette video 
A Little Help with Carol Burnett - New Series in 2018

Netflix Announcements
Castlevania Season 2Announced
Disenchantment Matt Groening Series coming in 2018 
The Angel spy thriller in 2018
Netflix is fully integrated in Israel 
Arrested Development Season 5 begins filming in August

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