Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Netflix NEWS 01.16.2018

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

Katt Williams: Great America (January 16)

Netflix Comedy Special
An American stand-up comedian, actor, rapper, singer, and voice artist, he's appeared in television, movies, and a video game. He's widely recognized for his character in the movie Friday After Next as Money Mike. He retired from standup for three days in 2012. He's been arrested multiple times.
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Arango y Sanint: Ríase El Show (January 17)
Netflix Spanish Language Comedy Special
After eighteen years of laughs, this pair of comedians, with the same spark, more experience, and less hair, will have their stand up comedy on a streaming platform.

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (January 17)

Netflix Animated Japanese Language Movie
The first of a trilogy plans to re-imagine the iconic Godzilla. Working with the studio Polygon Pictures, who has animated other Netflix distributed content like Knights of Sidonia and BLAME!, this will be the first high quality animated Godzilla.
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Wartime [Tiempos de guerra] Season 1  (January 18)

Netflix Distributed Spanish Language Series
Set in July 22, 1921, the Battle of Annual (Morocco) is one of the most serious military defeats of the Spanish army. With so many soldiers convalescing the hospitals can not cope and the Queen decides to intervene. A group of nurses led by Carmen de Angoloti (the Duchess of Victoria), depart from the capital. Her destination: the front. Her mission: to save lives. They are young ladies of the aristocracy, ladies who leave a life of luxury to fulfill their duty... all except one, Julia.

Harith Iskander: I Told You So (January 19)

Netflix Malyasia Language Comedy Special
Considered to be "the Godfather of Stand-Up Comedy" in Malaysia, Harith Iskander has won the Asia's Best Stand-Up Comedian Award 2014. He won the Funniest Person in the World competition in December 2016
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Drug Lords Season 1 (January 19)Netflix Distributed Series
The plot may be, a ground-breaking true crime series, with unprecedented access to confidential police files, which takes you inside the secret world of the NSW Police drug squad as they bring down Australia's biggest drug lords. 

Grace and Frankie Season 4 (January 19)
Netflix Original Series - 13 episodes
Grace and Frankie become friends when they discover their husbands aren't just business partners, they're romantically involved.
Lisa Kudrow joins season 4 in a guest-starring role as Sheree, Grace's longtime manicurist whose new friendship with Grace irks Frankie.
Read my Season 3 review - Skip it
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Step Sisters (January 19)

Netflix Distributed Movie
This sorority comedy is directed by Charles Stone III and written by Chuck Hayward (Dear White People).
Megalyn Echikunwoke stars as Jamilah Bisho, an ultra-ambitious Theta sister headed to Harvard Law. She must cross cultural lines and teach a wild, party-obsessed white sorority the percussive dance, stepping. Lyndon Smith, Eden Sher, Alessandra Torresani, Richardson Brand, Matt McGory and Naturi Naughton co-star.
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The Open House (January 19)

Netflix Distributed Movie
A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.
Written and directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote, Dylan Minnette from 13 Reasons Why and Piercey Dalton star.
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Trolls: The Beat Goes On Season 1 (January 19)

Netflix Animated Series
The upbeat adventures of Trolls Poppy, Branch, and all of Troll Village keep the party going in their fantastical forest home.
Amanda Leighton and Skylar Astin will voice Poppy and Branch. This is based on the 2016 movie Trolls starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake.
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Netflix Trailers
Dirty Money trailer
Altered Carbon trailer
Todd Glass: Act Happy trailer
Seeing Allred trailer

Netflix Previews & Videos
The End of the F****** World Properly Beautiful video
The Crown Margaret and Tony's Love Story video
The Crown The Suez Crisis video
Disjointed Teaser - 420 Musical Singalong video 
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman - President Obama clip 
Altered Carbon trailer teaser video 
Star Trek: Discovery - Into the Mirror Universe video (Not Available in U.S.)
Black Mirror Season 4 featurette video
Disjointed - Gridiron Cannabis PSA video 
Black Mirror Featurette - Black Museum video
Black Mirror Featurette - Hang the DJ video

Netflix News & Announcements
Netflix Picks Up Supernatural Drama Chambers
Mute to Debut in February
Blockbuster to Debut January 24
Netflix Accused of Glamorizing Sex Trafficking in Italian Series Baby
Nancy Travis Cast in The Kominsky Method Series with Michael Douglas & Alan Arkin 
Lady Dynamite Ends 
American Vandal Creators Talk True Crime & Going Beyond the Easy Joke

Hype List
Altered Carbon Season 1 (February 2)
Black Mirror Season 5 (2019, projected)
Disenchantment Season 1 (2018)
Dark Season 2 (2018, projected)
Stranger Things Season 3 (2018, projected)
The Witcher Season 1 (TBA)
Ratched Season 1 (2019)
Mindhunter Season 2 (2018)
Arrested Development Season 5 (2018)
The Umbrella Academy Season 1 (2018)

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