Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Netflix NEWS 03.13.2018

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

Annihilation (March 12) - Excludes U.S.

Netflix Distributed Movie
The film stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac, and follows a group of military scientists who enter "The Shimmer," a mysterious quarantined zone that is full of mutating landscapes and creatures. It's from Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later).
It releases in U.S. theaters on February 23, before international release via Netflix.

Children of the Whales Season 1 (March 13)

Netflix Distributed Japanese Language Series
This anime is set on a ship that floats in an endless ocean of sand. As a magic wielder, young archivist Chakuro knows his time is short, but everything changes when a girl from the outside appears on his island.
Watch the trailer 

Ricky Gervais: Humanity (March 13)

Netflix Comedy Special
This is the first of two comedy specials. Ricky Gervais is an English comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, singer, and musician. He achieved mainstream fame with his BBC television series The Office.
Watch the trailer

Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout (March 13)

Netflix Kids Movie - Interactive Adventure
Teen Jake Armstrong and his two pals are exposed to dangerous chemicals that give them the ability to stretch their bodies. They begin fighting crime.
With branching story lines and various choices, children get to participate in the show as it unfolds. Children make a choice with a remote, controller, or touch screen. If a choice isn't made, the show will continue after fifteen seconds.

Terrace House: Opening New Doors Part 1 (March 13) 

Netflix Japanese language Exclusive Series with Fuji Television/Japan - 8 episodes
Moving from Hawaii to a Karuizawaw, Japan resort this unscripted reality series premieres in Japan on December 19 with bi-weekly episodes. Part 1 launches globally in 2018. Terrace House: Opening New Doors follows Boys and Girls in the City and Alopha State, documenting the daily lives of six men and women living together in a shared house. There series was announced on November 1.

Tabula Rasa Season 1 (March 15)

Netflix Distributed Flemish Language Series
A young woman with amnesia becomes a key figure in a disappearance case.

BENJI (March 16)

Netflix Original Movie
Everyone's favorite canine hero Benji proves to the world that with love and determination in his heart, no obstacle is too big. Bad guys don't stand a chance.
Teaser video 
Watch the trailer 

Edha Season 1 (March 16)

Netflix Original Series - 13 episodes
In Netflix's first Argentinian series, Edha is a successful fashion designer in Buenos Aires and single mother who has to make a life altering decision when she meets an immigrant model who becomes her muse and happens to be out for revenge.
 Date Announcement video 

On My Block Season 1 (March 16)

Netflix Original Series - 10 episodes
A coming-of-age comedy about bright and street-savvy friends braving their way through the triumph, defeats, and the newness of high-school in the inner city. Co-creators are Eddie Gonzalez, Jeremy Halt, and Lauren Iungerich who created the MTV series Awkward.
The series stars Diego Tinoco as Cesar Diaz, Jason Genoa as Ruby Martinez, Jessica Marie Garcia as Jasmin, Sierra Capri as Monse Finnie, and Brett Gray as Jamal Turner.
Watch the trailer 

Spirit Riding Free Season 4 (March 16) - Available in the United States, Canada, Latin America, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Nordics, Benelux, France
Netflix Kids Series
Based on the animated film, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Spirit befriends a little girl named Lucky, transplanted from the city.  Lucky navigates this new world with her two new best friends, Pru and Abigail by her side. The trio embark on thrilling adventures, find genuine friendship, and discover what it means to be free!

Take Your Pills (March 16)

Netflix Distributed Documentary
The use of prescription stimulants like Adderall as performance enhancing drugs is on the rise. What's driving this trend?
Watch the trailer

Wild Wild Country Season 1 (March 16)

Netflix Distributed Documentary Series
When a controversial cult leader builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal in this true story. The series premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Watch the trailer 

Netflix Trailers
Lost in Space Season 1 trailer - April 13
A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 trailer - March 30
Take Your Pills trailer - March 16
Game Over, Man! trailer - March 23
Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 trailer - March 23
First Match trailer - March 30
Requiem Season 1 trailer - March 23
Alexa & Katie Season 1 trailer - March 23

Netflix Previews & Videos
Luke Cage Season 2 Date Announcement video
The Joel McHale Show - Billy Eichner Frightened for Joel's Life 
Rostered On Coming April 4 
Everything Sucks! - LGBT Representation in 1996 vs Now 
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction - Malala Yousafzai on Women's Equality video 
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction - Malala Yousafzai on Empowering Local Leaders  
Nailed It - Princess Cake Gone Wrong video 
The Rachel Divide teaser - April 27
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter teaser - July 6
The Joel McHale Show - Moan Kissing Montage video 
Benji - L.A. premiere video

Netflix News & Announcements
Netflix's Third Columbian Series Distrito Salvaje Announced
Netflix Announced First Polish Series, 1983, is in Production and Coming in 2018 
First Turkish Series Begins Production 
Ray Romano Getting Comedy Special 
Yoo Byungjae Comedy Special Announcement 
Naudet Brothers Paris Bombing Documentary Announcement 
Netflix Acquires Noomi Rapace Action Thriller Close
Netflix's Secrets to Success: Six Cell Towers, Dubbing and More
Netflix In Talks with the Obamas to Produce TV Shows
Deadpool Creator Rob Liefeld Takes His Extreme Universe To Netflix
Norm MacDonald Lands Netflix Talk Show
New Fuller House Show Runners Announced 
Netflix Acquires The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Movie
YouTube Phenomenon KondZilla Making Netflix Series Sintonia
Bronson Pinchot Joins Sabrina Series
Take Your Pills Producer on Prescription Stimulant Abuse
Dan Gilroy - Jake Gyllenhaal Project Confirms Cast 
Hugh Laurie in Talks for Prince Philip in The Crown

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

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