For decades, video game fans have been clamoring for some kind of big media translation of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda. We’ve dreamt of movies, TV shows and everything in between. The closest we’ve come is a brief animated series from the late ’80s. Now, those dreams may be about to come true on a bigger scale.
Netflix is reportedly out to writers for a live-action Legend of Zelda TV series. Nintendo is on board and working closely with Netflix but can ultimately scrap the idea if it doesn’t fit in with their vision of the series. Apparently, the streaming provider sees this as kind of a more family-oriented version of Game of Thrones. Read more about the potential Legend of Zelda TV series below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jessica Jones has a new bestie. Rachael Taylor has just boarded Netflix’s AKA Jessica Jones as Patricia “Trish” Walker. In the comics, Trish Walker takes on the superhero identity Hellcat. More on the AKA Jessica Jones Rachael Taylor casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Duplass brothers seem to be everywhere these days, from cable TV to the big screen, and now they’re going to be on Netflix, too. The streaming service has just struck a four-picture deal with the filmmaking duo.
Hilariously, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos says deals like this are “the reason we do things like the Adam Sandler deal.” Unlike the Sandler films, however, the Duplass projects will hit theaters first. More on the Netflix Duplass brothers deal after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
Love Netflix but suffer from unreliable Wi-Fi? You’re probably SOL. Netflix has said offline playback is “never going to happen,” leaving services like iTunes and Google Play to meet your no-stream needs.
Meanwhile, Netflix is branching out in other ways. The company recently struck a deal with Dish Network, its first with a major American pay-TV provider. More about the Netflix offline playback comments and the Netflix Dish partnership after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Our friends across the pond have been gushing about Black Mirror for ages, showering it with praise and rewarding it with BAFTA nominations and an International Emmy win. But it’s been much less popular in the U.S., mostly because it’s been really hard to watch here. Unless you’ve got a DirecTV subscription or a flagrant disregard for the law, American would-be fans have been SOL.
That is, until now. Netflix has just picked up the British show available for streaming — just in time to get you caught up for the upcoming Christmas special. So what’s Black Mirror about, exactly? Think of it as a modern, technophobic version of The Twilight Zone. Hit the jump for more details on the Black Mirror Netflix debut.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
In a very fortunate event, Netflix has picked up the rights to Lemony Snicket‘s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The streaming service plans to adapt the books, which center around three orphans put into the care of the villainous Count Olaf, as a live-action family series.
Previously, the novels were turned into a 2004 movie starring Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep. It grossed $209 million worldwide but that wasn’t enough to kickstart the franchise Paramount had hoped for, so now it’s trying again on TV. Hit the jump for more on the new Netflix Lemony Snicket show.
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Binge watching television is a relatively new practice. It really became a thing when full seasons of TV shows hit DVD and were traded between friends and family. It got even more popular when streaming services like Netflix and Hulu began featuring hit shows. Now fans could watch entire seasons, or even a full series of television without leaving their couch or buying discs. It was all at their fingertips.
Once Netflix started creating their own content, like House of Cards, some people blew threw the whole season in a day. Others took their time. Some wanted to discuss episodes others hadn’t seen yet and television became a game of avoiding spoilers. A whole new kind of entertainment was born: Netflix binge watching.
Throughout all this, Netflix seemed dead set on always uploading entire new full series at once. Now, with a new show, they’re bucking that trend for a very specific reason. Find out which new series is abandoning the binge watch style and why it’s not being uploaded all at once, below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
Netflix has a string of solid hits under its belt already, and now it’s going bigger than ever with its latest series Marco Polo. And we do mean big. The 10-episode first season reportedly cost $90 million to make, and looks it. The vistas are stunning, the design details are intricate, and the sex and violence appear to be copious.
Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy plays the famed explorer, who travels down the Silk Road from Italy to China in the 13th century. He finds himself in the court of Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong), where adventure and intrigue await. Watch the first Marco Polo trailer after the jump.
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Comedian Bill Burr has had an eclectic journey to stardom. He first came to our attention with a few roles on Chappelle’s Show. That brought more and more people to his comedy shows, one of which became a legendary viral video in which he eviscerated the people of Philadelphia. A few acting gigs here and there lead to a small but crucial role on Breaking Bad. Now, finally, he’s got his own show.
Netflix just greenlit a show created by Burr and Simpsons writer Michael Price called F is for Family. It’s a a half hour animated series with a star-studded cast, about growing up in the ’70s. Read more about the Bill Burr Netflix show below. Read More »