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In this edition of TV bits:

  • A trailer for Netflix’s true crime documentaries
  • Fox might cancel Lethal Weapon because of the behavior of the show’s star
  • A new Cobra Kai trailer
  • Friday Night Lights is now on Hulu
  • Lost in Space featurette focuses on the show’s robot
  • Sense8 sets a date for its finale
  • A24 will finance the series Moonbase 8, wfrom Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, Jonathan Krisel and John C. Reilly
  • Allison Janney and Jim Gaffigan join Troupe Zero
  • Kim Possible live-action movie casts its leads
  • The Path has been cancelled
  • A trailer for the new season of Animal Kingdom

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the rain trailer

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a new Netflix original series. The Rain is a new post-apocalyptic drama from the streaming service, set in a world where a rain-carried virus wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia. Watch the full The Rain trailer below.

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Netflix vertical movie previews

Netflix, wyd? The streaming service and constant content producer has decided to pound another nail into the coffin of cinema and start providing TV and movie previews in vertical orientation for mobile phones. More on the Netflix vertical movie previews below.

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lost in space featurette

Netflix’s hyper-stylized reboot of Lost In Space blasts off this week. Ahead of the streaming debut, a new Lost In Space featurette offers our best look at the new show yet. Watch the featurette below.

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jessica jones season 3

Raise a full glass of Scotch in celebration: Netflix has renewed Marvel’s Jessica Jones for a third season. Krysten Ritter will return as the hard-drinking, hard-punching superhero private eye. Now let’s just hope Netflix and Marvel work on their pacing problems.

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Everything Sucks cancelled

Everything Sucks and Mozart in the Jungle, two well-received shows that streamed on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, respectively, have been cancelled. Does this signify a shift in the streaming landscape?

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hilarity for charity trailer

Seth Rogen and his funny, famous friends got together for a good cause, and now Netflix is beaming it into your home. Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity combines stand-up, sketches and music with the hopes of raising awareness, inspiring change, and accelerating progress in Alzheimer’s care, research, and support. Watch the Hilarity for Charity trailer below.

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Troy Fall of a City trailer

The epic story of the Trojan War gets the Netflix treatment with Troy: Fall of a City. The new series takes a Game of Thrones-style approach to the saga, and throws in some murky cinematography for good measure. Watch the Troy Fall of a City trailer below.

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The Rain trailer

In Netflix’s new post-apocalyptic series The Rain, a virus carried by the rain has destroyed civilization as we know it. Now, a group of young survivors will band together and see how much longer they can last in this decimated new world. Watch The Rain trailer below.

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Spielberg Netflix

Steven Spielberg has some thoughts on Netflix movies, and they’re not exactly kind. Specifically, Mr. Spielberg feels that Netflix (and movies for streaming services in general) shouldn’t qualify for Academy Awards. In his eyes, movies made for Netflix should qualify as “TV movies.”

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