Mark Millar Netflix

Netflix purchased comic book writer Mark Millar‘s Millarworld company last year, and they’ve already teamed up to release the streaming service’s first comic book, The Magic Order. But Netflix didn’t buy Millar’s company solely to make comic books: they’re in it for that sweet, sweet intellectual property.

The first batch of Millarworld movies and TV shows was announced this morning, and they include movie adaptations of Empress, Huck, and Sharkey the Bounty Hunter and TV series based on American Jesus and Jupiter’s Legacy. Read more about each of these new Mark Millar Netflix projects below.
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Stranger Things 3 Teaser

If there’s one thing that best defines the 1980s, it’s the shopping mall. All the hip, cool kids spent their time aimlessly wandering around the consumer space, rarely spending money. Famed pop star Robin Sparkles even created an entire song about going to the mall (today). So there’s no better addition to the Stranger Things setting of Hawkins, Indiana in 1985 than their own shopping mall.

A new Stranger Things 3 teaser video acts as a vintage commercial for the new Starcourt Mall that will bring Hawkins, Indiana into the future. It’s safe to say that this setting will prove to be a popular new destination for the kids of the small Midwest town, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some kind of monster ended up there too. Read More »

the crown season 3 first look

Netflix’s regal series The Crown is shaking things up for season 3. Rather than apply make-up to the original cast to make them appear older during the passage of time, everyone has been recast, including lead Claire FoyBroadchurch actress Olivia Coleman now steps into the role of Queen Elizabeth II, and you can see the first look of her in character below.

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The Package trailer

When I walked out of Universal’s teen comedy Blockers earlier this year, it seemed clear that actress Geraldine Viswanathan had a bright future. She was one of the funniest performers in a film full of funny people, so I’m glad to already see her popping up in another movie in 2018.

This one is called The Package, a Netflix teen comedy about a group of friends who go camping in the woods during spring break. But they soon realize that they need to save their idiot friend, who has accidentally cut off his own dick. Yep, all of a sudden that title makes sense. Watch The Package trailer below. Read More »

casting bits

A whole bunch of casting news happened this week, and we went ahead and rounded it all up for you in one spot. You’re welcome! In this edition of Casting Bits:

  • Ben Affleck and more join Anne Hathaway in Dee Rees new movie The Last Thing He Wanted.
  • Julianne Moore will co-star with Amy Adams in The Woman in the Window.
  • Ralph Fiennes will star in Terry Gilliam‘s Mr. Vertigo.
  • Rosario Dawson takes the lead in USA Network pilot Briarpatch.
  • Michael C. Hall, Cleopatra Coleman, and Bokeem Woodbine will appear in the Netflix drama In The Shadow of the Moon.
  • Quentin Tarantino has added even more people to his never-ending Once Upon a Time in Hollywood cast.

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the dragon prince

Avatar: The Last Airbender was one of the greatest animated series of all time, if not the greatest. So it’s always an exciting prospect when one of the talented writers behind that beloved Nickelodeon show is working on something new. Because you know it will be something fantastic.

Which makes a team-up between Netflix and Avatar: The Last Airbender head writer Aaron Ehasz sound doubly fantastic. The streaming service has announced that it will release an all-new animated series called The Dragon Prince, a fantasy series co-created by Ehasz and Uncharted game director Justin Richmond.

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sierra burgess is a loser trailer

Looks like Barb finally got her justice.

After stealing the show in Stranger Things season 1 and becoming a bonafide meme soon after, Shannon Purser is finally stepping into a lead role in Netflix’s latest romantic-comedy film, Sierra Burgess is a Loser. And like the rest of the streaming giant’s pleasantly surprising slate of hip teen and young adult rom-coms, this movie looks charming as hell.

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Michael Peña in Extinction Trailer

Right now, you can catch Michael Peña stealing scenes in the Marvel Studios sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. But later this month, he’ll be taking the lead in a sci-fi thriller over at Netflix.

Extinction follows Michael Peña as a husband and father who finds his sleep interrupted by visions of a deadly alien invasion. At first, they’re nothing more than bad dreams, but when a real attack by alien invaders begins, he realizes that everything he has seen is a future he had not yet lived, making him the key to his family’s survival. Watch the Extinction trailer below. Read More »

house of leaves

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • You can now read Mark Z. Danielewski‘s pilot script for a House of Leaves TV show.
  • Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five adds new cast members.
  • Adam Devine joins Danny McBride‘s new HBO show.
  • Ron Howard‘s pilot 68 Whiskey has been ordered by Paramount Network.
  • Julie Ann Emery joins George Clooney‘s Catch-22 adaptation.
  • Archie Comics planning new animated and live-action series.
  • The Deuce season 2 sets a premiere date.

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insatiable teaser

Debby Ryan is shedding her Disney image to become Insatiable. The former Jessie star heads to Netflix for the twisted revenge comedy from the producer of Dexter. Created by Dexter co-executive producer Lauren GussisInsatiable is a beauty pageant revenge series that promises a “coming of rage story” that will have you craving more.

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