Away Review

Opening like a video game (an aesthetic that remains throughout the film’s runtime), Away begins with a young boy – who shall remain our nameless protagonist throughout the film – who wakes up hanging from a parachute in the middle of a forest. We have no idea about his surroundings and neither does he. Before he can free himself and find his way out of this strange place, our hero must face a large behemoth of a monster that follows the kid wherever he goes. 

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • John Lithgow joins HBO’s Perry Mason reboot.
  • Watch a trailer for the new season of The Detour.
  • Annapurna will produce a series on the college admissions scandal.
  • Hilary Swank will head to space for the Netflix series Away.
  • She’s Gotta Have It season 2 releases its trailer.
  • Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will launch a 20-city tour.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will have its own Black Mirror-style interactive special.

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Netflix Announces Two New Shows as Peak TV Continues

New Netflix shows

In the latest step in Netflix’s plan for world domination (or at least their plan to dominate all of our free time), the streaming service has announced two new original TV series will be coming to the platform. One is called Away, a sci-fi romance set during a mission to Mars that’s being produced by War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves. And the other is a fantasy series called Kaos, which hails from the creator of The End of the F***ing World. Read more about both of the new Netflix shows below.
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