Netflix instant replay

If the rewind button was never enough for you, here’s some potentially good news: Netflix is testing an instant replay feature. This feature, dubbed instant scene-replay, allows viewers to pause whatever they’re watching and replay a just-watched scene. The streaming service claims this is just a test, and there’s no guarantee they might roll the feature out to everyone some day. But it’s definitely something they’re considering, which asks a big question…why?

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Daredevil cancellation

The strange saga that is the Daredevil cancelation continues. A new report reveals that Daredevil was canceled despite being the fourth-biggest show on Netflix. And still another report claims that it wasn’t Netflix who pulled the plug on the superhero series – it was Marvel themselves. Just what in the name of Hell’s Kitchen is going on here?

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daredevil cancelled

The Marvel Netflix characters may have survived Thanos’ snap, but their days on the streaming service are all but over. Daredevil has been cancelled by Netflix after three seasons, making it the latest Marvel Netflix show to get the boot. Over the last few months, Netflix has pulled the plug on Iron Fist and Luke Cage, making Jessica Jones and The Punisher the only Marvel shows left. But Daredevil might return in another place, and another time. Like Disney’s streaming service Disney+, for instance.

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criminal tv series

Almost every police procedural show features scenes set in a dark and atmospheric interrogation room, where we watch a furious cop question a sweaty suspect. But Netflix plans to take things to the next level with Criminal, a new series set entirely in interrogation rooms. The show will tell 12 individual stories set in 4 different countries. One can only assume there will be a scene where a cop acts like a loose cannon while a perp yells about wanting a lawyer, because that’s how these things go.

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cowboy bebop live-action series

In their never-ending quest to smother us all in original series, Netflix has given a 10-episode order to a Cowboy Bebop live-action series, adapted from the much-loved Japanese anime series. The first episode will be written by Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok writer Christopher Yost, with Shinichiro Watanabe, director of the original anime, on board as a consultant.

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Roald Dahl Netflix

Netflix is getting into the Roald Dahl business with a plan to turn several of the beloved writer’s books into a slate of animated event series. Almost all the titles have already been adapted into films – including Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatilda, The BFG and more – but the streaming service plans to reimagine and extend the books into something new.

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netflix oscar race

Netflix wants in on the Oscar action, and some members of the Academy aren’t happy. According to a new report, Academy members are split down the middle regarding Netflix’s attempt to join the Oscar race by releasing several of their films in limited theatrical runs. One faction of Academy voters thinks the idea is intriguing, while another thinks Netflix is running a scam. More on the Netflix Oscar race below.

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sabrina lawsuit

Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has unleashed the fires of hell…through litigation. The Satanic Temple has filed a $50 million copyright lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Netflix, claiming the Baphomet statue spotted in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a rip-off of a statue the Temple had created themselves. No amount of magic, black or otherwise, is going to make this disappear, and the Sabrina lawsuit is moving forward…for now.

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netflix news

Nestled in the “Trailers and More” section on the Netflix page for Orson Welles’ long-awaited The Other Side of the Wind, is a 40-minute special feature that delves into the making of Welles’ lost, incomplete film. Titled A Final Cut for Orson: 40 Years in the Making, it’s an intriguing mini-documentary that could have earned a whole Netflix page of its own. But what’s most intriguing about this hidden featurette is its implications for Netflix’s non-existent stance on special features: could we start seeing more Netflix special features soon?

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Haunting of Hill House Hidden Ghosts

Mike Flanagan‘s wonderful Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House has plenty of ghosts front-and-center. But there are even more specters hidden in the background. Flanagan has confirmed that there are hidden ghosts in almost every single episode of the series, and now, a video put together by IMDb has managed to spot 43 of them. You could say these hiding ghosts were…busted. (I’m sorry). Watch the Haunting of Hill House hidden ghosts video below. If you have yet to see the show yet, beware of possible spoilers.

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