Movie musical impresario Baz Luhrmann is deep into the 1970s Bronx—that era and place in which city blight and rampant poverty led young people to get beyond creative, inventing hip-hop, punk, salsa and disco—and finally, his Netflix show about it will debut August 12.
On its surface, Netflix’s new ‘80s-inspired series Stranger Films is an homage to the kid-posse films of that era: it opens with four boys, around 11 or 12, playing a very heated and rambunctious Dungeons & Dragons campaign at the moment of a crucial showdown, a foreshadowing of what’s to come.
You’ll have to wait until August 12 to see Baz Luhrmann’s ‘70s hip-hop drama The Get Down, but in the meantime, this dazzling trailer will whet your appetite.
In its infancy, Orange Is the New Black was the story of Piper Chapman, a narcissistic white woman thrown into a prison complex that seemingly erased privilege. It didn’t take long for the series to reveal itself as less about the chronicles of Piper—the show’s obnoxious nucleus—and more as a tragic saga about the…
One of the latest Marvel casting rumors making the rounds is that Michael Barbieri’s Spider-Man: Homecoming character is based on Ganke Lee, who, in the comics, is the best friend of Miles Morales. Not regular Spider-Man, better known as Peter Parker. In the comics, Ganke Lee is a pudgy Korean-American who looks like…
Here is a bad idea: to celebrate the return of Orange Is the New Black, a restaurant in Singapore, in an apparent partnership with Netflix, is doing a pop-up “prison dining experience.” That means “home-cooked prison grub” served in a jail-like cafeteria setting. Piper Kerman, who wrote the book the show is based on…
Netflix describes its new series as “a love letter to the supernatural classics of the ‘80s,” and it’s certainly got that feeling all the way down to the Wes Craven-style font and Alan Howarth-worthy score. Premiering July 15, Stranger Things is the tale of a small-town boy who disappears without a trace, which the…
Former resident of Alderson Federal Prison and Facebook Live master Martha Stewart was a guest on Wednesday’s episode of Chelsea Handler’s talk show Chelsea, and one of the topics the two women discuss (behind a coffee table inexplicably covered in apples) is another Netflix property, Orange Is the New Black.
Variety has done the stats on the new scripted TV shows signed to the Fall 2016-2017 season at ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and the CW, and the landscape is looking all too familiar: 90% white, and 80% male. The publication writes:
Netflix has finally released some data about how much its members binge on certain programs.
As previously reported, Netflix is turning Nasty Gal founder and former CEO Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography #Girlboss into a 13-episode comedy series, one that will likely not dwell on the layoffs and reported dysfunction—including the alleged firing of several pregnant employees—faced by the company in recent years.
Truly a great week for fans of soothing streaming TV options. Not only will Julie Andrews be doing a show about the performing arts with puppets, but Netflix has also added Beauty is Everywhere, one of the shows by beloved, gentle-voiced, slightly nap-inducing painting teacher Bob Ross.
In an absolutely perfect fit, Julie Andrews will team up with the Jim Henson Company for a new show teaching kids about the performing arts. This is great news for babies, and also for adults who frequently find themselves hungover and looking for some soothing TV.
Netflix reportedly paid Chelsea Handler $10 million for a number of projects, including the successful docu-series Chelsea Does, and the more weakly received talk show Chelsea. Now, nine episodes into the show’s run, showrunner and executive producer Bill Wolff is leaving.
As of September, a deal Netflix cut with Disney back in 2012 takes effect, meaning the service gets the latest movies from not just Walt Disney Animation, but Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm too.
Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series Master of None managed to pull off what Hollywood considers a miraculous task: a successful show featuring a cast and crew that reflects the real world. Aziz used his Peabody Awards speech on Saturday to take a few shots at the establishment on the issue of diversity.
Chelsea Handler has “reinvented” the talk show format: her new Netflix show streams at midnight on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and, if you crave dependability, her small tweaks to the format will be quite jarring. Some of her formats—eating dinner at her home with the cast of Captain America, for instance—you saw…
Season 3 of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black ended with the arrival of hundreds of new inmates as Litchfield took on private investors to stay afloat. The transition—according to the Season 4 trailer—will not be easy.