With Disney+ and Apple TV+ coming soon, Netflix is ramping up their release schedule of upcoming shows. Check out what returning favorites will be having their final season, along with the new shows and movies you’ll be seeing soon.
We Are Not In Hawkins Anymore.
I can’t wait to see what this means for one of my favorite shows. Netflix Just recently announced it has renewed the worldwide hit series for a fourth season and signed series creators and showrunners The Duffer Brothers to a multi-year film and series overall deal.
“The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix. “We can’t wait to see what The Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix. Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show — and forever changed our lives. From our first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire team at Netflix has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance, and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can’t wait to tell many more stories together — beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins!”
Stranger Things 4 announcement video.
More Danger Ahead!
At New York Comic Con, the cast of Lost in Space revealed that the epic family adventure series will return for a second season on December 24, along with the first teaser for the new season. Season 2 was filmed in Iceland & Vancouver and consists of 10 hour-long episodes.
In addition, JJ Feild (Turn, Turn Up Charlie) has joined the cast in the recurring guest role of Ben Adler, chief of advanced systems and artificial intelligence. He’s Maureen’s academic contemporary but with what he’s experienced — bears more in common with her son, Will Robinson.
There’s more danger — and adventure — ahead for the Robinson family! With the Jupiter 2 stranded on a mysterious ocean planet without their beloved Robot, the Robinsons must work together, alongside the mischievous and manipulative Dr. Smith and the always charming Don West, to make it back to the Resolute and reunite with the other colonists. But they quickly find all is not as it seems. A series of incredible new threats and unexpected discoveries emerge as they look for the key to finding Robot and safe passage to Alpha Centauri. They will stop at nothing to keep their family safe… survival is a Robinson specialty after all.
Lost in Space stars Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Maxwell Jenkins, Mina Sundwall, Taylor Russell, Ignacio Serricchio and Parker Posey. Zack Estrin (showrunner), Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless serve as executive producers.
Lost In Space – Season 2 first look trailer.
Ending On A High Note.
The hit comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will return for a 7th and final season. The seventh and final season of Grace and Frankie will premiere in January 2020 with 16 episodes. This will make Grace and Frankie the longest-running Netflix original series ever, with 94 episodes.
Fonda and Tomlin commented: “We are both delighted and heartbroken that ‘Grace & Frankie’ will be back for its seventh, though final, season. We’re so grateful that our show has been able to deal with issues that have really connected to our grand generation. And their kids, and amazingly, their kids as well! We’ll miss these two old gals, Grace and Frankie, as much as many of their fans will, but we’ll still be around. We’ve outlasted so many things—just hope we don’t outlast the planet.”
Originally premiered in 2015, Grace and Frankie stars Jane Fonda (“Grace”) and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) as two women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, Grace and Frankie form an unlikely and unbreakable bond and face their uncertain futures head-on, hand-in-hand. Together with their ex-husbands and children, they discover the true definition of “family,” with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.
Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker, Baron Vaughn, and Ethan Embry, who will all reprise their roles in the seventh and final season.
This was probably one of my favorite comedy shows on Netflix and it’ll be sad to see it end. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are perfect in this show.
Time For The Final Match.
Inspired by a short-lived 80s wrestling show, GLOW will return for a fourth and final season on October 11.
GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.
Having grown up during the 80’s, I remember watching the original GLOW, which made me enjoy watching this show and miss the 80’s. Even seen some of the original GLOW wrestlers at some of the different Cons, most recently at Nostalgiacon.
Releases Globally on Netflix on October 11.
Horsin’ Around One Last Time.
BoJack Horseman returns for a Final Two-Part Season:
Part 1 – October 25, 2019
Part 2 – January 31, 2020
BoJack Horseman was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series is executive produced by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright. Will Arnett (Flaked, Arrested Development) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) also serve as executive producers. BoJack was designed by graphic artist Lisa Hanawalt and animated by LA-based ShadowMachine. The show is a Tornante Production, brought to life by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company.
Watch the BoJack Horseman Season 6 trailer.
Umbrella Academy Adds Three.
The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a second season and adds three new cast members.
Ritu Arya (Humans) has been cast as LILA, a chameleon who can be as brilliant or as clinically insane as the situation requires. Unpredictable, mischievous and sarcastic, Lila’s gifted with a twisted sense of humor.
Yusuf Gatewood (Good Omens) will play RAYMOND, a born leader with the smarts, gravitas, and the confidence to never have to prove it to anyone. He is warm, dedicated and has the innate ability to disarm you with a look. A devoted husband, he’s the kind of guy everyone wants to know.
Marin Ireland (Y: The Last Man) will be playing SISSY, a fearless, no-nonsense Texas mom who married young for all the wrong reasons. Still in her prime, she’s eager to rediscover what life and love has to offer.
Production on season two is currently underway, with Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min reprising their roles.
The series is based on the comic book created and written by Gerard Way, lead singer of My Chemical Romance, illustrated by Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics. On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
One of my favorite scenes from the first season of Umbrella Academy was the dance scene set to Tiffany’s hit song, I Think We’re Alone Now. Was very surprised at how good the first season of The Umbrella Academy turned out, since the comic book is not your normal type of comic book… It’s a bit more complex, but you could tell that a second season would be coming.
You Are Seeing Double.
The Netflix original series LIVING WITH YOURSELF, premieres October 18, is an inventive existential comedy that asks: do we really want to be better? Miles (Paul Rudd) is a man struggling in life. When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. As he deals with the unintended consequences of his actions, Miles finds he must fight for his wife (Aisling Bea), his career, and his very identity.
Told from multiple perspectives, the eight-episode series was created and written by Emmy® Award winner Timothy Greenberg (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (The Battle of the Sexes, Little Miss Sunshine) and stars Paul Rudd and…Paul Rudd. Greenberg executive produces with Anthony Bregman and Jeff Stern for Likely Story, Tony Hernandez for Jax Media, Dayton, Faris, Rudd, and Jeff Blitz.
View the trailer to Living With Yourself.
Breaking Bad Revisited.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie launches globally on October 11th and will see a limited theatrical run from October 11th-13th.
The Netflix Television Event EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul). In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad. The movie is produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer, Vince Gilligan and Aaron Paul, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Recently it was also announced that Matt Jones and Charles Baker will reprise their roles as Jesse’s delinquent friends Badger and Skinny Pete.
Trailer for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
Saving Dreamland will be one Hell of a ride…
Disenchantment Part Two was released in September on Netflix.
Launching last year, Disenchantment instantly whisked audiences away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. There, they followed the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio encountered ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.
Picking up where we left off, Disenchantment Part Two delves deeper into the un-fairytale’s mythology and explores faraway worlds well beyond Dreamland. But one question remains: Have we really seen the last of the beloved Elfo?
Disenchantment is executive produced by Matt Groening and Josh Weinstein. The series features the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson (“Bean”), Eric Andre (“Luci”), and Nat Faxon (“Elfo”), along with John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding and Lucy Montgomery.
If you haven’t seen this series here is the trailer to see what you have been missing.
In the post-apocalyptic, genre-bending series, Daybreak, the city of Glendale, California is populated by marauding gangs of jocks, gamers, the 4-H Club, and other fearsome tribes who are kicking ass as they fight to survive in the wake of a nuclear blast (on the night of Homecoming…ugh).
Following an eclectic group of survivors as they navigate this strange and treacherous world, DAYBREAK is part samurai saga, part endearing coming-of-age story, and part Battle Royale. This Generation A series (A for Apocalypse! Get it?) is rated TV MA.
Starring Matthew Broderick (in his first series role) as Glendale High School’s Principal Michael Burr; Krysta Rodriguez as the biology teacher; Colin Ford as our hero and every-teen, 17-year-old Josh Wheeler; Sophie Simnett as Sam Dean, the most widely admired girl at Glendale High; Austin Crute as contemplative samurai Wesley Fists; Alyvia Alyn Lind as highly unstable kid genius Angelica Green; Cody Kearsley as Turbo Bro Jock, the bloodthirsty leader of the jocks; Jeanté Godlock as Mona Lisa, his badass right-hand woman; and Gregory Kasyan as Eli Cardashyan (not that Kardashian).
Start Your Engines!
Kevin James is racing into a new Netflix comedy series, The Crew.
Kevin James (The King of Queens, Paul Blart; Mall Cop, True Memoirs Of An International Assassin and Grown Ups) to star and executive produce Netflix’s new multicam sitcom, The Crew.
Set in a NASCAR garage, James will play the crew chief. When the owner steps down and passes the team off to his daughter, James finds himself at odds with the tech reliant millennials she starts bringing in to modernize the team.
Jeff Lowell (The Ranch, Two and a Half Men, Spin City) will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer. Jeff Sussman (The King of Queens, Paul Blart; Mall Cop, True Memoirs Of An International Assassin and Grown Ups) will serve as an executive producer. Todd Garner (Tag, Isn’t It Romantic, Mortal Kombat) will serve as an executive producer. Matt Summers and Tim Clark will serve as executive producers for NASCAR.