Netflix News Roundup: Star Trek Discovery, OKJA, Arrested Development S5 & The Witcher
It’s been a busy week for new Netflix news including plenty of new series announcements, renewals and release dates. We’ve got a prequel series from Jim Henson, a new series based on a critically acclaimed series and the return of dysfunctional family for a fifth season. We’ve also got some brand new trailer drops.
Here’s what you need to know:
First Look at Star Trek: Discovery
A cross-production between CBS and Netflix will see the brand new Star Trek Discovery series come to Netflix exclusively in many regions. We got over a minute of first look footage as well as some key bits of new information about the new series. We know it takes place 10 years before the enterprise
Netflix Announces The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
News Broke: 18th May
Looking for a prequel series for 1982’s fan-favorite movie The Dark Crystal? Netflix is going to be delivering just that. From the mind of Jim Henson, we’ll go on a journey with three Gelling’s to discovering the truth behind Skeksis’s power. The series is still in production and isn’t expected until at least 2018.
Arrested Development Season 4 coming in 2018
News broke: 17th May
The Bluth’s have confirmed they’re coming back for a fifth season in 2018. All the cast are expected to return with Jason Batement also confirming he’s in for a fifth season. Season four of the show was picked up by Netflix after the show had been canceled on Fox after three seasons. Although it didn’t quite meet the same expectations, it still had plenty of charm that carried over.
We’ll have a full prediction and preview in the coming months as we learn more.
The Witcher is coming to Netflix
News broke: 17th May
If you’re a fan of CD Projeckt Red Witcher series then you’re in luck, Netflix is producing a brand new series with key writer Andrzej Sapkowski is also on board for the first season. Not much more is known about the direction the show is taken although we do know that Platige Image is on board to help co-produce the special effects. IGN has more information on the series in their exclusive reveal.
New Spanish Netflix Original Movie Announced
News Broke: 16th May
Netflix’s Cable Girls which was its first Spanish Netflix Original got great reviews when it landed a few weeks ago and continuing its surge into European content, Netflix has announced that Borja Cobeagoa is producing a new movie exclusively for Netflix. The movie is a comedy and stars Javier Camara, Julian Lopez and Miren Ibarguren.
OKJA Gets New Trailer and Boo’s
Brand new Netflix Original movie OKJA got its first trailer this week but the bigger news came from the Cannes film festival where the movie got boo’s the second the Netflix logo popped up. Add to that the aspect ratio was wrong it was a poor showing and could potentially show the movies industries contempt against Netflix. With that said, many of the people who stuck around highly praised the movie citing it’s better than most of the summer movies coming out this year.
GLOW Gets First Official Trailer
The new Netflix Original scheduled to premiere on June 28th, got its first trailer today with the first look at Alison Brie playing the role of Ruth Walker who takes a role in a female wrestling troup. It comes from the same team that bought us Orange is the New Black.