Regardless of who you were rooting for in Superbowl LI, it seems as if we were all winners. During the most popular sporting event of the year, Netflix unveiled a thirty-second teaser for season two of their hit sci-fi series Stranger Things. Did we forget to mention that they also announced the next season’s release date, too?
Eggos, Eleven, and monsters, oh my! Our first look at the upcoming second season of Stranger Things opens with a classic Eggo commercial before cutting to black. From there on out, things get pretty darn strange. All we’re left with is various shots of cryptic imagery, most notably a deep red sky accompanied by a monster in what can only be conceived as the apocalypse. Oh, and as for dialogue? No words are uttered in this intense piece of promotional material except for one of the kids screaming Eleven’s name as the teaser quickly cuts from one shot to the next.
While Netflix is doing a job with keeping plot details about the second season under wraps, it appears to be much grittier and darker than the first season. Just last week, the show’s star David Harbour was generous enough to offer up a few juicy tidbits as to what’s happening now and what we could possibly expect to next. “It’s a year later in the story, so there are several things that happened last year—like Will has come back—there are certain people in the town that know what happened, and then certain people that don’t know what happened. So there’s a lot of fall out with who knows what.”
You can expect to see season two of Stranger Things debut exclusively on Netflix on October 31, 2017.
Season 2 of Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ will star Billy Porter, Tony Hale, and Morena Baccarin
With season 2 of Jordan Peele‘s revival of The Twilight Zone officially on the way, CBS All Access has announced at least some of the stars that will be featured in the upcoming episodes, which will debut on the streaming service later this year.
Season 2 of The Twilight Zone will feature the likes of Pose star Billy Porter along with Tony Hale, Chris Meloni, Gillian Jacobs, Morena Baccarin, Jenna Elfman, Ethan Embry, Abbie Hern, Sophia Macy Tavi Gevinson, Joel McHale, Jimmi Simpson, and Daniel Sunjata.
Peele, who hosts and executive produces The Twilight Zone along with Simon Kinberg, also appears to have written an episode for the new season titled “Downtime,” which will star Baccarin, Hale, and Colman Domingo.
Details about six of the upcoming Twilight Zone episodes can be found below.
Starring Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo and Tony Hale
Written by Jordan Peele
Episode: “The Who of You”
Starring Daniel Sunjata (Graceland), Ethan Embry (Grace and Frankie) and Billy Porter (Pose)
Written by Win Rosenfeld
Episode: “A Human Face”
Starring Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg), Chris Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) and Tavi Gevinson (Person to Person)
Written by Alex Rubens
Starring Joel McHale (Community)
Written by Glen Morgan
Episode: “Among the Untrodden”
Introducing Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy
Written by Heather Anne Campbell
Episode: “Meet in the Middle”
Starring Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) and Gillian Jacobs (Love)
Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara Amini
Bong Joon Ho and Adam McKay are bringing ‘Parasite’ to HBO in the form of a limited series
In a rather unfortunate but not particularly surprising development, THR is reporting that HBO has won an intense bidding war against Netflix to acquire the rights to adapt Bong Joon Ho’s 2019 feature film Parasite into a limited series.
While details about the project are still relatively unknown, we do know that Joon Ho is attached to the series as an executive producer along with Adam McKay. Beyond that, though, it looks like specifics are being kept tightly under wraps for the time being.
Indeed, the fact that Joon Ho will be a part of the project in some capacity is promising, to say the least, but the fact Parasite can’t stand alone on its own as the masterwork that it is and has to be remade for American audiences in a limited series format is pretty damn shameful.
Of course this kind of shit was inevitable the moment Parasite turned into the global, cultural phenomenon that it has become; there’s certainly no doubt about that. But surely no one in their right in mind is clamoring for an English-language miniseries version of a movie that hasn’t even been out in America for more than three months, right?
If that is the case, then this quote from Joon Ho at the Golden Globes is even more relevant now than it was before: “Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.”
Netflix’s ‘Locke & Key’ trailer reveals the long-awaited adaptation of the graphic novels
The streaming wars will only be getting more intense in 2020 and Netflix really appears to be stepping up their game heading into the first quarter of the new year as evidenced by all of the trailers they’ve released today, including this one for the first season of Locke & Key.
Based on the best-selling graphic novels by Joe Hill, Locke & Key follows three siblings who move to their ancestral home following the death (OK, murder) of their father and discover a set of magical keys that grant them with a wide array of powers and abilities.
Little do the siblings know, however, that a sinister, demonic entity occupies their home as well and is deadset on taking the keys for itself and will stop at nothing to obtain them.
Carlton Cuse, Aron Eli Coleite, and Meredith Averill developed the series, which stars Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Sherri Saum, Griffin Gluck, and Darby Stanchfield.
As someone with little to no knowledge about the source material, I think this looks pretty great! The synopsis sounds intriguing enough and the whole visual aesthetic of the show is right in my wheelhouse; consider me sold.
Locke & Key hits Netflix on February 7.