Netflix Releases Dark ‘House of Cards’ Season 5 Teaser During Inauguration

The internet streaming giant released an aptly-timed teaser trailer for the upcoming season of House of Cards during the inauguration. The trailer which, was quite disturbing in that it was a dark and gloomy day and all you saw was an upside down American flag blowing in the wind, was shared on twitter with the message “We make the terror.” Oh, and the Pledge of Allegiance was playing in the background. That’s not creepy at all!

Season five premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese, two senior writers who have been with House of Cards since 2014, have been promoted to showrunners of the award-winning Netflix original series, from Media Rights Capital.

House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil, Paul Sparks and Joel Kinnaman. Based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, the fifth season of House of Cards is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix.

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Netflix Sets ‘Black Mirror’ Season 3 Premiere Date

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Netflix’s drama series Black Mirror will return for a third season on Friday, October 21, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association summer session in Beverly Hills, CA.

The anthology series which first premiered in the UK on Britain’s Channel 4 and was then later picked up by the streaming giant, will return with six 1-hour episodesIf you haven’t watched any of the series, I definitely recommend checking out the first two seasons before October rolls around. Black Mirror is about technology and how it interacts with us in our everyday lives and how it could change and grow and become more involved like smart homes, implants and basically turning our world into Minority Report. 

“Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones. Its third season, comprising six episodes:

  • San Junipero features Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis in an episode directed by Owen Harris
  • Shut Up and Dance features Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther in an episode directed by James Watkins
  • Nosedive features Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton in an episode directed by Joe Wright
  • Men Against Fire stars Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer in an episode directed by Jakob Verbruggen
  • Hated in the Nation features Kelly MacDonald in an episode directed by James Hawes
  • Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen star in Playtest, an episode directed by Dan Trachtenberg.”

 

Check out the first two seasons of Black Mirror on Netflix.

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Netflix Sets ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival Premiere Date, Releases First Trailer

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Amy Sherman-Palladino’s series about a fast-talking mother and daughter a.k.a Lorelai squared finally has a premiere date and trailer.

Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will premiere Thanksgiving weekend on November 25, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. PT. The series will consist of four 90-minute episodes, covering a different season of the year. The streaming giant teased the first two minutes of Winter for the critics in the room, but since you weren’t there, we’ll just have to show you the first official teaser trailer.

The series will be released all at one, per usual, even though Sherman-Palladino would prefer a week-by-week situation. And don’t worry, the last four words are just as important this time around, so don’t go spoiling it for everyone, ok?!

The cast was thrilled to return to step into the shoes of these now iconic characters. “I knew it would be special right from the get-go,” said Scott Patterson who plays Luke. “The more time goes by, the more satisfying it becomes and the show becomes iconic.” Patterson gave a nice shoutout to the ATX Television Festival for “driving it home to all parties involved.”

Lauren Graham added: “For me, it was an incredible experience. It was like going to college when you’re really ready. We were given the gift to go back knowing those things and it was a rare opportunity.”

Of course, someone brought up the Melissa McCarthy controversy which Sherman-Palladino quickly shot down, saying, “we all knew between us that we would make it work one way or another. It somehow took on a life of its own. She and Lauren [Graham] have a weird Lucy and Ethel thing and you kind of have to see it, to get it.” “Melissa came on one of our last days and it was so great,” added Graham. “Had it not happened it would have felt like a gap.”

Let’s not forget all of Rory’s boyfriends, all of whom  will “make an appearance in one way or another,” says Bledel.

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Netflix Renews ‘Bloodline’ for Season 3

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Netflix has renewed the Kyle Chandler-led family drama Bloodline for a third season.

The series hails from creators and executive producers Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler and produced by Sony Pictures Television will return with 10 new episodes in 2017.

Bloodline is a dramatic thriller that centers on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home and stars Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, and Norbert Leo Butz. Seasons one and two are currently streaming on Netflix in 4k.

“Todd, Daniel, and Glenn have created a riveting family saga featuring one of the most talented ensembles in the history of television. We can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds for the all-too-human Rayburns,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.

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‘Master of None’ Season 2 Will Premiere in 2017

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Probably one of the best shows of 2016 has officially been renewed for a second season!

According to Aziz Ansari, who announced the big news on Twitter, Master of None will return in 2017!

The witty 10 half-hour episode series debuted on Netflix back in November and was a huge hit. Even my parents watched it…and loved it! It catered to everyone and touched upon some everyday topics and feelings that not a lot of shows address.

Best known for his role on the award-winning series Parks and Recreation, comedian Aziz Ansari wrote, starred and directed Master of None, a Netflix original comedy series loosely based on his own life experiences. The series follows Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York who is still trying to figure out his life including relationships, family, the immigrant experience, work and friendship.

The season 1 finale left us uncertain of where Dev would end up. Maybe we’ll find ourselves in Japan or maybe Italy? I hope he took pictures of the pasta he made!

The show was created by Ansari and Parks and Recreation writer Alan Yang. The series is executive produced by Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang, Michael Schur, Dave Becky, and David Miner.

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Netflix Renews ‘Orange is the New Black’ for Three More Seasons

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Netflix and Lionsgate have announced that they’ve renewed their hit series Orange is the New Black for not one, not two, but three additional seasons.

Season four of the the comedic drama set in a women’s prison from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan, will premiere Friday, June 17 and additional seasons five, six and seven will premiere in future years. Seasons one through three are streaming on Netflix. It was also announced that Kohan will continue on as executive producer and showrunner for seasons five, six and seven.

“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt. Audiences around the world have come to love the ladies and men of Orange is the New Black, and we are eager to see where three more seasons will take them,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.

“Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. In some cultures, ‘May you lead an interesting life,’ is a curse, but I don’t live in those cultures,” said series creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan. “Here’s to keeping it interesting. Thanks Netflix! Both thanks and you’re welcome Lionsgate! And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers… with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!”

“We’re proud to continue our long-standing relationships with Netflix and the incredibly talented Jenji Kohan and delighted that one of the most acclaimed shows on television will continue on Netflix for three more seasons,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. “Jenji’s brilliant creative vision and a truly amazing cast have catapulted Orange is the New Black to the forefront of the platinum age of television, and we’re pleased that Orange fans around the world will be rewarded with another three seasons.”

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New on Netflix Streaming: November 2015

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It’s that time again! Netflix has released a new list of titles that will be available on streaming in November including the highly anticipated new series Marvel’s Jessica Jones, starring Krysten Ritter. There are also a lot of fun new titles ranging from Master of None, starring Aziz Ansari, to Riverstarring Stellan Skarsgård as a brilliant detective who’s haunted by the victims whose cases he’s tasked with solving.

Check out the list below to see what’s new for November 2015:

New Seasons of TV:
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Season 1, November 1)
Seven Deadly Sins (Season 21 November 1)
Worst Year of My Life, Again (Season 1, November 1)
Last Tango in Halifax (Season 3, November 2)
Julius Jr. (Season 2, November 3)

Master of None: Season 1 (2015) (Available November 6) 

Based on the comedic viewpoints of Aziz Ansari, the show follows the personal and professional lives of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev’s story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner. Ansari stars in and created the series with Alan Yang; both serve as executive producers alongside Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation), Dave Becky (Louie) and David Miner (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).

Continued:
Atención Atención  (Seasons 1, November 13)
W/ Bob and David (Season 1, November 13)
Young & Hungry (Season 2, November 13)
Continuum (Season 4, November 15)
Jessie (Season 4, November 15)
Cristela (Season 1, November 16)
Black Butler  (Season 3, November 18)

River: Season 1 (2015) (Available November 18)



Stellan Skarsgård (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) stars as a brilliant detective who’s haunted by the victims whose cases he’s tasked with solving.

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu (Season 3, November 20)

Jessica Jones: Season 1 (2015) (Available November 20)

The highly-anticipated new original series since Daredevil, comes Marvel’s Jessica Jones, starring Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Breaking Bad, Veronica Mars).  “After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases in New York City.”

Ritter is joined by an amazing cast including David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval, among others.

Continued:
The Red Road (Season 2, November 23)
Ultimate Spider-Man (Season 3, November 23)
Liv and Maddie (Season 2, November 24)
Gringolandia (Season 3, November 25)
Switched at Birth (Season 4, November 25)

Other Movies Available:

November 1
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)
Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad and Me (2015)
Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
Pasion de Gavilanes (2003)
Robot Overlords (2015)|
Smithsonian Channel: The Day Kennedy Died (2013)
The Last Time You Had Fun (2014)
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines (2014)
Twinsters (2015)

More:
Do I Sound Gay? (2014) (Available November 3)
The Midnight Swim (2014) (Available November 3)
Amapola (2014) (Available November 5)
Amour Fou (2014) (Available November 5)
The Runner (2015) (Available November 5)
LeapFrog Letter Factory: Great Shape Mystery (2015) (Available November 7)
Anna Karenina  (2012) (Available November 12)
Call Me Lucky (2015) (Available November 13)
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid (2015) (Available November 13)
Blue Caprice (2013) (November 14)
Dior and I (2014) (Available November 14)
People, Places, Things (2015) (Available November 15)
Soaked in Bleach (2015) (Available November 15)
Tengo Ganas de Ti  (2012) (Available November 15)
Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso (2007) (Available November 20)
Home (2014) (Available November 25)
Zipper  (2015) (Available November 26)
A Perfect Man (2013) (Available November 28)
Best of Enemies (2015) (Available November 28)
The Best Offer (2013) (Available November 28)
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) (Available November 29)