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)

 

New on Netflix Streaming: June 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 June, including their new original thriller Sense8starring Daryl Hannah and Naveen Andrews. There’s also a lot of fun new titles ranging from The Best of Me, starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan, to Beyond the Lights, which I’ve been dying to see. Also, my mom says it’s really good. So, there’s that. Let’s not forget about Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and season four of ABC’s hit series Scandal.

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

New Seasons of TV:

Sense8: Season 1 (2015) (Available June 5) 

From the creative minds of Andy and Lana Wachowski (Matrix), comes the new thriller series Sense8, starring Daryl Hannah and Naveen Andrews. The series revolves around “eight people from around the world whose lives are suddenly and inexplicably connected in a fight for their own survival.”

Continued:
Pretty Little Liars (Season 5, June 10)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 2, June 11)
Orange is the New Black (Season 3, June 12)
Scandal (Season 4, June 13)
Bindi’s Bootcamp (Season 1, June 15)
Danger Mouse (Seasons 1-10, June 15)
Really Me (Season 1-2, June 15)
Team Toon (Season 1, June 15)
Wizards vs. Aliens (Season 1-3, June 15)
Heartland (Season 6, June 17)
Dragons: Race to the Edge (Season 1, June 26)
Young & Hungry (Season 2, June 26)

Other Movies Available:

June 1
The Aviator (2004)
Employee of the Month (2006)
Hidden Kingdoms (2014)
The High and the Mighty (1954)
La Dictadura Perfecta (2014)
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007)
R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly (2008)
Sex Ed (2014)
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Atlanta (2013)
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Las Vegas (2014)
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Orlando (2012)

More:
The Best of Me (2014) (Available June 3)
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) (Available June 3)
On the Road (2012) (Available June 6)
Words and Pictures (2013) (Available June 7)
Grace of Monaco (2014) (Available June 8)
Free the Nipple (2014) (Available June 9)
It’s Tough Being Loved by Jerks (2008) (Available June 9)

Nightcrawler (2014) (Available June 10)

Continued:
Rosewater (2014) (Available June 10)
The Legend (1993) (Available June 11)
The Legend 2 (1993) (Available June 11)
Champs (2015) (Available June 12)
The Cobbler (2014) (Available June 12)
Life of Crime (2013) (Available June 12)
Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013) (Available June 13)
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) (Available June 13)
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013) (Available June 15)
Rodney Carrington: Laughter’s Good (Available June 15)
Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of (2015) (Available June 16)
Curious George (2006) (Available June 16)
Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013) (Available June 16)
Two Days, One Night (2014) (Available June 16)
Point and Shoot (2014) (Available June 17)
A Most Wanted Man (2014) (Available June 19)
Some Assembly Required (2012) (Available June 19)
Cake (2014) (Available June 20)
Advantageous (2015) (Available June 23)

Beyond the Lights (2014) (Available June 24)



Continued:
Ballet 422 (2014) (Available June 25)
Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour (2015) (Available June 26)
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) (Available June 26)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) (Available June 27)

New ‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 3 Trailer is All About ‘Naked Catfights in the Shower’

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Netflix has just released a new trailer for the upcoming season of Orange is the New Black that shows the craziness that goes on, like “lesbian sex and strip searches and naked catfights in the shower.” But apparently they do more than that.

Basically, it’s time to play catch up on seasons 1 & 2 before the new season premieres, which won’t include Jason Biggs. However, some new lady-mates are joining the world of orange jumpsuits including Lori Petty as Lolly and Ruby Rose as Stella.

Netflix has also released some new images to show us what the ladies of Litchfield will be up to this time around.

Orange is the New Black premieres June 12 on Netflix.

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New on Netflix Streaming: May 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 May, including their new original series Grace & Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and the sci-fi drama Betweenstarring iCarly‘s Jenette McCurdy. There’s also a lot of fun new titles ranging from Reese Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, to USA’s Graceland (season 1 & 2) and Royal Pains (season 6). And for those of you, like myself, that still haven’t seen Inglourious Basterds, well, you’re in for a treat.

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

New Seasons of TV:
Longmire (season 3, May 1)
Shameless (U.K. version, season 10, May 1)
Witnesses (season 1, May 1)
Royal Pains (season 6, May 3)

Grace & Frankie: Season 1 (2015) (Available May 8)

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin reunite in Netflix’s new original comedy series Grace and Frankie. The 13 half-hour episodes centers around two long-time nemeses are brought together when they find out that their husbands, played by Sam Waterson and Martin Sheen, are not only gay, but in love with each other and plan on getting married.

Continued:
Puss in Boots (season 1.5, May 8)
American Restoration (new collection, May 14)
Counting Cars (new collection, May 14)
Dance Moms (new collection, May 14)
Hoarders (new collection, May 14)
Modern Marvels (new collection, May 14)
The Universe (new collection, May 14)
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (season 4, May 15)
Granite Flats (seasons 1–3, May 15)

Between (new episodes of season 1 every Thursday, beginning May 21)

Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out pretty much everyone, except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.

Continued Again:
Richie Rich (season 2, May 22)
The Transporter: The Series (season 1, May 22)
Graceland (seasons 1–2, May 26)
Mako Mermaids (season 3, May 29)

Other Movies Available:

May 1
Beyond Clueless (2014)
Jimi: All Is On My Side (2013)
Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
No No: A Dockumentary (2014)
The Last Waltz (1978)
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Underclassmen (2015)

More:
Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets (2015) (Available May 2)
LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Amazing World Explorers (2015) (Available May 2)
Anita (2013) (Available May 3)
D.L. Hughley: Clear (2014) (Available May 3)
A Few Best Men (2011) (Available May 5)
The Longest Week (2014) (Available May 6)
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (2013) (Available May 6)
Jinn (2014) (Available May 9)
The Liberator (2013) (Available May 9)
Extraterrestrial (2014) (Available May 12)
Fruitvale Station (2013) (Available May 12)
Magical Universe (2013) (Available May 12)
The Identical (2014) (Available May 13)
Cyber-Seniors (2014) (Available May 15)
Dawg Fight (2015) (Available May 15)
Give Me Shelter (2014) (Available May 15)
First Period (2013) (Available May 16)
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015) (Available May 17)
Before I Disappear (2014) (Available May 19)
Girlhood (2014) (Available May 19)
Zombeavers (2014) (Available May 19)
H20 Mermaid Adventures (2015) (Available May 22)
Inglourious Basterds (2009) (Available May 22)
Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (2015) (Available May 22)
The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir (2014) (Available May 22)
Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013) (Available May 23)
The Boxtrolls (2014) (Available May 23)
Love and Honor (2013) (Available May 24)
Welcome to the Punch (2013) (Available May 24)
Before I Go to Sleep (2014) (Available May 27)
Hot Girls Wanted (2015) (Available May 29)