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Locke & Key Renewed For Season 2 On Netflix

Netflix announced that it has officially renewed Locke & Key, the TV adaptation of the beloved horror/fantasy comic by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, for another season.

Season 1 of Locke & Key hit Netflix in February, telling the story of the titular Locke family — mother Nina (Darby Stanchfield), older brother Tyler (Connor Jessup), sister Kinsey (Emilia Jones), and younger brother Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) — who move cross country to their family’s ancestral home in New England after the unexpected death of their patriarch (Bill Heck). But they find more than they bargained for in that house, in the form of a series of magical keys that can open doors with strange supernatural powers. It soon falls to the Locke family to protect these keys from otherworldly being Dodge (Laysla De Oliveira), who wants to use them to bring her the keys for nefarious reasons.

“We are thrilled to be continuing the journey of Locke & Key alongside all of our amazing collaborators,” co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill said in a statement. “We are grateful to Netflix for all their support, especially at this difficult time, and look forward to bringing you the exciting next chapter of our story.”

Season 1 of Locke & Key touched on many of the main beats from Hill and Rodriguez’s comics, but also ended with an unexpected plot twist that put the characters in an interesting position for season 2. No premiere date has yet been announced.

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Watch The Willoughbys Trailer

Netflix has released the official trailer for director Kris Pearn’s forthcoming animated film adaptation of The Willoughbys, featuring the titular children as they scheme a way to send their terrible parents away. The movie is based on the acclaimed book by Newberry Award-winning author Lois Lowry. 

In The Willoughbys, convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The four siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to learn how to adapt their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world as they try to find the true meaning of family.

The film will feature the voices of Grammy nominee Alessia Cara as Jane, Will Forte (Scoob!) as Tim, Vincent Tong (Sausage Party) as the Barnabys, Ricky Gervais (The Little Prince) as Cat, Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6, Connected) as Nanny, Terry Crews (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2) as Comander Melanoff, Martin Short (Frankenweenie) as Father and Jane Krakowski (Open Season) as Mother.

The film will be available for streaming on Netflix April 22. 

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Tom Segura Ball Hog Trailer  

The trailer for Tom Segura’s new Netflix special Ball Hog is here. The comedian scores laughs with uncomfortably candid stories about mothers, fathers, following your dreams — and other things you’d rather not think about.

The special debuts March 24th on Netflix.

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Taika Waititi To Direct 2 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Animated Series For Netflix

Last year Netflix announced that they’re developing new animated series adaptations of award-winning author Roald Dahl’s iconic stories and characters.

Academy Award winner Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) has officially signed on to direct two new original animated series which will be based on the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, one of Dahl’s most recognizable works. The first series will center on the book’s famous characters including the eccentric Chocolate factory owner Willy Wonka, while the second one will be a fresh take on the Oompa-Loompas, the small humans from the Loompaland.

“I grew up reading Dahl stories and lived large parts of my young life in those magical worlds, so finding just the right creative partner to bring Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Oompa-Loompas to life in animation was a daunting task…until Taika walked into the room. Then, it was really obvious. If Dahl had created a character of a filmmaker to adapt his work, I’m pretty sure he would have created Taika,” Netflix Vice President of Original Animation, Melissa Cobb said in a statement.

“In the words of Willy Wonka himself – we are ‘Delighted! Charmed! Overjoyed!’ with Taika’s appointment on this project.” Commercial and Entertainment Director of Roald Dahl Story Company Gideon Simeloff said. “There is something undeniably Wonka-esque about Taika’s creative flair and inimitable sense of humor and we cannot think of anyone more perfectly suited to leading the creative charge on these first of their kind, feature quality Netflix shows.” 

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Stranger Things Cast Reunites For Season 4 Table Read

Netflix went to the Stranger Things 4 Table Read and left the door open 3 inches so you could get a peek. Stranger Things 4 now in production.

The cast reunited in Atlanta over the weekend for the read. Go behind-the-scenes with the video below.

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Netflix Shares Season 2 Character Posters For The Umbrella Academy

Netflix has begun teasing season 2 of The Umbrella Academy by releasing new character posters.

The Umbrella Academy is a sci-fi drama series that is inspired by the Eisner Award-winning comic book by Gerard Way. The series is focused on seven adopted siblings who were born under unusual events, and all possess potent capabilities. The estranged siblings find themselves rejoined following the death of their father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves, and later end up attempting to defend the world.

Season 1 ended on a major cliffhanger and there’s plenty of unanswered questions, so fans are desperate to learn what happens next. I will post more info on the release date and trailer when it becomes available. Until then, binge watch season 1, it’s excellent! 

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Watch The I Am Not Okay With This Trailer

Netflix has released the official trailer for their forthcoming series adaptation of I Am Not Okay With This, featuring Sophia Lillis as she deals with the complications of growing up while also trying to figure out how to control her newfound power. Based on Charles Forsman’s super coming-of-age graphic novel of the same name, the series will be making its debut on Wednesday, February 26.

I Am Not Okay With This is an irreverent origin story that follows a teenage girl named Sydney, who’s navigating the trials and tribulations of high school, all while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her. Sydney is described as an awkward and smart girl with a dry, witty, sardonic sense of humor. Though Sydney views herself as painfully average, she is far from it, as she discovers she has telekinetic powers which may prove to be problematic.

 

Pick up a copy of the book HERE!

The series adaptation stars Sophia Lillis (Sharp Objects) as Sydney and Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Stanley Barber. Lillis and Oleff recently starred in It: Chapter 2 which premiered last year in September. The series will also feature Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes) as Maggie, Sofia Bryant (The Good Wife) as Dina, Aidan Wojtak-Hissong (Falling Water) as Liam, and Richard Ellis as Brad Lewis.

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After Life Season 2 Returns To Netflix April 24, 2020 

Set in the small fictitious town of Tambury, After Life the comedy-drama series follows Tony (Ricky Gervais), a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer.

In season 2, whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, we see Tony try to become a better friend to those around him. Each grappling with their own problems and only to be intensified by the looming threat of the local newspaper being shut down.

Will the town’s local Am-Dram show lift everyone’s spirits?

After Life is a Netflix original series from Derek Productions. The six-part series is created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais. Charlie Hanson is a producer and Ricky Gervais and Duncan Hayes are executive producers.

Alongside Ricky Gervais, returning cast includes: Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Doctor Who), David Bradley (The Harry Potter series, Game of Thrones),  Ashley Jensen (Extras), Tom Basden (Plebs, David Brent: Life On The Road), Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow), David Earl( Cemetery Junction, Derek), Joe Wilkinson (Him and Her), Kerry Godliman (Derek), Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty and Diane Morgan (David Brent: Life On The Road), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Eastenders). Also joined by: Peter Egan (Downton Abbey), Ethan Lawrence (Bad Education) and Bill Ward (Coronation Street, Emmerdale).

After Life Season 2 returns to Netflix on April 24, 2020.

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Stranger Things Season 4: From Russia With Love…

Today Netflix confirmed that production on Stranger Things season 4 has begun and a familiar face is returning.

“We’re excited to officially confirm that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway — and  even more excited to announce the return of Hopper! Although it’s not all good news for our “American”; he is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human…and other. Meanwhile, back in the states, a  new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything….

Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for  everyone to see more. In the meantime — pray for the American.”

From Russia With Love,

The Duffer Brothers

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Watch The Trailer For Pete Davidson’s Netflix Comedy Special Alive From New York 

Netflix has announced that Pete Davidson’s (SNL) first Netflix original comedy special, Pete Davidson: Alive From New York, is set to debut on February 25.

Comedian Pete Davidson is known for his unfiltered anecdotes, and he’s giving the audience more than what they asked for in his first Netflix original comedy special, Alive From New York. The special was filmed at the Gramercy Theatre in New York.

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