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Watch The Witcher Teaser Trailer 

Straight from their Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Netflix has released the teaser trailer for The Witcher.

Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

The series stars Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, 17-year-old Allan as Ciri, Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Mimi Ndiweni as fledgling sorceress Fringilla, Sabrina as Therica Wilson-Read, Millie Brady as outcast Princess Renfri, Adam Levy as the druid Mousesack, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Queen Calanthe’s husband, the knight Eist and MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, head of the magical academy.

The Witcher series for Netflix will be based on the stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, of which there are eight, which themselves formulated the popular Witcher games franchise which has since spawned a comic book series and a tabletop game. The book series was previously adapted for television in Poland.

Schmidt Hissrich will serve as executive producer and showrunner for The Witcher. She’s known for her work (writing and co-executive producing) on The Defenders, Daredevil, and Power. Sean Daniel is set to executive produce under the Sean Daniel Company with his partner Jason Brown. Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko of Platige Image will executive produce as well.

The series will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2020.

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Netflix Announces Animated Cuphead Series

Today Netflix and King Features Syndicate, a part of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication jointly announced an all-new animated series The Cuphead Show!, based on Studio MDHR’s award-winning video game Cuphead, the wildly popular global phenomenon.

The game that has won the hearts and minds of fans with its gorgeous retro hand-animated style, crazy boss-brawls, and challenging gameplay will come to life on television for the first time ever in The Cuphead Show!. 

The new series will expand on the characters and world of Cuphead, with an animation style inspired by the classic Fleischer cartoons from the 1930s. For King Features, CJ Kettler will serve as the Executive Producer and creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer will serve as Executive Producers for Studio MDHR. The series will be produced by Netflix Animation and is executive produced by Emmy and Annie Award-winning producer, Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts) and Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling) serves as co-executive producer.

The character-driven comedy follows the unique misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman. Through their many misadventures across their surreal home of the Inkwell Isles, they’ve always got one another’s backs.

To date, Cuphead has sold over 4 million units worldwide, and has won over 20 major awards, including Special Achievement in Animation at the 45th Annual Annie Awards, Xbox One’s Game of the Year, a BAFTA Games award for Music, and a trio of statues at the 2017 Game Awards for Best Debut, Best Independent Game, and Best Art Direction. The game continues to be celebrated by fans for its arcade-action gameplay, highly original art design, and an award-winning soundtrack featuring almost three hours of original jazz, early big band, and ragtime music.

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Stranger Things 3: The Starcourt Mall Experience

Netflix converted the abandoned Tower Records on Sunset Strip in Hollywood into a retro 80’s mall to promote season 3 of Stranger Things.

Fans of the binge worthy show had an opportunity to make a free reservation for the Stranger Things 3: The Starcourt Mall Experience on Facebook and the 3 day event filled up within minutes.

From July 5th to July 7th, Stranger Things’ enthusiasts were encouraged to put on their finest 80’s gear before they visited the “finest shopping facility in Hawkins, Indiana.”

Netflix was kind enough to invite my family to check out the experience as we are huge fans of Stranger Things, especially my 10 year old daughter, Elli. (Check out our pics below.)

We have been to many of these pop-up events before and sometimes they can be disappointing lacking imagination but this particular one really paid attention to detail and provided some great photo-ops for the lucky entrants. Before entering the mall we refreshed ourselves with complimentary “New Coke” and then made some Stranger Things smashed pennies. A DJ spun totally tubular 80’s hits in the parking lot to get everyone in the spirit.

We entered the mall and first stopped at Flash Studio for a high end 80’s photo shoot, then took a quick dip in the Hawkins Pool, spent some time in Eleven’s room and in her mind, had some interesting conversations with some Russian scientists, got lost in a mirror maze and finally ended up with a great view of Hawkins on the 4th of July! 

We had a great time which complimented our visit to Scoops Ahoy earlier this week. 

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Stranger Things Themed Ice Cream Shop Scoops Ahoy Pops Up In Burbank

The wildly popular Netflix series Stranger Things has transformed a Baskin-Robbins in Burbank into a retro style ice cream parlor.

Through Sunday, July 14, the shop will double as Scoops Ahoy, the nautical-themed ice cream parlor (and employer of Joe Keery’s character, Steve) that is a favorite hot-weather hangout for Hawkins’ heroes. The immersive takeover will transport Stranger Things fans to the summer of ’85. Even the staff’s uniforms and the drive-through got a makeover.

The menu features a bunch of new Stranger Things frozen treats!

To transform Baskin-Robbins’ L.A. flagship, Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer granted the ice cream company exclusive behind-the-scenes access: “We read the scripts back in October; [the Duffer brothers] allowed us in their offices and we got three hours to read,” David Nagel, Baskin-Robbins senior director of consumer engagement, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Naturally, the store houses an Instagram-worthy, ship-themed photo opp wall with wood paneling, brass portholes and a working brass bell. The shop’s floors and walls were covered in blue-and-white checkered and striped vinyl, freezer door handles were swapped out with nautical rope and every visible Baskin-Robbins logo (even on napkin holders and the sliding glass doors) was replaced with the fictional dessert counter’s anchor logo. Of course, there are plenty of Easter eggs for fans to discover.

To pull it all off, Baskin-Robbins worked closely with Stranger Things set designer Jess Royal on the interiors. “She was talking about all the detail and research that she goes into, so we started doing our own research about the ’80s and how we could be totally authentic. Everything we’ve done, we’re matching to the show, even down to our TV commercials,” says Nagel. The brand’s research and development team (“They are the best anywhere; they’re a mix of food scientists and chefs”) whipped up the menu.

Baskin-Robbins, 1201 South Victory Blvd., Burbank; baskin-robbins.com

Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter

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Sandman TV Series Coming To Netflix

Morpheus, the raven-haired Lord of Dreams, has existed for much of creation and has traveled far and wide throughout that time. His presence has been felt at the dawn of mankind, in the discoveries of the European Renaissance, along the abandoned corridors of hell, in the myths of feudal Japan and along London streets on the eve of the new Millenium. He’s been nearly everywhere, it seems. So, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised to learn he’ll soon be seen on Netflix.

Yes, for the first time since his introduction in 1988, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman will live in a medium other than comics. Confirmed today by Netflix, the beloved and highly influential comic fantasy has received a series order for a live action TV show from executive producers Gaiman, Allan Heinberg and David S. Goyer. While very little is known about the direction of the series, the award-winning comic was written for mature readers and unspooled as a combination of standalone and serialized stories that introduced Morpehus and his six equally compelling siblings.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the brilliant team that is Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg to finally bring Neil’s iconic comic book series, The Sandman, to life onscreen,” said Channing Dungey, VP, Original Series, Netflix. “From its rich characters and storylines to its intricately built-out worlds, we’re excited to create an epic original series that dives deep into this multi-layered universe beloved by fans around the world.”  

Gaiman famously created his version of The Sandman when then DC editor (and eventual Vertigo Comics founder) Karen Berger requested a fresh take on the classic Golden Age comic character. The Sandman comic told the tale of Morpheus, AKA Dream, a powerful, near immortal being who presided over the realm of Dreams as he attempted to correct mistakes he’d made over the course of his existence. Gaiman’s ongoing Sandman comic ran for seven years, but has been occasionally revisited in limited series and was recently revived via four ongoing, original titles set within its universe. However, it’s the original 75-issue series that captured the imagination of readers worldwide—many of them entirely new to comics—and helped to launch the career of Gaiman. Over thirty years after its debut, The Sandman continues to remain a seminal, highly acclaimed work of fantasy.

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Watch The New Trailer For Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Hop in for a ride with Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Melissa Villaseñor, Ricky Gervais, Martin Short Jamie Foxx, and many more in a new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. 

Streaming July 19 on Netflix.

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Watch The Stranger Things Season 3 Final Trailer

Netflix has just released the final trailer for the upcoming third season of Stranger Things, revealing plenty of new footage from the new episodes and offering a sneak peek of what the plot for the third season will be! 

Stranger Things season 3 once again stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, Sadie Sink as Max, Maya Thurman-Hawke as Robin, Jake Busey as Bruce, Francesca Reale as Heather, and Cary Elwes as Mayor Kline.

The series was created by Matt and Sean Duffer, who also serve as executive producers and directors along with Shawn Levy (who also directs), Dan Cohen and Iain Patterson.

Stranger Things received 18 Emmy nominations last year (with five wins) and was honored with the 2017 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, as well as the 2017 Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television — Drama from the Producers Guild of America.

Season 3 will be available for streaming exclusively on Netflix starting July 4.

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New Season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee To Feature Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Martin Short And More

A new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is heading to Netflix on July 19, 2019.

Jerry Seinfeld’s roving talk show combines coffee, laughs, and vintage cars into quirky, caffeine-filled adventures with the sharpest minds in comedy. This season’s guests include: Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx, Sebastian Maniscalco, Martin Short, Mario Joyner, Melissa Villaseñor, Bridget Everett, and Barry Marder.

Previous seasons of the series are currently streaming on Netflix. Past guests on the show have included the late Jerry Lewis, Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres, Hasan Minhaj, Dana Carvey, Neil Brennan, Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Alec Baldwin, Zach Galifinakis, John Mulaney, and Dave Chappelle.

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Stranger Things 3 Fun Fair Is Coming To The Santa Monica Pier

The upcoming third season of Stranger Things finds the Hawkins, IN crew out of school and hanging out at the fictional town’s new mall, and Netflix is transporting those throwback summer vibes to the Santa Monica Pier with a Stranger Things-themed carnival takeover. 

On June 29 and 30, you’ll enter the pier’s parking deck to find games, a slime-filled dunking booth and dessert from Scoops Ahoy, the ice cream parlor slated to feature in the third season. Other pop-ups include the Demogorgon-filled Curiosity House, the win-a-BMX Hawkins Bike Shop and a bunch of live entertainment: a performance from the Hawkins High School Cheerleaders, ‘80s cover bands, food eating contests, magicians and more.

In addition, you’ll find Stranger Things-inspired takeovers of some of Pacific Park’s existing amusements: The landmark Pacific Wheel Ferris Wheel will dress up as the Hawkins Wheel and the Playland Arcade will become Hawkins’ Palace Arcade.

The Santa Monica Pier is located at 200 Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica. The Stranger Things 3 Fun Fair is free and open to all-ages from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. both days.

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Next Games Announces Mobile Game Based On The Netflix Original, Stranger Things Set For 2020 Launch

Finnish game developer and publisher, Next Games, known for its The Walking Dead games, announced a free-to-play mobile game title based on the hit Netflix original series, Stranger Things. The location-based puzzle RPG game is currently slated for release in 2020 on iOS and Android platforms.

The mobile game will reimagine the Stranger Things universe in the style of an 80’s Saturday morning cartoon. Through location-based mechanics and Google Maps integration, players can explore The Upside Down hidden around them in their daily travels and work with fellow fans to fight back its emerging evils.

Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO, Next Games: “We are huge fans of Stranger Things and thrilled to work together with Netflix to bring our shared vision of Stranger Things into life in a mobile game format. Our core focus will be to deliver on Stranger Things’ rich and intense themes like friendship and supernatural adventure, and translate these into snack-sized entertainment on your mobile device. Combined with Netflix’s second-to none ability to reach audiences across the globe, we will deploy all of our accumulated creative and technological expertise to create a game for the fans of the series all around the world.”

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