ICYMI: Mindhunter Has Been Renewed for Season 2 and Updates on Black Mirror Season 4 and Berlin Station
Welcome to our third edition of Streaming After Dark! In case you missed our last issue of Streaming After Dark, Netflix has renewed its newest hit, Mindhunter, starring Jonathan Groff, for season 2, and we revealed what the CEO of HBO, Richard Plepler, said in an interview about why the company decided to pass on acquiring the rights to turn Lord of The Rings into a series and forfeiting it to Amazon. You can read more of what you missed in last week’s issue here!
In other ICYMI news, last week, Variety announced that the premium streaming service Epix decided to give a third season to Berlin Station. The show has been a new success for the network and we’ll keep you updated on any further details we can share when they come! We already know Black Mirror has nearly completed filming, and we can share that the Season 4 premiere date has been revealed in a new trailer released by Netflix, ComingSoon.Net shares along with the episode and cast information for each episode. You can view the trailer below!
A lot has happened this week. So let’s get started!
Hot Topic: Netflix Axes Haters Back Off, An Archie Comics Spinoff is Coming to Netflix, and House Of Cards Will Have a Season 6
YouTubers and fans alike are sure to be heartbroken after it was announced by Variety that Netflix has pulled the plug on the Miranda Sings a.k.a. Colleen Ballinger scripted show. Variety confirmed it had not been renewed for a third season. The show has its quirks, but what do you think?
In other Netflix news, the streaming platform has announced they have green-lighted a two-season order for Sabrina, an untitled show based on the Archie Comics graphic novel, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. It was originally set to broadcast on The CW to pair well with the very successful, Riverdale, but after some casting issues it was moved to Netflix, according to THR. Sabrina is set to be a new take on your favorite classic teen series, Sabrina the Teenage Witch but reimagined. Variety reports the show would begin filming from February to June and a premiere date is TBA. The currently untitled series was scripted by Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa who will also direct, and what’s a CW series without it being executive produced by Greg Berlanti? More news on this as it comes!
When Amazon Studios and Netflix aren’t taking over the world, other small platforms are delivering great content too. Sundance TV revealed a first look at the new miniseries set to hair in 2018, The Split, which is a divorce drama. Could it be the next Good Wife? The platform Shudder is revealing details for its upcoming series as well. They announced that “Jordskott” season 2 will premiere on January 18th and new series “Black Lake” will premiere on December 21 on Shudder in several countries, Variety exclusively reported.
Finally in an unexpected but gratifying turn of events, one of Netflix’s biggest original hits, House of Cards will be returning after all – with Robin Wright as the lead. Lady power. As you probably know, Kevin Spacey was accused of several counts of sexual harassment allegations recently. So Netflix pulled him from the show he was the face of, House of Cards, and cancelled the show entirely, or so we thought. Variety announced Robin Wright would lead an eight episode sixth season and production will resume early next year. Netflix must have realized the last season wouldn’t have done the show justice by ending as abrupt as it did.
Guess Who: Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 2 Will Be Joined By…
The newest casting news of the week is here. If you weren’t sure from the photo – that’s right – Alice Eve will be joining season 2 of Marvel’s Iron Fist. The Star Trek Into Darkness actress will join the cast in season 2. We still can not yet confirm when the second season will be airing, but we do know the second season will be based on a new adventure as your favorite heroes are protecting Chinatown in NYC. More information about the role Alice Eve will be undertaking is unclear, but we will keep you updated!
Interviews: Charlie Brooker on Black Mirror Season 4, Jordan Peele on His Upcoming Reboot, and Spike Lee on the She’s Gotta Have It Revival
In the first of our interviews for the week, Charlie Brooker talked to Variety about the upcoming season of Black Mirror. He had this to say to Black Mirror fans: “I’m suspicious of shows that have a message…quite often things we’re doing in stories have ended up coming true.” He shared that the minds behind Black Mirror have a lot in store for Season 4. It even has both the shortest and longest episodes in the show’s history.
Next, the mind behind Get Out, Jordan Peele has had his reboot of The Twilight Zone greenlighted by CBS All Access, according to EW. Peele will be one of three producers along with Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez. Peele said, “Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences.” There is no word yet on when it will premiere or even begin filming.
Spike Lee also talked about his film career over the past three decades that his work has spanned. His career started in 1986 with the popular film She’s Gotta Have It and is still one of the most popular iconic films today. So iconic that it’s now been handed off to Netflix for a rebooted television series. He said Netflix is the right home for the series because all of the other places “didn’t understand” the cultural significance behind it. Netflix is not only launching She’s Gotta Have It but is also forming an animated series, Twelfth Forever that is set for 2019.
Coming Soon: First Looks of Brenton Thwaites as Robin, and Your Favorite Science Guy, and Soon-To-Be Book to Series Mega Hit
Now for the coming soon section of Streaming After Dark Weekly. Your favorite middle school scientist’s new Netflix show, Bill Nye Saves the World released a trailer for Season 2, which you can view here! According to EW, Bill Nye is bringing back guest stars and in one episode he purchases marijuana – for science he says, of course. All episodes start streaming at the end of the month on December 29th.
Netflix also revealed the trailer and premiere date for the new adaptation of Richard Morgan’s 2002 novel, Altered Carbon. Episodes are released February 2 on Netflix and you can view a trailer here! Netflix also revealed the new season of One Day at a Time will premiere on January 26! More Netflix news, the trailer for the upcoming series, Wormwood, was also released this week according to Comingsoon.Net. You can view the trailer here!
The other huge Netflix hit, A Series of Unfortunate Events revealed details on season 2, per EW. Season 2 will cover books five through nine. Season 2 will have 10 episodes and has already been renewed for a third season.
Warner Bros. Television released the first image of Brenton Thwaites as Robin, or Dick Grayson, on DC’s Titans which will air on one of the top streaming services that are apparently still fighting over who gets it. TVLine shared that his new suit has been updated by the same woman who had part in designing the costumes for Iron Man and Black Lighting. Titans will be executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman, and Sarah Schechter based on the comic books of the same name.
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