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Netflix Plans Sonic the Hedgehog, ‘Squid Game’ Video Games As It Expands Slate to Familiar IP

Netflix is not slowing down on its video game ambitions, leaning on some key intellectual property to help it grow the business. The company on Wednesday published a post looking ahead to 2024 and beyond, and announcing a number of new titles coming to the platform. Among the games in the works are a new […]

‘Obliterated’ Stars Talk Stunt Training and the “Meta” Chaos of Filming in Las Vegas

Netflix’s newest action comedy, Obliterated, from the Cobra Kai creating trio of Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald and Hayden Schlossberg, co-stars Nick Zano, Shelley Hennig and Terrence Terrell as part of an elite special forces team who wake up with a massive hangover and are tasked with saving Las Vegas from a nuclear threat. In conversation […]

“You Pay to Play”: A Major Showdown Over Funding Streaming TV and Movies Is Underway in Canada

U.S. streaming giants were already in an uncomfortable position after Canada reined them in with first-time spending obligations to support the production of homegrown movies and TV series. But as 2023 ends, the country’s TV and telecom regulator is at odds with American streamers over how much cash they are now obligated to fork over […]

Netflix Taps Chris Rock, Matt Rife and, Yes, Tom Brady for Its Second Comedy Fest

Netflix is eager to laugh again — and flex its dominance in the stand-up arena. The streamer has formally announced a second installment of its Netflix is a Joke Fest, which will be held May 2 to 12, with more than 300 shows across 35-plus Los Angeles venues. The multi-day event quickly became the biggest […]

Netflix Unveils Release Date for ‘Damsel,’ Starring Millie Bobby Brown

Good news for those suffering from Stranger Things withdrawal: Netflix has dated its new Millie Bobby Brown film. Damsel, a fantasy feature from Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), sees Brown playing a dutiful damsel who is selected by her queen to marry a handsome prince. But the dream turns into a nightmare […]

‘Rustin’ Screenwriter on Bayard Rustin’s Legacy: “His Queerness Was Part of His Strategic Gift”

Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in modern American history whom many people knew nothing about — until now. Netflix’s Rustin, and its towering central performance from Emmy-winning actor Colman Domingo, serves to add his story back into the history books, particularly Rustin’s mentorship of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. […]

‘Good Times’ Voice Cast Revealed for Seth MacFarlane-Norman Lear Animated Series

Netflix’s animated Good Times update from Seth MacFarlane and the late and great Norman Lear is moving full steam ahead. The streamer has tapped J.B. Smoove, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jay Pharoah to lead the voice cast of the animated and adult-leaning series. Additionally, Ranada Shepard (Family Affair, Lizzie McGuire) has signed on to serve […]

Netflix Takes Big Data Transparency Step, Releasing Viewing Numbers for 18,000 Titles

Netflix has taken its biggest step toward data transparency yet with the release of an exhaustive list of viewing time on the platform in the first half of 2023. The list includes worldwide viewing for more than 18,000 movies and seasons of TV (18,214, to be exact) between January and June. Those 18,214 titles all […]

‘Love Is Blind’ Renewed for Two More Seasons on Netflix

Netflix will continue helping people look for love — as long as they don’t see their potential partner. The streamer has ordered two more seasons of its unscripted series Love Is Blind, which will take the show through its seventh installment. Netflix has also set a premiere date of Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day — for season […]

‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Netflix will get its samurai on again. The streaming giant has handed out a second-season renewal for its recently released animated drama series Blue Eye Samurai. “When we started this project, we made a commitment to take this very personal story set in Edo-period Japan and bring it to life in the most authentic and […]

Anna Lambe to Star in Untitled Netflix/CBC Arctic-Set Comedy

True Detective actress Anna Lambe has nabbed the lead role in an untitled Arctic-set comedy for Netflix and the CBC and APTN in Canada. Lambe will play a young Inuk mother Siaja, with Keira Cooper, a 7 year-old actress from Iqaluit, Nunavut, in Canada’s north, playing her daughter Bun. Siaja wants to build a new […]

Golden Globes Producers on Host Mystery, Show’s New Tone, Taylor Swift and ‘Barbie’ Star Power

Through their White Cherry Entertainment, entertainment industry veterans Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner have steered just about every major live TV production from the Oscars, Tonys and Emmys to the Super Bowl halftime show and beyond. On Jan. 7, the pair will make their Golden Globe Awards debut as executive producers and showrunners of the […]