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Netflix Series “Friends From College” Adds Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, and Fred Savage

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Netflix’s upcoming series that surely will be insanely successful has added some key cast members that have made it even more enticing. The series is titled “Friends From College” and actors Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park have signed on to play friends from college.

The college will be a famous little school outside of Boston, no not Tufts. These friends from college all went to Harvard. Officially it’s described as following “a group of friends who went to Harvard together and are now facing down their forties.”

The series will be written by Nick Stoller (Neighbors, The Grinder) and Francesca Delbanco are writing the series. Stoller will direct all eight episodes.

“Friends From College” doesn’t have a premiere date yet but we are all awaiting on bated breath. The first season will consist of eight half-hour episodes.

Netflix’s Stranger Things is More Popular Than House of Cards, Making a Murderer

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The Netflix Original Series, “Stranger Things,” has taken the world by storm. It was insanely popular the week it premiered and has remained an intense talking point ever since. Interestingly, despite its popularity, Netflix has yet to officially confirm a second season – which everyone seems to be sure is going to happen. Though,  CEO Reed Hastings has said, “We would be dumb not to [renew the show].”

And yes, they would have to be dumb not to renew because it was just revealed that the first season of “Stranger Things” has officially become more popular than Netflix originals like House of Cards and Making a Murderer in terms of viewership.

According to reports from Business Insider, a survey from SymphonyAM (Symphony Advanced Media) found that Stranger Things’s first season was the third-most-watched TV show on Netflix, following Fuller House and Orange is the New Black. (Though, really “Fuller House” was ahead of everything else?? Why?)

When the sci fi thriller had only been on the streaming service for a mere 16 days, 8.2 million people had tuned in, making it more viewed than House of Cards, Narcos, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Making A Murderer.

However, it should be noted that the data from SymphonyAM is disputed as Netflix notoriously does not release or track their viewership data. Not to mention that Netflix has  accused SymphonyAM of being “remarkably inaccurate” in the past. But considering what the buzz was like around the proverbial water cooler following the show’s premiere, I wouldn’t be surprised if it really was one of the most watched shows during the first two weeks.

 

Currently, the state of the show’s second season is a mystery, though the producers have commented that they are ready for another season with loads more story to tell. \

Stranger Things Producers Ready to Make “Several More Seasons”

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The newest Netflix series, “Stranger Things” has been an insanely awesome hit. The 80’s science fiction series thrilled and was epically beautiful and thankfully there will be more.

While Netflix hasn’t officially confirmed follow up seasons (yet, but we are fairly sure they will), the producers are already on board for several more seasons. Executive producer Shane Levy said,

And the plan is to continue with this set of characters while introducing a few critical key new ones next season. So I’ll just say that a lot of the big mysteries get answered at the end of Season 1, but we are very much kind of unearthing new problems and questions that merit future stories and future investigation in the most enjoyable way. So we are in love with our cast and our characters.

Things end up being resolved to some extent at the end of Season 1, but not entirely. And that’s why we’re so hopeful we get another few seasons to live with these people a little longer.

“Stranger Things” was created by the Duffer brothers. It premiered in its entirety on Netflix late July.

Netflix Sets New Lost in Space Series to Debut in 2018

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As a massive fan of the original series, the news that Netflix is rebooting “Lost in Space” makes me slightly weary. Will it be as bad as the movie adaptation? Or will it live up to most of Netflix’s pristine programming?

“Lost in Space” was created by Irwin Allen and originally premiered in 1965. It ran for only three seasons but became an iconic show about space travel and alien planets. It followed the intergalactic adventures of The Robinson family, who were originally sent into space aboard their space ship, the Jupiter 2, for colonization. However, the vessel was sabotaged by the backstabbing Dr. Zachary Smith, whose efforts to disrupt the trip resulted in the clan being stranded in the cosmos.

The new “Lost in Space” series is being reimagined by the feature writing team of Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, with Zack Estrin showrunning. The plan is for the new series to take its cues from the original series. (Though hopefully when the Robinson Family lands on different planets they actually look different as opposed to be clearly all set on the same set over and over again.)  It will still center around the Robinson family, who are forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons. Equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure, the new Lost in Space is officially described as being “a survival story for the ages.”

“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience,” says Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content. “The current creative team’s reimagining of the series for Netflix is sure to appeal to both fans who fondly remember the original and to create a new generation of enthusiasts around the world.”

A “Lost in Space” reboot has been attempted several times with both a 1970s cartoon and a 2003 live-action version, directed by legendary filmmaker John Woo, though neither were picked up to series. A feature film reboot of the series was released in 1998 featuring the likes of Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, and Lacey Chabert among its cast. The big screen treatment only had a moderate reception at the box office but is notable for being terrible in retrospect and completely changing the dynamic of the original series. (Also the Robot just looked weird.)

The plan for a rebooted series on Netflix was revealed last October but it was announced last week that a 10-episode first season will debut in 2018 and is planned as a one hour science fiction drama.

Zack Estrin serves as executive producer on the new Lost in Space alongside Sazama and Sharpless as well as Synthesis Entertainment’s Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni and Applebox’s Emmy-nominated director Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig. Marshall is also set to direct several episodes of the series.

I hope there are reused Egyptian artifacts all over the place.

Watch the New Trailer for Bojack Horseman Season 3

The third season of the hilariously depressing Netflix series, “Bojack Horseman” is almost here and we have another trailer to get you ready!

The third season will be uploaded to Netflix in just over three weeks, on Friday July 22. You can watch the trailer above and be prepared for the plethora of feelings you will inevitably experience.

The series stars Will Arnett as the title character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul.

Check Out the New Trailer for Orange is the New Black Season 4

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Netflix has officially released a new trailer for the upcoming fourth season of their original series “Orange is the New Black.”

The series comes from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan and is based on the memoir by Piper Kerman.

Season 4 will premiere on  Friday, June 17 but “Orange is the New Black” has already been renewed for three more seasons.

You can watch the new trailer below:

Check Out The New Orange Is The New Black Trailer

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When the Oscars aired last week, most people steered clear from poking fun that night. But the Netflix Original Series “Orange Is The New Black” couldn’t resist the opportunity to release a new trailer for their upcoming series while at the same time digging at the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.

The teaser trailer is titled “For Your Incarceration” playing on the Oscar campaign “For your consideration.” It features the inmates watching the award ceremony with Taystee adding “Even when white folks try to be exciting, they still boring.”

The trailer unfortunately didn’t give us much about what to expect for season 4. When we left the inmates in season 3, the state of the prison was up in the air after being acquired by new owners. Piper has become a true villain after creating a business within the prison resulting in her framing Stella for possession of dangerous contraband and Stella being dragged off to maximum security prison. Alex is cornered in the greenhouse by a new guard sent by Kubra, and her fate is left uncertain.

Season four of Orange Is the New Black will premiere on Jun. 17. You can watch the teaser below:

Orange Is The New Black Renewed for 3 More Seasons

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Netflix is not messing around with its original series, “Orange is the New Black.” It officially renewed the series for three more seasons.

This isn’t particularly surprising as the show is one of the top series every year but three seasons is one of the largest bulk renewals for a show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, OITNB is the biggest show on the streaming giant.

Creator Jenji Kohan said,

“Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things,” said Kohan in a statement. “In some cultures, ‘May you lead an interesting life,’ is a curse, but I don’t live in those cultures. Here’s to keeping it interesting.”

The fourth season of Orange Is The New Black premieres on Jun. 17.

Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for Original Shows

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It is probably not a surprise that many of your favorite Netflix Original Series are returning for additional seasons but we finally know when they are returning! Netflix has finally announced when their popular shows such as “Daredevil” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” will return in 2016.

The streaming service also announced that “Jessica Jones” has been renewed for a second season. The second season has a full series order of 13 episodes but unfortunately there is not anticipated release date yet as it just concluded late in 2015. However, we do know that the “Jessica Jones” crossover show “Luke Cage” is beginning its run sometime this year.

You can see the full list of premiere dates that Netflix has announced below:

Flaked – March 11
The Ranch – April 1
Lost & Found Music Studios – April 1
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – April 15
Kong: King of the Apes – April 15
Marseille – May 5
Grace and Frankie – May 6
Word Party – June 3
Stranger Things – July 15
The Get Down – August 12

Frank Underwood Announces the House of Cards Return

“House of Cards” is returning and the announcement comes in the best possible way. Frank Underwood himself announces his fantastical return in the above promo.

According to Frank,  the Netflix original series House of Cards returns on March 4 for its fourth season. Underwood is president now, and he’s seeking a second term despite the unfortunate and slippery first term. Watch the teaser announcement above, and check out the official Frank Underwood website—FU!—here.

“America, I’m only getting started.”