9 items from 2016
Over the last few years, Netflix has arguably done more to change the way we watch, talk, and think about television than anyone since HBO in the turn of the century days of "The Sopranos," "Sex and the City," and "Six Feet Under." Between their library of titles licensed from more traditional TV operations and their ever-growing stable of original series, Netflix has conditioned viewers to binge-watch shows, has encouraged its creators to design shows made explicitly for that model, and has pushed television in general into a more serialized direction, since the most lucrative afterlife for many shows lies in being sold to a streaming service rather than into traditional rerun syndication. During an appearance at the TCA press tour earlier this month, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that the service would be offering over 600 hours of original content this year, and spending over $6 billion to »
- Alan Sepinwall
It might be said that many of us love Netflix at the moment and, yes, I mean love. A sublime selection of programmes, films, originals and more have been gracing the streaming service and we’ve all been winners for some of the best television in years. Let alone the first series of Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Daredevil, House of Cards, Master of None… and that’s just some I can think of right now. We’ve all found our favourites.
2016 is set to be another huge year for the Netflix folk, with Marvel’s Jessica Jones getting a second series; and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. Anyway, enough of me, here’s your info:
- Dan Bullock
The Ranch is one of Netflix's new shows this year, and it should have already piqued your interest because of its two stars: Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, who last starred together on beloved Fox sitcom That '70s Show. Their new series is about a family that is trying to make ends meet on their ranch in middle America, and Kutcher and Masterson are playing brothers. While it may seem that the throwback to That '70s Show would simply end with the casting, you'd be wrong - pleasing fans everywhere, the actors revealed that their characters are reaching back to Hyde and Kelso while talking at Netflix's Winter TCA day. Masterson said that, after eight years of doing the show together and then subsequently working on other projects, he and Kutcher had always talked about working together again. "Our fave stuff on '70s Show was the Hyde/Kelso relationship of domination and abuse, »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced premiere dates for several upcoming comedy series and kids series, the renewal of its acclaimed drama Marvel's Jessica Jones and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. British star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Concussion and Doctor Who) and Canada's Mackenzie Davis (The F Word, Halt & Catch Fire and The Martian) have been cast in lead roles in one of the episodes of the Netflix original series Black Mirror. Owen Harris (Kill Your Friends) will direct the episode. Created and written by Charlie Brooker, the series is produced by House of Tomorrow, and Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones serve as executive producers.
Netflix also announced that Marvel's Jessica Jones will return for a second season. Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, Marvel's Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular »
“We’re doing a very traditional [sitcom] format, with a live audience, but because we're working with Netflix we get to explore” the genre, The Ranch star/Ep Ashton Kutcher told TV critics this morning at TCA. Kutcher plays a failed football player who returns to Colorado to help run the family ranching business with his brother, played by Kutcher’s That 70’s Show pal Danny Masterson. Also in the cast: Sam Elliott as their conservative dad and Debra Winger as the… »
As for new shows, Ashton Kutcher’s “The Ranch,” Winona Ryder’s supernatural series and Will Arnett’s comedy are all on the slate, plus Baz Luhrmann’s hotly anticipated music drama “The Get Down,” which will premiere this summer with the first half of its first season.
Premiere dates for a group of children’s shows were also announced on Sunday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 2 — Friday, April 15, 2016
The Emmy-nominated comedy starring “The Office” alum Ellie Kemper returns to Netflix for its second season, as the streaming service picked “Kimmy” up for two rounds when it bought the sitcom from NBC (the network that passed on the show »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
It's Netflix's day at the Television Critics Association press tour, which of course means lots of announcements: * "Jessica Jones" has been renewed for a second season. Originally, Netflix wouldn't commit to more than one season of any of its four Marvel solo series, but "Jessica" joins "Daredevil" in getting another order. No word on when it might debut. * The second season of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" will premiere Friday, April 15. * The fourth season of "Orange Is the New Black" will debut Friday, June 17. * "The Get Down," the drama about the early days of hip-hop created by Baz Luhrmann and produced by Shawn Ryan, will debut on Friday, August 12. * "Flaked," a new dramedy starring Will Arnett as "a man doing his honest best to stay one step ahead of his own lies," will debut on Friday, March 11. * "The Ranch," a multi-camera sitcom starring Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott, and Debra Winger »
- Alan Sepinwall
Not satisfied with the already enormous amount of time you spend consuming scripting streaming television, Netflix announced the premiere dates for 10 of its original series throughout 2016 today. "Peak TV" is truly here.First up is Flaked, a comedy-drama starring Will Arnett as Chip, "a celebrated long-time resident of the insular world of Venice, California who falls for the object of his best friend's fascination." The is co-created and co-written by Arnett and Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret), while Peter Principato (Wet Hot American Summer) and Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) are executive producers. Flaked premieres March 11. If it exists solely to put Will Arnett in pink sunglass, that will be enough. On April 1, we get The Ranch, a multi-camera comedy with Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott, and Debra Winger, about a failed semi-pro footballer (Kutcher) who comes home to his family's ranch. It's produced by »
- Jackson McHenry
Prepare to cancel all of your weekend plans for the foreseeable future.
Netflix on Sunday announced the premiere dates for 11 original series, including the long-awaited returns of Orange Is the New Black and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, plus the debuts of shows like Ashton Kutcher’s The Ranch and Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down.
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Here’s what the streaming service has in store for us over the next few months:
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9 items from 2016
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