Category: Netflix

Emmy Predictions: Reality Categories – Could ‘The Traitors’ Finally De-Throne ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and Will ‘Survivor’ Host Jeff Probst Land...

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tony Awards ceremonies, curated by Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis. The prediction pages reflect the current standings in the race and do not reflect personal preferences for any individual […] Go to Source

‘Winx’ Creator to Launch New Series ‘Mermaid Magic’ on Netflix — Watch Teaser

Iginio Straffi, creator of the six teenage fairies in the hit “Winx Club” TV franchise, is launching a new animated series titled “Mermaid Magic” that will drop globally on Netflix on Aug. 22.  Created and produced by Straffi’s Italy-based Rainbow studio, “Mermaid Magic” is penned by U.S. head writers Rich Burns and Nancy Cohen, known for their work on DreamWorks Animation’s “Spirit […] Go to Source

Why Netflix will stop working on some Apple TVs

Netflix will no longer be supported on second and third-generation Apple TVs starting in August. Netflix won’t be available on these older Apple TVs after July 31, the company wrote on its set-up website. The Verge reported that Netflix notified customers of the decision in an email, saying the move was made to “maintain the best possible Netflix experience.” It’s not clear what may have…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Hit ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’ Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s global hit magnum opus debut series “Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar” has been renewed for a second season by Netflix. Within the first week of its May 1 launch, the series danced its way up the Netflix’s worldwide non-English TV chart in 43 countries, becoming the most-viewed Indian series for the streamer globally. The […] Go to Source

Would ‘Hit Man’ Be a Hit in Theaters? Netflix Doesn’t Want You to Know

Next week, on June 7, the entertaining and highly acclaimed geek-goes-undercover-as-contract-killer screwball romantic thriller “Hit Man,” starring It Dude of the moment Glen Powell, drops on Netflix. But this weekend, in case you hadn’t noticed, the movie opened “in theaters.” How many theaters? If you use your hands and feet to count, you’ll have most […] Go to Source

Oop! Jennifer Lopez Claps Back At Reporter After They Asked Her THIS About Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez is refusing to spill on the tea about the current state of her marriage with Ben Affleck.  According to The Shade Room, the superstar couple has sparked split rumors due to their decrease in public outings together. However, despite the claims, J.Lo is setting the record straight. RELATED: What’s Tea On The Block? Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck Seen Together Amid Reports That…

Netflix CEO says AI won’t replace writers or ‘take your job’

Ted Sarandos, co-chief executive officer of Netflix, said he is confident artificial technology will not replace content creators or take their jobs, in an interview published Friday. He said, however, that although the AI models themselves might not replace the workers, the workers who learn to use AI models effectively might eventually take those jobs. “I have more faith in humans than that. I really…

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth Not Eligible for ‘The Crown’ in Emmy Guest Actress Race, Claire Foy Remains Early Favorite...

“The Crown” can only play a pair of Queens at the Emmys. Emmy winner Olivia Colman, who portrayed Queen Elizabeth in the series finale episode of Netflix’s monarchy drama, is not eligible to submit in the guest drama actress race by only a few seconds. However, her co-star Claire Foy, who also portrays Her Majesty […] Go to Source

Kathryn Bigelow to Direct Next Film for Netflix

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow has set her next feature film at Netflix. The streamer confirmed the project during its upfront presentation to advertisers on Wednesday afternoon in New York. No title or plot details were revealed. The project marks Bigelow’s first feature since the 2017 police brutality period film “Detroit,” which was produced and distributed […] Go to Source

Asian Content Attracts and Retains 80% of Region’s VOD Audiences, Report

Asian audiences are increasingly turning to homegrown content in their streaming choices. Asian titles powering 80% of premium VOD engagement and customer acquisition, according to new research from research and consultancy firm Media Partners Asia. “The Rise of Asian Content” is based on passive tracking of 40,000 users by sister company AMPD in nine major […] Go to Source

Tom Brady Roaster Says ‘They Told Us No Jokes About Happy Endings’ and Robert Kraft, Then Jeff Ross Didn’t Listen:...

Comedian and Tom Brady roaster Andrew Schulz revealed on the “Flagrant” interview series that he was instructed not to make jokes at Netflix’s Brady roast related to Robert Kraft’s 2019 arrest for soliciting prostitution in a Florida massage parlor. Charges against Kraft were dropped the following year. When Kraft’s attendance was confirmed at the event, […] Go to Source

Video Streaming Subscriptions Reach Record Levels in Southeast Asia, Representing Rebound – Report

The video-on-demand streaming sector in Southeast Asia delivered record subscription numbers and subscription revenues in the first quarter of the year, according to a new study. Those trends represent recovery after a tough 2023. Data from consultancy firm Media Partners Asia and its AMPD research affiliate showed VOD usage at a barely changed 96.3 minutes […] Go to Source

‘Emily in Paris’ Moves Season 4 Shoot to Italy, Goes on ‘Roman Holiday’ After Wrapping in France

Lily Collins is in Rome to shoot a portion of “Emily in Paris” Season 4, which wrapped filming in France last week, she announced on Instagram. The hit Netflix show started shooting in January in Paris ahead of the Olympic Games, which will kick off on July 26, for which the French capital is now […] Go to Source

‘Unlocked: A Jail Experiment’: Arkansas County Refuses $60,000 Check From Producers of Netflix Doc Amid Ongoing Legal Battle

Earlier this month, Arkansas’ Pulaski County turned down and returned a $60,000 check sent by Lucky 8, the production company behind the Netflix docuseries “Unlocked: A Jail Experiment.” Pulaski County is where “Unlocked” was filmed, and Lucky 8 apparently intended the check as reimbursement for any costs the county incurred during production. But in a […] Go to Source

Netflix Acquires ‘Calabasas’ Series From Kim Kardashian, Emma Roberts and ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Creator I. Marlene King

Netflix has acquired the series “Calabasas” from executive producers Kim Kardashian, Emma Roberts and “Pretty Little Liars” creator I. Marlene King, Variety has confirmed. Based on the 2021 book “If You Lived Here You’d Be Famous by Now” by Via Bleidner, the upcoming series follows a 16-year-old sheltered Catholic school girl who’s thrown into unfamiliar […] Go to Source

Inside Europe’s ‘porn capital’ where Love Island-style scouts are luring ordinary Brits to become X-rated superstars

MILLIONS flock to Budapest every year to marvel at its grand architecture, take a dip in the thermal baths and drink at hip ruin bars. But aside from visiting its tourist hotspots, many are also flocking to the historic capital for a very different reason – to film pornography.  Olivia West The Sun visited Budapest, which has long been regarded as the ‘porn capital’ of…

Netflix’s ‘Good Times’ Reboot Is Dated, Humorless and Baffling: TV Review

Fifty years ago, “Good Times” became the first sitcom to depict a two-parent Black American family. Now, Netflix is debuting a present-day animated reboot chronicling the Evanses two generations after the original. Set in Chicago’s Cabrini Green projects in the same apartment from the 1970s dramedy, the series follows Reggie (J.B. Smoove), his wife Beverly […] Go to Source

John Mulaney Sets Six-Episode Special ‘Everybody’s in LA’ at Netflix

Netflix has set “John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s in LA,” a six-episode show featuring field pieces and special guests that will stream live during the Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival. Per the logline, the show follows Mulaney as he “explores the city of Los Angeles during a week when every funny person is in it.” […] Go to Source

‘Love on the Spectrum’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

There’s more love to come. Netflix’s U.S. version of “Love on the Spectrum” has been renewed for a third season after its second soared into the Global Top 10 for three weeks. The franchise, now entering its fifth installment including two for the Australian series, continues to captivate audiences with its heartfelt exploration of love […] Go to Source

An executive on ‘3 Body Problem’ who murdered the Netflix show’s producer practiced by poisoning cats and dogs: report

Lin Qi, CEO of Yoozoo Games Co., Ltd, pictured in 2018, two years before his death. Zhang Zhi/Red Star News/VCG via Getty Images Former Yoozoo Games executive Xu Yao received a death sentence for murdering his boss. Lin Qi died in 2020 after ingesting poison, The New York Times reported. Xu was inspired by “Breaking Bad” and poisoned animals for practice, Caixin reported. An executive who worked…

Prayers Up! ‘Gen V’ Actor Chance Perdomo Passes Away At 27-Years-Old

‘Gen V’ actor Chance Perdomo tragically passed away on Saturday (March 30). According to People, the star’s death was the result of an accident. RELATED: Update: Nichole Coats’ Death Ruled ‘Accident’ Despite Alleged Bloody Scene In Model’s Apartment What Was Perdomo’s Cause Of Death? The 27-year-old actor who portrayed Andre Anderson on the hit show died in a motorcycle accident. No one else lost their…

Lego Film Boss Jill Wilfert Reflects on Ten Years of ‘The Lego Movie,’ How ‘Barbie’ Changed the Toy-to-Film Landscape and...

Despite “Barbie’s” recent box office domination, the history of toy-to-film franchises has not always been easy. Often dismissed as a cash grab (“Battleship”) or popcorn fare (“G.I. Joe,” “Transformers”), turning toys into critically and commercially successful content is no skate in the park. For Mattel and co, there was another toy that had to walk […] Go to Source

Sheyi Cole Talks Netflix’s ‘The Beautiful Game’ and Breaking Through With Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ (EXCLUSIVE)

British actor Sheyi Cole has a prominent role in Thea Sharrock’s Netflix original film “The Beautiful Game.” The film revolves around the Homeless World Cup, an annual soccer tournament bringing together displaced or dispossessed players from nearly 50 countries, playing not merely for a trophy but for a second shot at life. Cole plays Jason, a […] Go to Source

Netflix Medical Procedural ‘Pulse’ Adds Five to Cast

Netflix is rounding out the main cast of its upcoming medical procedural “Pulse.” Variety has learned that Jack Bannon (“Pennyworth,” “The Imitation Game”), Jessie T. Usher (“The Boys,” “Shaft”), Chelsea Muirhead (“Warrior,” “Slo Pitch”), Daniela Nieves (“Vampire Academy,” “Five Points”), and Jessy Yates (“Law & Order: SVU,” “Speechless”) have all joined the series. They will […] Go to Source

‘Unfrosted’ Trailer: Jerry Seinfeld Brings Pop-Tarts’ Origin Story to Life in Netflix Movie

Netflix has released the trailer for Jerry Seinfeld’s upcoming Pop-Tart movie, “Unfrosted,” set for release on May 3. Per Netflix’s Tudum, the logline for “Unfrosted” reads, “Michigan, 1963. Kellogg’s and Post, sworn cereal rivals, race to create a pastry that will change the face of breakfast forever. A tale of ambition, betrayal, sugar, and menacing […] Go to Source

Netflix Loses Bid to Dismiss ‘Inventing Anna’ Defamation Lawsuit

A former friend of con artist Anna Sorokin was allowed on Tuesday to proceed with a defamation lawsuit against Netflix over the Shonda Rhimes miniseries, “Inventing Anna.” Netflix had argued that Rhimes and the other show creators have a “literary license” to give their interpretation of events. In rejecting that argument, Chief Judge Colm F. […] Go to Source

Fredro Starr Addresses Rumors Of Arguments And “Friction” Between Brandy & Countess Vaughn On The Set Of ‘Moesha’ (Video)

Rapper Fredro Starr confirms Brandy and Countess Vaughn had real beef on the set of the UPN sitcom, ‘Moesha.’ Atlanta Black Star reports that after years of speculation that the pair had a tumultuous relationship, the actor seemingly confirmed the rumors. RELATED: Brandy Reveals Her Favorite Christmas Album While Detailing Her Family’s Holiday Traditions (Video) Part of the mid-90s sitcom’s success was the on-screen chemistry…

Keira Knightley, Ben Whishaw Joined by Adeel Akhtar, Tracey Ullman on Netflix Spy Series ‘Black Doves’

BAFTA winner Adeel Akhtar (“Fool Me Once”), Tracey Ullman (“The Tracey Ullman Show”), Finn Bennett (“True Detective: Night Country”) and Luther Ford (“The Crown”) have joined the cast of Netflix spy series “Black Doves.” The previously announced cast includes Keira Knightley (“Boston Strangler”) Ben Whishaw (“Passages”), Sarah Lancashire (“Happy Valley”), Andrew Buchan (“Carnival Row”), Andrew […] Go to Source

‘3 Body Problem’ Cast Explain What You Need to Know About the Show and Their Characters

The Netflix series “3 Body Problem,” based on the popular “Remembrance of Earth’s Past” sci-fi book series by Chinese author Liu Cixin, grapples with some of the most fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. With Cixin’s blessing, creators and executive producers and David Benioff and D. B. Weiss (“Game of Thrones”) and Alexander […] Go to Source