The Witcher Has Been Renewed for Season 3, Another Anime Film Is on the Way, and a Spinoff… for Kids

Witcher Season 3 Confirmed, New Season 2 Trailer, Anime Movie

As you see in that trailer, season two will see Geralt (Henry Cavill) taking Ciri (Freya Allan) to Kaer Morhen, the ancestral home of the Witcher’s School of the Wolf which is where he learned how to monster hunt (and which happens to be the subject of the first spinoff anime released earlier this year). They’re also still on the hunt for the missing mage Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), but Geralt eventually realizes that the magic that runs inside Ciri might be their biggest threat out of everything.

And now we know no matter what happens, the story won’t be ending there. With season two a few months away, expect more footage, more information, and more interviews not just on season two, but what we might expect from season three, the next upcoming anime feature, and the kids’ show. (We still can’t get over that last one.)

New cast members this season include Simon Callow, Adjoa Andoh, Graham McTavish, Cassie Clare, Chris Fulton, and others, all of whom we’ll meet on December 17 when The Witcher returns.


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The Witcher Season 2 and Prequel Blood Origin Share Peeks at Monsters and Men

Witcher Season 2 and Prequel Blood Origin First Netflix Clips

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In addition, Netflix also forked over the first behind-the-scenes look at The Witcher: Blood Origin, another prequel, though this one’s a live-action series, and it’s also set much earlier than Nightmare of the Wolf. According to its official synopsis: “Set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time—the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal in ‘conjunction of the spheres,’ when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.” The cast includes Sophia Brown, Laurence O’Fuarain, and many more—though we’re a bit biased because our favorite character is already whoever Michelle Yeoh is playing.

Season two of The Witcher, created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski, arrives December 17 on Netflix. In addition to Cavill, it stars Freya Allan as Princess Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Joey Batey as Jaskier, and Kim Bodnia as Vesemir. Blood Origin doesn’t have a release date.


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New Army of Thieves Trailer Is Heavy on Robbery, Light on Zombies

Zack Snyder Army of the Dead Prequel Netflix Trailer

As is evident from that new trailer, Army of Thieves is not a zombie movie. Zombies are part of its world, but not this specific story. It’s an example of how Snyder and his team are hoping to take that first, core movie and expand it in all sorts of new and different ways into a true, original Snyderverse.

“We really liked the idea that it’s set at a time where the zombies existed in the world, but it’s not a zombie film,” producer Deborah Snyder said a few months back. “Who’s done a prequel where it’s a different genre [of] film? To me this is more of a romantic, comedy, heist film than anything else. [It just] happens to live in this world where zombies are in the U.S. and it’s causing the banking system some instability.”

Army of Thieves will be out October 29. Are you excited for the film? How do you think it’ll compare to Army of the Dead?


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Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Invites Us to Jam With Its Jazzy Opening Titles

Cowboy Bebop’s Jazzy Netflix Opening Titles Revealed Yoko Kanno

The new opening animation is worth enough attention, sure, not to mention all the quick glimpses from the series. But what we’re really here for is more score from one of the all-time great anime composers of the last few decades, the legendary Yoko Kanno. Kanno’s work on the original Bebop is beloved for a reason, but her back catalog has some absolutely remarkable pieces of work in it, like the haunting, rhythmic electronica of Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex; the sweeping epics of Macross Plus; and the ethereal choral work and soaring strings of the absolutely incredible Turn A Gundam soundtrack. The fact we’re getting Kanno material for this iteration of Bebop is reason enough to celebrate, but the fact that it’s new material—as the show’s cast and crew have re-iterated, it’s about things that are in keeping with the spirit of the original anime, rather than just recreating what came before—is very special indeed.

Cowboy Bebop, which also stars Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, and at least Two Very Good Boys as Ein, will be about ready to blow this scene when it hits Netflix on November 19. 3, 2, 1…

Correction 9/25/2021, 2:45 p.m. ET: A previous version of this post misstated the Bebop theme has changed drastically. It has not. 


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Cobra Kai Season 4 Teaser Reveals Release Date and New Threats

Cobra Kai Season 4 Release Date Revealed, New Netflix Teaser

One of the many, many joys in Cobra Kai (which was just nominated for multiple Emmys by the way) is how its creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald tell not just a compelling story blending the new and old generations, it’s how they choose to pay homage to the original movies. Last season it was a trip to Okinawa like in Karate Kid Part II, where Daniel saw some old friends in Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita) and Chozen (Yuji Okumoto). Later they even brought back Ali, Elizabeth Shue’s character from the first film.

Now, we know they’re bringing back Karate Kid Part III’s Terry Silver and it opens a huge can of worms. But each season always has one or two big surprises beyond what’s revealed before, and you have to wonder what they have in store not just for this season, but next season. Oh, did you forget? Cobra Kai has already been renewed for season five.

Will you be binging all of Cobra Kai season four when it’s out December 31? What surprise would you most like to see? Tell us below.


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Netflix’s Sandman Reveals New Footage, and Death Would Like a Word

Sandman First Footage of Gaiman’s Adaptation at Netflix TUDUM

The cast for this one is quite impressive and includes Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, non-binary actor Mason Alexander Park as Desire, another of Dream’s siblings, Donna Preston as Desire’s twin, Despair, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucien, Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess. We also have Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthean, Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain, Asim Chaudhry as Abel, and Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine. Plus Joely Richardson and Niamh Walsh as the older and younger versions of Ethel Cripps, and David Thewlis as Ethel’s son, John Dee. Kyo Ra will play Rose Walker, Stephen Fry will play Gilbert, Rose’s protector, and Razane Jammal will play Lyta Hall, Rose’s closest friend. There’s also Sandra James Young as Unity Kincaid, a rich heiress and Rose’s benefactor, and none other than MODOK himself, Patton Oswalt as the voice of Dream’s emissary, Matthew the Raven.

Here are some brand new character posters too posted via the official social media channels, @Netflix_Sandman on Twitter and @thesandmanofficial on Instagram.

The Sandman is slated to start streaming Netflix in 2022.


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Stranger Things Season 4 Has a New Trailer, and It’s Ultra Creepy

Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer: Eleven and the Upside-down

We already knew Hopper—who, famously, did not die in season three—will somehow escape Russia and return home a changed man. And we had a sneaking suspicion that the Byers family, plus Eleven, also wouldn’t be gone from Hawkins for long. But this is the Creel House. A place that doesn’t look like it has a happy history. Is this Hawkins? How does it tie into everything else?

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Created by the Duffer Brothers—who’ve previously declared that this won’t be their last seasonStranger Things season four will bring back the familiar ensemble cast of Winona Ryder, Black Widow star David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard (soon to be seen in Ghostbusters: Afterlife), Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink (who had a fantastic turn in Netflix’s slasher trilogy Fear Street), Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Brett Gelman, and Cara Buono, with new faces to include Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, Joseph Quinn, Tom Wlaschiha, Nikolaj Djuricko, Mason Dye, Sherman Augustus, and Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen, and Grace Van Dien. That’s a lot of cast members, but if ever a show could handle a huge ensemble…it’s this one.

Stranger Things season four arrives in 2022 on Netflix. What do you think of the trailer? Do you think the creators have enough to work with for (at least) one more season?


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Updates From Showtime’s Let The Right One In Series, Injustice, and More

Let the Right One In Game Adaptation Series Showtime Full Order


Let the Right One In

Showtime has officially ordered ten episodes of Let the Right One: The Series, starring Demián Bichir and Madison Taylor Baez. [TV Line]

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Doom Patrol

In conversation with TV Line, Michelle Gomez revealed her Madame Rouge will not speak with a French accent.

I was interested as to why her name was Madame Rouge. I thought she was French, and I was gearing up for a French accent, but they ended up not needing it.

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American Horror Story: Double Feature

“Death Valley” begins in the trailer for next week’s episode of American Horror Story.


Riverdale

Finally, Alice has a meltdown while Jughead pretends to be Tabitha’s boyfriend in the trailer for next week’s episode of Riverdale.


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Megan Fox Is Just One of Many Vampires Ruining a Driver’s Life in Netflix’s Night Teeth

Netflix Night Teeth Trailer: Vampires Meet Uber, Megan Fox

As the night goes on and Benny’s observation of the two only finds weirder and weirder things to focus on, his evening slips from rideshare hell to unholy nightmare when he uncovers they’re both actually vampires, out for a night of blood-sucking, beatings, and… inter-vampire gang fighting that swaps out the guns for stake-firing crossbows? Hell yeah. Naturally, Benny doesn’t take too kindly to the situation he’s thrust into, even as he’s forced to continue driving the pair around, so it looks like Night Teeth will eventually become a bit more of a full-on vampire horror as he tries to escape their clutches (and find some pretty disconcerting banks of living humans being fed upon in the process). But judging by that hand wound he gets later on in the trailer, maybe Benny will have more than just a dead-end driver’s job and also passengers from a more literal definition of hell to worry about by the time his night’s over.

We’ll find out when Night Teeth hits Netflix on October 20.


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Live-Action Saint Seiya Movie in the Works With Some Familiar Names Attached

Saint Seiya Live-Action Movie Cast: Sean Bean, Famke Janssen, Toei, Sony


The Spore

Toxic spores blanket the Earth, creating a legion of fungal zombies in the trailer for The Spore, coming to VOD on November 9.


Arcane

Netflix has also released a string of character posters announcing the voice cast of its upcoming Arcane animated series—including Hawkeye star Hailee Steinfeld.

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House of Secrets

According to THR, Chris Columbus is developing a live-action series based on his own House of Secrets novels co-authored with Ned Vizzini. The series follows “siblings Brendan, Eleanor and Cordelia Walker” who “aren’t pleased when their family relocate to a creepy Victorian house once owned by an occult novelist, Denver Kristoff. By the time the Walkers realize that their new neighbor has sinister plans for them, they’re trapped in the magical house, traveling through the fantastical intertwined universes of Kristoff’s novels.”

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Star Trek: Lower Decks

The Cerritos crew meets an evil computer (Jeffrey Combs) in the synopsis for this Thursday’s episode, “Where Pleasant Fountains Lie.

Mariner and Boimler are stranded on an uninhabited planet with a sentient computer. On the Cerritos, Lt. Commander Billups must prove his engineering abilities to an old adversary.

Written by: Garrick Bernard

Directed by: Jason Zurek

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La Brea

The government tracks the survivors of the sinkhole in the synopsis for “Day Two” — the October 5 episode of La Brea. 

With Josh’s life on the line, Eve traverses the dangerous wilderness back to the clearing to save him. Desperate to kickstart a rescue mission, Gavin and Izzy work to prove there are survivors alive inside the sinkhole as government agents track their every move.

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What We Do in the Shadows

The vampires bid one of their own adieu in the synopsis for October 21’s “A Farewell,a very special episode of What We Do in the Shadows.

Colin has a birthday and a vampire says goodbye. Written by Sam Johnson & Stefani Robinson & Marika Sawyer & Paul Simms; Directed by Tig Fong.

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Stargirl

Solomon Grundy returns to Stargirl in the trailer for next week’s episode.


Supergirl

Finally, Supergirl fights a few dragons in the trailer for next week’s episode “The Gauntlet.


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