Everything We Learned From Netflix’s TUDUM Presentation, From The Return Of “The Crown” To A First Look At “Sandman” | Entertainment


Whoever came up with the idea of ​​savoring good news forgot to tell Netflix.

The streaming service spent a full three hours at a live event, TUDUM, on Saturday, unveiling a litany of announcements, from first looks to series renewals on huge hits and cult classics. Here are the highlights:

“The crown”

Queen Elizabeth is taking a year off, which means the royal drama won’t return until November 2022. The series’ fifth season will undergo its third – and supposedly last – casting swap, with Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles and Jonny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major.

“I will do my best to maintain the very high standard they have set,” Staunton said from the set. “I hope I sound calm, collected, and capable. Meanwhile, my stomach is doing somersaults.

“Red notice”

A new clip for Rawson’s thriller Marshall Thurber reunites the producer with Dwayne Johnson for their third film, this time joined by Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot on an adventure that requires the collaboration of the FBI’s top profiler and two rival criminals. The film will be released on November 12.

“Stranger things”

The silly sci-fi series won’t return until 2022, but a teaser clip sends our favorite teens to something called Creel House, which looks like it came straight out of “American Horror Story: Murder House”.


Say goodbye to the Byrdes. Wendy (Laura Linney) and Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) appear to be back in Mexico to work for the drug cartel in the first preview of the fourth and final season of “Ozark,” which returns next year.

Kanye west

In case you want more of Kanye, Netflix has got you covered: the first of its three-part documentary series about the prolific and sometimes problematic rapper premieres next year. “jeen-yuhs,” filmed over two decades, “is an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye’s experience, showcasing both his training days trying to break through and his life today as a global brand and artist. “, according to the streaming service.

“Sex education”

Right after the premiere of its third season, “Sex Education” was renewed for a fourth, promising another year with the horny teens of Moordale, or whatever its name is now.


Shonda Rhimes’ pig masterpiece is back … or at least it will be next year. Simone Ashley of “Sex Education” is making her debut as what appears to be a training partner for the task against Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) himself.

“The Sand Man”

Neil Gaiman’s long-awaited comic is finally here, albeit without a premiere date. The first real look at the fantasy series opens with an occult ritual in which Roderick Burgess (Charles Dance) accidentally captures Dream (Tom Sturridge), instead of Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste). The rest of the star-studded cast includes Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Stephen Fry as Gilbert and Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven.

“Cobra Kai”

The Emmy-nominated series will return for its fourth season on December 31, marking the New Year with surprising relaxation as Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) team up to defeat John Kreese (Martin Kove), who has took control of Cobra Kai.

“Extraction 2”

Like you can kill Chris Hemsworth … or, uh, Tyler Rake. The black market mercenary “Extraction” is not only alive, but back for a sequel to the big-budget action flick that turned out to be one of Netflix’s biggest hits last year.

“If you thought our first movie was pushing the boundaries, just wait and see what Sam and I have in store for this next installment,” Hemsworth teased to director Sam Hargrave on Saturday.

“The Tiger King”

Do you need more Joe Exotic? Almost certainly not. Are you going to watch him another 10 hours with his chaotic friends and foes? Netflix is ​​betting on it. The second part of the pandemic will take place on November 17.

“Cowboy Bebop”

If it sounds like Netflix has been talking about “Cowboy Bebop” forever, it pretty much is. The live-action adaptation was announced in 2018, the cast in 2019, and the artwork was finally revealed last month. Now we have opening credits. Theoretically, the actual show will be released soon? (November 19, says Netflix.)

“Murder mystery”

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston can’t get enough of each other. The duo team up again for a sequel to “Murder Mystery,” which saw New York cop Nick (Sandler) take his wife (Aniston) on vacation to Europe that quickly turned into a murder mystery.

“Émilie in Paris”

Remember a week when no one on the internet could decide if they liked “Emily in Paris” or hated it, but everyone was talking about it? Well, get ready to spend Christmas starting the same fight all over again. Darren Star’s cultural shock romantic comedy returns for its second season on December 22.

“Army of Thieves”

The prequel to Zack Snyder’s zombie heist movie “Army of the Dead” isn’t actually about the zombies, but rather the safecracker Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer) and his journey from a “sheepish German bank teller named Sebastian” to the favorite. fans. “Army of Thieves” premieres on October 29.

“Colin in black and white”

One of the most talked about football players is finally writing his own titles. Colin Kaepernick teamed up with Ava DuVernay for a series about his childhood, raised by two white adoptive parents (Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman), and how he became the activist he is today. The first look clip, narrated by Kaepernick, features the young athlete (Jaden Michael) as an outstanding high school pitcher. The half-hour series will air on October 29.

“Don’t look up”

In Adam McKay’s cruelest joke yet, you get to choose who you stand at the end of the world: Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio or Meryl Streep and Jonah Hill. Only one of them is right about a catastrophic meteor rushing towards Earth. The film will have limited release in theaters before hitting Netflix on December 24.

“Enola Holmes”

This ad is basically “Hey, don’t forget we’re doing another ‘Enola Holmes’,” which is more than enough. Millie Bobbie Brown will return as the eponymous junior detective, as will Henry Cavill as Sherlock and Louis Partridge as Enola’s criminal partner, Tewkesbury.

“The Witcher”

Netflix closed the event with a barrage of news on “The Witcher,” one of its most popular fantasy series, starring Henry Cavill as the Monster Hunter. We have a Season 3 renewal ahead of the Season 2 release on December 17th and a prequel series, “Blood Origin”, and another anime feature and a “kids and family” series set in the same universe. . Satisfied yet?


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