While the whole world has stopped because of the Co-vid19, so have a lot of expensive projects.
The Guardian reports that some among the biggest such “have been given the go-ahead to restart filming after the UK government and health bodies signed off on new coronavirus safety rules“.
UK’s film and high-end television industry is worth £3.6bn and could rise now that Hollywood monsters as Matt Reeves-directed ‘The Batman’ – starring Robert Pattinson, the third ‘Fantastic Beasts’- film, set in the Harry Potter- universe, and Netflix’s second season of epic-fantasy series ‘The Witcher’ with Henry Cavill’s in the main role – “is understood to be keen to resume production as soon as is safely possible“.
Two of the most popular shows on British television are ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’. Back in mid-March those were the first UK productions to suspend filming.
There’s even a very likely time-frame till the production may resume as the article states that: “This is a green light that signals that the UK is open for business again for film and high-end TV production,” said an industry source. “Many productions have to get up and running again in the next two months or they won’t get made this year as they rely on summer weather and conditions.”
I’m sure we’ll see some release dates pushed back but it’s good to see things are beginning to recover and soon to return to normal.
Netflix has revealed that all three seasons of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ arrives on their service in May, 15th, at least in the US.
The series aired between 2005 to 2008 with 66 episodes and such a captivating finale that many claim it’s one of the best ever.
The world is divided into four elemental nations: The Northern and Southern Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads. The Avatar upholds the balance between the nations, but everything changed when the Fire Nation invaded. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, can stop them. But when the world needs him most, he vanishes. A hundred years later Katara and Sokka discover the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. Together they must help Aang master the elements and save the world.
It was also revealed back in 2018 that a live-action remake based on the original series AND with the original creators involved is in works, also for Netflix.
‘LA Originals’ explores the culture and landmarks of the chicano and street art movement that cemented Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol’s status as behind-the-scenes hip hop legends.
Both Eminem and Snoop Dogg are among the cast. Everything about the gritty art turned into graffitti, lowriders and tattoos impacting street culture, hip hop and beyond.
It’s available for streaming on Netflix as of today.
And here you go, a cool trailer 🙂
‘The Letter to the King’ is a Netflix adaptation based on the Dutch fantasy classic by Tonke Dragt (first published 1962).
In this sweeping fantasy series, a teenage knight-in-training (Amir Wilson) receives a secret letter on which the fate of the kingdom depends. He embarks on an epic quest to deliver it to the king and stop the world from being plunged into darkness.
I am a HUGE fantasy fan and based by its looks, this show may fill some needs. Some scenes are epic. I’ve seen some BUZZ around the Net and overall the consensus is that people should look forward to this.
The Letter for the King premieres March 20, only on Netflix.
‘Altered Carbon’ debuted in February 2018 and proved itself to become a success for the streaming platform.
The plot centered around a future where consciousness can be digitally stored and transported to another body. Joel Kinnaman played as Takeshi Kovacs, a prisoner returned to life for the purpose to solve a murder and regain his freedom.
‘Avengers’ star – Anthony Mackie (photo above) – takes over the role for the next season, which consists of eight episodes, just like the first season did.
Mark Thursday, February 27th in your calendars.
It looks fit for a good family time and I would define it as “supernatural”. Another Netflix original that is supposed to become a hit and as a subscriber, I am looking forward to this. Keep ’em coming!
Based on the best-selling graphic novels, Locke & Key follows 3 siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities.
Coming to Netflix on February 7, 2020.
‘Raising Dion’ is one of the best Netflix originals. It premiered on October 4th, on Netflix.
The main character is a boy – named Dion – and togheter with his single mom discovers that he has supernatural abilities. Her focus is like every mom’s – to keep the boy safe, while learning to control his powers.
A second season is now confirmed and that’s GREAT NEWS. It’s in top 10 popular series on Netflix in 2019. Second season enters production this year.
I’m sure that most of you have not missed the ‘The Witcher’- series streaming now on Netflix. The first season was released on December 20 and a second season is confirmed.
The show is based on the book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.
There’s also a game series based on the same works and the last title (until now, at least) is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – an open world RPG with plenty to explore. PC, Xbox One and PS4 got it. Even a Switch version was released not long ago: October last year.
What has now happened, is that this game has broken its record, as the earlier concurrent player peak was 92,268, set shortly after the game’s launch (2015) on Steam alone. According to the source below, these numbers have seen a boost and just today, a new record was set: 101,133 simultaneous players.
Main trailer for the NETFLIX series
Official launch trailer for THE WITCHER 3
If you plan buying the game, I recomand the GOTY- edition. It includes 2 expansions and those add more hours to the experience. Definately worth it.
I’m intrigued by the concept. I’ll binge watch it.
When a CIA officer investigates a man attracting international attention and followers through acts of public disruption, she embarks on a global, high-stakes mission to uncover whether he is a divine entity or a deceptive con artist.
Streaming on Netflix January 1st.
On a Continent riddled with evil, the paths of a monster hunter, a sorceress and a runaway princess converge.
The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill, arrives December 20, only on Netflix.
First season of The Witcher arrives soon – December 20th is the date. It’s eight episodes long. Season 2 is official already so we’ve got BIG THINGS to long to.
The Netflix series is based on the Polish novels by Andrzej Sapkowski with the same name, the same source material as of The Witcher- games, developed by CD Projekt Red.
The witcher Geralt (Henry Cavill), a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
The Irishman costed Netflix at least $200 million and is a project directed by Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in the main roles.
Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran is a man with a lot on his mind. The former labor union high official and hitman, learned to kill serving in Italy during the Second World War. He now looks back on his life and the hits that defined his mob career, maintaining connections with the Bufalino crime family. In particular, the part he claims to have played in the disappearance of his life-long friend, Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who mysteriously vanished in late July 1975 at the age of 62.
It got an almost perfect reception from the critics – averaging 94% (53 reviews) and lands on 8.7 from 241 users. Expect a couple of days or weeks for Netflix to announce numbers.
It’s 3 hours and 29 minutes long and available since only two days ago – November 27th.