Netflix has revealed that they have partnered with Hasbro and Rooster Teeth for an all-new Transformers animated series to set to premiere in 2020. Transformers: War for Cybertron will be an origin story featuring unique animation by Polygon Pictures. FJ DeSanto, a franchise veteran who has worked on the Transformers animated web series Titans Return and Power of the Primes, has been brought on as series showrunner.
“In this Transformers origin story, we will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before – to the delight of both existing fans and those coming to the franchise for the first time,” said John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix. “The Transformers brand is a global phenomenon and we are thrilled to partner with Hasbro, Rooster Teeth and Polygon to bring this exciting new series to our members around the world on Netflix.”
While the reboot of the Resident Evil film franchise is still up and running, it would seem that it has a little more up its sleeve. According to Deadline, Netflix is working with Constantin Film to bring the survival horror franchise to the streaming service in a live-action television series.
The project is in the early stages of development, and is expected to “explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus.”
Netflix has shared the first full trailer for their upcoming adaptation to the cult-classic Gerard Way comic series, The Umbrella Academy. It looks like it’s going to be quite the faithful adaptation, with Netflix really putting in some serious budget for the series.
The series stars Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh. The Umbrella Academy hits Netflix on February 15th.
Netflix has released the first full look at what is certain to be Frank Castle’s last go-around on the streaming service, with Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2. After being given a second chance at the end of the first season, Frank comes across Amy Bendix, an obscure character from the comics in need of his help, giving him reason to pick up his guns once again.
The trailer is great, and packed to the brim with ultraviolence that the character is already known for. Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2 hits Netflix on January 18th.
Netflix has released the first official trailer for the upcoming stylish reboot of the classic PC game and animated series, Carmen Sandiego. Starring Gina Rodriguez as the titular thief, we follow Carmen in a new story as she abandons villainous organization V.I.L.E. after realizing the danger they harm to regular people.
Rodriguez will also be playing the classic thief in a live-action film for Netflix, as well, so this should be quite a fun adventure leading up to a big film later this year.
Netflix kicked off the New Year with a teaser trailer, poster, and premiere date reveal for the highly anticipated Stranger Things 3. The teaser and poster don’t reveal much about the upcoming season, outside of its Summer 1985 setting, which should give us a nice change of pace.
Stranger Things 3 will hit Netflix on July 4th, making for quite the binge-worthy addition on a national holiday here in America. You can hit the jump to check out the first poster for the upcoming season.
Netflix has revealed that the wait for a little more Aggretsuko is shorter than we thought. While season 2 is still in the works, the relatable red panda is getting her own Christmas special, Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas. Oh, and the teaser features a performance from Rancid’s Tim Timebomb, which is amazing.
“While Retsuko desperately makes plans for Christmas Eve, her new obsession with seeking validation through social media spirals out of control.”
Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas releases on Netflix on December 20th.
After what seems like ages since its initial reveal, Entertainment Weekly has given us our first look at the upcoming animated series for Carmen Sandiego, starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin) as the voice of the titular criminal. According to the reveal, the 20-episode series will be split between the present, and Carmen’s past into shaping her into the master thief she’s known as.
It’s nice to see that the interesting visual style presented in the teaser image has carried through to the show, as it was unique and looks incredibly fun. Hit the jump to check out a few additional images from the series. Carmen Sandiego hits Netflix on January 18th, 2019.
Netflix has released the first, wildly controversial, trailer for its upcoming reboot, Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac. On top of the animation style departure, with a transition from 2D to 3D animation, the series has also updated Andromeda Shun to be a female character for more representation.
While the change is understandable, fans are up in arms over the decision to change the fan-favorite character who always acted as the outlier for the male characters in the series to begin with. His sensitivity and drive to end fights with as little violence as possible reinforced the idea that men can be sensitive, and the update somewhat goes in reverse in that regard, given there were plenty of female characters they could have put the work in to explore. I’ll leave the judgment to you, when Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac hits Netflix next summer.
Netflix has released the first official teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Gerard Way-penned cult classic, The Umbrella Academy. The series stars Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh.
The original comic book series was Gerard Way’s introduction to the industry after his stint with My Chemical Romance, and helped quickly establish him as a force to be reckoned with. The Umbrella Academy hits Netflix on February 15th, 2019.
Netflix continued its onslaught of classic anime properties with the announcement that a new Ghost in the Shell anime would hit the streaming service in 2020. Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex).
With that team in mind, the series should be in good hands. Though, we have no other details outside of the creative team, and the above image.
I suppose it was only a matter of time, but Deadline is reporting that Netflix has officially cancelled Marvel’s Daredevil after three wildly successful seasons, with the latest being one of the series’ best. After the cancellation of the other Marvel Netflix shows, speculation shows the possibility of the series moving to Disney+, the upcoming streaming service, but nothing is set in stone, and the future of the characters remain uncertain.
“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note. We’re thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”
Continuing the crazy string of announcements by the streaming service, Netflix has announced that a live-action Cowboy Bebop series is in development for the platform. Little is known about the series currently, outside of original Cowboy Bebop creator, Shinichiro Watanabe, serving as a consultant for the series. Additionally, Christopher Yost (Thor: Ragnarok) will pen the pilot episode.
This is certainly one of the more ill-advised announcements in recent memory for the service, who seems to be grasping at every property it can get its hands on, at this point. We’ll see if they’re able to do the series justice, when it debuts.
Netflix is in the midst of a busy time, with announcements coming left and right, including the new addition of The World of Roald Dahl. The announcement reveals a new animated series featuring many of Roald Dahl’s most iconic works, with the intent to bring their messages to as many children across the world as possible.
“Our mission, which is purposefully lofty, is for as many children as possible around the world to experience the unique magic and positive message of Roald Dahl’s stories,” Felicity Dahl, Roald Dahl’s widow, said in a press release. “This partnership with Netflix marks a significant move toward making that possible and is an incredibly exciting new chapter for the Roald Dahl Story Company. Roald would, I know, be thrilled.”
Included works are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Boy – Tales of Childhood, Going Solo, The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Henry Sugar, Billy and the Minpins, The Magic Finger, Esio Trot, Dirty Beasts, and Rhyme Stew.
After the incredible success that was Devilman Crybaby, Netflix took to the Akiba Theater in Tokyo, announcing plans for several new and classic anime being added to the service across Spring 2019. The announcement of Neon Genesis Evangelion being added to the service was an especially fantastic treat.
On top of the trailer for Neon Genesis Evangeion (seen above), it was revealed that Evangelion: Death True and The End of Evangelion will also be launching on Netflix. we were also shown trailers for Ultraman, and Rilakkuma and Kaoru, as well as premiere dates for 7SEEDS and Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac. Hit the jump for a look at the others.