Netflix Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Netflix RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Netflix Finishes Filming for The Witcher Season 2 Mon, 05 Apr 2021 12:59:44 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Netflix has finished filming The Witcher Season 2, showrunner Lauren Hissrich announced, although there's still no solid timeframe for when The Witcher season two's first episode might air.

The Witcher Season 2 draws on Blood of Elves, Andrzej Sapkowski's first Witcher novel, and while it still follows Jaskier, Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri, it introduces multiple new characters as well.

Filming it was quite the undertaking. Hissrich said the crew of 1,200 and 90-person cast filmed for almost 158 days, sometimes at night, frequently in the cold, and always observing COVID safety regulations.

That might sound like a lot for adapting just one book, but Hissrich said Blood of Elves is just the start. The Witcher season two goes "beyond" the first novel, Hissrich said.

While there's no telling what else Netflix might include in the season, we do know it's not the only Witcher the streaming giant has in the works. Netflix is also producing the Geralt-less Blood Origin prequel and probably has a few more mainline Witcher seasons in store.

Resident Evil Series Confirmed at Netflix Thu, 27 Aug 2020 10:43:16 -0400 GS_Staff

Netflix has officially announced its long-rumored Resident Evil series. There is no release date for the live-action show carrying the eponymous name, but the streaming giant did provide a few details regarding the plot and its characters.

Resident Evil will follow Jade and Billie Wesker, two new characters in the RE universe. We don't know too much about the sisters at this point, except that series villain Albert Wesker is most likely their good old dad.

Exactly how the show fits into the timeline of the games remains to be seen, but it will explore two time periods in the sisters' lives. One will focus on their lives as teenagers in New Raccoon City, which, unsurprisingly, holds nefarious secrets of its own. The other will focus on Jade's adulthood and a world overrun by zombies.  

Netflix's official synopsis reads:

In the first timeline, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world. 

Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters -- people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past - about her sister, her father and herself - continue to haunt her.

The first season of Resident Evil will consist of eight one-hour episodes. Andrew Dabb will act as the series' showrunner, writer, and one of its many executive producers. Dabb is perhaps most known for his work on Supernatural, though he has a number of graphic novels to his name, including Ghostbusters Legion, the Dragonlance Chronicles, and G.I. Joe: SIGMA 6

Dabb said that: 

Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time. I'm incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first ever Resident Evil series to Netflix members around the world. For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before.

Canadian director Bronwen Hughes will direct and executive produce episodes one and two of the series. Additional directors have not been announced. Hughes is known for her work on The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on the Resident Evil series as we learn it, as well as updates on the upcoming Resident Evil 8

Ubisoft and Netflix Gear Up for a Splinter Cell Anime Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:42:35 -0400 Josh Broadwell

According to an exclusive Variety report, Netflix and Ubisoft are working on a Splinter Cell series. Don't expect gritty realism or Michael Fassbender front and center, though. This is a Splinter Cell anime series, written and produced by Derek Kolstad of John Wick fame.

Variety's sources claim there are two seasons of the Splinter Cell anime planned, for a total of 16 episodes.

Variety didn't disclose its sources. Still, Variety's had plenty of video game and game adaptation scoops in the past, like the Fallout series announcement.

As the report mentions, this isn't the first time Ubisoft's tried adapting one of its franchises, although we sincerely hope the Splinter Cell series is better than the Assassin's Creed movie Fassbender starred in. At the very least, it's a sign Ubisoft hasn't completely abandoned Splinter Cell, even though it's been seven years since Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist released.

Dark and gritty games getting anime adaptations isn't wholly unprecedented either. During June's Night City Wire event, CD Projekt Red announced Cyberpunk 2077 is getting its own anime series soon. And, of course, there's Netflix's Castlevania series, which is heading into its fourth season

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Splinter Cell anime news as it develops.

[Source: Variety]

Netflix Announces The Witcher: Blood Origin Prequel Series Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:11:30 -0400 Josh Broadwell

We've known for a while that Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 is in the works, but there's even more Witcher goodness on the way. Today, Netflix announced The Witcher prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin is also set for production, exploring Geralt's world 1,200 years before Geralt set foot on the scene.

According to Netflix's press release, which Nerdist picked up, The Witcher: Blood Origin's executive producers are Lauren Hissrich (showrunner for The Witcher Season 1) and Declan De Barra (The Witcher, The Originals) will be both co-executive producer and showrunner.

Blood Origin will explore the world of The Witcher before humans arrived, bringing catastrophe with them. It's also set to focus on the "forgotten" story of the first-ever Witcher. If you're concerned about Netflix creating Witcher lore independent of the book series, worry not. Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski will act as a consultant for the series.

De Barra said he specifically wants to explore the pre-human world before the conjunction of the spheres:

What was the Elven world really like before the cataclysmic arrival of the humans? I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations... Leaving only fragments of a civilization’s true story behind.

The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilization before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher.

As yet, there's no anticipated air date for The Witcher: Blood Origin. But between Blood Origin, Season 2, and the Netflix Witcher animated series, there's at least plenty to look forward to. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more The Witcher news as it develops.

[Source: Nerdist]

Netflix Catches Pokemon Journeys — It's Super Effective! Thu, 23 Apr 2020 14:18:26 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The newest Pokemon anime series, Pokemon Journeys, is coming to Netflix this June as a Netflix original. The first 12 episodes will be available on June 12, and "another 12 episodes will be added every three months for the duration of the season." As of this writing, there are only 25 total episodes in the series. 

Pokemon Journeys first aired in Japan last year, coinciding with the Pokemon Sword and Shield launch. Unlike basically every season of Pokemon before it, Pokemon Journeys doesn't drop Ash and Pikachu into an anime version of the latest games.

Instead, Ash goes back home to Pallet Town before setting out to see the world. Professor Oak introduces him to a colleague named Professor Cerise, and Ash meets the ambitious new Pokemon trainer Goh. Professor Cerise task the pair with uncovering Pokemon mysteries throughout the world's various regions. Whether that means we'll see returns to places like Johto and Sinnoh or if the pair will travel to completely new regions, we'll just have to see.

Either way, the Pokemon Journeys reveal trailer shows a number of legendary Pokemon making a return, including Mew and Lugia. And seeing as Goh's partner is Scorbunny, we're pretty confident Galar Pokemon will be making an appearance as well.

June's a big month for Pokemon Sword and Shield fans, as that's when the first part of the Sword and Shield expansion pass, the Isle of Armor, launches.

You can check out the original announcement over on the Pokemon website. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon Journeys news as it appears.

Castlevania Season 4 Confirmed by Netflix Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:44:55 -0400 GS_Staff

Though it took Netflix some 18 months to confirm the existence of Castlevania Season 3 following the air date of Season 2, the streaming giant has wasted little time confirming Castlevania Season 4. The news comes via a March 27 tweet on the official Netflix Twitter account (via Destructoid). 

Castlevania Season 3 debuted on March 5, just 25 days ago, and was only confirmed on February 4. 

Currently, it is not known how far in the development process Season 4 is, and Netflix did not share a release date or release window for the next installment of the series. Considering the long gap between Season 2 and Season 3, it's likely the series won't return at least until winter 2020 if not early 2021. 

Season 3 left a lot of questions unanswered in the Castlevania universe, with plenty of plot threads left open for Season 4. There's still quite a bit to learn about Trevor and Sypha, Isaac, Hector, and Alucard. 

Like the video game series it is based on, it's likely that, at some point, Dracula himself will return to the world of Netflix's Castlevania. Some elements of Season 3 seem to hint that might be the case in Season 4. 

However, we'll have to wait until Netflix releases more information to be sure of anything. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on Castlevania

New on Netflix April 2020: Movies, TV Shows, and Original Series Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:52:23 -0400 GS_Staff

In the wake of quarantines and shelter-in-place orders surrounding the spread of coronavirus, more and more of us are finding ourselves at home. 

Luckily, there's plenty to watch on Netflix in April (for March's additions, check here). From Mortal Kombat to The Matrix, Despicable Me, Community, and The Runaways, there's something for everyone in the streaming giant's early spring lineup.

New Netflix TV Shows and Movies April 2020

April 1
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights
  • Bloodsport
  • Cadillac Records
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke
  • Community: Season 1-6
  • David Batra: Elefanten I Rummet
  • Deep Impact
  • God's Not Dead
  • How to Fix a Drug Scandal
  • Just Friends
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • Kim's Convenience: Season 4
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Minority Report
  • Molly's Game
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mud
  • Nailed It!: Season 4 
  • Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S3: Sun & Moon – Ultra Legends
  • Promised Land
  • Road to Perdition
  • Salt
  • School Daze
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Soul Plane
  • Sunderland ‘Til I Die: Season 2
  • Sunrise in Heaven
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Death of Stalin
  • The Girl with All the Gifts
  • The Hangover
  • The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show
  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Roommate
  • The Runaways
  • The Social Network
  • Wildling
April 2
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
April 3
  • Coffee & Kareen 
  • La casa de papel: Part 4 
  • Money Heist: The Phenomenon 
  • Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy 
  • StarBeam
April 4
  • Angel Has Fallen
April 5
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
April 6
  • The Big Show Show
April 7
  • Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020: Part 3
April 9
  • Hi Score Girl: Season 2
April 10
  • Brew Brothers 
  • LA Originals 
  • La vie scholaire 
  • Love Wedding Repeat 
  • The Main Event
  • Tigertail
April 14
  • Chris D’Elia: No Pain 
April 15
  • The Innocence Files 
  • Outer Banks
April 16
  • Despicable Me
  • Fary: Hexagone: Season 2
  • Fauda: Season 3 
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Mauricio Meirelles: Levando o Caos 
  • Jem and the Holograms
April 17
  • Betonrausch 
  • #blackAF 
  • Earth and Blood 
  • The Last Kids on Earth: Book 2 
  • Legado en los huesos
  • Sergio
  • Too Hot To Handle
April 18
  • The Green Hornet
April 20
  • Cooked with Cannabis 
  • The Midnight Gospel
  • The Vatican Tapes
April 21
  • Bleach: The Assault
  • Bleach: The Bount
  • Middleditch & Schwartz
April 22
  • Absurd Planet 
  • Circus of Books
  • El silencio del pantano 
  • The Plagues of Breslau 
  • The Willoughbys 
  • Win the Wilderness
April 23
  • The House of Flowers: Season 3
April 24
  • After Life: Season 2 
  • Extraction 
  • Hello Ninja: Season 2 
  • Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill 
April 25
  • The Artist
  • Django Unchained
April 26
  • The Last Kingdom: Season 4 
April 27
  • Battle: Los Angeles
  • Never Have I Ever 
April 29
  • A Secret Love 
  • Extracurricular 
  • Murder To Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story 
  • Nadiya’s Time To Eat 
  • Summertime
April 30
  • Dangerous Lies 
  • Drifting Dragons 
  • The Forest Of Love: Deep Cut 
  • Rich in Love
  • The Victims’ Game 

TV Shows and Movies Leaving Netflix in April 2020

April 4
  • American Odyssey: Season 1
April 8 
  • Movie 43
April 15
  • 21 & Over
April 16
  • Lost Girl: Season 1-5
April 17
  • Big Fat Liar
April 19
  • The Longest Yard
April 24
  • The Ugly Truth
April 29
  • National Treasure
April 30
  • A Cinderella Story
  • A Little Princess
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut
  • The Craft
  • Crash
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • Dirty Harry
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Friday the 13th
  • Good Burger
  • GoodFellas
  • The Hangover
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Police Academy
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  • Police Academy 3: Back in TrainingPolice Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
  • Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach
  • Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
  • Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow
  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • Rounders
  • Scream 2
  • Scream 3
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Space Jam
  • Spy Kids
  • Step Brothers
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • True Grit
  • Photo: Warner Bros.

That's it for this month. Be sure to check back in mid-April for what's coming to Netflix in May. For more on what's streaming, check out our list of what's coming to Hulu in April

Your Favorite Shows and Movies Postponed by the Coronavirus: A Full Roundup Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:07:53 -0400 Ty Arthur

Even if you aren't in an area with a shelter-in-place order, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has already impacted your entertainment choices. A wide swath of games, movies, and TV shows have already been postponed or delayed.

Federal guidelines for stopping transmission of the virus have prompted tweaks to video game release schedules. Doom Eternal's physical GameStop edition released a day early to help gamers practice social distancing, and Final Fantasy 7 remake may seen some shortages when it releases in early April. 

We are just beginning to see the effects of Covid-19 on the entertainment industry at large, however, and video game TV adaptations are also going to be hit hard. 

Castlevania Season 3 made it in just in time, but other shows haven't been so lucky. Production on The Witcher season 2 has notably been halted. Sadly, it will be quite some time before we get to see anymore bathtub Geralt (sob!).

That's just the start, though. Let's take a look at every TV show and movie that is either being postponed or has seen production entirely halted.

TV Shows Postponed Because of Coronavirus

The fantasy genre is taking a particularly hard hit, with Amazon's upcoming book adaptations, like The Lord Of The Rings and The Wheel Of Time, facing significant delays from their original launch windows.

Marvel television shows, alongside Stranger Things Season 4 and even The Walking Dead, have seen production paused as well. Here's what we can confirm will be or has been delayed:

  • All Apple TV Plus Shows:— postponed until an unknown time 
    • See, Servant, For All Mankind, Lisey’s Story, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, The Morning Show, Foundation
  • All Disney+ Marvel shows  postponed until an unknown time 
    • Includes LokiThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision
  • All Warner Bros shows   postponed until an unknown time 
    • Batwoman, Lucifer, Riverdale, The Flash, Young Sheldon, all pilots
  • All Rise  — production on current season suspended
  • American Idol — production on current season suspended
  • American Housewife — production on current season suspended
  • Batwoman — production on current season suspended
  • Bob Hearts Abishola — postponed indefinitely
  • Billboard Music Awards — postponed indefinitely
  • Bros — production delayed an unknown amount of time
  • Carnival Row Season 2  suspended indefinitely 
  • Charmed — suspended indefinitely 
  • Chicago Fire / Med / P.D. — suspended indefinitely 
  • Daytime Emmy Awards — postponed indefinitely 
  • Dynasty — postponed indefinitely 
  • Conan O'Brien — will return in new format March 30, currently uploading videos to YouTube
  • Fargo Season 4  production suspended, April 19 release canceled
  • Fear The Walking Dead Season 6  production suspended for one month
  • Friend's Reunion Special — production delayed
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee — production halted, new content uploading to YouTube 
  • Grey's Anatomy current season  filming suspended at least three weeks
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live — recording home segments and uploading them to YouTube
  • Last Man Standing — filming suspended just before finale, may be recorded at a later date
  • Late Night With Seth Meyers — filming suspended, but  "A Closer Look" segments will be home filmed and uploaded to YouTube starting the week of 3/23
  • Law and Order: SVU - production halted indefinitely, reruns now airing
  • Lights Out With David Spade  - production halted indefinitely
  • Lord Of The Rings Season 1  production paused at least two weeks
  • Love Fraud Showtime docuseries - premiere postponed
  • Nancy Drew - production paused indefinitely 
  • New Amsterdam - production paused indefinitely 
  • Riverdale - production paused indefinitely 
  • Russian Doll — production halted
  • SNL  at least three episodes due to begin airing March 28 to be pushed back to unknown dates
  • Snowpiercer — filming paused indefinitely 
  • Stranger Things Season 4  filming paused indefinitely
  • Supergirl  — filming paused indefinitely
  • Superstore — production halted before season finale, which is now expected to release next year instead
  • S.W.A.T. — production halted with only one episode left, unclear what will happen with that episode
  • The Bachelorette — production halted
  • The Blacklist — production on current season suspended
  • The Flash — production halted
  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert — recording home segments and uploading them to YouTube
  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah — recording home segments and uploading them to YouTube
  • The Righteous Gemstones — production halted
  • The Talk — production halted, reruns to air instead
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  — recording home segments and uploading them to YouTube
  • The Wheel Of Time Season 1  suspended indefinitely
  • The Walking Dead Season 11  pre-production halted for one month
  • The Witcher Season 2  production suspended for at least two weeks
  • Watch What Happens Live  — originally planned to switch to home recordings, but now postponed indefinitely as Andy Cohen was diagnosed with coronavirus

Movie Releases Postponed Because of Coronavirus

Most of the blockbuster releases for March through November have already been pushed back. However, several of these movies will hit video-on-demand streaming services much earlier. Trolls: World Tour will notably be available to rent the day it should have hit theaters: April 10. 

These early rentals will come with a correspondingly higher price to make up the difference in lost ticket sales. Most of the movies coming to streaming rental services during their theatrical release windows will carry a $19.99 rental price tag if Universal's current model is any indication. 

Here are all the movies we know of so far that won't hit their originally scheduled dates or have hit production snags in some shape or form:

  • Birds Of Prey  — available on demand March 24 (already released in theater)
  • Bloodshot — available on demand March 24
  • The Gentlemen  available on demand March 24
  • The Invisible Man  available on demand March 30
  • The Way Back  available on demand March 24
  • Sonic The Hedgehog  available on demand March 31
  • Onward — coming to Disney+ early on April 3
  • Trolls: World Tour  available on demand April 10
  • The Climb — pushed to July 17
  • Peter Rabbit 2 The Runaway — pushed to August 7
  • No Time To Die — pushed to November 25
  • Fast & Furious 9 — pushed to April 2, 2021
  • Antlers — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Avatar sequels — filming again postponed to an unknown time
  • A Quiet Place Part 2 pushed to an unknown release date
  • Beastie Boys Story — theatrical release cancelled, but will still stream on Apple TV at some point
  • Black Widow — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Blue Story — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Fantastic Beasts 3 — filming shut down on first day
  • First Cow — already saw limited release, but major release now postponed to unknown date
  • Home Alone Reboot — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Jurassic World Dominion — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Minions: Rise Of Gru — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Mission Impossible 7 — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Mulan — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Nightmare Alley — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Peter Pan & Wendy — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Spiral: From The Book Of Saw — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Batman — production paused for two weeks
  • The Card Counter — production shut down 5 days before completion
  • The Last Duel — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Little Mermaid — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Lovebirds — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Man From Toronto — production halted
  • The Matrix 4 — production halted, pushed to an unknown release date
  • The New Mutants — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Woman In The Window — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Uncharted — production pushed back six weeks

Those are all of the TV shows and movies we know have been postponed or delayed because of the coronavirus so far. 

Know of any other seasons or movies we missed or wondering what's happening with your favorite show? Drop us a comment, and we'll find out if it's been postponed.

Castlevania Season 3 Review – World-Building or Filler Arc? Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:48:24 -0400 Thomas Wilde

Since I saw it, I’ve been joking that Season 3 of Netflix’s Castlevania is, in its way, a truly ballsy move by its producers. Netflix is notorious for canceling shows after their third season, so naturally, Castlevania spends all 10 of its newest episodes building up to what promises to be an amazing Season 4. The final episode ought to be entitled “Try Shutting Us Down Now, Boys.”

In general, then, how you feel about this season of Castlevania will depend on one thing above all else: When you watch serial entertainment, do you prefer the journey or the destination?

Are you happy just spending time with characters you like  and would be okay if the whole show was just watching them bust on each other while they eat soup  or do you prefer a show that has a real sense of forward momentum towards its climax?

If you like the former, then Castlevania Season 3 is absolutely your jam. If you enjoy the latter, and I mostly fall into that camp, this season feels like a lot of setup for a payoff that’s not coming anytime soon.

The last couple of seasons of Castlevania, to be fair, have been mostly about the journey. I enjoyed the second season, but the single most apt criticism you can make of it is that a good two-thirds of its running time are chiefly about Trevor, Sypha, and Alucard snarking at each other in the Belmont library. It’s a long, winding road towards the final episodes, but when they arrive, they hit.

The big draw of the Dracula fight isn’t just the visuals, but the multiple layers of catharsis that go into it: In the end, it feels less like the heroes beat Dracula and more that they finally shocked him into committing suicide-by-Belmont. The action is undeniably amazing, but it wouldn’t be as satisfying without that emotional gut-punch, and that’s why you needed a lot of the build-up.

With Dracula dead, Castlevania’s third season ends up in uncharted waters. The series picks up a month after Dracula’s demise, and takes this opportunity to do a little character- and world-building, with four season-long arcs that never actually intersect.

Trevor and Sypha are now a couple, roaming the countryside as freelance monster hunters, while Alucard has withdrawn from the world, living an uncomfortable hermit’s life in the ruins of Dracula’s castle. Hector has been enslaved by Carmilla, the last of Dracula’s generals, and dragged back to her home in Styria; and Isaac is slowly making his way back across the world, gathering an army of monsters on a mission of revenge against Hector for Dracula’s death.

Each of the four arcs does build towards a sort of climax, but three of the four primarily feel like setup chapters for a greater story to be told later. The fourth, Alucard’s, is the clear loser here, as it feels like a textbook “filler arc,” which only serves to kill time and check in with our old vampire buddy.

Granted, filler arcs in other shows usually aren’t this harrowing – there’s a sequence near the end of the season in Alucard’s storyline that had me holding my breath in suspense – but it doesn’t end so much as it stops.

This is, to be fair, a problem I’ve had with a fair amount of Warren Ellis’ work. Ellis, who has a list of British and American comics work as long as your arm, is back as the solo writer on Castlevania’s third season, and his name on the credits is half of why I checked out the series to begin with.

While much of his script is as barbed and clever as the rest of the series has been, there’s a certain thematic bleakness to the third season of Castlevania in particular that, speaking as a fan of Ellis’ from way back, embraces some of his worst qualities as a writer.

Particularly in the last couple of episodes of Season 3, the series seems to relish in a sort of inescapable darkness that wasn’t there in the first two seasons. If the fight against Dracula was about saving the world, then Season 3 asks the question  throughout all four of its central arcs  of whether the world was worth saving to begin with, and it’s making a pretty strong argument that the answer is “no.”

Again, to be fair, this was also how the first season worked. It was all set up for the second season, which in turn, was all set up for its last couple of episodes. If Castlevania does get a fourth season, to pay off on the narrative threads that Ellis is carefully laying down, then it has every chance of being excellent… or at least, for being entertaining for eight or nine episodes before turning every dial to eleven for its climax.

For now, though, I can’t help but be a little annoyed by an entire season that’s effectively spinning its wheels. Very little of Trevor and Sypha’s story feels like it’s going to pay off later, and Alucard’s could be omitted entirely without an issue. Hector is mostly a non-entity, there to watch on the audience’s behalf as the script establishes a new, dynamic council of villains for next season, and you can probably see where his arc is going from very early on.

Isaac, on the other hand, is easily the star of the show. Buoyed by a standout performance by Adetokumboh M'Cormack, who does a great job with conveying complicated reactions with relatively subtle vocal cues, Isaac’s arc is by turns challenging, fascinating, and revelatory. If there’s a single must-see scene this season, it’s Isaac’s campfire conversation in Episode 6, which is easily in the top three single creepiest things in the entirety of the series to date.

I will say that the series is at least trying new things here. The joke going around is that thanks to some unexpected sex scenes in the last episodes, this is the horniest the Castlevania franchise has ever been, which is a pretty fair statement; I’d also go so far as to say that this is the horniest thing that Warren Ellis has written in years. (I’m not even sure what the next work in line would be. Maybe Vivek's sex montage in Injection?)

By the same token, the whole season feels like it’s a deliberate attempt to lay down some groundwork for the future. It expands the series' explored world, going as far away as Japan, and teases a few interesting details about the particular type of vampires that inhabit this universe.

It even brings up a couple of potential justifications for the strange anachronisms  finding modern instant noodles in 18th-century Europe, or wielding a Gatling gun in 1479  that have become a series trademark. As is Ellis' style, both of the explanations he offers are rich enough concepts that you could end up building a show just around them.

At the end of the day, though, Season 3 of Castlevania left me feeling unsatisfied. It’s the first half of something that could end up being good, but thanks to animation scheduling, the payoff isn’t coming for at least a year. I also found the season's ending too depressing by half, particularly given a couple of sudden swerves in the last couple of episodes.

It's not a waste of time, and I know a fair number of people who really enjoyed Castlevania's newest season. I get the feeling that if and when I see a Season 4, it'll make me appreciate Season 3 a little more for what it's building here. For right now, though, I'm lukewarm on it.

To frame it another way, it's a tough feeling to put into numbers. If you're really feeling persnickety, I'd probably rate Alucard's arc as a 5, Trevor and Sypha's as 8s, Isaac's as a 9, and Hector's Big Vampire Adventure as a 7.

I'd just as soon scribble out the entire rating scale with a black marker and write, "It's Complicated," in the margin.

Witcher Quests That Need To Be Netflix Witcher Plot Lines Thu, 27 Feb 2020 13:14:01 -0500 Ty Arthur


While these quests we picked are total guesses, we do already have an idea of some of the plots coming to the second season.


Elf sorceress Francesca is confirmed to appear in the upcoming season, but she has yet to actually make a direct appearance in any of the video games (other than on Gwent cards). 


Nivellen's Beauty & The Beast style plot line from the story A Grain Of Truth didn't appear in the games, but we know it will take place in The Witcher Season 2.


What stories from the Andrzej Sapkowski stories or CD Projekt Red game franchise are you hoping to see in the second season of The Witcher when it arrives in 2021? Sound off in the comments below!


Bald Mountain


If we get to see Ciri in action after undergoing Witcher training in season 2, this quest would be an excellent place for the TV crew to seek inspiration.


Ciri battling hags would be a sight to behold, but there's another compelling reason we should see some bits from Bald Mountain make the jump to streaming.


The absurd moment where its declared that Geralt is "too old and ugly" to meet the ladies seems like a perfect opportunity for Henry Cavill to drop one of his signature catch phrases and work those facial muscles!


Skellige's Most Wanted


This quest so perfectly fits the show's themes of the humans being the real monsters that its an obvious fit to be adapted. Here the hunter becomes the hunted, as monstrous creatures try to lure Geralt to his death, and then eventually put him on trial for murder.


Considering that it directly connects to the events in the Rare Creatures episode and it deals with Vereena, who has been confirmed to appear in Season 2, it seems like this quest basically has to appear in the show one way or another.


To Bait A Forktail


As an adaptation of a sprawling storyline, obviously the Netflix show doesn't always directly follow the stories or games. Sometimes characters get mashed together, or different characters end up having similar interactions from the stories.


We know Eskel will appear in Season 2, but aren't sure of what capacity he'll appear yet. If they go for the buddy or rival angle though, To Bait A Forktail would be a great introduction for this character with a dragon chase and then a wild foot race.


No Place Like Home


Since portions of this quest connect directly into the magic-affected romance between Geralt and Yennefer from The Last Wish, it seems like a good bet we may see some part of this plot pop up in Season 2.


Unfortunately, the core of the quest involves Uma (the Ugliest Man Alive), and we haven't seen any indication yet that he will appear in the season at all.


Whether that section of the quest appears at all, its the ending of No Place Like Home that really needs to be strongly considered here. All of those beefcake Witchers getting drunk and wearing Yennefer's dresses is really something.


Comic Relief Quests


Jaskier breaks up the heavier elements of the story with his bumbling silliness in Season 1, but there's more comedy to mine from the games than you might realize at first.


Of Dairy & Darkness, where Geralt literally gets a sword named after cheese, and The Tower Outta Nowheres are excellent sources for some unexpected levity.


The latter has some interesting applications in a live action medium as Geralt and the crew deal with deadly traps, only to discover the master of the tower isn't particularly malicious and actually needs help to deactivate them.


Both quests also made it into our list of the best Witcher game quests to convert into a Dungeons & Dragons Witcher campaign.


The Final Trial


A Lambert-focused quest, there's actually some really interesting possibilities for character development in a minor side section of this story. 


Geralt's reaction to the starving hirikka in the first season and his disdain for harming dangerous creatures who should have just been left alone in the first place could play a front and center role.


The sub-plot of dealing with the Foglets if Geralt chooses to ignore Lambert's advice during the quest seems like an obvious plot device to make it into the Witcher show.


The Battle Of Kaer Morhen


Since most of the existing main characters and the new characters confirmed to appear in Season 2 are involved, this quest seems like a pretty obvious choice.


The Witcher's Vesmeir, Eskel, and Lambert all play roles in the video game version of the battle, which makes it ripe for interactions between them and Geralt in the heat of combat.


The only real questions are if we will get this far in the story during the season, and if it will end on a major conflict like with the Battle of Sodden Hill in the previous season.


While the agonizing wait continues until we can finally toss a coin to our Witcher again with new episodes, we've got plenty of time to speculate about what's to come with Netflix's smash hit.


The TV show follows the original books more closely than any of CD Projekt Red's games, but that may change soon. Season 1 essentially ends where The Witcher 3 starts, indicating we may see more video game plots soon.


A small trickle of news has already arrived, with confirmations about seven new characters joining the cast of The Witcher Season 2 expanding out the possibilities for potential story lines.


That latest batch of confirmations didn't include the one name we're all waiting on, though it's still possible Vesemir will be played by veteran video game and animated series voice actor Mark Hamill.


It's always possible Netflix is drawing inspiration from the Child's Play announcement and waiting to reveal Hamill's involvement until the last possible second to up the hype machine.


Whether Vesemir makes the cut or not, there's still plenty of high octane quests from the series that deserve a spot on the show. After recently replaying The Witcher 3, we're taking a look back at the top Witcher quests that need to be in the Netflix show.

Netflix Announces Seven New Characters for The Witcher Season 2 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:18:12 -0500 Ty Arthur

Last week, we found out fan-favorite characters Coen and Lambert will be added to the cast of The Witcher's second season, and now we've got another round of character confirmations straight from Netflix.

In addition to Henry Cavill returning as Geralt, Joey Batey as Jaskier (Dandelion from the game series), and Anya Chalotra as the wildly-driven quarter-elf sorceress Yennefer, seven new characters are joining The Witcher Season 2:

  • Coen  Yasen Atour (Young Wallender
  • Lambert  Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders)
  • Eskel  Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9)
  • Lydia  Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl)
  • Nivellen  Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones)
  • Francesca  Mecia Simson (He Who Has It All)
  • Vereena  Agnes Bjorn

Sadly, there's still been no news about consummate Jedi and veteran game voice actor Mark Hamill joining as Vesemir (get on it already Netflix, the fans have spoken!). 

The first two episodes of The Witcher Season 2 will be directed by Umbrella Academy and Lost In Space director Stephen Surjik. According to IMDB, the second season will have eight episodes. Currently, the episodes carry a 2021 release window on the movie database, though that air date has not been confirmed by Netflix. 

We do know about an animated film set to hit Netflix ahead of the season's launch, though. It will explore a certain important Witcher character facing a new threat to the Continent. 

Stay tuned for more on The Witcher from Netflix. If you're playing the latest game in the series again — or for the first time — take a detour and check out our updated mods list, which showcases mods that do everything from upping the gore quotient to smoothing out the camera and enabling fast-travel everywhere. 

We even rounded up all of the mods that make the game like the show

New on Netflix March 2020: Movies, TV Shows, and Original Series Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:08:49 -0500 GS_Staff

Is it ever not a good time to Netflix and chill? Probably not. Luckily, Netflix has a pretty strong lineup of shows, movies, and documentaries to tide you over until spring cuts through the cold of winter. 

This month, Castlevania Season 3 hits the streaming service alongside the third season of Carmen Sandiego and two Resident Evil movies, Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) and Resident Evil: Extinction (2007).

Other standouts include Ozark Season 3, Space Jam, Hook, The Shawshank Redemption, Silver Linings Playbook, and Corpse Bride.

Unfortunately, there are some good ones leaving Netflix in March, too, including Marvel's Black Panther, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Kill Bill, Batman Begins, and Coraline.

Below we go everything coming and going from the streaming service. 

New Netflix TV Shows and Movies March 2020

March 1
  • Always a Bridesmaid
  • Beyond the Mat
  • Cop Out
  • Corpse Bride
  • Donnie Brasco
  • Freedom Writers
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  • GoodFellas
  • Haywire
  • He's Just Not That Into You
  • Hook
  • Hugo
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Life as We Know It
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • Outbreak
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Richie Rich
  • Semi-Pro
  • Sleepover
  • Space Jam
  • The Gift
  • The Interview
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: S3
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Tootsie
  • Valentine's Day
  • Velvet Colección: Grand Finale
  • ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas
March 3
  • Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis
March 4
  • Lil Peep: Everybody's Everything
March 5
  • Castlevania: Season 3 
  • Mighty Little Bheem: Festival of Colors 
March 6
  • Guilty
  • I am Jonas 
  • Paradise PD: Part 2
  • The Protector: Season 3
  • Spenser Confidential 
  • Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City 
  • Ugly Delicious: Season 2 
March 8
  • Sitara: Let Girls Dream
March 10
  • Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal 
  • Marc Maron: End Times Fun 
March 11
  • The Circle Brazil 
  • Dirty Money: Season 2 
  • Last Ferry
  • On My Block: Season 3
  • Summer Night
March 12
  • Hospital Playlist
March 13
  • 100 Humans 
  • Bloodride 
  • Elite: Season 3 
  • Go Karts 
  • Kingdom: Season 2 
  • Lost Girls
  • The Valhalla Murders 
  • Women of the Night 
March 15
  • Aftermath
March 16
  • The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 3 
  • Search Party
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • The Young Messiah
March 17
  • Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy 
  • All American: Season 2
  • Black Lightning: Season 3
  • Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom 
March 18
  • Lu Over the Wall
March 19
  • Altered Carbon: Resleeved
  • Feel Good 
March 20
  • A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story 
  • Archibald's Next Big Thing: Season 2 
  • Buddi 
  • Dino Girl Gauko: Season 2 
  • Greenhouse Academy: Season 4 
  • The Letter for the King 
  • Maska
  • The Platform
  • Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker 
  • Ultras 
  • Tiger King 
March 23
  • Levante
March 25
  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution 
  • Curtiz 
  • The Occupant (Hogar) 
  • Signs 
  • YooHoo to the Rescue: Season 3
March 26
  • 7SEEDS: Part 2 
  • Blood Father
  • Unorthodox 
March 27
  • Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 2 
  • The Decline 
  • Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon 
  • Il processo 
  • Killing Them Softly
  • Ozark: Season 3 
  • There's Something in the Water
  • True: Wuzzle Wegg Day 
  • Uncorked 

TV Shows and Movies Leaving Netflix in March 2020

March 3
  • Marvel Studios' Black Panther
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats
March 4
  • F the Prom
March 7
  • Blue Jasmine
  • The Jane Austen Book Club
  • The Waterboy
March 9
  • Eat Pray Love
March 14
  • Men in Black
  • Men in Black 2
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection : Classic: Collection 3
March 15
  • Coraline
March 17
  • Being Mary Jane: The Series: Season 1-4
March 19
  • The L Word: Season 1-6
  • Zodiac
March 24
  • Disney's A Wrinkle in Time
March 30
  • Batman Begins
  • Charlie's Angels
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Drugs, Inc.: Season 5
  • Hairspray
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  • New York Minute
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Small Soldiers
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Wild Wild West

In case you missed it (and somehow haven't found them on your own), here's everything that's on Netflix this month

In other Netflix news, the first trailer for Stranger Things Season 4 dropped a massive spoiler, and new behind-the-scenes photos confirm the show is currently filming in Lithuania

The Witcher series is set to receive multiple seasons on the streaming service, according to comments made by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. There are even rumors of a Diablo series sometime in the future. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Netflix news as it drops, including what's coming and going each month. 

Could Diablo and Overwatch Be Getting TV Shows? Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:32:02 -0500 Ty Arthur

After the success of the animated Castlevania and live-action Witcher series on Netflix, it shouldn't be much surprise that other games might start receiving similar treatment. Other studios are lining up behind Konami and CDPR to release adaptations of their most popular franchises in the near future.

While there's been no official confirmation from Activision Blizzard as of writing, a LinkedIn profile seems to have accidentally unveiled that both Diablo and Overwatch are getting their own shows soon. 

According to the LinkedIn profile of Activision Blizzard Studios co-President Nick van Dyk, an anime version of Diablo is coming via Netflix, while Overwatch will get an animated show through a currently-unknown studio.

The relevant parts of the van Dyk's profile can be seen below, but he says he is the "executive producer of Diablo, a TV adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment's IP." He goes on to say that with his "creative partner," he "developed and sol an animated series based on Blizzard's Overwatch franchise."

It's worth noting that developing and selling a series does not mean that the series will actually get made into a television series. From the sound of it, the Diablo show is much closer to fruition than the Overwatch series, though that's purely speculation at this point. 

While we wait for more news on the Overwatch and Diablo shows, an avalanche of high-quality video game adaptations are set to release over the next year. Aside from the recently-released Sonic The Hedgehog movie, we're gearing up for the impending Resident Evil live-action series, an animated Witcher film, and, of course, the second season of Henry Cavill's Netflix Witcher series.

We're expecting to have plenty more news about those latter three Netflix releases very soon, so check back often!

You'll Never Guess Which Two Characters are Coming to The Witcher Season 2 Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:54:24 -0500 Ty Arthur

According to a report from Redanian Intelligence, two fan-favorite characters are now confirmed to appear in the second season of The Witcher on Netflix  and it's not Vesmir (yet), although we're still holding out hope he'll be played by Mark Hamill.

If the report is accurate (and Redanian Intelligence has been right about several Witcher scoops in the past), the character of Lambert will be played by Paul Billion (Peaky Blinders, The Bastard Executioner, Dune).

We can also expect rival Witcher Coën to be played by Yasen Atour (Dark Heart, Strike Back, Young Wallander).

The two characters are expected to appear for at least three episodes of the new season, which will wrap filming in late summer and premiere sometime in 2021.

We've also recently learned of some "course corrections" to take place from the first season, as the shifting timelines will be dropped in favor of a more straightforward narrative. It's additionally been confirmed we will see a change in the armor design of the Nilfgaardian army, which was a point of contention for some fans during the first season.

While waiting for Henry Cavill to return as Geralt of Rivia in Season 2, be on the lookout for an animated Witcher movie to also premiere on Netflix in the meantime.

Castlevania Season 3 Netflix Trailer Serves as Demonic Valentine to Fans Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:53:34 -0500 Ty Arthur

News about Castlevania Season 3 has poured out of the shadows faster than a demon horde in the last few weeks, and we don't have long now to wait for the third season of the show to hit Netflix.

At the beginning of February, Warren Ellis confirmed that Netflix's Castlevania series will return to the streaming service on March 5. Now, Valentine's Day has brought a full trailer for the vampire-killing series. 

The magic-heavy clip above is basically a bloody Valentine from the streaming giant to fans, showcasing Alucard and the last of the Belmonts dealing with threats both human and supernatural. This time around, Trevor and his misfit gang of companions try to save humanity from extinction as vampires farm them for blood.

Now that Dracula is (seemingly) defeated, Carmilla and her cadre of allies pose the biggest threat to the show's heroes — and humanity. Of course, Dracula could return as the big-bad, as he's been known to do from time to time. 

While there hasn't been a proper entry in the Castlevania video game series since 2014's Lords of Shadow 2, there have been titles to fill the void. Symphony of the Night mastermind Koji Igarashi worked on 2019's Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night, which is a modern take on the franchise and well-worth checking out. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news on the flood of Netflix game adaptations, from Castlevania to the cultural phenomena of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher!

Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser Drops Big Spoiler in Just 50 Seconds Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:17:31 -0500 GS_Staff

The first teaser trailer for Stranger Things Season 4 is finally here, and it wastes no time dropping a significant spoiler right in our laps. If you want to go into the fourth season of the hit Netflix show completely blind, turn away right now and don't look back. 

Titled "From Russia with Love," the 50-second trailer opens in the cold, white, Soviet north. A group of prisoners works on a snow-covered railroad, and heavily-armed Soviet soldiers guard them while they toil in the glacial temperatures. As the camera pans through the camp and past the prisoners, it focuses on one prisoner in particular. 

They pull back their hood, and we see David Harbour's Jim Hopper. He's alive, seemingly surviving the events of the Season 3 finale. Though some interdimensional skullduggery could be at play, it's almost certain Hopper is alive and relatively well. 

While the news might be good for fans of the hit series, Hop might see it differently. Stranger Things creators and showrunners Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer said of the reveal: 

We’re excited to officially confirm that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway — and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper. Although it’s not all good news for our ‘American’; he is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human…and other.

Meanwhile, back in the states, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything. Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for everyone to see more. In the meantime, pray for the American.

The comments come alongside the trailer and confirmation that Season 4 has officially begun production.

So when does Stranger Things return? At the time of writing, there is no word on when the fourth season of the nostalgia-driven horror sci-fi thriller will air. Considering its production schedule, some have speculated a Winter 2020 release window, though it could be early 2021. 

The big cliffhanger at the end of Season 3 left the internet abuzz with speculation on Hopper's "death." Theories consumed the fandom, with some hoping Hopper was indeed gone and others hoping he'd make a triumphant return in the latest season. 

Though we'll have to wait and see if his return is a happy one, we know that Hopper is, indeed, back. 

Resident Evil Netflix Series Plot Accidentally Leaked by Streaming Giant Mon, 10 Feb 2020 13:13:44 -0500 Ty Arthur

Netflix may not have officially announced the series or confirmed any details, but the streaming giant hasn't exactly been stealthy about keeping the Resident Evil series under wraps.

A synopsis of the live-action show was recently posted online by Netflix but then quickly removed. The internet never forgets, though, and the Wayback Machine still has the goods

According to the blurb, Resident Evil notably won't take place in Raccoon City or the city's name may have been changed for the TV show as now we're headed to Clearfield, Maryland.

Here's the scoop straight from Netflix:

The town of Clearfield, MD has long stood in the shadow of three seemingly unrelated behemoths the Umbrella Corporation, the decommissioned Greenwood Asylum, and Washington, D.C. Today, twenty-six years after the discovery of the T-Virus, secrets held by the three will start to be revealed at the first signs of outbreak.

The last we heard of the series came from a leaked production list indicating the Resident Evil Netflix series should start filming this summer.

What are you hoping to see from the live-action adaptation, and when do you think the official announcement will come online?

While waiting on the Resident Evil TV show, you can still get in some undead shooting action with the co-op Zombie Army 4, or check out the latest news on the Resident Evil 3 remake here

New on Netflix February 2020: Movies, TV Shows, and Original Series Tue, 04 Feb 2020 15:40:46 -0500 GS_Staff

If you're wondering what's new on Netflix in February, look no further. The complete list of new TV shows, movies, documentaries, and Netflix originals coming to the streaming service this month can be seen below. 

A few notable additions include Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back: EvolutionBlade Runner: The Final CutDragon Quest Your Story, Starship Troopers, Better Call Saul Season 4, Narcos: Mexico Season 2, and Altered Carbon Season 2

New Netflix TV Shows and Movies February 2020

February 1
  • A Bad Moms Christmas
  • A Little Princess 
  • Back to the Future Part 3 
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut
  • Center Stage 
  • Cookie’s Fortune 
  • Dear John
  • The Dirty Dozen 
  • Dirty Harry 
  • Driving Miss Dairy 
  • Elizabeth 
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age 
  • Fools Rush In 
  • Hancock
  • Love Jacked
  • The Notebook 
  • The Other Guys 
  • The Pianist
  • Police Academy
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment 
  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training 
  • Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol 
  • Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach 
  • Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 
  • Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow 
  • Purple Rain 
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 
  • Scary Movie 2 
  • Sex and the City 2
February 3
  • Sordo
  • Team Kaylie Part 3
February 4
  • Faith, Hope & Love 
  • She Did That 
  • Tom Papa: You're Doing Great 
February 5
  • Black Hollywood: They’ve Gotta Have Us
  • The Pharmacist
  • Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story
February 6
  • Cagaster of an Insect Cage
February 7
  • Dragon Rescue Riders Season 2 
  • Horse Girl
  • Locke & Key 
  • My Holo Love
  • The Ballad of Lefty Brown 
  • Who Killed Malcolm X?
February 8
  • The Coldest Game
February 9
  • Better Call Saul Season 4
  • Captain Underpants: Epic Choice-o-rama
  • Polaroid
February 11
  • Good Time
  • Q Ball
February 12
  • Anna Karenina 
  • To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You 
February 13
  • Dragon Quest Your Story
  • Love is Blind
  • Narcos: Mexico Season 2
February 14
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
  • Cable Girls Final Season
  • Isi & Ossi
February 15
  • Starship Troopers
February 17
  • The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia
February 19
  • Chef Show: Volume 3
February 20
  • Spectros
February 21
  • A Haunted House
  • Babies
  • Gentefied 
  • Glitch Techs 
  • System Crasher
February 22
  • Girl on the Third Floor
February 23
  • Full Count
February 25
  • Every Time I Die
February 26
  • I Am Not Okay With This 
February 27
  • Altered Carbon Season 2 
  • Followers
  • Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution 
  • The Angry Birds Movie 2
February 28
  • All the Bright Places
  • Babylon Berlin Season 3
  • Formula 1: Drive to Survive Season 2
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Queen Sono 
  • Restaurants on the Edge
  • Unstoppable

In other Netflix news, the streaming service and writer Warren Ellis recently confirmed the air date for Castlevania Season 3, and several reports say that the Resident Evil Netflix series is set to begin shooting in June, though there has been no official confirmation. 

Due to the success of The Witcher series, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently teased more seasons for the franchise out of the already-confirmed two, saying it will "develop season after season." 

Currently, there is a Witcher animated movie in the works, which is said to revolve around this important character

Castlevania Season 3 Release Date Confirmed by Warren Ellis Tue, 04 Feb 2020 13:56:50 -0500 Ty Arthur

A golden age of video game adaptations is officially upon us thanks to Netflix. Today, the streaming service officially confirmed that a third season of the animated Castlevania series will land on March 5!

Though we're glad to officially hear it, the news was expected to arrive after series writer Warren Ellis began teasing info about Season 3 on Twitter early today and yesterday. 

If you missed it before, you can also check out the previous Castlevania Season 3 teaser image that was recently released by Netflix. It features antagonist Carmilla alongside three new characters. 

Castlevania isn't the only thing Netflix is working on, though. The streaming giant has a Resident Evil live-action series up its sleeve as well, which is expected to begin filming this summer.

Netflix also just knocked it out of the park with Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia and Anya Chalotra as the sorceress Yennefer in the opening season of The Witcher.

While the first season skipped around in time to establish many of the main characters and storylines, the second season will reportedly move towards a more straightforward narrative.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on video game movies and shows as it develops. 

Report: Resident Evil Netflix Series to Begin Filming in 4 Months Tue, 04 Feb 2020 12:02:56 -0500 Ty Arthur

Update 8/27/2020: It appears many of the rumors surrounding the Resident Evil television series at Netflix were true. The streaming company officially announced the series on August 27, confirming that there will be eight one-hour episodes and that the show will follow the daughters of Albert Wesker. 

Though neither a release date nor casting list was shared, we do know that Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) is attached. 

The news was shared alongside a picture of a script, meaning the show may still be in the early stages of development. It is likely it will not wrap filming in October as initially rumored. 

Original story: 

If the latest rumors are to be believed, we can soon stop tossing coins to our Witcher and finally start running from T-Virus-infected undead! While Netflix hasn't officially confirmed anything yet, leaks from a source that has been reliable in the past indicate that the Resident Evil TV series is due to begin filming in June.

According to Redanian Intelligence, the production list below indicates the show will consist of eight episodes running 60-minutes each. Filming is expected to wrap up around October.

We only have rumors and hearsay to go off at this point, and there's no casting news yet, but sites specializing in Netflix leaks have claimed the series will revolve around the daughters of Albert Wesker.

The rousing success of The Witcher Netflix series has already led to the streaming platform tacitly confirming multiple seasons of the show, as well as an animated film following a certain important character. What this means for the longevity of the Resident Evil show remains to be seen, but it's clear Netflix is interested in gobbling up video game franchises for its original series lineup. 

That's further supported by the success of the Castlevania series, which has already seen two seasons come to the streaming service. Another season is currently in the works, with writer Warren Ellis teasing an impending reveal on Twitter after a recent image shed new light on the show's third season

On the gaming front, after Resident Evil 2 saw a modern remake with improved visuals and updated controls, Capcom is currently in the process of giving the remake treatment to Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.  

Keep your eyes firmly glued to the GameSkinny home page for more news on the Resident Evil TV show and upcoming remake launch coming soon!