Much of trailers have dwindled over the last week thanks to New York Comic Con, the season, and streamers’ desire to keep us all transfixed on what to watch next. Let’s take a look at what’s to come.
Starting with Paramount+, it seems the streaming service was kept afloat thanks to star trek fans are looking to up their game by going after kids and adults alike. first is Blue’s Big City Adventure, a CGI presentation of the beloved children’s show. The title tells you exactly what to expect: Blue and her real-life friend Josh (Joshua Dela Cruz) explore the big city, complete with musical numbers and guest stars. Original host Steve Burns returns, as does his original replacement Joe (Donovan Patton) BD Wong and Alex Winter are also in the mix.
The little ones seem to love it. Blue’s Big City Adventure arrives on November 18.
Unrelated in every way, unless Blue suffers from lycanthropy, is Paramount+’s purchase on werewolves, starting with the teen wolf movie. I admit I never watched the show, but I guess they’re not teenagers anymore. This is a direct sequel to the MTV series and it doesn’t come out until January 26, but some people are already excited.
But that is not all! From teen wolf creator Jeff Davis, but unrelated to his original furry bois, is that of Paramount+ pack of wolves. Some California teens become werewolves after a wildfire awakens a shaggy creature who just needs a little love. Or meat. The big draw here is Sarah Michelle Gellar, who is an executive producer and stars as some sort of cop trying to stop all the violence. She also arrives on January 26.
Moving on to Netflix, we have a brand new trailer for wendell and wilda hair-raising proposition from genius animation director Henry Selick (the nightmare before christmas, coraline) and the equally great Jordan Peele (No, us). Kat Elliott (Lyric Ross) is stalked by demon brothers (Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele) after a personal tragedy. I got out of the trailer early as it seems full of spoilers, but it looks like another solid offering from Selick that should be creepy enough without terrifying little kids. wendell and wild It arrives on October 21.
from netflix the dragon prince got off to a rocky start, with a choppy animation style that never looked right no matter how hard the show’s creators tried to insist we were wrong for not liking it. Later seasons more than made up for it, with powerful stories that focused on consequences and fairness set in a gorgeous fantasy realm. My kids love it. Season 4 promises the return of several long-lost characters, as well as finding out how to move on once most hostilities have been resolved.
I don’t understand the nostalgia for Blockbuster. Local video rental companies, sure. I spent hours combing the shelves for the next random find, every bad sci-fi and horror movie I could get my hands on, every badly dubbed anime or kung fu movie recommended by the store’s fanatical movie owner. It was great. But Blockbuster, to me, was a fluorescent nightmare, brightly lit with dead-eyed employees who just wanted to get checked out as quickly as possible. They had a lot more blockbusters, though they never had enough copies in stock, and their low-budget or indie selection always sucked. Perhaps my local store was the exception to the rule, because it seems that the sepia-toned memories of my generation are much more cherished than mine.
That’s the only explanation for Blockbuster, the new Netflix series that hopes to cash in on that Gen X and millennial nostalgia. Coming from the writers behind Hypermarket Y brooklyn nine nine, Blockbuster features Randall Park as the manager of the world’s last Blockbuster store and his struggles to stay afloat. Also starring Melissa Fumero (brooklyn nine nine) and Madeleine Arthur (Devil in Ohio, snow drills), Blockbuster expires on November 3.
On HBO, His dark materialsThe third season arrives on December 5. I really thought it had been cancelled, despite pretty solid reviews. I just never hear anyone talk about it. But they’re going to finish the story, and that’s what’s important since my daughter just discovered the brilliant books and she’ll definitely want to watch the series once she’s finished.
HBO Max also gave us a preview of Velmathe adult oriented Scooby Doo Mindy Kaling spin-off. Details are scant, there’s no word on Velma’s sexuality, and we don’t even have a start date, but the teaser has a very meta vibe to it that reminds me of harley quinn and the cast is stacked! Kaling, Sam Richardson, Constance Wu, Melissa Fumero again, Ken Leung, Gary Cole, Ming-Na Wen… They’re all in it. Here’s hoping they can pull it off.
The mysterious Benedictine society was one of my most pleasant surprises in 2021. It’s a bit cheesy for my taste, but still the charming cast and solid if silly writing made it a hit in my house, and it quickly became our top choice for watching the movies. friday pizza night. Season 2 hits Disney+ on October 26 and the entire cast returns to battle Dr. LD Curtain (Tony Hale). He went from scaring everyone to making everyone happy, but either way it comes down to world domination. I’m excited.
I am less optimistic about the wheel of time return. I made a lot of excuses for Amazon’s massacre of Robert Jordan’s towering fantasy series, mainly because the cast was good and I was excited to finally see the series I loved most as a teenager on screen. It had its ups and downs until the season finale, which frankly sucks. The changes to the original story didn’t make sense, and he tied several novels together in an attempt to make it all work. It wasn’t, and my disappointment has only grown ever since. The brief preview that Amazon offers doesn’t give us much to work with, apart from a couple of quick flashes. It seems that the seanchan, invaders from across the sea, have captured Rand. Ishamael, the most powerful of the Forsaken, is free to exercise his will on the world. Does Nynaeve have a sword…? The most important thing is that Loial is alive! If he were really dead, I would be pissed off.
A release date is not yet known, although it seems likely to be before the end of the year. The latest episodes of the rings of power I’ve really set the bar for what I expect from an Amazon fantasy series, so here’s hoping showrunner Rafe Judkins ups his game.
Selena Gomez was never someone he thought about. Her music is not to my taste, I never saw any of her Disney stuff from her and she’s too young to have been a part of my pop culture landscape. Only murders in the building changed that. She turns out to be a great actress in her own right, and she easily gets by working with two of the best comedic actors of the modern era. She is lovely. Apple TV+ is releasing a documentary about her recent struggles with lupus, depression, and anxiety called Selena Gomez: My mind and I this November 4, detailing the journey he has undertaken towards mental and physical health. It’s probably not my thing either, but it looks well done and I can empathize with what happened.
AMC+ follows up on its new Interview with the Vampire series, which is rated so highly it’s almost enough to get me signed up to AMC, with another Anne Rice property, mayfair witches. The series centers on a young neurosurgeon’s discovery that she is the next in a long hereditary line of witches, and how it changes her life. I read the first book of hers in the past and it didn’t resonate with me, but it seems good enough to check out. It stars Alexandra Daddario (SWOON), Jack Huston, Tongayi Chirisa, and Harry Hamlin, and arrives on January 5, 2023.
Last but not least, there is Enola Holmes 2, which comes from Netflix on November 4. The original was a Field family favorite, with Millie Bobby Brown playing the younger sister of Henry Cavill’s Sherlock and a talented detective in her own right. Enola has now opened her own detective agency, no easy feat for a young woman in Victorian London. Her first case, the disappearance of a match girl, turns into a conspiracy that threatens the nation itself. Cavill returns, as does Helena Bonham Carter playing
Helena Bonham Carter Holmes’s mother, Eudoria.
I. I can’t wait.