Netflix has done it again. Over the last couple of days, they’ve announced some amazing new movies and shows coming to their already growing Netflix Originals resume. Take a look some of the awesome new things that will lock us in our homes for the rest of the year. 😀
Burning Sands (March 10)
Starring: Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris, Tosin Cole, DeRon Horton and Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes
Burning Sands takes you on a raw, voyeuristic journey of fraternity pledging through the eyes of one favored pledgee, who is torn between honoring a code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing. Led by a breakthrough performance by Trevor Jackson, director Gerard McMurray’s feature directorial debut brings an emotional honesty to the classic tale of “rites of passage” and the complicated bonds of brotherhood.
13 Reasons Why (March 31)
Starring: Starring: Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette, Brandon Flynn
Creators: Jay Asher, Brian Yorkey
Based on the best-selling books by Jay Asher, the Netflix Original Series 13 Reasons Why follows Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Will Clay be one of them?
Five Came Back (March 31)
Narrator: Meryl Streep
Starring: Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro, Steven Spielberg, Paul Greengrass, Lawerence Kasdan
Five directors (Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens, William Wyler) went to World War II to tell the truth, and changed filmmaking forever.
War Machine (May 26)
Starring: Brad Pitt Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield + more
A pitch-black war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an absurdist look at a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on one of the most polarizing war figures of a generation: successful, charismatic four-star General Stanley McChrystal, who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.
The Netflix original film is based on the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings.
Glow (June 23)
Starring: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron
Creators: Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch
Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, coked-up B-movie director who now must lead 14 women on the journey to wrestling stardom.
Dark (Winter 2017?)
Starring: Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel
Creators: Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese
A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers. Their search for a culprit unearths a small town’s sins and secrets.
Mindhunter (October 2017)
Starring: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Trov (!!!)
Director: David Fincher
An agent in the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.