Streaming News Roundup: 'She's Gotta Have It,' 'Sense8,' 'Death Note,' and More

Posted Mon Jul 3, 2017 at 09:20 AM PDT by
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A Sense8 finale and a new Death Note trailer are among the latest streaming announcements.

Netflix and Amazon have released new trailers, date announcements, and other info for several of their upcoming shows and movies, including Sense8, Death Note, OZARK, Daughters of Destiny, She's Gotta Have It, and Comrade Detective.

Check out a full rundown of the latest streaming news and trailers below:

Sense8 (Netflix, Coming Soon) - Following the series' cancellation in June after just two seasons, Netflix has announced plans to produce a special 2-hour finale for Sense8, offering fans some sense of closure for the show. From renowned creative geniuses Lana Wachowski, Grant Hill, and J. Michael Straczynski, Sense8 centers around eight characters, from different parts of the world, who experience a violent vision, and soon find themselves mentally connected by the experience. They become connected, able to see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, with access to each other's deepest secrets. Not only must the eight adapt to this new ability and to each other, they must figure out why their lives are now in jeopardy. 

OZARK (Netflix, July 21) - The Byrdes, husband and wife Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney), their teenage kids Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz) and Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) -- are for all intents and purposes an ordinary family. Ordinary save for Marty’s job: The top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico.

Daughters of Destiny (Netflix, July 28) - Since 1997, the Shanti Bhavan school has provided free education for some of India's most impoverished and underrepresented children – the "poorest of the poor." In Daughters of Destiny: The Journey of Shanti Bhavan, director Vanessa Roth tells viewers the unforgettable story of a school that has changed countless lives for the better. With any luck, it might even inspire others to do the same.

Death Note (Netflix, August 25) - What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies? We suggest you obey the rules. Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone's name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life. The Netflix original film is directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch) and stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Paul Nakauchi (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Shea Whigham (American Hustle) and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man).

She's Gotta Have It (Netflix, Thanksgiving) - Nola Darling is back. See her struggle to define herself and divide her time among friends, job, and three lovers in this new take on Spike Lee's classic film.

Comrade Detective (Amazon Prime Video, August 4) - A one-of-a-kind cop show and comedy set in 1980's Romania. True to its nostalgic inspiration, the series is presented in Romanian and dubbed in English—as a Romanian show of that time would have been. Channing Tatum (Logan Lucky) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) provide voice over dubbing performances for the series' two leading roles, Detectives Gregor Anghel and Iosef Baciu—both characters played on screen by leading Romanian actors, Florin Piersic Jr. (Killing Time) and Corneliu Ulici (The Devil Inside). Additional dubbing comes courtesy of Jeny Slate, Chloë Sevigny, Jake JohnsonJason MantzoukasNick OffermanFred ArmisenKim Basinger, Mahershala Ali, Tracey LettsBobby CannavaleRichard JenkinsDebra WingerMark DuplassKatie Aselton DuplassJerrod CarmichaelBo Burnham, and John Early.

"In a world of global television it was inevitable that the best comedy of the year would come from Romania. Well that day has come," said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR at Amazon Studios. "Comrade Detective is unbelievably compelling, visually brilliant, and Gregor and Iosef are the heroes we need. Thanks to A24, Channing TatumRhys ThomasBrian GatewoodAlex Tanaka, as well as the incredibly creative team behind this wild new series."

Finally, TEN: The Enthusiast Network’s Motor Trend OnDemand automotive SVOD service has added two top UK hosts, Tiff Needell and Jonny Smith, to its talent roster. Likewise, the platform recently shot the opening of the first episode of its newest exclusive show, Forbidden Drives, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 30.

Forbidden Drives was created for those who want what they can't have. While Motor Trend drives and tests countless cars each year, there are always a precious few that, for various reasons, never get sold everywhere around the world, modern-day legends, automotive cars that remain tantalizingly out of reach for many buyers and enthusiasts. On the newest exclusive addition to Motor Trend On Demand's innovative programming line-up, hosts Tiff Needell and Jonny Smith travel the world to track down and drive these four-wheel rarities to decide which cars are truly worthy of their unattainable status.

Motor Trend On Demand provides access to more than 2,000 hours of content with live streaming, archive material, original shows, and a schedule of racing events. Available real-time motorsport racing and enthusiast events include Pirelli World Challenge, Blancpain GT Series, DTM, and Lamborghini Super Trofeo, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and Goodwood Festival of Speed. Likewise, Motor Trend OnDemand provides exclusive first-look access, bonus episodes, and behind-the-scenes footage from its popular lineup of original programming like 'Roadkill,' 'Head 2 Head,' 'Dirt Every Day,' 'Ignition,' 'Hot Rod Garage,' and more.

- A current Netflix subscription starts at $10 for HD streaming and $12 for Ultra HD streaming.

- A current Amazon Prime subscription costs $99 per year or $11 per month. Likewise, Prime Instant Video is available as a standalone service for $9 per month.

Sources: Netflix (YouTube)AmazonMotor Trend OnDemand

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