Posted Fri Jan 18, 2019 at 07:35 PM PST by Steven Cohen
A new comedy series from Steve Carell and Greg Daniels headlines this week's collection of streaming trailers.
Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video have released new previews and info for several of their upcoming programs and films.
Here's a full rundown of titles scheduled to arrive on each service:
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix, January 24) - Brings the infamously twisted mind of serial killer Ted Bundy into the light for the very first time and invades our psyche in a fresh yet terrifying way through exclusive, never-before-heard interviews from the “Jack the Ripper of the United States,” himself. This unique and gripping docuseries focuses on a man whose personality, good looks and social graces defied the serial-killer stereotype, allowing him to hide in plain sight as he committed the brutal sex-crime slayings of more than 30 women before being caught in 1978. While on trial, Bundy received extraordinary adoration from American women, which made his gruesome crimes doubly haunting, even in an era of anything-goes mayhem.
Black Earth Rising (Netflix, January 25) - A contemporary thriller that follows the difficult journey of a woman, a Rwandan orphaned by the genocide, raised in London by an adopted mother, trying to discover the truth of her past. The series examines the West’s relationship with Africa, set in a world of prosecution of war crimes. Starring Michaela Coel and John Goodman. Written and directed by Hugo Blick.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Final Episodes (Netflix, January 25) - Every miracle, every song, every discovery has led to this! Find out if Kimmy gets her happy ending in the final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, only on Netflix.
Club de Cuervos: Season 4 (Netflix, January 25) - The Iglesias and the Crows have more enemies than ever and their reputation is at risk. The have now to face the final battle to save the team and their family. The series is produced by Alazraki Entertainment. Leonardo Zimbron and Gaz Alazraki are the executive producers and Moises Chiver and Monica Vargas are producers of the series.
Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All (Netflix, January 29) - Following the success of his first comedy special, Netflix has doubled down with a second comedy special from Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias entitled "One Show Fits All." Don’t miss this comedy rock show as Fluffy shakes the roof off of the sold-out Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
High Flying Bird (Netflix, February 8) - In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off between the league and the players. His career is on the line, but Ray is playing for higher stakes. With only 72 hours to pull off a daring plan, he outmaneuvers all the power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could change the game forever. The outcome raises questions of who owns the game – and who ought to.
One Day At a Time: Season 3 (Netflix, February 8) - A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family. Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends- without-benefits building manager named Schneider.
Paddleton (Netflix, February 22) - An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Starring Mark Duplass, Ray Romano, and Marguerite Moreau. Directed by Alex Lehmann.
Space Force (Netflix, Coming Soon) - Workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services… Space Force. The show comes from creators Steve Carell and Greg Daniels. Carell will also star in the series.
The Kominsky Method: Season 2 (Netflix, Coming Soon) - The sun isn’t setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award® Winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) star as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty.
PEN15 (Hulu, February 8) - Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star in this adult comedy, playing versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.
Ask Dr. Ruth (Hulu, Coming Soon) - Chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.
White Dragon (Amazon Prime Video, February 8) - What kind of person will you become when your life is a lie? In White Dragon, a new Prime Original thriller, Professor Jonah Mulray travels to Hong Kong where he discovers his recently deceased wife led a double life that led to her murder and begins to unravel the conspiracy surrounding her murder.
This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy (Amazon Prime Video, February 22) - This globe-spanning docuseries brings the smart, stylized storytelling of Adam McKay’s The Big Short to a quirky and compelling exploration of the global economy. In each episode, host Kal Penn – with the help of some celebrity friends – answers a burning question like: How can I launder a bag of dirty cash? How scared should I be of a rubber apocalypse? And is it easier for dicks to get rich?
- A current Netflix subscription starts at $11 per month for HD streaming and $14 per month for Ultra HD streaming.
- A current Amazon Prime subscription costs $119 per year or $13 per month. Likewise, Prime Instant Video is available as a standalone service for $9 per month.
- A current Hulu subscription starts at $8 per month with commercials. In addition, ad-free playback is available for $12 per month.
Sources: Netflix (YouTube), Hulu (YouTube), Amazon (YouTube)
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