Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 at 03:45 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
DC Universe's latest comic book show and director Ava DuVernay's new Netflix miniseries headline this week's crop of streaming trailers.
Netflix, DC Universe, CBS All Access, and Amazon Prime Video have all released new previews and info for several of their upcoming series and films.
Here's a full rundown of streaming titles scheduled to arrive on each service:
Swamp Thing (DC Universe, May 31) - Follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe. Based on the DC characters originally written and drawn by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.
Grass Is Greener (Netflix, April 20) - It lit up jazz and hip-hop -- and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America's complicated relationship with weed. Hip-hop legend Fab 5 Freddy directs and narrates this documentary featuring Snoop Dogg, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and more.
Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (Netflix, April 30) - Everyone knows there is no topic Anthony Jeselnik can't conquer, and he doesn't disappoint in his second Netflix original comedy special Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward, launching globally on Tuesday, April 30. Following his 2015 special Thoughts and Prayers, the comedian's critical and biting style weaves through societal taboos without hesitation.
Flinch (Netflix, May 3) - A new all action comedy game show with one simple rule: do not flinch. The show is set on a remote farm in the hills of Ireland where brave and foolish contestants gather to test their nerve against three fiendish games. If they flinch, there are painful consequences both for them, and for our hosts, who have each chosen a player to represent them in the games.
Wine Country (Netflix, May 10) - In honor of Rebecca's (Rachel Dratch) 50th birthday, Abby (Amy Poehler) plans a scenic Napa getaway with their best, longtime friends. Workaholic Catherine (Ana Gasteyer), post-op Val (Paula Pell), homebody Jenny (Emily Spivey), and weary mom Naomi (Maya Rudolph) are equally sold on the chance to relax and reconnect. Yet as the alcohol flows, real world uncertainties intrude on the punchlines and gossip, and the women begin questioning their friendships and futures. A hilarious and heartfelt comedy directed by Amy Poehler, Wine Country co-stars Tina Fey, Jason Schwartzman and Cherry Jones.
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Netflix, May 21) - Emmy Award-nominated actress and 30-year comedy veteran, Wanda Sykes, delivers a sharp-witted and hilarious critique on the state of the world in her first Netflix comedy special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal. The one-hour special addresses the comedian’s perspective on the current political and cultural climate, which she can only describe as, well … not normal!
The Perfection (Netflix, May 24) - A troubled musical prodigy (Allison Williams) seeks out the new star pupil of her former school (Logan Browning) with shocking consequences in this elegant and terrifying suspense ride, the most buzzed-about movie at last year's Fantastic Fest. Overflowing with dizzying horror and sly dark humor, The Perfection is directed by Richard Shepard, and written by Eric C. Charmelo, Nicole Snyder and Richard Shepard.
When They See Us (Netflix, May 31) - Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem -- Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.
Fleabag: Season 2 (Amazon Prime Video, May 17) - A hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, as she hurls herself at modern living in London. Award-winning playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as Fleabag, an unfiltered woman trying to heal, while rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up her bravado all along.
The Boys (Amazon Prime Video, July 26) - An irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about "The Seven," and their formiddable Vought backing.
The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, April 25) - Episode 5, "A Traveler," stars John Cho and is hosted by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele. A down-on-his-luck campaign manager (John Cho) is determined to get a kid (Jacob Tremblay) elected as the President of the United States. Allison Tolman and John Larroquette guest star.
Strange Angel: Season 2 (CBS All Access, June 13) - In season two, the U.S. is fully engaged in World War II, transforming Jack’s rocketry work into a lucrative business and further entrenching him in the military-industrial complex. While Jack’s career takes off, he and his wife Susan’s devotion to their new occult religion grows, leading them to invite the sex cult into their Pasadena mansion and Jack to forge a personal relationship with the group’s notorious founder, Aleister Crowley himself.
- A current Netflix subscription starts at $13 per month for HD streaming and $16 per month for Ultra HD streaming.
- A current CBS All Access subscription costs $5.99 per month with reduced commercials or $9.99 per month for a commercial-free plan.
- 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 DC Universe subscription costs $8 per month or $75 per year.
Sources: Netflix(YouTube), CBS All Access(YouTube), Amazon (YouTube), DC (YouTube)
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