Posted Fri Jun 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Check out the latest crop of trailers for new streaming shows and movies.
Netflix and Amazon have released new trailers and info for several of their upcoming programs and films, including the latest season of Luke Cage and a new series based on Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books.
Here's a full rundown of titles scheduled to arrive on each service:
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Netflix, June 19) - In her hilarious debut Netflix Original stand-up special, comedian Hannah Gadsby gets up close and personal about her life and growing up gay on the small island of Tasmania. Recently hailed by the New York Times as a “major new voice in comedy,” Hannah keeps her audience at the Sydney Opera House laughing with her sharp observations as she takes aim at everything from pride parades, unsolicited opinions and the whole history of art before she turns her punchlines into sucker punches, silencing the laughs and flipping the art of comedy completely on its head.
Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 2 (Netflix, June 22) - After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Brain On Fire - (Netflix, June 22) - One morning, 24-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up in a hospital bed. She couldn't speak. She couldn't move. And she had no idea how she got there.
Derren Brown: Miracle (Netflix, June 22) - Illusionist Derren Brown reinvents the concept of 'faith healing' through a series of stunts that debunk the confines of fear, pain, and disbelief.
GLOW: Season 2 (Netflix, June 29) - Season 2 follows the women of GLOW as they become local celebrities, confronting the good, the bad, and the ugly realities of their newfound fame. As Ruth and Debbie settle into the day-to-day of making a season of TV together, they confront lingering issues at the heart of their friendship. Sam is still Sam, but now he has a teenage daughter living with him and twenty episodes to churn out. The wrestling is harder, the stakes are higher, and the hair is even bigger.
Kiss Me First (Netflix, June 29) - Tells the story of Leila, a lonely 17 year old girl who is addicted to a fictional online gaming site called Agora. While in Agora, Leila meets Tess, a cool and confident party girl who harbours a dark secret. In the real world, the two girls become friends, but after Tess disappears Leila decides to assume her friend’s identity and in doing so is quickly drawn into unravelling the mystery behind her disappearance.
Recovery Boys (Netflix, June 29) - In the heart of America's opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and mend broken relationships after years of drug abuse. Recovery Boys, from Academy Award nominated director Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Heroin(e)), is an intimate look at the strength, brotherhood, and courage that it takes to overcome addiction and lays bare the internal conflict of recovery. In an effort to break the cycle of generational addiction and trauma, the young men let go of painful pasts as they live in the present, and build a new community in a farming-based rehab. After rehab, they experience life's trials and tribulations sober, but struggle to find their place and purpose in an often unforgiving society. In today’s world, where shocking statistics about the opioid crisis make headlines daily, Recovery Boys gives a deeply personal look into the unseen lives of those working toward transformation.
Sacred Games (Netflix, July 6) - A policeman, a criminal overlord, a Bollywood film star, politicians, cultists, spies, and terrorists—the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched, and the bloodthirsty interweave with cataclysmic consequences amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai. The series is based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel Sacred Games by author Vikram Chandra.
Anne With An E: Season 2 (Netflix, July 6) - Inspired by the timeless Canadian novel ”Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the second season of Anne with an E continues to chart bold new territory, adding new characters and storylines while further exploring themes of identity, prejudice, feminism, bullying, gender parity and empowerment through the lens of its fierce, starry-eyed, irrepressible 14-year-old protagonist.
The House of Flowers (Netflix, August 10) - In this satirical comedy, the seemingly perfect De La Mora household deals with the dark secrets uncovered by the sudden death of the patriarch's mistress, while learning that their flower shop shares its name with a cabaret that was secretly owned by the father of the family.
13 Reasons Why: Season 3 (Netflix, Coming in 2019) - A third season of the popular series has been ordered. The first two seasons follow teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime Video, August 31) - Jack Ryan, an up-and-coming CIA analyst, is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. He soon uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.
- 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.
Sources: Netflix (YouTube), Amazon (YouTube)
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