Posted Fri Nov 16, 2018 at 06:25 PM PST by Steven Cohen
A new film from the director of Gravity, and a sequel to Netflix's 2017 holiday guilty pleasure headline this week's collection of streaming trailers.
Netflix has released new trailers and info for several of its upcoming series and movies. Here's a full rundown of titles scheduled to arrive on the streaming service:
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet (Netflix, November 22) - In the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and her loyal henchman, Max (Patton Oswalt) unveils the latest innovation in movie riffing– THE GAUNTLET! Can Jonah Heston and the bots survive sitting through six cheesy movies in a row?
Frontier: Season 3 (Netflix, November 23) - The series is an action-packed adventure drama following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (Netflix, November 30) - A year after Amber helped Richard secure the crown, the two are set to tie the knot in a royal Christmas wedding - but their plans are jeopardized when Amber finds herself second-guessing whether or not she's cut out to be queen, and Richard is faced with a political crisis that threatens to tarnish not only the holiday season, but the future of the kingdom.
F Is For Family: Season 3 (Netflix, November 30) - From comedian Bill Burr and EmmyⓇ award-winner Michael Price, F is for Family transports viewers back to the 1970s, a time when political correctness, helicopter parenting and indoor smoking bans weren’t part of anyone’s vocabulary, let alone the norm. Featuring the voices of Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Sam Rockwell and more.
Baby (Netflix, November 30) - Baby is a coming-of-age story that explores the unseen lives of Roman teenagers. Loosely inspired by Rome teen prostitution scandal, the series follows a group of teenagers as they defy society in their search for identity and independence against the backdrop of forbidden love, family pressures, and shared secrets.
Nicky Jam: El Ganador (Netflix, November 30) - From his humble and troubled start in Boston, to his downfall on the streets, to becoming the king of one of the most popular musical genres, this is not only the life of Nicky Jam, but the history of reggaeton itself. The reborn star has since received some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, sold out stadiums, earned the admiration of his colleagues and emerged as a leading exponent of urban music.
Nailed It! Holiday! (Netflix, December 7) - Hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres, this holiday-themed competition sees home bakers with a terrible track record take a shot at recreating edible holiday masterpieces for a $10,000 prize. It’s part competition, part hot mess. Nailed It! Holiday is produced by the Magical Elves, with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Daniel Calin, Casey Kriley, Patrick J. Doody, and Gayle Gawlowski serving as executive producers. Jo Sharon serves as co-executive producer.
Dumplin' (Netflix, December 7) - Directed by Anne Fletcher, DUMPLIN’ follows an outspoken plus-sized teenage girl named Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), who’s known as Will to her friends and Dumplin’ to her mother (Jennifer Aniston), a former beauty queen who now runs the local Miss Teen Blue Bonnet pageant. In her small Texas town, Will confidently ignores comments about her weight and listens to Dolly Parton songs obsessively. But when she decides to enter her mother’s pageant in protest, her bold move encourages other contestants to follow in her footsteps, redefining the town’s traditions in the process.
The Hook Up Plan (Netflix, December 7) - Set in modern day Paris, the eight-episode romantic comedy series follows a group of friends who rally around their perpetually single girlfriend Elsa, who can't seem to figure out why she is so unlucky in love. In a misguided attempt to build back Elsa's confidence, Charlotte and Emilie hire a male escort to renew Elsa's faith in dating, relationships and finding love.
Out of Many, One (Netflix, December 12) - True to its founding identity, the United States is still a nation of immigrants. Through the lens of five immigrants who are on their journey to U.S. citizenship, this film depicts some of the many threads that continue to weave the tapestry that is America. It is a reminder of its national motto, “E Pluribus Unum”, Out of Many, One.
ROMA (Netflix, December 14) - The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Cuarón’s first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013, ROMA will also be available through Exclusive Limited Theatrical Engagements on November 21.
The Protector (Netflix, December 14) - The series follows the epic adventure of Hakan, a young shopkeeper whose modern world gets turned upside down when he learns he’s connected to a secret, ancient order, tasked with protecting Istanbul.
The Fix (Netflix, December 14) - Problems so serious, they’re funny. In each episode of Netflix's The Fix, host Jimmy Carr and team captains D.L. Hughley and Katherine Ryan are joined by guest comics to debate and discuss one of the biggest challenges facing the world in a team panel format... because who better to solve the world's problems in 30 minutes or less than comedians You’re welcome world!
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