Geeked Week highlights Netflix’s slate for 2021 and beyond

Last week Netflix hosted their first-ever Geeked Week, defined as a “virtual fan-facing event” that covered a massive slate of entertainment coming to Netflix in the future. Netflix’s Geeked branch covers a wide variety of shows that fall under the amorphous term of “geeky,” including fantasy, animation, sci-fi, comic book, gaming, and more. Geeked Week streamed live every day at 9 am on YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, and TikTok. Hosted by actor Rahul Kohli and tv host Mari Takahashi, the week was full of trailer drops, release date reveals, behind-the-scenes extras, and more.

Here are some of the major highlights and announcements made from last week’s Geeked Week!


Shadow and Bone

Fans of this fantasy series can finally rest easy as the cast get together for long awaited announcement of a Season Two! Word is still out on a release date and castings, but fans can rest assured that the Grishaverse is here for at least one more season.

Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead
Credit: Netflix

Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder appeared in an interview to celebrate the release and success of Army of the Dead dropping Easter eggs for the fans and discussing Army of Thieves, a prequel, which is set to release this Fall.

Kate

Kate sees Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a criminal operative who has less than 24 hours to get revenge on her enemies after being poisoned. In the process, she forms a bond with the daughter of one of her past victims.

The Umbrella Academy

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The Umbrella Academy creator Steve Blackman reveals all ten episode titles for the third season of the series. What is the kindest cut? Whose wedding is at the end of the world? Why does this feel like the end with a name like Oblivion? Get your red string ready!

La Casa De Papel (Money Heist)

If you’re not obsessed with the insane world of El Profesor and his gang of thieves who are anti-facism, anti-banks, and anti-establishment, then you need to be. The worldwide hit is set to release their final season in two volumes, one dropping September 3rd, and the second dropping December 3. Let’s all sing “Bella Ciao” together and pull one last heist.

Sweet Tooth

It’s too early to tell about Season 2 of Sweet Tooth, although it seems likely given the success and the big names behind the series. For now, Netflix has released some fun bloopers from the Jeff Lemire comic book adaptation.

Locke & Key

The Locke & Key cast got together to announce that their Season 2 will be streaming in October and also to share exclusive first-look stills from the series.

Cowboy Bebop

Let’s jam! The official announcement for Cowboy Bebop is that original composer Yoko Kanno will be composing the soundtrack for the live action series, but this little promo also gives us a look at John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine. Jury is still out on how the live-action will fair, but it’s hard not to get caught up in Kanno’s “Tank!” and start playing the air sax along with the announcement.

The Sandman

In more comic book adaptation news, a behind-the-scenes look at The Sandman also dropped with Neil Gaiman, Tom Sturridge, and Gwendoline Christie speaking about the series, as well as Gaiman himself touring Shepperton Studios where we get glimpses of sets and props for the series.

Fear Street

Based on R.L. Stine’s Fear Street trilogy, the official trailer for Fear Street drops, revealing that the story will actually be split into a film trilogy, releasing throughout July. Fear Street Part One: 1994 on July 2nd, Fear Street Part Two: 1978 on July 9th, and Fear Street Part 3: 1666 on July 16th. It looks to be full of nostalgia and horror tropes, which is just fine by me.

The School for Good and Evil

Based on Somain Chainani‘s young adult fantasy series, this movie follows a group of kids who are trained to become heroes and villains. In the brief little sneak peek, we see Demi Isaac Oviawe who plays Anadil, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi who plays Dot, and Freya Theodora Parks who plays Hester. Chainani sits down for a chat with the three who are part of a Coven and discuss playing these beloved characters.

Gunpowder Milkshake

Angela Basset, Carla Gugino, and Michelle Yeoh? And also Karen Gillan? Oh and Lena Headey? Sign us up! Gunpowder Milkshake is an action film about three generations of assassins directed by Navot Papushado. Papusahado and this cast also stuck around after the announcements for an exclusive panel discussing the film. Gunpowder Milkshake is set to premiere July 14th.

Lucifer

It seems like just a few days ago I was crying over the finale of Lucifer Season 5B, but now here I am laughing again at the bloopers that Netflix just dropped. The cast also got together after the announcements to do a table read of the pilot episode that is sure to intrigue any Lucifan!

Stranger Things

It feels like it’s been decades since we’ve heard news about the new season of Stranger Things, one of Netflix’s flagship shows, but the Duffer Brothers have finally spoken and they’re here to announce not only new characters for Season 4, but also a fictional podcast featuring Maya Hawke‘s Robin Buckley. Most notably, despite the loss of future seasons of Anne with an E, Anne herself aka Amybeth McNulty will be joining the cast as Vickie. Alonside McNulty, Myles Truitt will be playing Patrick, Regina Ting Chen will be playing Ms. Kelly, and Grace Van Dien will be playing Chrissy.

There was also one particularly cringey recording of the Stranger Things drive-in experience that I’m sure was very cool at the time of filming but now is only a little bit odd in hindsight.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Kevin Smith, showrunner and EP of Masters of the Universe: Revelation reveals an official teaser trailer for the sequel to the 1980s favorite set to the thrumming beat of Bonnie Tyler‘s “Holding Out for a Hero”.

Twilight of the Gods

Man, Zack Snyder is really doubling down on Netflix, huh? I guess this is likely good news for us as Netflix unveiled the star-studded voice cast behind his Norse mythology-based animated series. John Noble as Odin, Pilou Asbæk as Thor, Paterson Joseph as Loki, Sylvia Hoeks as Sigrid, Stuart Martin as Leif, Rahul Kohli as Egill, Jamie Clayton as The Seid-Kona, Kristopher Hivju as Andvari, Peter Stormare as Ulfr, Jamie Chung as Hel, Lauren Cohan as Inge, and Corey Stoll as Hrafnkel. Cue the ancient lamentation music!

Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway

Who isn’t a Gundam fan? Well it’s time for a new version of the classic mecha series! Based on the 3-part film adapted by Sunrise animation studio, Netflix has obtained official streaming rights for the first film set to premiere July 1st.

Godzilla: Singular Point

The animated series drops an exclusive new clip revealing the monster Rodan. Godzilla: Singular Point releases June 24th.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness

Netflix really seems to be leaning into the Resident Evil universe, there is a live-action film coming alongside Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, an animated series that brings together Leon S. Kennedy (Nick Apotolides) and Claire Redfield (Stephanie Panisello) after Resident Evil 4. Netflix dropped the opening sequence of the series premiereing on July 8th.

The Cuphead Show!

Cuphead fans got to meet one of the voices behind the upcoming animated series based on the game, Wayne Brady, and also get a glimpse at his villainous King Dice. No sight of Cuphead and Mugman, but the sneak peek look at King Dice certainly does inspire hope.

Castlevania

Castlevania fans rejoice! We already basically knew the series was coming back for more after that finale, but it’s been confirmed. The universe is expanding and although we’ve lost the melodious voices of Richard Armitage and James Callis, the spinoff is officially expanding the Belmont family. This series will center around Richter Belmont and be set during the French Revolution.

Splinter Cell

It’s only a first image, but I’m still excited to see the upcoming animated series based on the Ubisoft Splinter Cell game. Derek Kolstad of John Wick fame is also onboard as the writer.

The Witcher

Perhaps one of Netflix’s biggest shows, The Witcher has finally released a teaser for Season 2. The impossibly brief teaser is chock full of brief images that will be sure to fuel fans who are chomping at the bit for more of the series. Still no word on a release date but with filming wrapping up this past April, maybe there’s hope for a late 2021 release? Perhaps WitcherCon will reveal more? Few details exit for the event (?) set for July 9th, but CD Projekt RED is involved in collaboration with Netflix. Could we see more content then? Time will tell.

Resident Evil

Like I said, they’re leaning in. This shot of the cast of the live-action Resident Evil doesn’t give much away except for the fact that the series will star Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Núñez. Reddick will be the iconic Albert Wesker, antagonist and captain of the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team. The series is set “nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus”. Welcome to New Raccoon City, indeed.


Catch all of Geeked Week on Youtube for even more series and projects not mentioned here. It feels like a busy time for Netflix but we’re happy to strap in and enjoy the ride. What did you think of Geeked Week?

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Last week Netflix hosted their first-ever Geeked Week, defined as a “virtual fan-facing event” that covered a massive slate of entertainment coming to Netflix in the future. Netflix’s Geeked branch covers a wide variety of shows that fall under the amorphous term of “geeky,” including fantasy, animation, sci-fi, comic book, gaming, and more. Geeked Week […]

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