Posted Fri Jun 28, 2019 at 07:25 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The final season of Netflix's comedy crime series headlines this week's roundup of streaming trailers.
Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have released new previews and info for several of their upcoming shows and films. In addition, CBS All Access has announced a showrunner for Star Trek: Picard.
Here's a full rundown of titles scheduled to arrive on each service:
Family Reunion (Netflix, July 10) - When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended family, the transition is like being a catfish out of water. From three-hour church services and huge humidity hair to M’Dear’s home cooking and family bonding, the everyday ups and downs of Family Reunion are real, memorable, toe tapping, heart stopping, laugh out loud authentic moments. The series stars Emmy-Award winner Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy, The Carmichael Show) and Tia Mowry (Sister, Sister, Instant Mom).
Typewriter (Netflix, July 19) - About a haunted house and a haunted book that stir the imagination of a group of young, wannabe ghost hunters, and a dog, determined to capture the ghost that plagues the notorious home in their neighbourhood in Goa. When a new family and their captivating daughter move into the haunted home, the crew finds it difficult to balance the demands of school and chores with the renewed urgency to capture the neighbourhood ghost before it is too late.
Orange is the New Black: Season 7 (Netflix, July 26) - The epic conclusion of the series that changed everything. A privileged New Yorker ends up in a women's prison when a past crime catches up with her in this Emmy-winning series from the creator of Weeds. Starring Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, and Laura Prepon.
Kengan Ashura (Netflix, July 31) - Kazuo Yamashita is an ordinary fifty-six year old man who one day is summoned by the chairman of his company and hired as a gladiator. He learns that these hired gladiators engage in battles called "Kengan Matches: to protect the corporate rights of the businesses they represent. Kazuo Yamashita is assigned to battle a mysterious Kengan fighter named Ohma Tokita. Both men join the "Kengan Zetsumei Tournament" with the hope of winning the spot as chairman of the Kengan Organization.
The Naked Director (Netflix, August 8) - Profiles unusual and dramatic life of Toro Murinaishi, the man who revolutionized the adult video industry in Japan. The 10 episode series will chronicle his rise to fame, filled with big ambitions as well as spectacular setbacks in his unflinching attempt to turn Japan’s porn industry on its head. It will also be a portrait of an ensemble of characters who experience success and failure in Japan’s “bubble” era of the 1980s, a time that gave rise to unprecedented splendor and excess.
All or Nothing: The Carolina Panthers (Amazon Prime Video, July 19) - In this season of All or Nothing, just three years removed from his MVP season and a Super Bowl appearance, quarterback Cam Newton remains the charismatic star around whom the Panthers revolve. His cast of teammates includes dynamic running back Christian McCaffrey and perennial All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly, along with a mix of talented rookies hungry to prove themselves and several veteran stalwarts who know this season might be their last. As the season unfolds, Carolina’s players, staff, head coach Ron Rivera and the team’s new owner David Tepper are all forced to navigate a difficult yet compelling path.
Free Meek (Amazon Prime Video, August 9) - This intimate documentary series chronicles Meek Mill's transformation from chart-topping rapper to galvanizing face of criminal justice reform. As Meek, his family and his legal team fight for his freedom, cameras capture the birth of the #FREEMEEK movement and re-investigate a case filled with allegations of dirty cops and systemic corruption in a broken judicial system.
Carnival Row (Amazon Prime Video, August 30) - Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in Carnival Row, a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures. Feared by humans, they are forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective and a faerie rekindle a dangerous affair. The city’s uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals a monster no one could imagine.
Finally, CBS All Access has announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon will serve as the showrunner for Star Trek: Picard. As part of his duties, the writer will be working closely on the day-to-day operations of the show with producers Akiva Goldsman and Alex Kurtzman.
"'Star Trek' has been an important part of my way of thinking about the world, the future, human nature, storytelling and myself since I was ten years old," said Michael Chabon. "I come to work every day in a state of joy and awe at having been entrusted with the character and the world of Jean-Luc Picard, with this vibrant strand of the rich, intricate and complex tapestry that is 'Trek.'"
Star Trek: Picard will star Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The show will focus on the character as he enters the next chapter of his life. In addition to Stewart, the series will also star Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway. An exact release date has not been announced yet, but Star Trek: Picard will air exclusively on CBS All Access in the US.
- 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 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.
Sources: Netflix (YouTube), Amazon (YouTube), CBS All Access
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