Posted Fri Jul 26, 2019 at 01:35 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The DC antihero's new animated series headlines this week's crop of streaming trailers.
Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and DC Universe have released new previews and info for several of their upcoming shows and films.
Here's a full rundown of titles scheduled to arrive on each service:
Harley Quinn (DC Universe, Fall 2019) - The animated series will focus on a newly single Harley Quinn, who sets off to make it on her own in Gotham City. Starring Kaley Cuoco as Harley Quinn, Lake Bell as Pamela Isley, and Alan Tudyk as Joker.
Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? (Netflix, July 30) - Multi-hyphenate comedian, Whitney Cummings, makes her Netflix debut with her 4th stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? Filmed at the Sidney Harmon Hall in her hometown, Washington, DC. Cummings’ signature incisive commentary on gender dynamics is more relevant than ever. Do women need to wear service vests instead of “Rosé All Day” t-shirts? Are their nicknames for each other hurting the cause? Now that people are actually listening what should women change? How are men holding up with all the “new” rules they have to follow now? Tune in for Whitney’s take on everything including why we should give sex robots a chance.
Otherhood (Netflix, August 2) - Feeling marginalized and forgotten, long time friends Carol (Angela Bassett), Gillian (Patricia Arquette) and Helen (Felicity Huffman) decide to drive to New York to reconnect with their adult sons, and in the process they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change. A journey to relate becomes a journey of rediscovery that forces these women to redefine their relationships with their children, friends, spouses and most importantly, themselves.
Wu Assassins (Netflix, August 8) - Follows Kai Jin, a young Chinatown chef in present day San Francisco, as he becomes entangled with the Chinese Triad’s pursuit of deadly ancient powers known as the "Wu Xing." After an encounter with a mystical spirit, Kai reluctantly becomes the Wu Assassin, using his enhanced martial arts skills to recover supernatural powers from five modern day criminals threatening to use them to destroy the world.
The Naked Director (Netflix, August 8) - In 1980s, the bubble economy was at its peak and all of Japan was over-excited with possibility. Prior to the advent of office ladies and female college students fanatically waving ‘Juli-fans’ and dancing in Juliana Tokyo, there was one determined entrepreuner who was developing adult videos at the beginning of the industry and challenging Japanese old-fashioned cultural norms about sex. He was a ‘pioneer of broadcasting taboo’, director Toru Muranishi. Muranishi revolutionized the concept of eroticism in Japan, and alongside legendary AV actress, Kaoru Kuroki, became household names.
Sintonia (Netflix, August 9) - Told through three characters’ perspectives, the story of Sintonia explores the universe of music, crime, and religion in São Paulo's capital. Doni, Nando, and Rita all grew up together in the same favela, where they were influenced by the draw of funk, drug trafficking, and the evangelical church. Despite them following very different paths, the three childhood friends ultimately realize that to achieve their dreams, they'll need to rely on and support each other throughout this journey.
Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (Netflix, August 9) - After being in space for around 20 years, Rocko and his friends attempt to conform to an even more modern life in O-Town, where coffee shops are on every corner, food trucks offer multi-layered tacos, touch-screen O-Phones are being upgraded on a near-constant basis, an instant-print kiosk has replaced Rocko's old job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics, and radioactive energy drinks turn their consumers into mutants.
Unbelievable (Netflix, September 13) - Inspired by real events, a teen reports and eventually recants her reported rape, while two female detectives, states away, investigate evidence that could reveal the truth. Based on The Marshall Project and ProPublica Pulitzer Prize-winning article, "An Unbelievable Story of Rape," written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, and the This American Life radio episode, “Anatomy of Doubt”, with episodes directed by Oscar nominees Susannah Grant and Lisa Cholodenko, Unbelievable is a story of unspeakable trauma, unwavering tenacity, and astounding resilience.
The Society: Season 2 (Netflix, Coming in 2020) - Follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive. The series is a modern take on Lord of the Flies.
The Man in the High Castle: Season 4 (Amazon Prime Video, November 15) - The final season of The Man in the High Castle will be rocked by war and revolution. The Resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion, driven by Juliana Crain's (Alexa Davalos) visions of a better world. A new Black insurgent movement emerges to fight the forces of Nazism and imperialism. As empires teeter, Chief Inspector Takeshi Kido (Joel De La Fuente) will find himself torn between his duty to his country and the bonds of family. Meanwhile, Reichsmarschall John Smith (Rufus Sewell) will be drawn towards the portal the Nazis have built to another universe, and the tantalizing possibility of stepping through a gateway to the path not taken.
The Expanse: Season 4 (Amazon Prime Video, December 13) - With the Ring Gates now open to thousands of new planets, a blood-soaked gold rush begins, igniting new conflicts between Earth, Mars, and the Belt. Meanwhile, on one unexplored planet, the Rocinante crew gets caught in a violent clash between an Earth mining corporation and desperate Belter settlers as deadly new threats from the protomolecule emerge.
Jawline (Hulu, August 23) - Liza Mandelup's feature debut, Jawline follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.
- A current Netflix subscription starts at $13 per month for HD streaming and $16 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.
- A current Hulu subscription starts at $6 per month with commercials. In addition, ad-free playback is available for $12 per month and Live TV bundle is available for $45.
- A current DC Universe Subscription costs $8 per month or $75 billed annually.
Sources: Netflix (YouTube), Hulu (YouTube), Amazon (YouTube), DC (YouTube)
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