The Roxanne Shanté story comes to Netflix in March.
Coming to Netflix this Spring is 'Roxanne Roxanne'; the story of pioneering female rapper Roxanne Shanté, and her rise to fame from humble beginnings on the harsh streets of Queens, New York. The star herself is credited as an executive producer for the movie, while her young self is played by Chanté Adams.
Roxanne Shante at Tribeca Film Festival
Roxanne Shanté (whose real name is Lolita Shanté Gooden) began rapping at the tender age of 13 and by the time she was 14, she was a part of Marley Marl and radio DJ Mr. Magic's 80s hip hop collective The Juice Crew.
The star plays Betty Cooper in The CW's successful Archie Comics adaptation series.
When 'Riverdale' was first announced to be coming to The CW, nobody really knew what to expect. Could a series based on the characters and storylines woven throughout Archie Comics really be as tonally dark and gritty as was suggested by the teasers? Turns out it could, as the show surpassed all expectations and became a major hit with audiences.
Lili Reinhart has continuously impressed in her role of Betty Cooper in 'Riverdale'
Now in its second season, 'Riverdale' continues to impress, and when a completely new series based on the narrative in the comic series 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' was announced, many thought it would provide the perfect opportunity for the two worlds to collide. They were of course from the same comic book universe, so why not?
Ryan Murphy is set to bring exciting new content to Netflix.
Netflix continues to cement itself as THE place to go to for good television, landing a huge deal with showrunner Ryan Murphy that will see the series creator bring new shows to the streaming platform for at least the next five years. The move comes after the company also brought Shonda Rhimes on board, and will see a huge chunk of Murphy and Rhimes fans either renew or start up their subscription to the service when their original content begins to stream.
Ryan Murphy has signed a huge deal with Netflix
Having created such shows as 'Nip/Tuck', 'Glee' and 'American Horror Story', Murphy is without a doubt a man who's able to entice viewers, keep them coming back for more and implement an addictive and compelling narrative. Able to keep multiple series on the go at one time, he's an incredibly valuable asset to the companies he works for.
Continue reading: Ryan Murphy Signs Five Year Netflix Deal Worth $300 Million
The pair are joining as part of a cast shake-up following the production hiatus after Kevin Spacey was fired last year.
Kinnear and Lane, both former Oscar nominees, are to join the cast ahead of production on the sixth and final season resuming production on Wednesday (January 31st). This follows a months-long hiatus on ‘House of Cards’ after its star and executive producer, Kevin Spacey, was fired by Netflix in the midst of mounting allegations of serious sexual misconduct against him.
The two new stars are reportedly to play siblings on the show, but any more details about the casting have been kept firmly under wraps by Netflix. During the shutdown, the script for the new series was re-worked by producers to revolve around Robin Wright’s character of Claire Underwood.
Continue reading: Greg Kinnear And Diane Lane Join 'House Of Cards' Cast For Season 6
A time-loop story where romance is not guaranteed.
If you could relive a night over and over until you got the most perfect result regardless of the future consequences, would you go through with it? In 'When We First Met', it's certainly the ideal solution for one guy who's desperate to turn back the clocks and so his best friend that he's the man of her dreams.
You can't get away from the obvious fact that it's so similar to 'Groundhog Day', but rather than this being a lesson in being a good person and doing the right thing, 'When We First Met' is all about how things happen for a reason, and how changing the past may seem desirable, but you can never predict the future.
The 10-episode series is set in 1996 Oregon.
Experience some serious 90s nostalgia with the upcoming Netflix show 'Everything Sucks!'. Set in 1996 in an American high school, it is due to hit the streaming service in a month when it will evoke all your memories of your favourite TV shows and teen movies.
Peyton Kenny and Jahi Di'Allo Winston in 'Everything Sucks'
Nineteen-ninety-six; the year of Spice Girls and Alanis Morissette, 'Mission: Impossible' and 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'. And while it may seem in hindsight like we had the best music, the best films and the best TV shows, as a matter of fact everything sucked.
Continue reading: Nineties Fever Is Rife In Netflix's New Comedy 'Everything Sucks'
He opens up about the themes and inspiration behind season 4.
Charlie Brooker opens up about his inspiration for the latest season of 'Black Mirror' in a series of featurettes exploring what he was trying to achieve with each story. For the 'Hang the DJ' episode, for example, he drew parallels with music streaming service Spotify.
Charlie Brooker at the BAFTAs
In a new featurette for Netflix, the creator of this intense drama series explains the idea behind 'Hang the DJ'; the fourth episode from the fourth season of 'Black Mirror' which has been streaming since the end of December.
The critically-panned fantasy cop drama is coming back.
Netflix has greenlit a sequel to ‘Bright’, the fantasy cop drama directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis.
The film, which cost $90 million to make, hit the streaming service in December and was immediately panned by critics and endured a roasting by viewers on Twitter.
But despite the negative press, an average of 11 million Netflix users streamed the film in its first three days of release.
Continue reading: Amazingly, Netflix's 'Bright' Is Getting A Sequel
What do you do when you fall in love in with a psychopath?
Netflix is set to release what is probably one of the more unusual coming-of-age love stories in television history; 'The End of the F**king World'. It's a story about a couple of teens who get together in extremely unlikely circumstances, while both struggling with extreme mental health problems.
Alex Lawther in 'The End of the F***ing World'
The new trailer for this dark rom-com series sees Alex Lawther, star of 'Black Mirror' and 'The Imitation Game', play a 17-year-old psychopath named James who decides he wants to murder someone, only to meet the remarkably obnoxious Alyssa - played by Jessica Barden from 'Penny Dreadful' - who obviously has a serious borderline personality disorder.
The show's official Twitter account became rife with clues.
Known to many as a dramatic series of novels for youngsters, before it made its way to the big screen and then just last year Netflix as an original TV series, 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' tells one of the wackiest stories to have dropped in the modern day.
Neil Patrick Harris will return as Count Olaf
Starring the likes of Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes and Presley Smith in the respective roles of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire - also known as the Baudelaire orphans - the show is narrated by Patrick Warburton in the role of the original book's author, Lemony Snicket, whilst Neil Patrick Harris brings eccentric villain Count Olaf to life.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos with his daughter Sarah Sarandos at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017