It’s Geeked Week over at Netflix, which suggests we’re getting tons of stories and updates a couple of huge vary of the streamer’s upcoming reveals, from the extremely anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman to the upcoming live-action therapy of One Piece and extra. Netflix has pulled out all of the stops to get us excited for every thing they’ve obtained within the pipeline.
One of these upcoming reveals is Shadow and Bone. The fantasy sequence based mostly on the Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo was a stable hit for Netflix when its first season premiered in 2021, so the solid and crew have been arduous at work on the follow-up. We didn’t see any new footage throughout Geeked Week, however we did get a reasonably thrilling announcement: season 2 of the present has formally wrapped filming.
Old and new solid members alike took half in a video to tease the upcoming season, in addition to what kind of state we’ll discover their characters in throughout this subsequent journey in Ravka and the encompassing lands. The first season of Shadow and Bone lined the occasions of Bardugo’s novel of the identical identify, and arrange the legal staff often called the Crows, who we’ll hopefully be seeing much more of subsequent season since it should seemingly embody occasions from the novel Six of Crows. In addition to Six of Crows, season 2 can even depict the occasions of Siege and Storm, the epic center quantity of Bardugo’s authentic Grishaverse trilogy. We received’t get into spoilers, however suffice it to say there can be battles, magical creatures, and seafaring aplenty.
No launch date has but been introduced for Shadow and Bone season 2, however now that the present has wrapped filming there’s loads of cause to be optimistic that we’ll get to see it earlier than too lengthy.
Classic sport franchise monsters seem in new trailer for Resident Evil
A present that we obtained to see fairly a bit extra of at Geeked Week is Resident Evil, which is about to drop on Netflix subsequent month. Based on the best-selling online game sequence from Capcom, Resident Evil will present the occasions of a zombie apocalypse in 2036 in addition to the occasions from 2022 that precipitated it to occur.
This franchise has acquired loads of display therapies previously, most notably the run of films starring Milla Jovovich that ended with 2017’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The present can be a bit totally different. Rather than depict occasions from the video games or attempt to reinvent the mythos, Netflix is making a sequel of types. Everything that occurred within the video games is canon to the present, together with the fiery demise of Albert Wesker in Resident Evil 5. Since he’s again and being performed by actor Lance Reddik on this new sequence, clearly he’s gone thought some stuff.
Aside from showcasing how the pharmaceutical Umbrella Company is popping over a brand new leaf to the general public whereas nonetheless dealing in the identical outdated monster-making analysis behind closed doorways, this trailer additionally gave us a a lot clearer take a look at a number of outstanding creatures. There’s a licker, the wall-crawling creatures with razor-sharp tongues who first appeared in Resident Evil 2. And within the ultimate scene we see what seems to be a Tyrant banging towards the glass of its containment tank.
If Resident Evil manages to pay as a lot homage to the video games and their campiness as this trailer hints at, it’d truly find yourself being fairly good. Best to not maintain our breaths till we see it although. We’ve been harm by Resident Evil variations earlier than.
Resident Evil hits Netflix on July 14. Shadow and Bone season 2 is anticipated to premiere someday in 2023.
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