Gareth Evans has found his new home for the next several years as the director of The Raid franchise has signed an exclusive deal with Netflix to produce and direct films for the studio. As part of the new partnership, Evans has set the action thriller Havoc as the first film under the deal with Tom Hardy on board to star
The world of DOTA will come to Netflix as the streamer announced on Tuesday a new anime series based off the popular video game franchise from Valve.
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood is an 8-episode series that will launch globally on the streaming platform on March 25. The series will chronicle the feats of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. Upon his own encounters with with a powerful ancient, eldwurm and the noble princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, the the DOTA 2 character becomes involved in events much larger than he could have ever imagined.
Dave Chappelle announced his show's return to the streaming platform — and his recent payment for it — in a performance called "Redemption Song," posted late Thursday on Instagram.
"This is a very important moment," he said. "I want to thank Ted Sarandos at Netflix, a CEO who had the courage to take my show off its platform, at financial detriment to his company, just because I asked him."
The “My Little Pony” movie is skipping theaters in favor of a streaming debut. The adorable little horsies of Equestria will (Rainbow) dash to Netflix “later this year,” a person with knowledge of the plan told TheWrap.
The movie was originally going to be distributed by Paramount Pictures and had a theatrical release date of Sept. 24, 2021. We do not know yet if that early fall date will remain for Netflix’s launch — we just know “My Little Pony” will bow on the streaming service in ’21.
Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has announced that the U.S. streaming giant will open a new office in Canada and hire a content chief dedicated to commissioning local originals.
In a blog post, Sarandos said Netflix has spent $2.5 billion CAD ($2B) in Canada since 2017 and it’s time to double down on its presence in the country, which has provided members with shows including Anne With An E and Workin’ Moms.
Michelle Obama is taking over streaming again, this time for a younger audience.
The former first lady is teaming up with Netflix for the new, kid-driven show "Waffles + Mochi," Obama and the streaming service announced Tuesday. The show is based on the adventures of two puppets who have a dream to learn to cook fresh food with the help of Obama and a magical flying shopping cart.
Netflix has picked up international rights to “The Yin Yang Master” a film that is one of the big seven tentpole titles that will open in mainland Chinese cinemas on Friday and compete for Lunar New Year holiday audiences.
Two cheerleaders who appeared in the Netflix docuseries Cheer were arrested this week in separate criminal cases relating to alleged sexual misconduct involving minors.
Robert Joseph Scianna Jr., 25, was arrested Wednesday in Virginia and charged with felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and using an electronic communication device to solicit sex, according to the Chesterfield County Police Department. The investigation indicated Scianna met a juvenile male through a social media platform and arranged to meet the juvenile for sex. Scianna is currently being held in Chesterfield County Jail without bond.
A live-action television adaptation of Netflix’s acclaimed “The Legend of Zelda” franchise was in development before leaks caused the video game company to cancel the project.
The Wall Street Journal reported in 2015 that Netflix was working on a live-action “The Legend of Zelda” television show and described the project as “‘Game of Thrones’ for a family audience.” The project was in its early stages at the time and casting details and a prospective release date were never provided. The Journal’s article proved to be the “Zelda” show’s undoing and also inadvertently killed another television adaptation of one of Nintendo’s oldest franchises, according to Adam Conover, the creator of TruTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything.”
Will Smith is set to host Amend: The Fight for America, a Netflix documentary series that asks the evolving question, “What does it mean to be an American?” Executive produced by Smith and Larry Wilmore, the six-parter launches February 17. Check out a teaser above.