Netflix

  • Netflix signs up ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ to series…

    A while ago it looked as if COVID had sidelined plans for a televisions series based around Michael Connelly’s Lincoln Lawyer series of novels. Connelly had already had major success with an ongoing adaptation of his Bosch novels, with the Amazon Prime series of the same name due to...
  • Apocalypse Snow – Netflix sounds Clooney’s ‘Midnight’ calling…

    A catastrophic atmospheric event starts to render Earth’s surface as uninhabitable and as the last few survivors head off in search of the tiniest hope of out-running it, only hoping they’ve remembered to bring all they need. One scientist Augustine Lofthouse (George Clooney) decides to stay near the North...
  • Netflix & Kill: Will new ‘Assassin’s Creed’ fare better on tv..?

    The Assassin’s Creed computer franchise began in 2007 with the release of the first game and has lasted over a decade with 11 variations to date and a new chapter, ‘Valhalla‘ out next month. However beyond the game, it’s fortunes have been making less than a killing. The last time Assassin’s...
  • Bly’s spirit: ‘Hill House’ follow-up is haunting – for different reasons…

    London, the 1980s… American Dani Clayton is looking for reasons not to return to the US and answers a newspaper ad wanting an au pair. Businessman Henry Wingrave is not that impressed with her, but she’s not too impressed with him either. Despite that, she gets the job and...
  • Netflix’ Engaging ‘Enola’…but playing Holmes and Away…

    When Eudoria Holmes (Helena Bonham Carter)  vanishes from the old Holmes estate it comes as a particularly devastating blow to the young Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) and perhaps less so to Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Clafin) who have always tolerated their mothers pro-active eccentricities from a...
  • New Conan? Netflix becomes the librarian of the Barbarian…

    While it seems that the long-awaited, much-anticipated big-screen return of Conan (with Arnold Schwarzenegger) is as far away as ever, fans of the Robert E. Howard creation may have something to celebrate with the news that Netflix is planning a television series of the character. The Cimmerian warrior first appeared in...
  • Criminally Good. Stripped-down police procedural is still a masterclass…

    One of last year’s most pleasant on-screen surprises was seeing the concept of the police procedural distilled down to its most effective elements as part of a multi-country experiment. The UK, France, Spain and Germany, each produced their own three-episode series under the same Criminal moniker and under the...
  • Love, Pray, Skip, Trace: ‘Teenage Bounty Hunters’ hit the mark…

    Fraternal twins Sterling and Blair Wesley would seem to have an enviable life-style. They attend a top, privately-run religiously-funded school for the affluent kids of Georgia. But they’re love-lives with significant others are entering that delicate teenage phase, balancing what’s expected from them by their peers, families and each...
  • Second to Nun: Netflix (holy) orders more ‘Warrior Nun’…

    Netflix has formally announced that Warrior Nun will be getting a second season. The series, inspired by the comic of the same name, tells the story of Ava (Alba Baptista)  a  young woman, cared for (to use the term generously) at an orphanage run by nuns in Italy since...