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One of the interesting things about Netflix and their original series is that the passage of what becomes a hit (seemingly: the streaming service still fiercely protect actual viewership figures, but it’s easy enough to tell from social media buzz and the like) is genuinely organic. “Orange Is The New Black” became a much bigger talking point than the infinitely more-hyped “House Of Cards,” “Bojack Horseman” gradually built fans to become a cult comedy, and last year, “Stranger Things” came from almost nowhere to become seemingly the streaming service’s buzziest show ever. Continue reading Teen Drama Hit ’13 Reasons Why’ Heading For Season 2 Renewal At Netflix at The Playlist.
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As we inch closer to the Cannes Film Festival‘s opening night on May 17, festival organizers find themselves bombarded by questions about Netflix‘s involvement in the festival. Last week, French exhibitors released a statement decrying Netflix’s involvement in the festival given their ongoing attempts to circumvent French film laws. A few days later, Cannes director Thierry Frémaux defended the selections of Netflix titles “The Meyerowitz Stories” and “Okja,” noting that he “hardly spoke to Netflix” during the deliberation process. Continue reading Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Boss Discusses ‘Complicated’ Selection Of Netflix’s ‘Bushwick’ at The Playlist.
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In the past two seasons of Netflix‘s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” we’ve seen Ellie Kemper‘s character come to terms with her psychological scars from a childhood spent in captivity, embrace her repressed sexuality, and finally complete her GED after years of struggle. Gosh, if you were to read only this sentence, you’d be forgiven for thinking that ‘Schmidt’ was a serialized version of Lenny Abrahamson‘s “Room“! Continue reading Kimmy Heads To College In The Season 3 Trailer For ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ at The Playlist.
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Who killed Sister Cathy? That’s the question on everyone’s mind in the first trailer for Netflix‘s “The Keepers,” a new documentary film about the 1969 murder of Cathy Cesnik, a nun and English teacher at Keough High School in Baltimore, Maryland. The mysterious nature of Cesnik’s death – and the institutional corruption that led to her tragic end – are the focus of Ryan White‘s (“Serena,” “The Case Against 8“) newest film, already being pitched by Netflix as 2015’s answer to their hit series “Making a Murderer.” Those who want to spoil themselves on the series – if it’s possible to spoil yourself on historical events, I suppose – would do well to read “Buried in Baltimore: The Mysterious Murder of a Nun Who Knew Too Much,” the longform report published by The Huffington Post in 2015 that explores the city and some of the events surrounding Cesnik’s murder. Continue reading Netflix Promises Another True Crime Hit With Its First Trailer For ‘The Keepers’ at The Playlist.
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