Here is your weekly dose of “Netflix Espresso”, a list of all the shows and movies on Netflix you should be looking out for.
What’s new on Netflix.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2
After airing its season finale on the CW last week, the 17-episode second season of Legends of Tomorrow is now available to stream this month on Netflix.
Season 2 of the time-travel series will find the Legends amping up the firepower by enlisting both a league and a legion of new characters to join the legendary crew of the Waverider as they embark on a new mission.
While some faces may be familiar to viewers of The CW’s DC Universe, others hail from the DC Universe of comics.
The series stars Nick Zano, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Victor Garber, Arthur Darvill, Dominic Purcell and Franz Drameh.
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Rock-star comedian Kevin Hart takes center stage for the biggest comedy tour in history.
Following his 2013 hit stand-up concert movie, Let Me Explain, this groundbreaking, record-setting, sold-out performance of What Now? — filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field—marks the first time a comedian has ever performed to an at-capacity football stadium.
The cast includes Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Ed Helms and David Meunier.
Win It All
New Girl actor Jake Johnson stars on Win It All as Eddie, a gambling addict who starts to rebuild his life after losing $50,000 that wasn’t his. But an unwelcome surprise pushes him toward his old ways. Aislinn Derbez, Joe Lo Truglio also star.
The Get Down Part 2
The Get Down part 2 picks up in 1978, one year after events of part one.
The sweeping upheaval of late 70s New York City finds an as-yet-unnamed new pop cultural force striking a new beat in the Bronx, while disco still reigns supreme.
Episodes 7-11 can now be streamed globally on Netflix.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 1
Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s national broadcast life began in 1989. Set on the Satellite of Love where a human host is trapped by mad scientists with his two robot sidekicks and forced to watch an endless run of B movies.
The 14-episode first season of the anticipated reboot is now available on Netflix in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland. Original creator Joel Hodgson will be joined by comedian Jonah Ray (“Jonah Heston”) as the new host and Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry) as “Kinga Forrester.”
What’s coming soon on Netflix.
Sense8 Season 2
The new season of the scifi series will see the dark forces continue to track the cluster of eight connected characters. The sensates will learn more about BPO, the secret organization searching for their cluster and others like them, and will work to protect themselves from this organization that is out to hunt and kill them.
All eleven episodes Sense 8 season 2 will launch globally on Netflix beginning on Friday, May 5th.
Orange Is The New Black Season 5
Picking up right after the events of season 4’s finale, the new season of the prison dramedy will take place in real time and over the course of just three days, leaving the inmates’ lives forever changed as they are emboldened to fight for redemption, resolution and the respect they deserve.
All episodes of Orange Is The New Black season 5 will debut on Friday, June 9 exclusively in all Netflix territories.
Better Call Saul Season 3 (UK)
Season 3 episode 1 “Mabel” is now added to Netflix’s UK library. Subsequent episodes will also be added after its weekly broadcast on AMC.
Man x Man
Netflix has acquired exclusive international broadcasting right to South Korean drama, Man x Man. The series will mark as the first non-Netflix original South Korean drama to be aired globally by the company.
Written by Kim Won-suk (Descendants of the Sun), the series follows the story of a “ghost” bodyguard of famous celebrities.
Man x Man will debut on April 21 on JTBC with the completed 16-episode series to be simulcast in 190 countries, excluding South Korea and the US.
In South Korea, Netflix will add each episode within an hour of JTBC’s local broadcast. In the US, Netflix will split the series in two 8-episode installments. The series will come with subtitles in over 20 different languages, according to Netflix.
Production news and updates.
Marvel’s The Punisher
Production for the first season of the Marvel series has finally wrapped last Monday, April 10th. Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle, who was first introduced on Daredevil season 2. The cast also includes Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Amber Rose Revah.
A premiere date has not been set.
— Jon Bernthal Source (@jonbernthalorg) April 9, 2017
Set in Los Angeles during the 80’s, Glow follows a struggling actress (played by Alison Brie) who sets out to create the first women’s wrestling TV show. The series hails from OITNB creator, Jenji Kohan.
Its 10-episode first season arrives on Netflix on June 23.
Netflix usage reaches new heights for college students and teens
A new study claims that 90% of college students today use Netflix regularly. The survey, which was conducted from LendEDU, showed that only 8% of the respondents do not use Netflix.
This goes in line with another study revealing that Netflix has beat YouTube and other streaming platforms out there in terms of the younger demographic.
The second study, conducted by research firm Piper Jaffray, learned that almost 40% of the 5,500 surveyed teens used Netflix to stream videos. YouTube only came second with 26% followed by cable at 23%.
Netflix rival, Hulu, came fourth with 4% and other streaming services at 6%.
That’s it for this week!
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