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Netflix Espresso: ‘The Witcher Saga’ ordered to series; ‘Arrested Development’ returning for season 5

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Here is your weekly dose of “Netflix Espresso”, a list of all the shows and movies on Netflix you should be looking out for.

Coming Soon on Netflix

The Witcher Saga

Netflix will produce the small screen adaptation of The Witcher Saga, a series of eight novels authored by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

In the books, the story centers on “witchers” — hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly monsters.”

The Witcher Saga will be executive produced by Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, who both worked on The Expanse scifi show on Starz. Sapkowski will serve as creative consultant.

There’s no word yet on how many episodes the first season will be composed. A premiere date has also not been set.


Netflix will also produce Tidelands, the streaming giant’s first Australian original series.

Tidelands is being described as a supernatural crime drama that follows “a former criminal as she returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay. When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, she must uncover the town’s secrets while investigating its strange inhabitants, a group of dangerous half-Sirens, half-humans called ‘Tidelanders.’”

Tidelands will begin production in Queensland in 2018. Its 10-episode first season will run for 50 minutes, with a premiere date yet to be announced.

Arrested Development Season 5

Netflix has greenlit a fifth season of Arrested Development with series creator Mitchell Hurwitz returning as well as original cast members including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Alia Shawkat.

Season 5 is set to premiere globally in 2018.

Star Trek: Discovery

CBS has partnered with Netflix so subscribers may stream the 15-episode first season of Star Trek: Discovery within 24 hours of each episode’s airing on CBS All Access. It will be available in 188 countries including UK this autumn.

What’s new on Netflix

Get me Roger Stone

The documentary film examines the rise, fall and rebirth of political operative Roger Stone, who’s been an influential member of Team Trump for decades.

Tracy Morgan Staying Alive

In his first special since his serious car accident, Tracy Morgan cracks jokes about life in a coma, his second marriage and his family’s dark side.

Enemy of the State

After a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket, a hotshot lawyer finds himself fleeing from a rogue National Security agent.

Enemy of the State stars Will Smith, Ian Hart, Barry Pepper, Loren Dean, Laura Cayouette, Stuart Wilson, Regina King, Lisa Bonet, Jon Voight and Gene Hackman.

Sherlock Season 4

Season 4 of the hit drama begins with the mercurial Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman) and his wife, Mary (Amanda Abbington) prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents.

Wild Oats

When insurance accidentally pays her millions, retired teacher Eva and her pal Maddie head to the Canary Islands for the adventure of their lives.

Wild Oats stars Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange.

The Break-up

Cohabitating couple Gary and Brooke’s petty spats turn into an all-out battle for their home condo.

The Break-up stars Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn.

The Place Beyond The Pines

A violent confrontation between a motorcycle-riding bank robber and a rookie cop spirals into a tense generational feud.

The Place Beyond The Pines stars Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.

Somewhere in the Middle

Relationships falter and infatuations form as the lives of four lovers collide in interwoven stories told from various viewpoints. (Netflix link)

That’s it for this week!

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