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 Coming Soon on Netflix
Dear White People
Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is a send-up of the now post “post-racial” America that weaves together a universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path.
The satirical series follows a group of Winchester University’s students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and activism in the millennial age.
The 10-episode first season of Dear White People starts streaming on Netflix on April 28.
Following the success of Making A Murderer and Amanda Knox, Netflix is launching another true-crime documentary in the form of The Keepers.
The Keepers is a seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.
Through interviews with dozens of friends, relatives, journalists, government officials and Baltimore citizens determined to uncover the truth, White pieces together a story that goes beyond the death of a beloved Catholic schoolteacher to encompass clergy abuse, repressed memories and government and religious institutions that he says “at best, dropped the ball over the last 45 years – and, at worst, covered it up.”
The Keepers will arrive on Netflix on May 19.
Maria Bamford: Old Baby
Comedian Maria Bamford, star of “Lady Dynamite,” performs in a variety of unusual settings around Los Angeles in this nomadic stand-up special.
Maria Bamford: Old Baby starts streaming on Netflix on May 2.
What’s On Netflix
The Secret Life of Pets
Starring Kevin Hart and Louis C.K., The Secret Life of Pets is an animated comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.
Released in 2006, The Prestige stars Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as two stage magicians who engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion.
Set in Iraq in 2003, Sand Castle follows a reluctant soldier’s platoon after being dispatched on a dangerous mission to repair a hostile village’s water system.
Netflix to raise $1.1 billion in debt to produce more content
Netflix has announced Monday its plan to raise €1 billion or $1.1 billion in debt through a bond offering outside the US.
The company said that they intend to use the proceeds “for general corporate purposes, which may include content acquisitions, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions.”
When asked why the company are targeting foreign lenders, a rep from Netflix said this statement to Variety:
“Netflix is a global company and we want to have access to global capital markets. Interest rates are also currently attractive in Europe.”
Netflix hits 100 million subscribers
The streaming service has reached a milestone event last week, hitting over 100 million in total number of subscribers worldwide.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to Twitter to announce the company’s latest achievement where he wrote: “Celebrating 100 million members the same way I did 1m. #Superstitious.”
13 Reasons Why Nearing Season 2 Renewal
13 Reasons Why, the highly-controversial series that tackles teenage suicide, is nearing an official season 2 pickup from Netflix. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, a writers room for the second season is already set up and has been running for weeks.
Netflix has declined to comment.
That’s it for this week!
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