One of the big things coming up in the next few weeks leading up to Halloween is series two of Netflix’s much-loved cult hit, Stranger Things. The crime/horror mash-up took the world by storm last year, its pitch-perfect homage to Stephens/Stevens King and Spielberg, it weaved a supernatural, conspiratorial story around a small-town mystery. Now Netflix has released a final, extended trailer, which is sure to massage expectation and interest even further.
Netflix has taken a more global approach this year, funding series that have come from Poland, Denmark and Sweden. We’ve known about German series, Dark, for quite some time now and when news first came out, it was initially compared to Stranger Things because of its supernatural edge. But a new trailer reveals that it isn’t very Stranger Things at all. The series is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In 10, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986. We have a trailer, and also a launch date.
We’ve reported on the Icelandic series Stella Blómkvist for a while now (see here and here), and now there is movement. Based on a series of first-person novels penned by the pseudonymous Stella Blómkvist, a hard-nosed lawyer who takes on mysterious murder cases, the series delves into the murky waters of Icelandic politics, recently in the news in the aftermath of the “Panama Papers” scandal. Heida Reed – who British audiences will know well from Poldark – takes the lead. The first trailer is after the jump.
Anyone who reads this site knows how excited I am for the return of Twin Peaks in just over a week’s time. Growing up it was one of the shows that changed my outlook on the world, and was the first TV series that I became gripped and obsessed with. Yes, my excitement is tempered by a little caution (I really hope it’s good), but the latest trailer -released yesterday – certainly stokes the fires. Have a look after the jumperoo.
It’s getting closer. The much-hyped and much-anticipated (at least in this house) ‘revival’ series is set to drop on US cable network on 21st May, with a UK premiere on Tuesday 23rd May on Sky Atlantic. Now we have our first trailer of any significance, although the 49 seconds doesn’t give too much away. What it does do is to let us see the likes Big Ed Hurley (played by actor Everett McGill), Carl Rodd (Harry Dean Stanton), Sarah Palmer (Grace Zabriskie), Deputy Andy Brennan (Harry Goaz), Deputy Tommy “Hawk” Hill (Michael Horse) and FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) as they are in 2017. Which is fun for all the family. Have a look after the jump.
Last year, BBC2’s Line Of Duty – that helter-skelter thriller that tells the stories of anti-corruption unit AC-12 – really broke through. So much so, it received a promotion – after record-breaking viewing figures, it got shipped over to BBC1 for its fourth series, which will kick into a gear in the next month or so. And, with the Beeb’s promo machine cranking into gear, it released the first proper trailer last night after the first episode of SS-GB. Have a look-see after the jump…
Up until now all the cryptic promotional material for the new, upcoming Twin Peaks has been from the US and its new network home, Showtime. But now Twin Peaks’ UK broadcaster, Sky Atlantic, is getting in on the act with its own promo campaign, a campaign that has seen two new teaser trailers released in the past day or so.