Onesumore: Netflix News You May Have Missed This Week: March 21st, 2021
Welcome to your weekly recap of all the great titles on Netflix this week. We’ll catch up with you with some of Netflix’s activities, including new shows, big casting updates, a few rumors, and other things you should pay attention to.
If you missed any of the news from the past week, go back and check it out now.
Monday March 15
- The 93rd Oscar nominations have been made and Netflix has won 36 awards (39 if you include Netflix titles distributed internationally)
- Comedian Phil Wang is set to produce a stand-up special for Netflix with filming in June.
Let’s try again! I’m filming my Netflix special on June 12th at the glorious London Palladium. Priority access for holders of last May tickets this Thursday 18 at 10 a.m. The general sale is from 10 am on Friday. All to https://t.co/qIjOXAv0xD
Let’s (finally) do this 🎥👲🏼 ♥ ️ pic.twitter.com/03MtRaOh0v
– Phil Wang (@PhilNWang) March 15, 2021
- Cowboy Bebop has finished filming the live adaptation. Shooting for A piece is still in progress.
Tuesday March 16
- The gray man which was originally scheduled to begin production in January finally began rolling cameras on Tuesday with confirmation (and a deluge of thin articles on the net) via the Russo Brothers Twitter account.
– Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) March 16, 2021
- We got word that season 2 of Shadow and bone is now in active development.
- One of the big productions for Netflix in India, Bahubali (who was nicknamed the Indian Game of thrones) has been scrapped but only to give it a larger budget according to Bollywood Hungama.
- Vir Das, Rob Delaney, Galen Hopper, Samson Kayo, Guz Khan, Nick Kocher, Ross Lee, Harry Trevaldwyn and Danielle Vitalis have been added to the comedy Judd Apatow The bubble.
Wednesday March 17th
- We have learned that Netflix is Lincoln Lawyer is slated to start production in March and end in October, which means a 2022 release date looks very likely.
- Netflix acquired the international rights to Paramount Love and monsters and will premiere in mid-April 2021.
- Netflix has rented space at world-renowned Japanese studios Toho. Netflix has also said it plans to release at least 25 live-action and anime titles from Japan this year.
- Miramax She is all that arrives on Netflix worldwide as an original and stars Addison Rae, Tanner Buchanan, Madison Pettis and Peyton Meyer.
Thursday March 18
- Dream home designer has been renewed for season 3, Get organized with Home Edit has been renewed for season 2 and Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo was announced for release in summer 2021.
- The BBC and Netflix are teaming up for their next co-production in the form of You do not know me with Bukky Bakray to play.
- Roku appears to be entering the licensing game by adding another competitor for Netflix. This week they picked up This old house aired on PBS.
- A Netflix show by the name of Tamarack Filming is scheduled to begin in April 2021, according to the Directors Guild of Canada. No word on what it is exactly.
- Chris Arrington, a producer who worked on Rock school and Netflix Mr. Iglesias getting ready for a new show on Netflix called Hot mannequins which is due to start production at the end of March.
- This week, Ted Sarandos performed on KCRW company hosted by Kim Masters (who can be found on The Hollywood Reporter) and discussed a myriad of issues, including theaters, their Oscar nominations, and the streaming wars in general. No headlines to report but some interesting thoughts featured.
- Reed Hastings spoke to Brazilian outlet Veja talk about Netflix’s efforts in Brazil. They mention that Globo is one of the few competitors in international regions that poses a great threat. Regarding Disney, Reed said that Netflix is ”still working to achieve cultural reach like Disney.” They also asked about Netflix’s indebtedness and asked if it was sustainable, Reed saying, “Yes, it’s sustainable because we keep growing, and we invest more to grow more. A series takes two years to complete, and you have to spend a lot before you make a profit. Finance the expansion… ”
Rumors of the week
Lots of rumors but here are two that caught my attention:
- Robert Downey Jr has been tipped for a major Netflix role in an upcoming film in the form of Here comes the flood which is to be directed by Jason Bateman. Brie Larson is also tip. There have long been rumors that RDJ could also sign a release deal with Netflix.
- Morbius, the Sony MCU movie could make its streaming debut with Netflix possibly on the way.
Did we miss some big news from Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments.