Onesumore: Netflix News You May Have Missed This Week: March 5th, 2021
Welcome to a new experimental column here on What’s New on Netflix where we hope to give you a full rundown of the top Netflix news for the week, bring you stories we may have missed throughout the week in a format easy to read that gets you up to speed.
This post is experimental, so let us know in the comments, on Twitter, or via email if you like the format.
Monday March 1
- A Twitter storm has kicked off the week which began over the weekend angering Taylor Swift fans unhappy with Netflix’s latest comedy series Ginny and Georgia take a pop to the old pop star love life. This was then quickly followed by a Tweet from Taylor herself and then led to Ginny & Georgia absolutely dominating Netflix’s top 10 all week.
Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and she wants her lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about stopping degrading hard working women by defining that horse shit as FuNnY. Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you 💔 Happy Women’s History Month I guess pic.twitter.com/2X0jEOXIWp
– Taylor Swift (@ taylorswift13) March 1, 2021
- Netflix entered the week with its first grand prizes of 2021 winning 10 Golden Globes with The crown and The queen’s gambit dominating the evening. The following three studios combined equal Netflix’s total scoop for the evening to beat WarnerMedia, Disney and Amazon.
- The cover has been officially lifted Jupiter’s legacy who saw their first trailer released revealing a handful of superheroes in their costumes. You can find an up-to-date guide to everything we know Jupiter’s legacy here.
- Anime series The way home was announced on April 8 on Netflix worldwide.
- Deadline reported that Netflix (but only in the US) had acquired the rights to The ice road with Liam Neeson for $ 18 million.
- Rebel, a Mexican series about teens struggling in the musical arena is returning for a reboot on Netflix.
In 2022, return to Elite Way School as a new generation of students hope to win the battle of the gangs. pic.twitter.com/UlBuKw1fyP
– Netflix (@netflix) March 1, 2021
Tuesday March 2
- We have reported (once again) of a slew of BBC titles set to leave Netflix in the UK, including favorites. Office, Supplements (also ready to leave Netflix US) and Fawlty towers.
- Netflix lost to Starz to obtain the first window rights for the Lionsgate films from 2022.
- Reported collider that Gore Verbinski would lead the George RR Martin Sandkings movie.
- Colin Firth’s new WWII movie Operation Mincemeat will arrive on Netflix in the United States and Latin America on Netflix exclusively according to a report from Deadline. The film sees Firth reteaming with See-Saw who both worked together The King’s Speech.
Wednesday March 3
- The Annie Awards nominations were announced with Netflix beating Disney with double the number of award nominations with 40 in total. Above the moon and The Willoughbys, the two obtained 6 nominations each.
- Netflix has launched a new 3D animated series based on the incredibly popular French comic Asterix.
Thursday March 4
- Stephen Fry may have inadvertently disclosed on Channel 4’s Cricket cover that he will play a key role in The sand man season 1 which is currently filming in the UK.
– What’s new on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) March 4, 2021
- Sony Pictures Paternity by Kevin Hart is moving to Netflix for release in June 2020 and will be released under the new banner of production company Obama.
- Genji Kohan’s exit deal isn’t dead like we planned with a new show called Worn stories is scheduled for release on Netflix worldwide on April 1.
- A second season of the controversy Prank encounters Stranger Thing’s Gaten Matarazzo has also been announced for April 1.
- A few new cast members have been added to Netflix The gray man (two of which we reported back in January) with Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard and Regé-Jean Page joining the assembled elite cast.
* Take a deep breath *
REMEMBER THIS IS THE GRAY MAN CASTE AND NOW WE CANNOT KEEP CALM! pic.twitter.com/ulWSClPVpv
– Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) March 5, 2021
Friday March 5
Odds and turf
- Must Watch: Netflix Edition is a podcast that reviews new Netflix titles, but got some fascinating information last week from The Verge’s Julia Alexander about the past, present and future of the Netflix Original movie line and how it compares to the competition.
- Friend and author of What’s on Netflix “The Entertainment Strategy Guy” recapitulated Nielsen’s numbers from last week with a few interesting snippets, he refers to it as a “week down”.
- We haven’t mentioned elsewhere, but there are a few trademark registrations that Netflix has applied for that have yet to be announced. Dark forest (which we believe is a parallel project to The three body problem which was greenlit – more on that in another post) and The night shift were both registered last month.
- Excellent play by Chris Evangelista from Slashfilm on the dangers of weekly releases against the backdrop of the ridiculous fan theorizing that led to some disappointments with the WandaVision finale.
Did we miss any of Netflix’s great stories this week? Let us know in the comments below.