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Rumor: Resident Evil TV Show Coming to Netflix

Back in 2017, we heard rumors that Constantin Film was planning to reboot the Resident Evil film franchise. Little materialized from this project until a year later when we reported that Constantin was shifting gears and planning a Resident Evil TV show instead. It’s been nearly a year since that report, but now we finally have another update, courtesy of Deadline.

According to their exclusive scoop, Constantin now intends to bring their planned Resident Evil show to Netflix. It’s expected to follow the basic premise of the games while expanding the universe and deepening its mythology. The Umbrella Corporation (and the chaos they cause) will be a major focus, and it is said to feature “action sequences and Easter eggs.”

Constantin has reportedly chosen Johannes Roberts to write and direct the series. The project is apparently still in the early planning stages, so don’t expect an official reveal any time soon. That said, the hype surrounding the Resident Evil 2 remake is certainly motivation for Capcom to get this rebooted TV series rolling!

Source: Deadline

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Report: Netflix Poaches Activision CFO

At a quick glance, it would seem that former Activision Blizzard executive Spencer Neumann had a less than merry New Year’s Eve. After spending one year and seven months as the Chief Financial Officer of one of gaming’s most prominent publishers, he was informed on December 31st that his contract had been terminated. However, he quickly found a new job, and it appears his departure from Activision may have been his own doing.

Two days after Neumann’s firing, Netflix announced that they had hired him for the same position. This followed a Reuters report claiming that Netflix had actually poached Neumann prior to his firing. According to Activision’s official filing, Neumann wasn’t terminated for doing a bad job. He got the ax for “violating his legal obligations to the Company.”

Neumann now has the ability to “demonstrate why cause does not exist to terminate his employment or why termination of his employment is not otherwise justified,” but given his new job, it seems unlikely that we’ll see that happen. Dennis Durkin, Activision’s CCO, will be serving as interim CFO until the company finds a more permanent solution. Durkin has plenty of experience in the role, as he held it for five years prior to Neumann’s hiring.

Source: Netflix, GameSpot, Reuters

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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is Now on Netflix

In 2017, The Pokémon Company released their 20th Pokémon movie, and to mark the occasion they decided to give fans a blast from the past. Rather than setting the film in Alola and continuing the Sun and Moon plot, they essentially rebooted the movie universe with Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, a re-telling of the Kanto League story from the anime. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, it’s now easier than ever, as it just launched on Netflix!

You can check out the trailer above.

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Netflix’s Castlevania is Officially Getting a Third Season

It’s been a long and challenging road, but Netflix’s Castlevania franchise has become a massive success. Fred Seibert acquired the rights to Konami’s hit video game franchise fourteen years ago, but as it turns out, it’s hard to acquire funding for an “ultra-violent anime-style” adaptation of a classic video game franchise. Thankfully, Netflix took a gamble on the project and released four episodes in 2017.

The short-but-sweet first season was met with critical acclaim and left fans demanding more… and Netflix agreed! Season 2, double the length of its predecessor with eight episodes, launched on Netflix late last month and was similarly praised by fans and critics. During the Summer we heard rumors that Netflix was planning a third season, and now they’ve officially confirmed it!

Castlevania‘s third season is planned to be the longest one yet, at ten episodes total. No release date has been set at this time, but we’ll likely hear more news in the coming months. It took fifteen months to produce the second season’s eight episodes, so a similar schedule would see season three debuting in early 2020, but with more experience under their belt they could potentially speed production up and release it in 2019. Keeping the launch date near Halloween again would certainly be a welcome move.

Source: Deadline

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Report: Netflix’s Castlevania Showrunner is in Talks to Produce a Zelda TV Series

Thanks to the critical success of his Castlevania series on Netflix, showrunner Adi Shankar is making a point that video game adaptations don’t have to suck. After decades of disappointment, we might just be ready for a new age of gaming entertainment. To bring this in, Shankar is reportedly in talks to make a new television series based on The Legend of Zelda.

Crediting this possibility to the success of Castlevania, Shankar took to Instagram this week to tell us that he’s “working with an iconic Japanese gaming company to adapt one of their iconic video game series into a series.” Shankar intends to formally reveal which series this is on November 16th, and according to a source from The Wrap, it is none other than The Legend of Zelda.

This is certainly exciting if true, but it may be best to take it with a grain of salt for now. We’ve been burned in the past with these kinds of reports, after all. That old piece of speculation was quickly denied by the late Satoru Iwata, so it’s best to wait until it actually happens before getting too excited.

Also in the works, Shankar has announced an animated Assassin’s Creed adaptation and recently discussed his plans for the future of Castlevania. The battles between Dracula and the Belmont family could see the show lasting many seasons, covering the entirety of the video game franchise and beyond.

What do you think this series will be like? Are you excited to see the November 16th announcement? Hit the comments below to let us know what you think!

Source: TheWrap, Instagram

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Geralt’s Voice Actor Supports Henry Cavill’s Casting in Netflix’s The Witcher Series

Yesterday, it was announced that Henry Cavill has been officially cast as Geralt in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher. This reveal was met with pretty divisive feedback from fans, but there is a pretty big personality lending his support to this casting decision. Doug Cockle, the voice actor for Geralt in the games (as well as in the upcoming Soul Calibur VI), took to Twitter to endorse Cavill’s selection, saying that Cavill will do a great job as the supernatural monster hunter.

I’m personally excited to see what Cavill brings to the table. I’ve loved his past performances (especially his role in the recent
Mission: Impossible – Fallout) and am anxious to see how he makes Geralt his own. Unfortunately, it looks like it’ll be a little while before we’re able to find out. The Witcher isn’t scheduled to launch until at least 2020.

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Henry Cavill Cast as Geralt in The Witcher Netflix Series

Over the past decade, CD Projekt Red has transformed Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series, The Witcher, into one of the most beloved video game franchise in the world. The Witcher will soon be evolving once again, as plans are in motion for a live-action Netflix series. The show’s debut is still a long way off, but today a major step was taken. We have our Geralt.

Henry Cavill, best known as the DC Universe’s Superman, recently expressed his interest in playing the show’s main character, and it looks like his wish has been granted! The actor just took to Instagram minutes ago to announce that he has landed the role by posting an image of his Netflix account with his name changed to Geralt of Rivia.

Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher is currently planned to release sometime in 2020. The show has been approved for an initial run of eight episodes, and the writing team is aiming for it to “be tight, action-packed, rich in character and story, without lagging in the middle of the season.”

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Henry Cavill Wants to Play Geralt in The Witcher TV Show

Last May we learned that Netflix is developing a TV series based on The Witcher. The upcoming show will follow the original novels by Andrzej Sapkowski (rather than the CD Projekt Red games they inspired), and it’s planned for an eight-episode run in 2020. No casting announcements have been made at this time, but at least one famous actor is interested in the lead role.

Speaking with IGN, Henry Cavill (best known for playing Superman in the current DC film universe) revealed that he wants to play Geralt. Cavill called it an “amazing role,” praised the book series, and revealed that he recently replayed The Witcher 3 all the way through. Is his love of the series enough to secure his role as Geralt? We’ll probably have to wait a little longer to find out.

Source: IGN

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Get Excited For Castlevania Season 2 With its First Trailer


Netflix’s ultra-violent, anime-style adaptation of Castlevania was a smash hit when it launched last year, but with only four episodes it left fans desperately craving more. It’s been over a year since season one’s debut, and the wait for more is finally almost over! Castlevania season 2 drops on October 26th, just in time for Halloween. Ahead of its release, Netflix has just uploaded a new trailer showing off some of the season’s story and action.

Click above to check it out!

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Netflix’s Castlevania is Getting a Physical Release

Last year, Netflix and Frederator teamed up on an ambitious project: an ultra-violent, anime-styled adaptation of Castlevania. The inaugural season was just four episodes long, but fans of the beloved Konami series loved it, prompting Netflix to greenlight a second season (with eight episodes), set to release in October. We’ve even heard reports that a third season is already approved.

On top of that, the show’s popularity has also convinced Netflix to take it beyond just streaming. Viz Media has taken to Twitter to announce plans for a physical release. Unfortunately, details are scarce, and Viz is only stating that the show will be available on “home video.” The exact format (DVD? Blu-ray?), release date, and price remain under wraps for now, but Viz will be sharing more info “soon.”

Source: Viz Media

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God of War’s Director Wants a Netflix Series

Sony Santa Monica recently took a bold step by launching a completely overhauled new iteration of
God of War. The self-titled PlayStation exclusive has new setting, story, and gameplay, and that gamble resulted in the highest review scores in franchise history. After achieving new heights in the realm of games, is it time for God of War to take its memorable story to TV?

Rumors of a Netflix adaptation of
God of War spread following a (fake) Facebook reveal which claimed the series would debut on July 15th with Jason Momoa starring as Kratos. It was quickly debunked, but that doesn’t mean the idea is lacking in merit. Game director Cory Barlog caught wind of the rumor, and it seems he’s quite keen on the idea. Tagging Netflix on Twitter, Balrog suggested that the two companies “do something about that.”

Would you like to see Kratos starring in a TV show or movie, or is he better left to games? Sound off in the comments below!

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Castlevania Season 2 Debuts in October

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of Netflix’s adaptation of Castlevania first releasing. The ultra-violent, anime-styled take on Konami’s classic video game franchise was well received, but it only got four episodes in its initial run. Thankfully, there’s plenty more in store! Season 2 of Castlevania will have eight episodes, double the length of the first season, and now we have an official release date.

Netflix recently held a panel at Anime Expo 2018, and they used that opportunity to announce that Castlevania season 2 will hit Netflix on October 26th. Like last season, comic writer Warren Ellis is in charge of the script. While this isn’t yet officially confirmed, Trevor Belmont voice actor Richard Armitage recently indicated that season 3 is also in the works.

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Big Castlevania Anime News Dropping This Week

Netflix’s ultra violent, anime-style adaptation of Konami’s classic Castlevania series only got four episodes in its initial run, but its second season will be double that length and we’ve heard rumors that a third season is planned as well. The series is quickly approaching the first anniversary of its debut, and Powerhouse Animation has a celebration in mind.

The anniversary is on Saturday, July 7th, and Powerhouse is planning a “BIG announcement” for sometime this week. It seems likely that we’ll get an official release date for season 2 quite soon. It was originally planned to hit Netflix in the Summer, and more recently a writer on the series indicated that it was coming “sometime later this year.”

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Castlevania Season 2 is Coming “Sometime Later This Year”

Last Summer, Netflix teamed up with Fred Seibert to create an anime-style, ultra violent adaptation of Konami’s long-running Castlevania franchise. The inaugural season was just four episodes long, but that’s far from the end. A second season was officially announced last year, and we’ve even seen reports that a third season has been greenlit. Even so, we still have no official release date for the second season.

We were originally told we could expect eight more episodes to air this Summer, but there’s been no word since then. Summer has officially kicked off now, and it’s unclear if season 2 will still hit that target. Writer Warren Ellis recently chimed in on the matter on Twitter, stating that eight episodes are still planned for “sometime later this year.” Hopefully it’s sooner rather than later, but if they need a little extra time to polish things off we’ll just have to wait.

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Nintendo in Talks to Bring More Streaming Services to Switch

Nintendo Switch launched without any of the usual suspects in the realm of streaming apps. No Netflix. No Hulu. Just games. The idea was to present Switch at launch as a games-focused console that you can pick up and play without distraction. Over a year later, the console is still fairly lacking in the app department (although it does now have Hulu), but that could be changing in the future.

Best Buy
recently posted a listing that indicated Switch will soon be receiving both Netflix and YouTube apps. This listing was later removed, and Best Buy claims it was just a mistake on their part. Of course, we’ve heard similar things before with leaks that turned out to be true. Further adding to the speculation, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime recently indicated to Bloomberg that there are ongoing talks to move forward in the area of streaming apps.

“When we launched the Switch, we were very clear we wanted to position the device as a game-playing device. We’ve done that, and so you’ve seen Hulu for example come on to the platform. In terms of other services, the conversations are on-going. We’ve got nothing to announce right now. But certainly those opportunities will come in due time.”
— Reggie Fils-Aime

So what’s taking so long? Nintendo hasn’t provided any answers, so we can only speculate. It’s possible that Nintendo and companies like YouTube and Netflix aren’t seeing eye to eye in contract talks, Hulu could have paid for a certain window of exclusivity, or Nintendo may just not think the time is right. For now all we can do is wait and see.

Source: Bloomberg

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A Best Buy Listing Suggests Netflix and YouTube are Coming to Switch

Nintendo Switch has been out for over a year now, and fans have been anxiously waiting for two essential apps that have been absent from the eShop. While Hulu came to the hybrid console late last year, Netflix, YouTube, and other options are still absent. Well, according to a Nintendo Switch listing from Best Buy, that may well be changing soon.

Best Buy’s description for the Nintendo Switch console briefly showed not only Hulu, but YouTube and Netflix as available apps on the device. The page has since been edited to remove references to all three of them, but images remain thanks to those who spotted it first on Reddit. We can’t say for certain that these apps are coming, but it’s likely that this news was meant to be announced during the Nintendo Direct at E3.

I’m sure Nintendo will give a release date for both these apps during their Nintendo Direct tomorrow, which begins at 12:00 PM ET. Are you looking forward to watching your favorite content on the Switch? Let us know in the comments section.

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Netflix’s Castlevania Reportedly Renewed for a Third Season

Last year, Netflix teamed up with Fred Seibert (the founder of Frederator, who has had a hand in many popular cartoons of yesteryear) to create an ultra violent, anime-style adaptation of the Castlevania series. The inaugural season was just four episodes long, but Netflix quickly ordered a second season at double that length, and it looks like this could just be the beginning.

Richard Armitage, the voice behind Trevor Belmont in the series, recently sat down for a chat with Digital Spy. During the course of the conversation, Armitage let it slip that he’ll soon be recording lines for Castlevania‘s third season. Season 2 hasn’t even begun airing yet and Netflix certainly hasn’t announced any plans for a third, but apparently that’s already been greenlit behind scenes.

Source: Digital Spy

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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show is Now Available on Netflix

Recently there’s been a lot of talk about Nintendo expanding beyond video games to create video content like TV shows and movies. If you lived through the late 80s and early 90s, you know this isn’t the first time Nintendo has dabbled in this arena. Nintendo used to have a handful of animated properties, including the 1989 Super Mario Bros. Super Show.

Whether your nostalgia is urging you to revisit this zany classic or you’ve never been introduced to it in the first place, we’ve got some great news! The Super Mario Bros. Super Show has just been uploaded to Netflix in its entirety. Starting today, you can stream all 52 episodes of the classic show, including Butch Mario & The Luigi Kid, Two Plumbers and a Baby, Mario and Juliet, and The Adventures of Sherlock Mario.

This isn’t the first time Nintendo has brought the Super Show to Netflix. It originally hit the streaming service in 2012, but was later removed. Hopefully it’s here to stay this time.

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Netflix’s “The Witcher” Series Planned for 8 Episodes in 2020

The Witcher began its life as a series of novels by Andrzej Sapkowski before becoming a hit video game franchise developed by CD Projekt Red, and soon it will evolve again. About a year ago we learned that Netflix is turning The Witcher into a TV series. Little was revealed in the months that followed, but we got a big update this week from showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich.

In a series of tweets, Hissrich shared that Netflix is currently aiming to launch their adaptation of The Witcher in 2020. The show is initially planned for an eight episode run. Hissrich has plotted out ideas for all eight episodes, and the script for the pilot is complete. New writers will be joining the team soon to help make the other seven scripts a reality.

Hissrich knows that some fans might be upset that the season is only eight episodes long, but she assures fans that the short length of the season allows for each episode to “be tight, action-packed, rich in character and story, without lagging in the middle of the season.” Hissrich also revealed that The Witcher will be filmed in Eastern Europe, as “This show couldn’t exist anyplace else. Period.”

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Netflix Just Added 43 Episodes of Pokémon Sun and Moon

It’s been over 20 years since Ash first acquired his Pikachu and began his Pokémon journey, but the series is still going strong! With the launch of Pokémon Sun and Moon, Ash’s adventure took him to the Alola Region to meet new friends and foes. If you still haven’t checked out the latest iteration of the show, now’s your chance! Netflix just added a whopping 43 episodes for you to watch at your leisure.

In the Sun and Moon anime, Ash travels to the exotic island paradise of Alola with his mother. After years on the road as Pokémon trainer, Ash finally settles down and enrolls in school, but things heat up when he meets the nefarious Team Skull. Netflix’s 43 episodes cover the entirety of the normal Sun and Moon storyline, with the Ultra Adventures series picking up at episode 44.

Source: Netflix

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