Fans of the Netflix streaming service will be aware that the summer months usually see Netflix refresh its movie lineup. As previously reported in the Inquisitr, June 2017 sees a host of hit shows return to Netflix for new seasons. Bleak futuristic drama The 100 returns to Netflix in June, as does Orange Is The New Black and a new Netflix original series called GLOW [Glamourous Ladies Of Wrestling]. Disney’s Moana, high school drama You Get Me, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story all make their Netflix movie debuts during June.
Whilst June offers a host of new and returning shows, Netflix has released some information as to what we can expect throughout the rest of the summer months. Our first glimpse at July’s Netflix releases is very interesting. What’s On Netflix has announced that July will see three new Netflix original series make their debut.
July 7 sees the release of Castlevania, a Netflix original series based on a classic video game of the same name. According to IMDB, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy charting the battle to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hands of Count Dracula and a plague of vampires. The Netflix series should appeal to both anime and horror fans.
Friends From College is a Netflix original comedy series that also makes its debut in July. According to TV Wise, Friends From College tells the story of a group of college friends who reunite to discover that they perhaps still have some growing up to do. Old friendships, romances, and a struggle to separate college life from adulthood will provide plenty of opportunities for laughs in this eight-part season.
Perhaps the most important Netflix original release of this summer comes in the shape of Ozark, a show that Netflix describes as its “answer to Breaking Bad.” The show is set in the Ozark mountains and stars Jason Bateman as financial planner Marty Byrde, who has been laundering money for a drug lord. When things go wrong, Marty moves from Chicago to the region, but his debt follows him. The teaser trailer suggests that the move does not go well as we see Marty and his family involved in multiple crimes. Ozark makes its Netflix debut on July 21.
What Movies Are Coming To Netflix This Summer?
July sees the Netflix debut of the financial disaster movie The Big Short. Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and Christian Bale star as Wall Street tycoons who bet that the 2008 housing market is about to collapse. The resultant turmoil caused financial markets around the world to go into meltdown.
Brahman Naman sees Netflix make its first foray into the “Bollywood” movie world. The Netflix Original movie takes the ribald nature of movies like Animal House and American Pie and transports it to 1980’s India. Not everyone is impressed, the Hindustan Times, calls the movie “perverted.”
July will also see Netflix releases for Tallulah and classic family favorite franchises such as Back to The Future and Lethal Weapon.
August 2017 sees the Netflix premiere of The Little Prince, an animated movie based on the beloved children’s book. The animated movie features the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Ricky Gervais, Marion Cotillard and James Franco.
The Fast & The Furious, The Wedding Planner, and St. Vincent also come to Netflix during August. Netflix has tied up a deal to become the pay TV home for Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar from September 2017. Brad Pitt’s new movie, War Machine, has been panned by some of the critics, but many seem to have missed the point. The Netflix Original movie is a satirical look at the futility of war in places like Afghanistan, but Slate calls the movie “dumb.”
It seems that Netflix will have plenty of new series and movies to keep us entertained through those long summer evenings.
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