For fans of TV streaming service Netflix, May 2017 was a hot month. Netflix gave us the return of House of Cards for its fifth season, and we were also treated to the return of several Netflix original series. Sense8 returned for its second season while Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Bloodline are back for their third seasons. New Netflix movies for May included Chocolat, The Place Beyond the Pines, and The Break-Up. The good news for Netflix fans is that the streaming network has a host of new and returning series in June, and there will be plenty for movie fans too.
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Netflix starts June with a bang as Season 4 of The 100 hits our screens. Fans of the show will remember that Season 3 of The 100 ended with Clarke entering the city of light to destroy A.L.I.E. by pulling a kill switch. A.L.I.E. claimed that the world’s abandoned nuclear power plants are in meltdown, and only she could stop the Earth from becoming uninhabitable within six months.
Clarke pulled the switch, and we were left with a cliffhanger as screens showed the plants releasing radiation into the air. Season 4 will see Clarke and The 100 fighting to save the planet while fighting off aggression from the Ice Nation. The 100 has proved to be one of Netflix’s most popular series, so you can be sure fans will be keen to catch the new season.
‘Orange Is The New Black’ Returns To Netflix
Orange Is The New Black has been a massive hit on Netflix, and the prison comedy-drama is also back in June. As reported by Metro, Season 5 of Orange Is The New Black returns to Netflix on June 9, but sadly, new episodes have already been leaked online.
A hacker calling himself “The Dark Overlord” leaked 10 episodes of the 13-episode season after claiming that Netflix had not met his demands. It seems that Netflix refused to be held to ransom by the hacker, who demanded money to stop him releasing the shows. Doubtless, many will still tune in Netflix to catch the show when it returns to the streaming service by a more legitimate route.
Also, taking center stage this June is a new Netflix original comedy based on female WWE wrestlers. According to Blasting News, Glow is “billed as a throwback from the 1980’s, comprises an all-female cast, and is filled with laughter and self-discovery.
The official Netflix website has announced a raft of returning Netflix original shows for June. Flaked returns for its second season on June 2, while The Ranch returns for its second season on June 17. Gypsy joins Glow in its debut season, commencing June 30.
Netflix Movie News for June 2017
Netflix’s is committed to increasing the number of independent movies that they produce, and June sees the release of You Get Me, starring Bella Thorne. Netflix list the movie as “a thriller [with] all the tropes of a high school drama.
Movie buffs will applaud Netflix for screening more independent movies, but of course, it’s the big blockbusters that we all want to see. When it comes to blockbuster movies, they don’t come much bigger than the Star Wars franchise. Netflix has tied up deals with Disney to release movies from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars to Netflix soon after their theatrical release.
It has been suggested that Moana is Disney’s best animation release in recent years, perhaps second only to Frozen. You will be able to judge for yourself when Moana comes to Netflix in June.
June may also see the arrival of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Rogue One takes place between the events of Star Wars Episode V and VI. Rogue One comes to Netflix just six months after its theatrical release, and Netflix says that it will be its only Star Wars release in 2017.
June looks set to be a hot month on Netflix, whether you prefer to check out a new movie release or binge watch series like The 100.
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