“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix,” the streamer said in a statement tonight to Deadline. “We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note.””We’re thankful to our partners at Marvel, showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years,” Netflix added just a month after the third season of the series launched on the service.
On the heels of its four Emmy nominations for its inaugural season back, Netflix on Friday announced it has greenlighted an eight-episode third season. The latter is poised to bring production to Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday, with plans to debut sometime next year.
The day after a holiday, a holiday in the middle of the week no less, is always a little slow. So, I want to take this lull in the music news action to recommend the Hannah Gadsby Netflix special. It is called Nanette and it’s one of the most affecting things I’ve seen in years. I highly recommend it.
I found the part about art vs artist specifically interesting and poignant.
Penguin Random House will partner with Netflix on a worldwide publishing deal for books based on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Stranger Things. The first two titles, set for a release this fall, will be a behind-the-scences companion book and a hardcover gift book for young readers.
Those two books will be followed next spring by a Stranger Things prequel novel, written by author Gwenda Bond, about Eleven’s mother and the MKUltra program. Additional titles for both adults and young readers will arrive later in 2019.
Mary J. Blige will co-star in Netflix’s Umbrella Academy:
Blige, nominated for supporting actress and original song, will segue to television with her first series regular role in the adaptation of Gerard Way’s comic series. After receiving offers from multiple streamers and networks, Blige will join the cast in what sources say is a one-year deal.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that David Letterman’s Netflix talk show will debut next week with Barack Obama as the first guest:
The 60-minute show will stream monthly with the first episode launching on Friday, Jan. 12 and the additional five episodes streaming, one a month, after that.
Letterman will kick off the series with a chat with Barack Obama, serving as the former president’s first talk show appearance since leaving office.
The streaming giant is launching Beyond Stranger Things, a post-show rehash for the sci-fi phenomenon that debuted in 2016. Hosted by writer, producer, actor and “superfan” Jim Rash, the show after the show promises to explore the inspiration for the series, tell behind-the-scenes stories and analyze every aspect of the second season, including answering all burning questions.
Netflix will be raising prices in the new future:
To fund that spending, Netflix will now charge $10.99 per month instead of $9.99 for a plan that allows two people to simultaneously watch programs on different devices. Another plan that streams ultra-high definition, or 4K, video, will rise 17 percent, to $13.99, from $11.99 a month. The lowest-cost plan, at $7.99, which doesn’t include HD and does not allow for simultaneous streaming, will not increase in price.
Fine, just give me more Stranger Things.