Geeked Week kicked off yesterday. June 6, with an extensive line-up of exciting titles no matter what your go-to genre is. The hosts Jacob Bertrand and Megan Cruz spilled the beans on some much-anticipated and some far from expected new releases, together with a myriad of eye-popping exclusive teasers from Netflix’s all-new and returning shows.
So, buckle up as what follows are the highlights of yesterday’s events:
Mike Flanagan’s “The Midnight Club”
To those after.
To us now.
And to those beyond.
Seen or unseen.
Here but not here.
Based on the beloved Christopher Pike book series, this suspenseful mystery series, “The Midnight Club” transpires at a manor with an obscure past. The 8 members of the Midnight Club meet each night at midnight to tell sinister stories – and to look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond.
A new teaser for this show was revealed yesterday, which you can watch below.
During the event, a new trailer was shown for Netflix’s upcoming show “The Imperfects” which focuses on three outsiders at the center of this sci-fi drama who form an alliance and head off in search of an evil scientist who conducted experiments on them years ago, transforming them into something that isn’t quite human anymore… Not only that, but they are also on the run for the government.
Viewers were also treated to their first look at the sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery series, from director Tim Burton which centers on the beloved Addams Family daughter as she navigates teenage life at the gothic Nevermore Academy and a murder mystery with close ties to her famed clan. The series stars Jenna Ortega in the title role, alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci and many more.
More than 3 decades since the first issue of Neil Gaiman’s comic book series The Sandman was published, the long-awaited live-action adaptation arrives this summer. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, this new series relates how a wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power.
Gaiman himself, along with fellow DC Comics scribe Allan Heinberg co-developed the series along with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) and the series will premiere this August 5, 2022. The show also received its first teaser yesterday together with a cast panel, both of which you can watch below.
Netflix’s Geeked Week continued with a brand new trailer for the forthcoming “Resident Evil” series.
Previously confirmed to debut this July 14, the live-action series based on the hugely popular Capcom video game franchise unfolds in 2036. 14 years after a deadly virus resulted in a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker battles his way through a world overrun with bloodthirsty infectees and insane creatures. Amidst all the bloodshed, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s ominous ties to the Umbrella Corporation, but most of all by what happened to her sister, Billie.
The series stars Ella Balinsk (Charlie’s Angels) as the lead character, Jade Wesker, alongside Lance Reddick (the John Wick franchise, “Fringe”) as her father Albert Wesker. Other confirmed cast members to date include Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gossatti and Turlough Convery.
Guillermo Del Toro’s “Cabinet of Curiosities”
Another highlight came in the form of the first trailer for the maestro of horror, Guillermo Del Toro’s “Cabinet of Curiosities.” This anthology comprises of 8 blood-curdling tales of horror told by some of today’s most revered horror creators: Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), Vincenzo Natali (Cube), Guillermo Navarro (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Damien”), David Prior (The Empty Man) and Keith Thomas (The Vigil).
“All of Us Are Dead”
And last but not least, the students of Hyosan High School had a very special announcement to make regarding one of this writer’s particular favorite shows available on Netflix right now. What better way to round this article out than with a short and sweet message from them?
We’ll return tomorrow with all the highlights of the second day of Geeked Week which will be serving up all kinds of bounty relating to the forthcoming feature films heading to Netflix in the imminent future…