Netflix has announced that Cobra Kai is set to return for its sixth and final season “soon.”
The hugely successful series brought Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) taking on sensei Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith).
Creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg call the decision “bittersweet” but anticipates to bring Cobra Kai to a close the way they want.
“Reacquainting the world with The Karate Kid universe has been our humble honor,” executive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg said in a statement. “Our day one goal with Cobra Kai has always been to end it on our terms, leaving the Valley in the time and place we’ve always imagined. So it is with immense pride and thankfulness that we are able to announce that achievement. The upcoming Season Six will mark the conclusion of Cobra Kai.”
Cobra Kai episodes are available to stream on Netflix.
Today, at the Television Critics Association’s 2023 Winter Press Tour, Michael Wright, head of MGM+ (formerly EPIX), unveiled a programming lineup and development slate that delivers premium cinematic television and a curated theatrical library, from one of the world’s most enduring entertainment brands.
The newly rebranded premium linear channel and streaming service will launch on January 15 in conjunction with the Season Three premiere of the critically acclaimed drama series Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker and created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos).
“It’s a new beginning for our service, as we introduce MGM+ and its distinctive brand promise to viewers on January 15. MGM+ will deliver on its iconic and beloved studio legacy, with cinematic, sophisticated, and transportive storytelling that audiences love,” said Michael Wright, head of MGM+. “We are growing our rich library of content, comprised of original television series and blockbuster films that celebrate the MGM brand.”
On the heels of the critically-acclaimed Christmas documentary, Dear Santa about the United States Postal Service’s venerated Operation Santa program, streaming on Hulu and included on the Entertainment Weekly, Town and Country, Women’s Health and Men’s Health magazine lists of must-watch holiday films, Hulu will debut the new documentary series Dear Santa, The Series tonight: Sunday, December 18 at Midnight Eastern.
The six-episode series takes audiences on an inspiring holiday journey as children across America write letters to Santa and kind-hearted “elves” step up in unexpected ways to make their Christmas wishes come true.
Directed by Dana Nachman (Pick of the Litter, Batkid Begins) and produced by her company, Sweet World Films, along with Chelsea Matter, TRAVERSE32’s Brendan Gaul and Brett Henenberg, and Christopher Karpenko, the series was brought to life by the same team behind the acclaimed IFC Films documentary feature. Continue reading →
Dark comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin” leads the list of nominations for Golden Globes 2023, announceed on Monday.
“Banshees” received 8 nods, including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Director. The film stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, as lifelong buddies whose friendship turned sour, also received acting nominations.
The Golden Globes also recognize achievements in television, where the sitcom “Abbott Elementary” led the list of nominations with five nods, including best comedy series.
The 80th Golden Globe Awards is set to air live on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Comedian Jerrod Carmichael is set to host. This will NBC’s first live telecast of the awards show since 2021.
See the list of 2023 Golden Globes nominees below:
Best Picture (Drama)
Avatar: The Way of Water
Top Gun: Maverick
Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Triangle of Sadness Continue reading →
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the winners today of the first Annual Children’s & Family Creative Arts Emmy® Awards.
Heartstopper took the most awards of the night, with four, including best guest performance in a preschool, children’s or young teen program (Heartstopper) for Olivia Colman, and outstanding lead performance in a preschool, children’s or young teen program for Kit Connor.
Netflix’s superhero series Kid Cosmic also took multiple awards, winning two for achievement in animation.
NATAS had created the Children’s and Family Emmy Awards to recognize the best in children’s and family television.
The event was hosted by JoJo Siwa (Dec. 10) and Jack McBrayer (Dec. 11) and took place this evening at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
See full list of winners:
Outstanding Preschool Series
Helpsters (Apple TV+)
The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo: Game Edition (HBO Max)
WINNER: Sesame Street (HBO Max)
Tab Time (YouTube Originals)
Waffles + Mochi (Netflix)
Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series
The Astronauts (Nickelodeon)
WINNER: The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix)
Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (Apple TV+)
Raising Dion (Netflix)
Secrets of Sulphur Springs (Disney Channel)
The 30th Season of Power Rangers, coming in 2023, begins filming Fall 2022
Hasbro’s entertainment studio Entertainment One (eOne) announces the highly anticipated 30th season of the global franchise “Power Rangers.” “Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury” will begin filming this Fall in New Zealand and will debut in 2023. The announcement comes on Power Rangers Day (August 28), capping off Hasbro’s Power Week.
For the first time since the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” debuted in 1993, the current cast of “Power Rangers: Dino Fury” will be returning as the beloved Power Rangers for a third season. In “Power Rangers: Dino Fury,” an army of powerful alien beings is unleashed on Earth threatening life as we know it. The team of Power Rangers, fueled by the prehistoric power of the dinosaurs, are recruited to deal with the threat. The adventure continues in “Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury,” with the team heading out to space.
Returning cast members include Russell Curry, Hunter Deno, Jordon Fite, Kai Moya, Chance Perez, and Tessa Rao. “Cosmic Fury” will also see the return of showrunner Simon Bennett and writers Becca Barnes and Alywn Dale.
“Since the first episode of Power Rangers Dino Fury, this team of Power Rangers has broken the mold of the franchise in many ways, so it is exciting and humbling to be able to continue the story of these characters in Power Rangers Cosmic Fury,” said Simon Bennett. “Power Rangers Dino Fury Season 2 ends with some big revelations, and we’re so grateful to Hasbro and eOne that we get to continue to tell these stories in a brand new way.”
The first half of “Power Rangers: Dino Fury” Season 2 is currently available on Netflix. The second half of the season will premiere exclusively on Netflix on September 29, 2022. Additionally, Hasbro’s toy line, inspired by the series, is available online and in stores now.
from left: Fabien Frankel, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Matt Smith
HBO’s “House of the Dragon” premiered with massive numbers on Sunday night, with 9.99 million viewers tuning in across HBO and HBO Max. This makes the “Game of Thrones” spinoff HBO’s most-watched series premiere in the network’s history.
This success didn’t come without a slight glitch: more than 3,700 were reported across HBO Max on Sunday night, taking place just before the show started airing at 9 pm.ET. “‘House of the Dragon’ is being successfully viewed by millions of HBO Max subscribers this evening. We’re aware of a small portion of users attempting to connect via Fire TV devices that are having issues and are in the process of resolving for those impacted users,” the HBO statement said.
That said, the premiere numbers are massive. The company said that the Sunday night numbers typically represents around 20% to 40% of the show’s total audience. “It was wonderful to see millions of ‘Game of Thrones’ fans return with us to Westeros last night,” said Casey Bloys, chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max.
“House of the Dragon” tells the story of the Targaryen civil war, which took place around 200 years before the events in “Game of Thrones.” It is based on Fire & Blood novel by George R.R. Martin which tells the story of the House of Targaryen. The 10-episode series will be released weekly.
Yesterday at a special “Mythic Quest” panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Apple TV+ and the cast and creators of hit workplace comedy series confirmed that the series will return this fall, and unveiled a first-look teaser at the highly anticipated third season.
“Mythic Quest” co-creator, executive producer and star Rob McElhenney, co-creator and executive producer Megan Ganz, executive producer and star David Hornsby and stars Charlotte Nicdao, Danny Pudi, Ashly Burch, Imani Hakim, and Jessie Ennis came together for the conversation, moderated by Craig Mazin, and shared a glimpse into what fans can expect this upcoming season.
“Mythic Quest” follows a group of video game developers tasked with building worlds, molding heroes and creating legends, but the most hard-fought battles don’t occur in the game — they happen in the office. In season three, as Ian and Poppy navigate the gaming world and their partnership at the newly formed GrimPop Studios, Dana is forced to play mediator to her bosses’ incessant bickering.
Back at Mythic Quest, David settles into his new role as the boss where he truly finds himself in charge for the first time with Jo returning as his assistant — more loyal and militant than ever; and Carol attempts to figure out where she fits in after a new promotion. At Berkeley, Rachel struggles to balance her morals with capitalism, while a post-prison Brad tries to return to society as a reformed man.
Today at the “Storytellers of Apple TV+” panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Apple TV+ and “See” showrunner and executive producer Jonathan Tropper unveiled the trailer for the third and final season of the global hit, epic post-apocalyptic Apple Original series starring Jason Momoa. The eight-episode final season of “See” debuts with the first episode on Friday, August 26, 2022 on Apple TV+, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.
“See” is set in a brutal and primitive future, hundreds of years after humankind has lost the ability to see. In season three, almost a year has passed since Baba Voss (Momoa) defeated his nemesis brother Edo and bid farewell to his family to live remotely in the forest. But when a Trivantian scientist develops a new and devastating form of sighted weaponry that threatens the future of humanity, Baba returns to Paya in order to protect his tribe once more.
Starring alongside Momoa in the third season of “See” are ensemble cast members Sylvia Hoeks, Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo, Archie Madekwe, Nesta Cooper, Tom Mison, Olivia Cheng, Eden Epstein, Michael Raymond-James, David Hewlett and Trieste Kelly Dunn. Continue reading →
A new trailer for The CW’s upcoming series “Gotham Knights” has been released, and it features the demise of Bruce Wayne aka Batman, among other surprises.
In the trailer, we see Misha Collins as Harvey Dent, breaking the news to Turner Hayes that Wayne has been murdered. It appears that Hayes, as well as three other teens are to be the suspects.
To be presented by CW in 2023, the series does not exist within the world of “Arrowverse.” And though the series centers around the Dark Knight, the series is not to be confused with the video game of the same name.
Olivia Rose Keegan, Navia Robinson, Fallon Smythe and Tyler DiChiara star alongside Misha Collins. “Gotham Knights” is written by Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux and Natalie Abrams.
Here’s the official synopsis for ‘Gotham Knights’:
Batman is dead, and a powder keg has ignited Gotham City without the Dark Knight to protect it. In the wake of Bruce Wayne’s murder, his adopted son Turner Hayes (Oscar Morgan, “De Son Vivant”) is framed for killing the Caped Crusader, along with the children of some of Batman’s enemies: Duela (Olivia Rose Keegan, “Days of Our Lives”), an unpredictable fighter and skilled thief who was born in Arkham Asylum and abandoned by her father, Harper Row (Fallon Smythe, “grown-ish”), a streetwise and acerbic engineer who can fix anything, and her brother Cullen Row (Tyler DiChiara, “The Virgin of Highland Park”), a clever transgender teen who is tired of being polite and agreeable. With the charismatic and hard-charging District Attorney Harvey Dent (Misha Collins, “Supernatural”) and the GCPD hot on their trail, Turner will rely on allies including his best friend and formidable coder Stephanie Brown (Anna Lore, “All American”), and unlikely Batman sidekick Carrie Kelley (Navia Robinson, “Raven’s Home”). But our Knights will soon learn there is a larger, more nefarious force at work within Gotham City. This team of mismatched fugitives must band together to become its next generation of saviors known as the GOTHAM KNIGHTS.