"The idea that a hero can come from everywhere, and anywhere, is beautiful – and I think that's why it's stood the test of time." Disney has revealed a making of featurette for the Willow series, a continuation of the story from the beloved 1988 fantasy movie of the same name. We already posted two other trailers for this previously, this one covers the "World of Willow" as a behind-the-scenes look. In this series, an unlikely group of heroes sets off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world. The main ensemble features Erin Kellyman, Ellie Bamber, Tony Revolori, Ruby Cruz, Amer Chadha-Patel, Dempsey Bryk, and Joanne Whalley, in addition to Warwick Davis returning as the most incredible small hero Willow. This is a nice video that tries to use this marketing talk to get people excited for this, and not worried that it won't be any good. I'm hopeful because of all the people involved and Warwick's enthusiasm for returning to this character. Enjoy.
"Where it doesn't follow, we hunt it down. We seek it." Paramount has debuted the first look teaser trailer for 1923, the next new "Yellowstone" prequel series made for their streaming service Paramount+. The is a prequel to the Paramount Network series Yellowstone and serves as a sequel to the series 1883. The Duttons face a new set of challenges in the early 20th century, including the rise of Western expansion, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. The story will follow the Duttons as they deal with many more challenges with violence following them wherever they go, spanning from Prohibition (1920-1933) to the Great Depression (~1930s). The cast features Helen Mirren as Cara Dutton, Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton, the patriarch of the Yellowstone ranch, with Sebastian Roché, Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, James Badge Dale, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, and many others. It was filmed mostly on location in Montana, with a few other locations worldwide. This is a very quick first look, so far so good. Will be worth watching.
"It's gonna be the best night ever!!" Apple has revealed a flashy 45-second trailer for one of their holiday offerings - a special episode of Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock. This brand new reboot of Fraggle Rock launched in January earlier this year, with all the 13 episodes out already. The new Holiday Special episode, titled Night of the Lights, will arrive for streaming later in the week. "The Fraggles might be apart in separate caves, but they can still find ways to have fun together! Join Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Travelling Matt for stories and songs that show everyone how we're all connected." Haven't been watching this yet? Now is the time to catch up! "The Fraggles have returned for all new adventures about the magic that happens when we celebrate and care for our interconnected world in this all-new special." The show features the voices of Dave Goelz, Daveed Diggs, Cynthia Erivo, Ed Helms, Patti LaBelle, and Kenan Thompson. Plus all the talented puppeteers bringing the lovable Fraggles to life. Get a look below.
"All of our lives are connected by the stars." Netflix has revealed the first trailer for a nature documentary series titled Our Universe. From BBC Studios, this is yet another David Attenborough-esque series about how spectacular our planet is. But this latest series goes beyond Earth this time, connecting everything on this planet with everything not on this planet – the sun, meteors, and more. Narrated by Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman Our Universe is an epic tale 13.8 billion years in the making. Blending stunning wildlife footage with eye-popping cosmic special effects, this six-part series takes viewers on a fascinating adventure to explore the connections that drive our natural world. From the birth of the Sun to the birth of a sea turtle, Our Universe uses groundbreaking animation to dramatize the spectacular celestial forces that generated our solar system, while modern camera & CGI technology bring the audience up close & personal with some of the most iconic, charismatic animals on Earth. Okay sure, this looks fantastic. I'm in! Let's go.
"You're not crazy! Whatever this is, it's real." FX Networks has unveiled a first look teaser for an intriguing project titled Kindred, a mini-series available for streaming in December. Adapted from the celebrated novel Kindred, by Hugo Award-winner Octavia E. Butler, this is executive produced by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel for their company Protozoa Pictures. A young aspiring writer discovers secrets about her family's past when she finds herself mysteriously being pulled back & forth through time to a 19th century plantation. An interracial romance threads through Dana's past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront secrets she never knew ran through her blood. Starring Mallori Johnson as Dana James, Micah Stock as Kevin Franklin, Ryan Kwanten as Thomas, Gayle Rankin as Margaret, Austin Smith as Luke, David Alexander Kaplan as Rufus, Sophina Brown as Sarah, and Sheria Irving as Olivia. This is similar to that Antebellum film from a few years ago, but even more terrifying and unsettling.
"I found myself in a story that wasn't mine. That had never really started. And that nobody had ever bothered to end." Netflix has revealed the first teaser trailer for The Lying Life of Adults, a mini-series adaptation of the best-selling Elena Ferrante novel of the same name. The novel first debuted in 2020 and became instantly popular, one of Ferrante's latest hits. Her another novel was made into The Lost Daughter last year. The 6-episode Italian-language series directed by Edoardo De Angelis stars Giordana Marengo as Giovanna, whose turbulent transition from childhood to adolescence against the backdrop of 1990s Naples drives the plot. A girl in search of her true reflection in a divided Naples: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. Along with Marengo, the series also stars Valeria Golino as her Aunt Vittoria, with Alessandro Preziosi, Pina Turco, Azzurra Mennella, and Rossella Gamba. Makes Naples seem extra wild and crazy!! Take a look.
"The family you have… makes you rich." Disney+ has revealed a fun trailer for Zootopia+, a long-awaited animation mini-series coming to Disney+ this week. The first Zootopia movie by Disney Animation opened in 2016 and was a big hit for Disney, winning them an Oscar and plenty of love from audiences worldwide. However, they haven't been able to get a sequel together yet. Instead, this series will be the official follow-up. The series features six short-form segments set in the animal-filled Zootopia universe. The eps include an action parody starring Bonnie and Stu Hopps, a musical starring Duke Weaselton, a Real Housewives spoof with Fru-Fru, a film noir parody with Mr. Big, a dance competition segment with Clawhauser, Bogo, Gazelle, and a romantic comedy parody with Flash and Priscilla. Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde will also make a cameo. All of the cast members from the movie will reprise their roles: Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, and Alan Tudyk. Looks like some harmless, wholesome fun for the whole family. Anyone excited for more Zootopia?
"Monogamy, it's a beautiful idea but… you have to admit it's pretty hard – right?" Amazon has debuted a main official trailer for an intriguing new streaming series titled Mammals, created by James Richardson, and written by famous screenwriter Jez Butterworth (of Fair Game, Edge of Tomorrow, Get on Up, Black Mass, Spectre, Ford v Ferrari, Flag Day). In this darkly comedic drama series, revelations and secrets come to light and the complexity of modern marriage and fidelity are exposed. In a world of eight billion, what happens after we've found 'the one'? Can we stay true to the promises we strive to keep when, after all, aren't we all just mammals? "The magic of monogamy just might be an illusion in modern marriages." The series features James Corden, with Sally Hawkins, Meila Kreiling, Colin Morgan, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, and Samuel Anderson. There's something off about these two trailers - I can't even tell what is going on, what the main thread is, other than "Hey relationships are hard!" Not sure if this will be any good.
"We just gotta hold on…" "That's right." Showtime has debuted an official trailer for a new mini-series titled George & Tammy, arriving for streaming this December. All the episodes are directed by filmmaker John Hillcoat (To Have & To Hold, The Proposition, The Road, Lawless, Triple 9), the latest movie director to move into TV. It's based on the book "The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George" by Georgette Jones, telling the true story of these two musicians. The series is a look at the "complicated-but-enduring relationship" between famed country musicians George Jones and Tammy Wynette, as played by the very talented actors Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. "But as in every fairy tale, dark forces were just around the corner. Her parents fought, and George drank. George and Tammy divorced when Georgette was four, and it would be years before she understood just what that meant…" The series also features Steve Zahn, Kelly McCormack, Katy Mixon, Hendrix Yance, and Walton Goggins. This looks like all the usual fame & glory stories, about how hard it is to hold onto success and love with so much always going on.
"Let me give you a piece of advice - if you're going to steal, steal a LOT." Apple has revealed the first look teaser trailer for a new con comedy set in New York City called Sharper, marking the feature directorial debut of TV director Benjamin Caron. All of the synopses available so far are vague so far because this one should be a fun one when it opens in February: a con artist takes on Manhattan's billionaires. "Motivations are suspect and expectations are turned upside down when nothing is as it seems." The script for this film was on the "Black List" before being produced by Apple and A24. The ensemble cast features Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith, Brianna Middleton, Darren Goldstein, & John Lithgow. There's no real footage in this teaser, just a first look glimpse at the cast's faces flashing before money flying by in the background. Still hope this might be the next great take-down-the-rich movie coming up in 2023.
"Your kindness is your greatest strength." Prime Video has debuted the main official trailer for a murder mystery series titled Three Pines, arriving for streaming this fall thanks to Amazon. It's a Canadian series based on a set of books by Louise Penny, which sort of sound like riffs on Agatha Christie and her Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. In this one, Alfred Molina stars as Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. He arrives to investigate murders in Three Pines, a seemingly idyllic village in Quebec's Eastern Townships. He sees things others do not: the light between the cracks, the mythic in the mundane, and discovers long-buried secrets in the small town. Also stars Rossif Sutherland, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Tantoo Cardinal, Clare Coulter, Sarah Booth, and Anna Tierney. This looks like if Poirot was in Fargo, which should be the perfect pitch for audiences nowadays. "If you don't belong here, Three Pines will chase you out one way or another." Molina is so talented it sounds like he effortlessly nailed the Canadian accent in this. Agreed?
"The magic's in you… You just have to believe." Disney has debuted another "Special Look" sneak preview for the upcoming Willow series, a 2022 continuation of the story from the beloved 80s movie of the same name. We already posted two other trailers for this previously, but another one can't hurt, especially since they're getting better. This might actually be good?! The is a continuation of the story from the beloved 1988 classic Willow, starring Warwick Davis as the dwarf hero Willow Ufgood. In this new series, an unlikely group of heroes sets off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world. The main ensemble features Erin Kellyman, Ellie Bamber, Tony Revolori, Ruby Cruz, Amer Chadha-Patel, Dempsey Bryk, and Joanne Whalley, in addition to Davis returning as Willow. I'm hopeful this might end up being entertaining, because I adore the original Willow so much and this needs to live up to that. Don't let me down, Warwick! Bring the magic.