Netflix had a long-list of announcements and details following their TCA morning session. The company announced two unscripted series, upcoming launch dates for four series and shared a first look video for “The Good Cop”. If you’re waiting for “Stranger Things: Season 3,” prepare to keep waiting. Netflix is giving the show a Summer 2019 release date for now, so you have about a year to go. Luckily, a wide-array of new shows and series are coming to hold you over, with quite a few big-names attached.
One of the big announcements was for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” which will launch just in time for Halloween on October 26, 2018. The show imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft. netflix stated that the show is “Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist,” and the adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit. Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, wrote the script for the series. The cast includes Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson and Bronson Pinchot.
Another expected hit is “The Good Cop,” where Tony Danza plays Tony Sr. (Big Tony), a lovable yet not exactly honorable, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr. (TJ), Josh Groban, a brilliant, straight-laced NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules while solving Brooklyn’s toughest cases. This duo become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice. Also joining the cast are Monica Barbaro, Isiah Whitlock, Jr and Bill Kottkamp. Netflix released a trailer for that series, which you can watch below.
“The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell” features baker and artist, Christine McConnell. In the series McConnell welcomes viewers into her terrifyingly delicious home and every episode she bakes, sculpts and sews to create delectable confections and hauntingly disturbing decor with the help of her colorful collection of creatures.
The “The Kominsky Method” follows once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award Winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) star as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty. Both comedic and emotional, The Kominsky Method is an 8-episode, half-hour single camera show created by 8-time Emmy Award Nominee Chuck Lorre. The series is written by Al Higgins, David Javerbaum and Chuck Lorre, who also directed the first episode. Lorre, Higgins and Michael Douglas executive produce the series which is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. That series is expected to launch on November 16, 2018.
At the event Netflix also talked about the new series coming up “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” which will launch on October 11, 2018. The show will be based on Samin Nosrat’s best-selling, James Beard Award-winning book. The shoe is the essential guide to the basic elements of good cooking and will be directed by Caroline Suh, Each episode of this four-part series joins guide Samin as she travels to home kitchens of Italy, the southern islands of Japan, the heat of the Yucatán and back to Berkeley’s Chez Panisse to demystify and explore the central principles of what makes food delicious and how each of us can easily incorporate those elements into every dish.
“The Innocents” follows teenage runaways Harry and June after they’re derailed by the discovery that June has the ability to shape-shift. As the star-crossed lovers struggle to control this strange new power, a mysterious professor reveals that June is not alone: there are more shifters out there like her, and he promises to cure June and reunite her with the mother who deserted her three years ago. But as their journey becomes increasingly fraught with danger, Harry and June’s love for each other is tested to breaking point and they’re faced with a choice: keep their innocent dream alive, or embrace that their lives have changed and risk everything. The show was created and written by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric, who also executive produce, The Innocents stars Sorcha Groundsell as June, Percelle Ascott as Harry and Guy Pearce as Halvorson. Elaine Pyke, Charlie Pattinson, and Willow Grylls of New Pictures serve as Executive Producers, along with Farren Blackburn. Blackburn directed six of the eight episodes. The series is expected to launch on August 24th, 2018. Netflix released a teaser for this series as well and you can watch that video below.
Don’t forget about “Disenchantment” from Matt Groening. The adult animated comedy fantasy series takes viewers to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools. The series will feature the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson (“Bean”), Eric Andre (“Luci”), and Nat Faxon (“Elfo”) along with John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery. “Disenchantment” Launches globally on August 17, 2018.