From Stranger Things to The Witcher, Here’s Everything Netflix Announced This Week

From Stranger Things to The Witcher, Here’s Everything Netflix Announced This Week
Freya Allen as Ciri in season two of The Witcher. (Image: Netflix)

Netflix is running its own virtual convention with Geeked Week and some epic movie and TV show announcements have come out of it.

Geeked Week runs from June 8 – 12 in Australia and celebrates all things genre on Netflix. A crop of favourites like Stranger Things, Shadow and Bone, The Umbrella Academy, and The Witcher have all received updates.

If you’ve missed what happened during Geeked Week here’s a rundown of all the major announcements.

Stranger Things

Filming on Stranger Things 4 is well underway and there’s been a slew of new cast members already announced for the fourth outing. Joining the ever-growing cast are four new members: Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen and Grace Van Dien.

Fans of Stranger Things 3’s breakout star Maya Hawke are in luck. A new fictional scripted podcast and companion novel focusing on Robin will be released on June 29.

Shadow and Bone

Fans of the Grishaverse have a lot to look forward to because Netflix’s Shadow and Bone is officially coming back for season 2. It makes sense given the first season raked in 55 million viewers in its first month and there are plenty more books to mine from.

There’s no word on when season 2 will release but it looks like all the scripts have already been written.

The Sandman

Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comics were notoriously un-adaptable but that hasn’t stopped Netflix from trying.

A live-action series based on The Sandman is in production right now with a stellar cast lineup including Tom Sturridge and Gwendoline Christie. Netflix didn’t give us a release date but it did give us the first behind-the-scenes look at the new series.

The Umbrella Academy

After that cliffhanger at the end of season 2 fans have been waiting on the edge of their seats to see what happens in The Umbrella Academy.

We’re still no closer to learning when season three will be released but we do know there will be ten episodes and they all have titles.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Nearly every classic cartoon has made a comeback and that list now includes He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

The new Masters of the Universe animated series on Netflix got a new trailer featuring its all-star cast which includes Mark Hamill, Chris Wood, Kevin Conroy, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lena Headey and many more.

Masters of the Universe will hit the platform on June 23.

Fear Street

R.L. Stine has way too many books waiting to be adapted but the latest one getting the film treatment is Fear Street.

Netflix has three movies taking place over three periods of murders in history – 1994, 1978, and 1666. The Fear Street trilogy will be released over three consecutive weeks in July.

Vikings: Valhalla

Fans of Vikings may have been sad to see the series go this past December, but the legacy lives on in Vikings: Valhalla.

The original creator of Vikings, Michael Hirst, is back behind this spin-off series which takes place 100 years later. Vikings: Valhalla will follow another set of famous Vikings including Leif Erikson, Freydís Eiríksdóttir and William the Conquerer.

We’re still waiting for a release date but in the meantime, Netflix graced us with the first behind the scenes look.

Locke & Key

Those waiting for more of Netflix’s graphic novel adaptation Locke & Key have an end date in sight. Season 2 will premiere in October and the streamer dropped a ton of new pictures.

Twilight of the Gods

Fans of Justice League and Army of the Dead will be glad to know that Zack Snyder has another thing coming.

Twilight of the Gods is a new anime series on Netflix featuring Snyder’s vision on Norse mythology. It has a great voice cast with John Noble, Rahul Kohli, Lauren Cohan and Corey Stoll on board and will feature all your favourite Norse gods like Odin, Thor and Loki.

The Witcher

It’s hard to believe we’ve been waiting for more of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher since 2019, but perhaps the wait is coming to an end. Netflix released a new teaser from the second season of The Witcher, focusing on Freya Allan’s Ciri.

While we still don’t have a release date there is more Witcher news on the way thanks to a WitcherCon collaboration between Netflix and CD Projekt Red. It’s likely we’ll get announcements about both The Witcher TV show and games at WitcherCon on July 9.

Resident Evil

Netflix has big plans for Resident Evil with an anime series and live-action series based on the video game franchise in development.

The streamer released a look at Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness which will debut on July 8.

The cast of Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil series was also announced with Lance Reddick, Adeline Rudolph, Siena Agudong, Paola Nunez, Tamara Smart and Ella Balinska starring.

Ubisoft animated shows

Netflix is diving into video game adaptations with animated series based on three iconic Ubisoft titles.

John Wick writer, Derek Holstad, will helm an anime series based on Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell games.

Far Cry is also getting some love with its own animated series plus a separate show titled Captain Laserhawk: Blood Dragon which is dedicated to the Blood Dragon expansion.

You can check out all the action from Geeked Week via Netflix’s YouTube channel or on Netflix’s Twitter page.

This article has been updated with additional information.