NEW ON NETFLIX | Jan 2018

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Too cold outside? Don’t worry Netflix has enough to keep you streaming into the New Year! Whether you want to host a Lethal Weapon marathon or catch some laughs with the Netflix original comedy Step Sisters, start 2018 off the Netflix way with some crowd favorites.

Here’s all the must-watch recommendations this month on Netflix:

  • When you’re not training to keep your resolution, ride along with Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke in Training Day. In his critically acclaimed role as Detective Alonzo Harris, Denzel proves once again that he’s a legend on screen. (Jan. 1)
  • Lethal Weapon (All): All Lethal Weapon – all the time. Miss the great buddy cop duo of Danny Glover and Mel Gibson? Never fear, Netflix has Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2, 3 and 4. (Jan. 1)
  • Making America great has you in tears? Let Katt Williams: Great America provide a little levity and comic relief. The comedy special combines material from his 2017 tour that will keep you laughing all winter long. (Jan. 16)
  • The Oscars are around the corner. Catch up with the race with the return to Shawshank with Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins for the stunningShawshank Redemption. (Jan. 1)
  • Before he was Yasiin Bey, he was Mos Def – the demolition and explosives expert in The Italian Job’s crime syndicate blowing up anything that stood in the way of his escape. (Jan. 1)
  • Stomp it like it’s hot with the Netflix original dance comedy, Step Sisters starring Megalyn Echikunwoke, Naturi Naughton, Marquee Richardson, Nia Jervier and Matt McGorry. The movie, which comes to the streaming service on January 19, is directed by Charles Stone III (Drumline) and written by Chuck Hayward (Dear White People), Ben Cory Jones (Insecure) as well as Emmy Award® winner Lena Waithe (Master of None). The story revolves around Jamilah Bishop, played by Echikunwoke, headed to Harvard Law School, who’s asked to teach a misbehaving mostly white sorority how to step. (Jan.19)

NEW ON NETFLIX | Holiday Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Netflix has restocked its selection with original and nostalgic releases coming this December to close out the year in peace, happiness and laughs. Lining up the must-watch list are the Will Smith led blockbuster, BRIGHT, Dave Chappelle’s original produced comedy special, Dave Chappelle: Equanimity, the Eminem-led 8 Mile and more.

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Find your complete need-to-watch list this month below:

  • These aren’t Santa’s elves. Shine BRIGHT this holiday with the help of everyone’s favorite hero, Will Smith and Joel Edgerton in Netflix’s original film, BrightRide through an LA rife with interspecies tensions, a human cop and his orc partner who become embroiled in a prophesied turf war. When isn’t Will Smith saving the world on everyone’s Christmas list. (Dec. 22)
  • Netflix is a Joke. This year’s been a doozy, start your new year off with a laugh with Dave Chappelle’s third Netflix stand-up special, Dave Chappelle: Equanimity. The new special launches on Dec. 31 and will be the first release produced exclusively from Chappelle for Netflix Original Comedy. (Dec. 31)
  • Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2: A second season is here as you ride with award-winning filmmaker Reggie Yates who travels the world and confronts a new slate of challenging issues facing the world today. (Dec. 15)
  • Feeling the love for Eminem after his duet with Beyoncé? Let Netflix take you back to where it all began with 8 Mile. This holiday season re-ignite the yule log that B-Rabbit instilled in you 15 years ago. Pull up a bowl of mom’s spaghetti and re-watch the Rap God as he battles for the top. (Dec. 1)

Check out the new and old this month with the full list here

PLAN B makes a connect with NETFLIX

Today, in New York it’s snowing which I like to call a Netflix Day. Who am I kidding, I use anything in my path to make my day a “Netflix” day.

Mobile and I are very good friends. It’s one of the best weapons in a storytellers’ tool box. Hey—it’s hard to get your voice heard in Hollywood mobile ability or not! 

So, it’s with a great, big smile that I share that Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, has ordered The OA, a new drama series starring Brit Marling. Zal Batmanglij (Sound of my Voice, The East) who will direct, and Marling and Batmanglij will co-write The OA. Eight hour-long episodes of the series will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016.

Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix shared this about the new project: “We are thrilled to be the home of the first  television series Brit and Zal create together, whether in front of or behind the camera, or both, their creative voice is always uniquely captivating."

"Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij are singular innovators who are looking to push boundaries in new ways and embrace this incredible moment of opportunity in television. We are so excited to be a part of this project,” said Plan B Entertainment.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Netflix and Plan B to help bring to fruition Brit and Zal's extraordinary vision,” said Michael Sugar, executive producer and partner, Anonymous Content. 

Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner from Plan B (Oscar winning producers of 12 Years a Slave) and Michael Sugar from Anonymous Content (True Detective, The Knick) are executive producers of the series, along with Marling and Batmanglij. The OA is a Netflix production

Brit Marling is an actor, writer and producer. She has starred in films including Arbitrage, and the recent I, Origins, and stars in the upcoming The Keeping Room. Previous credits include The East and Sound of My Voice, which she also produced and co-wrote with Batmanglij, as well as Another Earth, which she also produced and co-wrote with Mike Cahill. Director and writer Zal Batmaglij made a splash at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival with his feature debut Sound of My Voice, which was released by Fox Searchlight. The studio went on to make his next film The East, which they released in 2013.  

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 57 million members in nearly 50 countries enjoying more than two billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. 

About Plan B Entertainment

Headed by Brad Pitt and co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Plan B Entertainment has been responsible for producing numerous award-winning and critically acclaimed films including The Departed, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Tree of Life, World War Z, 12 Years a Slave, The Normal Heart, and Selma. The company’s forthcoming slate includes THE BIG SHORT, based on Michael Lewis’s best selling book and to be directed by Adam McKay for Paramount Pictures; James Gray’s THE LOST CITY OF Z, based on David Grann’s best selling book starring Charlie Hunnam; UNDAUNTED COURAGE, a limited series for HBO; MAMMA DALLAS, a half-hour comedy written and directed by Mike White for HBO, DEADBEAT, a half hour comedy for Hulu starring Tyler Labine; and development with a number of marquee filmmakers and writers in both film and television.

About Anonymous Content

Founded in 1999 by CEO Steve Golin, Anonymous Content is a production and management company representing directors, writers, actors, and comedians. Anonymous Content has produced such award-winning and commercially successful films and television series as the Academy Award®-nominated films Babel, which also won a Golden Globe® Award; Winter’s Bone, which was nominated in four categories for the Academy Awards®, including Best Picture; The Fifth Estate; Being John Malkovich; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay; as well as the box-office smash 50 First Dates.