Speaking as part of the Television Critics Association press tour, Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos offered a bunch of updates on the various original shows of the streaming giant. Here’s the breakdown of the key news:
Creator Mitch Hurwitz gave a status update on how a fifth season of the beloved comedy is progressing, saying: “If it does happen, it looks like the shooting will start at the beginning of 2017. It’s the thing I’m really desperate to do. We’ve got a lot of the stories broke and we’re ready to go.”
An October 21st premiere date has been announced for the new season of “Black Mirror,” Charlie Brooker’s British dystopian anthology series which will be scoring six new episodes. Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are amongst the stars of the new episodes, while filmmakers Dan Trachtenberg (“10 Cloverfield Lane”) and Joe Wright (“Atonement”) helmed individual episodes.
Despite the loss of tax incentives due to new legislature, Netflix’s “Bloodline” will still shoot its third season in the Florida Keys. A further ten episodes in the dark family drama will begin production shortly ahead of a 2017 airing.
Four of the service’s original series, the talk show “Chelsea” and the comedies “Lady Dynamite,” “Flaked” and “Real Rob,” are all set to score second seasons which will all air in 2017. ‘Rob’ will get eight episodes, the count for the other shows has yet to be confirmed.
Jennifer Garner has been announced as the voice of Mama Llama, the mother of a South American camelid, in the preschool series “Llama Llama” based on the books by Anna Dewdney.