Netflix has acquired the global rights to the Taiwanese horror drama series “Green Door” with plans to release the Mandarin-language series this Saturday on March 16th in more than 190 countries. Lingo Hsieh helms the series.
Based on Joseph Chen’s novel of the same name, the story follows troubled psychologist Wei Sung-Yen who returns from the U.S. to set up his own practice in Taiwan where mysterious patients and uncanny events shed light on his murky past. [Source: Netflix]
Amazon has set a Friday, June 14th premiere date for the second season of the thriller “Absentia” starring Stana Katic (“Castle”). All ten episodes will debut to Prime members in many territories globally.
Katic plays an FBI agent who had disappeared without a trace and was declared dead after hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers. Six years later, she’s found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of the years she was missing. She soon found herself implicated in a new series of murders.
Ava DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar” series will return for its fourth season on OWN on Wednesday, June 12th. Erica Tazel and Kendall Clark join as recurring guest stars and Walter Perez has been upped to a series regular. In the new season, the Bordelons find themselves continuing their fight to save their family farm and preserve their father’s legacy as they navigate their own personal journeys. [Source: Deadline]
Tuca & Bertie
Netflix has set a Friday, May 3rd premiere date for the animated series “Tuca & Bertie” starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as bird women. Created by “Bojack Horseman” supervising producer Lisa Hanawalt, the story centers around the friendship of the two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building. Steven Yeun, Nicole Byer, Richard E. Grant, John Early, Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro and Tessa Thompson also lend their voices.
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
Netflix and Pulse Films has released the official trailer for the eight-part true crime documentary series “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann” about the infamous missing child case.
The series debuts on the service today and details the long-running police investigation that started when three year-old British girl Madeleine McCann disappeared May 3rd 2007 while she was on a holiday vacation.