Tom Ellis Signs a Deal for More Lucifer at Netflix

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Thank God, Tom Ellis just closed a deal to continue playing Lucifer should Netflix be in the market.

Despite FOX’s decision to can the series after three relatively successful seasons, Lucifer flourished on Netflix.

And even though they initially canceled the fan-favorite series after the fourth season, common sense got the better of Netflix, and we’re anxiously awaiting news on the release of Lucifer Season 5.

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With as fast as fans gobbled up Lucifer Season 4 and the intense conversation surrounding the cancellation survivor, it’s hard to imaging the fifth season will be anything but a roaring success.

So why on earth wouldn’t Netflix want to move forward with a sixth season?

Now that Deadline has reported Ellis signed on the dotted line for more of his mischievous and comical take on the dark lord, we can remain hopeful that the world will expand beyond the fifth season.

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All of the parts are falling into place!

It’s funny to think that executive producers Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson once felt OK with the doors closing on their beloved series after its revival at Netflix.

They signed deals as soon as Netflix began talks with Warner Bros. TV, the series producer, about getting more devilish fun on their schedule beyond the upcoming season.

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That must mean that early response to what lies ahead is even better than we hoped.

And let’s be honest, with the way that Lucifer Season 4 ended and the enormous sacrifice Lucifer made to reclaim the throne in Hell, there are infinite directions this story can take under the right guidance, and Modrovich and Henderson have steered it beautifully.

Shortened seasons has meant losing a lot of the secondary character development we enjoyed when there were 22 episodes to a season.

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Other than the excitement surrounding Lucifer resuming his reign, such as getting involved with his nephew, Charlie, and how Amenadiel and Linda are dealing with their celestial spawn.

Chloe must be reeling with Lucifer’s decision to return to Hell, and how the two make their way back to each other will certainly be worth the watch.

And let’s not forget Eve, who is now intertwined emotionally with Mazikeen. Eve sort of disappeared at the end of Season 5, but we’re not worried that she won’t be back and entertaining as ever.

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And my fingers are crossed that we’ll see a lot more with Dan and Ella, who are two of the most complex characters on the series, always surprising us with their latest developments.

The good news is that the entire cast is supposedly on board for more.

Now we just need to sit and wait patiently for word on the release of Season 5.

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Since marketing efforts might want to refer to an endpoint or the continuation beyond the upcoming season, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Ellis’ new deal will prompt Netflix to announce soon.

Are you excited? What do you think is coming for the Lucifer gang in the upcoming season?

Hit the comments and revel in this good news.

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13 Reasons Why Sneak Peek: Who Targets Ani?

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13 Reasons Why Season 4 arrives on Netflix in one week, and the streamer has dropped a new sneak peak. 

The clip involves Winston (Deaken Bluman) trying to get answers from Ani (Grace Saif) following Monty’s death. 

“Tell me what really happened and I swear to you I’ll never mention it again, to anyone,” he sais to a clearly shocked Ani.

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“Just tell me what really happened.”

Unfortunately for Winston, Ani has the best poker face out there, and gives him the following response:

“I don’t know.”

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It’s an awkward scene, for sure, and Winston leaves with the following:

“Why lie to me? What good does that do?”

Indeed, there would be no show if these teenagers told the truth. 

Through three seasons, we’ve had a suicide, an almost school shooting, sexual assault, and murder. 

The New Kid - 13 Reasons Why

It’s been an exhausting series, and with us heading into the final season, there has to be some consequences for the characters. 

Alex was the person who killed Bryce, but continues to live a free life. That is something that will change if Winston continues his pursuit of the truth. 

“Everything has led to this,” reads the official logline from Netflix.

“In the powerful final season of 13 Reasons Why, Liberty High School’s Senior Class prepares for graduation.”

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“But before they can say goodbye, the crew of friends will have to band together one last time to keep a dangerous secret buried, try to make peace with the past four years, and face final, heartbreaking choices that might alter their lives forever.”

The cast of 13 Reasons Why includes Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen, Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis, Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, Miles Heizer as Alex Standall, Grace Saif as Ani Achola, Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla, Ross Butler as Zach Dempsey, Devin Druid as Tyler Down, Timothy Granaderos as Montgomery de la Cruz, Anne Winters as Chloe, Deaken Bluman as Winston Williams, Tyler Barnhardt as Charlie St. George, Austin Aaron as Luke Holiday, Inde Navarrette as Estela de la Cruz, RJ Brown as Caleb, Steven Weber as Principle Bowen, Brenda Strong as Mrs. Walker, Amy Hargreaves as Mrs. Jensen, Josh Hamilton as Matt Jensen, Mark Pellegrino as Deputy standall, and introducing Jan Luis Castellanos as Diego Torres.

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Watch the clip below and hit the comments with your thoughts on it. 

13 Reasons Why returns June 5th globally on Netflix. 

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Apple Gives Straight-to-Series Order For ‘Hedy Lamarr’ TV Series Starring Gal Gadot

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Apple has given a straight-to-series order for a new show called “Hedy Lamarr,” which will star Gal Gadot and will premiere on Apple TV+. The series will feature the story of classic Hollywood film star and inventor Hedy Lamarr.

Variety reports the eight-episode series is being written and executive produced by Sarah Treem, who previously worked on Showtime’s “The Affair.” Gadot, best known for her portrayal of DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman, will both star in the show and act as an executive producer.

Warren Littlefield and Katie Robbins will also executive produce. Gadot and her husband and producing partner Jaron Varsano will executive produce under their Pilot Wave banner. Adam Haggiag and Alexandra Dean will serve as co-producers, with Hedy Lamarr’s children Anthony Loder and Denise Deluca consulting on the series. Endeavor Content will produce.

The project originated at Showtime, but will now move to the Apple TV+ streaming platform, due to a deteriorating” relationship between Treem and the cable network.

“Hedy Lamarr” will follow the true story of the legendary Hollywood glamour girl, covering the 30 years spanning from Lamarr’s escape from pre-war Vienna; to her meteoric rise in the Golden Age of Hollywood; to “her fall and eventual disgrace at the dawn of the Cold War.”

The show will also provide a look at Lamarr’s life as an inventor, including a frequency-hopping system, patented by Lamarr and her friend George Antheil, that became the basis for spread spectrum technology used today.

The historical drama originated with Gadot and Varsano, who then partnered with Littlefield and Treem.

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Cobra Kai Moving to New Streaming Home as Youtube Lets Go of Series

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Cobra Kai is targeting a new home for its third season. 

The TV sequel to The Karate Kid has called Youtube its home for the past two seasons and has racked up substantial viewership on the platform. 

On the heel of the series reaching a record for its Season 2 premiere, it was swiftly renewed for a third season. 

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Youtube has been vocal to producer Sony Pictures Television about not ordering another season beyond the third and has given the company permission to shop the show to other outlets. 

Deadline is reporting that Netflix and Hulu are the most likely to pick up the series, and it makes a lot of sense. 

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The franchise is well-known, and we are living in unprecedented times, in which original, scripted content could run out because of the COVID-19 induced shutdown. 

The new home would not have to spend a lot to market the project as it will come with a loyal audience that should follow it to its new home. 

Deadline is also reporting that the new home will also have streaming rights to the first two seasons. 

If you’re unfamiliar the story, it follows Johnny Lawrence 34 years after his defeat in the 1984 All-Valley Karate Tournament.

Now in his 50s, Johnny works in construction and lives in an apartment in Reseda, Los Angeles, having fallen far from the wealthy lifestyle in Encino enabled by his verbally abusive step-father, Sid Weinberg.

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He has a son, Robby Keene, with ex-girlfriend Shannon Keene, but he abandoned them both the day Robby was born after Johnny’s mother Laura died the same day.

Johnny, self-admittedly, has never recovered from the breakup with his high school girlfriend, Ali Mills.

Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Xolo Maridueña, Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo, Martin Kove, and Peyton List star. 

News of the show on the move is not surprising. Youtube has been scaling back scripted offerings, and Step Up High Water scored a surprising revival at Starz earlier this week following the cancellation. 

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What are your thoughts on this news?

Will you follow Cobra Kai to its new home?   

Will you be more willing to watch somewhere other than YouTube?

Hit the comments below. 

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TV tonight: our highlights for Friday 29th May

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Snowpiercer is just one of the gems on today…

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Dystopian drama Snowpiercer and Steve Carell comedy Space Force debut on Netflix, while there’s a chance to relive the Queen’s coronation on PBS America. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What’s on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Space Force, Netflix

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Steve Carell heads a new Netflix comedy

The idea for this comedy came from a speech by Donald Trump in which he referred to a ‘space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces’. That set brains whirring at Netflix, already looking for a project for Steve Carell and writer Greg Daniels. In this 10-parter, Steve plays Mark R Naird, a general who has dreams of running the Air Force. However, he is informed that his next job is going to be leading the Space Force instead. 

★★★★ RMC

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Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs star

This thriller series, based on Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-ho’s film of the same name (which can be seen on Sunday 24 May on Film4 at 9pm) is set on a futuristic Earth that’s a frozen wasteland. It centres on the surviving humans, who live in a constantly hurtling train circling the globe. Humanity’s attempts to combat climate change have left the speeding locomotive as their only refuge. Unfortunately, class warfare and social injustice are still evident throughout the carriages of their new home… 

★★★★ NC

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 7.30pm, PBS America

TV tonight The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

The coronation in 1953

Earlier this year, Queen Elizabeth II marked 68 years on the throne and next week is the anniversary of her coronation. This documentary, showing on Freeview channel PBS America, looks at the coronation on 2 June, 1953, the first to be televised, and goes behind the scenes with rare footage and interviews. 

★★★ JP

Best box set to watch 

Spooks, seasons 1-10, BBC iPlayer

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Keeley Hawes, Matthew Macfadyen and David Oyelowo

Recently seen as Charles Ingram in ITV’s Quiz, Matthew Macfadyen is a tough spy in this MI5 drama that co-stars his now wife Keeley Hawes. Bomb threats, shootings and kidnappings are all part of the job in this action-packed series.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Crawl, 8pm, Sky Premiere

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A hurricane – and some alligators – is closing in

This lean, entertaining creature feature stars Kaya Scodelario (recently seen in BBC1’s The Pale Horse) as a young champion swimmer who, along with dad Barry Pepper, must fight off some very hungry alligators. To add to their predicament, they must also do so in the midst of a hurricane while stuck in the basement crawl space beneath their own house, which is flooding fast. French horror director Alexandre Aja keeps things simple and uses the confined spaces to good effect, thus maintaining a tight grip on the tension, while Scodelario delivers a feisty but convincing performance. 

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss Snowpiercer on TV tonight – you’ll never complain about a train again!

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide. 

Happy viewing!

 

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British Crime Dramas & Detective Shows on Netflix

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Though Netflix isn’t the treasure trove of British TV it once was, it’s still a great place to watch a number of much-loved series – especially some of the ones that are no longer in production. Below, we’ve gathered up the British crime dramas, mysteries, and detective series on Netflix as of late May 2020. If we’ve missed any good ones, don’t hesitate to let us know!

British Crime Dramas & Detective Shows on Netflix

British detective favorite Sherlock streams on Netflix

Sherlock – A modern-day version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales. It’s also worth pointing out that Netflix also has the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr., if you’re in the mood to binge Sherlock.

Paranoid – What begins as a cozy British mystery quickly evolves into a massive European conspiracy.

 

Traitors

Traitors – Near the end of World War II, a young English woman assistant a mysterious American agent as he tries to root out Russian infiltration in the British government. 

Kiss Me First – Two girls become friends in the virtual world of an online game, and one is pulled into something much darker than she had imagined.

 

Criminal: United Kingdom is one of the new British TV shows on Netflix in 2019

Criminal: United Kingdom – This three-episode series takes a look at the intense interrogation of three different suspects in London.  David Tennant makes an appearance in one episode.

Broadchurch – This coastal murder mystery offers a star-studded cast with not one, but now TWO different Doctor Who leads.

 

Ripper Street

Ripper Street – A detective series set in 1889 London in the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper killings.

Retribution – When a newlywed couple is killed, police question their feuding families and uncover more than they expected.

 

Vexed

Vexed – A young male and female detective team frustrate each other with their different attitudes and complicated personal lives. There’s a cast shakeup between the two seasons, but both are great.

Safe – Michael C. Hall tries on a British accent for his role in this series about a widowed surgeon whose teenage daughter goes missing. It’s a great series, though you may find Hall’s version of a British accent a bit distracting.

Hinterland – A dark and atmospheric crime drama set in rural Wales.

 

Collateral

Collateral – When a pizza delivery man is gunned down in London, DI Kip Glaspie refuses to accept that it’s just a random act of violence. Her investigation drags her into a dark underworld she never could have predicted. Stars John Simm of Life on Mars, along with Nicola Walker (River), Billie Piper (Doctor Who), and Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go).

The Five – Years after a young boy disappears, his DNA turns up at a crime scene. Based on the novel by Harlen Coben.

 

Marcella

Marcella – After her divorce, Marcella returns to work as a detective in London. A serial killer she once pursued may have done the same.

The Frankenstein Chronicles – In 1827 London, a detective hunts a killer with an appetite for dismemberment.

 

Requiem premiered on the BBC in 2018

Requiem – After her mother commits suicide, a young woman finds evidence that might tie her to an abduction in Wales more than 20 years prior.

Young Wallander – Though the Kenneth Branagh adaptation of Wallander left Netflix this year, Netflix made this new series, an adaptation that imagines Kurt Wallander as a police officer in his early 20s in 2020 Sweden. 

 

Other Interesting International Mysteries & Crime Dramas on Netflix

Republic of Doyle

Republic of DoyleCanada – A father and son PI team try to balance crazy personal lives with demanding cases that bring them in contact with the worst of their island. 

Bitten Canada – After being turned into a werewolf, a woman tries to steer clear of the pack that turned her. Unfortunately, circumstances make that difficult. 

The Indian DetectiveCanada – A suspended Canadian police officer returns home to Mumbai and helps out with an investigation.

DeadwindFinland – Detective Sofia Karppi investigates a murder with ties to a Helsinki construction firm.

IntelligenceCanada – The female head of an organized crime unit faces off against the confident male leader of a drug-smuggling ring.

Deep WaterAustralia – When a gay man is murdered in his Bondi Beach apartment, a woman discovers connections with a cluster of similar killings 26 years earlier.

WantedAustralia – Two strangers become involuntary partners when they witness a murder and get framed for the crime.

TidelandsAustralia – When an ex-con returns to her hometown, it brings long-hidden truths to the surface.

BorderlinerNorway – A man covers up a  murder case to product his family – but when his partner gets suspicious, it turns dangerous for everyone involved.

What’s Your Favourite Mystery or Detective Series on Netflix?

Let us know your favourites in the comments!

If you need more British TV than Netflix can offer, check out:

Can’t get enough British television? Check out these two great British TV streaming services:

BritBox: BritBox is a joint venture between ITV and the BBC to bring the best of British television to American audiences. Click here to sign up for a free one-week trial. At last count, BritBox was offering around 230-240 British programs with next-day availability for many.

Acorn TV: Acorn has been offering great British programming to the US and Canada for several years now, with an average of around 250 programs that rotate regularly (including Doc Martin and Vera). Click here to sign up for a free one-week trial.

 

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Returning: F is for Family

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Animated comedy F is for Family is back on Netflix from early June.

From comedian Bill Burr and EmmyⓇ award-winner Michael Price, F is for Family transports viewers back to the 1970s, a time when political correctness, helicopter parenting and indoor smoking bans weren’t part of anyone’s vocabulary, let alone the norm. Featuring the voices of Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Sam Rockwell and more.

Friday June 12 on Netflix.

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Nico will always be there for Emma. Watch the series finale of Vida, Sunday May 31st, on the STARZ App.

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With the weight of their mother’s legacy on their shoulders, the sisters are forced to decide whether they will ultimately stay together or go their separate ways. Watch the series finale of Vida, Sunday May 31st, on the STARZ App.

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