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Is Sense8 Coming Back For A Second Season?

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Typically, Netflix renews their original programming within a few weeks of its streaming debut. Sense8 was a bit of a slow burn, but by the season finale, I was completely hooked. All the sensates finally joined forces to kick some major ass and save one of their own. Naturally, I, like so many other fans, are hoping for a second season of the sexy sci-fi series.

When the Wachowskis sat down for the show’s Television Critics Association panel along with actors Jamie Clayton, Brian J. Smith, Daryl Hannah and Naveen Andrews, many were hopeful a second season renewal would be announced. Sadly, that never happened.

“We’re still awaiting word [about season two], and we’re cautiously optimistic, but it’s Netflix’s call,” – co-creator J. Michael Straczynski revealed on the panel.

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Daredevil Casts Elektra For Season 2

In: Donovan, TV Shows
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Elektra was mentioned during the first season of Daredevil but was never seen. That’s all about to change for the Netflix series’ second season. Marvel revealed Elodie Yung has been tapped to play the female ninja assassin.

“After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity,” said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with all the accompanying sparks and spectacular action sequences the show is known for.”

Marvel describes Elektra as “a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle.”

Things will definitely be sticky for Murdock come next season. He already has two love interests on the show- Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson). Now, he has a stunning new lady in the mix.

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Even though Chris Tucker got his start doing stand-up, the 43-year-old is arguably best known for playing Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour films. It’s surprising that the comedian has never filmed a stand-up special before this. He breaks that cherry courtesy of Netflix.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Netflix, one of the true global leaders in entertainment, on my first comedy special,” said Chris Tucker. “Before people started seeing me in movies, I was doing standup. It’s always been a part of me, and now I’m excited to share it with my fans around the world.”

Chris Tucker Live will showcase his signature impersonations and colorful stories from his childhood to present. It was filmed in Tucker’s hometown at the Historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Not only is it Tucker’s first special, but the first project for his own banner, Chris Tucker Entertainment.

The streaming service will begin airing it starting July 10. Check out the trailer below.

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The newest trailer is pure genius. Netflix’s marketing team has truly outdone themselves by giving the clip a grainy VHS-type treatment. Since the satirical romantic comedy series takes place during the 80s, it’s totally appropriate and inspired.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is an eight-episode miniseries prequel to the 2001 cult film, Wet Hot American Summer. Many of the original stars are reprising their roles including Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, Ken Marino and Elizabeth Banks to name a few.

The streaming service unleashes all brand new episodes on July 31, 2015. Check out the latest trailer below.

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Lauryn Hill Delivers Sensational Nina Simone Cover

In: Donovan, Music
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Some of the brightest moments of her career occurred when she covered classics such “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Turn Your Lights Down Low” and the smash hit “Killing Me Softly.” The 40-year-old Grammy winner re-emerges to deliver another sensational song cover, or covers I should say.

To accompany Netflix’s upcoming Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, a number of musicians headed to the studio to honor the jazz icon. Lauryn Hill was originally set to only record two tracks but became so involved, she ended up tackling six songs.

“Because I fed on this music, both hers and lovers like her, like my basic food, I believed I always had a right to have a voice. Her example is clearly a form of sustenance to a generation needing to find theirs. What a gift.” – Lauryn Hill

Joining Hill on the album, Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, are Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Common and Lalah Hathaway to name a few. What Happened, Miss Simone? will premiere on Netflix on June 26. Check out Lauryn’s cover below.

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Orange Is The New BACK!

In: Adam, TV Shows
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Crazy Eyes, Poussey, Red, Nicky, (and I suppose Piper if you’re still into her) are back and this time it’s a whole new jailhouse ballgame. Gone are the semi insane storylines of prison breaks and constant murder threats: this season seems to be a lot more focused on women, nature vs. nurture, and the place of criminals in our society. Don’t worry, this isn’t a spoiler article: mostly because I LOATHE when people can’t comment on something without giving away plot details… but also mostly because I’m only like 5 episodes deep. Guess I’m not that superfan I mentioned earlier! Really though, the blame falls on the girls: click through and I’ll tell you why.

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Another month and another whackload of changes on Netflix. Here’s a rundown of all the titles being added and expiring ones.

June sees the return of the streaming service’s most revered comedy, Orange Is The New Black. The orange jumpsuit-wearing ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary return for a third outing on June 12. The month also marks the launch of the new original series, Sense8. The Wachowski’s highly-anticipated sci-fi drama premieres on June 5.

Notable movie titles being added include The Aviator, Nightcrawler, Cake and Beyond The Lights. With regards to television, the latest seasons of Scandal, Pretty Little Liars and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be available to binge watch.

Among my favorites leaving this month include Ever After: A Cinderella Story, The Silence of the Lambs, Picture Perfect, Practical Magic and Steel Magnolias. Check out below all the titles coming in and coming out this month.

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Netflix Gives Grace & Frankie A Second Season

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Best.News.Ever!!!

Freshman comedy Grace and Frankie received a second season order from Netflix. The news was revealed Tuesday night on an FYC panel at the Pacific Design Center attended by series co-creators and executive producers Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, along with its stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Martin Sheen.

“Let me say, it’s so awesome to do a show on Netflix,” said Marta Kauffman, series co-creator and exec producer, “because two and a half weeks after we launched, Miley Cyrus does a tweet about your show, and they call and say, ‘We’d like to do a season two.’ So yes, there is a season two. We have Ted (Sarandos, Netflix) and Miley to thank.”

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