- 22 Mar 18
Here's a roundup of what's new on the streaming giant service this weekend....
Paradox (Available from 23 March)
A fantasy, a loud poem and a free-spirited tale of music and love, PARADOX is a one-of-a-kind personal expression. Sometime in the future past, the "Man in the Black Hat" (Neil Young), the "Particle Kid" (Micah Nelson), “Jail Time" (Lukas Nelson) and a ragged band of cowboys and outlaws hide high up in the Mountains.
They pass the hours searching for treasure while they wait for the full moon to lend its magic, bring the music and make the spirits fly. Vibrating with original music by Young + Promise of the Real, PARADOX furthers the legacy of an iconic performer who has always broken the rules.
Santa Clarita Diet: Season 2 (Available from 23 March)
What turned Sheila undead? Has Joel boarded the crazy train? Are Eric and Abby just friends? The questions -- like the bodies -- are stacking up. Joel and Sheila are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction...but in a good way.
Santa Clarita Diet stars Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond, Timothy Olyphant as Joel Hammond, Liv Hewson as Abby Hammond and Skyler Gisondo as Eric Bemis.
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Available from 23 March)
The Emmy-winning series returns for a milestone 10th season. A cast of 14 talented drag queens compete for the coveted title of America's Next Drag Superstar and a cash prize of $100,000. Regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews join Ru on the judges' panel to decide who stays, who lip synchs for his or her life, or who "sashays away." This season's celebrity guest judges are headed by superstar entertainer Christina Aguilera and also includes Shania Twain, Lena Dunham, Halsey, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Kate Upton, Billy Eichner, and Kumail Nanjiani.
The Defiant Ones: Limited Series (Available from 23 March)
The Defiant Ones tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre — one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton — and their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture.
The series includes interviews with such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, Diddy and will.i.am., as well as Dre and Iovine themselves, and is essential viewing for anyone interested in the history of hip-hop and modern pop.
The Mechanism: Season (Available from 23 March)
A thrilling, character-driven original series inspired by real events in Brazil. This fictionalized story explores how a small group of dogged investigators comes to discover the inner workings of a monstrous corruption scheme and the impact their pursuit has on everyone involved - including themselves.
Alexa & Katie: Season (Available from 23 March)
Alexa & Katie is a funny and heartwarming show about two best friends eagerly anticipating the start of their freshman year of high school.
Despite the fact that Alexa (Paris Berelc - Mighty Med, Lab Rats: Elite Force) is undergoing cancer treatment, her outgoing personality and enthusiasm for life never falter, especially with her loyal, quirky, and awkwardly adorable best friend Katie (newcomer Isabel May) by her side. At times they’re left feeling like outsiders, during a period when what seems to matter most is fitting in.
Tiffani Thiessen (White Collar, Saved By The Bell) also stars as Lori, Alexa’s determined and protective mother. Created by Heather Wordham (Hannah Montana, Reba) with comedy veteran Matthew Carlson (Malcolm In The Middle, Samantha Who?) serving as showrunner, the show’s star is Alexa and Katie’s friendship; whether it be at school, at home, or in the hospital, they are by each other’s side through thick and thin, serving as role models for modern-day female friendships.
Game Over, Man! (Available from 23 March)
During a star-studded Los Angeles party, three zeroes become heroes (sort of) when the hotel they work at is taken hostage by bad guys. From the creators of Workaholics, this action comedy comes locked and super loaded on March 23.
Game Over, Man! stars Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson. The film is directed by Kyle Newacheck and written by Anders Holm.
Roxanne Roxanne (Available from 23 March)
In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" Gooden was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets of the Queensbridge Projects in NYC.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Available from 23 March)
Brash space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike-humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb's true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally his ragtag group to save the universe.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Available from 25 March)
At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe.
Layla M. (Available from 23 March)
When a Moroccan teenager in Amsterdam is radicalized, she marries a jihadist and joins an Islamist cell in the Middle East, but she finds there are other prejudices there, too.
The Standups: Season 2 (Now Streaming)
Netflix is serving up another round of non-stop laughs with the second season of the hit Original comedy special series, "The Standups," featuring six 30-minute sets from six comic breakouts. Filmed live at the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles, "The Standups" features the comedic talents of Rachel Feinstein, Kyle Kinane, Joe List, Brent Morin, Aparna Nancherla, and Gina Yashere.