- 16 Feb 18
The list of new shows and movies includes 'Everything Sucks'!, 'First Team: Juventus', 'The Pursuit of Happyness' and 'Magic Mike XXL'.
Everything Sucks! (16 February)
The 90s high school experience: Desperate, heartfelt, awkward, exciting, and free of smartphones.
Set in the real life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, Everything Sucks! is a quirky, funny coming of age story that revolves around Boring High School’s A/V Club and Drama Club— two crews of nerdy-edgy outsiders, who join forces to make a movie and endure the purgatory known as high school.
The series stars Peyton Kennedy (American Fable, The Captive) and Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story) as students Kate Messner and Luke O’Neil, with Patch Darragh (Sully, Boardwalk Empire) and Claudine Nako (Grimm) as their respective parents.
The 10-episode, half-hour dramedy is created by Ben York Jones (Like Crazy, Newness) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date, Pink Grapefruit), who will both serve as executive producers
First Team: Juventus: Season 1 (16 February)
'First team: Juventu's a Netflix original, it's a six episodes docu-series follows the most compelling stories and characters in the club during the 2017-2018 season, spending time with the players both on and off the field, on the road, at home and wherever it takes to capture in depth the real lives that make Juventus one of the most fascinating teams in the world.
Fans and supporters worldwide will have access to the club’s “behind the scenes” and will feel closer than ever not only to the club that has won six straight league titles, but also to some of the greatest footballers such as the legend Alessandro Del Piero, players like Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini, Douglas Costa, Gonzalo Higuaín, Claudio Marchisio, Miralem Pjanic, Daniele Rugani, the captain Gianluigi Buffon and the coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Irreplaceable You (16 February)
Newly engaged Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Michiel Huisman) have been the love of each other's lives since childhood. But when the future they envisioned together takes a tragic turn, their relationship is put to the ultimate test.
Magic Mike XXL (Now Streaming)
It's been three years since Mike Lane's (Channing Tatum) retirement from stripping, but the former dancer misses the excitement and feeling of being on stage. Most of all, though, he misses the best friends that he ever had, the crew known as the Kings of Tampa.
Opportunity comes knocking when the guys look him up as they travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a stripper convention.
With the promise of outrageous fun, a reinvigorated Mike can't resist the chance to join in and take it off again.
The Pursuit of Happyness (Now Streaming)
Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Evicted from their apartment, he and his young son (Jaden Smith) find themselves alone with no place to go.
Even though Chris eventually lands a job as an intern at a prestigious brokerage firm, the position pays no money.
The pair must live in shelters and endure many hardships, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (18 February)
In case it wasn't evident from the title, Joel McHale hosts this weekly series that takes a look at pop culture and news through celebrity guests, comedy sketches and video clips.
The premise is reminiscent of one of McHale's former projects, "The Soup," but being on Netflix instead of basic cable gives McHale more leeway to be more adult-oriented than he was on that long-running show.
Each episode premieres on Sunday, providing a recap of the week that was in the entertainment world.
In addition to hosting, McHale serves as an executive producer of the eponymous series.
The Interview (16 February)
Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) are the team behind the popular tabloid-TV show "Skylark Tonight."
After learning that North Korea's Kim Jong Un (Randall Park) is a huge fan of the show, they successfully set up an interview with him, hoping to legitimize themselves as actual journalists.
However, as Dave and Aaron prepare for their journey to Pyongyang, the CIA steps in, recruits them, and assigns them an incredible mission: Assassinate the dictator.
Blackadder: Season 1 & 2 (Now Streaming)
Set in 1485 at the end of the British Middle Ages, the series is written as an alternative history in which King Richard III won the Battle of Bosworth Field only to be mistaken for someone else and murdered, and is succeeded by Richard IV (Brian Blessed), one of the Princes in the Tower.
The series follows the exploits of Richard IV's unfavoured second son Edmund, the Duke of Edinburgh (who calls himself "The Black Adder") in his various attempts to increase his standing with his father and his eventual quest to overthrow him.
The Peanuts Movie (Now Streaming)
Life always seems complicated for good ol' Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp), the boy who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds. When the Little Red-Haired Girl moves into his neighborhood, Charlie Brown develops a crush on her. Meanwhile, his best friend Snoopy embarks on an epic adventure in a fantasy world. As a World War I flying ace, the lovable beagle pursues his nemesis, the Red Baron, while also trying to win the heart of a beautiful poodle named Fifi (Kristin Chenoweth).