As another week draws to a close, it’s time once again to offer our curated look at five of the biggest and most interesting Netflix releases to come. the platform during the next week.
From fantasy (such as the final season of lock and key) to true crimes, feature films, and more, the list below shines a light on the wide range of content and genres set to debut on the streamer in the coming days. And, as always, this guide is meant to complement our other regular Netflix coverage, including the weekly other monthly summaries of new releases you’ll also want to check out.
lock and key Season 3 release date
However, for this weekend’s look at some of the next big Netflix releases to put on your watch list, we start as above with the third and final season of lock and key. A fantasy series about three brothers and their mother who move into an ancestral mansion, this show is based on a best-selling series of graphic novels. In it, children discover magical keys that unlock powers and reveal secrets.
Arrives Wednesday, August 10here’s what Netflix says you should know about season three.
“The Locke family discovers more magic within the Keyhouse, while a new threat, his most dangerous yet, looms over Matheson with his own plans for the keys. By Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Curse of Hill House), lock and key is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss and the unbreakable bonds that define family.”
For a deeper look at the show, read our interview here with showrunners Cuse and Averill.
Day shift + more Netflix releases
Next up on our list of the biggest new Netflix releases is Day shifta film about a vampire hunter in Los Angeles starring Jamie Foxx opening in August 12.
This movie comes from director JJ Perry, who spent a few decades as a stuntman and a second unit creating action scenes at the director. john wick other Fast and Furious franchises. This is how Netflix sums up the Day shift Story: “Bud Jablonski (Jamie Foxx) is a blue-collar dad who hopes to provide a good life for his resourceful daughter Paige (Zion Broadnax) and stay in the good graces of his ex-wife Jocelyn (Meagan Good).
“His mundane job cleaning pools in the San Fernando Valley is a front for his real source of income: hunting and killing vampires.”
Due to “code violations”, Jablonski has been expelled from the lucrative international union of vampire hunters. To survive, he sells fangs to black market customers. However, when his wife Jocelyn threatens to move to Florida, Jablonski decides he needs to make some quick money.
Suffice to say: the summary does not necessarily inspire much hope, at least in this writer. This Netflix release is giving me the man from toronto vibes. But we’ll see.
Clock Day shift if you are a fan of: Night Teeth, Zombieland
More new titles
a model family: In this police thriller, a man named Dong-ha who is on the verge of bankruptcy and divorce stumbles upon a dead man’s money. Of course, it is a windfall that is tied to a criminal organization. The man realizes that the only way out of his current problem is to agree to work as a drug courier. Release date: August 12.
Bank robbers: the last great heist: a real life money theft arrives next week, in the form of this Netflix release that revisits Argentina’s most famous bank heist from 2006. The documentary is based on candid interviews detailing how the perpetrators carried out the brazen crime. Release date: August 10.
One more new Netflix release to watch
Finally, some of the most memorable Netflix releases of the year have arguably been the streamer’s true crime titles. documentaries like The Puppet Master: The Hunt for the Ultimate Swindler, bad vegan, The Tinder scammerand more fascinated millions of viewers around the world.
And it’s very possible that Netflix is about to do it again.
“9-1-1, what’s your emergency?”
“I just, uh, killed my dad.”
Tuesday August 9the streamer is launching I just killed my dada 3-episode limited docuseries that is sure to get people talking.
The story: Anthony Templet, at the time a 17-year-old from Louisiana, shot his father Burt Templet to death in their home in June 2019.
But the truth, as you can imagine, is not that simple.
Anthony told police that his father abused him. What he confused was at least one police inquisitor, who says he saw no signs of physical abuse on the boy. There are also a host of other oddities, such as the father’s mania for setting up surveillance in his house. Does Anthony think he deserves to be in jail? No, he tells the camera at one point, “because I didn’t do anything wrong.”
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