Some TV networks use Summer to take a load off, relax for a few months before jumping back into the fray. Netflix, however, has got your back. Here are some of the bingeable new additions coming to to the streaming service this July.
Castlevania, once known just as a Konami 8-bit side-scroller for the Nintendo Entertainment System, will now have its own TV series exploring its intriguing backstory. The plot will be loosely based on the 1989 game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. Castlevania will follow the last remaining member of the Belmont clan on his journey to save Europe from the diabolical Vlad Dracula Tepe. The trailer is eerily intriguing, look out for Season 1 debuting on July 7.
To The Bone
To The Bone is a film Netflix picked up at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film stars Lily Collins as a rebellious 20-year-old anorexic girl sent to a group home for youths. The star is already receiving praise for her stunning performance, and is joined by the all star cast of Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, and Lili Taylor. Written and directed by one of television’s best, Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce), this film is sure to have you laughing through tears. See it July 14 on Netflix.
Friends from College
This star-studded comedy about college friends reuniting in their mid-forties has quite the leading cast. The series follows six colleagues (Fred Savage, Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse, and Jae Suh) on the path of discovering that friendship and adulthood is something that could never be taught. The creator, Nicholas Stoller, who has directorial credits for films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five-Year Engagement, and Neighbors, ensure that although Friends From College is a comedy, there will sure be moments to tackle the heartstrings. All eight episodes of the first season will drop July 14.
With all the controversy surrounding global warming and the world’s climate issues, there is no better time for the documentary Chasing Coral to be unveiled. The winner of this year’s Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival centers around the deterioration of the coral reefs as a result of the drastic changes in our Earth’s temperature. From Jeff Orlowski, the director of the similarly themed Chasing Ice, took over three years to shoot this documentary that follows two activists on a mission to save the reefs before it’s too late. Relive their ambitious journey on July 14.
For those of you going through withdrawals of Jason Bateman on your screen, he’s returned for your viewing pleasure, but not in the comedic role you’d expect. In Ozark, he stars as a struggling father battling with debt to an unforgiving drug lord. In a desperate attempt to escape, he relocates his wife and two kids to a Summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Bateman is also the director and executive producer of the dramatic series, debuting from the same studio that brought us House of Cards. The 10 episode first season will be available to watch on July 21.
Let us know which of the films or series you are most excited to indulge in this Summer, and keep an eye out for their releases in just a few weeks on Netflix.