The first-ever Geeked Week, which Netflix characterizes as “a virtual fan-facing event providing first looks and celebrating all things genre entertainment at Netflix,” ended recently. Geeked Week lasted five days, and there were a good amount of announcements, trailers, and teasers from folks working on Netflix originals during the event. All you need to know about the Netflix Geeked week 2021 is available on Netflix’s website, but we’ve compiled the most important info here; if you really want the high points, continue reading.
Geeked Week: Day 1 Highlights
The cast of Shadow and Bone discovered that the show has been commissioned for a second season.
In the film Sweet Girl, Jason Momoa takes a hiatus from the DCEU to protect his daughter.
We received our first look at filmmaker Peter Thorwarth’s new horror film Blood Red Sky, which is “about a suspiciously unwell woman who is compelled to reveal a dark secret when terrorists aim to hijack their transatlantic flight.” It will be released on July 23rd.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead will star in Kate, a Netflix original action thriller film about a brutal criminal operative who has less than 24 hours to absolute vengeance on her enemies after being irreversibly poisoned, and in the process forms an unforeseen bond with the daughter of one of her past sufferers. It will be available to stream on September 10th.
Geeked Week: Day 2 Highlights
On the second day of Netflix Geeked week 2021, the Umbrella Academy’s developer and showrunner, Steve Blackman, has disclosed all of the episode names for the show’s third season, which has yet to be aired.
Netflix has released a few first-look photographs from Money Heist’s fifth and final season.
Season 2 of Locke & Key will premiere in October, and we got a sneak look.
Yoko Kanno, the original Cowboy Bebop soundtrack composer, has signed on to work on Netflix’s live-action version, which will premiere this fall.
Geeked Week: Day 3 Highlights
The Fear Street trilogy will be modeled on R.L. Stine’s classic books, and Netflix released the first trailer on Wednesday, Geeked Week’s third day.
The School for Good and Evil, written by Soman Chainani, will be adapted by Netflix and will “follow a group of girls and boys who are taken to an institution and groomed to become fairy tale-like heroes and villains.” In this first-look feature, you may meet the cast.
Stranger Things season 4 will feature a slew of new cast members, according to Netflix.
Geeked Week: Day 4 Highlights
Kevin Smith (Clerks, Tusk) is directing Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a sequel to the original cartoon, and the first teaser trailer is available now.
It is announced on the second day of Netflix Geeked week 2021 that Zack Synder is back with a new project, Twilight of the Gods, an animated series about Norse mythology with a stellar voice cast, following the release of Army of the Dead.
The new instalment in the long-running mecha anime genre, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway, will be released in the United States on July 1st, and you can watch the trailer below.
Shaman King, another popular anime show, will be available on Netflix on August 9th, and there is a little trailer for it as well.
Day 4 was anime-heavy, as you might expect, and we also heard that Edens Zero (from the creator of Fairy Tale) will premiere on August 26th. You can guarantee there’ll be a trailer for this one as well!
On Day 4, three more anime series were revealed: exception, Make My Day, and Bright: Samurai Soul, the latter of which is a spinoff of the Will Smith live-action film.
Last but not least, Netflix released the first image from Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
Geeked Week: Day 5 Highlights
Netflix Geeked week 2021 Day 5’s theme was gaming, and it began with a sneak peek of Arcane, a Riot Games-produced animated show set in the League of Legends universe.
The Cuphead Show!, modeled on the game Cuphead, has also been lifted by Netflix, and Wayne Brady voices King Dice in the first clip from the show.
The fourth and final season of Castlevania recently premiered on Netflix, however the narrative is far from over: Richter Belmont (a descendant of Sypha and Trevor) and Maria Renard will star in a new spinoff series set in France during the French Revolution.
On Day 5, Ubisoft made its existence felt with three announcements. Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix is a new animation that features “alter egos of Ubisoft characters in a heavily referenced homage to the early ’90s,” according to the press release. We also got a look at Sam Fisher from the upcoming Splinter Cell anime, and we heard that Netflix and Ubisoft are collaborating on a Far Cry animated series.
During the event, Netflix released an exclusive trailer for The Witcher Season 2, and it also announced that it will collaborate with developer CD Projekt Red for WitcherCon on July 9th.