Finally! We had to be patient for two years and eight months. Two years and eight months in which the “Invincible“Showrunners and streaming providers Prime Video rarely provide new information. In the meantime it stood season 2 the hit series based on the works of Robert Kirkman is even on the brink. With the secret release of the rock-solid “Invincible” bonus episode on the backstory of fan favorite Atom Eve just in time for San Diego Comic Con 2023, the long wait paid off – and is now being rewarded with the usual “Invincible” superhero genius.
Season 2 follows on directly from Season 1 in terms of content. Our title character, Mark Grayson, is of course now deeper than ever in a crisis of meaning and is trying to somehow balance his everyday life while his father’s murderous legacy is breathing down his neck. Above all, however, he is haunted at every turn by the fear of one day becoming like Omni-Man himself.
Big but: This year we are only getting the first half of season 2 on Prime Video. The last four of the eight episodes are not scheduled to appear until 2024.
Meanwhile, Netflix can finally benefit from the exclusive deal with Sony. After the streaming provider recently released current cinema titles such as “The Pope’s Exorcist– which, by the way, is supposed to get a sequel – or was allowed to include the extremely miserable “The Machine” in the subscription, Spidey is now heading to Netflix. Just a few months after the theatrical release of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse“All Netflix subscribers can look forward to part 2 of the Oscar-winning animated film series about the friendly neighborhood spider. On Netflix since November 1st – for now even without a subscription expiry date.
At the other end of the cinematic spectrum, the new miniseries “All the light we don’t seeon Netflix. The adaptation of the legendary Pulitzer novel by Anthony Doerr takes us back to the time of the Second World War in four intense, visually stunning episodes. The international production, in which “Dark” discovery Louis Hofmann and Lars Eidinger are also prominently represented, shows this dark era in human history from a completely new perspective. Of course the novel is still better.
Speaking of era: Where are the “Downton Abbey” ultras? With season 2 of “The Gilded Age” Showrunner and author Julian Fellowes returns in his usual luxurious way to WOW and the linear Sky program. In Season 2, the costumes are even finer, the sets are even more bombastic and the intrigues are even more complicated as the elite society heads towards the end of the 19th century. Opulent isn’t even a word!
And the film world like that? At Apple TV+ it is growing from “Fingernails“! The strange sci-fi romance is set in a dystopian future where relationships can be perfectly matched by analyzing fingernails. Nevertheless, Jessie Buckley is unsure whether her partner is really the right man for life. And then she meets Riz Ahmed. Also there: “The Bear” star Jeremy Allen White. From now on only on Apple TV+.
Of course, with all the strong streaming reboots, there have to be pickles. And this week Netflix has it exclusively in its luggage: “Thieves“. The French crime comedy seems a bit as if ChatGPT took care of the script while the stars around Mélanie Laurent and Adèle Exarchopoulos gave up their acting talent in the wardrobe. Totally bad on all levels. Whoever pushed this through to Netflix.
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