While some movie theaters are closing again, streaming service Netflix is not slowing down on the upcoming content. Netflix has today given us updates on BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky, Elves, Paranormal and Selena: The Series.
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky
Documentary film BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky is coming to Netflix on October 14 and you can watch the official trailer below.
Since their debut in August 2016, BLACKPINK has become the highest-charting female K-pop group of all time with their innovative music, eye-popping music videos and internet-breaking fashion concepts. BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky serves up the never-before-seen moments that BLACKPINK’s global fandom — known as “BLINKs” — have been craving for years.
Directed by Caroline Suh (Netflix’s “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”), the documentary goes deep with each of BLACKPINK’s four members: Jisoo, the whip-smart unnie (“big sister”) of the group with a quirky sense of humor; Jennie, the rapper whose fierce onstage persona contrasts with her soft-spoken nature; Rosé, the dulcet-voiced Australian coming into her own as a singer-songwriter; and Lisa, the dancing queen whose spark plug personality never fails to make her bandmates laugh.
As BLACKPINK continues reaching new heights in their career — from headlining sold-out world tours to becoming the first female Korean group to perform at Coachella — each member reflects on the ups and downs of fame and the long, often challenging journey that brought them to worldwide success. BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY reveals the relatable, unfiltered sides of the foursome, who continue to be a leading force in expanding K-pop’s popularity, proving that music knows no borders or language barriers.
Netflix has announced Elves, a new Danish Netflix original series from the creators and the executive producers behind The Rain. Elves will bring back the real, monstrous beings that inspired the folklore and myths we all know.
The Danish language series has just begun its production outside of Copenhagen and stars among others Ann Eleonora Jørgensen (Ride Upon the Storm), Rasmus Hammerich (A Horrible Woman), Peder Thomas Pedersen (The Lawyer), Lila Nobel (The Rain) and Lukas Løkken (The Rain).
Hoping to reconnect over Christmas, a family of four travel to a remote island in the Danish archipelago, only to find it controlled by members of a strongly religious community living in balance with fierce creatures in the woods revealed to be… elves. Real, monstrous beings that inspired the folklore and myths we all know. When the girl in the family finds and brings home a baby elf, she inadvertently disrupts the balance and throws everyone on the island into a life-or-death battle for faith, family and pure survival.
The original series is composed of six episodes and set in Denmark and is created and written by Stefan Jaworski (Those Who Kill, The candidate), directed by Roni Ezra (The New Nurses) and produced by Elise H. Lund for Miso Film. Elves is based on an original idea of Jannik Tai Mosholt and Christian Potalivo (The Rain), who also serve as executive producers together with Peter Bose and Jonas Allen from Miso Film.
Netflix has revealed the first teaser trailer for Paranormal. The series is the first Netflix Arabic Original from Egypt and is based on the best selling thriller novel series with the same name by the late Ahmed Khaled Tawfik.
The teaser trailer shows Dr. Refaat Ismail (Ahmed Amin) undergoing a series of paranormal incidents. Several characters who are a part of the Paranormal world are also introduced, including Maggie (Razane Jammal), Howaida (Ayah Samaha), and Shiraz (Reem AbdElKader).
Netflix also announced that the first season will premiere on November 5. The series will be released in 190 countries around the world and available in over 32 languages. It will also be dubbed into nine different languages including: English, Spanish, French, Turkish, German, etc. Paranormal will also be the first Egyptian Original series that will have audio and written descriptions for the hearing or visually impaired.
The series tackles Dr. Refaat, a cynical Hematologist with a dark sense of humor, who goes through a “journey of doubt” as his world is turned upside down after his lifelong scientific convictions are questioned. The plot commences in 1969, as Refaat Ismail enters his 40s, and begins to experience a series of paranormal activities. Throughout the season, Refaat is accompanied by his university colleague, Maggie, as they enter the paranormal world and try to save their loved ones from the immense danger that surrounds them. The series is produced by Mohamed Hefzy and Amr Salama, who is also the creator and the director.
Selena: The Series
Netflix today also debuted the teaser trailer and key art for Selena: The Series, a coming-of-age story following Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family make as they navigate the highs and lows of success, loss, love, and music. Part one of the two-part series premieres on Netflix on December 4, 2020.
Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice.
The two-part coming-of-age drama Selena: The Series explores the once-in-a-generation performer’s journey as a young artist, from singing small gigs in Corpus Christi with her family to becoming one of the most successful Latin artists of all time — and the years of grit and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together before Selena’s meteoric rise to fame.
From executive producers Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Hiromi Kamata, Suzette Quintanilla, Simran A. Singh and Moises Zamora, Selena: The Series was created by Zamora, with Don Todd (This Is Us) consulting, and stars Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemí Gonzalez, and Seidy López.