Netflix has been busy today with new reveals and announcements! First up, the streaming service has announced the cast for Entertainment One’s animated adventure film, My Little Pony: A New Generation.
MY LITTLE PONY: A NEW GENERATION
Coming to Netflix on September 24, the film is directed by Robert Cullen, José L. Ucha, and co-directed by Mark Fattibene. The story was created by Robert Cullen & José L. Ucha, and Tim Sullivan. The screenplay was written by Tim Sullivan and Gillian Berrow. Cecil Kramer and Peter Lewis produced.
In My Little Pony: A New Generation, the unimaginable has happened… Equestria has lost its magic! Earth Ponies, Unicorns, and Pegasi are no longer friends and now live separated by species. But idealistic Earth Pony Sunny (Hudgens) is determined to find a way to bring enchantment and unity back to their world.
Teaming up with open-hearted Unicorn Izzy (Glenn), the pair travel to faraway lands where they encounter the likes of charismatic and brave Pegasi Pipp (Carson) and Zipp (Koshy) and the ever-responsible fellow Earth Pony Hitch (Marsden). Their mission is full of misadventures, but these new best friends each possess their own unique and special gifts that may be just what this ponyverse needs to restore magic and prove that even little ponies can make a big difference.
Launching on Netflix Friday, August 20, six-episode series The Chair follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) as she navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at prestigious Pembroke University. Ji-Yoon is faced with a unique set of challenges as the first woman to chair the department, and as one of the few staff members of color at the university.
The series also stars Jay Duplass as Professor Bill Dobson; Holland Taylor as Professor Joan Hambling; Bob Balaban as Professor Elliot Rentz; Nana Mensah as Professor Yaz McKay; David Morse as Dean Paul Larson; and Everly Carganilla as Ju-Hee “Ju Ju” Kim.
Amanda Peet is the series’ writer, showrunner and executive producer. Joining Peet as executive producer are Sandra Oh, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernie Caulfield and Daniel Gray Longino. Writers are Peet, along with Annie Julia Wyman, Richard E. Robbins, Jennifer Kim and Andrea Troyer. The director of all episodes is Daniel Gray Longino.
You can watch the new sneak peek below!
FEAR STREET PART 1: 1994
Netflix has debuted the opening five minutes of Fear Street Part 1: 1994, launching on the streaming service on July 2. Fear Street Part 2: 1978 will follow on July 9 and Fear Street Part 3: 1666 on July 16.
In Fear Street Part 1: 1994, a circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.
Netflix has announced the new Catherine Tate comedy series Hard Cell. The six-part series is in production now and will launch in 2022.
Hard Cell is written and directed by Catherine Tate and set in a women’s prison. Tate plays multiple characters as a documentary crew follows the inmates and staff of HMP Woldsley capturing the penal system at its brutal humorous best.
Executive producer Kristian Smith said: “We cannot wait to show audiences on Netflix the inside of HMP Woldsley, our fictional prison occupied by the fantastic creations of Catherine Tate. This series is funny and touching all at once, revealing what life might be like in a British women’s correctional facility.”
Catherine Tate said: “Exciting aint it? Exciiiiiiiiiiiting!!!”
IVY & BEAN
Netflix has optioned the rights to Annie Barrows’ New York Times bestselling book series Ivy & Bean and will adapt into one-hour family films.
Directed by Elissa Down (Feel the Beat, The Honor List), the cast includes Keslee Blalock (Family Camp, Pulled from Darkness) as Ivy, Madison Skye Validum as Bean, and Lidya Jewett (Good Girls, Feel the Beat, Nightbooks) as Nancy.
The writers include Kathy Waugh (Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, Molly of Denali) and Jeff Stockwell (Bridge to Terabithia, A Wrinkle in Time).
The producers are Anne Brogan and Melanie Stokes (The A List, Kiss Me First, Four Kids and It). The show comes from Lionsgate TV-backed Kindle Entertainment.
Ivy and Bean never expected to be friends. Ivy is quiet, thoughtful and observant. Bean is playful, exuberant and fearless. However, sometimes an adventure reveals that opposites can become the best of friends.
Ivy & Bean reunites Netflix with Down after she directed the hit dance-comedy film Feel the Beat, starring Sofia Carson, Wolfgang Novogratz and also Lidya Jewett.