The Return of Twin Peaks
Fresh off the spectacular success of Stranger Things, Netflix is back with another acclaimed show, only this time it’s closer to home. Twin Peaks is back, and it’s bigger and bolder than ever before. The story follows a young man named Dougie (played by Lucas Jade Zumann), who inherits his grandfather Joseph’s hotel, Twin Peaks (Brewery). When Dougie’s initially reluctant mother (Diane Lacey) arrives for a business visit, the pair quickly form an uneasy alliance as they navigate this strange world filled with terrifying forces. The entire town seems to have been transformed by time and events, and it’s up to the new generation to restore some kind of normalcy to their home.
All the Colors of the Rainbow
Another Netflix original series that has captured the spirit of the Netflix original hit, Stranger Things is returning for a second season next month. Based on the popular book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, the show’s title card teases viewers with the promise of a “different view of reality.” The second season of the show, called The Little Mermaid, continues the adventures of Adrien (Arielle Kaberler), the daughter of Tim (John Lithgow) and Mabel (Anjelika Ahern), as she sets off to find a prince to marry and fulfill her dream of becoming a happily-ever-after princess.
The Haunting of Hill House
Finally, a truly terrifying event happened last month when The Haunting of Hill House became the first movie to hit 1 billion views on YouTube. Co-written and directed by Mike Flanagan, the movie adapts the bestselling novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson. The story follows Dr. Oliver Sacks (played by Henry Winkler), who invites four adult siblings to spend a night in the former home of his colleague, Dr. Henry Hill (also played by Winkler). When the foursome arrive at Hill House, they discover it occupied by three ghosts and one living woman. As the night progresses, the siblings and their friends become inextricably entangled in a web of treachery and deceit that threatens to destroy their already fragile existence. A terrifying story that will leave you breathless, The Haunting of Hill House is now streaming on Netflix.
Finally, the biggest news of the month is the return of Netflix’s massively popular dark-themed series, Dark Skies.
It’s been five years since we’ve last seen these terrible creatures in the form of Billy and Victoria (Scott Shepherd and Ambyr Childs), but the last five years have been eventful indeed. We’ve seen them grow from toddlers to young adults, gain a full understanding of their powers, and even fall in love. Now the pair, as well as the town they live in, are back for a second season, and this time the monsters seem determined to find a way to hurt everyone they care about. The entire town is in danger, and it’s the responsibility of the new generation to save it.
Finally, for the hardcore fans of Game of Thrones, there’s good news out of Netflix as well. Following the enormous success of the first season, the streaming service has ordered a second season of The Witcher. Based on the video game of the same name, the series adapts the writings of the fantastic fantasy novelist, Andrzej Sapkowski. The story follows a hunter named Geralt (played by Henry Cavill) who finds himself mysteriously drawn to the troubled town of Novigrad where he becomes entangled in a conflict that forces him to reconcile his responsibility to society with his own inner struggle to survive. With a story as compelling as this, the wait for season two should be well worth it.
That’s it for this week, folks. Make sure to check out these incredible streaming shows and movies. What’d you think of this week’s list? Let us know by commenting below!