Netflix is bringing Geeked Week back for 2022, and this year it’s a five-day event celebrating all things geek from June 6-10. The week spans genre series, movies and Netflix’s video game series, with each day showing fans of geek properties a different aspect of what the streaming network has to offer.
To promote this release, Netflix released a new trailer that featured many of the streaming giant’s geek offerings. These included hit series, big original films, animated hits, video games and all day long stranger things. The trailer focused on the release of Neil Gaiman’s brand new highly anticipated adaptation, That sandmanbut it also contained insights into several properties.
The biggest reveal in the Netflix Geeked Week 2022 trailer was a look at Neil Gaimans That sandman.
The new tease here was the first look at Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer, which was a pinpoint portrayal of the character from the comics. She also provided a line straight out of the comics and it seems the Netflix series will play her straight with the Gaiman masterpiece.
With the most popular geek series Netflix has ever produced was shown in great detail stranger things. This show is so important to the streaming service that it’s getting a full day to itself during Netflix Geeked Week 2022. The fourth season of stranger things will arrive on June 22nd and the second part of the season arrives on Netflix on July 1st, with Eleven living without her powers and Sheriff Hopper still alive but being held captive in Russia.
The Umbrella Academy
There was more than one clip from the Netflix original series The Umbrella Academy. The included looks at past seasons, including shots of Tom Hooper and Elliot Page, who is no longer Vanya Hargreeves and has become Viktor Hargreeves. Based on the comic book series created by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and adapted for Netflix by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater, Season 3 arrives June 22nd.
The gray man
Netflix also offered a brief look at The gray man. This is a new Netflix Original Movie starring Ryan Gosling as Court Gentry, a CIA black ops agent who goes on the run after learning dark secrets about the agency. Chris Evans also plays the man who leads the manhunt for him. The film hits Netflix on July 15.
Based on the comic series Vertigo by Jeff Lemire, sweet tooth premiered its first season in June 2021, albeit with some major differences from the sweet tooth Comics, and a month later a second season was renewed. In sweet tooth, the world has collapsed after a pandemic that occurred around the same time that new children were being born as human-animal hybrids. The main character is a young boy who is being hunted by people who blame the hybrids.
Based on the best selling video game franchise, resident Evil already had six live-action films in the original series and one reboot in 2021. The resident Evil which appeared in the Netflix Geeked Week 2022 trailer is a new series based on the trait.
The new series is set in two timelines, the first in 2022 with the twins moving to Raccoon City and 2036 in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The series premieres on Netflix on July 14.
The Sea Creature
The Sea Creature is a Netflix animated series that was featured in the Netflix Geeked Week 2022 trailer. The film is about a world where creepy beasts rule the seas and the men who hunt them are heroes. This film follows the best of them, Jacob Holland, and a stowaway – a young girl named Maisie.
Alice in the Borderland
Netflix is bringing back the Japanese Netflix series Alice in the Borderland for a second season this December. The first season of the sci-fi series started in December 2020. Alice in the Borderland featured two characters trapped in an abandoned Tokyo where they are forced to play games and if they fail they die. Season 2 is scheduled for December 2022.
The Cuphead Show!
Based on the video game CupheadNetflix released The Cuphead Show! in February 2022, and although it’s only three months later, a second season is coming this summer. The Cuphead Show! is described as an animated series following the lovable, impulsive villain Cuphead and his cautious but impressionable brother Mugman.
The Netflix Geeked Week 2022 trailer also revealed a little about the upcoming anime spinoff series of the popular video game Cyberpunk 2077. Netflix calls Cyberpunk: Edgerunner A 10 part story about a street kid trying to survive in a future city obsessed with technology and body modification. It’s coming later in 2022 and Netflix will release the first footage in June.
lock & key
Stephen King’s son Joe Hill invented the comic book series lock & key with artist Gabriel Rodriguez. The story followed the Locke family after the death of their father, who was killed by one of his students. There they discover mysterious keys that open magical doors.
The adaptation ran for two seasons on Netflix, and while the story has been altered for television, it’s stayed true to the spirit. The third and final season will be released later in 2022.
Chris Hemsworth returns to Netflix for the sci-fi film spider headdirected by Tron: Legacy Joseph Kosinsky. Miles Teller joins him in this futuristic tale about convicts who can reduce their sentences by volunteering to experiment with emotion-altering drugs. The film, based on the short story by George Saunders, will premiere June 17 on Netflix.
first kill is a Netflix original series based on the short story by author VE Schwab. The series is a supernatural teen drama about a teenage vampire who must make her first kill so she can join a powerful vampire family. However, their target turns out to be vampire hunters, and things get complicated when the two girls fall in love. The series starts June 10th on Netflix.
The School of Good and Evil
bridesmaids‘ Director Paul Feig has a new fantasy film called Netflix. The School of Good and Evil. Based on the fantasy novel by Soman Chainani, the story follows two girls who are kidnapped and taken to the School of Good and Evil. However, when one ends up in the school of good and the other in the school of evil, their friendship is put to the test.
The Dragon Prince
The Dragon Prince was a huge hit for Netflix. The animated series debuted on the streaming service in 2018, and the second and third seasons both arrived in 2019. The series was so popular that Netflix renewed it for four more seasons.
The Dragon Prince was included in the Netflix Geeked Week 2022 trailer, which makes it appear that season four will be out this year. The first three seasons were titled “Moon,” “Sky,” and “Sun,” and the fourth season is “Earth.”
Wendel & Wild
The Netflix Geeked Week 2022 trailer also featured a brand new animated film, releasing around Halloween this year. This is a stop motion horror movie called Wendel & Wild and comes from the comedy team at Key & Peele. It is also directed by Henry Selick, who is best known as the director The nightmare before Christmas and coral.
manifest was a former NBC series that canceled the network despite not having finished its story. The show was about a commercial airline landing and the people on board realizing that five years had passed since they took off. There were three seasons on NBC when it was canceled and Netflix picked it up to air its final season.
The Netflix Geeked Week 2022 trailer showed something from the new Jamie Foxx movie day shift. JJ Perry is a long-time martial artist and stuntman who will make his directorial debut with this Netflix Original film about a hard-working father, played by Foxx, who cleans pools for a living. However, this is all just a facade for his actual job as a vampire hunter. The film is out on August 12th.
shadow and bone
The last series the Netflix Geeked Week 2022 trailer showed was the epic fantasy series Shadow & Bonebased on the novels by Leigh Bardugo. Shadow & Bone is about a young orphan girl who has special gifts that could save her world from a great evil, but she learns that there are some people she cannot trust. Season 2 is scheduled for release in 2022.
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