Netflix has released a hype-inducing trailer for its 2022 edition of Geeked Week — and there is one much to be excited.
The two-minute trailer teases that a slew of announcements, trailer reveals, and more will be delivered during Netflix Geeked Week, which runs June 6-10. The long-awaited live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman leads the event’s many schedule announcements, with the Geeked Week trailer even giving us a first look at Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer.
Watch the Netflix Geeked Week 2022 trailer below:
The Sandman won’t be the only Netflix series to be shown at Netflix Geeked Week. The streaming giant has also promised to provide updates on Stranger Things Season 4, with Season 4 Part 2 likely to be heavily watched throughout the week. Stranger Things Season 4 Part 1 will already be out on Netflix by the time Geeked Week kicks off – it’s out on May 27th – so we’re expecting a teaser (or five) for Volume 2 before it arrives on July 1st be able.
Meanwhile, other notable Netflix hits like Shadow and Bone, Sweet Tooth, Arcane, and The Umbrella Academy will be updated ahead of their next episodes. Expect plenty of first looks at new series, like vampire romance drama First Kill, sci-fi horror series Resident Evil, and fantasy show The School for Good and Evil.
On the Netflix movie front, the streamer promises to show us more about its upcoming movie slate. “The Gray Man” (starring Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling), “Spiderhead” directed by Chris Hemsworth, and the animated film “The Sea Beast” are leading the streamer’s film schedule into summer (or winter, for those in the southern hemisphere).
According to an official Netflix blog post, Arcane star Ella Purnell, Knives Out actor Jaeden Martell, Cobra Kai’s Jacob Bertrand, He-Man’s Tiffany Smith and The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley will be among those attending the week-long celebrations.
Finally, Netflix plans to reveal more about its expansion into video games. There were no revelations as part of the Geeked Week teaser, but we can expect some news (maybe an announcement or two?) on what Netflix’s games division is working on. Make us curious.
For those interested, here’s the broad weekly schedule for what Netflix will be showing each day:
- Monday June 6th (Day 1) – TV series
- Tuesday June 7th (Day 2) – Movie
- Wednesday 8 June (Day 3) – animation
- Thursday 9 June (Day 4) – Stranger Things (And Another Surprise)
- Friday June 10th (Day 5) – games
Netflix Geeked Week begins Monday June 6th and runs through Friday June 10th. Keep an eye out for our official guide on staying up to date with all the announcements over the coming weeks.
Analysis: Netflix needs a win
Netflix Geeked Week may come at a good time for the streaming giant. It’s been the subject of a string of negative headlines over the past few weeks as subscribers reacted to a crackdown on password sharing, the cancellation of several shows, staff layoffs, the arrival of ads, and a large drop in the company’s stock prices.
With Netflix forecasting that it will lose another two million subscribers in the second quarter of this year, the streamer needs a big win. It’s likely that the return of Stranger Things – one of Netflix’s biggest hits of all time – will help win back support from fans and critics alike. However, Netflix also needs to show that it has a number of movies, TV series, and games that subscribers shouldn’t miss out on.
So the Geeked Week event provides an opportunity to do just that. If Netflix can convince subscribers — those who are still subscribed and those who have recently canceled — that it can deliver on the premium TV and movies front, it can potentially turn the recent bad press into something more positive.
We suspect some of Netflix’s upcoming offerings won’t convince potential subscribers to sign up for the service. But when the likes of The Sandman, Stranger Things 4, The Gray Man, Spiderhead, and Resident Evil reassure Netflix’s global audience that it’s still the go-to place for all things streaming, Geeked Week has done its job.
That’s a lot of pressure to exert on an event that’s only in its second year, but Netflix could use a big win to ease some of the negativity swirling around it right now – and Geeked Week could be just the ticket.
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