Yeah, we're pretty excited! Here's what we know thus far...
For our first bit of Netflix news, we have the development that the streaming titan has placed an order for an adaptation of Charles Forsman's 2017 graphic novel, I Am Not Okay With This.
The coming-of-age story follows a teenage girl in high school, who is dealing with normal teen stuff like family issues, budding sexuality, and latent superpowers. Wait, what?! Yes, as if raging hormones weren't enough, this poor girl has to come to terms with supernatural abilities as well.
This is Netflix's second time adapting a work of Forsman's, the first one being The End of the F***ing World. Season 1 of I Am Not Okay With This will consist of 8 episodes.
Jonathan Entwistle (a director of The End of the F***ing World) serves as co-creator with Christy Hall (Hold Back the Stars). Entwistle is also directing and executive producing, while Hall is writing and executive producing. Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of Stranger Things are both on board as producers, too.
Our second bit of Netflix news has to do with a new "scene-replay" feature the company is currently testing.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the ability to rewatch a certain scene with the tap of a finger is currently available for a limited number of original Netflix titles. Right now, the company is still on the fence over whether or not this will become a permanent feature.
“We're trying out a feature which gives Netflix members the ability rewatch favorite scenes and memorable moments with the click of a button,” a Netflix spokesperson told the L.A. Times. “Right now we're just looking to learn from it and may or may not roll it out more broadly in the future.”
Reddit user u/alohasprinting encountered the playback option while watching Dumplin', complaining that the pop-up took away from the cinematic experience.
Our last bit of news, as promised, revolves around Magic: The Gathering. Acclaimed fantasy author Brandon Sanderson of the Mistborn series has penned a new novella, Children of the Names, based on the ever-popular strategic card game owned by Wizards of the Coast.
"Readers will be transported to the gothic horror world of Innistrad, and introduced to an all-new Planeswalker character created and designed by Sanderson," reads the official release.
Sanderson's contribution to the world of Magic is part of a campaign to expand the game's sweeping multiverse beyond the card game. As a result, we're getting novellas, full-blown novels, comics, and other modes of short form storytelling.
The novella can be downloaded for free at the game's website.