Netflix headed to the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour for a full day of panels which brought info on Stranger Things, GLOW, and Lucifer. Plus, announcements about upcoming new shows including a premiere date for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Disenchantment, The Innocents, and details about The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell.
During the executive address from Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Programming at Netflix talked about how the passionate Lucifer fanbase helped Netflix decide to take on the show and continue the story. Another win for the fans!
And don't worry, she knows the power of fans. When asked about fan campaigns, Holland said she gets over 100 emails a day about saving Shadowhunters from cancellation. Unfortunately, she doesn't have control over that decision.
And what about saving another fan favorite? Timeless fans have been hoping for a second miracle. Holland said she's "not aware of any real conversations about Timeless."
Season 3 of Stranger Things has been delayed until Summer 2019. When asked about the move, Holland noted, "It’s a handcrafted show. They understand the stakes are high and they want to deliver something bigger and better than last year." How does it get bigger than last year? We've got a few extra months to theorize now.
Earlier in the day during the GLOW panel, showrunner Carly Mensch said there's no word yet on whether or not the women's wrestling-inspired show will get a third season. But if they do, they're headed to Vegas. If that's not something Netflix audiences would like to see we don't know what is. Holland confirmed there would be no renewal announcement yet but let's all keep our fingers crossed for this one.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina which stars Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) as Sabrina the Teenage Witch and is produced by much of the team behind The CW’s Riverdale and it appears Sabrina will follow in the same dark vain when it premieres October 26.
Disenchantment, which takes place in the mythical kingdom Dreamland, stars Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre as a princess, elf, and demon respectively. The animated show has Matt Groening and Josh Weinstein (The Simpsons, Futurama) on board as executive producers and will premiere 10 episodes on August 17. Last week at San Diego Comic-Con, the show dropped a full trailer so make sure to check that out in preparation for the season.
The Innocents follows star-crossed teen lovers Harry (Percelle Ascott) and June (Sorcha Groundsell) after they run away to be together. In the midst of their journey, they discover June’s incredible powers of shape-shifting and meet a mysterious professor (Guy Pearce) which sets them on a new adventure to discover what June’s abilities mean for their future. The Innocents was created and written by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric who also serve as executive producers. Eight episodes will launch on Netflix August 24.
Netflix also announced a new series called The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell produced by Henson Alternative and Wilshire Studios. The show follows artist and baker Christine McConnell as each episode she creates a new delicious food or decor item with the help of some unique creatures. No word yet on how many episodes or when this series will premiere.