Featured in VOGUE: 9 Netflix Releases To Look Forward To In 2020

By Samuel Muston on December 7th, 2019

1. Sex Education, season two (17 January 2020)

Season one of the wildly popular Sex Education saw Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and his friend Maeve (Emma Mackey) set up a sex advice clinic at Moordale Secondary School – despite having no sexual experience himself. Using his sex-therapist mother’s expertise (Gillian Anderson), Otis dished out sex tips to his fellow classmates, spanning topics such as sexuality, porn and transphobia. Now with girlfriend Ola (Patricia Allison), season two will see eight episodes of Otis navigating his own sexual desires while managing his strained friendship with Maeve.

2. Next in Fashion, season one (to be confirmed, 2020)

Its launch date is still to be confirmed, but Next In Fashion’s Instagram account already features a slew of celebrities. From Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness to Instagram’s director of fashion partnerships Eva Chen, the stars are pictured holding an invitation to “Netflix’s first fashion show”. Hosted by Alexa Chung and Queer Eye’s fashion expert Tan France, Next In Fashion will pit 18 designers against each other in a series of challenges over 10 episodes to become the “next big thing”. The winner will receive a $250,000 (£196,572) prize and the chance to debut their collection on Net-a-Porter.

3. Eurovision (to be confirmed, 2020)

So ripe is the Eurovision Song Contest for teasing, it’s surprising there haven’t been more comedies set around it. No matter though, because at last, we have one incoming – and more to the point, it’s one written by Will Ferrell, who stars in it alongside Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens and Demi Lovato. Set in the 1970s – surely the Eurovision high-water mark – it follows Lars Erickssong (Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (McAdams) as they receive the opportunity of a lifetime: to represent Iceland at the song contest. Ferrell’s involvement signals that it’s likely to be on the wacky side — that is, if fictional Eurovision could be any wackier than the real thing.

4. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: PS I Still Love You (12 February 2020)

A huge hit for Netflix, the first film adaptation of YA writer Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before saw 16-year-old Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) have her personal letters stolen and posted, ultimately leading her to find love with one of the recipients, Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo). Based on Han’s sequel, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: PS I Still Love You, the highly anticipated follow-up focuses on the duo’s relationship – that is, until another of Lara Jean’s love-letter subjects enters the picture. Packed full of 1980s and 1990s rom-com references, look out for a third and final instalment, too (Always and Forever, Lara Jean).

5. Wonderland (to be confirmed, 2020)

Directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights), this Boston-set murder-mystery stars Mark Wahlberg as Detective Spenser, a poetry-reciting, ex-con turned private investigator. Based on the 48-book Spenser series by Robert B Parker, it has been adapted by Ace Atkins and begins with Spenser recently ejected from jail, stripped of his PI license and pulled back into the dark underbelly of the crime world. It’s not long before he discovers the truth behind a brutal murder – and all hell breaks loose.

6. Rebecca (to be confirmed, 2020)

Bold is the producer who undertakes a reboot of Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-winning 1940 film, Rebecca. But if anyone can pull it off, it’s Netflix. It certainly appears that the streaming service has put a considerable budget at director Ben Wheatley’s disposal. Armie Hammer, Ann Dowd, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Lily James will star in the latest adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic gothic novel. Details on the release date are scant, but with filming having started in early 2018, we’re hoping to be streaming it in the latter part of 2020.

7. Russian Doll, season two (to be confirmed, 2020)

In season one, we met Nadia Vulvokov (Natasha Lyonne), a cynical game developer who, on her 36th birthday, finds herself stuck in a time loop of waking up and dying over and over again. She must unravel this existential horror, helped along the way by Alan Zaveri (Charlie Barnett), a man who died on the same night. Co-creators Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne and Leslye Headland are keeping quiet about season two, but we can safely expect the original format to survive intact.

8. The Eddy, season one (to be confirmed, 2020)

Elliot Udo, played by Moonlight’s André Holland, is a celebrated New York pianist who left his native city for Paris – only to find himself part-owner of a failing jazz club and in a tumultuous relationship with his lead singer, Maja (Joanna Kulig). With the arrival of his 15-year-old daughter Julie (Amandla Stenberg), moreover, Udo is forced to confront his reasons for running away from the States in the first place. Given that the show is written by five-time Bafta winner Jack Thorne (This is England ‘88 and ‘90) and created by Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land), you can expect an intense, musical drama.

9. Selena: The Series (to be confirmed, 2020)

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was the Grammy award-winning Tejano musician who rose to fame in the 1990s only to be murdered in March 1995 by her fan-club manager, Yolanda Saldívar. Netflix sought the approval of Quintanilla-Pérez’s relatives before proceeding with the project, described by the streaming service as a “two-part limited series” that begins with six one-hour episodes. The first tranche of episodes, which star Christian Serratos as Selena (The Walking Dead), follows her rise to fame. Twenty-four years after the singer’s tragic death, the series promises to put the spotlight firmly back on the 1990s superstar.

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Netflix to Debut NEXT IN FASHION on January 29th, 2020!

By TV News Desk on December 9th, 2019

 

Next In Fashion is a high-stakes competition series debuting January 29, 2020 featuring some of THE WORLD’S BEST and quietly innovative designers who compete for a chance to become the next big name in fashion.

 

Hosted by fashion designer and TV personality Tan France (Queer Eye) and designer, model and global style icon Alexa Chung, Next in Fashion begins with eighteen designers who face challenges centering on a different trend or design style that has influenced the way the entire world dresses.

 

These talented contestants have worked for major brands and dressed A-list celebrities, and will now compete head-to-head to see who has the skill, originality and determination to win the grand prize: $250,000 and an opportunity to debut their collection with luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter.

 

Next in Fashion is created and produced by theoldschool and is Executive Produced by Robin Ashbrook and Yasmin Shackleton with co-Executive Producer Adam Cooper.

 

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“The Final Table” Is Nominated for Lifestyle Competition Award, Realscreen 2020!

By Realscreen Staff on November 25th, 2019

 

Drum roll please…

 

The first round of judging is complete, and Realscreen is excited to reveal the nominees for the upcoming 2020 edition of the Realscreen Awards.

 

The awards, which recognize the best in unscripted and non-fiction programming from around the world, will be presented during a ceremony held at the Sheraton New Orleans on Tuesday, January 28, as part of the 2020 Realscreen Summit.

 

For more information, visit awards.realscreen.com. Best of luck to the shortlisted nominees!

 

NOTE: CREDITS SUPPLIED BY ENTRANTS

 

COMPETITION – GAME OR QUIZ SHOW

LEGO® MASTERS Australia
Production Company: Endemol Shine Australia
Produced for: Nine Network Australia

Celebrity Family Feud
Production Company: Fremantle
Produced for: ABC

Deal or No Deal
Production Company: Truly Original, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America
Produced for: CNBC

Hollywood Game Night
Production Company: Universal Television with Hazy Mills and Mission Control Media
Produced for: NBC

 

COMPETITION – LIFESTYLE COMPETITION

Family Food Fight
Production Company: Yardie Girl Productions, Endemol Shine North America
Produced for: ABC

MasterChef
Production Company: One Potato Two Potato, Endemol Shine North America
Produced for: Fox

MasterChef Junior: Celebrity Family Showdown
Production Company: One Potato Two Potato, Endemol Shine North America
Produced for: Fox

The Final Table
Production Company: theoldschool
Produced for: Netflix

 

COMPETITION – REALITY COMPETITION

American Ninja Warrior
Production Company: A Smith Productions /Tokyo Broadcasting System
Produced for: NBC

Face Off: The Final Season
Production Company: Mission Control Media
Produced for: Syfy

RuPaul’s Drag Race
Production Company: World of Wonder
Produced for: VH1

Top Chef Canada
Production Company: Insight Productions Ltd.
Produced for: Corus Entertainment Inc.

 

COMPETITION – TALENT & STUDIO-BASED COMPETITION

All Together Now
Production Company: Remarkable Television
Produced for: BBC

Holey Moley
Production Company: Eureka Productions & Unanimous Media
Produced for: ABC

Songland
Production Company: Live Animals, Universal Television Alternative Studio, Dave Stewart Entertainment, 222 Productions
Produced for: NBC

The Masked Singer
Production Company: Endemol Shine North America
Produced for: Fox

 

DIGITAL CONTENT – WEB SERIES/PROGRAMS – NON-FICTION

Artist Spotlight Stories
Production Company: YouTube Music
Produced for: YouTube Music

Does it Fart?
Production Company: Yellow Bear Studios Inc.
Produced for: CBC Kids

Inspire the Night
Production Company: Yours Turly
Produced for: Red Bull Media House

The Away Game
Production Company: Artifact Nonfiction (Production), Zulubot (Post Production)
Produced for: Sportsnet

 

DIGITAL CONTENT – WEB SERIES/PROGRAMS – REALITY & LIFESTYLE

Behind The Drag
Production Company: Malka Media
Produced for: In The Know

Kevin Hart: What The Fit
Production Company: Lionsgate, in assoc. with YouTube Originals
Produced for: YouTube

My Unconventional Life
Production Company: ExitFour
Produced for: In The Know

Will Smith: The Jump
Production Company: Westbrook Studios in assoc. with Fly on the Wall Entertainment
Produced for: YouTube

 

LIFESTYLE – FOOD PROGRAM

Chef’s Table
Production Company: Supper Club and Boardwalk Pictures
Produced for: Netflix

F*ck That’s Delicious
Production Company: VICE Media
Produced for: Viceland

Salt Fat Acid Heat
Production Company: A Jigsaw Production
Produced for: Netflix

Street Food
Production Company: Boardwalk Pictures
Produced for: Netflix

 

LIFESTYLE – HOME PROGRAM (DESIGN, RENOVATION, ETC.)

My Lottery Dream Home
Production Company: 7Beyond
Produced for: HGTV

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Production Company: The Jackal Group
Produced for: Netflix

Vacation Rental Potential
Production Company: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
Produced for: A&E

Windy City Rehab
Production Company: Big Table Media
Produced for: HGTV

 

LIFESTYLE – TRAVEL & EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live
Production Company: Discovery Studios & Ping Pong Productions
Produced for: Discovery Channel

Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip
Production Company: Studio Ramsay
Produced for: ITV

Michael Palin in North Korea
Production Company: ITN
Produced for: Channel 5

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
Production Company: Revelations Entertainment
Produced for: National Geographic

 

NON-FICTION – ARCHIVE-BASED PROGRAM

30 for 30: Qualified
Production Company: Mount Royal Productions
Produced for: ESPN

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
Production Company: A Radical Media Production in association with Third Eye Motion Picture Company
Produced for: Netflix

Inside North Korea’s Dynasty
Production Company: 72 Films
Produced for: National Geographic

Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Production Company: Stephen David Entertainment in association with Appian Way Productions
Produced for: Sundance TV

 

NON-FICTION – ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAM

7 Days Out
Production Company: Sony Pictures Television and Boardwalk Pictures
Produced for: Netflix

AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror
Production Company: Asylum Entertainment, Marwar Junction Productions and AMC Studios
Produced for: AMC

Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski
Production Company: An Appian Way Production
Produced for: Netflix

The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story
Production Company: Pilgrim Studios
Produced for: YouTube

 

NON-FICTION – CRIME & INVESTIGATION PROGRAM

Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Production Company: Stephen David Entertainment in association with Appian Way Productions
Produced for: Sundance TV

Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole
Production Company: The Intellectual Property Corporation
Produced for: A&E

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
Production Company: The Cinemart
Produced for: Paramount Network

Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice
Production Company: 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Blumhouse Television
Produced for: Oxygen

 

NON-FICTION – ENVIRONMENTAL & NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAM

Dogs
Production Company: A Disarming Films Production in association with Zipper Brothers Films
Produced for: Netflix

Dynasties
Production Company: A BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, Tencent Penguin Pictures, CCTV9 and France Télévisions
Produced for: BBC America

The Lost Tapes
Production Company: 1895 Films
Produced for: Smithsonian

Tigerland
Production Company: RadicalMedia in association with Fictionless and Bloomfish Media
Produced for: Discovery Channel

 

NON-FICTION – HISTORY & BIOGRAPHICAL PROGRAM

9/11: Escape From The Towers
Production Company: Arrow Media
Produced for: History Channel

Divide & Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes
Production Company: A&E IndieFilms and Impact Partners presentation, A Jigsaw Production In association with Baird Films
Produced for: A&E

The Clinton Affair
Production Company: Jigsaw Productions and Instinct Productions
Produced for: A&E

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
Production Company: Tremolo Productions
Produced for: Netflix

 

NON-FICTION – SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Light Falls: Space, Time, and An Obsession of Einstein
Production Company: THIRTEEN Productions LLC and World Science Festival
Produced for: PBS

Savage Builds
Production Company: Whalerock Studios, LLC in association with Savage Industries for Discovery and Science Channel
Produced for: Science Channel

Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works
Production Company: First Row Films in association with A+E Originals
Produced for: History

Vitamania
Production Company: Genepool Productions
Produced for: SBS Australia, CuriosityStream.com, ARTE France

 

NON-FICTION – SOCIAL ISSUES & CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM

At The Heart of Gold: Inside The USA Gymnastics Scandal
Production Company: Sidewinder Films
Produced for: HBO

Clandestino
Production Company: 93Metros
Produced for: Discovery Channel DMAX

Period. End of Sentence.
Production Company: Presented By The Pad Project in Partnership with Action India, Girls Learn International, The Feminist Majority Foundation, Oakwood School and Sikhya Entertainment
Produced for: Netflix

Surviving R. Kelly
Production Company: Kreativ Inc.
Produced for: Lifetime

 

NON-FICTION – SPORTS DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM

30 for 30: Qualified
Production Company: Mount Royal Productions
Produced for: ESPN

30 for 30: Seau
Production Company: Highway 33 Media
Produced for: ESPN+

Last Chance U
Production Company: A Netflix production in association with Condé Nast Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment and One Potato Productions
Produced for: Netflix

Warriors of Liberty City
Production Company: Shed Media and SpringHill Entertainment in association with Starz Originals
Produced for: Starz

 

REALITY: CONSTRUCTED REALITY

Dating Around
Production Company: Eureka Productions
Produced for: Netflix

Ex on the Beach
Production Company: Entertainment One, Purveyors of Pop Productions, Whizz Kid Entertainment
Produced for: MTV

Magic for Humans
Production Company: Abso Lutely Productions
Produced for: Netflix

Mums Make Porn
Production Company: Firecracker Films
Produced for: Channel 4

 

REALITY – DOCUREALITY

Born This Way
Production Company: Bunim/Murray Productions, a Banijay Group
Produced for: A&E

Jailbirds
Production Company: 44 Blue Productions
Produced for: Netflix

Queer Eye
Production Company: Scout Productions Inc. and ITV Entertainment
Produced for: Netflix

Werq the World
Production Company: World of Wonder Productions
Produced for: WoW Presents Plus

 

REALITY – DOCUSOAP

I Am Jazz
Production Company: This is Just a Test
Produced for: TLC

Mexican Dynasties
Production Company: Campanario Entertaiment and Shed Media
Produced for: Bravo

Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles
Production Company: World of Wonder Productions
Produced for: Bravo TV

Wahlburgers
Production Company: 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment, Donnie D Productions
Produced for: A+E Networks

 

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(Photo: Realscreen Awards 2019, by Yvette Ponthier)

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