Netflix’s annual livestream, Tudum, was filled with exciting announcements. From the unveiling of new seasons to sneak peeks at upcoming series and films, there was something for everyone.
While there were no new announcements for the recently concluded Never Have I Ever, the main cast, including Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Darren Barnet, and Jaren Lewison showed up at the event to a lot of fanfare. In a sizzle reel, Netflix proudly showcased its substantial investments in Korean productions, unveiling glimpses of new seasons of D.P. and Sweet Home.
There are reams of your favourite shows confirmed to return for new series or updates, including titles from Chris Hemsworth, Penn Badgley and much, much more.
Let’s delve into the highlights of Tudum 2023 and explore the offerings that Netflix has in store for its viewers.
Kicking off the event, Netflix announced that Extraction 3 is happening. Chris Hemsworth and director Sam Hargrave revealed that a third instalment of the high-octane franchise is on its way. The sequel was released on the streaming site last Friday, on June 16th. Hemsworth will return for another action-packed adventure.
One of Netflix’s most successful series to date, Squid Game, gave fans a glimpse of what’s to come in its highly anticipated second season. While a full trailer and release date are yet to be unveiled, it was revealed that the original cast, including Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-Hun, Wi Ha-jun, and Gong Yoo, will be returning alongside new additions.
Squid Game: The Challenge Teaser
Netflix also teased a spin-off series titled Squid Game: The Challenge, which many fans have called out to be a tone-deaf take on the show’s central message. This reality show will feature 456 contestants competing in schoolyard games over ten episodes for the chance to win a staggering $4.56 million.
The makers of the hit psychological thriller series You offered a teaser for its fifth and final season. Penn Badgley, who portrays Joe, gave viewers a glimpse of what’s to come. With loose ends from Joe’s past still unresolved, fans can expect a riveting and dramatic conclusion to this addictive series.
Netflix announced the release date for the seventh season of Elite, a Spanish teen drama that has captured the attention of viewers worldwide. Fans can mark their calendars for October 20th, 2023, as the date when the new season drops. The teaser, featuring Omar Ayuso and Brazilian pop star Anitta, hinted at the steamy and dramatic storylines awaiting viewers in this upcoming instalment.
While no new footage was revealed, fans of the period drama series Bridgerton were treated to a first look at the upcoming third season. The images focused on the blossoming romance between Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin (Luke Newton). With the revelation of Penelope’s secret identity as Lady Whistledown, viewers can expect compelling and potentially messy storylines in this new season.
Emily in Paris
The popular series Emily in Paris is set to return for a fourth season, this time taking the titular character on a Roman holiday. Lily Collins, who stars as Emily, teased fans with questions about the fate of the show’s characters and their exciting new adventures.
Netflix unveiled a first look at Lift, an upcoming action-comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray, known for his work on Straight Outta Compton. The movie follows an international heist crew tasked with preventing a terrorist attack while onboard a plane mid-flight. With Kevin Hart and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the lead roles, Lift is set to provide comedic relief to viewers.
Netflix released a teaser for the upcoming spin-off series Berlin, set in the universe of the immensely popular Money Heist. The sleek trailer features Pedro Alonso reprising his role as the enigmatic titular character, taking viewers on one of his most extraordinary heists.
Love Is Blind
Netflix unveiled a first-look teaser at the upcoming fifth season of Love Is Blind, a dating series that has become quite the sensation among reality TV fans.
The popular LGBTQ+ series Heartstopper premiered a trailer for its second season during the Tudum event. The opening scene and episode titles were revealed, including ‘Out’, ‘Family’, ‘Promise’, ‘Challenge’, ‘Heat’, ‘Truth/Dare’, ‘Sorry’, and ‘Perfect’, were showcased. Heartstopper is set to debut on August 3rd, 2023.
All The Light We Cannot See
Netflix presented a new featurette for All the Light We Cannot See, a limited series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr. Set against the backdrop of World War II, the series follows two teens who share a secret connection that becomes a beacon of hope during the darkest of times.
Fans of the mystery thriller Lupin were treated to a sneak peek of the upcoming part three. The clip showcased Assane Diop, played by Omar Sy, as he executes another daring heist.
3 Body Problem
Netflix dropped an action-packed teaser for 3 Body Problem, an upcoming sci-fi series from the creators of Game of Thrones and the showrunner of The Terror: Infamy. The teaser showcased the visual spectacle and intense storytelling that fans can expect from this highly anticipated series. 3 Body Problem is set to premiere in January 2024.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
The event gave fans a glimpse into its live-action adaptation of the beloved animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Revealing the first character images and captivating title reveal footage, the series promises to honour the original source material. While a release date is still awaited, fans can look forward to experiencing the magic of Avatar: The Last Airbender in 2024.
Netflix unveiled the first footage of its live-action adaptation of the beloved anime and manga series One Piece. The teaser showcased the Straw Hats in action and announced the release date of August 31st, 2023.
Arnold Schwarzenegger himself announced that FUBAR will be returning for a second season.
Netflix provided a quick glimpse of its upcoming musical drama, The Archies, set in 1960s India. The series features an ensemble cast, including Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Yuvraj Menda, Agastya Nanda, and Vedang Raina, as they portray characters from the beloved Archie Comics.
The highly anticipated third season of The Witcher was previewed with a thrilling clip. Featuring Ciri, played by Freya Allan, taking on a group of enemies with impressive combat skills, the clip sets the stage for epic battles and further exploration of the fantastical world of Geralt of Rivia in Henry Cavill’s final season.
Outer Banks offered a sneak peek of its upcoming fourth season, introducing audiences to another thrilling adventure filled with treasure hunts and suspense. As the beloved characters continue their quest for answers, fans can expect more high-stakes action and unexpected twists.
The cast of the hit series Wednesday gathered to discuss fan theories surrounding the show. While awaiting the second season, Jenna Ortega, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, and Hunter Doohan engaged in lively conversations, teasing what may lie ahead for their characters.
Filmmaker Zack Snyder released a behind-the-scenes look at his upcoming film, Rebel Moon. Divided into two parts, the first part is set to release on December 22nd, 2023.
The cast of Cobra Kai came together in a video, delighting fans with their reunion. Despite the ongoing writers’ strike delaying the production of season six, the video was a treat for patient fans.
In a surprising announcement, it was revealed that Linda Hamilton, known for her iconic role in the Terminator franchise, will be joining the cast of the fifth and final season of Stranger Things. While filming has yet to begin due to the writers’ strike, Hamilton’s addition adds another exciting element to the highly anticipated conclusion of the sci-fi series.
Heart of Stone
The Tudum event concluded with a trailer for Heart of Stone, an action-packed thriller starring Gal Gadot. The trailer showcased Gadot’s formidable skills as an international spy.