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‘Glitch’: New Netflix K-drama trailer teases comedic duos and alien abductions

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  • Netflix released a new trailer for the upcoming K-drama “Glitch” on Thursday.
  • “Glitch” follows a girl named Hong Ji-hyo, played by Jeon Yeo-been (“After My Death,” “Vincenzo”), who enlists the help of a UFO enthusiast to help find her missing boyfriend, uncovering a mysterious conspiracy in the process.
  • Jeon is joined by former After School member Nana (“The Good Wife,” “Swindlers”), who plays Heo Bo-ra.
  • “Glitch” will be released exclusively on Netflix on Oct. 7.

The creators of Netflix’s “Extracurricular” get extraterrestrial in their newest trailer for the upcoming K-drama “Glitch.”

As seen in the trailer released on Thursday, “Glitch” follows a girl named Hong Ji-hyo, played by Jeon Yeo-been (“After My Death,” “Vincenzo”), who enlists the help of a UFO enthusiast to help find her missing boyfriend, uncovering a mysterious conspiracy in the process.

Netflix drops Season 3 trailer of ‘Bling Empire’

  • Netflix has dropped the official trailer for Season 3 of “Bling Empire.”
  • The trailer shows an appearance from Chrishell Stause of Netflix’s “Selling Sunset” and a newcomer, Devon Diep, who is connected to Kim.
  • The newest season of "Bling Empire" will premiere on Oct. 5.

Back for a three-peat, Netflix released the first trailer for the third season of “Bling Empire” on Wednesday. 

The trailer opens with cast members Mimi Morris and Kelly Mi Li dressing up in Mimi’s glamorous and giant closet. 

Netflix’s ‘Narco Saints’ sparks controversy for casting Taiwanese actor as gang leader, portraying Suriname as ‘narco state’

  • Chinese social media users accused South Korean Netflix series “Narco Saints” of insulting Chinese people after casting Taiwanese actor Chang Chen as a gang leader.
  • South Korean social media users participated in online discussions by pointing out the rising cases of piracy in China as the country has no access to Netflix.
  • Suriname, which is where the series takes place, expressed plans to take legal action against “Narco Saints” producers for portraying the South American country as a “narco state.”
  • “Suriname no longer has the image that emerges in the series or no longer participates in these kinds of practices," Foreign Minister Albert Ramdin said in a statement on Sept. 12. “Whether the practices presented... are true or false, it's creating a negative perception. The whole world sees these things, so this is not good.”

Netflix’s hit South Korean crime thriller “Narco Saints” has sparked online controversy for casting a Taiwanese actor as a gang leader and for portraying South American country Suriname as a “narco state.”

Chinese social media users claimed it is insulting that “Narco Saints” cast Taiwanese actor Chang Chen as a gang leader who is not afraid to chop off traitors’ feet and hands.

BIBI steps down from K-drama debut in Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’

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  • South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI has stepped down from her K-drama debut in Season 2 of the Netflix series “Sweet Home” due to a scheduling conflict.
  • A representative for Netflix commented that another actor has taken on the unknown role in lieu of BIBI.
  • BIBI will drop a prerelease single titled “Animal Farm” next week for her birthday and her debut studio album “Noir: The Lowlife Princess” in October.

South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI has stepped down from her planned K-drama debut in Season 2 of Netflix’s “Sweet Home.”

BIBI’s role in the webtoon-based adaptation was confirmed earlier this month. However, a scheduling conflict has forced her to back out of production. 

‘Squid Game’ creator introducing new game mechanisms for Season 2

  • The creator of “Squid Game” will reportedly be introducing new game mechanisms for Season 2 of the series.
  • The new mechanism for the games is called “Cheol-su,” and is described to be the “boyfriend” of the giant doll seen in the first season’s “Red Light, Green Light” game.
  • The creator reportedly put in “a lot of effort” and “struggled” to select the final games.
  • Filming for the new season will begin in 2023, and a purported release window for the anticipated second season is set for 2024.

In anticipation of “Squid Game” Season 2, the creator has reportedly created a new game mechanism called “Cheol-su.”

Confirming details revealed in June, South Korean news outlet Moonhwa Ilbo reported on Wednesday that Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of “Squid Game,” is implementing a new game mechanism called “Cheol-su.” The new mechanism has been described as the “boyfriend” of Young-hee, the giant doll seen in the “Red Light, Green Light” game in the series’ first season.

MAMAMOO, Rain, AKMU and more star in new trailer for Netflix music reality show ‘Take 1’

TAKE 1
  • A new teaser trailer for the Netflix music reality show “Take 1,” featuring K-pop artists MAMAMOO, Rain, AKMU, Lena Park and more, dropped on Thursday.
  • The show centers around giving South Korean singers the chance to perform one song of their choosing in a dream-fulfilling, glorious one-shot concert performance.
  • Viewers will witness the step-by-steps of the concerts coming together, which includes the artists choosing the setting and stage, as well as inviting whomever they want to the performance.
  • It will premiere on October 14.

The first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Korean music reality show “Take 1” released on Thursday. 

“Take 1” is the first music reality show produced by Netflix. It highlights several notable South Korean singers as they go about trying to put on a grandiose performance. 

‘School for Good and Evil’: Netflix drops trailer for film adaptation featuring Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron

  • Netflix recently released the trailer for its upcoming film, “The School for Good and Evil,” which is based on the bestselling book series of the same name.
  • The film follows a pair of friends who begin their journeys to become fairytale icons at a magical institution called the School for Good and Evil.
  • With elaborate setpieces and elegant costumes, the trailer teases viewers with a glimpse into the film’s expansive fantasy world.
  • Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron star as the deans for the schools of good and evil, respectively.
  • Laurence Fishburne portrays the The School Master and Michelle Yeoh plays Professor Anemone, the school’s beautification professor.
  • “The School for Good and Evil” is slated to release on Netflix on Oct. 21.

Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming film “The School for Good and Evil,” which is based on the bestselling book series of the same name, on Tuesday. 

The film follows the brooding Agatha (Sofia Wylie) and upbeat Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso), a pair of friends who begin their journeys to become fairytale icons at a magical institution called the School for Good and Evil. When Agatha is assigned to become a hero and Sophie is assigned to become a villain, chaos ensues as the lines between good and evil begin to blur.

Netflix announces upcoming series ‘House of Ninjas’ about the last living ninjas in modern Japan

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  • Netflix has greenlit the upcoming Japanese drama series “House of Ninjas,” based on a story written by actor Kento Kaku, director Yoshiaki Murao and writer/actor Takafumi Imai.
  • Filmmaker Dave Boyle, who will direct the series, co-wrote the screenplay with Yamaura Masahiro, Oura Kota and Kimura Kanna.
  • “Set in modern Japan, this series tells the story of the Tawara family, the last ninja family that had abandoned its roots after a certain incident in the past, who must take on the greatest crisis in Japanese history that threatens to shake the nation to its core,” read the show’s synopsis from Netflix.
  • Kaku, who will also serve as the show’s co-executive producer, will star in the show alongside Yosuke Eguchi, Tae Kimura, Kengo Kora, Aju Makita and Nobuko Miyamoto.
  • “House of Ninjas” will be released on Netflix sometime in 2024.

Netflix has announced an upcoming Japanese drama series about the last remaining ninja family.

The show, titled “House of Ninjas,” is based on a story written by actor Kento Kaku, director Yoshiaki Murao and writer/actor Takafumi Imai, with a screenplay by Yamaura Masahiro, Oura Kota, Kimura Kanna and filmmaker Dave Boyle. 

City of Los Angeles designates September 17 as ‘Squid Game Day’

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  • The Los Angeles City Council has designated Sep. 17 as Squid Game Day to commemorate the Netflix show’s impact on American pop culture.
  • Korean American congressman John Lee announced the news on Wednesday.
  • “Squid Game” was released worldwide on Netflix on Sept. 17, 2021.
  • The Korean series was massively popular and quickly became Netflix’s top series of all time.

To commemorate Netflix’s most popular Korean drama series, the city of Los Angeles has designated Sep. 17 as “Squid Game Day.”

Korean American congressman John Lee announced on Wednesday that the city council passed the resolution to commemorate the show’s influence on increasing representation of Asian communities in the United States’ entertainment industry.

Netflix releases official trailer for South Korean ‘Little Women’ series coming this weekend

  • Netflix released the official trailer for their South Korean adaptation of “Little Women,” which is set to premiere on Sept. 3.
  • Director Kim Hee-won spoke about the upcoming series in a virtual press conference on Monday, saying, “It took a long time to find these members, but they are the cast of ‘Little Women.’ I was simply honored to work with them.”
  • Netflix hinted at the way the modern-day adaptation deviates from its classic novel source material in a teaser trailer released earlier this month, which introduces three sisters instead of the novel’s four.
  • The Oh trio seize the opportunity to escape their life of poverty and end up finding themselves facing off against one of South Korea’s wealthiest families.

An official trailer for Netflix’s South Korean adaptation of “Little Women,” set to premiere this weekend, takes a new spin on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. 

Netflix has already hinted at how the modern-day adaptation deviates from its source material in a teaser trailer released earlier this month, which introduces three sisters instead of the novel’s four. 

Netflix releases trailer for docuseries ‘Thai Cave Rescue,’ a dramatized retelling of the 2018 incident

Thai Cave Rescue
  • Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming docuseries “Thai Cave Rescue,” based on the real-life incident from 2018.
  • What was supposed to be a routine day of exploration turned into disaster for the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach when heavy rainfall and flooding trapped them all inside the underground Tham Luang Nang Non cave.
  • The rescue mission that ensued was an international effort, captivating the world until the last member was freed over two weeks later.
  • All six episodes of Netflix’s limited series were filmed entirely in Thailand, including on-location filming at the site of the incident.
  • The show’s logline promises to deliver "a deeper dive into this incredible rescue mission.”
  • “Thai Cave Rescue,” premieres on Netflix on Sept. 22.

Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming docuseries “Thai Cave Rescue,” chronicling the harrowing incident that made international headlines in 2018 when 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach were trapped in the underground Tham Luang Nang Non cave.

What was supposed to be a routine day of exploration turned into disaster for the Wild Boars soccer team when heavy rainfall and flooding trapped them all inside the cave in June 2018. The rescue mission that ensued was an international effort, captivating the world until the last member was freed over two weeks later. 

Mo Amer on how his new Netflix series ‘Mo’ tells the story of love, laughter and Palestinian American resilience

Mo
  • Netflix’s new heartfelt comedy series “Mo” provides an intimate look into one’s identity through the life of its protagonist, Mo Najjar, who is played by Palestinian American comedian and creative Mo Amer.
  • While Najjar and his family struggle with obtaining proper legal documentation in the U.S., their lives in Houston are full of love, laughter and Palestinian American resilience.
  • While humor remains an important aspect of its storytelling, the series tackles various political themes, including identity, legal documentation, labor protection, borders and trauma.
  • “It’s still going on today,” says Amer. “Who’s in charge of Iraq, who’s doing what, uncertainty in Syria, in Palestine and Lebanon. This is still going on. These political decisions have consequences, and it falls, unfortunately, on the people.”
  • NextShark spoke with Amer to gain insight into his creative decisions and personal experiences regarding the show, which is largely based on his own life.
  • “Mo” is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Warning: This article contains minor spoilers.

Netflix’s new heartfelt comedy series “Mo” provides an intimate look into one’s identity through the life of its protagonist, Mo Najjar. Mo’s life is a blend of two cultures and is marked by a turbulent childhood due to state violence and war. While he and his family struggle with obtaining proper legal documentation in the U.S., their lives in Houston are full of love, laughter and Palestinian American resilience.