Netflix Geeked Week is coming! The five-day virtual event will take place from June 7-11. You can check the promo for yourself below, but the event will feature announcements. teasers, trailers and first looks for a variety of geeky projects. There will also be cast interviews, celebrity games, script table reads, live performances and more. Essentially, this is Netflix online version of a comic con for all their geeky properties.
Some of the projects expected to be featured in some capacity are as follows. The Sandman, The Umbrella Academy Season 3, The Witcher Season 2, Gunpowder Milkshake, Fear Street Trilogy, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Cowboy Bebop, and Cobra Kai Season 4. In what capacity each will feature is unknown at this time. Could be teasers, could be trailers, could be first looks, and so on and so forth?
As far as this promo itself goes, it’s a bit 90’s for my taste. I feel like I’m watching a trailer for a new cheap-ass show in 1992. However I guess it serves the purpose it’s intended for. That being to let us know to watch for a lot of news hitting next week for Netflix geek properties. Right now, I think Disney+, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime are ahead of Netflix in the geek genre. That being said, Netflix are doing their best to create interesting new IP’s whereas their rivals are using what they already have, or in Amazon’s case spending billions on old IP’s.
However, none of Netflix’s IP’s are a guaranteed success. After all, look at Jupiter’s Legacy being canned after one season. I have not seen that show, yet. However those who have tell me it was bang average. Right now I’d say Netflix’s hottest IP is Umbrella Academy. No only is the show really fun to watch, but it has built an absolutely rabid fan base in a short period of time.
Personally I am a huge fan of The Witcher Season 1, though I know many Witcher fans are looking for improvements within Season 2 of the show. As always with Netflix, it seems like most shows will get two seasons. However a third season is usually dependent on how well the first two were received. My worry for The Witcher is that it gets cancelled before getting to the really good stuff. Hope I have nothing to worry over though.
Netflix Geeked Week is upon us, so tell us what projects you are excited to hear more about from Netflix? Usual place below if you got the time.