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Netflix Geeked Week 2022: the biggest news and trailers


For a second year in a row, Netflix is dedicating an entire week to nerdy new announcements. Geeked Week has returned for 2022, and each day has a different theme. It starts with TV shows on Monday, before moving through film, animation, Stranger Things, and gaming. Basically, there’s going to be a lot to keep track of.

To save you some trouble, we’ll be updating this article daily with the most important and interesting announcements to make things easier to parse — so keep checking back for the latest trailers and reveals.

Games

Promo image for Netflix’s La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) game

Promo image for Netflix’s La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) game
Image: La Casa de Papel

A La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) game is surprisingly advanced

Most of the games Netflix has right now are pretty basic, but this preview showed off what looks like an intriguing third-person experience, set in the world of Netflix’s worldwide hit Money Heist. It’s a single-player action game where players will “crack safes, pick locks and help rob a casino in Monaco.”

Desta: The Memories Between looks like one to keep an eye on

This turn-based strategy game comes from the makers of Monument Valley, and it was one of the best-looking titles Netflix showed off during its Games Day. Combining dodgeball-inspired gameplay (yes, like the game you used to play in gym class) with broken relationships and a tragic family event, it will take place in takes place in dreams and memories.

Shadow and Bone: Destinies
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Shadow and Bone: Destinies is a Grishaverse mobile RPG coming in 2023

Netflix didn’t have a trailer for this one, but the first game it announced during Geeked Week is connected to the fan-favorite series Shadow & Bone. It’s a narrative RPG for mobile platforms and will put players directly into the roles of familiar characters.

The Queen’s Gambit Chess takes us inside Beth Harmon’s world

For fans of The Queen’s Gambit, or just chess players generally, this game will let them take on an active role and actually play the game, either against AI opponents representing characters from the series, or other real people with its multiplayer setup. If you liked the show but don’t really know how to play, then you can start off with its built-in lessons.

Devolver Digital’s Poinpy is available to play now

Just one game Netflix showed off has anything you can play today, and this is it. Meet Poinpy, which is a climbing game from the developer of Downwell. In it, players will climb up while avoiding enemies and tossing food down to a blue beast that is chasing them.

And many more to come

Netflix may have started its gaming effort with some very basic mobile games, but it’s quickly expanding the range. The streamer revealed it plans to have 50 games available on its platform by the end of this year, and this trailer shows some of them.

Animation

The Dragon Prince returns for season 4

Fans of The Dragon Prince have been waiting a long time — season 3 wrapped up way back in 2019. But a new trailer reveals what’s described as “the next phase of the saga” for the fantasy story. It’s called “Mystery of Aaravos,” though there’s no word on when it will start streaming.

A first look at Entergalactic

Entergalactic is a gorgeous-looking animated series from Kid Cudi and Kenya Barris (creator of Black-ish). The first trailer not only shows off how much style it has, but also reveals a stacked voice cast. The series is expected to debut this fall.

Skull Island.
Image: Netflix

Here’s a single image of Skull Island

Last year Netflix confirmed that it was working on an anime spinoff of Kong: Skull Island (as well as Tomb Raider). And while there isn’t a trailer yet, the company did provide a single image of a gigantic footprint.

A Junji Ito animated series in the works

There’s not a lot of detail here, but Netflix announced a new animated series from iconic horror manga creator Junii Ito. You may recognize his distinctive style from terrifying books like Gyo and Uzumaki, It’s called Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, and it’s coming to Netflix in 2023. In the meantime, you can check out Ito chatting about his work in the video above.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners finally emerges

Netflix closed out its animation presentation with the much-anticipated first look at Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, an anime spinoff of CD Projekt Red’s game Cyberpunk 2077. Also important: we now know the series is expected to debut in September.

Dragon Age: Absolution revealed

Dragon Age fans just found out the name of the next game in the series, Dreadwolf, and now they have this six-episode anime to look forward to. Dragon Age: Absolution is set in the previously unseen Tevinter Imperium and has Mairghread Scott as showrunner, who has worked previously on Transformers and Guardians of the Galaxy animated shows.

Another Castlevania show is on the way

Ready for another ride with the Belmont clan? Castlevania: Nocturne is set during the French Revolution, and will follow Richter Belmont, who is a descendant of Sypha and Trevor from the original series. It draws inspiration from two games in the series specifically, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Castlevania: Symphony of Night.

A new look at Tekken: Bloodline

Producer Katsuhiro Harada gave fans some insight into what this show will include when it’s released later this year, which is events that they may have read about in a character’s backstory from the Tekken games, but haven’t seen yet. The new clips previewed show Jin Kazama as he lives with his mother Jun Kazama, while Harada says that if Jin were a real person, he’d apologize for making so many terrible things happen to him.

More Cuphead

When Netflix’s Cuphead adaptation premiered, we said that, unlike the game it’s based on, its frenzied energy could make it “feel as if it’s rushing itself along in fear of people losing interest.” Cuphead and his brother Mugman will get another attempt when new episodes premiere later this year, here’s a sneak peek.

And a peek at Sonic Prime

We didn’t get a full trailer or anything, but if you’d like to check in with Big the Cat and Froggy, then here you go. Sonic Prime is “coming soon” to Netflix, but the streamer didn’t have a lot of it to show off this week.

Movies

The Sea Beast’s new trailer has action, drama, and sea beasts

The Sea Beast represents a pretty big swing from Netflix, going head-to-head with Disney when it comes to blockbuster animated films. It’s directed by Chris Williams — who previously directed Big Hero 6 and served as a writer on Moana — and the latest trailer is filled with plenty of action and other seafaring hijinks. There’s even a cute blue creature. The Sea Beast is due to hit Netflix on July 8th.

A quick glimpse at Troll

Netflix announced a new live-action monster movie called Troll, and while the initial teaser is brief, it’s more than enough to get a sense of the film — and just how big this troll really is. Troll doesn’t currently have a premiere date.

A behind-the-scenes look at Day Shift

In Day Shift, Jamie Foxx plays a regular dude who cleans pools during the day, but has a secret life as a vampire hunter at night. Unfortunately, we don’t have a new trailer for the movie, but Netflix instead released some behind-the-scenes footage that at least shows off some cool car chases and gunfights. Day Shift is coming to Netflix on August 12th.

Blasted looks ridiculous — in a good way

The debut trailer for Blasted is short, but it manages to cram a lot into that time. It starts out at a wedding, moves to a paintball game, and before you know it there’s a full-on alien invasion. I have no idea what’s going on, but it looks like a lot of fun. I mean, it has the tagline “bros before UFOs.” It’s slated to hit Netflix on June 28th.

A short look at Jordan Peele’s Wendell and Wild

Netflix has steadily been building up its library of original stop motion projects, and one of the latest was co-created by none other than Jordan Peele. Wendell and Wild is described as “an animated tale about scheming demon brothers who enlist the aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliot, a tough teen with a load of guilt, to summon them to the Land of the Living.” The new clip shows a child running terrified through a hallway, before making a very creepy discovery. The movie is due to hit Netflix in October.

A closer look at Spiderhead

Spiderhead has already looked plenty strange and unsettling in its first trailers, and a new extended clip gives a closer look at how this sci-fi prison experiments on its inmates. If it looks intriguing, well good news: it coming out very soon, with a June 17th premiere date.

An extended action sequence from The Gray Man

The Gray Man is a big tentpole for Netflix’s celebrity-filled summer slate, and this new clip gives a good idea of how fun it will be to watch Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling square off against each other. The movie is reportedly the streaming service’s most expensive to date — and it hits Netflix on July 22nd.

The School for Good And Evil gets its very first teaser

On paper, The School for Good And Evil sounds incredible. Directed by Paul Feig, the fantasy film also has an all-star cast featuring the likes of Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, and Michelle Yeoh. And thankfully, it also looks great in the first teaser. The School For Good And Evil doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but it’s expected to debut this fall.

Television

Wednesday’s first trailer is here to get you through yet another Monday

Tim Burton is back doing Tim Burton things with this Addams Family spinoff. The teased doesn’t show much of the show, but it does give the first proper glimpse at Jenna Ortega in the title role. The series is listed as “coming soon.”

Mike Flanagan’s The Midnight Club is summoning something shady in its first teaser

Fans of Mike Flanagan’s brand of horror — which includes The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and, most recently, Midnight Mass — are in luck this Halloween. The showrunner’s next series, co-created with Leah Fong, looks to bring much of that same kind of terror when The Midnight Club hits Netflix on October 7th.

New One Piece teaser shows off how Netflix’s adaptation will bring Eiichiro Oda’s art to life

We still haven’t seen the show in action, but a new teaser for Netflix’s take on One Piece shows off some of the art and set design behind the upcoming live-action adaptation.

Netflix’s Resident Evil unleashes the demon dog in latest trailer

This isn’t the first time we’ve gotten a glimpse at Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil series. But the newest trailer does offer something very important: a look at some terrifying undead dogs.

Netflix’s The Sandman wakes and dreams of freedom in new trailer

Finally, we have a proper look at the live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved The Sandman. The new trailer is equal parts dark and dreamy, and also comes with a bit of news: the show will hit Netflix on August 5th.

A brief tease of Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

The first teaser for the horror anthology doesn’t really show much of what you can expect, but it does detail some of the key names behind the project. While del Toro himself is the showrunner and executive producer, he’s managed to recruit some notable writers and directors from movies like Mandy, The Empty Man, and Splice. The easer, meanwhile, reveals some new cast members: Eric André, Sofia Boutella, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Rupert Grint, Kate Micucci, and Charlyne Yi. The series doesn’t have a release date, but it’s expected to debut this year.

An update on Sweet Tooth’s second season

The heartwarming post-apocalyptic adventure Sweet Tooth is coming back for a second season. And while we don’t have a proper trailer just yet, Netflix released a behind-the-scenes video confirming that filming has wrapped up. Netflix says season 2 is “coming soon.”

The first teaser for season 3 of Locke and Key

Locke and Key took a darker turn for its second season, and based on the latest trailer, it appears that trend will continue in season 3. The generation-spanning story about magical keys looks like it will be deadlier than ever, and the new teaser also marks the return of a very important villain. Season 3 will mark the end of the series, and it debuts on August 10th.

A clip of Fate: The Winx Saga season 2

Ahead of its next season, Netflix has released a brief clip of Fate: The Winx Saga, focused on a new earth fairy character named Flora. Season 2 doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but Netflix says it’s “coming soon.”

A first look at season 2 of Warrior Nun

If you missed out on Warrior Nun when it debuted, this new trailer will show you A) why you need to catch up immediately and B) why you should be excited for season 2. There’s lots of dark magic and tense shootouts, plus, it appears that the titular warrior nun can now walk on water. Season 2 is expected to hit Netflix sometime this winter.

Filming has wrapped up on Shadow & Bone season 2

We don’t have a trailer for the second season of Shadow & Bone, but Netflix did confirm that production has wrapped, so we’ll likely hear more news — including a premiere date — very soon.

Manifest gets a trailer for season 4

Netflix picked up Manifestone of a surprisingly large number of shows about disappearing planes — for a fourth season, and debuted a trailer for the series at Geeked Week. The streamer also revealed just how big the season will be: season 4 will be divided into two parts, each 10 episodes long, though we don’t have a premiere date yet.

All of Us Are Dead renewed for season 2

The first season of All of Us Are Dead did something pretty remarkable: it was a zombie story that felt fresh and interesting. So it’s great news to learn that a second season is in the works, though there aren’t any details yet, nor a release timeframe.

The first teaser for 1899

1899 is a mix of mystery and horror, and the first teaser reveals just what a tense combination that can be. The period piece stars Emily Beecham, and comes from the creators of the German sci-fi thriller Dark. No word yet on when it will debut on Netflix.

A quick look at The Umbrella Academy season 3

We’re not too far out from season 3 of The Umbrella Academyit hits Netflix on June 22nd — but you can ease that wait with a brief clip of the show, starring a previously swanky hotel.





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