Netflix announces premiere dates, seven original European series
From their multi-title slate event in Rome, Netflix has announced the debut of 10 new European projects, including seven original series, two documentaries, and one film.
“Our belief is that great storytelling transcends borders. When stories from different countries, languages and cultures find a worldwide platform where the only limitation is the creator’s imagination, then unique, yet universal, stories emerge that are embraced by a global audience,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix.
Among the new series’ announced by Netflix include:
Netflix’s first Dutch original series, created by production company Pupkin and launching in 2019. In the liberal city of Amsterdam, these Dutch students have it all: youth, wealth, sex, power…and the portal to a demonic world from the Dutch Golden Age they opened by accident. Learn more by clicking here!
Mortel (France). Netflix’s fifth original series from France tells the story of teenagers bound together by a supernatural force. The series will be created by Frédéric Garcia and produced by Mandarin Television.
The Wave (Germany). Netflix’s third original series from Germany is based on the hit movie THE WAVE and inspired by real events. Produced by Rat Pack in association with Sony Pictures Television Germany. Learn more by clicking here!
Luna Nera (Italy). An original genre series about women suspected of witchcraft in 17th century Italy, created by Francesca Manieri, Laura Paolucci and Tiziana Triana, and produced by Fandango.
La Casa de Papel Part 3 (Spain). After the global success of Part 1 and 2 of the Spanish heist sensation, the Professor will develop new heists that will be unveiled in 2019.
The English Game (UK). A six-part drama about the invention of football and how those involved in its creation reached across the class divide to establish the game as the world’s most popular sport. Produced by 42 and written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.
Turn Up Charlie (UK), a new Netflix original comedy series from the UK starring Idris Elba. The eight-part series is executive produced by Idris Elba and Gary Reich.
A docu-series based on one of the biggest cold cases in French history, the murder of Grégory Villemin in 1984. Elodie Polo Ackermann will serve as producer (Imagissime –Lagardère Studios) and Gilles Marchand as showrunner.
The Staircase, the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed. The brand new episodes of this true crime phenomenon will air alongside the original series. Produced by Matthieu Belghiti and produced and directed by Academy award-winner Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. (Watch the first look sizzle here)
Netflix’s first Italian original film Rimetti a Noi i Nostri Debiti (Forgive Us Our Debts) by Antonio Morabito with Claudio Santamaria, Marco Giallini and Jerzy Stuhr.
The streaming service also revealed new details on domestic projects including GLOW, whose second season will debut on Friday, June 29 (watch the announcement here); that showrunners will start production on the eight-episode second season of Dark in and around Berlin on June 25; and a first look at Maniac, the new film starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, and directed by Cary Fukunaga, about two strangers who find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry. You can check out those photos in the gallery below!
You can watch The Innocents teaser trailer below!
And Netflix also confirmed new casting for Stranger Things Season 3. Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride) and Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) are joining the cast in Season 3. Learn more by clicking here!