Mindy Kaling autobiographical teen series coming to Netflix

Netflix is getting into the Mindy Kaling business. The streaming platform has ordered a 10-episode coming-of-age comedy based on her teenage life.

Written and executive produced by Kaling, the show will focus on the complicated life of a first-generation Indian-American girl. The leading role is still to be cast, but come through, diverse onscreen representation!

Netflix has ordered a coming-of-age series from @mindykaling about the complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Kaling’s own childhood. The 10-ep series is co-created by Kaling & @loulielang, who will also serve as co-showrunners

— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) March 20, 2019 Read more…

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Get a $30 Netflix gift card for $14.99 on ebay — and yes, it can be applied straight to your subscription

After a hefty price hike back in January 2019, Netflix is more expensive than ever. Twitter blamed the jacked subscriptions on Friends, after diehard fans of the show had a meltdown about rumors of Netflix ditching it — to which Netflix responded by paying $100,000,000 to keep the show for another year.

Whatever the reason, even these $1 or $2 increases each month start to add up. With new seasons of Queer Eye and Stranger Things lurking, you probably weren’t going to cancel anyway — but still.

However, we found the hack of all hacks: ebay is selling $30 Netflix e-gift cards for just $14.99, and they can be applied straight to your monthly paymentIt’s time to stock up. Read more…

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Everything coming to (and going from) Netflix in April 2019

With the premieres of both Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones: Season 8 just weeks away, April is shaping up to be one hectic month for entertainment. But of course, we’ve always got time for Netflix — so here’s what streaming! 

At the top of the month, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina returns with Part 2 of the teen witch’s saga. Based on the trailer, Sabrina — now a certified signer of the Book of the Beast — is getting more powerful and more vengeful than ever. 

If you’re looking for something a little lighter, hold out until mid-April when Netflix will complete its New Girl collection with the series’ 7th and final season. Question: Does this scene still make us cry? Answer: JFK! FDR! Read more…

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 trailer makes it clear: We’ve entered the teen years

Everyone grows up, even the Stranger Things kids.

The first proper trailer for Season 3 of Netflix’s hit series — which launches on July 4! — is here, and it’s drenched in neon tones, so much bad fashion, and raging hormones. Also, The Who’s “Teenage Wasteland,” in case you didn’t pick up on the “coming of age in the summertime sun (with goopy monsters)” vibe.

Yep, there are monsters. The supernatural stuff with Eleven and the Upside Down is clearly still central to everything. You’ll spot some new wrinkles, some new faces. But this is still definitively Stranger Things. Read more…

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Reed Hastings says Netflix won’t be part of Apple’s upcoming video streaming service

Netflix agrees to remove controversial footage from ‘Bird Box’

Nearly three months afters its streaming debut, Bird Box is getting an edit.

Following public backlash, Netflix has confirmed to Mashable that it will re-release Bird Box in the “next few weeks” — this time without the use of a controversial clip. 

The new version of Bird Box will remove stock footage used in one of the film’s establishing apocalypse sequences, the contents of which depict the very real aftermath of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. The tragedy killed 47 people and destroyed much of the town. 

“Netflix and the filmmakers of Bird Box have decided to replace the clip,” a Netflix spokesperson told Mashable. “We’re sorry for any pain caused to the Lac-Mégantic community.” Read more…

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Netflix cancels ‘One Day at a Time’ amidst vocal #RenewODAAT campaign

Netflix has made the no good, very bad decision to cancel One Day at a Time. 

In a relatively long Twitter thread, the streaming giant announced the “tough choice” to stop making more of this inclusive, empathetic, hilarious comedy centering on the Alvarezes, a Cuban-American immigrant family led by Rita Moreno and Justina Machado. 

We’ve made the very difficult decision not to renew One Day At A Time for a fourth season. The choice did not come easily — we spent several weeks trying to find a way to make another season work but in the end simply not enough people watched to justify another season.

— Netflix US (@netflix) March 14, 2019 Read more…

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