By Dave B.
"Premieres" will feature official trailers and synopses from what I feel looks like the most interesting (or the only, in some cases) original programming coming out in the subsequent week on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and elsewhere. In no way to these previews represent recommendations or reviews. My intent is to post this segment each Thursday or Friday, but we'll see. Enjoy!
Dear White People: Season Three - Netflix, August 2
"Change is in the air. Dear White People returns with new characters, new relationships, and new secrets."
Into The Dark: School Spirit - Hulu, August 2
"A group of social outcasts who are stuck in weekend detention are confronted by the school’s legendary hauntings."
This is Football - Amazon Prime, August 2
"This Is Football unpacks the unique phenomenon that grips and unifies billions of people from every corner of the globe. Across the episodes universal themes of the human experience are explored: Redemption - football's uplifting role in rebuilding the soul of Rwanda after the genocide; Belief - the inspirational rise of women’s football and two teams who gave everything to make it happen; Chance - the agony and the ecstasy of the fates that humble champions and keep every fan believing in the impossible; Love - four stories from every corner of the earth where the love of the game transcends adversity; Pride - how Iceland's football Vikings take on the world and give every underdog hope; and Wonder - unlocking the secrets of Lionel Messi's genius and the global delight of watching him play. Each story unfolds dramatically through the experience of men and women of different races, cultures and creeds, all of them remarkable, all of them united in their passion for football and chosen from every continent on Earth."
Luce - In Theaters, August 2
"An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a poster boy for the new American Dream. As are his parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth), who adopted him from a war-torn country a decade earlier. When Luce’s teacher (Octavia Spencer) makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce's stellar reputation is called into question. But is he really at fault, or is Ms. Wilson preying on dangerous stereotypes?"
Wu Assassins - Netflix, August 8
"Wu Assassins follows Kai Jin, a young Chinatown chef in present day San Francisco, as he becomes entangled with the Chinese Triad’s pursuit of deadly ancient powers known as the 'Wu Xing.' After an encounter with a mystical spirit, Kai reluctantly becomes the Wu Assassin, using his enhanced martial arts skills to recover supernatural powers from five modern day criminals threatening to use them to destroy the world."
I have no clue what I'm doing, but I'll keep doing whatever it is to the best of my ability.