Netflix’s Geeked Week is here, and the first day of the virtual event has offered subscribers a new look at some of the streamer’s most hotly anticipated shows. Some of the features that received new trailers today include The Sandman, a new show based on Neil Gaiman’s beloved comic book series starring Thomas Sturridge as Dream, and Wednesday, a new series from Tim Burton that centers around the fan-favorite Addams Family character. Resident Evil, Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities horror anthology, and 1899, a new mystery-horror series from the creators behind the mind-bending German show Dark, have also received new teasers. Day two of Geeked Week has promised new looks at Chris Hemsworth’s Spiderhead and Ryan Gosling’s The Gray Man.
As in the original comic run, the new series tells the story of Dream (Tom Sturridge), also known as Morpheus, Oneiros, the titular Sandman, etc., who wakes from a captive slumber of 105 years and sets out to restore the kingdom of the Dreaming, which has fallen into chaos in his absence. The teaser gives us glimpses at Dreaming, as well as peeks at the occult ceremony that imprisoned Dream and a look at Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, a relative of the comics’ iconic John Constantine.
Did you just feel a sudden chill crawl up your spine? Don’t worry, that’s not a ghost haunting your halls — Tim Burton’s Wednesday Addams has simply arrived. In a spooky surprise during Geeked Week’s series showcase, budding scream queen Jenna Ortega makes her debut as Wednesday’s titular character in a video reveal. This is fans’ first taste of the upcoming YA supernatural mystery, which is directed by Burton and claims Smallville co-creators Al Gough and Miles Millar as showrunners.
All aboard… but only if you dare. From the creators of Dark comes 1899, a new mystery-horror series that’s about to set sail. At the end of the 19th century, passengers journey from London to New York, looking forward to a new life that awaits them in the New World. When their ship comes across another one adrift at sea, all their hopes and dreams turn into a horrifying nightmare. Starring Emily Beecham, the teaser for the series shows us that this ship is far from smooth-sailing.
Cabinet of Curiosities
That cast includes (deep breath) Eric André, Ben Barnes, Sofia Boutella, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Essie Davis, Crispin Glover, Rupert Grint, Andrew Lincoln, Kate Micucci, Tim Blake Nelson, Peter Weller, Charlyne Yi and more. The series’ eight stories are curated by Del Toro and based on a few horror stories of his own creation, as well as some of his favorites from other writers like H.P. Lovecraft. The episodes will be directed by some of horror’s most exciting voices, from David Prior (The Empty Man) to Jennifer Kent (The Babadook).
In the series, the T-virus is contained within an Umbrella Corporation miracle drug called Joy; unfortunately the miracle in miracle drug is a growing hunger for human flesh. The series is written and produced by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) and follows Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska), an apocalypse survivor trying to stay one step ahead of the hordes of T-Virus-infected creatures who follow her every move. This struggle is only compounded as Jade dwells on her past in New Raccoon City — and what happened to her family there. The series also stars Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph and Paola Nuñez.
Source: Netflix Tudum