TUDUM! Netflix wows fans with first-ever virtual fan event

There was something for every fan at Netflix’s biggest virtual fan event

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TUDUM! Netflix went all out to bring the biggest virtual fan event to the world. Fans were at the edge of their seats with all the exciting announcements at the TUDUM global fan event, from returning shows to previews of new titles coming up.

A Netflix fan? You probably saw it first hand and already know what’s coming to your screens very soon with a smorgasbord of Netflix titles from all around the world. With so many exciting shows coming in, it’s the perfect reason to start checking out what to watch during your next Netflix marathon. But maybe you can use this chance to explore new genres, too?

Missed it? No problem, let this TUDUM guide lead the way. You may just find that show you’ve been waiting for or find a whole new movie to watch over and over again!

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Anime

For the hardcore anime fans, N-ko, Netflix’s official anime VTuber, showcased the awesome upcoming lineup on Netflix.

Bright: Samurai Soul

In the time between the fall of the Shogunate and the rise of the Meiji era, a powerful bright light emitted from a wand brings an end to the long Shogunate period to avoid further bloodshed as Japan begins to shift toward a new era. Amid these circumstances, a one-eyed wandering ronin named Izou, who has lost his reason to live, and Raiden, an orc who detests murder and hopes to leave a life of thievery behind, separately meet a young elf girl named Sonya around the same time. Together, they go on a journey along the Tokaido road to bring her and the wand she holds safely to the land of the elves in the north. Standing in their path is the mysterious organization Inferni, which aims to obtain the wand and revive the Dark Lord, who intends to rule all of creation. Inferni also uses the new Meiji government in its attempt to steal the wand from Izou, Raiden and Sonya. Traveling along the Tokaido road from Kyoto to Yokohama, Izou and Raiden begin their journey to protect the wand.

Directed by: Kyohei Ishiguro
Written by: Michiko Yokote
Character Designer: Atsushi Yamagata
Animation Production: ARECT
Global Premiere Date: October 12, 2021

Super Crooks

In this anime adaptation, small-time crook Johnny Bolt recruits the ultimate crew for one last heist — for real! From comic book legend Mark Millar, this super-powered heist story about eight super-villains is jam-packed with action and told in 13x 30-minute episodes lushly produced by Bones.

Original Graphic Novel created by: Mark Millar & Leinil Yu
Director: Motonobu Hori
Writer (Story Editor): Dai Sato
Composer: Towa Tei
Character Design Supervisor: Leinil Yu
Character Design: Takashi Mitani
Animation Production: bones (or BONES)
Global Premiere Date: November 25, 2021

Aggretsuko: Season 4

Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work. After becoming an underground idol to pay off her debts, Retsuko decides to quit OTMGirls and enjoy living a happy, normal life… but just as the company she works for is facing big changes, her relationship with Haida finally begins to move.

Original story by: Sanrio
Directed by: Rarecho
Animation Production: Fanworks 
Global Premiere Date: December 2021

Drifting Home

Kosuke and Natsume have been friends since childhood, but as time goes on the relationship between the two sixth graders seems strained as they keep avoiding one another. One day during their summer vacation, they go to a housing complex that is scheduled to be demolished. Having grown up there, the place holds a lot of memories, but while playing, they suddenly get caught up in a mysterious phenomenon and when they regain consciousness, they see an entire ocean before them as the housing complex has drifted into a mysterious sea and Kosuke and Natsume with it. Will they be able to return to their previous world? A summer farewell journey begins…

Director: Hiroyasu Ishida
Screenplay: Hayashi Mori, Hiroyasu Ishida & Minaka Sakamoto
Character Designer: Akihiro Nagae
Assistant Character Designer: Fumi Kato
Composer: Umitaro Abe
Producer: Koji Yamamoto
Production: Studio Colorido
Planning: Twin Engine
Global Premiere Date: Coming in 2022

ULTRAMAN Season 2

Several years have passed since the events of Ultraman, with the legendary “Giant of Light” (光の巨人 Hikari no Kyojin) now a memory, as it is believed he returned home after fighting the many giant aliens that invaded the Earth. Shin Hayata’s son Shinjiro seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with his father’s revelation that he was Ultraman, that leads Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman.

Based on a comic by: Tsuburaya Production, Eiichi Shimizu & Tomohiro Shimoguchi

Directors: Kenji Kamiyama & Shinji Aramaki
Music: Nobuko Toda & Kazuma Jinnouchi
Production: Production I.G. & SOLA DIGITAL ARTS
Global Premiere Date: Coming 2022

Korea

Viewers from all over the world have a lot of fresh, new Korean content to look forward to including series, films, variety programs, and a dating reality show. View the amazing lineup below!

Series

My Name

My Name is a Netflix series that tells the tale of Jiwoo who joins a crime ring to find her father’s killer. She ends up taking on a new name and identity in order to join the police undercover, which leads her to discover the cruel truth. Director Kim Jin-min who was praised for his excellent directing of Extracurricular, takes on the noir genre through his next series My Name. With realistic and gritty scenes, My Name is a new type of action noir that brings the characters’ emotions to life and depicts raw action. Furthermore, a great ensemble cast is found in Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon, Ahn Bo-hyun, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-ju, and Jang Yull.

Starring: Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon, Ahn Bo-hyun, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-ju, Jang Yull et al.
Directed by: Kim Jin-min 
Global Premiere Date: October 15, 2021

Hellbound

Hellbound features supernatural beings suddenly appearing and condemning people to hell. In the midst of the chaos, a religious group called The New Truth gains prominence and influence while others seek the truth behind the supernatural events. Described as “your next must-binge Netflix series from Korea” following its screening at the 46th Toronto International Film Festival, Hellbound is receiving worldwide attention and has also been invited to the 26th Busan International Film Festival as well as the 65th BFI London Film Festival. The unique and thought-provoking series about condemnations to hell taking place in the middle of Seoul, is based on a webtoon of the same name. Director Yeon Sang-ho and writer Choi Gyu-seok created the webtoon and reunited to work together on the series as well. There’s also an all-star cast starring Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, Park Jeong-min, Won Jin-a, Yang Ik-june, Kim Do-yoon, Kim Shin-rock, Ryu Kyung-soo, and Lee Re.

Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho
Starring: Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, Park Jeong-min, Won Jin-a, Yang Ik-june, Kim Do-yoon, Kim Shin-rock, Ryu Kyung-soo, Lee Re et al.
Global Premiere Date: November 202

The Silent Sea

Set in 2075 when Earth is undergoing desertification, The Silent Sea is the story of the members of a special team sent to secure a mysterious sample from an abandoned research facility on the moon. The series is adapted from Director Choi Hang-yong’s short film The Sea of Tranquility which received much attention at the 2014 Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival.  Director Choi Hang-yong leads the series with the script being written by Park Eun-kyo of Mother which won Best Screenplay at the 29th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards. Actor Jung Woo-sung is the executive producer and the main leads are Bae Doona and Gong Yoo. A suspenseful story about survival on the moon is in store.

Starring: Bae Doona, Gong Yoo et al.
Directed by: Choi Hang-yong
Global Premiere Date: December 2021

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice deals with a judge who especially dislikes juvenile delinquents, but later realizes the troubles that children face in society and how society is limiting them to not become better. Director Hong Jong-chan who directed Live Up to Your Name, Dear My Friends, and Life, sends a message about juvenile delinquency and social neglect through this new series. Talented actors Kim Hye-soo, Kim Moo-yul, Lee Sung-min, and Lee Jung-eun will act as associate and head judges at youth court, portraying the everyday lives and concerns of judges. Kim Hye-soo portrays elite judge Sim Eun-seok who is astute and cool-headed. Kim Moo-yul portrays judge Cha Tae-ju who is warm-hearted toward the youth offenders. Lee Sung-min portrays head judge Kang Won-jung who is ambitious and experiences conflict between reality and idealism. Lee Jung-eun portrays another head judge named Na Geun-hui. Juvenile Justice is produced by Gill Pictures (Stove League), and co-produced by GTist (Hotel Del Luna). 

Starring: Kim Hye-soo, Kim Moo-yul, Lee Sung-min, Lee Jung-eun et al.
Directed by: Hong Jong-chan
Global Premiere Date: January 2022

All Of Us Are Dead

All of Us Are Dead is about a group of high school students who are faced with an extreme crisis when they become trapped in their school, while a zombie virus spreads like a wildfire. It’s based on the chart-topping Korean webtoon called Now at Our School (literal translation of its Korean title). Director Lee JQ of dramas Beethoven Virus, Damo: The Legendary Police Woman, and the film Intimate Strangers, directs the series with screenwriter Cheon Sung-il of L.U.C.A.: The Beginning writing the script. Rising actors Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hoo, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, and Yoo In-soo make up the promising cast.

Starring: Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hoo, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, Yoo In-soo et al.
Directed by: Lee JQ, Kim Nam-su
Global Premiere Date: January 2022

Films

Moral Sense

Moral Sense is a film about a woman named Jung Ji-woo who leads a racy romance by engaging in a “special” relationship with her co-worker Jung Ji-hoo after she accidentally learns about his secret peculiarities. Director Park Hyun-jin of Lovers of Six Years and Like for Likes, brings a new type of fun romance through Moral Sense, writing the screenplay and directing the film herself. Seohyun, who has proven her acting range through Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Time, and Private Lives, will transform into Jung Ji-woo, a character who is cold and blunt on the outside but has a warm heart and charm unlike anyone else. Performing outstandingly across an array of genres in D.P., the musical Swag Age: Shout, Chosun!, and Please Don’t Date Him, rising star Lee Jun-young will play the role of Jung Ji-hoo, a man with unusual tastes.  Lee Jun-young will add vibrancy and excitement in the role as his character’s charm and figure, adored by his female co-workers, hide his secret and unique taste. The pair will show how their differences result in a special romance through their exciting chemistry.

Starring: Seohyun, Lee Jun-young
Directed by: Park Hyun-jin
Global Premiere Date: February 2022

Unscripted Reality

Paik’s Spirit

In Paik’s Spirit, Paik Jong-won will sit down with Korea’s top celebrities and professionals for dining and drinking, and exchange intriguing and heartwarming stories of drinking and life. Paik is well known for his gift of gab and charming manner that has delighted Korean audiences for years. As Korea’s top restaurateur and F&B entrepreneur, Paik Jong-won is loved by audiences from his shows Home Food Rescue and Street Food Fighter. Paik’s Spirit will provide viewers a unique introduction to Korean traditional liquor, food, and culture. Soju, along with commercial and craft beer, rice wines, and other traditional liquors will be featured. Furthermore, sincere stories from individuals working in different fields will share heartfelt and sincere stories.

Starring: Paik Jong-won
Directed by: Park Hee-yeon, Lee Eun-kyung, Kwak Chung-a, and Lee Jong-hyuk
Global Premiere Date: October 1, 2021

New World

New World is a new type of variety show that sets up a utopia-esque simulation where unexpected events, survival missions, competitions, and twists take place. Six entertainers are invited to this new world: Lee Seung-gi who is talented in acting, singing, and variety. Eun Ji-won who is a beloved member of shows like 2 Days & 1 Night and New Journey to the West. Kim Hee-chul who is a talented emcee and a cast member of Men on a Mission and The Iron Squad. Cho Bo-ah who received much love for her acting in Tale of the Nine Tailed. Park Na-rae who greeted global viewers as a successful entertainer through Netflix stand-up show Park Na-rae: Glamour Warning. Kai who is a member of the popular K-pop group EXO and a verified variety scenestealer through his memorable appearance on Men on a Mission. These multi-talented members will show off fun team dynamics through New World.

Starring: Lee Seung-gi, Eun Ji-won, Kim Hee-chul, Cho Bo-ah, Park Na-rae, Kai (EXO)
Directed by: Cho Hyo-jin, Go Min-seok
Global Premiere Date: November 2021

The Hungry and the Hairy

Kim Tae-ho’s new unscripted series The Hungry and the Hairy stars RAIN (Jihoon Jung) as “the Hungry” and Ro Hong-chul as “the Hairy” in a motorbike road trip adventure. Both celebs share a love for motorbikes which sparked their friendship. The Hungry and the Hairy will show off their real friend chemistry while showing their very different fashion senses and travel styles. Viewers can live vicariously through them and admire beautiful sights, enjoy delicious food, and experience healing. Musician Lee Sang-soon contributes as the music director, providing  music that perfectly matches the marvelous views to delight our eyes and ears. The Hungry and the Hairy will satisfy the five senses along with a lot of fun and many laughs.

Global Premiere Date: December 2021

Single’s Inferno

Single’s Inferno is a dating reality show that traps 10 men and women on an island described as the hottest kind of hell. The participants must hide their age, occupation, educational background, and various qualifications as they search for a partner. With a set-up that allows them to solely focus on each other, it’ll be a heart-fluttering process as we see what the participants go through. Director Kim Jae-won of Traveler and Just Comedy, director Kim Na-hyun of Don’t Be the First One, and writer Ji Hyun-sook of the third season of 2 Days & 1 Night and Unexpected Business, will be bringing viewers Single’s Inferno. Single’s Inferno will be a dating show that combines the hotness of Too Hot to Handle, the impartiality of Love Is Blind, and the romanticness of Terrace House, for an electrifying and heart-pounding experience.

Directed by: Kim Jae-won, Kim Na-hyun
Global Premiere Date: December 2021

Blockbusters

There’s more star-studded blockbusters coming to Netflix! Set up that Netflix marathon and mark your calendars for these release dates.

Army of Thieves

In this prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, small-town bank teller Dieter gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.

Global Premiere Date: October 29, 2021

Arcane

Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, Arcane follows the origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart.

Netflix and Riot Games bring the global phenomenon League of Legends franchise to television with the animated event series Arcane, set to premiere on Netflix worldwide this fall. The series marks Riot Games’ first series for television. Set in Riot’s globally popular League of Legends IP, Arcane is an animated series developed and produced by Riot Games in partnership with Fortiche Productions.

Netflix and Riot Games debut the all-new trailer for the new animated event series Arcane, which brings the global phenomenon League of Legends franchise to Netflix.

Global Premiere Date: November 6, 2021

Red Notice

When an Interpol-issued Red Notice — the highest level warrant to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted— goes out, the FBI’s top profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is on the case. His global pursuit finds him smack dab in the middle of a daring heist where he’s forced to partner with the world’s greatest art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) in order to catch the world’s most wanted art thief, “The Bishop” (Gal Gadot). The high-flying adventure that ensues takes the trio around the world, across the dance floor, trapped in a secluded prison, into the jungle and, worst of all for them, constantly into each other’s company. The all star cast is joined by Ritu Arya and Chris Diamantopolous. Directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Skyscraper) and produced by Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, Beau Flynn’s Flynn Picture Co. and Thurber’s Bad Version, Inc., Red Notice is a stylish globe-trotting game of cat-and-mouse (and cat).

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Written by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Produced by: Beau Flynn for FlynnPictureCo; Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia for Seven Bucks Productions; and Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds
Global Premiere Date: November 12, 2021

Cowboy Bebop

3, 2, 1… let’s jam to this first look at the title sequence from the upcoming live-action adaptation of the beloved anime series about a ragtag crew of bounty hunters chasing down the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals. Starring John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine.

Global Premiere Date: November 19, 2021

Don’t Look Up 

Take a peek at this clip featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Rob Morgan, and Jonah Hill from the upcoming film about a comet on a deadly collision course with Earth.

Global Premiere Date: December 24, 2021

The Sandman

The Lord of Dreams has been summoned, and captured, by mortal men. Once free from his captivity, this eternal ruler of Dreams will realize that his troubles are only just beginning.

The Sandman is a Netflix series based on the groundbreaking comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman. The series is Executive Produced by Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg, & David S. Goyer.

Global Premiere Date: Coming Soon

Extraction 2

In 2020, the world met a new hero: Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth), a fearless black market mercenary who embarks on the deadliest mission of his career. But what seems lost …can still be extracted. Directed by Sam Hargrave, this action-packed, edge-of-your-seat franchise is produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, the visionary directors of Avengers: Endgame.

Global Premiere Date: Coming Soon

Enola Holmes 2 

The youngest Holmes sibling is back, and she’s bringing company – Enola and Tewks have been reunited!

Global Premiere Date: Coming Soon

Unscripted and Documentaries

Some of us may still be spending most of our time indoors, but documentaries and unscripted reality shows allow us to immerse in unique stories and people from all over the world.

Tiger King

Get a refresher on Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, and all the best twists and turns from Season 1 and find out when the series returns for a second dose of mayhem and madness. The global hit Tiger King will return to Netflix for more madness and mayhem.

Global Premiere Date: November 17, 2021

Jeen-Yuhs

All lights are on Kanye West in this clip from jeen-yuhs, a landmark documentary event presented in three acts from Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah.  Filmed over two decades, jeen-yuhs is an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye’s experience, showcasing both his formative days trying to break through and his life today as a global brand and artist. Please note this video contains adult language. 

Global Premiere Date: Coming Soon

Fan-Favorites

Have you been waiting for the new season of your favorite Netflix show since… forever?  Hold on just a bit longer because Netflix heard you and announced tons of fan-favorites coming very soon!

The Witcher

Prepare for Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri’s return to the world of The Witcher, with not one but two sneak peeks from Season 2. 

Global Premiere Date: December 17, 2021

Emily in Paris

Pop the champagne and find out when the City of Light’s favorite influencer is returning for Season 2.

Global Premiere Date: December 22, 2021

Cobra Kai

On December 31, the battle for the soul of the Valley reawakens. New alliances. Higher than ever stakes. Who will take it all at the All Valley Tournament? Prepare to hit the mats with a sneak peek of Season 4.

Global Premiere Date: December 31, 2021

The Witcher: Blood Origin

Get a first-ever look behind the scenes of the epic prequel series depicting the creation of the prototype Witcher and the events leading to the pivotal “Conjunction of the Spheres.”

Global Premiere Date: Coming Soon

Bridgerton

Return to the regency era for yet another scandalous social season. Dust off your finest regency attire, and prepare to fall in love (again) with this first look at Season 2.

Global Premiere Date: Coming Soon

Stranger Things 4

Enter the Creel House at your own risk with this teaser of the newest locale in the upcoming fourth season, coming 2022.                         


Global Premiere Date: Coming Soon

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