Netflix’s “Ratched”, Coming September 18, Final Art And Trailer Debut

Looking good today, Mildred.
Sarah Paulson stars in Ratched, coming to Netflix on September 18.

From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, RATCHED is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched. In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind. On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.

RATCHED was inspired by the iconic and unforgettable character of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and was created by Evan Romansky. The series stars Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched, Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood, Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Charlie Carver as Huck, Alice Englert as Dolly, Amanda Plummer as Louise, Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells, Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright, Brandon Flynn as Henry Osgood, Annie Starke as Lily Cartwright and Vincent D’Onofrio as Gov. George Wilburn. The series is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Sarah Paulson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Aleen Keshishian, Jacob Epstein, Jennifer Salt, Margaret Riley, Michael Douglas, Robert Mitas, and Tim Minear and is produced in partnership with Touchstone Television.



Santana Reaches #1 Position On Netflix Worldwide In First Weekend Of Release

Local film and TV distribution outfit, Gravel Road Distribution Group is delighted to announce that according to online resource FlixPatrol the action film SANTANA reached the number 1 position worldwide on Netflix in its first weekend of release. FlixPatrol reports that it trended at number one in 33 out of 74 territories around the world.

“This took us by surprise. We didn’t expect to hit #1 in the world, but we are very grateful for the support. It reflects well on the local industry,” says co-director Chris Roland. “This is a dream come true” adds co-director Maradona Dias Dos Santana, “This is what the world needs, more action films from Africa”.

The film is directed by Chris Roland and Maradona Dias Dos Santana and stars local actors Rapulana Sepheimo, Nompilo Gwala, and Hakeem Kae-Kazim, and Angolan talent Paulo Americano, Raul Rosario Neide van-Dunem Vieira.

The high energy action film follows law enforcement brothers Dias (Paulo Americano) and Matias (Raul Rosario) as they chase down Ferreira (Rapulana Sepheimo), one of Africa’s most notorious drug lords. As they get closer to Ferreira, the brothers discover he is the same man that murdered their parents thirty-five years ago. But Ferreira has fled Angola to South Africa, and to get to him Dias and Matias must break the laws they were sworn to protect.

Santana was a South Africa / Angola co-production, filmed on location in Cape Town, South Africa and Luanda, Angola.


14 New Cast Members Introduced For Netflix’s Japanese Original Series “Alice In Borderland”

Yesterday, Netflix announced 14 new cast members for its Japanese original series Alice in Borderland, directed by Shinsuke Sato and starring Kento Yamazaki (Kingdom, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K) as Ryohei Arisu and Tao Tsuchiya (Library Wars: BOOK OF MEMORIES, Mare) as Yuzuha Usagi.

The new cast includes Nijiro Murakami (Destruction Babies, Inugashima) who plays Chishiya, Yuki Morinaga (Chihayafuru Part I, The Liar and His Lover) as Chota, Keita Machida (HiGH&LOW: THE MOVIE, L-DK: Two Loves, Under One Roof) as Karube, Ayaka Miyoshi (Inunaki Mura, Dance with Me) as Ann, Dori Sakurada (I Want to Eat at Your Pancreas, orange) as Niragi, Aya Asahina (Grand Blue, We Are Rockets) as Kuina, Shuntaro Yanagi (Yowamushi Pedal, Tokyo Ghoul) as Lasubosu/Last Boss, Yutaro Watanabe (Kaiji Final Game, Stare) as Tatta, Ayame Misaki (Radiance, Attack on Titan) as Shibuki, Mizuki Yoshida (Almost a Miracle, Oni Girl!!) as Asahi, Tsuyoshi Abe (Initial D, Boys Over Flowers) as Kuzuryu, Nobuaki Kaneko (Diner, Shinjuku Swan) as Boshiya/Hatter, Sho Aoyagi (Tatara Samurai, HiGH & LOW: THE MOVIE 3) as Aguni, Riisa Naka (Time Traveller, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Love At Least) as Mira.

Alice in Borderland will be released globally in winter 2020.


Synopsis: Arisu—a listless, jobless and video-game-obsessed young man—suddenly finds himself in a strange, emptied-out version of Tokyo in which he and his friends must compete in dangerous games in order to survive. In this strange world, Arisu meets Usagi, a young woman who’s navigating the games alone. Together, they set out to unravel one mystery after another as they risk their lives and confront what it means to live.

Format: 8 episodes
Based on: ALICE IN BORDERLAND by Haro Aso (published by SHOGAKUKAN)
Director: Shinsuke Sato
Cast: Kento Yamazaki & Tao Tsuchiya, Nijiro Murakami, Yuki Morinaga, Keita Machida, Ayaka Miyoshi, Dori Sakurada, Aya Asahina, Shuntaro Yanagi, Yutaro Watanabe, Ayame Misaki, Mizuki Yoshida, Tsuyoshi Abe, Nobuaki Kaneko, Sho Aoyagi, Riisa Naka
Writers: Yoshiki Watabe, Yasuko Kuramitsu and Shinsuke Sato
Music: Yutaka Yamada
Cinematographer: Taro Kawazu
Production Designer: Iwao Saito
Action Director: Yuji Shimomura
VFX Supervisors: Makoto Kamiya, Atsushi Doi
Executive Producer: Kaata Sakamoto
Producer: Akira Morii
Production Company: ROBOT
Release Schedule: to be released on Netflix in Winter 2020



Netflix Now Speaks Malay

20 August 2020, Netflix launched its user interface (UI) in Bahasa Melayu. This enables members to navigate the UI, read title names and synopses, and watch shows and movies with Bahasa Melayu subtitles and dubs.

“Netflix believes in giving members control over their entire entertainment experience, and we are delighted that they are now able to choose to enjoy Netflix in Bahasa Melayu. This surely will improve their viewing experience and better suit members who prefer consuming Netflix in their national language” said a Netflix spokesperson.

The Bahasa Melayu UI option will give families more flexibility as members will be able to switch their profile to Bahasa Melayu from the Language option in the ‘Manage Profiles’ section on their desktop, TV or mobile browsers. The complete Netflix experience in Bahasa Melayu, from sign-up to search rows, collections and payment, is available across all devices. Netflix members can set up to five profiles in each account, and each profile can have its own language setting. Netflix members outside of Malaysia will also have the option to switch their user interface to Bahasa Melayu.

Netflix continues to bring Malaysian stories to a global audience. Soon, Netflix members all around the world will be able to watch the new stand-up special Dr. Jason Leong: Hashtag Blessed by Malaysia’s very own doctor-turned-comedian Dr. Jason Leong, and the new romantic comedy movie from Adrian Teh, Pasal Kau!. Malaysian members’ favourite Netflix shows and films such as Stranger Things, The Witcher, Kingdom, The Umbrella Academy, will also be available in Bahasa Melayu subtitles.

Netflix continues to invest in improving members viewing experience with features like Smart Downloads, Parental Controls, and the Top 10 row.


Netflix Confirms New Live-action Series ‘Resident Evil’

From Constantin Film & Inspired By Capcom’s Legendary Video Game Franchise

NX – Netflix’s home of all things geek – confirmed last Thursday that a scripted live action series inspired by Capcom’s massive Resident Evil franchise is coming to Netflix.

Building on one of the most popular, best selling survival horror video games of all time, Resident Evil will tell a brand new story across two timelines:

In the first timeline, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world.

Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past – about her sister, her father and herself – continue to haunt her.

ANDREW DABB, Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer, said: “Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time. I’m incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first ever Resident Evil series to Netflix members around the world. For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before.”

EPISODES: 8 x 1-hour episodes
DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, The Journey Is the Destination) will direct and executive produce the first two episodes
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film and Mary Leah Sutton
PRODUCER: Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz
STUDIO: Constantin Film

Since Capcom first debuted the genre-defining survival horror title in 1996, Resident Evil has become one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, with more than 100 million games sold worldwide. Over the course of almost 25 years, the series has expanded beyond games into film adaptations and theme park attractions. The Resident Evil six-film franchise, produced by Constantin Film, has collectively earned more than $1.2 billion worldwide making it the most successful movie franchise based on a video game.