Succession is back, thank goodness, and with it the awkward bravado of Kendall Roy, who would like her Twitter to go off the hook and whose plan to take over her family’s empire is essentially a series of hashtagable platitudes. Still the strangest show in streaming!
Here’s the rundown of this week’s trailers:
Will Smith stars in King Richard, The story of Serena and Venus Williams, told from the perspective of their father, whose determination (to put it mildly) helped make his daughters the greatest tennis players of their generation. Smith’s performance in King Richard, which debuted at the Telluride Film Festival in September, is already generating Oscar buzz and honestly, it’s not hard to see why from this second trailer. And yes, it’s a new Beyonce song. The Williams sisters are executive producers of King Richard, which also stars Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Aunjanue Ellis and Jon Bernthal. It hits theaters and on HBO Max on November 19.
Based on the video game series of the same name, this cinematic version of Nathan Drake’s adventures has been in development for over a decade. Serving as a prequel to the game, Unexplored finds Drake searching for Magellan’s treasure when he meets Victor “Sully” Sullivan. This cargo plane scene will seem familiar to fans of the Uncharted 3 Thu. Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle and Antonio Banderas star in Unexplored, which hits theaters (really!) on February 18.
The lost girl
Olivia Colman plays a woman who watches a young mother on vacation, but in a way that seems unsettling, almost harassing. When the young woman’s daughter disappears on the beach, we feel like there is something wrong with the older woman, and we wonder who could be the lost girl in the title. Based on the novel by Elena Ferrante, The lost girl is Maggie Gyllenhaal’s debut film. With Colman, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Jessie Buckley and Paul Mescal star in The lost girl, which hits Netflix on December 31.
Catherine is finally crowned, telling her husband Peter that her title only sounds arrogant “if you’re not awesome.” If you are, it’s just calling things what they are. Ah, there is no such thing as an 18th century tale of intrigue and family dysfunction. Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult return in Great which debuts in the second season on Hulu on November 19.
We finally have a date for the fourth and final season of Ozark, the story of the Byrde family who laundered money. We don’t have much else new in this teaser / trailer, but see Jason Bateman and Laura Linney walk through a door with his voiceover saying “Today is a start”. Ozark returns to Netflix on January 21, 2022.