Netflix Had a Busy Sunday at TCA

Netflix worked overtime Sunday (July 29) at the Television Critics Association’s Summer 2018 Press Tour announcing two unscripted series, upcoming launch dates for four series and first-look trailers of other pending titles.

The TCA Summer Press Tour runs through Aug. 8 with studios and distributors – notably digital – announcing new fall content launches.

Netflix, which is spending $8 billion on original content this year, announced new cooking series, “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”, which begins streaming Oct. 19; “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” both bowing Oct. 26; “The Kominsky Method” (Nov. 16); and “Chef’s Table” Season 5, which launches Sept. 28.

Based on Samin Nosrat’s best-selling, James Beard Award-winning book, “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” bills itself as the essential guide to the basic elements of good cooking.

Baker and artist Christine McConnell welcomes viewers into her home in “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell”,baking, sculpting and sewing delectable confections and hauntingly disturbing decor with the help of her colorful collection of creatures.

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” starring Kiernan Shipka, re-imagines the original “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” series as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft.

Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin star as two friends in “The Kominsky Method” tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty.

Tony Danza returns to the small screen as “The Good Cop”, a lovable yet not exactly honorable, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules.

Other titles include the Aug. 17 release of Matt Groening’s animated series “Disenchantment,” teen shape-lifting series“The Innocents.”

Other content announcements included limited series, “Madam C.J. Walker,” starring and executive produced by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer; “White Lines” from the producers of “The Crown” and “La Casa de Papel”; and limited series, “Maniac” launching Sept. 21.

The SVOD behemoth also officially announced the second season of “Ozark,” co-starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as ethically-challenged parents on the run from organized crime.

 

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