Today, Sept. 25, Netflix held their first ever virtual fan event, which featured a packed three hours of first look clips, trailers and interviews from upcoming Netflix projects. Named after the sound you hear when you first load up the streaming service, ‘TUDUM’ showcased over 70 films and series’ over the course of the day, with both exciting original content and much anticipated returning shows highlighted.
Let’s take a look at some of the standout clips and talking points from today’s TUDUM: A Netflix Global Event.
Don’t Look Up Exclusive Clip
Adam McKay’s latest feature Don’t Look Up is very much in the awards conversation, and now there’s more content besides the trailer for film fans and awards pundits to sink their teeth into. The clip highlights the witty back-and-forth dialogue that’s expected from an Adam McKay production, as well as a chance to show-off the star studded cast, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep in particular sharing this scene together. The film arrives on Netflix Christmas Eve, but will screen in select theaters on Dec. 10. For now though, sit tight and assess this latest clip.
Extraction 2 Teaser Trailer
Chris Hemsworth appeared to introduce the trailer for his sequel to Extraction, which arrived on the streaming service only last year. Director Sam Hargrave returns once more, with this teaser giving nothing away except the return of Hemsworth’s Tyler Rake (exemplified with the hashtag #RakeLives). What should be expected is just as many thrilling action sequences as its predecessor, an element of the first that was universally praised and would be worth emulating again. No release date has been given, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for a full trailer when available.
Imelda Staunton is Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown
On the heels of Olivia Colman’s surprising Emmy win last weekend, Imelda Staunton appears during the event to announce the filming of The Crown’s fifth season. Staunton is the third rendition of Queen Elizabeth II following Colman and Claire Foy, and it’s evident from her speech that she has all the poise and elegance to pull of the role just as effectively and superbly as those before her. The Academy Award nominee also reveals that the fifth season will be coming in November 2022 – a long wait for those who love the show, but plenty of time for others to catch up on the back of its historic Emmy sweep.
The Sandman First Look
A first look of the new series The Sandman was another major highlight, with Charles Dance in particular looking at his devilish best. The series is based on the DC comic book by Neil Gaiman and a first look at The Sandman has been much anticipated within the DC community, with expectations sky high thanks to the standard that the comics have set. Accompanying the first look is the following synopsis for the series that is yet to have a release date:
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.
Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser
A Netflix fan event wouldn’t be a Netflix fan event without at least some mention of one of their biggest commodities, Stranger Things. Teasers have been revealed over the last few months and this latest may be the most haunting yet, with Doris Day’s ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ playing in the background with imagery of dead rabbits among other things. The Duffer Brothers introduced the clip alongside fan favorites Gaten Matarazzo and Joe Kerry also in attendance, with the wait for Stranger Things season 4 hopefully not far out.
The global fan event was truly a spectacular outing from Netflix, with a whole range of clips from Bridgerton, Emily in Paris and a behind the scenes look at The Witcher can also be seen by viewing the entire event here.