THE DEFENDERS: Go Behind the Scenes of Netflix’s New Superhero Team-Up Series

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It’s all been leading to this. Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist are coming together in Netflix’s THE DEFENDERS this week and the streaming service has released two final clips leading up to the premiere.

The first video below features the cast of THE DEFENDERS giving fans a bit of a recap about their characters before the show begins. As we saw at the end of season 2 of DAREDEVIL, Matt is at a loss and has given up. But he’s also still determined to save the city. Jessica, meanwhile, has no interest in saving the city. But she’s put in Matt’s path when he steps up to defend her. Finally, Luke and Danny cross paths and then all four heroes come together to save New York from an ancient organization that seeks to destroy it.

The second video shows us Sigourney Weaver’s Alexandra, who will be the heroes’ main antagonist for the show.

THE DEFENDERS premieres on Netflix on August 18.

Netflix Renews OZARK for Season 2

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Marty Byrde’s struggle will continue. Today Netflix renewed the Jason Bateman drama OZARK for a second season, with 10 new episodes to premiere at a later date.

This money-centric present day story revolves around financial planner Marty (Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) and their family’s sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Rather than the familiar skyscrapers and trading floors, Ozark explores capitalism, family dynamics, and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans. For Ozark, executive producer and director is Jason Bateman, with executive producer/writer Chris Mundy, and executive producers Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams.

Netflix Renews GLOW for Season 2

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Netflix has dished out a season 2 renewal for GLOW, starring Alison Brie. The second season will consist of 10 episodes.

Set in 1985 Los Angeles, GLOW follows Ruth Wilder (Brie), a struggling out-of-work actress as she auditions for, trains and eventually makes the first-ever women’s wrestling TV show. Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW is a Cinderella story with bodyslams. GLOW is created by Liz Flahive (HOMELAND) and Carly Mensch (NURSE JACKIE).

There’s no word yet on when season 2 will premiere.

THE CROWN: Netflix Announces Premiere Date and Releases Teaser for Season 2

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Rejoice, royal fans! Netflix has announced that season 2 of THE CROWN will premiere on December 8. “Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan after a devastating scandal, the second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s.”

There’s been a lot of talk that the cast of the show will change for THE CROWN’s third season as they age up, so this will be our last chance to see Claire Foy as Elizabeth.

Netflix also released a teaser trailer and several photos for season 2, which you can see below.

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August Premiere Dates: New and Returning Shows

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There’s a lot of television coming our way in August. While September officially marks the start of the fall/winter TV season, there’s still one more month of summer and several new and returning shows that will debut in August, including MANHUNT: UNABOMBER, THE DEFENDERS and THE LAST SHIP.

Tuesday, August 1
9:00 p.m. Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery)

Thursday, August 3
9:00 p.m. The Guest Book (TBS)

Wednesday, August 2
9:00 p.m. The Sinner (USA)

Thursday, August 3
9:00 p.m. What Would Diplo Do? (Viceland)

Friday, August 4
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (Netflix)

Sunday, August 6
9:00 p.m. Ray Donovan (Showtime)
9:00 p.m. Chesapeake Shores (Hallmark)

Tuesday, August 9
Difficult People (Hulu)
8:00 p.m. Mr. Mercedes (DirecTV / AT&T)
8:00 p.m. Swedish Dicks (Pop)

Friday, August 11
Atypical (Netflix)

Sunday, August 13
9:00 p.m. Get Shorty (Epix)

Tuesday, August 15
9:00 p.m. Greenleaf (OWN)

Wednesday, August 16
9:00 p.m. Marlon (NBC)

Friday, August 18
The Defenders (Netflix)

Saturday, August 19
9:00 p.m. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)

Sunday, August 20
9:00 p.m. Endeavor (PBS)
9:00 p.m. The Last Ship (TNT)
9:00 p.m. Episodes (Showtime)

Monday, August 21
The Good Karma Hospital (AcornTV)

Wednesday, August 23
10:00 p.m. South Park (Comedy Central)
10:30 p.m. Broad City (Comedy Central)

Thursday, August 24
There’s … Johnny! (Seeso)

Friday, August 25
Disjointed (Netflix)
The Tick (Amazon)
Death Note (Netflix)

HBO Renews BALLERS and INSECURE

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HBO has renewed two of its existing shows: BALLERS (for a fourth season) and INSECURE (for a third season).

“We’re thrilled that the summer lineup of BALLERS and INSECURE connected with our viewers out of the gate,” said Gravitt. “We’re so proud to work with Dwayne, Issa and all of the amazing talent in both shows.”

BALLERS is currently airing its third season on Sundays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. INSECURE is also airing its current season on Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Showtime Announces Premiere Dates for SHAMELESS, SMILF and WHITE FAMOUS

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Showtime has unveiled its fall comedy slate, which includes the return of SHAMELESS and the premieres of WHITE FAMOUS and SMILF.

WHITE FAMOUS will premiere on Sunday, October 15 at 10:00 p.m. “Jay Pharoah plays talented young comedian Floyd Mooney, whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross over into the world of becoming ‘white famous’.” The series is based on the personal experiences of Jamie Foxx.

SHAMELESS will return for its eighth season on Sunday, November 5 at 9:00 p.m.

Finally, SMILF will premiere on Sunday, November 5 at 10:00 p.m. “SMILF will take a raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie, Bridgette (Frankie Shaw), whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.” Once SMILF premieres WHITE FAMOUS will move to 10:30 p.m. on Sundays.

What’s Coming to Netflix in August 2017?

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The next installment of WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER is coming to Netflix in September, as is Marvel’s THE DEFENDERS. THE MATRIX films will also be making their way to the streaming service.

Check out the full list below of what’s coming to (and leaving) Netflix in August 2017.

Related: What’s coming to Netflix Canada in August 2017?

August 1
A Cinderella Story
Bad Santa
Cloud Atlas
Crematorium: Season 1
Everyone’s Hero
Funny Games (US)
Innerspace
Jackie Brown
Lord Of War
Maz Jobrani: Immigrant (Netflix original)
Nola Circus
Opening Night
Practical Magic
Sleepy Hollow
Small Soldiers
Surviving Escobar – Alias JJ: Season 1 (Netflix original)
The Addams Family
The Astronaut’s Wife
The Bomb
The Hollywood Masters: Season 1
The Last Mimzy
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
The Number 23
The Royal House of Windsor: Season 1
The Truth About Alcohol
The Wedding Party
Tie The Knot
Who Gets the Dog?
Wild Wild West

August 2
Jab We Met
The Founder

August 3
Sing
The Invisible Guardian

August 4
Icarus (Netflix original)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 3 (Netflix original)
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Season 1 (Netflix original)

August 5
Holes

August 8
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 7 Episodes 1-13

August 9
Black Site Delta

August 10
Diary of an Exorcist – Zero

August 11
Atypical: Season 1 (Netflix original)
Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh: Season 3 (Netflix original)
Naked (Netflix original)
True And The Rainbow Kingdom: Season 1 (Netflix original)
White Gold (Netflix original)

August 13
Arthur And The Invisibles
Hot Property
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes Of Apollo

August 14
The Outcasts
Urban Hymn

August 15
Barbeque
Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo (Netflix original)
21
A New Economy
All These Sleepless Nights
Donald Cried
Murderous Affair: Season 1
My Ex-Ex
The Sweet Life

August 16
Gold

August 18
Dinotrux: Season 5 (Netflix original)
Glitter Force Doki Doki: Season 1 (Netflix original)
I Am Sam
Marvel’s The Defenders: Season 1 (Netflix original)
What Happened To Monday (Netflix original)

August 19
Hide And Seek

August 20
Camera Store

August 21
AWOL
Bad Rap
Beautiful Creatures
Gomorrah: Season 2
Unacknowledged

August 22
Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast (Netflix original)
Sadie’s Last Days On Earth

August 23
Feel Rich

August 25
Disjointed: Part 1 (Netflix original)
Death Note (Netflix original)
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 5 (Netflix original)
Once Upon A Time: Season 6

August 29
Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack
Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face (Netflix original)
The Good Place: Season 1

August 31
Be Afraid

Last Call – Titles that Will be Rotating Off the Service in August 2017

August 1
10 Things I Hate About You
Justice League Unlimited: Seasons 1 – 2
Justice League: Seasons 1 – 2
Babe
Babe Winkelman’s Outdoor Secrets: 2014: Quarter 4
Babe: Pig in The City
Beneath The Helmet
Black Widow
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
Electric Slide
Elizabethtown
From The Terrace
From Time To Time
Goodbye World
Horsemen
Hunter X Hunter: Seasons 1 – 5
Josef Fritzl: Story Of A Monster
Malibu’s Most Wanted
Prefontaine
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery
Teacher’s Pet
The Delivery Man: Season 1
The Diabolical
The Heavy Water War: Season 1
The Hunt: Season 1
The Little Engine That Could
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
The Verdict
Young Justice: Seasons 1 – 2
Young@Heart
Zack And Miri Make A Porno

August 4
Superbad

August 5
Pelican Dreams
Personal Gold: An Underdog Story

August 6
Human Capital
The Spoils Of Babylon: Season 1

August 9
The Five Venoms

August 10
Dope

August 11
Four Blood Moons
Jesus People: The Movie
Patch Town
Two Days, One Night

August 14
Drones
Food Matters

August 15
American Dad!: Seasons 1 – 4
To Kill a Mockingbird
Changing Seas: Seasons 3 – 6
Close Quarter Battle: Season 1
The New Frontier: Season 1
Top 10 Secrets And Mysteries: Season 1

August 23
The Summer Of Sangaile

August 24
Gun Woman

August 25
October Gale
Paratodos
The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq

August 28
Revenge: Seasons 1 – 4

August 30
The League: Seasons 1 – 7

August 31
Space Warriors

What’s Coming to Netflix Canada in August 2017?

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Marvel’s THE DEFENDERS is coming to Netflix Canada in August 27 as the streaming service’s four heroes team up to save New York City. Several other Netflix originals are also coming, including ATYPICAL and a new installment of WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER.

Check out the full list below of what’s coming to (and leaving) Netflix Canada in August 2017.

August 1
Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock
Capturing global attention, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads a peaceful protest against an oil pipeline threatening the drinking water of millions.

Boychoir
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard
A angel-voiced boy in agony faces a new kind of challenge. Opportunity is fleeting, and talent is just the beginning.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Cast: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis
A decade after their escape, Caesar and his fellow super-intelligent apes strike a tenuous peace with human survivors of the simian virus.

Ex Machina
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.

It Follows
Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi
A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

Jackie
Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.

Land Girls – Series 1 – 3
Cast: Becky Gemmell, Susan Cookson, Mark Benton, Mykola Allen, Sophie Ward
Follow the lives, loves, highs and lows of four members of the Women’s Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during WWII.

Maz Jobrani: Immigrant – Netflix Original
Iranian American comic Maz Jobrani takes the stage in Washington, D.C. to discuss immigration, protests, political donations, the Olympics and more.

Opening Night
Cast: Lauren Lapkus, Lesli Margherita, Topher Grace, Anne Heche
Once a rising star on Broadway, Nick is now the perennially pestered production manager for a new musical dedicated to rock music’s one-hit wonders.

Planet of the Apes
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth
An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Ripper Street – Season 5
Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg
It’s been six months since the last Jack the Ripper killing, and East London is hopeful that his reign of terror might have run its course.

Rules Don’t Apply
Cast: Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Warren Beatty, Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen
The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and their boss, eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments – Season 2 Part B – Netflix Original – New Episodes Weekly
Cast: Matthew Daddario, Katherine McNamara, Alberto Rosende
Despite a stunning betrayal, Clary and the Shadowhunters go to war against Valentine’s new army to determine the ultimate fate of the Shadow World.

Still Alice
Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Surviving Escobar: Alias JJ – Season 1 – Netflix Original
After the death of Pablo Escobar, a former Medellin Cartel leader who willingly turned himself in fights his way to the top of the prison underworld.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander
In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

The Royal House of Windsor – Season 1
Drawing on newly available info, this show traces how the British royal family has survived the last 100 years of power struggles, politics and more.

Walking with the Enemy
Cast: Jonas Armstrong, Ben Kingsley, Hannah Tointon
A young man, separated from his family in WWII, disguises himself as a Nazi SS Officer and uncovers more than just his family whereabouts.

Woman in Gold
Cast: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bru?hl
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Words and Pictures
Cast: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison
A picture is worth a thousand words — or is it? That’s the question prep school students must answer as their art and English teachers egg them on.

August 2
Hook
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

The Founder
Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch
After a fateful encounter with the McDonald brothers, struggling salesman Ray Kroc becomes driven to change the way hamburgers are made and sold.

August 3
The Truman Show
Cast: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
Truman Burbank is the star of “The Truman Show,” a 24-hour-a-day TV phenomenon that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge.

August 4
Alan Saldaña: Mi vida de pobre – Netflix Original
Mexican comedian Alan Saldaña finds humour in his struggles to achieve financial success in this original stand-up comedy special.

Chelsea – Season 2 – Netflix Original – New Episodes Weekly
Exciting guests, timely topics, global destinations. Chelsea returns with a fresh new format, bringing her bold perspective to a changed world.

Icarus – Netflix Original
Cast: Bryan Fogel, Grigory Rodchenkov
An American filmmaker and cyclist unwittingly wades into a global scandal when a Russian scientist leaks shocking details of a vast doping conspiracy.

Insidious: Chapter 3
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson
A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Voltron: Legendary Defender – Season 3 – Netflix Original
Cast: Jeremy Shada, Tyler Labine, Bex Taylor-Klaus
In an all-new series, five unlikely heroes and their flying robot lions unite to form the megapowerful Voltron and defend the universe from evil.

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, Chris Pine
Ten years after the original film, fans can finally find out what happened to their favorite campers and counselors in this eight-episode series.

August 8
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Season 7
Cast: Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong
Journey to the enchanted land of Equestria, where unicorn Twilight Sparkle and her pals have adventures and learn valuable lessons about friendship.

August 10
Psycho
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore
In this remake of the 1960s classic, Marion Crane stops at the Bates Motel, only to encounter Norman Bates, a man with a lot of secrets to hide.

Ricki and the Flash
Cast: Meryl Streep, Sebastien Stan, Mamie Gummer
When her daughter’s marriage unravels, errant Rocker Ricki wants to help. But her estranged kids might not welcome her back.

August 11
Allied
Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris
In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Atypical – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Michael Rapaport
Sam, an 18-year old on the autism spectrum, takes a funny, yet painful journey of self-discovery for love and independence.

Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh – Season 3 – Netflix Original
Cast: Rachel Crow, Mark Whitten
A misfit alien named Oh moves in with Tip and her family, in a series that picks up the dynamic duo’s adventures where the hit film left off.

Naked – Netflix Original Film
Cast: Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall
Rob’s madly in love and about to be married. Unfortunately, he’s also naked, stuck in an elevator and caught in a time loop.

White Gold – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Cast: Ed Westwick, Linzey Cocker, James Buckley
In 1980s Essex, cocky salesman Vincent Swan and his unscrupulous team will do anything to get the sale — including throwing honesty out the window.

August 14
Pan
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara
As a kind of prequel to the Peter Pan story, this fantasy relates how Peter first met and initially befriended Captain Hook and fought alongside him.

August 15
All These Sleepless Nights
Cast: Krzysztof Baginski, Michal Huszcza, Eva Lebuef
A new era is coming, and Warsaw stands uncomfortably at its edge. Art school classmates Christopher and Michal, on the precipice of their own coming of age, restlessly roam their city’s streets in search of living forever inside the beautiful moment.

Barbecue
A blend of cultural nuance and mesmerizing techniques adds flavor to this globe-hopping celebration of cooking, tradition and community.

Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo – Netflix Original
Country music star Brad Paisley hosts a night of music and laughs with comics Nate Bargatze, John Heffron, Sarah Tiana, Mike E. Winfield and Jon Reep.

The Sweet Life
Cast: Chris Messina, Abigail Spencer, Brian Shortall
The Sweet Life, an edgy and unconventional dramedy, is the love story of Kenny Parker and Lolita Nowicki, each struggling with their own brand of demons, who first meet by chance in Chicago and form a pact to travel across country to the Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide… together.

August 16
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack
The life of a White House butler who served under eight presidents unfolds against a backdrop of unparalleled change in American history.

RV
Cast: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth
Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers.

August 17
Minority Report
Cast: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton
In the late 21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they’re committed, a top “Precrime” cop is targeted for a murder charge.

August 18
Dinotrux – Season 5 – Netflix Original
Cast: Andrew Francis, Richard Ian Cox, Ashleigh Bell
Half dinosaur, half construction truck, full-on fun! Wtach giant Ty Rux, his little buddy Revvit and the crew come fact-to-face with evil D-Structs.

Glitter Force Doki Doki – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Cast: Stephanie Sheh, Melissa Fahn, Debi Derryberry
A new squad of Glitter Force warriors unite to defend Earth and the magical kingdom of Splendorious from the evil King Mercenare and his minions.

Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Cast: Charlie Cox, Mike Colter, Finn Jones
It will take an epic team of heroes to save New York City. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage come together in The Defenders.

The Bye Bye Man
Cast: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas
Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind unspeakable acts.

August 21
Unacknowledged
“Unacknowledged” focuses on the historic files of the Disclosure Project and how UFO secrecy has been ruthlessly enforced-and why. The best evidence for extraterrestrial contact, dating back decades, is presented with direct top-secret witness testimony, documents and UFO footage, 80% of which has never been revealed anywhere else. The behind-the-scenes research and high-level meetings convened by Dr. Steven Greer will expose the degree of illegal, covert operations at the core of UFO secrecy.

August 22
How to Get Away with Murder – Season 3
Cast: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
A tough criminal law professor challenges her students to solve thorny cases, but five scholars soon learn the high-price of impressing her.

Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast – Netflix Original
Unbashed New Yorker Lynne Koplitz offers a woman’s take on being crazy, the benefits of childlessness and the three things all men really want.

The Blacklist – Season 4
Cast: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff
After turning himself in, a brilliant fugitive offers to help the FBI bag other criminals, but only if rookie profiler Elizabeth Keen is his partner.

The Intern
Cast: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo
70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.

August 23
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Cast: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young
Barely competent pet private eye Ace Ventura is put on the case when kidnappers with an ax to grind abduct Snowflake, the Miami Dolphins’ mascot.

August 24
Fences
Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

School of Rock
Cast: Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White
Musician Dewey Finn gets a job as a fourth-grade substitute teacher, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock ‘n’ roll.

Sixteen Candles
Cast: Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, Anthony Michael Hall
Samantha’s family has forgotten her sixteenth birthday, a day that could be perfect if only Jake Ryan would look her way.

August 25
Death Note – Netflix Original Film
Cast: Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Lakeith Stanfield
Intoxicated by the power of a supernatural notebook, a young man begins killing those he deems unworthy of life. Based on the famous Japanese manga.

Disjointed – Part 1 – Netflix Original
Cast: Kathy Bates
She’s living her dream as the owner of a cannabis dispensary. She and the budtenders — her son and a guard — are pretty much constantly high.

DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge – Season 5 – Netflix Original
From the creator of “How to Train Your Dragon” comes an all-new Netflix original series that takes Hiccup and Toothless to the edge of adventure!

Love & Mercy
Cast: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks
In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

The Mist – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Cast: Morgan Spector, Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland
A town is engulfed by a mysterious fog that conceals terrifying visions and deadly creatures in this new horror series based on Stephen King’s story.

August 26
Personal Shopper
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Sigrid Bouaziz, Lars Eidinger
A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

August 29
Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack
Cast: Vivica A. Fox, Cristine Prosperi, Jordan Rodrigues
When Destiny (Prosperi), captain of three-time national champions “The Rebels,” is challenged to a global cheer showdown by an edgy new team called “The Truth,” the Cheer Goddess organizes a virtual battle for squads from all around the world.

Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face – Netflix Original
Small-town native Ryan Hamilton talks about adjusting to life as a clean-living comedian in New York City in this new stand-up special.

August 30
The Perfect Guy
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut
After lobbyist Leah ends her longtime romance with marriage-phobic Dave, she falls for Carter, a charming security expert with a hidden, dark agenda.

War Room
Cast: Karen Abercrombie, Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings
Fed up with her marriage to a selfish workaholic, Realtor Elizabeth seeks guidance from an older woman, who counsels her in the power of prayer.

Last Call – Titles that Will be Rotating Off the Service in August 2017

August 1
Fantastic Four

August 2
Run All Night

August 4
Ultimate Spider-Man – Season 1

August 10
American Pie Presents: Band Camp
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Notting Hill

August 11
Sleeping Beauty

August 28
Goodbye to All That

August 31
The Hotwives of Orlando

SUPERNATURAL Comic-Con Press Room: The Cast and Producers Tease the Devil’s Son, Alternate Realities and More

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After a SUPERNATURAL panel that included a live performance by Kansas, actors Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins joined producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb for the show’s press room, which gave us an opportunity to learn more about Lucifer’s son, how Mary will survive in the alternate world, the upcoming SUPERNATURAL spin-off and what’s to come for Sam and Dean Winchester in season 13.

Jack and the Winchesters. How will the brothers deal with their new Hell-spawn ward? “No big deal,” Jensen Ackles joked. “[It will be like] Two Men and a Baby. We pick up right where we left off and essentially Dean’s lost everybody aside from his brother. He doesn’t really know how to respond to that or emotionally process what just happened. But what he can do is go shoot someone in the face. So that’s what he tries to go do. It doesn’t happen. Sam stops him and tries to talk some sense [into him]. But that’s the mission that happens in kind of the first episode. Because that’s what he knows he can do and that’s something he can do right there. Dealing with what just happened, he’ll deal with that once they neutralize the threat. But of course the kid gets away and now it’s a bit of a manhunt.” Ackles also said that the alternate universe is “one thing that keeps Dean from just opening fire [against Jack. He opened the other world so] if he did it once, what’s to say he can’t do it again. Maybe he can do it again and maybe he can try to get Mom back. There’s possibilities, but Dean is going to treat it like ‘keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer’ type of thing.”

Meanwhile, when asked whether Jack is really their foe or if the brothers just don’t understand his intentions, Jared said it’s “a little bit of both. So Dean, I think, sees Jack as a foe. Jack is like same song, different verse [in terms of bad guys]. We’ve seen this before where we think this is going to be fine. There was the demon Ruby and there was this and that. But it always comes back to bite us. So I think Dean as we might have guessed is like ‘let’s shoot first and figure out later’. Whereas Sam, I think for a lot of reasons — one being trying to figure out what happened to Mary — wants to try and nurture [Jack]. I think Sam sees a lot of himself in Jack. Sam was supposed to be evil. Sam had demon blood [in him] before he was one year old. And I think he’s trying to convince himself that nurture is more powerful than nature. Sam is human, but I guess you could also argue he’s part demon [but] he’s kept it at bay for a while. I think he’s getting getting flustered at Dean without really saying ‘hey man, you want to kill me too?'”

Winchester Conflict. There will be some disagreement between the brothers this season, although it won’t necessarily be as bad as what we’ve seen in the past. Ackles said. “it’s not so much the brothers are head-to-head like it’s been in the past seasons. It’s more of [a situation where] Dean wants to go this route, Sam wants to go this route, but they will both eventually end up in the same place. Dean will acquiesce to Sam and be like ‘we’ll try it your way, but if anything happens we do things my way’. So it’s more like that.”

Sam as a Leader. We really saw Sam step up and take the lead in the fight about the British Men of Letters at the end of last season and Jared explained that he thinks “Sam has always been kind of ultimately powerful. He’s been Lucifer. He’s been so full of demon blood that he started the apocalypse. So Sam is a thinker and he knows that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely….[This leadership role for him is going to] continue as much as it can and it needs to. Obviously the British Men of Letters problem [is gone but] there’s another task at hand. And he certainly has taken the lead and he has taken the lead with Jack. So maybe that was awakened in him at the end of season 12.”

The Search for Mary and Her Life in the Alternate Reality. When asked how the brothers will try to retrieve their mother Jared said “I think Sam is going to be doing the only thing that he logically can do, which is try to figure out how the universe opened up in the first place — which I think we know it rhymes with ‘Jack’ — and seeing if he can help guide Jack to a place where he could do it again. Even though Jack didn’t do it consciously; he didn’t knowingly open up a rift to another universe, it just happened when he was born. But I think Sam is really going to be trying to figure out how to nurture Jack into a place where he can tell us where Mom is.”

Singer also explained that Mary “does try to run away from [Lucifer] first thing [in the alternate reality], but it doesn’t turn out as well as she might hope. We visit there, but we don’t live in that universe for a whole long time. It’s always there in episodes but the majority of the time is spent in this world. Whenever we do visit there and we meet some characters there — some that we know and new ones — it’s just really not a pleasant place. I think a little bit of that is going to go a long way. A lot of the emotional stuff about what the season [is about] is that Dean is convinced that once Mom went through that rift with Lucifer [it] was curtains for her. Sam is of the opinion that [they have] this kid and he opened the rift once, let’s go see for ourselves. If she’s alive, let’s try to save her. That causes a certain bit of head-butting among the two guys. And that’s part of this idea of the family being torn apart, that they have sort of different takes about this. Dean gets a little dark about that.”

Jack as a Hunter. Will Jack be riding around and accompanying Sam and Dean on cases? “In the beginning, without getting too specific, he doesn’t have much control over his powers,” Singer explained about Jack. “I guess he’s a little bit like the Hulk in that regard, in that he can do things but he does them involuntarily. Part of him, because he’s half-human, doesn’t want to hurt people. He knows he has this thumb drive that his mother left him talking about [the fact that] he can be what he wants to be. And he has this angel looking over him. So he’s aware of all this. But he can’t control himself. So it’s really about how do you get that balance? He’s interested in the hunter world but he has a couple of mis-steps early on and, again, what Dean feels about him in the beginning of the year as opposed to what Sam wants to do with him, they’re really worlds apart. So there’s a lot of conflict between the guys there and this kid is kind of caught in the middle. But good drama is conflict so that’s what we try to do every year.”

Season 13’s Bid Bad. Don’t think of Jack as the biggest threat in season 13, according to Dabb. “Jack is not the biggest threat they are dealing with. The biggest threat they’re dealing with — I will not tell you who it is [but] but I will say it’s an old — let’s call him friend — who we have not seem for many years and who will create many, many problems for our guys. And he probably is not currently in our world. He was from the alternate world.” When asked whether the big bad might be Michael Dabb replied “I’ll plead the fifth on that one.”

Familiar Faces Will Return. “I think that’s the great thing about SUPERNATURAL is we have supporting characters that we think are so strong we want to give them their own TV show,” Dabb said. “We have other people out there that are coming back for us. And I think in the alternate reality — look, we don’t want to play the game where it’s like every week and here’s alternative version of character X from season 3. We don’t want to play that game. I think that game gets boring very quickly. But we have some characters who are very sorely missed on our show coming back in interesting ways. And in ways that you do not necessarily expect. Certainly [they won’t always be] the character we knew, but it’s still the character we know who’s been through a lot of horrible, horrible things.”

Going Through Loss. “[The brothers losing their family recently] is really kind of a devastating blow,” Singer said. “How one reacts to that is what makes people different. I think you’ve seen where a family member will die and some people will show their emotion, or they’re trying to get their stuff out, [while others] become withdrawn and don’t deal with it. They don’t deal with their own emotions. I think that latter one is a little more where Dean is at. He kind of gets darker as the first few episodes go on. He begins to [question] ‘what is this all about and what am I doing?'” How will the brothers react to losing Cas? That will be part of this feeling of loss “Even to a certain extent Crowley is gone. He was a frenemy but he basically gave himself up for them. It’s pretty devastating. It leaves them in a really strange place and if they just had to deal with it alone, so be it, but now they’ve got this kid, this man-child that they have to deal with. It’s a lot of complication. We did that intentionally, but it’s a season based on emotion, not on big stuff…..Last year was very big with the British Men of Letters and the whole organizational thing and all that. This year we made a conscious effort that we want to go a little smaller and more personal. So with Mom and apocalypse world, with Lucifer and the boys have to deal with Satan’s son, there’s a lot of emotional possibilities and that’s kind of what we wanted to play with this year. Last year was about bringing family back together, this is what do you do when your family gets blown apart.”

Cas’s Self-Doubt. “I think that Cas goes through varying [and] different stages — varying and different degrees of self-loathing over time,” Misha said. “So a lot of his actions end up being motivated by him trying to sort of pay penance for past failures that he perceives himself having made. He carries baggage with him. Like when he screws something up he just doesn’t let it go. So that has been a big motivating factor for him for a long time — trying to do the right thing because he feels like he has failed in the past. And I think we saw that at the end of season 12 — he can’t forgive himself. I think he gets a little bit of a reset at the beginning of season 13, by which I mean he’s dead. But he gets a little bit of a reset because I think the circumstances as they unfolded at the end of [season 12] felt like they weren’t really anybody’s fault. Although I suppose Castiel could find a way to blame himself in some way. But so far in what I’ve seen he isn’t blaming himself too much. And I think that now we’re also sort of uniting around a common purpose ultimately.”

Which Cas Will Return? Misha was a bit vague when asked whether the version of Cas we know would return, so it’s a bit up in the air right now: “Well, we’re going to see different iterations of….well, yeah. The Cas that comes back is not like a totally different Cas.”

Cas and Jack. “It takes along time for them to actually come together in the show,” Misha explained of Jack and Castiel’s first meeting. “I don’t think we have scenes together until episode 6. But, in a way, I think Jack sort of thinks of him as a surrogate father or something like that. There’s some sort of strange imprinting that may have happened even though Cas was dead.” Is Jack on their side though? “I think that’s a big question for everybody.”

The Spin-Off. With the news that Donna, Alex and Claire would join Jody in the SUPERNATURAL spin-off WAYWARD SISTERS today, Dabb explained that we’re going to see the official backdoor pilot in “episode 10, so it’ll be our first episode back from our midseason break. And I will not give away plot secrets, but I will say it’s about putting together this team of really, really excellent characters — four that we know and two that we will meet this season, the first in episode 3 and the next in episode 9 — and allowing them to kind of kick some ass. And tell a story that I think [feels like it’s] in the SUPERNATURAL universe, in the SUPERNATURAL sphere, but will feel and play [a bit different from] SUPERNATURAL.”

The spin-off is “something that we have been talking about internally really since we re-introduced Claire Novak to the show, which I believe was season 9,” Dabb said. “And the idea that Jody had already taken in Alex Jones [we thought] oh, this might be an opportunity to make this happen. It’s something that simmered for us and fans really latched on it in a way we never could have expected and in a really awesome way. And then for us it was like last season because of the British Men of Letters and because of [Mary], it didn’t feel right [to introduce it]. This season it feels right. And the way it’s going, as you’ll see as you watch the show in the first half of [season 13], it evolves I think very organically out of the first half of the season in a way that we were able to do because we had such a high amount of lead time. It feels, unlike the first spin-off we did — which was, by design, meant to not feel like SUPERNATURAL — this is meant to feel like SUPERNATURAL but a different set of stories in that world, but very much the same sensibilities, the same driving forces and the same core themes, which [is] family.”

Missouri Moseley, who has not been seen since season 1 of the show, will be returning and she’ll be connected to the spin-off. Singer said that “she is the grandmother of Patience, who will be the third [young] girl in [the spin-off]. [Missouri] reluctantly has actually passed down through generations her psychic skills. [Patience’s] father wants her to deny those and not give in to this world. Circumstances dictate that she has to and that’s how she ends up at Jody’s.” We’ll see Missouri in episode 3.

SUPERNATURAL returns for an all new season on October 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.