But as is the case with a lot of shows like these, the major appeal here is the look behind the scenes of a budding business, and the chance to see what today’s financiers think consumers want to buy.—‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’Starts streaming: August 30A dream project for the Muppets creator Jim Henson, the 1982 fantasy film “The Dark Crystal” won some acclaim for its state-of-the-art animatronics and puppetry effects.
But the movie failed to catch on with a mass audience, in part because it was burdened with a complicated plot set in a fussily detailed universe.
The new prequel series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” retains Henson’s handcrafted look and his world of mystical wonders and warring races.
But with 10 hourlong episodes — and with a voice-cast that includes Mark Hamill, Anya Taylor-Joy, Keegan-Michael Key, Helena Bonham Carter, Taron Egerton, Alicia Vikander and Andy Samberg — the TV version should have more room to give Henson’s original ideas their due.—Also of Interest“Wolfblood” Seasons 1-3 (August 1), “Basketball or Nothing” (August 2), “Dear White People” Season 3 (August 2), “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” Season 3 (August 2), “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” Volume 4 (August 4), “No Good Nick” Part 2 (August 5), “Dollar” (August 8), “The Naked Director” (August 8), “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling” (August 9), “Sintonia” (August 9), “Cannon Busters” (August 15), “Better Than Us” (August 16), “Diagnosis” (August 16), “45 rpm” (August 16), “Frontera Verde” (August 16), “Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus” (August 16), “Victim Number 8” (August 16), “Rust Valley Restorers” (August 23), “Droppin’ Cash” Season 2 (August 28), “Workin’ Moms” Season 3 (August 29), “The A List” (August 30), “Carole & Tuesday” (August 30) and “Styling Hollywood” (August 30)—‘Zombieland’Starts streaming: August 1Before the sequel “Zombieland: Double Tap” arrives in theaters, now’s a good time to revisit one of the most entertaining horror comedies of recent years.
The performers — and especially the wrestlers played by the series’ outstanding co-leads Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin — have pondered whether they’re being exploited, or if their league’s director Sam (Marc Maron) has been feeding his audience gross ethnic stereotypes packaged as satire.
But for the most part “GLOW” has been among the lightest of Netflix’s original series, telling short, punchy stories about likable underdogs. criminal profiling, “Mindhunter” returns for a second season, set a few years later between 19.
The simple plot here is primarily an excuse to pack in spectacular fight sequences set in colorful urban locations, all choreographed and shot with flair.—‘Cable Girls’ Season 4Starts streaming: August 9The early seasons of this stylish Spanish melodrama introduced the world of late ‘20s Madrid, and focused on four young career women trying to combat sexist attitudes while working at a telephone company.
As the story plays out, “Cable Girls” features more serious intrigue, with the heroines getting caught up in criminal conspiracies amid the increasingly turbulent political and economic situations in Spain and abroad.—‘GLOW’ Season 3Starts streaming: August 9The acclaimed women’s wrestling sitcom “GLOW” had its share of heavy moments across the first two seasons.
From series staples , we can’t wait to sink our teeth into all the tears and petty drama.
We’ve based our predicted start dates on prior years and the info each network has released so far.
’Starts streaming: August 16The writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s bizarre art-horror film “Mother!
” has polarized audiences since its theatrical release in 2017.
But it’s also about three late-middle-aged women sowing some wild oats in a city of endless possibilities.—‘Dazed and Confused’Starts streaming: August 16Like a lot of cult favorites, the writer-director Richard Linklater’s retro high school movie “Dazed and Confused” took a while to find its audience.