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Netflix TUDUM: OTT Platform Announces Renewal of ‘Sex Education,’ ‘The Crown,’ at First Global Fan-Event

Netflix’s first global fan-event TUDUM saw several highly anticipated announcements including renewals of popular shows like Sex Education, The Crown, Emily In Paris, Enola Holmes, The Witcher, and Stranger Things among others on Saturday.

Netflix also released the first glimpse of the fantasy show Sandman. It is based on Neil Gaiman‘s book by the same name and is made for DC. Actor Tom Sturridge will be seen essaying the role of Death.

The streaming giant announced that the popular shows Money Heist and Ozark, will end with their respective fifth and fourth seasons.

Singer and rapper Kanye West will be seen in the documentary, Jeen-yuhs. The film, that was shot two decades ago, “is an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye’s experience, showcasing both his formative days trying to break through and his life today as a global brand and artist.”

The OTT platform announced the fourth season of Stranger Things, and added that Creel House will be the newest location.

The first look of the second season of Bridgerton was released, with all-new cast members. Featuring Sex Education actor Simone Ashley in the lead role, it will start streaming in 2022.

The fifth season of the Emmy award-winning show The Crown, will be out in November 2022. Imelda Staunton, who is renowned for playing Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films, will take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II.

In addition to this, Netflix also released exclusive clips of the second season of the upcoming The Witcher, and into the making of The Witcher: Blood Origin, the prequel series.

“The fun thing about Blood Origin is that we get to tell the story of what happened before the books, before the Conjunction of the Spheres, the big calamitous events that happened, that merged the worlds of monsters and men,” said show-runner Declan De Barra.

He added that the sequel show will be set underwater. “It’s the origin of the elves.”

Teaser of Extraction 2 and the trailer of Army of Thieves, was released as well.

Netflix’s slate for India comprised glimpses into films like Dhamaka, Vishal Bhardwaj‘s next Khufiya, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s show Heeramandi.

Speaking about what he called a “mega-series,” that will be based on the courtesans of Lahore, Bhansali said, “Heeramandi was something that my friend Moin Baig brought to me as a 14-page story 14 years ago. It tells you the story of the courtesans, pre-independence. The politics within the brothels and how to emerge as the winner,” he said.

In addition to the above, Netflix released a separate slate for its anime films and shows.