On Saturday, Sept. 25, Netflix streamed their first global fan event on YouTube, called “TUDUM” — aptly named after the distinctive sound you hear when you press play on a Netflix original. The three-hour occasion featured teasers, trailers and sneak peeks of upcoming projects and updates on our favorite shows. In case you missed it, here’s VALLEY’s recap of some of the exciting announcements.
“Stranger Things” Season 4 Teaser
Early in the livestream, Netflix debuted a long-awaited new teaser for the fourth season of “Stranger Things.” The clip offers fans a first look at the “Creel House,” showing a happy family before things become, well, strange. It then cuts to the modern day, with the house now abandoned and being explored by Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Steve (Joe Keery), Max (Sadie Sink), Nancy (Natalia Dyer), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Robin (Maya Hawke) — some of the show’s most beloved characters — before revealing the series will return in 2022.
“Bridgerton” Season 2 Teaser
A minute-long clip hinting at the return of the hit Regency-era romance had social media rejoicing. The series’ second season will tell the tale of Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), the eldest of the Bridgerton siblings, as he attempts to marry and continue his family line. The teaser features a tense exchange between Bridgerton and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), the season’s female lead.
“La Casa De Papel” Clip
The characters of the crime drama also known as “Money Heist” focus on one thing in this exclusive clip — survival. The group of robbers are trying to make it out of the Bank of Spain alive after their leader, The Professor (Álvaro Morte), disappears. The second installment of the fifth and final season will release Dec. 3, 2021.
“The Crown” Season 5 Date Announcement
Imelda Staunton, whom you might recognize as Professor Umbridge in the “Harry Potter” movies, announced the November 2022 release date for the fifth season of this historical drama. Staunton is part of the third and final cast cycle and will play Queen Elizabeth II, succeeding Olivia Colman, who played the monarch in the third and fourth seasons, and Claire Foy, who started it all in the show’s first two seasons.
“The Sandman” First Look
This captivating sneak peek left DC Comics fans enthralled. Adapted for television, Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” is one of the most highly-anticipated projects of the year, and with no official release date yet. Gaiman is also an executive producer of the series and introduced it during the livestream.
“Drifting Home” Teaser Trailer
Japanese animation company Studio Colorido announced its third full-length anime feature film will be released on the streaming platform in 2022. Described as an “adventure fantasy as summer ends,” the film’s teaser trailer introduced viewers to two childhood friends, Kosuke and Natsume, as they mysteriously drift into the sea and must find their way back home.
“Don’t Look Up” Teaser
Toward the end of the livestream, a clip from the upcoming blockbuster “Don’t Look Up” made an appearance. The scene highlights a comedic exchange between Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence (who play astronomers) trying to warn Meryl Streep and Jonah Hill (playing the president and the chief of staff, respectively) that a comet is hurtling towards Earth. The film’s star-studded cast also includes Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi and Chris Evans. It is scheduled to release in select theaters on Dec. 10, 2021, before streaming on Netflix on Dec. 24.
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