Tuesday, July 18, 2017

TV Streaming Into The Future

Thanks to new series like Amazon Prime's "American Gods", pushing the boundaries of what can be shown on television, cable TV has entered a whole new level of uncensored programming.

Cable TV - and more recently online streaming - used to be a platform that allowed more freedom than the big screen, and with the adventures of "American Gods" character 'Ricky Whittle' aka 'Shadow Moon' and the various characters around him, supernatural or otherwise, we have reached a new level...

... following the success of HBO's "Game of Thrones", that also made it uncensored to pay TV.

And with Netflix set to release "The Witcher" TV series, adapting the video games, rated "18+" (and 14+ by parents, according to Common Sense Media), the next batch of bold, original small screen entertainment will continue including:

Black Mirror (Season 4 - Netflix)

The compelling Brit science fiction TV series  "Black Mirror", exploring the effect of the internet and social media on society, returns to Netflix. The first two seasons of the series (with three episodes each) entered the future of tech and social media, with Netflix's third season continuing with the same style, adding action and mutants to the mix.

Mindhunter (Netflix)

The upcoming Netflix series, debuting October 2017, stars Anna Torv of "Fringe" fame, directed and produced by David Fincher ("Fight Club"),  based on the book "Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit" written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series revolves around two 'FBI' agents, played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, who interview imprisoned killers to try to solve ongoing cold cases.

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

The latest "Star Trek" TV series, stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh on board the 'USS Discovery', taking place a decade before the events in the original series, debuting September 2017.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "American Gods", "Black Mirror", "Mind Hunter" and "Star Trek : Discovery"...