Netflix Originals in English Coming in June 2023
Netflix is a streaming giant known for its vast collection of TV shows and movies. Like every month, Netflix will be releasing several highly anticipated English language originals, including dramas, comedies, and documentaries in June 2023. English Language Originals Releasing on Netflix in June Black Mirror (Season 6) The popular dystopian anthology series "Black Mirror" is making a comeback, and fans won't have to wait long for it. The show's sixth season is set to premiere on Netflix in June of 2023. The season 6, helmed by director Charlie Brooker, features an impressive cast of actors, including Aaron Paul, Anjana Vasan, Annie Murphy, Auden Thornton, Ben Barnes, Clara Rugaard, Daniel Portman, and others. In typical "Black Mirror" fashion, the newest season is expected to deliver more dark and disturbing storylines. The show is produced by Brooker and Jones' new production company, Broke & Bones. Read More: Web series Hotel Relax hits a new record: Bongo Manifest (Season 4 – Part 2) Manifest, a popular supernatural drama series, is set to release its final 10 episodes on June 2. The storyline centers around a group of 191 passengers who went missing for five years and returned with supernatural abilities, including "callings" that guide them toward certain outcomes. The predicted Death Date of June 2, 2024, for these passengers, is significant in the show's lore, as it could also lead to the demise of humanity. Jeff Rake, the creator of this web series, has teased that the first calling in the final batch of episodes will change everything and that an unexpected character, Eagan, may hold the key to the passengers' salvation. Manifest stars Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas, have also made their directorial debuts in the final season. Tour de France: Unchained (Season 1) The upcoming documentary series, Tour de France Unchained, is set to premiere on June 8, as announced in the first official trailer released on Le Tour de France’s YouTube channel. The series, which is based on the 2022 race, was first announced in March 2022 as a collaboration between Netflix and A.S.O., the organizer of the Tour de France. Read More: May 2023 New Releases: Top 10 Upcoming South Indian Films Produced by Quadbox, a joint venture between Quad and Box to Box Films, the sports film producer behind the popular Formula 1 series Drive to Survive on Netflix, Tour de France Unchained will focus on the trials and tribulations of eight teams participating in the race, including Jumbo-Visma, and the eventual victory of Jonas Vingegaard. Never Have I Ever (Season 4) Never Have I Ever has been created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, and its fourth and final season is set to debut on June 8, 2023 on Netflix and will consist of ten episodes. The series is a coming-of-age comedy about a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl named Devi Vishwakumar, played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. The fourth season will revolve around Devi and her gang's senior year at Sherman Oaks High School, including prom, college, and more romance. The series will have a returning cast, including Darren Barnet and Jaren Lewison, along with the new cast Michael Cimino. The drama series is known for its comedic and touching portrayal of Devi's life, including her family, friends, and love life, while also addressing issues such as grief and identity. Read More: May 2023 New Releases: Netflix Original English Movies, Series Human Resources (Season 2) The second season of this web series will be released on Netflix on June 9, 2023. The show is a spinoff of the popular adult animation "Big Mouth" and features the daily lives of creatures such as Hormone Monsters, Depression Kitties, Shame Wizards, and more, as they help humans navigate various stages of life. This Netflix original series is created and executive produced by Kelly Galuska, Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett, and Mark Levin. The main stars include Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph, Aidy Bryant, David Thewlis, Randall Park, Keke Palmer, and Brandon Kyle Goodman, among others. The second season is said to be the final season of the series, and any remaining storylines will be wrapped up in "Big Mouth's" new episodes. The drama also features guest stars such as Florence Pugh, Miley Cyrus, Eugene Levy, Sam Richardson, Niecy Nash-Betts, Jason Mantzoukas, and Isabella Rossellini. Read More: 10 Netflix Originals Coming in April 2023
Vicky Zahed's First Web Series 'Silence' to Hit Binge this February
OTT (Over-the-Top) platforms have revolutionized the service of watching TV with web content on the Internet. OTT offers users an alternative way to watch their favorite TV shows, movies, and other content. Nowadays, different local OTT platforms have become increasingly popular in Bangladesh. The emergence of new forms of Bengali serials following the trend of international web series is giving a power boost to the entertainment industry. In his legacy, the Bangla OTT platform Binge offers a wide range of available content. The popular playwright and director Vicky Zahed's first web series 'Silence' is going to be a more blazing example of this evolution. The web series stars a bunch of popular and talented actors from old to new generations. Let’s get updated about this thriller series which is waiting to be released on Binge screen in the upcoming February month. Vicky Zahed: A Storyteller Who Plays with the Psychology of his Audience The birth date of Vicky Zahed is August 29, 1990. He spent his entire childhood and adolescence in Dhaka. Although he studied textile engineering, he went straight to visual media after his studies from the Bangladesh University of Textiles. Taking this new career turn was not very pleasant. On the other hand, he had to fight a lot with himself and his family in addition to pursuing his career against the tide. Read More: Angela Bassett’s Oscar nomination for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” first acting nod for a Marvel movie After several works, 26-year-old Vicky Zahed finally got the limelight in 2016 for the short film 'Moments'. In line with its popularity, 'Maya', 'Doyal', 'Durbin', and 'Aaj Amar Pala' were released one by one. Through these works, he basically tried to understand his audience as well as taught himself. With 'Dwitiyo Shuchona', 'Priyo Adnan', and 'Kaikobaad', he continued to redefine the thriller genre in Bangladesh. Each of his creations comes with fresh themes, concepts, and storylines which have entertained the fans of the Bangla thriller genre. The drama 'Chirokal Aaj' and the web film series ‘Punorjonmo’ finally marked a long milestone in his career. Vicky became the focus of patronage for many prominent figures in the entertainment industry. Punorjonmo-3 became one of the most viewed videos on YouTube within just 12 hours of its release. Even those who did not know Vicky till then watched the film and went back to watch its first parts. Read More: Top 10 Upcoming English TV Shows on Netflix in February 2023 Now, Vicky Zahed’s creations come first, when it comes to crime, thriller, supernatural, and suspense dramas or movies in Bangladesh. This is very obvious for him to be a devoted fan of Alfred Hitchcock, the father of the modern thriller genre in Hollywood. He candidly admits his interest in playing with the psychology of the audience. Even to critics, he is unabashed, straightforward, and spontaneous in his storytelling.
‘I wasn’t necessarily acting’: Chanchal Chowdhury on ‘Karagar-2’
Acclaimed Bangladeshi actor Chanchal Chowdhury shared his thoughts in a social media post, stating that his acting was a reflection of his personal self in the much-anticipated Hoichoi original web series “Karagar-2”. Chanchal Chowdhury shared a poem penned by Dibyo Jyoti, who played the young professor David Adams, the lead character of the series. “My deep personal feeling was reflected in the expression of my character. I wasn’t necessarily acting,” Chanchal wrote in that post. Read: “Ghotona Shotto” infuriates audiences for insensitive portrayal of children with special needs While sharing Dibyo’s poem, the renowned actor wrote, “Even he wasn’t acting, I believe. This was a highly emotional time for Karagar-2 because of the way both of us were feeling.” Mentioning his father’s illness, he wrote, he was looking for the answer to another question. “For 13 days now, my father has been in the ICU on life support. We are just counting days now. How did Dibyo put my unconscious father’s thoughts into words?” Read: Humayun Ahmed: The Creator of Versatile Fictional Characters Dibyo’s mother, actress Shahnaz Khushi, read out the poem at the hospital on Sunday. “We couldn't hold back our tears,” Chanchal added. “Karagar 2” is the sequel to Syed Ahmed Shawki’s mystery thriller series “Karagar” – starring Chanchal Chowdhury, Intekhab Dinar, Tasnia Fareen, Dibya Jyoti, FS Nayeem, and Afzal Hossain, among many others. The first season of “Karagar” became a runaway hit in Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal. Read More: Netflix New Release January 2023: 10 Most Hyped English Movies, Series
Misha Sawdagor makes his OTT debut with ‘Jodi Ami Beche Firi’
Misha Sawdagor, famous for playing villain roles in Bengali films, is now debuting on OTT platform with Chorki’s limited series ‘Jodi Ami Beche Firi’. Tanim Parvez directed series will stream on Chorki on Thursday. Director Tanim will make his debut on OTT platform. Misha has played the role of a corrupt engineer who gifted his girlfriend a flat to balance his extramarital affair hidden from his wife. But unfortunately he gets stuck in the elevator of that building around which the story revolves. Read: Misha re-elected president of Bangladesh Cholochitro Shilpi Samiti “As I’m claustrophobic my body literally starts shaking when I go to basement, dark places or get on elevators so was a bit tensed when I heard the story revolves around an elevator. But managed to complete the shooting well anyway,”said Misha while sharing his shooting experience. About working in OTT for the first time Misha said “The experience working with Chorki was definitely different as it happens when we meet new people and go to new places.” "Chorki has already established its place in audience’s eyes so I kept that in mind from the very beginning and tried to use my seriousness in playing the role as much as possible," he added. Read This is what Nuhash’s Hulu project is about The story is amazingly based on human psychology and the character he played was realistic, said Misha. “The character will not feel imposed rather as if it is extracted from real life people around you. There are also many messages for audience in the story,” he said. Besides actor Misha Sawdagor, the ‘Jodi Ami Beche Firi’ series includes Bijori Barkatullah, and Dilruba Hossain Doyel. Read Rayhan Rafi’s new film ‘Nisshash’ to be released on Chorki
Nuhash Humayun: I want to experiment, make mistakes
Several young filmmakers are now taking Bangladeshi content to the international arena, and Nuhash Humayun is one of them. With drama projects such as ‘Hotel Albatross’, the short film ‘700 Taka’, web series ‘Pet Kata Shaw’, his recent short film 'Moshari' and his upcoming project for the international OTT platform Hulu, Nuhash's career is gaining momentum towards global success. After the success of 'Moshari' at two 'Oscar qualifying’ film festivals (HollyShorts Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival), audiences in Bangladesh have been wondering where and when to see the film, and answering that question, Nuhash told UNB that the short film is going to be available for Bangladeshi viewers in October. Regarding the work plan and experience, he said, "Interest of our viewers always sparks inspiration for any content creator. I have been blessed with that interest and our audiences might not have to wait too long for ‘Moshari’, which I hope everyone will be able to see in October.” Read:'Beauty Circus’ & ‘Operation Sundarban’ set the ball rolling for Bangladesh film industry “Working on this project has been really different for me. To succeed, I had to wait ten years. The idea for the plot first came to me ten years ago, but at the time there was no support since I dared to experiment with such fiction. I still needed a lot of creative support when I started developing ‘Moshari’, but I managed to finish it. Additionally, I've received a lot of reaction from audiences abroad. Now I’m eagerly waiting for Bangladeshi audiences’ reaction.” The news that Nuhash Humayun has created content for the international OTT platform Hulu broke the local internet, while the conversation regarding ‘Moshari’ was still going on. The completed content, which features numerous well-known Bangladeshi actors, is already in Hulu’s pipeline; however, due to the embargo till the official promotion from Hulu, Nuhash is currently keeping a lot of information about the project private.
“Many thought my decision to quit job for acting was a mistake”
When the dream is big, age or time can’t contain it. The career graph of actor Nasir Uddin Khan is a testament to this. Although Nasir became popular with the web series ‘Mohanagar’, he has been acting for more than two decades. Nasir started acting in 1995, through joining the Chattogram-based drama group Teerjok. Soon, acting became his main focus instead of studies or jobs. Read VR installation begins at Drik Studio reimagining future of libraries Meanwhile, Nasir started a family and was soon blessed with two children. However, passion ruled over practicality and Nasir took the bold decision of quitting his job and focus solely on acting. Read: Distributors claim “Hawa” among top 30 US box office hits His massive success justifies that decision. While talking to UNB, Nasir said that when he first came to Dhaka in 2016, he had no idea what would happen next. “People close to me used to say that I should get a job for the sake of paying my bills. But I came to Dhaka to be an actor, nothing else. Most people who knew me thought I was making a big mistake. But I was confident and now I know that my decision was right,” said Nasir. Although the showbiz industry had to go through a tough time during the Covid-19 pandemic, the OTT platforms started to gain popularity at the same time. Bangladesh was no exception. Read When Bollywood actor Padmini Kolhapure kissed King Charles A wind of change has taken over the local entertainment industry since the start of web series production. While these web series have offered the audience the expertise of multiple directors, they have also turned many actors into stars overnight. “The OTT platforms met the needs of the audience at a time when the showbiz industry was going through a crisis. My career also took a turn after acting in a web series, thanks to the OTT platforms,” said Nasir. Nasir has recently become the talk of the town after the release of the film ‘Hawa’. Many are saying that the film is the turning point of Nasir’s acting career. But the actor thinks otherwise. Read Green University English Club stages “Macbeth” “Life doesn’t follow a straight line. We have to live with both the good and bad. I view my career this way. There will be many highs and many lows in my acting career. Hawa will definitely help my career grow, but I don’t think this will be the turning point,” added Nasir. Currently, Nasir Uddin Khan is busy with Hawa’s publicity and shooting for some new films. The actor is working on two new films and some new web series.
Netflix Web Series Decoupled Review
What happens to a couple who used to be in love, but later they don’t want to be together anymore? Well, in real life, the outcome is uncertain, while in the movies/ TVs, we predict a happy ending. Netflix’s new sitcom from India, Decoupled, seems to be trying to break the traditional outcome. Released on December 17, 2021, Decoupled has become India’s No Netflix series in less than a week. This article will discuss the plot of Decoupled, review, actors, and director. Decoupled Plot In the face of an uncertain future, celebrity author Arya Iyer (R Madhavan) and finance manager Shruti Sharma Iyar (Surveen Chawla) decide to break their marriage. After several years together as a couple, they are now looking for separation on good terms with co-parenting responsibilities in regards to their school-going daughter Rohini. The decision is made easier when it comes time to finally announce this major change; both even planned to host a separation party in Goa. That’s how the series proceeds with humor and comedy. But what happens at the end? Well, you will need to watch the full 8 episodes. Read ‘Spider-Man’ surpasses $1B globally in second weekend Decoupled Review The series’ writer-creator Manu Joseph and director Hardik Mehta don't bother with going into the background of how Arya ended up in love with Shruti, but they do introduce us to them as an unhappy couple. The series begins with a narrative, and each of the eight episodes has a title. Each title represents the gist of the whole episode. Even though Arya is a guy who speaks his mind and gets into trouble every single time, Shruti prefers him to be more careful with what he says. On rare occasions when she does hear him speak candidly in public places like restaurants or on trains- which happens more often than one would think -her embarrassment knows no bounds! Read Naseeruddin Shah to star in Bangladesh film ‘Project Omi’
'Decoupled' Trailer: Three Idiots' Farhan and Sacred Games' JoJo coupled in the Netflix web series
The first trailer of the Netflix web series 'Decoupled' is finally out. Three Idiots' Farhan and Sacred Games' JoJo were seen having a hilarious conjugal fight in the trailer released on November 10. For the first time, Madhavan is playing a character depicting an outspoken and uncompromising role. Simplicity, elegance, and loyalty were the main aspects of this actor's previously played on-screen roles so far. But his fans will see another Madhavan in 'Decoupled' from December 17. Let's get to know some details about this new comedy-drama. The story of the Netflix web series 'Decoupled' Arya, a professional writer, and his wife Shruti threw a party to officially announce their divorce. But gradually this separation began to take the form of a strange relationship. Their respective ideologies came up through small arguments. No matter what people say in front or behind, they were trying to outsmart one another. Even though, the love for each other continued to be exposed through some heavy humor, where their only daughter was the excuse for both of them. Read Korea Film and Tourism Festival 2021 starts in Dhaka on Nov 24 People behind the making of ‘Decoupled’ The story of the web series is written by Manu Joseph, former editor of the Indian weekly English magazine 'Open'. The 2020 movie 'Sirius Man' starring Nawazuddin was based on his novel of the same name. The novel won the Best Fiction Award in 2010 in a renowned Indian magazine The Hindu review. This Netflix show is directed by a young Indian writer, and film director- Hardik Mehta. Hardik's career in Bollywood began as a script supervisor for the popular films Mausam (2011), Lutera (2013), and Queen (2013). His first movie 'Kamiyab' was premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in 2018. It was later shown in Indian theaters in 2020. Mehta has written a two-episode screenplay for the 2020 Amazon Prime video web series named 'Patal Lok'. His short documentary 'Amdavad Ma Famous' won multiple awards at home and abroad, including the National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film in India. Read Hong Kong Asian Film Festival: 'Rehana Maryam Noor' bags New Talent Award The casting of Netflix show 'Decoupled' Madhavan plays the Arya Iyer role in this web series. R. Madhavan, who made his debut in Tamil cinema, is the protagonist of many commercially successful movies. Among them, Rang De Basanti (2006), Guru (2007), and Three-Idiots (2009) became the highest-grossing films of all time in India. This popular star bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, and Best Actor, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor, and International Tamil Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. Shruti, another major role in the series, is played by Surveen Chawla, an Indian dancer and a well-known actress both on small and big screens. Surveen made her big screen debut through a Kannada film. She starred in the popular 2019 Netflix web series 'Sacred Games'. She won the Best Actress award jointly with Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee, and Lehar Khan at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles for her performance in the 2015 movie 'Parched'. Read How scandals shaped Bollywood over the years Moreover, the 'Decoupled' series also stars Atul Kumar, Navneet Singh Kohli, Himani Bhatia, and Shrestha Banerjee. Final word In addition to watching Madhavan's new character, viewers will also encounter some great humor in the 'Decoupled' web series. The contrariety of the traditional lifestyle wrapped by deep humor will make the series more enjoyable. Moreover, the series could also diversify the screenplay by maintaining the trend of Indian content, which has already created a distinct field through international OTT. Read "Before I Die": The First British Bangladeshi Martial Arts Film to Release Internationally
Squid Game: Netflix Original Korean Web Series gets worldwide popularity
The latest vibe to the global tide of Korean pop culture is the Netflix Original Korean Web Series ‘Squid Game’. Most viewed TV shows of the week, most streamed web programs, most discussed topics on social media; all of these records are now in the possession of Squid Game. Within decades of the Gangnam style, Squid Games have made a royal appearance alongside BTS on social media. Let's take a look at the details of this sensational web series. Netflix original ‘Squid Game’ at a glance The South Korean TV series was released worldwide from Netflix on September 17, 2021. Hwang-dong-hyuk is the screenwriter and director of this thriller drama series. The series, set in the context of the Dystopian period, is named after a game of Korean children. To win the game, a team tries to put their feet on the head of a squid painted on the floor. Another group, on the other hand, tried to prevent them from approaching the design. Read:‘Squid Game’ strikes nerve in debt-ridden South Korea The drama shows 456 players competing to win the prize worth 45.6 billion. However, the main purpose of the competition is to feed the entertainment of western investors. Gradually as the game pushes each player against each other, players realize they are stuck in a maze of death. The series stars Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-Jae, Wi Ha-Joon, O Yeong-Soo, Jung Ho-Yeon, Heo Sung-Tae, Kim Joo-Ryoung, and Anupam Tripathi. Read Munshigiri: Another Epic Creation of Amitabh Reza Featuring Chanchal Chowdhury The TV series, produced by Siren Pictures Inc. has so far shown a season of 9 episodes. Behind the popularity of ‘Squid Games’ One of the reasons behind the rise of Squid Games is the subtitles in 37 languages and dubbing versions in 34 languages. That’s why the screenplay of helpless adults winning children's games has been well received by the audience. Moreover, the series lovers have been able to pay attention to the characters as they have not exaggerated the whole drama with the details of the game. And in this way, the TV show has tried to impress the viewers with the drama of various characters. The series surpassed 13 million followers on social media in the first three weeks of its premiere. Read James Bond Movie 'No Time to Die' is Finally Going to Be Released Not to mention the credit for Netflix, which accounts for 45.8 percent of OTT's industry-leading digital content.
Web Series "Boli": Chanchal Chowdhury Again in an Unprecedented Character
Chanchal Chowdhury, a successful actor with diverse characters, recently surprised his fans by posting a picture of him with a bald head. This selfie in fact originates from the new web series 'Boli' made for the Hoichoi platform. The shooting of the web series 'Boli' started on September 15, 2021. Hoichoi's viewers will be able to enjoy this web content from next December. Let's get some insights about this web series still behind-the-curtain. Read:24th National Art Exhibition extended till September 25 The story and crew behind the web series 'Boli' Shongkho Dash Gupta, a well-known advertisement maker in the media, has started the work of 'Boli' focusing on the traditional game of Boli in Chittagong. The 'Boli' team has kept everyone curious about the background of the series. Apart from Chanchal Chowdhury, Sohana Saba, Safa Kabir, Moushumi Mou, Ziaul Haque Palash, and Sohail Mandal Rana also star in 'Boli'. Director and actor Salauddin Lavlu is embarking on his journey on the web platform through 'Boli'. Good Company is in the production of 'Boli'. Shonkho Dash's team is working on a plan to finish the shooting in two weeks. Read:Pandemic fiction: Fall books include stories of the virus Chanchal Chowdhury in portraying another versatile character This is Chanchal Chowdhury's second work on the same platform after his huge success in 'Taqdir'. Although this is Chanchal Chowdhury's first work with new web series maker Shonkho Dash Gupta, he is quite optimistic about 'Boli'. His fellow actors and actresses also acknowledge the versatility of his acting. He has established his name in every community of the entertainment arena as well as in the audience through the characters of Shonai of ‘Monpura’, ‘Aynabaji’ and ‘Misir Ali’ of ‘Devi’. So far, Chanchal Chowdhury has won the National Film Award for Best Actor twice, the Merrill-Prothom-Alo Award for Critics and Audience Survey, and the RTV Star Award for Best Central Actor. This stage-play actor doesn’t limit his make-up to just wigs and fake beards. Being a student of fine arts, Chanchal Chowdhury's art knowledge about make-up is obvious. So this natural actor is very careful in the case of make-up to portray the character. Read:Spl show to commemorate Aug 21 grenade massacre Chanchal Chowdhury's fluent movement in web media Chanchal Chowdhury’s fame spread even more after the release of 'Taqdir' on the Indian OTT platform Hoichoi. Since then he has been a regular in web content. He has already gained viewership by working in Giyasuddin Selim's 'Jatri', Krishnendu Chattopadhyay and Tanim Noor's 'Contract', Rabiul Alam Robi's 'Unoloukik'. This maestro stars in popular director Amitabh Reza Chowdhury's first web series 'Munshigiri' which is on its way to the unveiling. For the first time, the Bangladeshi web serial is being featured on India's OTT platform G5. The name of the serial directed by Golam Sohrab Dodul is 'Roopkatha Noy' where Chanchal Chowdhury plays the central character. Read:Legal actions will be taken against the creators of 'Ghotona Shotto' Verdict Chanchal Chowdhury's fans believe that he will be able to do justice to his name in the web series 'Boli' to keep up with his continuity in successfully showing the characters’ diversity. Chanchal Chowdhury's iconic character 'Boli' can uplift his career as well as popularity to a new height. What is more? The production of versatile web series like ‘Boli’, Bangladeshi contents can acquire an honorable place among the South-Asian web series.