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The Best Horror TV Shows on Netflix Right Now



The Best Horror TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

Looking for a good streaming scream? Sometimes we want a horror movie, but sometimes we want a lot of horror, and when you’re looking for those binge-watch thrills there’s nothing better than a horror TV show to scratch the itch.

Fortunately, Netflix has a pretty impressive library of scary series, from classics like The Twilight Zone to modern ratings juggernauts like American Horror Story. Of course, if anthologies aren’t your thing, not to worry! There are horror comedies like Ash vs Evil Dead and Santa Clarita Diet, downright scary dramas like Penny Dreadful and Bates Motel, and of course, everybody’s favorite nostalgic binge, Stranger Things.

As always, we’ve got you covered with your streaming needs. So if you’re still looking for a scare and don’t find it here, be sure to check out our run down of The Best Horror Movies on Netflix, The Best Horror Movies on Amazon, The Best Halloween Movies on Netflix, and the Best Halloween Movies on Hulu for more.


Keep an eye out as we continue to add new titles to the list below, and be sure to sound off with your favorite spooky, suspenseful, and downright scary series on Netflix in the comments.

Editor’s Note: This post was last updated on September 4 to reflect the latest horror shows on Netflix.

Recently Added: Brand New Cherry Flavor

Expiring Soon: Penny Dreadful


Brand New Cherry Flavor

Created by: Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion

Cast: Rosa Salazar, Catherine Keener, Eric Lange, Manny Jacinto, Jeff Ward

The newest Netflix original on this list, and one of the wildest shows to hit the streamer in ages, Brand New Cherry Flavor is one fucked up, imaginative, and unsettling revenge story. Rosa Salazar stars as an ambitious young filmmaker who makes her way to Hollywood only to have her film stolen out from under her by a sleazy producer (Eric Lange). Seeking vengeance, she recruits the help of a mysterious witch (Catherine Keener), invoking a curse that drags all their lives to hell. Co-created by Channel Zero‘s Nick Antosca, Brand New Cherry Flavor has a similar freaky, far-out scare-factor and inventive approach to world-building. Brand New Cherry Flavor was billed as a limited series, and it certainly works as a comprehensive narrative, but the universe it builds is so captivating, idiosyncratic, and downright creepy, I’m still hoping they find new ways to tell stories in it. – Haleigh Foutch


Ju-On Origins

Director: Sho Miyake

Cast: Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Yuina Kuroshima, Ririka, Koki Osamura, Seiko Iwaido, Kai Inowaki, Ryushin Tei, Yuya Matsuura, Kaho Tsuchimura, Tokio Emoto, Nobuko Sendo, Kana Kurashina

Not for the soft of heart or stomach, Netflix’s addition to the Ju-On legacy brings a slow-burn but brutal new spin to the beloved horror franchise, fusing the haunting J-horror aesthetics with a strong slasher influence. Framed as the “true story” behind the curse we’ve seen unfold throughout the long-running franchise, Ju-On Origins depicts the grisly act of violence that stained the cursed home with the “grudge” and the cycle of echoing violence that followed, ranging from effectively disturbing to downright shocking. Though the multi-timeline narrative can be difficult to parse out from time to time, Origins delivers an effective reinvention of the Ju-On legacy that fuses the haunting, atmospheric horror of the franchise we know and love with a seedier, grislier, much bloodier approach. – Haleigh Foutch


Created by: Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat


Cast: Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, John Heffernan, Morfydd Clark, Lydia West, Mark Gatiss, Joanna Scanlan

There are many, many Dracula adaptations but few that get it so right and then so incredibly wrong as the 2020 BBC adaptation. From Doctor Who and Sherlock duo Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, Dracula stars Claes Bang as the titular literary icon, and the first (and best) episode faithfully reconstructs his evolution from a decrepit lord of a far-off castle to a satiated and seductive immortal monster. Bang delivers one of the best on-screen Dracula’s in ages through every step, and from the quietly chilling early frames to the blood-soaked chaos of the grand finale, the first installment is an absolute must-watch.

Unfortunately, the final two parts never reach those heights again, and while the second episode is a hit-and-miss interpretation of the seafaring leg of Dracula’s journey that often feels more Sherlock than Dracula, the third and final episode is a baffling misfire in almost every possible way (and not just because of that galling twist). But no matter how strong my distaste may be for the way it ends, my enthusiasm for how it begins is just as intense, which is what earns it a spot on this list. – Haleigh Foutch

The Haunting of Bly Manor

Creator: Mike Flanagan

Cast: Victoria Pedretti, T’Nia Miller, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Amelia Eve, Rahul Kohli, Tahirah Sharif, Amelia Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel, and Carla Gugino


The follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House is a new story with new characters and a new setting, but it’s just as emotionally devastating as that Netflix original series. Based on the works of author Henry James, most prominently Turn of the Screw, this terrific new season takes place in the 1980s and follows a young American woman with an enigmatic past who is hired on as an au pair for two young children at the titular Bly Manor. But all is not what it appears to be at Bly, and horrors ensue. While Hill House was extremely scary, Bly Manor is not – nor is it trying to be. This is Gothic romance ghost story, and in that way it’s actually quite romantic and emotional, but definitely still spooky. And you will definitely be an emotional mess by the time you reach the end. – Adam Chitwood

The Walking Dead

Developed by: Frank Darabont

Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, David Morrissey, Melissa McBride, Scott Wilson, Michael Cudlitz, Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Katelyn Nacon, Tom Payne, Khary Payton, Samantha Morton, Ryan Hurst, Cooper Andrews, Callan McAuliffe

Love it or hate it (and it’s been on the air so dang long you’ve probably had time to do both, maybe a couple of times by now), there’s no denying that The Walking Dead is a juggernaut of horror TV. The AMC show that brought hallmarks of classic zombie apocalypse movies to the series format, The Walking Dead also kicked down the door for a new era of horror TV, and a lot of the shows on this list would probably never have been made if it hadn’t become such a mega-hit.


Based on Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel of the same name, The Walking Dead follows the scraggly survivors of the zombie apocalypse, from one nightmare scenario to the next, backed by extraordinary work from their VFX team (led by the legendary Greg Nicotero) and an ever-evolving but consistently strong ensemble cast. Like any show that runs for more than a decade, The Walking Dead has a lot of highs and lows, but when it’s good, it’s some of the best old-fashioned zombie survival storytelling that features some of the most phenomenally crafted zombie designs of all time, in film and TV alike. –Haleigh Foutch


Creator: Kim Eun-hee

Cast: Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong, Bae Doo-na, Kim Sung-kyu

The wait is over, Season 2 is streaming, and Kingdom remains one of the best horror shows on Netflix. The ambitious South Korean horror drama heads back to 1500s Korea, where royal machinations meet a viral pandemic of the undead. The series is epic in scope, staging massive battle scenes amidst the striking scenery, and as a period drama, Kingdom offers a unique take on the zombie drama rich with royal politics, class warfare, and a sword-swinging army pitted against the legions of undead. Not to mention a very welcome aesthetic and tonal change of pace to the well-worn genre. Come for the hoards of zombies, stay for the absolutely ruthless Queen (who gives Cersei a run for her money); either way Kingdom is can’t-miss horror TV. — Haleigh Foutch



Creators: Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert, Adi Shankar

Cast: Richard Armitage, James Callis, Alejandra Reynoso, Graham McTavish, Tony Amendola, Matt Frewer, Emily Swallow

It’s dark, it’s bloody, and it’s violent. Castlevania pulls no punches and manages to amp up what’s admittedly one of the most beloved video games and mythologies of the modern era. The first season serves to introduce Vlad Tepes, a.k.a. Dracula, and his motivation for waging war against the human race. It also sets up the trio of Trevor Belmont, Alucard, and Sypha Belnades, who will act opposite the dreaded Count in future conflicts.

Dead Set

Creator: Charlie Brooker

Cast: Jaime Winstone, Riz Ahmed, Liz May Brice, Kevin Eldon, Andy Nyman, Warren Brown, Beth Cordingly


With a lean five-episode run, Charlie Brooker‘s E4 mini-series feels a bit more like a fleshed-out (pun intended) zombie film than a proper tv series, but Dead Set finds a perfect balance between the two mediums with a runtime that neither feels rushed, nor overstays its welcome. Before Brooker earned international acclaim for Black Mirror (and before The Walking Dead singlehandedly dominated the zombie genre), he proved his knack for killer concepts with Dead Set – a zombie apocalypse drama set on eviction night at the Big Brother house. That unique vantage point allows Brooker to bring a refreshing spin on the zombie apocalypse (along with the running zombies that were all the rage in the early aughts), not unlike George Romero‘s concept-heavy approach to constantly reinventing the genre. While Brooker’s thematic sensibilities are firmly rooted in character-driven action of classic zombie cinema, he and director Yann Demange (‘71) gleefully exploit the Big Brother angle for every clever set-piece its worth. Led by excellent performances from Jamie Winstone and early-career Riz Ahmed, and featuring one of the most villainous moments of on-screen cowardice I’ve ever seen, Dead Set is a proper old-school zombie flick by way of mini-series with a touch of Brooker’s knack for distinctly modern terrors. — Haleigh Foutch


Creator: Samuel Bodin

Cast: Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Boujenah, Tiphaine Daviot

The French-language series Marianne came out of nowhere at the end of 2019 to absolutely scare the pants off of anyone who stumbled upon it. Victoire Du Bois stars as Emma, a famed horror writer who based her stories on a horrifying figure named Marrianne who tormented her in her childhood dreams. When Marianne starts appearing to her again, Emma returns to her hometown, and the lines between reality and fiction start to blur in truly terrifying ways. Marianne uses a lot of familiar tricks from the paranormal horror playbook — distended mouths and leering figures are a big factor — but they’re so well executed they tap right into that visceral reaction that made them so popular in the first place. Marianne can be brutal, it can be beautiful, and it laces in plenty of high-stakes character drama amidst the haunts, but most importantly, it is legit scary and unsettling as heck, making witches scarier than they have been since Anjelica Huston peeled off her face. — Haleigh Foutch


The Haunting of Hill House

Creator: Mike Flanagan

Cast: Carla Gugino, Michael Huisman, Kate Siegel, Mckenna Grace, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Elizabeth Reaser, Victoria Pedretti, Lulu Wilson, Timothy Hutton, Violet McGraw, Julian Hilliard,

Hush and Gerald’s Game filmmaker Mike Flanagan delivers his most ambitious Netflix project yet (and that’s really saying something when you’re talking about someone who successfully adapted Gerald’s Game) with The Haunting of Hill House. Inspired by Shirley Jackson‘s seminal ghost story, the series carries over almost none of Jackson’s narrative (though occasionally too much of her prose), and focuses instead on the haunted lives of the withering Crain family. Bouncing back and forth between the summer the Crain’s spent in the titular haunted mansion and the years of grief and family trauma they endured in the aftermath. Flanagan has proven in previous works that he’s got a knack for upsetting visuals and well-composed scares, but his great success in The Haunting of Hill House is the way he ties the scares into a rich, intertwining tale of family tinged with tragedy. Led by a spectacular ensemble, the series veers between emotional revelation and moments of horror that give you full-body chills. It’s the most moving and honest portrayal of mortality and grief this side of Six Feet Under, but it’ll give you a whole lot more nightmares. — Haleigh Foutch

Ash vs. Evil Dead

Creator: Ivan Raimi, Sam Raimi, Tom Spezialy

Cast: Bruce Campbell, Dana De Lorenzo, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Lee Majors, Ted Raimi


You asked for more Ash, baby, and boy did you get it! Created by Ivan Raimi, Sam Raimi and Tom Spezialy, the Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead picks up with Bruce Campbell‘s chainsaw-wielding king of groovy, Ash Williams, 30 years after the events of the original films. To no one’s surprise, he’s every bit the self-obsessed deadbeat with a gift for the ladies (and attracting the undead) that he was the last time we saw him. After he accidentally conjures some malevolent spirits (again), Ash is pitted against the forces of evil with two new pals at his side (Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago) and an intrepid investigator on his tail (Lucy Lawless). Ash vs. Evil Dead walks a fantastic line between the distinct tone of the films and the demands of the serialized format, honoring Raimi’s singular stylings without becoming beholden to them and opening up the world with inventive, disturbing, and always blood-soaked of the Evil Dead. —Haleigh Foutch

Penny Dreadful

Creator: John Logan

Cast: Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, Danny Sapani, Helem McCrory, Douglas Hodge, Simon Russell Beale

From The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen back to Abbot and Costello and Bobby Pickett‘s immortal song, monster mashes have been popular for decades, but they have rarely been created with such devotion and consummate style as John Logan‘s Penny Dreadful. The three-season Showtime series takes the hallmark characters — Dorian Grey, the Wolfman, Dr. Frankenstein and his monster (and his bride), Dracula and the lot — and reimagines their intertwined relationships in Victorian England. Created with a profound love for gothic horrors, Penny Dreadful remembers what so few do: that these monsters are born out of literary classics and they deserve to be taken seriously. Logan pays them that respect, diving deep into the psychological scars and supernatural scourges that haunt their lives, draw them together, and rend them apart. That love for the characters is translated on screen with all-around exceptional performances by Josh Hartnett, Rory Kinnear, and the incomparable Eva Green, in particular, and a flair for rich, decadent style in the proud tradition of Grand Guignol. — Haleigh Foutch


Santa Clarita Diet

Creator: Victor Fresco

Cast: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Skyler Gisdondo, Liv Hewson, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Richard T. Jones

Created by the mind behind the tragically short-lived Better off Ted, Santa Clarita Diet is a laugh-out-loud funny zany comedy anchored by killer comedic performances from Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, But don’t let that fool you, because this horror-comedy is also dripping in blood, body parts and bile each and every episode. Victor Fresco leans into that unrated Netflix freedom and serves up some seriously deranged imagery in his zombie comedy, with slowly-unfolding mythology to match, but he never loses sight of the heart of the series (and not just the still-beating hearts ripped from the chests of Shiela’s victims). Underneath the blood spatter and raucous comedy, Santa Clarita Diet is one of the best family comedies on TV, featuring the kind of supportive marriage most people would, well, kill for. — Haleigh Foutch

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Creator: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Cast: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Gavin Leatherwood, Lucy Davis, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Miranda Otto, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Alexis Denisof


A dark new spin on the beloved comic/90s TV icon Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina pulls from the recent comics run, re-imagining Sabrina as a righteous half-human born into a stifling, Satan-worshiping coven. While the teenage drama doesn’t always land (especially when it comes to the human half of the series,) but when Chilling Adventures hones in on The Academy of Unseen Arts and the institutions of its most powerful witches and warlocks, it treads into sumptuous, fascinating territory with surprisingly sharp insights on faith, church, and how they can be twisted into antiquated systems of control. Plus, there’s a badass magical cat. So, you know; sold. — Haleigh Foutch

Black Summer

Creator: John Hyams, Karl Schaefer

Cast: Jamie King, Christine Lee, Sal Velez Jr., Justin Chu Cary, Kelsey Flower, Erika Hau, Gwyneth Walsh

A Z Nation spinoff in concept alone, Netflix’s Black Summer ditches the camp in favor of the tried and true survivalist scares of the zombie genre, and while the series isn’t always consistent in quality, the series boasts a number of inspired scenes that boast some of the best zombie action in years. Jamie King stars as Rose, a woman desperate to find her daughter in the spreading zombie epidemic, but the series thrives on alternating perspectives, introducing an ensemble of characters that are rarely heroized or glamorized. To the contrary, they’re often baffling, infuriatingly stupid, and while that may be a deal-breaker for some, it can be a refreshingly honest depiction of how utterly unprepared the average person is for an apocalyptic nightmare. — Haleigh Foutch



Creators: Sera Gamble, Greg Berlanti

Cast: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Ambyr Childers, Victoria Pedretti, Jenna Ortega, James Scully, Shay Mitchell

The Lifetime series turned Netflix original You is a curious cocktail of genres. Based on the blended archetypes of romance and thrillers with a steady undercurrent of dark humor, You also veers straight into horror every now and then with some terrifying reveals. And the scariest trick of all? Making you fall for or feel for the murderous Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) no matter how many horrific deeds he does. That unusual blend makes for some of the most addictive binge-watching thrills you’ll find on Netflix. — Haleigh Foutch

American Horror Story

Created by: Ryan Murphy

Cast: Jessica Lange, Connie Britton, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, Dylan McDermott, Denis O’Hare, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates, Taissa Farmiga, Finn Wittrock, Chloe Sevigny


American Horror Story is classic soapy melodrama with a twisted horror infusion that I just adore. As a narrative, American Horror Story tends to falter, focusing on the “horror” over the “story”, but as a spectacle it always delivers. Inevitably, each season concocts a mad pastiche of horror traditions, turning familiar tropes into debauched, and sometimes downright kinky, tales of terror. Then there’s the genius concept — a rotating troupe of actors reinvented each season as they inhabit new time periods and subgenres. Genuinely amazing actors like Sarah Paulson, Angela Basset and Kathy Bates return to Murphy’s crazy worlds time and time again because they get to perform such unusual out-of-the-box roles, and it’s obvious how much fun they’re having doing it. But perhaps the greatest of all American Horror Story‘s achievements — it gifted us with the resurgence of Jessica Lange. All hail The Supreme. — Haleigh Foutch

Black Mirror

Created By: Charlie Brooker

Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kelly Macdonald, Hayley Atwell, Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Smiley, Rory Kinnear, Toby Kebbell, Daniel Kaluuya, Jesse Plemons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Letitia Wright, Jimmi Simpson, Alex Lawther, Wyatt Russell, Andrea Riseborough

American audiences were a bit late to the Channel 4 anthology series, but when Netflix released the first six episodes of Black Mirror to streaming, the internet collectively lost its mind over Charlie Brooker‘s dark, unsettling spin on contemporary culture. Often described a modern-day Twilight Zone, Black Mirror tackles subjects like politics, technology, fame, and grief through the lens of genre fiction, leading to self-contained episodes that are engrossing, terrifying, wrenching and occasionally revolting (Looking at you, The National Anthem). A touch of Kurt Vonnegut, a splash of William Gibson, and yes, a hint of The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror is its own beast entirely, but like all the best sci-fi, it rattles your perceptions and leaves you wanting more. And now, with brand new episodes produced exclusively for Netflix, there’s even more Black Mirror to enjoy, including some of the best episodes yet (look no farther than USS Callister for a very special type of technophobia you never knew you had). Have fun debating your favorite episodes with your friends. — Haleigh Foutch



Created By: Rob Thomas and Dianne Ruggiero

Starring: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders

Loosely based on the comic by Chris Robersonand Michael Allred, iZombie stars Rose McIver as Liz, a medical resident with the perfect job, perfect fiancee, and perfect life, who loses it all one night when she’s transformed into a zombie. But this isn’t a Walking Dead situation. Her hair may be chalk white, and her heart may only beat twice a minute, but she can still walk, talk, act, think and feel like a human – as long as she regularly feeds on human brains. The good news is that Liz uses her medical degree to land a job at the local morgue where she has a regular supply. Bad news is she temporarily inherits the memories, personality, and skills of anybody she eats, which puts her on the scent of a series of murders enacted by some less morally-sound zombies. Working under the guise of a psychic, she uses her visions to work with a local detective (Malcolm Goodwin) in order to solve the murders and give her new life a sense of purpose.

From Rob Thomas and Dianne Ruggiero, the minds that brought us Veronica Mars, iZombie is often oversimplified as “Veronica Mars with zombies”, but that description does a disservice to the originality of both series. To be clear, there is one and only one Veronica Mars, and while there are similarities, Liz is another witty blonde sleuth, for one, they’re largely different shows. Despite dealing in death, the first season of iZombie is mostly lighter fare that leans in on the procedural element. Fortunately, the cases of the week are infinitely fun thanks to McIver’s consistently likable but wonderfully variable performance as she adopts the personality traits of the victims. –Haleigh Foutch>


Stranger Things

Creators: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer

Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Noah Schnapp, Dacre Montgomery, Sadie Sink, Matthew Modine, Sean Astin

Netflix’s out-of-nowhere hit Stranger Things is the perfect antidote for anyone feeling nostalgic for the things that gave them chills and thrills as a kid. Inspired heavily by the many works of the two Master Steves—Spielberg and King—with a pinch of John Carpenter, Wes Craven, and Ridley Scott thrown in for good measure, the Duffer Bros’ series takes place in the fictional small town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s. What starts as a typical night of Dungeons & Dragons for bike-ridin’ misfit crew Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), and Will (Noah Schnapp) turns into a saga of demons, alternate dimensions, and a telepathic little girl named Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) thanks to the shady Hawkins National Laboratory on the outskirts of town. What could have easily been a random hodge-podge of Easter Eggs and homages developed into a story with a real beating heart thanks, mostly, to a fantastic young cast that also includes Natalie Dyer as Nancy Wheeler and hair icon Joe Keery as Steve Harrington. But Hawkins’ adults are no slouches; Winona Ryder is a chain-smoking revelation as Joyce Beyers and David Harbour is the GIF that keeps on giving as Sheriff Jim Hopper. Stranger Things is an extremely easy catch-up if you haven’t dived into the Upside Down yet, a binge made even easier by the fact that you can and 100% should skip the season 2 episode, “The Lost Sister.” Besides that, it’s all Demogorgon gold. — Vinnie Mancuso


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Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its $70 Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling




Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its  Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling

After years of anticipation from DC fans, Warner Bros finally found a way to introduce Barbara Gordon to live-action, announcing a solo movie for the hero with the developing Leslie Grace-led film. Batgirl, which finished filming earlier this year, has been scheduled to hit HBO Max sometime this year, however according to a number of new reports, Warner Bros doesn’t want Batgirl to see the light of day. Outlets are reporting that $70 million project is being scrapped after test screenings scared off the studio on the movie. 

Batgirl has been called “irredeemable” by a reported “top Hollywood source” found by The NY Post. Per the report, the movie will be “shelved,” but it has yet to be confirmed by the studio if it’s purely a rumor or a bombshell piece of news for one of Warner Bros’ upcoming DC movies.  

The Wrap backed up this report, sharing it had additionally heard via insiders that the movie “did not work” for studio executives – made by Bad Boys For Life and Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah for a reported budget of over $70 million (though it may have ultimately cost the studio $90 million by the time cameras finished rolling). 

The news could perhaps be the product of the recent change in Warner Bros’ leadership, with CEO David Zaslav becoming the new big boss since WB merged with Discovery. There was some rumored talk of the previous WB chair Toby Emmerich considering Batgirl for a theatrical release rather than a HBO Max exclusive, however, but the new reports suggest the film isn’t testing to the level of a big-screen project and may be removed from getting any kind of release. 

Batgirl would not only introduce Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon, but is features a stacked cast including the return of Michael Keaton as Batman and J.K. Simmons as James Gordon. Brendan Fraser plays the film’s villain, Ted Carson a.k.a. Firefly. It’s arguably unheard of for a project as high-profile as this one to lose any form of avenue for distribution. 


Apparently, a move like this is not uncharacteristic for Warner Bros’ new CEO, however, who previously shut down the failed streaming service CNN+ weeks after it launched (it reportedly cost $300 million to put together). There is some restructuring of DC projects currently underway behind the scenes, with David Zaslav on the search for a someone to fill a role much like Marvel boss Kevin Feige has at Marvel Studios. 

Coming off San Diego Comic-Con late last month, Marvel Studios announced and showcased a lineup of projects planned until 2025 including two more Avengers films, whilst DC did not bring anything from Batgirl to its panel. Instead, Warner Bros chose to only focus on Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam, both of which have set release dates later this year. Warner Bros. Discovery is set to report its earnings for this past business quarter on Thursday; it’s possible we’ll learn more then. 

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere




High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere

What time is it? Summer time!

Well, that’s what the students of East High are saying in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. I know, the name is a mouthful, but honestly, this show is a whole lot of fun and if you haven’t watched it, you definitely should. The first two seasons were great, from the songs in Season 1 to the drama in Season 2, and when it was announced that the series would be getting a Season 3 and 4, I was all on board. 

Now that I have watched the first episode of Season 3, I am even more excited for the next episodes to come, and that premiere has me all in my feelings – specifically these five. 


Man, this show makes me so nostalgic for when I was younger. 

Don’t get me wrong, I would never travel back in time to then, just because I was so young and didn’t know half the stuff I know now, but there is just something about listening to the soundtrack of some of these original songs from the High School Musical movies that just get me. While we don’t get many songs in the first episode, we get the classic, “What Time Is It” from High School Musical 2 within the few three minutes of the show and ugh, the memories. 


If you were a tween or kid back in 2007 and watched HSM2 when it premiered on Disney Channel, you know this song just as well as I do. And for years, I sang this song on the last day of school – heck, I still sing it now whenever warm weather comes around and I’m two years out of college. I love this music, and I can already tell from just this first episode that this season is going to make me so nostalgic. 


I’m really curious to see what they’re going to do with this camp in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. 

For those who don’t know, the first two seasons of this series were pretty much based around the first film’s premise. The show takes place in a world where the movies exist, but instead of the actors from the High School Musical cast that we’re familiar with, we are introduced to students who are auditioning for those iconic roles. And over the last two seasons, we’ve watched them grow into brilliant performers while singing in productions of both High School Musical and Beauty and the Beast, with covers and original songs all along the way. 

But the whole entire point of the first two seasons was that this show took place in the same high school where the movies were filmed. So it’s only natural to think that the second season might end up happening at the country club that was in High School Musical 2, but nope – we are at a summer camp, something that was never talked about in the original movies. 

The arrival of everyone coming to this summer camp is fun, but it makes me wonder how they’re going to include the songs from High School Musical 2 into this season when it’s not at the same location as the film, but it’s still interesting to watch, nonetheless. 


Dude, I love Olivia Rodrigo – and I mean that. This girl has done so much these last two years and watching her in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is always a joy. 


But what really makes me so proud of her is that I’m not even just proud of the actress, but the character as well. Nini is this young star who is a little afraid to take these big risks but she does so anyway, knowing that she has this big break she can’t lose, which was the big theme of this first episode. She goes away on this road trip with a producer over the summer so she can record songs, giving her that shot, and I am so proud of her for doing that. 

Olivia Rodrigo plays her perfectly, and while I know that her character was demoted to a guest role thanks to Rodrigo’s budding music career, I can’t help but be proud, because wow, she has blown up. It makes me want to watch her documentary on Disney+ again


I know I said earlier on that I was curious as to how they’re going to really change up this season with this new location. But, about twenty minutes in, I genuinely was feeling eager to see where this show would go – specifically the dynamics of new characters. 

For two seasons, we have pretty much been surrounded by the same characters, and while we have grown to love them, I think this season was the one where we truly needed a change in not only scenery, but characters as well. And this first episode brought a ton of them in. 

One of the scenes that got me really eager to see what happens with these new characters was when Gina, Ashlyn and Kourtney, three clear as day theater kids, find out they have to share a cabin with Gadget (a new character) and two other girls – and you can clearly tell at first that they are not feeling the vibe, and you can almost smell the problems from a mile away. 

That screams great television, and it’s got me wondering how much more drama this show is going to produce over the next episodes with these new dynamics. I’m so eager to see. 



Seeing Corbin Bleu in the premiere episode made me very excited to see where this fictionalized version of him is going to go next. 

Usually, when it comes to the original members from the High School Musical movies, we’ll get some pictures from them from the old high school – like Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron both recently taking pics there in 2022 – but I didn’t think anyone would come back to the show. We had Lucas Grabeel and Kaycee Stroh in Season 1 but no one in Season 2, so I’m super pumped to see Corbin Bleu back for this season.

Not only that, but Jason Earles. Do you guys know who he is? The moment I saw him as Dewey, the director of Camp Shallow Lake, I practically screamed. This man is Disney Channel royalty. He was not only a co-star on Hannah Montana but also on Kickin’ It and I can’t believe he is in another Disney show and it has me so excited. 

I’m not sure how often he and Bleu are going to be on the show, but I know for a fact that those two appearing on that stage has me excited for what this season holds and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Could Zac Efron be next?

What are you guys looking forward to with Season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series? All I know is that if I don’t get a cover of “Fabulous” by Carlos in this season, I will riot. I demand it, Disney+!

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The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie




The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie

Book adaptations of big-time novels always seem to go over well with audiences, and have for plenty of years, with movie sagas such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings taking over the box office. But, a newcomer is arriving on the movie scene, one which should have been adapted almost as soon as it came out, if you ask me.

The School for Good and Evil, an amazing addition to the fantasy genre, is finally getting its own adaptation into the film world – but not in theaters. However, it will be appearing as a Netflix movie, on the popular streaming website. However, what else do we know about this upcoming film? What is it going to be about? Who is going to be in it? There are plenty of things that you might not know, but we do. Here are some quick things we know about the upcoming Netflix film.

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The School For Good And Evil Release Date Is Set For October 21

Mark your calendars, fantasy lovers, as The School for Good and Evil is going to be coming out as part of the 2022 movie release schedule! Announced with the official poster from the Netflix Twitter page, it was confirmed that The School for Good and Evil would release on the popular streaming platform in Fall 2022, specifically on October 21. 

Talk about a great addition to all the fun Halloween movies we’ll be watching during that time of year – I can always use a little good and evil in my life. 


Sofia Wylie in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has A Star-Studded Cast

With an adaptation like The School for Good and Evil, we all knew that the cast needed to be amazing. And, luckily, there’s no shortage of amazing additions to this Netflix movie. First, let’s take a look at the two leads characters of the film, Sophie and Agatha, where the story begins. These two roles will be played by Sophia Anna Caruso, known for her role in the Broadway musical Beetlejuice, and Sofia Wylie, who stars on a Disney+  show you really should watch, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Wylie is especially excited for her role in The School for Good and Evil. In an interview with MTV, she talked about her part as Agatha and how she’s excited to “bring some realness” to the character that hadn’t been seen before. She described Agatha’s struggles with internal and external beauty through her own experience, saying that it’s something she can relate to and that it’s an important message to teach.

That’s something that I personally can really relate to, that voice inside of your head, how much power it has. I deal with those doubts and those insecurities. And I think I can really bring some realness to Agatha in that sense because I know, as a teenage girl, it can be very difficult to overcome that voice.

Adding on to this cast, Deadline reported that two megastars, Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington, signed on for two of the main roles in the upcoming film. Theron is set to play Lady Lesso, and Washington will portray a teacher at the school, Professor Dovey.

In addition to these two, in another article, Deadline reported that Laurence Fishburne, known for his roles in The Matrix trilogy and many other films, as well as action star Michelle Yeoh, from movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Crazy Rich Asians, and her TV role in Star Trek: Discovery, have stepped up to be in The School for Good and Evil. Fishburne will play the Schoolmaster – a role that sounds quite fitting for someone of his talents, and Yeoh will portray another teacher, Professor Anemone.

Also for the film, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi, and Freya Theodora Parks will play Anadil, Dot and Hester, three young women who are a part of The Coven in The School for Good and Evil, as confirmed by a behind-the-scenes look with the author of the original novel, Soman Chainani on YouTube.

Already, this film is shaping up to be filled to the brim with some of the Hollywood elite. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they do with the material they are given, because it’s about to get magical.


Charlize Theron in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Will Follow The Bestselling Book Series

For those who don’t know, The School for Good and Evil is composed of several novels in a series. Netflix confirmed that this new movie will be based on the series by Soman Chainani, and from the premise of the film, it’s looking to be exactly like the first novel.

As confirmed by the description from the trailer for the new movie on YouTube, The School for Good and Evil is going to follow two best friends, Sophia and Agatha, who are swept into a world of trying to balance both good and evil when they are given different roles, but this in turn causes their lives to turn upside down. 

I’m already on board for a story like this. Two opposing personalities who end up being trained in styles that they thought they weren’t aligned with? Thrown into unlikely situations? Fantasy elements? My god, I can almost feel the franchise coming. Netflix has a great addition with this one.

Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig Is Directing The School For Good And Evil

I don’t think there could have been another perfect choice for the director for The School for Good and Evil than Paul Feig. The legendary director has produced some of the biggest comedic hits in the last ten years. For example, Feig directed the smash-hit Bridesmaids back in 2011, the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters, the Emilia Clarke Christmas comedy Last Christmas, the comedy thriller, A Simple Favor, and so many others.

Besides movies, Paul Feig has also directed multiple episodes of several incredible sitcoms, such as The Office, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock. The School for Good and Evil novels have an amazing comedic element to them, and I can only imagine what a comedic director like Paul Feig will bring to the table in this new film.

The castle in The School for Good and Evil.

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Finding Neverland Screenwriter David Magee Wrote The Screenplay For The School For Good And Evil

When it comes to an adapted screenplay, you always have to make sure that you find the right person to do it, because with novels, there are so many details that need to somehow make it into the movie. The School for Good and Evil found its screenwriter in David Magee.


Magee is a perfect choice, because not only has he been around the business for some time, he’s had plenty of experience in writing fantasy, working on films such as the Academy-Award winning Life of Pi, the Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns, and wrote the screenplay for Finding Neverland, the story of the author who created the legendary character, Peter Pan. Truly, he has great experience up his sleeves, and I’m eager to see what he’ll do with the fantastic story that is The School for Good and Evil.

The bit apple in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has Finished Filming 

As you can expect for a film that already has a trailer, The School for Good and Evil finished production for their film not too long ago. From a tweet on Twitter from Netflix Geeked, it was confirmed back in July of 2021 that filming had wrapped on the film and was entering into the post-production phases. 

Watch The Trailer For The School For Good And Evil 

If you haven’t yet seen the trailer for The School for Good and Evil, be sure to watch it now, as you won’t want to miss out on the magic. 

With an amazing cast, awesome story, and some really cool looking set pieces featured in the trailer, The School for Good and Evil is looking to be an amazing addition to Netflix’s original film line-up. I can’t wait for this movie to pop up as part of the 2022 Netflix movie schedule. I’m practically counting down the days. 

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