This past week was Geeked Week ‘23 by Netflix which celebrated their slate of genre entertainment with first looks at their beloved series and films. Here are the standout trailers that we had to highlight in our recap: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sweet Home Season 2, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Rebel Moon.
- Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender: Teaser Trailer
As expected Netflix is not dropping the ball on their upcoming live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender judging by what has been shown in the official teaser that was just released. The costume designs, visual effects, and overall worldbuilding translates what fans know and love from the animated series in a way that feels just as epic and grand, while still capturing the fantasy elements that only a television series can appropriately capture in its storytelling.
Release Date: February 22, 2024
Synopsis: A live-action reimagining of the beloved animated series following Aang, the young Avatar, as he learns to master the four elements (Water, Earth, Fire and Air) to restore balance to a world threatened by the terrifying Fire Nation.
- Sweet Home: Season 2 Teaser Trailer
It has been far too long since the first season of Sweet Home concluded, so apologies in advance if my memory is incorrect. But the newly released teaser does confirm that there is a world outside the apartment building the characters stayed in up until the end of season one, it is dominated by monsters with survivors protected by soldiers. With more threats lurking around as well as the worst (and best) in humanity being brought out during this crisis, the stakes and dangers are even higher for Hyun-su and his friends from Green Home apartments.
“Even if you become a monster, I want to give them hope that they can still make a choice,” says Sergeant Tak In-hwan (Yoo Oh-seong) of the Crow Platoon.
Release Date: December 1, 2023
Synopsis: As humans turn into savage monsters and wreak terror, one troubled teen and his apartment neighbors fight to survive – and to hold on to their humanity.
- Yu Yu Hakusho: Teaser
Yu Yu Hakusho is the latest classic shonen manga receiving an adaptation debuting on Netflix, however unlike the adaptations of One Piece and Death Note, this series will be developed by a Japanese-based team, Akira Morii and Kazutaka Sakamoto. As a result, the series will be much closer to production company ROBOT’s past work on Alice in Borderland in the sense that it will be a Japanese adaptation with Japanese cast and crew rather than the primarily English productions for manga adaptations by Netflix.
The teaser shows a glimpse into the Underworld following Yusuke’s death following being hit by a car. But as longtime fans know, for his altruistic deed of dying in order to save a child, he is granted the opportunity to return to life if he agrees to become a detective. Additionally
Release Date: December 14, 2023
Synopsis: Yu Yu Hakusho, the legendary smash-hit manga from Weekly Shonen Jump, is finally getting a live-action adaptation! This series of unprecedented scale is brought to life by an all-star cast that includes Takumi Kitamura, Jun Shison, Kanata Hongo, Shuhei Uesugi, Kenichi Takito, Goro Inagaki and Go Ayano.
- Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire: Trailer
Part Dune with its desolate wasteland settings and rebels fighting to save their homes and part original Star Wars trilogy with allies across different planets banding together, Rebel Moon really does feel like filmmaker Zack Snyder getting his turn at the sci-fi space epic genre.
Release Date: December 22, 2023
Synopsis: When a colony on the edge of the galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, they dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand.
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