What’s New: Float, Bridgerton, Squid Game, Heeramandi

by Neil Bui

Pop culture is a never-ending world of updates, teases, trailers, and hopefully releases. What’s New Wednesday is Dorkaholics’ way to keep us all up to date with what’s new across comics, tv, film, games, and more! This week, the focus is on Float, Bridgerton Season 3, Squid Game Season 2, and Heeramandi.

  1. Float: Clip – “A Real Lifesaver”

Even without Firestorm’s superpowers, Robbie Amell sure knows how to bring the heat in Float, a romance film based on a Wattpad novel which was also adapted to a Webtoon series.

Release Date: In theaters on February 9, 2024

Synopsis: Waverly (Andrea Bang) thought she had her future figured out. She’d start her medical residency in Toronto after a summer visit to her parents in Taipei. When her plans are suddenly changed, she makes an impulsive detour to a small Canadian town, where she meets local lifeguard Blake (Robbie Amell). After he saves her from nearly drowning at a beach party, Blake offers to teach Waverly to swim, and as the lessons continue, the two unexpectedly find themselves falling in love. But will Blake’s ties to his past and Waverly’s plans to begin a new job keep them apart once summer ends? Based on the novel Float by Kate Marchant.

  1. Bridgerton Season 3: Sneak Peek

Is this chemistry between Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton we see unfolding?

Release Date: On Netflix – Part 1 on May 16, 2024; Part 2 on June 13, 2024

Synopsis: From Shondaland and new showrunner, Jess Brownell, Bridgerton is back for its third season and finds Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) has finally given up on her long-held crush on Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) after hearing his disparaging words about her last season. She has, however, decided it’s time to take a husband, preferably one who will provide her with enough independence to continue her double life as Lady Whistledown, far away from her mother and sisters. But lacking in confidence, Penelope’s attempts on the marriage mart fail spectacularly. Meanwhile, Colin has returned from his summer travels with a new look and a serious sense of swagger. But he’s disheartened to realize that Penelope, the one person who always appreciated him as he was, is giving him the cold shoulder. Eager to win back her friendship, Colin offers to mentor Penelope in the ways of confidence to help her find a husband this season. But when his lessons start working a little too well, Colin must grapple with whether his feelings for Penelope are truly just friendly. Complicating matters for Penelope is her rift with Eloise (Claudia Jessie), who has found a new friend in a very unlikely place, while Penelope’s growing presence in the town makes it all the more difficult to keep her Lady Whistledown alter ego a secret.

  1. Squid Game Season 2: First Look

In addition to a clip from Season 2 of Squid Game showing Gi-hun abandoning his plans to travel to US after a mysterious call and embarking on a mission, Netflix has shared first look images, including returning characters (Gi-hun played by Lee Jung-jae, Recruiter played by Gong Yoo, Front Man played by Lee Byung-hun, and a new character played by Park Gyu-young).

Release Date: TBA

Synopsis: Squid Game tells the story of a group of desperate contestants who risk their lives to become the final winner in a mysterious extreme survival game with a 45.6 billion won cash prize. After its premiere in 2021, the series quickly became a global phenomenon and one of Netflix’s most popular television series ever. The highly anticipated second season will follow Gi-hun as he abandons his plans to go to the US and starts a chase with a motive.

  1. Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar: First Look

Majestic. Elaborate. Fantastic. These were the words that came to mind when I initially saw the first moment in this first look at Heeramandi.

Release Date: TBA

Synopsis: Arch nemeses Mallikajaan and Fareedan are locked in a battle for succession of Heeramandi, where courtesans reign as queens. The only hope is young Alam, Mallikajaan’s youngest daughter. But what happens when Alam relinquishes power and chooses the love of one man over the adulation of many? Set in pre-independent India against the backdrop of the freedom movement, Heeramandi is an epic saga of love, power, betrayal, struggle and, ultimately, freedom.

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