Above, you can see a full sketch from Netflix’s continuation of Mr. Show. Featuring David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Paul F. Tompkins, John Ennis, and Jay Johnston (plus the voice of Hot Saucerman, apparently taking over announcer duties from Tom Kenny), you can see that the gang is (almost) all here. Mr. Show recurring cast members like Brian Posehn and Dino Stamatopolous are also set to appear. With Bob and David will shit out all of its episodes on Netflix on November 13th. Between that and Jessica Jones, I guess it’s time for me to re-subscribe.
Daredevil, Netflix’s premiere Marvel series, which debuted earlier this month, has been a rousing success so far, both with critics (including me!) and the general audience. Quite a comeback for a character who had been soured for so many by the truly wretched movie adaptation over a decade ago.
With everyone raving about it, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Netflix has ordered a second season, to premiere next year. The first season’s showrunner, Steven DeKnight, will be departing, but I don’t think anyone should get too worked up about that — the episodes he wrote are, in my opinion, the weakest. Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) will remain onboard, and the new showrunners will be Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who were involved with shows called… Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sons of Anarchy? Never heard of them. They were probably flops.
Netflix still has more Marvel series in development, including AKA Jessica Jones, awkwardly named so because Alias was already taken, and Luke Cage, featuring a giant black man who punches things to solve problems.
Season 9 is now available on Netflix.
Netflix’s first original season of Trailer Park Boys, season 8, was pretty successful in my opinion. It hewed closer to the series’ roots in quasi-comedy than the later, more outlandish pre-cancellation seasons, and continued the development of characters in a meaningful way, despite the show’s natural endpoint from Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys being more or less ignored.
Season 9, while teetering back towards the Conky/Steve French end of the cartoonish spectrum, luckily maintains the heart and profane wit that’s at the core of the show.
It wouldn’t hurt, though. And maybe this thing won’t be garbage! It certainly looks more promising than other superhero fare as of late, especially since it appears to be sticking to the dark, street crime focus that Daredevil is all about.
Available now on Netflix.
While Netflix’s choice of series revivals can be suspect (and the results of the effort even more so) they finally picked something that’s worthy of continuation, without compromising what made it great to begin with.