Spring is here, but it’s a long time to stay at home and binge-watch the series. These are also the ones that should not be missed between April and May. To your agendas!
The Serpent (already available)
What is it about ? The story of con artist Charles Sobhraj and the remarkable attempts of Dutch diplomat Herman Knippenberg to bring him to justice. Passing himself off as a trader in precious stones, Charles Sobhraj and his partner Marie-Andrée Leclerc traveled through Thailand, Nepal and India between 1975 and 1976, committing a series of crimes on the “Hippie Trail” in their path. Asian.
We no longer stop Tahar Rahim. The French actor, recently nominated for the Golden Globes for the film Designated Coupable, is showing this time in an Anglo-Saxon production. He slips into the shoes of the little-known serial killer Charles Sobhraj, also known as the “Serpent” for his ease in evading the police. Facial prostheses, outrageous tanning, seventies hairstyle… Rahim is sometimes unrecognizable there. He and Jenna Coleman navigate easily between English and French during the 8 episodes that make up this breathtaking miniseries.
Shadow and Bone (April 23)
What is it about ? The kingdom of Ravka has been cursed for millennia. Her fate now rests on the shoulders of an orphan. Alina has been recruited by the Army to accompany the Grisha, powerful magicians who fight against the evil fog that is tearing the land apart. When her childhood friend comes close to death during this raid, Alina must face her fears and her destiny … The world of the Grisha is dangerous and the pitfalls are numerous. Who will Alina be able to trust, when the only person she could count on is no longer able to help her?
Fans of Leigh Bardugo’s novels have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Shadow and Bone is none other than the serial adaptation of the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. Its mythology is as rich and ambitious as that imagined by George RR Martin in Game of Thrones. Her fantastic universe is populated by monsters (in the famous fog) and people endowed with powers called “Grishas”: those who master fire, air, human emotions … Aline, the heroine played by Jessie Mei Li, can summon the light and make the darkness disappear which divides Ravka’s kingdom in two… We also find in the cast Ben Barnes, unforgettable Prince Caspian of Narnia, in the role of the mysterious Darkling.
Attack on Titan season 3 part 2 (May 1)
What is it about ? In a world ravaged by man-eating titans for over a century, the few survivors of Humanity have no other choice to survive than to barricade themselves in a fortress city. The young Eren, witness of the death of his mother devoured by a titan, has only one dream: to enter the elite body charged with discovering the origin of the Titans and to annihilate them to the last …
This is the anime everyone is talking about right now. Attack on Titan, or SNK for hardcore fans, is a hit on both DNA and Netflix. The platform will also put online the second part of season 3, one month after the first. In this sequel, the heroes of the Exploration Battalion are carried by a series of victories and take advantage of this unprecedented momentum to launch the operation to reconquer the city of Shiganshina, which fell in the first episode of the series during the appearance. of the Colossal Titan. These new episodes will also be available in French.
Jupiter’s Legacy (May 7)
What is it about ? While the world’s first generation of superheroes are revered, the next struggled to keep up with their parents’ legendary feats.
Three years after the announcement of the acquisition of Millarworld by Netflix, the streaming platform will finally put online its first series adapted from the comics of Mark Millar. It will once again be a question of superheroes (but not of the Kick-Ass genre) in Jupiter’s Legacy. Only a few photos have been unveiled but they are enough to set the tone: Ben Daniels, Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb appear graying hair and tight outfits, ready to do battle. If Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil) is credited as the creator, the showrunner left the project in 2019 for artistic differences. He is replaced by Sang Kyu Kim.
Lucifer season 5 part 2 (May 28)
What is it about ? Tired and unhappy with his position as “Lord of the Underworld”, Lucifer Morningstar resigns and abandons the throne of his kingdom for Los Angeles. When a Pop star is brutally murdered in front of his eyes, he decides to go in search of the culprit and crosses paths with Chloe Decker, a female cop who resists his charms and constantly puts him in the wheel. Will the former Lord of the Underworld give in to the sirens of Evil who call him or will he allow himself to be tempted by Good, to which Inspector Chloe Decker seems to be leading him little by little?
Probably the most anticipated season by Netflix subscribers. On May 28, Lucifer Morningstar returns to wreak havoc on our television screens. A release date that had to be postponed because of the global health situation. But our favorite Devil played by Tom Ellis intends to turn the heat up no matter the season… and twice please, since he will have to face his twin brother, Michael. Note that this second part will contain the famous musical episode, entitled “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam” and composed entirely of covers (you can also listen to a first song here).
You have a little less than two months to binge-watcher the first five seasons if you want to be up to date for Part 2!