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The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in January 2021

Netflix enters 2021 with a January slate that’s shaped by the lingering weirdness of 2020, as a month that’s typically full of (recently re-licensed) franchise movies and new seasons of “Sex Education” has mutated into a deep grab bag of second-tier Oscar contenders, festival pick-ups, and a handful of comfort food classics that could double […]

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Netflix doubles spend on UK productions to $1bn in 2020

Streaming giant points to success of high-profile scripted shows including ’The Crown’.Netflix is on course to spend $1bn (£744.1m) on UK content this year, doubling its outlay from 2019.The growth has been driven by high-profile scripted shows such as The Witcher, Sex Education and the recently-launched fourth season of The Crown.For context, the annual content […]

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Bill Nighy, ‘Sex Education’ Star Aimee Lou Wood Team for Kurosawa Adaptation ‘Living’

BAFTA and Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy is set to take the lead in Living, an English-language adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 Japanese classic Ikiru from Nobel and Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro, author of The Remains of The Day and Never Let Me Go.Oliver Hermanus (Moffie, The Endless River) will direct the feature, heading […]

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BAFTA Heralds Greater Diversity in 2020 Television Awards Nominations

BAFTA has heralded an improvement in the diversity of nominees for this year’s Television and Craft Awards.This year’s shortlist, announced Thursday morning, has seen a 22% rise in nominees of color, said BAFTA.New talent, in particular, has broken through, with nominations for “Sex Education‘s” Ncuti Gatwa (pictured), “Man Like Mobeen’s” Guz Khan and “Home’s” Youssef […]

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UK Producers Lose More Than $300M After Coronavirus Ground Production To A Halt

UK film and TV producer trade body Pact has said that British indies have been ravaged to the tune of £250M ($312M) after the coronavirus crisis tore through the industry last month.Pact surveyed 100 producers, who said they have lost an average of £2.6M in revenue to the pandemic, which has shut down or postponed […]

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Tom Hiddleston to Star in a New Limited Netflix Thriller Series ‘White Stork’

Tom Hiddleston, everyone’s favorite gangly British villain, will be starring in the 10-episode limited series White Stork for Netflix, from the producers of the recent hit Sex Education. Described as a political thriller, Hiddleston will play a politician named James Cooper whose career in parliament is threatened by a vetting process that uncovers a series […]

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‘Sex Education’ Season 2 Review: TV’s Most Wholesome Sex Comedy Is Still a Rare Delight

Editor’s Note: The following review contains minor spoilers for Season 2 of “Sex Education.”Premiering last January amidst the relative dead zone for TV, “Sex Education,” the sweet sex-positive comedy about a sensitive teenage boy and his sex therapist mom, instantly soared its way into our hearts. Otis (Asa Butterfield) proved a charming enough protagonist, but […]

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‘Sex Education’ Season 2 Trailer: The Second Season is All About Second Chances

Every great romantic comedy is driven by that sexual tension, and Sex Education has that in spades. The Netflix teen sex comedy continues the will-they-won’t-they dynamic between unlicensed junior sex therapist Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and his bad-girl crush Maeve (Emma Mackey), who may finally be ready to return his feelings. But wait! He’s moved […]

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‘Sex Education’ Season 2 Trailer: Netflix’s Best Show About Teen Sexuality Is Back

With its recently launched docu-series “Sex, Explained” and Gwyneth Paltrow’s forthcoming “The Goop Lab” poised to explore women’s orgasms in at least one segment, Netflix is quickly becoming the discerning viewer’s guide to sexuality. But the best and most entertaining of Netflix’s racier offerings is “Sex Education,” the heartwarming British comedy about a boy who […]

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