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The Top 10 Highlights From Netflix Geeked Week 2023


This past week has seen a raft of new announcements, trailers, and behind-the-scenes peeks from Netflix as part of their Geeked Week, which ran from the 6th of November until the 12th. Every year, during Geeked Week, the streaming giant shares news about a whole range of different releases, and this year was no different.

From brand new films and TV shows to unseen trailers and stills from previously announced projects, the sheer volume of it all can be difficult to make sense of. That being said, there are definitely some highlights, so here are ten things from the 2023 Geeked Week that stand out to us.

Exciting New Releases and Trailers From Netflix Geeked Week 2023


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Avatar: The Last Airbender

Already one of the most highly anticipated new releases of the foreseeable future, the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender got its first teaser trailer last Thursday. The teaser confirms the return of many iconic characters, locations, and images from the much-loved animation, while the trailer is gloriously set to a remix of the classic Avatar title music. At first glance, at least, it looks like showrunner Albert Kim has opted for a more serious tone than the original series. Perhaps this will go some way to righting the wrongs brought about by M. Night Shyamalan’s meek cinema effort from 2010.

Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire

Zack Snyder’s first film since 2021’s Army of the Dead finds its way to Netflix in time for Christmas, although it isn’t exactly festive. Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire is an original story from Snyder and focuses on a rogue soldier seeking redemption for their past, while inciting rebellion against a corrupt galactic government. It is easily one of the most dramatic trailers to drop during Geeked Week and has Snyder’s signature style all over it. Starring Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, and Charlie Hunnam, Part One drops on 22nd December, before Part Two follows on 19th April 2024.

Anticipated Continuations


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Arcane Season 2

Arcane makes a strong case for being the best video game adaptation around, taking both seasoned League of Legends players and complete newbies by complete surprise. News on season two has been in short supply… until now. This cryptic teaser, showing Jinx walking along a bridge while fire rains down around her, doesn’t give much away other than confirming a November 2024 release. The flames could be a result of Jinx’s final attack at the end of season one, while the shadow on the ground behind her is not of Jinx but her sister Vi, complete with her atlas gauntlets. Expectations are, naturally, very high.

The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep

The second anime outing for The Witcher universe after 2021’s Nightmare of the Wolf, The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s classic short story A Little Sacrifice. Geralt of Rivia here is voiced not by Henry Cavill (or Liam Hemsworth for that matter), but by Doug Cockle, who memorably lends his voice to the character in the Witcher video games. The original story involves Geralt speaking to a mermaid for a prince, although from the looks of this trailer things take a warmongering turn. This one-off adventure will keep the fires burning until The Witcher returns with its fourth season.

New Adaptations and Revivals


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3 Body Problem

Based on Liu Cixin’s science fiction novel, 3 Body Problem is being brought to life by Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, as well as True Blood’s Alexander Woo. The story focuses on Earth encountering an alien race living in a system of three stars all orbiting one another. All the while, one woman’s actions during the Chinese Cultural Revolution seem to reverberate around time and space. A new sneak peek showcases what looks like a very advanced virtual reality headset in action, transporting the wearer to another time. 3 Body Problem is set to arrive on 21st March.

Terminator: The Anime Series

You may have been forgiven for thinking that there isn’t much life left in the Terminator franchise. Production I.G, the company behind Ghost in the Shell, will be hoping otherwise, as will showrunner Mattson Tomlin. The announcement of a Terminator anime series gives away very little, other than the series seems to be set after the events of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and will capture the moment where SkyNet becomes sentient and turns against humanity. This will be the first Terminator small screen outing since The Sarah Connor Chronicles fifteen years ago. Here’s to hoping that Terminator: The Anime Series turns things around.

Exciting New Ventures


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Devil May Cry

Showrunner and executive producer Adi Shankar has set the bar very high for this one, saying that he wants his adaptation of Capcom’s brilliant Devil May Cry games to be among the very best things Netflix has ever offered. A bold target, but after what Shankar brought to Castlevania and Castlevania: Nocturne, he can dare to dream. Teaming up with Studio Mir, responsible for The Legend of Korra and Harley Quinn among other series, the behind-the-scenes look shared by Shankar during Geeked Week is incredibly enticing. We can expect this to drop next year, and it will almost certainly be worth the wait.

The Brothers Sun

Seeing Oscar-winner Michelle Yeoh in action is something you should never miss, and The Brothers Sun promises action in bucketloads. Ordinary Californian Bruce Sun sees his world turned upside down when his family of renowned gangsters visit him from Taipei. A dark comedy series from Byron Wu and American Horror Story’s Brad Falchuk, the series will debut on 4th January next year. It promises a blend of old-school family comedy with a slice of gangster action. Yeoh makes a stern promise to anybody who threatens her family that they will never be safe anywhere on earth. So if you were in any doubt, she means business.

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft

Last month Netflix shared a first look at 2024’s Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft, which is set in the same continuity as and after the events of Square Enix’s Definitive Survivor Trilogy. Now, we have some behind-the-scenes looks and, if the storyboards are to be believed, see her running over the rooftops of Paris (an outline sketch of what looks like the Eiffel Tower is visible). Hayley Atwell will voice Lara, who is joined in the cast by Allen Maldonado and Earl Baylon. After the 2018 movie failed to make the desired impact, perhaps this is the refreshed approach that Tomb Raider needs.

Returning Classics


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Masters of the Universe: Revolution

Kevin Smith seriously impressed with Masters of the Universe: Revelation; a stellar example of how to breathe new life into an old franchise. He will be hoping to repeat the achievement with Revolution, the follow-up series which now finally has a trailer. Revolution sees the return of Teela and He-Man as they fight to save Eternia from a dark force, one which claims to have conquered over 10,000 worlds. Mark Hamill and Chris Wood return as Skeletor and He-Man, while Melissa Benoist replaces Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela. If it is anything like the treat we got with Revelation, then this looks like an assured winner.

Final Thoughts on Netflix Geeked Week 2023

Netflix’s Geeked Week 2023 has certainly set the stage for an exciting year ahead, with a diverse range of shows and movies that cater to all tastes. From the return of beloved franchises to the introduction of new and intriguing stories, there’s something for everyone to look forward to.

What do you make of this feature? Are you looking forward to watching any of these shows and movies on Netflix?

You’ll be able to stream all of these upcoming projects on Netflix in 2023 and 2024.