Netflix Trailers Clickbait?
Netflix has released the trailers for two premieres due this month and the return of Cobra Kai in December, along with images of Sex Education’s third season.
The Melbourne-based series Clickbait is a cybercrime thriller about a father’s abduction that will stream from August 25. Reads the burb:
Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier) is a loving father, husband, and brother, who one day suddenly and mysteriously disappears. A video appears on the internet of the badly beaten Nick holding a card that says “I abuse women. At 5 million views, I die”. Is this a threat or confession? Or both? As his sister (Zoe Kazan) and wife (Betty Gabriel) rush to find and save him, they uncover a side of Nick they didn’t know existed.
An eight-episode limited series told from revolving points of view, Clickbait is a compelling, high stakes thriller that explores the ways in which our most dangerous and uncontrolled impulses are fueled in the age of social media, revealing the ever-widening fractures we find between our virtual and real-life personas.
It was produced by Matchbox Pictures, Tony Ayres Productions (The Slap) and Heyday Television, all of which are part of NBCUniversal International Studios; The Sinner’s Brad Anderson is the lead director.
Sex Education will return on September 17 for eight new episodes. Reads the blurb:
It’s a new year, Otis is having casual sex, Eric and Adam are official, and Jean has a baby on the way. Meanwhile, new headteacher Hope (played by Jemima Kirke) tries to return Moordale to a pillar of excellence, Aimee discovers feminism, Jackson gets a crush and a lost voicemail still looms. Prepare for commitment animals, alien phenomena, vulva cupcakes and much more of Madam Groff.
New to the show will be Jason Isaacs as Peter Groff, Mr Groff’s more successful and not very modest older brother; recording artist and songwriter Dua Saleh as Cal, a nonbinary student at Moordale; and Indra Ové as Elsie’s foster mum Anna.
A new season of Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo will stream from August 31 while new episodes of Karate Kid sequel Cobrai Kai will stream in December.
Reads the tagline for season four: “It’s not just a tournament. It’s the battle for the soul of the Valley.”