Netflix’s annual digital showcase, Geeked Week, is back, offering a sneak peek at its upcoming projects. The virtual event kicks off on November 6, marked as Stranger Things Day, and continues all week until November 12, with news and sneak peeks from highly anticipated projects like Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon, Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action adaptation and more . In addition to the official Geeked Week website, the show will be available to stream on Netflix’s YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook accounts. With the streamer’s gradual transition into gaming, fans can expect an exciting development on that front too – presumably the ability to stream games to a TV in the cloud.
The streamer has dropped a partial schedule for what to expect from each Geeked Week showcase, in varying lengths. We kick off with Stranger Things Day, where I expect updates for the fifth and final season of the sci-fi series of the same name, still aiming for a 2025 release despite the ongoing strike of Hollywood actors. In it, Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) is expected to play a major role as our heroes explore the history behind the parallel realm of the Upside Down universe – the place where the Demogorgon and Mind Flayer hatched. There’s also a Stranger Things animated series in development at Netflix, with events supposedly set after the main show, with a style similar to 1980s cartoons. The company is leaning heavily on animated adaptations, promising new looks of Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft and the Devil May Cry series.
On November 9 at 1:00 PM PT in the US – November 10 at 2:30 AM IST in India – Netflix will release teasers for season 4 of The Umbrella Academy, The Dragon Prince and Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series. The studio has just released a first look at the various Fire Nation characters, with Daniel Dae Kim (Stowaway) as Fire Lord Ozai, Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko and Elizabeth Yu (May December) as Princess Azula. Original Nickelodeon series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino were attached as executive producers and showrunners, but later left the project due to creative differences. My guess is that Netflix will adapt the first season of the anime-style series, similar to how they adapted One Piece live-action from the first East Blue Saga arc from the manga and anime. Speaking of which, it looks like One Piece will also be part of Geeked Week as it was recently renewed for a second season.
November 10 brings more news about the live-action version of Yu Yu Hakusho – available December 14 – the popular spirit detective anime from Hunter x Hunter creator Yoshihiro Togashi. Then there’s 3 Body Problem, an adaptation of author Cixin Liu’s book, in which a young woman’s fateful decision in 1960s China reverberates across space and time. It’s from the creators of Game of Thrones – David Benioff and DB Weiss – so a lot of eyes will be on this. On November 11, we’ll get more details about the longest-running fantasy film starring Millie Bobby Brown. Ladyalongside some exclusive footage to prepare us for the Scott Pilgrim anime, releasing on November 17th.
Concluding on November 12 at 4:30 PM PT – November 13, 6:00 AM IST – is Snyder’s highly anticipated dystopian space opera, Rebel Moon. The interstellar adventure follows an enigmatic young woman Kora (Sofia Boutella), who embarks on a journey to find warriors from nearby planets to take a stand against the oppressive empire led by Regent Balisaurus. For the uninitiated, the film is split into two halves, with Part 1: A Child of Fire releasing on Netflix on December 22, and Part 2: The Scargiver releasing on April 19, 2024. In an interview, the director also promised additional explicit cuts to both parts. Keep in mind that the above titles are just highlights and Netflix probably has more surprises in store for us.