07th Oct2016

Netflix Update #1: Haters, Iron Fist, Mascots & more!

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the first of (hopefully) many new regular features here on Nerdly – the Netflix Update – where we bring you the highlights in the world of Netflix’s original programming. This first edition brings news on Mascots, Iron Fist, Haters Back Off! and the TV adaptation of Lemony Snicket

MASCOTS

Mascots is a new comedy from Christopher Guest, director of Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show. Starring many of his regular troupe of actors, this latest film takes place in the ultracompetitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy.

The Netflix original film stars Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley, Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Chris O’Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett, Kerry Godliman, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Hitchcock, Maria Blasucci, John Michael Higgins, and Jim Piddock.

Mascots debuts on Netflix on October 13th. Check out this clip from the film featuring Chris O’Dowd as ‘The Fist’:

HATERS BACK OFF!

Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, Haters Back Off! delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings. An incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise, Sings continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it’s just no one knows it yet.

The series stars Colleen Ballinger as Miranda Sings, Steve Little (Eastbound & Down) as Miranda’s overly confident and utterly misguided Uncle Jim, Angela Kinsey (The Office) as Miranda’s mom, Bethany, and Erik Stocklin, as Miranda’s neighbor and best friend, Patrick.

Haters Back Off! debuts globally on Netflix on October 14th Check out the trailer below:

IRON FIST

Netflix have announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated original series Marvel’s Iron Fist, and released a first look image from the series (below). The 13-episode series will premiere on March 17, 2017 at 12:01am PT in all territories where Netflix is available.

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About the show:

Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

The Netflix original series Marvel’s Iron Fist is the fourth of four epic live-action adventure series (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Luke Cage which are now streaming, all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders) to premiere only on Netflix.

LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death.

The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and also stars Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack, Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events premieres January 13, 2017 only on Netflix. Check out the teaser trailer and first image from the show below:

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