09th Feb2017

Netflix Update #2: The OA, Girlboss, 13 Reasons and more!

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the the Netflix Update – our news round-up where we bring you the highlights in the world of Netflix’s original programming, exclusives and more! This edition brings news on The OA Part II, Orange is the New Black: Season 5, Girlboss, Casting JonBenet, and 13 Reasons Why.

The OA Part II

Something always survives. Coming: The OA Part II.

Prairie Johnson, a missing blind girl, returns to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk about her seven missing years with anyone except four teenage boys whom she tells her story to in order to recruit them for a mission.

Orange is the New Black: Season 5

Launching exclusively on Netflix 9th June 2017, Orange is the New Black is the outrageous and critically-acclaimed series from Emmy Award-winner Jenji Kohan about a diverse group of inmates serving time in a women’s prison.

Girlboss

Launching exclusively on Netflix 21st April 2017, Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal.

Casting JonBenet

Launching on Netflix 28th April 2017, Casting JonBenét is a sly and stylized exploration of the world’s most sensational child-murder case, the unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey. After twenty years of media speculation and public hysteria that cast JonBenét’s parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, of killing their own child, Casting JonBenét presents audiences with a hybrid of fiction and non-fiction filmmaking that examines the macabre legacy of this tiny starlet.

13 Reasons Why

Launching exclusively on Netflix 31st March and based on the best-selling books by Jay Asher, the Netflix Original Series 13 Reasons Why follows Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch.

Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Will Clay be one of them? 13 Reasons Why comes from executive producers Tom McCarthy, Brian Yorkey, Selena Gomez, Joy Gorman and Kristel Laiblin.

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