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IN THE EVENT YOU Play ” NEW WORLD “? Beta Impressions From The Frontier

Amazon Games’ upcoming MMORPG New World is in the spotlight as a lengthy closed beta session shows off the action ahead of an August 31st release. New World has changed its vision multiple times over the course of development, and now the question on everyone’s mind is – where is this going to land on release? What kind of player is it for? What kind of MMORPG is it? And perhaps the most important question, is it worth your time at all? Over the course of the beta (and a demo session that took me into an endgame slice with a fully-geared character), I’ve seen some areas with huge potential that are currently underserved in the MMORPG space – and some others that could be intense detriments for the title. Let’s talk about New World!It successfully lands a powerful frontier survival vibe If you’re familiar with survival games that have you punching wood to get a house going, New World delivers on this front initially by giving the player myriad survival pursuits. Hunting turkey on the borders of your established safe zones to raise your cooking skill and create rations is far more engaging than it has any right to be. Hunting down elusive saltpeter deposits in mines and crafting your own shells for your old-timey rifles feels fun. Being able to skill up in everything to your liking is a classic system à la Runescape, and its nice to know you can work up every single crafting and gathering skill if you wish, right down to doing some fishing. Banging together your first batch of gathering tools is actually freaking awesome. Digging up carrots and potatoes feels meaningful. Coming back to your town in the middle of the wilderness to trade feed and talk with your fellow explorers has all the allure of bustling about Disney’s Frontiertown, and I’ve rarely had so much investment into crafting and trading systems in MMOs. I can see potential problems with these aspects later down the line, i.e. do I really want to spend my time in the endgame gathering resources just so I can play the game, but for now, there’s plenty of magic in creating my own food, ammunition, and supplies before I trek out into the wild. It feels gritty, it feels raw, and it feels fresh. Faction PVP can be a lot of fun Territory control and faction-based opt-in PVP not only bring back a bit of realm-vs-realm feel from the glory days of Dark Age of Camelot, but they inject something that many online experiences have moved away from in the last decade – social interaction. That means yes, you are going to see a player named PoopyPants (Yes, this was a real player I saw) cutting down trees and screaming outside of town about the price of silver ore, and your chat feed is going to be inundated with comments that make the infamous Barrens chat look downright erudite. However, it also successfully adds shared social stakes to the experience, even if you choose not to interact at the verbal level with any other players. By funneling players into three different factions, you have an investment in your tribe regardless of how deep you want to take it. If you still just want to solo and bring back a load of furs to trade in town, you can – but the real fun is to be had by grouping up, interacting with others, and eventually taking over some territory as your chosen faction. At the solo, guild, and greater level, having game flow dictated by players instead of the “theme park” experience is a bold choice and more than a bit refreshing. The issue here is how interesting and meaningful are these faction wars going to be in the endgame? While I don’t have the answer to that yet, the prospect of really engaging with other players in a meaningful way in a MMORPG gives me a powerful nostalgia bump and some serious differentiation from many other genre offerings today. On the flip side, if you’re not really interested in territory wars or PvP, other existing MMORPGs might be a better choice. The combat is New World’s biggest weakness In almost every MMORPG, you’re going to be doing a ton of combat. It’s probably the biggest portion of the entire gameplay experience. With limited skill options, awkward animations, and very little excitement, New World’s combat is decidedly dull. Now, there’s something to be said about popping an opposing faction member from a great distance before you engage in a 3v3 skirmish that gets real greasy, but that’s more about the player-to-player interaction than the combat, which can often feel wooden and wonky. While I enjoy systems that attempt to break the genre out of the tab-targeting standard that’s been grandfathered into MMOs for ages, it misses the mark here.  I found it hard to determine if the other aspects of the game that seem enjoyable can carry this particular aspect either, as combat is the core of almost every other pursuit. Even if you’re just spelunking for saltpeter, you’re going to have to fight a ton of various zombie-like creatures, wolves, or bears, and it simply does not feel good. This problem is exacerbated in group experiences, both PvP and PvE, but more pronounced in the latter. Chewing into spongey opponents as a pack with the glaring lack of feedback from weaponry is almost comical, and your options in combat feel extremely limited and lacking. Everything can feel the same Enemies, locations, and activities can become a big bowl of mush without breaking it up with some PvP pursuits. You’ll see many of the same rickety little fishing villages, decrepit farms, and crumbling ruins as you traverse the giant world. Killing some undead buccaneers at level 5 feels the same as it does at level 15, and you’re going to be doing a ton of daily-quest/fetch style activities in order to grind out your faction reputation, like wandering around the aforementioned locations for boxes and killing X undead baddies. It feels intensely repetitive even after only twenty hours of gameplay, so I’m concerned about how that will translate to the endgame – will I still, as an elite member of the Syndicate, still be wandering farms killing undead and picking taters? I mean, I do like picking taters... Travel is rough When you’re just starting, it’s fine that you’re walking everywhere because you don’t have far to go. However, this takes a turn at around level 12, where you’ll find the autorun button and some movies on your favorite streaming platform to be your best friends. The world is large, and traveling it all on foot is a huge pain. Without mounts, and the fact that fast travel is limited by resources, moving around the map is an absolute bore and a chore. I realize there are other meaningful concerns that probably flow into this decision, like the implications of having everyone zoom around in a game that’s attempting to create stakes with territory control and PvP, but this becomes harder and harder to ignore the more you play and get quests on opposite ends of your map. Forging ahead Based on the beta, New World is going to be an interesting but potentially niche addition to the current crop of MMORPGs. However, it seems to really serve players that want to play with small groups of friends for faction skirmishes and that are interested in greater territory control wars with big guild politics and all that. If you’re not interested in that kind of greater pursuit with plenty of social interaction and PvP, the PvE elements by themselves do not seem compelling enough to keep things rolling.  While I love the feeling of crafting my own stuff, slowly increasing the areas that I’m strong enough to explore, and fastidiously upping all my gathering and crafting skills, I can see those charms fading rapidly as the activities become somewhat rote. The dynamics involved in faction wars and territory control seem to be the peppy antidote for the never-ending rock farm in various undead shacks and homesteads. As with other games that lean into this kind of emergent gameplay (RIP Shadowbane), some of New World will be what players shape it into.
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    Jupiter’s Legacy Trailer & Poster DELIVERS Wild Superhero Action

    Jupiter’s Legacy trailer & poster serves up wild superhero actionNetflix has unveiled the first trailer and new poster for its upcoming superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy, based on Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s comic book series. Starring Josh Duhamel, the series is set to hit the streaming platform on May 7. The trailer, which shows off some of the series’ pulse-pounding action and decades-spanning story, can be viewed below!RELATED: Josh Duhamel Confirmed to Join Jennifer Lopez in Shotgun WeddingNo legend lives forever.Jupiter’s Legacy premieres May 7 pic.twitter.com/r6w8b18j39— Netflix (@netflix) April 7, 2021TRAILER. TOMORROW. #JupitersLegacy is coming to @netflix May 7th. pic.twitter.com/FyYZb8nZri— Millarworld (@mrmarkmillar) April 6, 2021Recommended Reading: Jupiter’s Legacy spans from the 1930s through to the present day and is based around the story of the first generation of Superheroes, who rose to prominence after receiving powers. Fast forward to the present day, the original heroes are revered as the elder guard, while the children of the fabled heroes are struggling to live up to their parent’s legacy and legendary feats.The series stars Josh Duhamel (Transformers) as Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian, Ben Daniels (The Crown) as Walter Sampson/Brainwave, Leslie Bibb (The Babysitter: Killer Queen) as Grace Sampson/Lady Liberty, Elena Kampouris (Shoplifters of the World) as Chloe Sampson, Andrew Horton (It Came From the Desert) as Brandon Sampson/Paragon, Mike Wade (SEAL Team) as Fitz Small and Matt Lanter (Chasing the Rain) as George Hutchene/Skyfox.Steven S. DeKnight, best known for showrunning Daredevil’s inaugural season, created and executive produces the series. He was previously attached to serve as the showrunner, but vacated the position due to creative differences, which Sang Kyu Kim later took over and serving as executive producer alongside Millar, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott.RELATED: Jupiter’s Legacy Set Photo: First Look at Josh Duhamel as The UtopianThe comic book series was first published by Image Comics in 2013. It followed The Utopian and Lady Liberty, who are the costumed aliases of Sheldon and Grace Sampson. After venturing to a mysterious island with a handful of their friends in 1932, they gained superhuman abilities and established themselves as the first generation of superheroes. They soon formed the Union of Justice. Years later, Sheldon and Grace had two children, Chloe and Brandon, who inherited their own set of powers. However, Chloe and Brandon also developed a cynical attitude toward superheroes and struggled to find their places in the shadow of their famous parents.

    Pose Final Season Trailer: THE HOME of Evangelista Fights BECAUSE OF THEIR Legacy

    Pose final season trailer: The House of Evangelista fights for their legacyFX has released the first trailer for the upcoming third and final season of Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed series Pose, which is set to premiere on May 2. The video highlights the new obstacles that the House of Evangelista members must face as they try to to fight for their legacy and also gives viewers a preview of some of the new season’s many glamorous ballroom scenes as well as its continued approach of addressing the AIDS crisis and AIDS activism in the ’90s. Check out the video below!RELATED: FX on Hulu 2021 Promo: First Look at American Horror Stories, The Old Man & MoreAs a family. Always. Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER for the final season of #PoseFX. Premieres May 2, only on FX. pic.twitter.com/vEcyxyzPUf— PoseFX (@PoseOnFX) April 6, 2021Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.The series made television history by assembling the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. The series stars MJ Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Indya Moore, Charlayne Woodard and Dominique Jackson.The final season will now be set in 1994 where ballroom feels like a distant memory with Blanca, now working as a nurse aide in a hospital. Things will continue to be difficult for her as she struggles to balance work and being a mother with being a present partner to her new love. Meanwhile, as AIDS becomes the leading cause of death for Americans ages 25 to 44, Pray Tell contends with unexpected health burdens. Elsewhere, the emergence of a vicious new upstart house forces the House of Evangelista members to contend with their legacy.RELATED: Pistol First-Look: Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols Miniseries Begins ProductionPose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals. The series is executive produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Canals is a co-executive producer, and Janet Mock, Our Lady J, and Erica Kay also serve as producers.

    Mythic Quest Getting Bonus Episode Before Season 2 Premiere!

    With just over a month left until the highly-anticipated return of the hit workplace comedy, Apple TV+ has announced that Mythic Quest will be getting a special bonus season episode entitled “Everlight” ahead of the second season premiere in May! The episode, which is being directed by co-creator, executive producer and star Rob McElhenney and written by star Ashly Burch, marks the second special episode to come from the series since its first season premiered after a quarantine-set episode last May. The first-look photos at “Everlight” can be viewed in the gallery below!RELATED: Mythic Quest Season 2 Teaser: All This Play is a Lot of Work“‘Everlight’ is a special episode that addresses the practical and emotional difficulties of returning to normalcy,” McElhenney said in a statement. “It’s full of hope and joy and optimism for a bright future. Ahead of our upcoming second season, we felt it was the perfect way (and the perfect time) to invite the audience back into the world of Mythic Quest.”In “Everlight,” the creative team, once again, presents a relatable subject that people all over the world are currently facing — the return to offices and co-workers. In addition to the award-winning returning ensemble cast, the episode will feature Oscar winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (The Father) as a special guest star lending his voice to the episode. The half-hour special finds the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all-time returning to the office for their annual Everlight party, with Poppy and Ian rigging a live-action role play (LARP) tournament in an underdog’s favor.“Rob and the entire Mythic Quest team have created a beloved cast of characters that have struck a chord with audiences around the world,” Matt Cherniss, Apple TV+’s Head of Programming, said in a statement. “After hitting it out of the park with their extraordinary ‘Quarantine’ special episode, we couldn’t wait for viewers to experience their unique take on another topical and universally relatable moment — retruning to the office ahead of the season two launch on May 7.” RELATED: CS Interview: Charlotte Nicdao on Mythic Quest: Raven’s BanquetSeason two of Mythic Quest finds everyone back in the office (well, almost everyone), attempting to build upon the success of Raven’s Banquet by launching an epic new expansion, but Ian (McElhenney) and the newly promoted co-creative director, Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao), struggle with the game’s direction. Meanwhile, C.W. (Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham) reconciles some unresolved issues from his past, the testers (Burch and Imani Hakim) test the bounds of an office romance and David (David Hornsby) loses yet another woman in his life as Jo (Jessie Ennis) leaves him to assist Brad (Danny Pudi). The ensemble cast also features Naomi Ekperigin, Caitlin McGee, Humphrey Ker, Chris Naoki Lee and Jonathan Wiggs. Created by McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz, Mythic Quest is executive produced by McElhenney and Day under their RCG banner alongside Michael Rotenberg and Nicholas Frenkel on behalf of 3Arts, Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik and Gérard Guillemot for Ubisoft Film and Television, Hornsby and Ganz, while Apple TV+ by Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment and Ubisoft all produce. The second season is set to premiere on May7 while the special “Everlight” episode will debut on April 16!

    Apple Unveils Teaser for The Snoopy Show for Peanuts’ 70th Anniversary

    Apple unveils teaser for The Snoopy Show for Peanuts’ 70th anniversary Just in time to celebrate the iconic comic strip’s 70th anniversary, Apple has unveiled the first teaser for a new Peanuts series entitled The Snoopy Show centered on everybody’s favorite beagle, which is set to premiere in February! The teaser can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Fred Armisen, Alan Cumming & More Join Apple’s New Musical Comedy A spin-off of the beloved 50-year-old classic Peanuts, comes The Snoopy Show, starring our old friend Snoopy and his best bud, Woodstock. Snoopy is a dog like no other. He may seem a happy-dancin’, bone-lovin’, doghouse-sittin’ beagle but he’s much more than that. He’s also Joe Cool, hippest kid in school, an awesome Surfer King and famed arm-wrestler, the Masked Marvel. When he indulges in his fantasies, he can be a World War One Flying Ace battling the Red Baron or an intrepid astronaut landing on the moon. The point is…Snoopy is a beagle with an active imagination full of comic personas. And they’re all on display — both real and fantastic — in a brand-new animated comedy, The Snoopy Show. The new series marks the latest project between the Charles M. Schulz-created Schulz Studio and Apple’s streaming platform after the two partnered with DHX Studios for last year’s acclaimed series Snoopy in Space which saw the titular beagle setting out to become a NASA astronaut to impress the gang. Released in November 2019, the series proved to be a hit for Apple and garnered a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Short Form Children’s Program. RELATED: Harriet the Spy: Beanie Feldstein Leads Apple TV+’s New Animated Series The Snoopy Show is set to debut on Apple TV+ on February 5! 

    Disney+ Conjures Up Ultimate Collection of Halloween Movies & Specials!

    Disney+ conjures up ultimate collection of Halloween movies & specials! Just in time for the spooky season, Disney+ is inviting fans and families to celebrate its first ever Disney+ Hallowstream whenever and wherever they want with a spellbinding collection of some of the most popular Halloween movies, specials, and episodes of all time! With beloved holiday traditions like Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Halloweentown, the best Disney Channel and Disney Junior episodes, and 30 episodes of The Simpsons iconic “Treehouse of Horror” franchise, Disney+ is the ultimate streaming destination for family frights and wicked delights for all ages. RELATED: Disney’s Mulan Debuting on Digital Platforms Next Tuesday Beginning today, Disney+ subscribers can stream the new Halloween collection of movies, shorts, specials and themed episodes. The full collection includes: Halloween Movies: Don’t Look Under the Bed Frankenweenie (2012) Girl vs Monster Halloweentown Halloweentown High Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge The Haunted Mansion Hocus Pocus Mom’s Got A Date With A Vampire Mr. Boogedy Phantom of the Megaplex Return to Halloweentown The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad The Ghost of Buxley Hall The Nightmare Before Christmas The Scream Team Twitches Twitches Too ZOMBIES ZOMBIES 2 Shorts and Specials: Frankenweenie (1984) Lonesome Ghosts Mater and the Ghostlight Trick or Treat Disney Channel Halloween Episodes (Episodic Set): Big City Greens: Blood Moon Part 1 / Blood Moon Part 2 Even Stevens: A Very Scary Story Girl Meets World: Girl Meets World of Terror Good Luck Charlie: Scary Had a Little Lamb Hannah Montana: Torn Between Two Hannahs Jessie: The Whining K.C. Under Cover: All Howls Eve Kim Possible: October 31st Lizzie McGuire: Night of the Day of the Dead Phil Of The Future: Halloween Phineas and Ferb: Terrifying Tri-State Triliogy of Terror (Part 1 and 2) Raven’s Home: Switch-Or-Treat Shake It Up: Haunt It Up Sonny With A Chance: A So Random Halloween Special That’s So Raven: Don’t Have a Cow The Proud Family: A Hero For Halloween The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Ghost of 613 Wizards of Waverly Place: Halloween Disney Junior Halloween Episodes:  Doc McStuffins: Boo-Hoo to You! / It’s Glow Time Doc McStuffins: Hallie Halloween / Don’t Fence Me In Doc McStuffins: Mirror, Mirror On My Penguin / Hide and Eek! Fancy Nancy: Nancy’s Costume Clash / Nancy’s Ghostly Halloween Handy Manny: Halloween / Squeeze’s Magic Show Henry Hugglemonster: Halloween Scramble / Scouts Night Out Henry Hugglemonster: Huggleween Moon Imagination Movers: A Monster Problem Imagination Movers: Haunted Halloween Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Escape from Ghoat Island / The Island of Doctor Undergear Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Night of the Golden Pumpkin / Trick or Treasure! Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Phantoms of Never-Nether Land / Magical Mayhem Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Pirate Ghost Story / Queen Izzybella Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Tricks, Treats and Treasure! / Season of the Sea Witch Little Einsteins: A Little Einsteins Halloween Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Goof Mansion / A Doozy Night of Mystery Mickey and the Roadster Racers: The Haunted Hot Rod / Pete’s Ghostly Gala Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Monster Musical Part 1 (Part 1 of 2) Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Monster Musical Part 2 (Part 2 of 2) Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Treat Miles from Tomorrowland: Ghost Moon / Stormy Night in a Dark Nebula Muppet Babies: Happy Hallowocka! / The Teeth-Chattering Tale of the Haunted Pancakes Puppy Dog Pals: Return to the Pumpkin Patch / Haunted Howl-oween Sherriff Callie’s Wild West: The Great Hallow The Lion Guard: Beware the Zimwi Vampirina: Hauntleyween / Frankenflower RELATED: Disney+ Movies and TV Titles for October 2020 Revealed! Hallowstream on Disney+ will complement the incredible new original content coming to the service in October including The Right Stuff premiering on October 9, Clouds and Meet the Chimps premiering on October 16, Once Upon a Snowman premiering on October 23 and The Mandalorian season two premiering on October 30.

    Shudder Announces Return of Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut

    Shudder announces return of Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut With a second season of the TV series on the way, Shudder has announced the return date for the second season of its companion podcast Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut, whose first two episodes are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms now! RELATED: Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 2 Teaser Previews October Return An extended audio companion to the television series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror, whose new season premieres on AMC on October 10, the Uncut podcast offers listeners hours of never-before-heard, candid conversations with horror luminaries featured in the show.  The first two episodes showcase in-depth discussions with Megan Fox, whose 2009 film Jennifer’s Body was met with hostility upon release but has since been lauded as modern classic, and Bill Hader, who offers new perspective on his role as the adult Richie Tozier in It Chapter Two. “The reaction to season one was beyond my wildest expectations,” Roth said in a statement. “We became a top five podcast as soon as we debuted, and it shows the overwhelming excitement from the fans to hear these incredible stories directly from the artists. On the TV show, we have to condense everyone into one hour but on the podcast, we can really take our time, hear the full conversation and learn so much more. The stories they tell are fascinating and insightful and really make you see their work through a different lens. I’m so thankful to AMC and Shudder for letting us go much bigger with Season 2. These stories are for all time, and will be enjoyed by generations of fans for years to come.” Future episodes will feature actors Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill) and Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), filmmakers Ari Aster (Hereditary), Roger Corman (The Masque of the Red Death), Mary Harron (American Psycho), Don Mancini (creator of the Child’s Play franchise), Barbara Muschietti (producer of the It films), Greg Nicotero (showrunner of Creepshow), André Øvredal (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), Eli Roth (Hostel), actor/director/FX master Tom Savini (Friday the 13th), Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys) and Rob Zombie (3 from Hell). RELATED: Quibi Unveils Trailer for New Episodes of 50 States of Fright Eli Roth’s History of Horror Uncut is hosted by Eli Roth featuring interviews conducted by Kurt Sayenga. The podcast is executive produced by Roth, Sayenga, Steven Michaels, Jodi Flynn, Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley. Eli Roth’s History of Horror is produced by The Content Group and Marwar Junction Productions. The first two episodes are available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other platforms, with new episodes set to be released every Monday, and the full Uncut season will be available on Shudder later this year.

    Quibi Unveils Trailer for New Episodes of 50 States of Fright

    Quibi unveils trailer for new episodes of 50 States of Fright Quibi has unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming new chapters in the Sam Raimi-produced horror anthology series 50 States of Fright which explores terrifying stories from every state in the country. The trailer can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: CS Interview: Sam Raimi on Quibi’s 50 States of Fright After launching with episodes of tales from Michigan, Kansan, Oregon, Minnesota and Florida, the season will continue with new stories from Iowa, Washington, Colorado and Missouri and will once again feature an ensemble roster of talent both in front of and behind the camera including Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Lulu Wilson (Becky), Victoria Justice (Victorious), Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Far From Home) and Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place). Iowa: Almost There – With the ghost of her dead mother terrorizing her, an engineer must fix a turbine in the middle of Iowa while a storm rages.  Written by: Scott Beck & Bryan Woods Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Katie Stuart Washington: 13 Steps to Hell – When a sister descends a strange underground stairwell adjacent to an overgrown Washington cemetery to retrieve her little brother’s lost toy, she finds more than she bargained for at the bottom of the steps. Written by: Sarah Conradt Directed by: Lee Cronin Starring: Rory Culkin, Lulu Wilson Colorado: Red Rum – When a bunch of “influencers” descend on Colorado’s most haunted hotel, they find themselves the victims of a bunch of spirits who just want to be left alone. Written by: Daniel Goldhaber and Isa Mazzei Directed by: Daniel Goldhaber Starring: Christina Ricci, Jacob Batalon, Victoria Justice, Colin Ford Missouri: Dogwood – Azalea – When a young girl moves to a new town in rural Missouri with her family, she makes a new friend of a very old and angry soul. Written by: Cate Devaney Directed by: Cate Devaney Starring: Erica Tremblay, Elizabeth Reaser, Warren Christie RELATED: The Haunting of Bly Manor Featurette: Go Behind-the-Scenes with Creator Mike Flanagan 50 States of Fright is executive-produced by Raimi and Debbie Liebling through PDO 3, Van Toffler, Tony DiSanto, Cody Zwieg, Barry Barclay, Tommy Coriale, and Chris Mangano and is set to return on October 28! 

    Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Heads to Rio de Janeiro in Season 2 Trailer

    Fast & Furious: Spy Racers heads to Rio de Janeiro in season 2 trailer Universal and DreamWorks Animation have debuted the first trailer for the second season of the hit Netflix Original series Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, which finds the team heading to Rio de Janeiro and is set to debut on October 9. The trailer can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: New Over the Moon Trailer & Key Art for the Netflix Animated Adventure Inspired by Universal’s blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise, teenager Tony Toretto follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when he and his friends are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organization bent on world domination. In Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rio, Tony and his crew embark on their first international mission to Brazil. Once in Rio, they discover that Ms. Nowhere’s latest recruit and formidable fellow racer, Layla Gray, is missing in action during an undercover mission. Unwilling to leave family behind, Tony and the Spy Racers don secret identities to find Layla, but end up uncovering a sinister plot that keeps them guessing at every turn. “Going into season two we really wanted to see the team progress and take on new challenges. We meet a new villain this season that I guarantee is unlike anyone we’ve ever battled in the Fast universe”, said executive producer Tim Hedrick. “Look forward to more of the nonstop crazy fun that these Spy Racers are known for.” Tim Hedrick and Bret Haaland serve as executive producers and showrunners. Vin Diesel, Neal H. Moritz and Chris Morgan also executive produce and serve as producers on the live-action Fast & Furious franchise. Fast & Furious: Spy Racers features the talented voices of Tyler Posey (Alone; Teen Wolf) as “Tony Toretto,” Charlet Chung (Overwatch; Chuck) as “Echo,” Luke Youngblood (Community) as “Frostee Benson,” Jorge Diaz (Jane the Virgin) as “Cisco Renaldo,” Camille Ramsey (American Vandal) as “Layla Gray,” Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton;  Altered Carbon) as “Ms. Nowhere,” and Avrielle Corti (Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts) as “Rafaela. RELATED: Father of the Bride Netflix Reunion Special Trailer Released The second season of Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rio debuts on Netflix October 9. 

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