From Pete Davidson’s parallel life to the ending of an era with 13 Reasons Why – all the new trailers that have dropped this week.

pete davidson new film the king of staten island
pete davidson new film the king of staten island

The King of Staten Island

Splitting his time between designing questionable tattoos and smoking weed with his friends, twenty-something Scott just doesn’t seem to have anything going for him. Based on SNL’s Pete Davidson life on what he said might have been like if he hadn’t become a comedian, The King of Staten Island follows Scott’s mother dating a loudmouth firefighter from Indianapolis, which sets off a series of events that forces Scott to face his grief and move forward in his life. Starring Rollacoaster cover star Maude Apatow and legendary Steve Buscemi, the film slated for release online on June 1.

Blood And Water

Directed by one of South Africa’s most recognisable black female directors Nosipho Dumisa, comes a young fresh cast full of newcomers for Netflix’s new drama series Blood and Water. The new series follows the exploits of 16-year-old Puleng Khumalo as she transfers to the prestigious and illustrious Parkhurst college, to investigate the cold case of the disappearance of the older sister she’s never met. With a diverse and fresh cast, Blood And Water is a sure yes from us and is scheduled for release on Netflix on May 20th.


Based on Sarah Gubbin’s novel Shirley, comes a gripping adaption directed by Josephine Decker. Starring Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss as The Haunting Of Hill House American horror and mystery writer Shirley Jackson, Shirley follows the story of a young couple that moves in with the writer and her husband professor in hopes of starting a new life. Instead, they find themselves being used as an influence for Jackson’s next psycho-drama novel. The thriller has our hearts racing with suspense, with twists and turns at every corner.

13 Reasons Why: season 4

The first three seasons had us in floods of tears and cheering on male lead Clay Jenson from the sidelines. Now back for its final season, 13 Reasons Why will take off where the last season ended with the revelation of who killed Bryce Walker. But some of our most pressing questions were left unanswered, with the final scene showing fishermen finding the guns Tyler was planning to use for a mass shooting from the end of season two. With the final trailer showing us the final wrap shoots from filming and BTS from the show – we’re not crying you are.

Control Z

Spanish dramas have been dominating Netflix, with the likes of Elite and Money Heist having us glued to our screens. Now Netflix Is back with Mexican teen school drama Control Z. When a hacker begins releasing student secrets all over the whole school, the socially isolated Sofia works to uncover the mystery. But with the only way the student can protect their own secrets is to betray a friend, the school is thrown into chaos and turns into a battle of who can you trust. With the show scheduled for release on May 22nd on Netflix – grab your popcorn and settle in for the ride.

Lovecraft Country

Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams? We are not worthy. Based on the 2016 Matt Ruff novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows the story of Atticus Freeman, as he embarks on a road trip with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George in search of his missing father. Set in 1950s Jim Crow America, the story follows the group as they struggle to survive and overcome the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. With the show scheduled for release in August on HBO, the anticipated is real and we can’t wait.


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