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A new Andrew Scott drama? Love, Death & Robots S2? Nicole Kidman, back in her bag? It’s all here in this week’s films round-up.

Stephen Spielberg's West Side Story

BBC: The Pursuit of Love

Stephen Spielberg's West Side Story
BBC: The Pursuit of Love

Master of None: S3

It’s honestly felt like decades since we’ve had any new episodes from Netflix’s Master of None, but the wait is finally over. After four long years, Netflix have announced that they will be dropping five new epodes of the show under the title Master of None Presents: Moments of Love, but fan-favourite Dev will not be the focal point for the new season. Instead, the new season will chronicle the relationship of Denise and her partner Alicia as they grow through the growing pains of their marriage and struggles with fertility. Starring Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, the series is set to land May 23.

Pink Skies Ahead

It’s been almost a year since we spoke with Summer 20 cover star Jessica Barden on the coming-of-age film Pink Skies Ahead, and finally, we’re getting a trailer. Written and directed by New York Times best-selling author Kelly Oxford, the film takes us back in time to the late 90s where Wu-Tang were all the rave and a young Winona (Barden) struggles with her wild lifestyle and recent anxiety disorder diagnosis. Loosely based on Oxford’s young teenage years, the film dives into the inner workings of an anxious person and how they face some hard truths. Starring soul singer-turned-actor Mary J. Blige, Devon Bostick and Evan Ross Cameron, the film is due to air on MTV May 8.

Nine Perfect Strangers

To be honest, when we heard Nicole Kidman and David E. Kelley had signed up for another project, we just knew the outcome was going to be intense. Teaming up again for yet another gripping drama, the writer and the iconic actress tackle the 2018 book of the same name written by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. Following nine Australians from different walks of life, the series sees the group attend a lavish 10-day mind and body retreat run by a mysterious Russian woman named Masha – who seems to have a lot more problems than anyone else actually attending the retreat. And while it’s not giving us the same murder mystery vibes as The Undoing or Big Little Lies, we’re definitely binge-watching this pronto.

West Side Story

We’ve had remakes from Cinderella, Justice League and Mulan in the past year, so it comes as no surprise that West Side Story is up next for a reboot. Shown during this year’s Oscars, the film directed by Steven Spielberg is set to get a slick modern day update with Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler stepping into the dancing shoes of Maria and Tony. The film which was originally set for release last year December, will be shown this December to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the original 1961 film.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do it

We know fright night is a long way away, but Michael Chaves wants to start it early with the eighth upcoming instalment of The Conjuring universe. Set after the first two Conjurings, the film will see paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) reprise their roles for another chilling story of terror and murder that shocked America. Set to have more spine-chilling moments and scenes of horror, the film is due to be released this June.

Love, Death & Robots: S2

The first season had our minds absolutely blown with terrifying technology-based stories and otherworldly animation, and after months of TL begging and harassment, Tim Miller and Netflix have announced that the show will be back in 2022 and it’s looking even better. If you haven’t binge-watched the show yet, the main premise is that every episode has a different take on love, death or robots – but not in ways you can expect. With shape-shifting monsters, mutating yoghurt and Dracula all included in season one, we just know season two is going to be just as compelling.

The Pursuit of Love

Fans of Downton Abby and Bridgerton look no further, as BBC’s The Pursuit of Love is looking right up your street. Based on the classic Nancy Mitford novel of the same name, the rom-com period drama takes place in between the two World Wars and follows a young Linda (Lily James) who believes in love and is passionately romantic about finding her true love. Narrated by her cousin Fanny (Emily Beecham), Linda makes her travels around Oxfordshire all the way to Paris in the Roaring Twenties. Dropping the trailer today, we’re already getting a glimpse into what we can expect, and we’re already more than satifised with that quick kiss with Flea Bag’s Hot Priest, Andrew Scott.

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