If you’re short of plans for the new year and are opting for couches over clubs this weekend, we feel you. Thankfully, a fresh instalment of Screen Wonders promises to keep your minds occupied with everything from your favourite trash TV, to war-time dramas and real-life rallies. Featuring satirical stories of the After Life and the scandalous lifestyles of your favourite TikTokers, head below to watch the trailers that have us counting down the days of January…
Trailers for Hype House, Everything Everywhere All At Once and the final season of Peaky Blinders feature in our first round-up of the year.
After Life Season 3
When the January blues start to sink their claws in, there’s nothing quite as cathartic as having a good laugh – and cry. Thankfully, After Life provides both – and has had the nation binging its sentimental yet harrowing story from the offset. Though it’s been another year, the absence of the adored late wife of Tony is still widely felt in the trailer for the third and final season of the satirical comedy. With nothing left of Lisa but a survival guide she made for life without her, Tony tries desperately to live a life without pain. For its last season, we meet Tony in another turbulent stage of grief, on a pursuit to help those who helped him. With so many questions left unanswered off the back of season 2, Ricky Gervais is bringing tears, jokes or swear words by the bucketload for the shows last instalment, which will premiere on the 14th of January.
Cheer Season 2
If your New Year’s resolution was to take up a new hobby, and if that hobby was cheerleading, then this is for you. The Netflix documentary that hit the ground running is back for its second season. With more competition and higher stakes than ever before, Cheer catapults the Bulldogs Cheer Team of Navarro College to the top of our watchlist— defying gravity and our expectations simultaneously. The Emmy Award-winning Netflix Original captured our hearts with its portrayal of the grit and determination it takes to rise to the top, and the second series looks as if it will be no different. Featuring returning favourites like Morgan Simianer, Lexi Brumback and Gabi Butler, we can’t wait to see how the team handle the competition against Trinity Valley once Cheer hits our screens on the 12th of January.
Who honestly believed we’d be leaving the Kardashians in 2021? With Hulu dropping a 15-second teaser, the countdown for the new series has officially begun. The Kardashians, airing sometime soon in the UK on Disney+, offers a welcomed facelift to its predecessor. Since the final episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians aired, reality fans worldwide have been left in a state of anticipation. Between the divorce of Kim and Kanye West, to the second pregnancy of Kylie Jenner and Kourtney’s TL-shattering engagement to Travis Barker, there’s nothing we have wanted more than to be a fly on the Kardashian-Jenner walls. Providing us with just that, the Hulu series was added to our watchlist faster than you can say “Bible”.
Everything Everywhere All At Once
It appears that Tom Holland isn’t the only one with a skill for penetrating the multi-verse, and the Michelle Yeoh-starring drama, Everything Everywhere All At Once, is here to prove it. Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the duo set up a world where the protagonist is plunged into a shape-shifting reality and is forced to meet multiple versions of herself. When she learns how to access and relay the skills and memories of other Evelyn Wang’s, the film follows the character’s evolution into a powerful force against threatening evil. With a star-studded cast including Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Stephanie Hsu, we cannot wait to get our touch-up dosage of sci-fi this coming March.
Peaky Blinders Season 6
Though we are not emotionally ready to accept that this will be the last time we see Cillian Murphy put on his Tommy Shelby flat cap, the official trailer for the sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders has dropped. Picking up from the end of season five, the trailer offers us a glimpse into the aftermath of the politically-fuelled drama of the last season. Including the return of Tom Hardy, Paul Anderson, Finn Cole and Anya Taylor-Joy, amongst many others, the series promises to burst onto our screens, all guns blazing. Shedding light on the mysteries surrounding Alfie Solomons assumed death, and the sabotage of Shelby’s plan to assassinate Mosley, season six promises to deliver a fitting end to a truly beloved show.
With millions of followers, dollars and a ring light, Netflix gives us a look into Hype House — a show that offers a behind-the-screen look at the content creators that fill your FYP. Hype House will make its debut on the 7th of January, following the lives of social media stars Kouvr Annan, Nikita Dragun, Sienna Mae Gomez, Larri Merritt, Chase Hudson, Thomas Petrou, Jack Wright and Alex Warren. Piled inside a five million dollar mansion, and plenty of constantly-rolling cameras, the show promises content creation and drama in equal measure. In a new age of technology and fame, we can’t wait for some guilty pleasure binging.