goodbye duke, welcome 007

The world leader in streaming takes a double dose of Daniel Craig but lets slip the star of Bridgerton.

In competition with Disney +, Netflix continues to invest in new programs more than ever. The world leader in streaming relies as much on the novelties as on the extensions of its successful series.

The platform is always ready to untie the purse strings, even if some refuse its huge checks. This is particularly the case of the actor Regé-Jean Page, the Duke of Hastings in The Bridgerton Chronicle (read below).

Discover below the 5 infos that rocked the world of Netflix for the past seven days.

1.The duke refuses the jackpot

It’s a thunderclap. The Duke of Hastings will be the big absentee in the second season of The Bridgerton Chronicle. The actor Regé-Jean Page (31) refuses to endorse the character of Simon Basset again. His initial contract was for a single season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the production offered him to appear stealthily in three to five episodes of season 2 against … 50.000$ by service. The one advertised in the James Bond costume politely declined.

The 5 Netflix news of the week: farewell the duke, welcome 007
Regé-Jean Page prefers to focus on his film career rather than returning to season 2 of The Bridgerton Chronicle.
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2.The check of the century

Netflix signs landmark check for $ 469 million to get hold of the two sequels of the film Knives Out (2019). All bonuses by actor Daniel Craig (James Bond) and director Rian Johnson (Star Wars VIII The Last Jedi), who each pocket $ 100 million.

Knives Out, it is the surprise success of the end of 2019: $ 40 million in budget, $ 312 million in cinema receipts. Surrounded by a prestigious cast, Daniel Craig plays Benoît Blanc, a sort of Hercule Poirot tasked with solving a mysterious murder.

+ The trailer for the movie Knives Out (2019):

3.The first images of Jupiter

Netflix releases the first images of Jupiter’s Legacy, a series adapted from a comic book by Mark Millar. In the pantheon of comics (BD), the Scotsman is a living legend. The 51-year-old author created Kick-Ass and Kingsman. At Marvel, he reinvented mutants in Ultimate X-Men.

In Jupiters’s Legacy, he tells how a generation of aging superheroes tries to pass the torch to their children. The first season will be available from May 7.

+ The Jupiter’s Legacy series trailer (from May 7th):

4.The Witcher 2 bouclé

Interrupted twice by the coronavirus pandemic, the filming of season 2 of The Witcher is finally complete. In addition to the Arborfield studios, teams made up of 1,200 technicians and 89 actors have invested in 18 sites in the United Kingdom (Fountains Abbey, Blea Tarn, Hodge Close, Frensham Ponds).

The last images were boxed on April 2, 2021, on the 158th and final day of filming.

Among the highlights of the production chaotic, we will retain the covid contamination of Kristofer Hivju (Tormund in Game of Thrones) and the wound to the leg of Henry Cavill (the wizard).

+ The pictures of the end of the shooting of season 2 of The Witcher:

5.The Crown change de reine

Jewel of Netflix, the series The Crown will begin filming its fifth season in July 2021. With a serious casting renewed : Elizabeth Debicki (Princess Diana), Dominic West (Prince Charles) Imelda Staunton (Queen Elizabeth) and Lesley Manville (Princess Margaret).

Famous for her role as Dolores Ombrage in the movies Harry Potter, Imelda Staunton (65) will be the third Queen Elizabeth of The Crown, after Claire Foy and Olivia Colman.

The 5 Netflix news of the week: farewell the duke, welcome 007
Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter, actress Imelda Staunton will be Queen Elizabeth of season 5 of The Crown.
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