I had to stop streaming for a moment Hannibal because I’m about halfway through season 3 and I don’t want it to end (it’s also just too intense for a binge watch, let’s face it). But I just got the first episode of The Irregulars – loosely based on the Baker Street Irregulars from the Sherlock Holmes books – and so far it’s been really good, especially if you’re like me and appreciate seeing an established story again from a other character (or characters in this case).
A good batch of trailers this week, with that James Gunn movie everyone is talking about and a Netflix movie about a group of astronauts heading to Mars that – surprise! – have an extra person on board.
The suicide squad
Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Viola Davis and Sylvester Stallone (seriously, the cast is huge) star in The suicide squad The trailer has an age restriction (and the blank screen looked weird as an embed, which is why I tweeted from the video above instead) as the movie is rated R so you should check out YouTube after verifying you’re old enough to watch a violent supervillain movie trailer with a Steely Dan song playing in the background (featuring the very old number trendingThe much ballyhooed, highly anticipated The suicide squad is coming to theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 6.
The three-person crew of a spaceship bound for Mars discovers that an engineer has unexpectedly (and unintentionally) joined them. That is a problem. Problem Two: The ship’s life support system is badly damaged and there is only enough oxygen for three people. Dilemma! Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Toni Collette and Shamier Anderson star in this space thriller (now a bona fide genre) which will hit Netflix on April 22.
Made for love
This adaptation of Alissa Nutting’s novel tells the story of Hazel Green, whose controlling, creepy tech billionaire husband implanted a chip in her brain that allowed him to track her movements, feelings and thoughts. Yes, I also shuddered to think how not unlikely this scenario will be soon enough. Cristen Milioti stars as Hazel, and Billy Magnussen is husband Bryan, and (for comedic frivolity I think?) Ray Romano plays Hazel’s dad. Made for love premieres April 1 on HBO Max.
This is the first full trailer of the HBO Max series about a group of Victoria-era women in England who suddenly have unexpected superpowers. If you’ve heard of it but aren’t sure why, it could be the off-screen issues with creator Joss Whedon. He got off six episodes of the project citing exhaustion (but next to allegations of “offensive” behavior from actor Ray Fisher on the set of Justice League, several actresses explain Buffy the Vampire Slayer have since emerged to say Whedon created a toxic work environment on that show). HBO chose to continue with at least the first six episodes under a new showrunner and executive producer. The Nevers debuts on April 11 on HBO Max.