In the era of streaming services, it seems as though pop culture fans have more options than ever. There are dozens of streaming platforms available for fans to choose from — but one streaming service, in particular, has consistently risen to the top. Netflix is one of the very first streaming services and certainly, it is still one of the most popular. From classic television shows to the latest action flicks, Netflix has featured a lot of great content over the years. Still, Netflix has become best known for its original content, and for fans, the anticipation of watching the latest release rivals anything that they feel in the movie theater.
Netflix is known for its popular original shows and movies
Netflix originals offer something for everyone, from the recent hit series Bridgerton to the long-running supernatural show Stranger Things. Netflix also excels at producing and releasing movies, with recent original films including Dumplin’ and Moxie. In the past few years, Netflix originals have become incredibly ambitious, with movies like Over the Moon showcasing great animation that has been said to rival the best of Pixar and DreamWorks.
On the other end of the spectrum, the recent Netflix original, Concrete Cowboy, features a star-studded cast, including the buzzworthy actor Idris Elba and telling the story of a young boy who discovers a tightknit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys. From action to drama and even new animated classics, Netflix originals run the gamut — however, one upcoming new release promises to be one of the streaming platform’s biggest yet.
‘Red Notice’ features a star-studded cast
In November 2021, Netflix will start streaming its latest original movie, Red Notice. The movie features the combined talents of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds — three of Hollywood’s biggest stars, all known for their respective roles in various superhero movies. An action-adventure film that tells the story of the world’s most-wanted art thief, played by Gadot, and her team of pursuers, Red Notice is the first Netflix original film for both Johnson and Gadot.
Hiram Garcia, Johnson’s business partner, has been open about how much he believes viewers will love the film, with CinemaBlend reporting that Garcia said “these three actors are so incredible together. Gal, Ryan, and DJ have such amazing chemistry and look awesome together. You just can’t get enough of them. Plus, the film has a fun throwback vibe to it, with DJ being an FBI profiler chasing after the most wanted art thieves in the world.”
Why will ‘Red Notice’ be the ‘biggest movie’ Netflix has ever released?
Red Notice is a long time coming to Netflix. The film was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now, with the film in post-production, fans can look forward to a November release date. The wait might prove to be well worth it for the streaming service as well as for the fans, with some showrunners claiming that Red Notice could be the most successful Netflix film to date. As Hiram Garcia put it, Red Notice might end up being “the biggest movie Netflix has ever done.”
Garcia went on to praise Netflix for being “incredible partners making sure we had everything we needed to finish the movie in the middle of a pandemic. We’re very proud of the movie, and excited for it to release on Nov. 12 around the world.” For fans, Red Notice is another opportunity to enjoy their favorite stars in a new adventure — all from the comfort of their homes. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for all the latest entertainment news!