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Netflix Teases Second Season of ‘Hemlock Grove’ via Vine

Last Friday, Netflix announced that the second season of its original series ‘Hemlock Grove’ is set to return on Friday, July 11 at 12:01 AM PT.  In usual Netflix fashion, all ten episodes of the supernatural thriller will be released at the same time.

On Monday, Netflix released a teaser via Vine: Read more

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Releases Trailer for Season Two

Netflix‘s other hit web-only show, “Orange Is the New Black,” released its season two trailer today, and the show’s social pages are teasing fans with how good the next season will be.

“Extraordinary,” “volatile,” “raw,” “dangerous,” “sexy,” “deeper,” and some other words Lost Remote can’t put in writing are how the show’s stars depict the next season of the women’s prison dramedy.

And the official release depicts darker times for lead character Piper Chapman and her fellow inmates.

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Back from the dead: Netflix begins Instagram promotion for Season 4 of ‘The Killing’

Netflix-The-KillingIn November, it was confirmed that Netflix would be reviving ‘The Killing,’ which AMC had cancelled for a second time.

After the announcement of the first revival, Vulture’s Josef Adalian wrote about “three reasons why AMC’s un-cancellation of the show wasn’t a totally bonkers idea.” Adalian’s third reason – “Because of the show’s procedural format, AMC can try to attract new viewers to season three” – is likely the rationale behind Netflix bringing back a final, 6-episode season of the show. Season 4 does not yet have a release date, and Netflix will be able to take its time trying to cull fans of the first three seasons and potential viewers alike. Yesterday, Netflix began its social push for the show, introducing an Instagram account with behind-the-scenes pictures and videos from the set. Read more

‘House of Cards’ Frank Underwood Shows Up at The Oscars

Spacey OscarsAs we’ve reported, Netflix’s hit show “House of Cards” does not rest on its laurels while the show is off—which it uniquely never is as compared to traditional TV shows.

And show star Kevin Spacey brought out his alter-ego out Frank Underwood during his presentation at the Oscars last night.

“And I sing because it’s so nice to be out of Washington and here with all my Hollywood friends,” Spacey started his Oscars introduction with in his best southern accent to a rousing applause.

The out of Washington line was in reference to his “House of Cards” character Underwood, who is a D.C. politician climbing the ladder of power while taking down anyone who stands in his way. Read more

‘House of Cards’ Sebastian Arcelus on the season two premier

Screen Shot 2014-02-15 at 4.51.08 PMYesterday, Lost Remote attended a premier party and screening for the highly anticipated season two of House of Cards. Sebastian Arcelus, who plays Deputy Editor Lucas Goodwin was in attendance to introduce the premier episode. Last season, the fact that a high quality show was streaming online became the main story. Yesterday’s event that featured influential bloggers, reports and representatives from major social networks shows Netflix devotion to the new world of TV. Here’s Sebastian’s introduction. Read more

‘Orange is The New Black’s’ Social Love for Valentine’s Day

Orange is New Black 304With speculation spreading of an end of April premiere date for season two, Netflix’s other hit online original show “Orange Is the New Black” is sending love messages to fans ahead of Valentine’s Day.

Playing their characters, some of the show’s cast posted messages on the show’s Instagram geared toward fans.

The show also urged fans to send in videos on why they love the prison dramedy using hashtag #IHeartOITNB. Read more

Kevin Spacey: ‘People Like to Be in Control’ of Their Entertainment

Spacey WrightKevin Spacey and Robin Wright have been making the interview rounds ahead of the release of season two of “House of Cards” tomorrow, and are talking about the significance of the hit online-only show’s success.

“I think it underscores that people like to be in control,” Spacey said. “Like treating your entertainment like it’s a novel. You pick it up when you want to pick it up, you put it back on the shelf when you want to put it down.”

Spacey added that he hopes that in season two, more talk will focus on the actual show rather than the platform it’s delivered in. Read more

Ricky Gervais Is Psyched for New ‘House of Cards’ Season

A lot of people are more excited for the second season release of “House of Cards” Friday than a dinner with their loved one on Valentine’s Day, and actor Ricky Gervais apparently will spend his V-day with Kevin Spacey and co.

Gervais shared his love for the Netflix political thriller last year, tweeting out after watching the first episode. Read more

‘House of Cards’ Renewed for Third Season

House of Cards 304Its second season debuts on Valentines Day, but fans who love “House of Cards” have reason to rejoice before then: the show has been renewed for a third season.

“I am shooting Season Three. End of story. There is no debate,” show star Kevin Spacey told The Baltimore Sun. “Yes, we’re coming back to Baltimore. We love Baltimore. We’ve had a nice time. We can’t wait to return.”

The show has served as a trailblazer for online-only TV, drawing nine Emmy nominations and four Golden Globe nominations for its first season (including a win for actress Robin Wright) and threatening traditional TV’s prowess with its binge-release strategy.

The show living on for a third season is big news for second screen in that it suggests the binge-release, online only hallmark can go beyond just one or two seasons, potentially becoming no different than traditional TV shows that run as long as a decade. Read more

TV/Film Producer and Director Mike Tollin on Finding New Ways to Reach an Audience

mike-tollin_articleIn the fourth and final week of Mediabistro’s Profit From Your Passion series, we’re focusing on the TV/Entertainment industry, starting with an interview with award-winning director and producer Mike Tollin.

Tollin, who began his career working on sports documentaries, has directed and produced such TV hits as Smallville and One Tree Hill, and films like Varsity Blues. Twenty years ago, he collaborated with Brian Robbins to form Tollin/Robbins Productions. But, most recently, he joined forces with Peter Guber, chairman of Sony Pictures, to create a new company called Mandalay Sports Media, where he’s experimenting with digital platforms:

[Mandalay] encompasses everything from sports movies to long-form sports documentaries in the vein of 30 for 30, which I have been very involved in, to digital shorts like My Ink, which we just launched for AOL. It’s exciting to see a new market where you’re making up the rules as you go. Look at the over-the-top networks, as they’re called: Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and look at how they’re launching their shows. How much is binge-viewing a part of the strategy? It’s exciting to find new partners and find new ways to reach an audience. If you find a great story, there’s a way to reach an audience.

To hear more from Tollin, including how he got started in the industry, read: So What Do You Do, Mike Tollin, Acclaimed TV/Film Director and Producer?

–Aneya Fernando

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