Netflix has revealed premiere dates for its 2015 slate of original series and movies.
Of note, its award-winning series, “Orange Is the New Black,” returns for a 3rd season on June 12th (I haven’t even watched season 2 yet).
Also, the Nina Simone Sundance Film Festival documentary it picked up in January, “What Happened, Miss Simone,” will premiere on the streaming platform on June 26.
And finally, there’s The Wachowskis new Netflix series titled “Sense8,” which features an international ensemble cast that includes black British actors Aml Ameen, and Freema Agyeman. They join Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah, Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Tena Desae, Doona Bae, Max Riemelt, Alfonso Herrera, Erendira Ibarra, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Silvestre and Terrence Mann.
The project’s synopsis reads: “Eight characters around the world who, in the aftermath of a tragic death, find themselves linked to each other mentally and emotionally… They can not only see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, they have access to each other’s deepest secrets… Not only must they figure out what happened and why and what it means for the future of humanity, they must do so while being hunted by an organization out to capture, kill or vivisect them.”
The production will span nine locations on four continents – Chicago, San Francisco, London, Iceland, Seoul, Mumbai, Berlin, Mexico City and Nairobi – and is expected to debut in 2015.
Netflix has set a June 5 premiere for the new series.
So it appears there’ll be lots of binge-watching via Netflix in June of this year, as all 3 above projects (2 TV series and 1 documentary) will be released that month.