Sex/Life, Squid Game and Cruel Intentions have all made headlines!
Sex/Life, Squid Game and Cruel Intentions have all made headlines!

The past seven days have, as is often the case, been packed full of exciting news from the world of television. Here, we delve into five of the biggest stories, so that you can keep up-to-date without feeling like you’ve got to scour the net for the latest info!

Squid Game to become biggest Netflix series ever

The Netflix series has become a huge hit / Picture Credit: Youngkyu Park
The Netflix series has become a huge hit / Picture Credit: Youngkyu Park

As of September 28th (2021), Korean drama Squid Game was on track to become Netflix's biggest series of all time. Having premiering on September 17th, the show reached number one in 90 countries over just 10 days, with 95% of viewers outside of Korea.

The dramatic and emotional nine-episode thriller sees childhood games become fights for survival, with a whopping 45.6 billion Korean won as prize money for a sole survivor. Fans have gone wild for this debut; whether we’ll see a second season however, remains to be revealed.

Cruel Intentions to receive TV reboot

Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon in the original 1999 Cruel Intentions / Picture Credit: Sony Pictures
Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon in the original 1999 Cruel Intentions / Picture Credit: Sony Pictures

Following their work on the upcoming I Know What You Did Last Summer series, Phoebe Fisher and Sara Goodman have now been confirmed to bring Cruel Intentions to the small screen.

Based on the original French novel, the show will relocate to a college in Washington DC and will centre on "two ruthless step siblings who will do anything to stay on top." 

The synopsis continues: "After a brutal hazing incident threatens the entire Panhellenic system, they'll do whatever's necessary to preserve their power and reputations - even seduce the daughter of the Vice President of the United States.”

We can’t wait to see what Fisher and Goodman have up their sleeves!

Hotel Oblivion to debut in Umbrella Academy S3

Picture Credit: Netflix
Picture Credit: Netflix

Though it’s not been written down in black and white, Netflix have confirmed via the official Umbrella Academy page that the infamous Hotel Oblivion from the original comics on which the series is based, will be making its debut in the show’s upcoming third season.

This twisted space is where all of the worst villains ever faced by the Academy are kept by its founder, Sir Reginald Hargreeves. Terrifying, faceless bellhops ensure they are kept alive, but the villains are tormented with surrealist cartoons and a strange dimension beyond the walls.

Will we be seeing the inmates break out of Hotel Oblivion in Season 3? Only time will tell…

Amazon confirm spinoff series for The Boys

Jensen Ackles is suited up as Soldier Boy for The Boys Season 3
Jensen Ackles is suited up as Soldier Boy for The Boys Season 3

With the main series proving to be immensely popular, The Boys is getting a spinoff series with all-new showrunners, Amazon have confirmed.

Creator Erik Kripke released a statement, which explained: "our spinoff will exist in the Vought Cinematic Universe, yet have a tone and style all its own. It's our take on a college show, with an ensemble of fascinating, complicated, and sometimes deadly Young Supes.”

Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, described as "stone-cold geniuses" by Kripke, take on the reigns as the new series' showrunners.

Sex/Life renewed for second season on Netflix

Sarah Shahi and Mike Vogel in Sex/Life Season 1 / Picture Credit: Netflix
Sarah Shahi and Mike Vogel in Sex/Life Season 1 / Picture Credit: Netflix

After getting the world talking with that full frontal scene, Netflix have confirmed that their steamy series Sex/Life will be returning for what will likely be an outrageous second season.

Sarah Shahi, Adam Demos, Mike Vogel and Margaret Odette will all be making their return to the series, which is based on the memoir 44 Chapters About 4 Men, by BB Easton.

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