The streaming giant Netflix is churning out one hit after another. While the fifth season of Money Heist and the third season of Sex Education is still getting eyeballs, the OTT major has released another binge-watch worthy web series this week. The second season of TVF’s Kota Factory is now streaming on Netflix. And, if you are confident about stepping out of your home for some entertainment, there is Dwayne Johnson-led Jungle Cruise, and Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti’s heartwarming Palm Springs playing in the cinema halls. And that’s not all that we have for you this week.
Here’s a look at highlight films, shows, and web series that are scheduled to drop in the digital space this week.
Bingo Hell (film on Amazon Prime, 1 October)
Cast: L. Scott Caldwell, Adriana Barraza, Joshua Caleb Johnson
Direction: Gigi Saul Guerrero
The American horror film is the fifth instalment in the anthological ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’ film series.
Shiddat (film on Disney+ Hotstar, 1 October)
Cast: Radhika Madan, Sunny Kaushal, Mohit Raina, Diana Penty
Direction: Kunal Deshmukh
The plot of the movie will have two parallel stories focusing on the journey of two couples.
Kota Factory S2: Netflix
The second season of TVF’s popular show Kota Factory is now streaming on Netflix. It chronicles the lives of IIT aspirants who move to Rajasthan’s Kota, a hub of coaching centres. Actor Jitendra Kumar reprises his role of Jeetu Bhaiyaa who not only teaches physics to his students but gives teenage-friendly gyaan. Kota Factory might be centred around young adults but it speaks to audiences of all age groups with its mature storytelling.
The sci-fi series is based on celebrated author Isaac Asimov’s eponymous trilogy of books. The official synopsis of the show reads, “Hari Seldon and a band of loyal followers venture to the far reaches of the galaxy to establish The Foundation in an attempt to rebuild and preserve the future of civilization. Enraged by Hari’s claims, the ruling Cleons a long line of emperor clones fear their grasp on the galaxy may be weakening as they’re forced to reckon with the potential reality of losing their legacy forever.” Though it is a book-to-screen adaptation, director David S Goyer has only used the source material as an inspiration and has given his show a different version. He has altered the characters and themes to fit the preferences of the TV audience. The show is engaging even for those who are unfamiliar with its source material.