This week’s Netflix offerings kick off today with a Netflix original special from stand-up comic and former “Daily Show” contributor Wyatt Cenac, “Brooklyn,” filmed at Union Hall in, you guessed it, Brooklyn. This is Cenac’s second full length special, and his first special to debut exclusively on Netflix.
While all-new Netflix original series and specials are seemingly released every week, the most anticipated release of the week is “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the second installment in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling young adult trilogy. “Catching Fire” arrives on Netflix on October 22.
Released in 2013, “Catching Fire” once again stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Philip Seymour Hoffman also appears in one of this final performances. Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks also star. “Catching Fire” grossed $865 million worldwide, and was the fifth-highest grossing film of 2013. Part 1 of the adaptation of final Hunger Games novel “Mockingjay” will be released on November 21.
October 23 brings the debut of the second season of the AMC reality show “Freakshow,” which follows the day-to-day life of the denizens of the Venice Beach freakshow.
The full listing is below. However, there is one caveat: Netflix lists “The 100: Season 1,” as a release debuting October 22. The description of the show that was received is actually for an NBC sitcom which aired on 2010 entitled “100 Questions.” The title may be referring to “The 100,” a sci-fi show which aired on The CW earlier this year. This article will be updated if the information below changes.
View photos of the cast and crew of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in the slideshow above.
Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn
In his second full length special Wyatt Cenac discusses his thoughts on everything from adults giving each other hickeys to the vast changes in Brooklyn.
The 100: Season 1
Sophie Winkleman, David Walton, Christopher Moynihan, Collette Wolfe, Smith Cho
When independent twenty-something entrepreneur Charlotte Payne (Sophie Winkleman) joins an online dating service, she discovers that each query on a lengthy questionnaire leads her on an unusual voyage of self-discovery. Helped by pals Leslie (Collette Wolfe) and Jill (Smith Cho), Charlotte’s comic adventures into her past may help her find the path to romantic bliss. This television comedy series also stars Christopher Moynihan and David Walton.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Lynn Cohen
After her triumph in the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen begins a new life and confronts more danger in this sequel to the post-apocalyptic fable. As Katniss travels through the districts on a “Victor’s Tour,” a rebellion gathers steam around her.
Freakshow: Season 2
Todd Ray, Asia Ray, Phoenix Ray, Danielle Ray, Ali Chapman
Todd Ray hosts this unscripted series following his Venice Beach Freakshow, complete with two-headed animals, strange artifacts, and human wonders.