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Great decision.

Another great watch this year - again surprised that it barely rates a mention around here.

I see they’ve added the last two editions (previously aired on Viceland) to Binge also.

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I loved the segment on Underbelly especially watching television in 2020 on a 4:3 television without a set-top box and watching channel 9 when the TV is clearly set to 10 :laughing:


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THE LAST OF US AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

RED CARPET PHOTOGRAPHY


Ahead of the global premiere of the highly anticipated new post-apocalyptic drama series, The Last of Us, starring Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) and Pedro Pascal (Wonder Woman 1984), Sydney personalities, video game influencers and fans attended BINGE’s Australian premiere tonight (Wednesday 11 January) at Ritz Cinemas.

Based on one of the world’s most popular video games, “The Last of Us,” the story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel (Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

The nine-episode series, based on the critically acclaimed video game, features Australian stars Anna Torv (Fringe) as Tess, a smuggler and fellow hardened survivor and Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) as Frank, a post-pandemic survivalist.

The Last of Us premieres 16 January on BINGE, with new episodes dropping every Monday.

Entertainment and video game personalities, influencers and fans celebrated the Australian launch of BINGE’s new drama series.

Photography Credits: James Gourley

OFFICIAL TRAILER AND KEY ART RELEASED FOR NEW COMEDY SERIES

VELMA

FEATURING MINDY KALING

PREMIERES TODAY (12 JANUARY) ON BINGE

The official trailer and key art for new adult animated comedy series Velma*,*** featuring Mindy Kaling, has been released ahead of its debut today (12 January) on BINGE, with new episodes dropping every Thursday.

Velma tells the origin story of Velma Dinkley (Kaling), the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. The ten-episode series is an original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colourful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers.

Joining Kaling in the Mystery Machine is Constance Wu as Daphne, Glenn Howerton as Fred and Sam Richardson as Shaggy.

Velma is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Mindy Kaling, Charlie Grandy, Howard Klein and Sam Register serve as executive producers.

There are so many of these adult animation series now it’s getting ridiculous.

Well, with so many streaming services in operation, thare are so many series being made in general. Difficult to keep up with so many series on so many services.

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WWE SUPERSTARS ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA

MEDIA EVENT: MONDAY, JANUARY 23 AT 10AM

To celebrate BINGE as the new streaming home of WWE Network in Australia, global WWE Superstars will descend onto Sydney’s Bondi Beach for a one-of-a-kind WWE spectacle on Monday 23 January. Highly famed international WWE Tag Team, and current NXT Tag Team Champions, ‘The New Day’ - Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods alongside Big E will attend.

FIRST LOOK AT NEW COMEDY SERIES RAIN DOGS

PREMIERES 7 MARCH ON BINGE

First look images of the new eight-episode comedy series Rain Dogs, from the brilliant new voice of Cash Carraway**,** have been released ahead of its 7 March premiere on BINGE.

Rain Dogs is an unconventional love story between a working class single mum, her 10-year-old daughter, and a privileged gay man.

The comedy stars Daisy May Cooper, Jack Farthing, Ronke Adekoluejo, Adrian Edmondson and Fleur Tashjian in her debut role, as a dysfunctional family on the fringes of society attempting to go straight in a crooked world.

Rain Dogs is written and created by Cash Carraway who also serves as executive producer; executive producers, Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris, Jo McClellan for BBC One; co-producer, Henrietta Colvin for Sid Gentle Films Ltd; producer, Ciara McIlvenny; directors, Richard Laxton and Jennifer Perrott.

WWE LANDS ON BINGE AS WWE SUPERSTARS TOUCHDOWN IN AUSTRALIA FOR RING SIDE SPECTACLE ON BONDI BEACH

Fan-favourite WWE Tag Team ‘The New Day’ - Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and Big E arrive on the iconic Bondi Beach to celebrate BINGE as the new streaming home of WWE in Australia.

Officially marking BINGE as the new streaming home for WWE in Australia, a one-of-a-kind WWE spectacle has been unveiled on the shores of Sydney’s Bondi Beach as WWE Champion Tag Team ‘The New Day’ consisting of Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and founding member, Big E, take centre stage.

The colourful spectacle emulating a traditional WWE ring overlooking Bondi Beach gave hundreds of diehard Australian fans the opportunity to see and hear from the three WWE icons. Bringing the true entertainment experience to Australia, the ring was positioned on the iconic Bondi Beach with the trio entering in true style with their renowned entrance.

The arrival of The New Day to Australian shores marks the first true reunion of the original New Day Tag Team in over a year and celebrates BINGE, home to the world’s best entertainment*,* becoming the new streaming home of the WWE Network with all WWE Premium Live Events, including Royal Rumble (January 29) and WrestleMania 39 (April 2 and 3), in addition to WWE Network’s original programming and a vast collection of archived content all available to stream on BINGE. Fans can enjoy all the very best of WWE along with all the world’s best TV shows and movies, available with a BINGE subscription starting from just $10 per month.

The trio are one of the most successful Tag Teams in WWE history having won multiple championships, most recently Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods becoming WWE NXT Tag Team Champions. Arriving in Australia with their WWE Championship Titles in hand, the group are a pop-culture phenomenon and some of the most loved WWE Superstars bringing with them family-friendly grit, high energy and unmissable attire.

BINGE Executive Director, Alison Hurbert-Burns said: “We’re thrilled to welcome WWE champions, The New Day - Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and Big E to Australian shores with our very own spectacle on the iconic Bondi Beach, to celebrate BINGE becoming the new streaming home of WWE.

“We can’t wait to deliver all the WWE world class entertainment to Australian fans, with every WWE Premium Live Event including this month’s anticipated Royal Rumble, available with a BINGE subscription starting from just $10 per month. Now fans can enjoy all their favourite WWE action plus the world’s best TV shows and movies on BINGE.”

WWE Superstars The New Day added: “AUSTRALIA! It’s been too long but The New Day are finally back in Oz and we’re celebrating the arrival of WWE on BINGE. We could think of no better way to kick things off than with a day at the beach surrounded by our incredible fans Down Under.”

The New Day will continue to tour Australia through Sydney and Melbourne over the coming days to celebrate BINGE as the new streaming home of the WWE Network in Australia

OFFICIAL TRAILER RELEASED FOR NEW SEASON OF LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

PREMIERES 20 FEBRUARY ON BINGE

The Emmy® winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver returns for its tenth season 20 February on BINGE, new episodes drop every Monday.

A satirical, insightful, and meticulously researched look at current events in the U.S. and around the globe, the weekly series features Oliver’s hilarious, expertly honed perspective on today’s pressing political, social, and cultural issues, as well as lesser-reported topics that both inform and entertain. Shot in New York, season ten features the show’s weekly topical insights, signature deep dives, and distinctive comedy pieces.

The series has received 26 Emmys® since its premiere in 2014. Last year, it won for Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, both for the seventh year in a row. The series has also been honoured with two Peabody Awards, two Critics Choice Awards in the category of Best Talk Show, two GLAAD Media Awards, five Writers Guild Awards and seven consecutive PGA Awards.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is produced for HBO by Avalon and Sixteen String Jack Productions; executive produced by John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday and James Taylor; directed by Paul Pennolino.

HBO Max has announced DC’s Doom Patrol will end with its fourth season.
https://collider.com/doom-patrol-cancelled-season-4/

speaking of HBO Max. any word if binge or stan is going to be staying with HBO max-content?

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FIRST LOOK AT NEW LIMITED SERIES LOVE & DEATH

STARRING ELIZABETH OLSEN AS CANDY MONTGOMERY

COMING TO BINGE

First look images of the upcoming limited series Love & Death, starring Elizabeth Olsen as Candy Montgomery, have today been released with the highly anticipated series coming to BINGE.

Two church going couples, enjoying small town family life in Texas, until somebody picks up an axe. The series will make its world premiere at South by Southwest 2023 in Austin, Texas.

In addition to Olsen, the cast includes Jesse Plemons, Lily Rabe, Patrick Fugit, Keir Gilchrist, Elizabeth Marvel, Tom Pelphrey and Krysten Ritter.

Co-produced by Lionsgate. Executive producers: David E. Kelley (who is writing the series) through David E. Kelley Productions; Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films; Lesli Linka Glatter (who directs the first four and final episodes); Scott Brown and Megan Creydt through Texas Monthly; Matthew Tinker; Michael Klick and Helen Verno. The limited series is inspired by the book “Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs” and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly (“Love & Death in Silicon Prairie,” Part I & II).


OFFICIAL TRAILER AND KEY ART RELEASED FOR

HARLEY QUINN: A VERY PROBLEMATIC VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL

PREMIERES 9 FEBRUARY ON BINGE

The official trailer and key art for the adult animated special Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special, featuring Kaley Cuoco, has been released ahead of its 9 February debut on BINGE.

As Harley Quinn (Cuoco) goes to obsessive lengths to ensure that her first Valentine’s Day with Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) is the best ever, Bane’s (James Adomian) efforts to impress an unexpected date go horribly awry. Meanwhile, after an unfortunate online dating encounter, Clayface (Alan Tudyk) engages in some self-love.

In addition to Cuoco, Bell, Adomian and Tudyk, the voice cast of the Valentine’s Day special includes Matt Oberg, James Wolk, Natalie Morales, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jim Rash, Vanessa Marshall, Janet Varney, Rachel Dratch, Leila Birch, Tyler James Williams, Josh Helman, Casey Wilson, Michael Ironside, and others.

Viewers can stream Seasons 1 - 3 of the critically-acclaimed adult-animated series Harley Quinn ahead of the Valentine’s Day special on BINGE.

Based on characters from DC, the special is produced by Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions and Yes, Norman Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation. Executive Producers are Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey, Jennifer Coyle, Kaley Cuoco, Sam Register.

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EARLY PREMIERE FOR EPISODE 5 OF THE LAST OF US

PREMIERES 11 FEBRUARY ON BINGE

Episode five of the smash-hit series The Last of Us will premiere early 11 February at 1.00pm AEDT on BINGE. New episodes of the series will continue to drop every Monday leading up to the season finale on 13 March.

The Last of Us takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

Season one also features Australian stars Anna Torv as Tess, a smuggler and fellow hardened survivor and Murray Bartlett as Frank, a post-pandemic survivalist.

Additional cast includes Gabriel Luna, Nico Parker , Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, Storm Reid, Merle Dandridge, Jeffrey Pierce, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Woodard, Graham Greene, Elaine Miles, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker.

Ahead of the Season 1 finale on 13 March, viewers can catch up the first season of The Last of Us available to stream now on BINGE.

The Last of Us , based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation® platforms, is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam. Production companies: PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.

The Saturday release is to avoid the Super Bowl on Monday (AUS time).

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how is it avoiding the super bowl?