We all know Netflix can do high-quality original drama (House Of Cards, Daredevil) and addictive comedy too (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the forthcoming Grace And Frankie); now the global streaming service is moving into music docs.
Netflix declines to release viewing figures for any of its content, but recent estimates suggest that Marvel's Daredevil, which launched on April 10, is currently its [url=http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/first-netflix-viewing-figures-confirm-popularity-o/377224]most popular original series[/url]. Little wonder, then, that the online TV colossus has already ordered a second season of the dark drama starring British actor Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a lawyer living in New York City's Hell's Kitchen district who transforms into a masked crime-fighter at night.
In the US, Empire is 2015's hottest new TV show, with over 23 million viewers tuning in to March's Season One finale. Now E4 has snapped up the rights to the musical drama series created by Lee Daniels (The Butler) and Danny Strong (The Hunger Games - Mockingjay), giving British viewers the chance to discover why America's become so obsessed. Basically, there's a lot to get obsessed about.
Written and directed by award-winning French film-maker Céline Sciamma, Girlhood is a gripping and relatable coming-of-age drama that follows a group of young black women on the cusp of becoming grown-ups in the Paris suburbs. In this exclusive clip, we see the girls let their hair down by singing and dancing along to Rihanna's Sia-penned pop anthem 'Diamonds' - hey, don't pretend you haven't done the same.
Written and directed by Carol Morley, sister of former NME journalist Paul, The Falling is a beguiling British film that follows a mysterious fainting epidemic at a girls' school in 1969. Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams stars as Lydia, the first girl to fall into a strange trance-like state before fainting midway through a routine lesson, while newcomer Florence Pugh makes an impressive screen debut as her charismatic best friend Abbie.