With “Metal Lords” the first film that emerged from the mega-deal between Netflix and the “Game Of Thrones” makers starts today. Also: A romance film starring “Kissing Booth” star Joey King and season 5 of the Spanish hit series “Élite”.
After their success with the mega-hit “Game Of Thrones”, the authors David Benioff and DB Weiss were supposed to be developing a new “Star Wars” trilogy. But Netflix stepped in and struck a $250 million deal with the “GoT” duo. In return, Benioff and Weiss will produce films and series for the streaming service for five years.
The first result could already be seen in the summer of 2021, when “The Professor” was the first series to emerge from this deal on Netflix. The musical comedy “Metal Lords” is the first Netflix film to be produced by David Benioff and DB Weiss. Weiss also wrote the screenplay himself.
This is “Metal Lords”
An outsider at his school, teenager Kevin (“ES” star Jaeden Martell) is a passionate drummer and has a penchant for the metal genre. Together with his friend and guitarist Hunter (Adrian Greensmith) he wants to take part in the school band competition “Battle Of The Bands”. The problem: You still need someone who can play the bass and there is nobody in the whole school who can. Only Emily (Isis Hainsworth) would like to, but unfortunately, she is a cello player.
Kevin, who sees more in Emily than just a musician, is committed to allowing her to take part anyway. But Hunter sees the integrity of the band in jeopardy if they suddenly perform with a cellist. Will the trio still get together or will Kevin end up having to choose between Emily and Hunter?
“Elite” Season 5 & more are also new on Netflix
As usual, on Fridays, Netflix is once again releasing a whole bunch of new titles for the weekend. Here are the titles announced by Netflix itself (without claiming to be complete):
In terms of films, alongside “Metal Lords”, “The In-Between” in particular is likely to end up on the watch list of many Netflix viewers. After all, this is a new romance with “Kissing Booth” star Joey King. Yaksha: Ruthless Operations might also be worth a look for action fans.
Tiger & Bunny is a 2011 anime series that is getting a second season eleven years later thanks to Netflix. The big series highlight is of course the fifth season “Élite”. In it, the students of Las Encinas confront the aftermath of the murder committed in Season 4: