New trailers: The Wheel of Time, The Witcher, Lightyear, House of Gucci and more

I’m close to giving up The morning show; the latest episode spends a lot of time building up to a twist that makes very little sense considering the season so far. They only have three episodes left and a lot of plot to push forward. Fortunately, Succession gets good and juicy with Roy siblings choosing side and I get caught up too Stuepige, primarily due to Margaret Qualley’s strong performance as Alex.

So much to see, so little time.

We’re heavy into the sci-fi and fantasy worlds in this week’s roundup, but there’s also a bit of fashion and murder mystery.

Wheel of Time

We’ve seen a few glimpses of Wheel of Time series based on the books of Robert Jordan, but this latest trailer shows us the beginning of the story where Moiraine Damodred from Aes Sedai tries to figure out how to stop the darkness. She finds five magic by using people she thinks could be the key (or keys) to saving the world (whether they are ready for it or not). Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford and Zoe Robins star Wheel of Time, which airs the first episode of its eight-episode season on Amazon Prime Video on November 19th.

Note: You can watch this trailer as a “360 experience” (though I did not think it added much here)

The Witcher

We’ve seen a couple of teasers and sneak peeks and first look clips from the second season off The Witcher and now we have a full-length trailer with some juicy details on what’s next for Geralt of Rivia and the company. War with the Nilfgaard Empire threatens along with the possible “end of days” (which Geralt mocks), Geralt hunts huge monsters, and Ciri exploits his powers while Jaskier becomes friends with some small rodents (rats? Mice? Something completely different?). Henry Cavill, Freya Allen, Anya Chalotra, Joey Batey, Anna Shaffer and Kim Bodnia star in season 2 of The Witcher, coming to Netflix on December 17th.

Light year

Finally, a Pixar movie that does not immediately seem to tear parents’ hearts out (honestly, I’m still traumatized by Inside out and Toy Story 3). Light year is the backdrop for the “real” astronaut that the Buzz Lightyear action figure is from Toy Story Is based. The teaser shows what looks like a well-known space exploration adventure with the necessary aliens and spaceships, and Chris Evans gives the hero’s voice. Light year will be released on June 17, 2022.

House of Gucci

We have another trailer for the movie about the Gucci family with Lady Gaga in the lead role, and of course everyone looks amazing and beautiful, even though the “Italian” accents from the protagonists are … a bit off? Based on the book by Sara Gay Forden, House of Gucci tells the story of Patrizia Reggiani’s marriage to Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), and her plan to hire a hitman to kill him. Jared Leto, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Salma Hayek also star House of Gucci which arrives in theaters on November 24th.

Serving

See, you can only show me so many long, ominous, darkly lit times before the trick gets old. In its first season, this show had a promise (and Lauren Ambrose gives a great performance as Dorothy), but in season three, it defies the logic (and is more than sadistic) that Dorothy’s family would continue to hide the truth from her about what that happened to her baby. Maybe they will finally do the ethical. But now the show is apparently more interested in the cult that nanny Leanne (the servant of the show’s title) fled from. If you’ve still hoping for an M. Night Shyamalan plot twist, check out season three Serving on Apple Plus TV from January 21st.

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