Next In Film & TV: Kerry Washington to Director ‘Insecure,’ + Netflix to Release Mayan Civilization

Netflix is set to release a series about the Mayan Civilization. The series will be released in 2021.

It will be an animated series titled, Maya and the Three. According to reports, the series will be of, “a mythical Mesoamerican warrior princess who embarks on a quest to recruit three mythical warriors to stop a war that has erupted between the Gods and humans. Jorge Gutierrez is the creator, writer and director of this Netflix animated mini-series, considering the Mesoamerican civilization.”

The main character, Maya, is a female warrior princess who is half God, half human. She intervenes to put an end to a war that has flared between the Gods and the human race.

Will you be checking this show out once it hits Netflix?

In other Netflix news! Idris Elba will be starring in Netflix’s new Black Western feature titled, “The Harder They Fall.” The movie will be produced by music mogul, Jay-Z.

According to reports, “When outlaw Nat Love (Majors) discovers that the man (Elba) who killed his parents two decades ago is being released from prison, he reunites with his gang to track his enemy down and seek his revenge.”

No release date on the feature as of yet.

Spike Lee is making history again!

This one I’m excited for. The Oscar-winning filmmaker is working on Prince of Cats, a hip-hop version of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet set in 1980s-era New York. The film will starring Lakeith Stanfield, who we’ve seen in films such as ‘Get Out.’

The movie will tackle the Shakespearean classic with a contemporary twist. If you don’t know the story of Romeo & Juliet- the classic was written by William Shakespeare early in his career and is about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. AKA Spike Lee is going to add a bunch of flavor to this one.

No release date as of yet.

Who’s ready for Insecure to come back on??

Don’t all raise your hand at once! The hit HBO series, will be back in 2020. While we wait, Kerry Washington released a small teaser of her role as a director on the upcoming season! She will be directing the 9th episode.

Lastly, Frozen 2 is expected a strong domestic debut of $100 million-plus this weekend.

This time around, “Kristen Bell (Princess Anna) and Idina Menzel (Queen Elsa) reprise their beloved roles. The gang from the original movie will embark on a new journey that goes beyond their homeland of Arendelle, and this time Anna will be joining Elsa on the adventure.”

The movie hits theaters today (November 22nd)! Grab some popcorn and a date, after you see it come back and let us know what your thoughts!

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and 21 Bridges is also hitting theaters this weekend!