New series of Heartstopper, Bridgerton and Squid Game among announcements at Netflix Tudum 2023

They also revealed first look imagery for the highly anticipated live action Avatar: The Last Airbender, and trailers for reality dating show Love is Blind and Money Heist spin-off Berlin.

Read on for our overview.

Squid Game 2

Charlie Brooker on commandeering Black Mirror, his TV inspiration and why series six won't involve NFTs

Anjana Vasan in Black Mirror episode Demon 79. Credit:Netflix.

At one point in his book Inside Black Mirror, when discussing the inspiration for his global dystopian sci-fi phenomenon, Charlie Brooker credits the “shiny adverts for Apple” that were appearing at the time. He says: “Being a paranoid person, as soon as I see any advert where everyone’s really happy and smiley, I immediately think it’s a bit like a sinister advert in a dystopian movie.… The fact that it looked so happy meant that it couldn’t last.”

RTS West of England champions Chimp Empire

Chimp Empire, which follows two rival troops of chimps, was previewed at a sold-out joint RTS West of England/Wildscreen Network screening at the Watershed in Bristol, ahead of its release on Netflix last month.

The team spent 18 months filming a four-part series that required extensive research. “We spent months analysing every detail about every chimp known to the scientists,” explained Reed, “so we had these huge backstories from every individual chimp.”

Netflix’s queer coming-of-age hit Heartstopper begins production on series 2

Joe Locke and Kit Connor

Based on Alice Oseman’s best-selling graphic novels of the same name, Heartstopper follows the close high school friendship between Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Locke) that blossoms into a burgeoning romance.

All lead cast members will return for series two, including Kit Connor, Joe Locke, Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan, Rhea Norwood and Jenny Walser.

Guillermo Del Toro presents trailer for his new horror anthology Cabinet of Curiosities

The Academy Award-winning director’s (The Shape of Water) new horror anthology series will drop in double-episode batches across four days, starting from 25 October.

Each of the eight episodes spins a sinister standalone story from one of the teams of writers and directors personally chosen by Del Toro.

The trailer offers glimpses of the "whole worlds" they have created, including several of the beautiful, practically-made monsters that have become a Del Toro trademark.

Netflix partners with Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers' new production company

Stranger Things monster Vecna (credit: Netflix)

The company have signed an overall deal with Netflix to develop a series of film and television projects, including two set within the world of Stranger Things.

Both a live-action Stranger Things spin-off and a new stage play have been announced by Netflix via their Twitter account. While details remain sparse, the spin-off has been described as ‘a live action series […] based on an original idea by The Duffer Brothers.’