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Netflix confirms sixth series of Queer Eye

From left:  PICTURED Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown (Credit: Christopher Smith/Netflix)

Each of the gang have their own area of makeover expertise, Jonathan Van Ness is in charge of grooming; Tan France, fashion; Karamo Brown, culture; Antoni Porowski, food and wine, and Bobby Berk focuses on interior design.

Series six will see the five head to Texas – with a base in Austin – to “scour the prairie in a search for a whole new roster of heroes in need of a little TLC."

The five haven’t just showcased their talents in the US, a special spin off series saw them travel to Japan to spread some self-love and unleash their makeover skills.

Ear Candy: Because I Watched...

Bobby Berk (Credit: Bobby Berk)

Whether it’s the spike in sales of canned Marks & Spencer gin and tonic or Google searches of priests – both inspired by season two of Fleabag – never underestimate TV’s power to influence people’s behaviour. Yet, sometimes, it is the smallest detail of a TV series that can effect a change in someone’s life.

Joining Netflix’s host of original podcasts, storytelling series Because I Watched looks back through the screen of the latest binge-watch and into the lives of viewers at home.

Netflix releases Love Is Blind Reunion teaser

Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton (Credit: Netflix)

Described as a dating show with a difference, it sees a group of single men date a group of single women, but the twist comes in that they are only allowed to talk to each other in special pods that prevent them from seeing what the other person looks like.

This tests if they can form a strong emotional connection before a physical connection is made.

The couples who fall in love then get within the first ten days and only then do they get to see their fiancé for the first time.

Netflix renews Top Boy for another series

Accompanying the announcement was a picture of the screenplay for the first episode entitled ‘Killing No Murder’, written by Ronan Bennett.

It will technically be the fourth series after the first two were billed as Top Boy: Summerhouse when Netflix revived the franchise last year.

Netflix also confirmed that Dushane (Ashley Walters), Sully (Kane Robinson), Jamie (Michael Ward) and Shelley (Simbi Ajikawo, better known as Little Simz) will all return.

Netflix confirms return of Stranger Things character for series four

The 80s-inspired sci-fi series garnered widespread admiration when it first appeared in 2016 and has since become one of Netflix’s most watched programmes.

The third series saw Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) and Hopper uncover the secret Russian network hidden below Hawkins’ Starcourt Mall, with the help of the ‘Scoop Troops’ Steve (Joe Keery), Robin (Maya Hawke), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Erica (Priah Ferguson).  

Netflix's Sex Education is not only for the young

Gillian Anderson (Credit: Netflix)

Few series by the streamers have made as much noise as Netflix’s Sex Education, which brings the genre of the US high-school teen drama to the UK – and adds plenty of gauche sex.

The global giant released the second season of the comedy-drama in January. A few days earlier, the first episode was premiered at a joint RTS Cymru Wales/Bafta Cymru event in Cardiff.

Imelda Staunton set to play the Queen in fifth and final series of The Crown

Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies (Credit: Netflix)

Morgan had originally planned for six series of the much-loved drama, but has decided that the fifth series “is the perfect time and place to stop”.

Morgan thanked Netflix and Sony for supporting his decision and described Staunton as an “astonishing talent” and a “fantastic successor”.

Staunton will be the final actor to play the Queen after predecessors Claire Foy and Olivia Colman, taking the series into the 21st Century.

The Crown first aired in 2016 and with its big budget production spend, was hailed as a game-changing drama for Netflix.

Sex Education creators discuss the new series at a screening for RTS Cymru Wales

During what will prove to be 2020’s most astonishing opening sequence – even this early in the year – Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) tries and fails to control his newly discovered sexual urges in a scene that ends in excruciating embarrassment in front of his therapist mother (Gillian Anderson).