View Finder: The Crown, Fuller House, Sherlock

Angus Kidman 3 November 2016


All the latest news from streaming and TV, plus the pick of new shows this weekend.

It's the time of the season for trailers

So there's an established model for promoting TV series these days. First of all there's a teaser trailer, which is generally just some atmospheric music, a couple of quick shots and the series logo. Then as the release date gets closer, you get the full trailer, with actual scenes and everything. Let's work through some examples.

First up: Sherlock Series 4, which got a confirmed release date last week, and now has an official trailer:

As does the second series of sitcom revival Fuller House, which remains stubbornly 100% Olsen-free, but does boast an appearance by New Kids On The Block, who no longer look new or like kids:

Sherlock hits Stan on 2 January 2017; Fuller House reappears on Netflix 9 December 2016;

Longmire goes for six

Good news for fans of western series Longmire: Netflix has renewed the show for a sixth season. The bad news? This is definitely the last. The 10-episode run will appear at some point in 2017.

Key new shows and movies this weekend

Netflix's big play this weekend is The Crown, the super-expensive series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II which is due to run over six seasons.

Season 1 (10 episodes) of The Crown shows up from Friday 4 November. The first series of SyFy's The Expanse also hits Netflix on 3 November.

Stan's big debut this weekend is The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey, yet another documentary about the murdered child beauty pageant competitor. (We're approaching the 20th anniversary of her still-unsolved murder.) That shows up on Friday 4 November.

To plan your viewing for the entire month, check out everything that's coming to Netflix, Stan, Presto and hayu in Australia.

Each week, View Finder rounds up the latest news in streaming TV and movies for Australians.

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