A million trailers are published online every week, which can make it difficult to follow what is really going on in cinemas and on home screens. To help analyze the endless stream of upcoming film and TV series releases, we’ve put together a list of the most exciting (and in some cases, weirdest) trailers that have been released this week, as well as a hype level rating, checking to see if these trailers really got us excited about the product to come. Are you afraid of missing something? Don’t be afraid anymore.
This week brings us the trailer for the second half of the fourth season of Rick and Morty, as well as Hulu’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal people, rom-com Netflix Love Wedding Repeat, Following Train to Busan, Cleopatra in space, Trying, and Stargirl.
Based on the novel of the same name by Sally Rooney, Normal people tells the story of two young lovers whose social places essentially turn around as they grow up, and how they manage the changes and their affection continues for each other. As they creep into the lives of others, they learn more about each other and get closer than ever.
Release date of the series: April 29 on Hulu
Level of hype: 6. The drama, directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Room) seems lived and tender, and the book was a success.
Rick and Morty Season 4
Or maybe more specifically season 4.5? Depending on the song chosen to support the new trailer, the boys (Rick and Morty) are back in town. After the first part of the fourth season of the show airing in November and December of last year, it was not entirely clear when the show would return. It turns out that the last five episodes of the season will land in May, with the typical Rick and Morty mayhem.
Release date of the series: May 3 in swimming for adults
Level of hype: 5, to be 50% of a season. Let’s see where it goes!
Jack (Sam Claflin) just wants his little sister’s wedding day to go perfectly. Except that her ex is here with her new boyfriend, a missed connection from her past appears and someone is about to profess drunk love to Jack’s little sister. What is a guy to do? Oh, yes, there is also something groundhog going on here, according to the summary? Weird.
Film release date: April 10 on Netflix
Level of hype: 6. It seems cute, but I would be more inclined to do so if they were honest about something strange chronological going on.
Korean horror movie 2016 Train to Busan was a success, putting a new twist on the horror of the zombies by putting all the action on a fast moving train. The sequel, Peninsula, takes place four years later, with the world completely plunged into the zombie apocalypse. There are cage matches, Mad Max– chases and gore galore.
Film release date: To be determined
Level of hype: 9. Moored a point for more Ma Dong-seok.
Cleopatra in space
Take Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, put her in a time machine and throw her into the future of space exploration, aliens and planets. I’m so there for that.
Release date of the series: April 15 on Peacock
Level of hype: 1,000,000. It’s just so much out there that it could work well.
A couple realizes that they cannot conceive, so they begin the adoption process. Everyone seems to want to deter them, so they have to keep their chin.
Release date of the series: May 1 on Apple TV Plus
Level of hype: 5. I chuckled several times, but all “parents who clearly hate their children” and “couples who can’t get along” are a little tired at this point.
Not to be confused with the Disney Plus movie of the same name, this Stargirl is not an adaptation of YA but a comic book. DC Stargirl’s superhero is high school student Courtney Whitmore, who finds a magic staff in her basement and takes a heroic cloak. He joined other CW DC shows with the same mix of campy special effects and a warm, gooey attitude.
Release date of the series: May 19 on the CW
Level of hype: 7. Is it LUKE WILSON ?!