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Geeked Week: All you need to know about Netflix’s celebration of geek culture and fandoms

The virtual event begins on June 7 and will cover multiple genres across seven days

Harshita Alok Sharma
Jun 06, 2021
 
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Love comics, games, animation, sci-fi, monsters, tech and fantasy? You’ve come to the right place. From June 7, Netflix will host its first Geekend virtual event - a week-long virtual event which is an unapologetic celebration of geek/nerd culture and fandoms where the streaming giant will provide viewers with exclusive glimpses into their most anticipated upcoming series, new characters from their favourite franchises and more. Here’s everything you know about Netflix Geeked Week:

What is Netflix Geeked?

What began as a Twitter account has turned into a full-fledged event. Netflix’s official celebration of fandoms, Geeked used to only share trailers, updates and memes initially. However, as the streaming giant started showcasing more cult favourite shows and movies, the need to expand into a week-long event became apparent. Hosted virtually, Netflix Geeked Week will give fans insider information about more than 50 projects like The Witcher, Castlevania, Stranger Things, Army of The Dead, Lucifer and more. The event will include special games, cast interviews, behind-the-scenes videos and first looks into new seasons of shows to keep fans updated.

What is Netflix Geeked Week?

Hosted virtually, Netflix Geeked Week will give fans insider information about The Witcher, Castlevania, Stranger Things, Army of The Dead, Lucifer and more. The event will include special games, cast interviews, behind-the-scenes videos and first looks into new seasons of shows to keep fans updated. This free online event, beginning on June 7 and ending on June 11, will start at 9:30pm everyday with repeat streaming at 6:30 am. The official Geeked Week website promises lots of excitement about our Netflix genre slate, including major announcements, exclusive teaser and trailer premieres, first looks, BTS footage, cast interviews, celebrity games, script table reads, live performances and much more. Each Geeked Week day will be broadly themed to different genres: film, comic books, fantasy, anime/animation and gaming.”

What should one expect from Geeked Week?

Geeked Week is sure to star some entertaining hosts and guest stars. The hosts for the first ever Geeked Week are Rahul Kohli and Mari Takahashi, who will be joined by special guests throughout the week. Each day is designated to a particular genre of nerdiness.

The first day will feature films like Gunpowder Milkshake, The Fear Street Trilogy, Kate will Awake, America: The Motion Picture, Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans, The Last Mercenary, The Kissing Booth 3 and He’s All That.

The second day is dedicated to comic book adaptations like The Sandman, Umbrella Academy, Lucifer and Sweet Tooth. Fans are also expecting some updates on Netflix’s venture into Millarverse after Jupiter’s Legacy was scrapped. Since the second season of Locke and Key is due this year, a trailer might be shared for the series.

In the anime/animation segment, series like Masters of the Universe: Revelation and Castlevania will definitely make an appearance. Maybe the latter might even get a spinoff after concluding a few weeks ago. Fans are anticipating more news on TRESE, Beaststars, Baki Hanma, Hilda, Spriggan, Disenchantment, and Vampire in the Garden - all of these titles are scheduled to release in 2021. Fans of Midnight Gospel, Blood of Zeus and Aggretsuko are also waiting to find out more about their beloved characters.

The fantasy lineup might include fiction like Cobra Kai and Netflix’s popular series La Casa De Papel. They’ve already been confirmed for the event. Updates on shows like Cursed and Shadow and Bone are also awaited.

Guests like Trisha Hershberger, Erika Ishii, Geoff Keighley, Yuri Lowenthal, and Kiera Please have already been confirmed for the event. The games day of the week will witness Netflix’s partnership with Summer Game Fest, which might lead to some big announcements being made.

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Where do I watch Netflix Geeked Week?

If you’re engrossed in what you just read and can’t wait to stream the event, fret not. You can watch Geeked Week on Netflix’s YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Additionally, Netflix is allowing Twitch streams to co-stream the event so that popular streamers can entertain audiences while they watch the event.

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