Another week, another round of promising film and TV trailers to remind you that there’s almost no way to stay on top of all the entertainment Hollywood is churning out these days. To cut through the noise, here are some of this week’s most notable new teases, featuring everything from potential Oscar contenders to surprising horror movies to bold new sci-fi.
Black Mirror (October 21)
After two seasons of delivering dystopian nightmares to the masses — first to the UK, and then to the US once the series landed on Netflix — Charlie Brooker’s sharp anthology series concerning the horrors of modern technology is back with a new set of episodes produced exclusively for Netflix. Our first real look at season three provides brief glimpses at a variety of terrifying scenarios, from Bryce Dallas Howard imagining a holographic dating life in her suburban home to some sly references to the real-life Brexit fallout.
Allied (November 23)
The publicity campaign for Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard’s upcoming World War II–era spy romance is bound to be a rocky one, what with the former’s fairly high-profile divorce and all.
Usually I’d say that’s not exactly fair, but watching the Allied trailer, it’s hard to deny the resemblance between this movie — in which Brad Pitt’s character is assigned to take out his wife, a possible double agent spy — and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the first movie he appeared in with Angelina Jolie ... and where his character was assigned to take out his wife, a possible double agent spy. I guess this one has period costumes?
At any rate, if sparring beautiful people are your thing, Allied’s got you covered.
Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie (November 26)
And here we have a quick reminder that a Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie — based on the Nickelodeon game show from the ’90s — is still happening, and with original host Kirk Fogg, to boot. This version of Legends is a scripted tale about siblings who get caught in a jungle game with decidedly more serious (read: life and death) stakes than the one that aired on Nick and rewarded contestants for navigating through Styrofoam sets with a cruise and a T-shirt.
Jackie (December 2)
This biopic of Jackie Onassis Kennedy has been highly anticipated since last year’s announcement of Natalie Portman’s casting in the title role, and the excitement only grew once it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it earned great reviews. But we non-festival-going plebeians had to wait for this trailer for a true sense of what to expect, and ... yeah, okay, it’s gorgeous. No wonder the film is already earning Oscar buzz.
Class (Spring 2017)
In other British sci-fi news, here’s at look at Class, BBC America’s upcoming Doctor Who spinoff that will focus on Coal Hill Academy, a school that’s continually popped up throughout the Doctor Who series since it first appeared on the show in the early ’80s. The trailer doesn’t reveal much, but I’m getting some X-Men: First Class meets Alien vibes, which could be pretty cool.
Get Out (February 24)
The first trailer for Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror movie surprised the hell out of lots of people, probably because “comedian Jordan Peele writes a horror movie” isn’t the headline you might’ve expected to describe his first solo project since the end of his Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele. But Get Out looks like a deliciously creepy Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, with Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) taking a trip to meet his white girlfriend’s parents (Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener) that goes horribly wrong.
Rock Dog (February 24)
Rock Dog follows a would-be sheep-herding dog that harbors a fierce desire to be a rock ’n’ roll star. The voice cast features Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Kenan Thompson, and Oscar winner J.K. Simmons, among others — including Sam Elliott in the role of a character named “Fleetwood Yak.” What more do you need to know?
Updated to reflect Class’s new premiere date.