News: Netflix Officially Announces Bright Sequel

Netflix took to social media today and officially announced that there will be a Bright sequel. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton will both return to star, with David Ayer returning to direct. Ayer will be writing the script for the sequel, replacing Max Landis. Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless are producing. 

The film drew hug viewing numbers. Nielsen reported that Bright had 11 million U.S. viewers in its first three days. Nielsen recently began measuring Netflix's viewership on TV's, not on any other devices. The ratings company announced the numbers several days ago, noting that the data is different from other SVOD ratings releases such as season 2 of The Crown and Stranger Things. The average minute U.S audience was 11 million TV viewers, with 3.9 millions viewers aged 18-34 and 7 million aged 18-49. The gender split was 56% male. Netflix reported that it was their highest viewed film for its first week, in every one of its 190 countries that it services. 

The fantasy film was written by Max Landis, directed by David Ayer, and stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramírez, Ike Barinholtz, and Brad William Henke. It premiered on Netflix on December 22, 2017. You can read our review here.

"Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it."