Netflix to host virtual Geeked Week event this June

Red Notice is a future Netflix film.
Red Notice is a future Netflix film. /

New York and San Diego Comic-Con may be gearing up for returns later this year, but major media companies haven’t backed down from holding their own virtual events to boost excitement about their upcoming projects. In fact, Warner Bros. recently announced plans to bring back its DC Fandome event this October, and Netflix just unveiled its own virtual celebration: Geeked Week.

Slated to take place from June 7-11, the Twitter promo for Geeked Week promises “big news, exciting first looks, and more from the shows and films you love.”

Specifically, the official artwork for the event teases updates on popular series like Lucifer, The Witcher and The Umbrella Academy. The Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s popular comic series, The Sandman, is also featured, as is the streamer’s live-action take on classic anime Cowboy Bebop. 

Speaking with Collider, the streamer emphasized the community component of the event, highlighting the importance of bringing its fandoms together to celebrate their common interests:

"“But these fandoms aren’t just about making GIFs, buying merch or theorizing about the next big twist(s). They’re about sharing excitement and connecting with people from all over the world who hold the same passion for those characters and stories. Netflix Geeked, Netflix’s home for all things genre entertainment, wants to celebrate these communities and bring them together. That’s why we’re launching Geeked Week.”"

Although specifics haven’t been hashed out just yet, Geeked Week’s poster promises to place a heavy focus on Netflix’s genre content, covering comic and game adaptations, as well as fantasy and sci-fi films and series.

How to participate in Netflix’s Geeked Week this June

If Netflix is your streaming service of choice — or if you’re a big fan of the sorts of genre content Geeked Week intends to home in on — you’ll want to keep a close eye on this virtual event.

It’s likely Netflix will drop trailers for any content due out later this year, and it’s possible we could see some renewal announcements as well. (Give us Shadow and Bone season 2, you cowards!)

Specific details about Geeked Week’s schedule and what talent might show up over the course of the event have yet to be revealed, but it seems viewers will be able to tune in for the festivities on Netflix’s Geeked social media channels.

Whether this could become an annual affair on par with Disney’s popular D23 Expo remains to be seen, though Geeked Week does offer those who aren’t quite ready to attend big conventions in 2021 an outlet to celebrate their favorite fandoms.

With only a couple of weeks before this event arrives, Netflix is likely to drop further details soon. Stay tuned for the streamer’s full lineup!

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Are you planning on tuning in for Netflix’s Geeked Week this June? What announcements would you like to see?