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New Netflix special asks: What would it take to get you to commit murder?

Charmaine Blake

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At any given moment, how close are any of us to committing an act as despicable as murder? What kind of circumstances could arise to push a person in that direction?

Those are questions The Push sets out to ask. The upcoming Netflix reality special stages an elaborate ruse in which a series of scripted events drive one unsuspecting man toward killing a living human.

A new trailer for the hour-long program, out Feb. 27, hints at the premise. There’s a big-money auction happening, and one of the event’s wealthy benefactors falls to the ground clutching his chest shortly before it begins.

Chris, the unwitting “star” of the program, is one of two participants who’s there when it happens. He’s subsequently drawn into a “web of lies” as the show’s 70 actors lead him toward participating in what the trailer suggests is a staged suicide.

The whole thing is a setup, of course, but Chris doesn’t know that. The Push is the work of Derren Brown, a British mentalist whom Netflix describes as a “psychological illusionist.” The reality special, an “audacious social experiment” is a consideration of how both authority figures and social pressures can manipulate an otherwise ordinary person in extraordinary ways.

The Push isn’t actually a new release. It’s one of two older Brown specials that originally aired in the United Kingdom and which Netflix has now picked up for re-release (the other is called The Miracle). Brown is also working on something completely new for the streaming giant, but no details have been released yet.

Even if The Push isn’t technically new, the trailer released on Tuesday and the alarming premise it introduces prompted quite a reaction.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/02/21/netflix-the-push-trailer/

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YOU | Netflix Trailer

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YOU, a Netflix Original Series, is the riveting and hypnotic story of Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), an obsessive yet brilliant New Yorker, who exploits today’s technology to win the heart of Beck (Elizabeth Lail) amid the growing suspicions of her best friend Peach (Shay Mitchell). Joe transforms himself from stalker to boyfriend while doing whatever it takes to eliminate all obstacles standing in his way — even if it means murder. Set in today’s 24/7 hyper-connected world, YOU explores how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation online and in real life.

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The Umbrella Academy | Netflix Teaser Trailer

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A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father’s death, the threat of the apocalypse and more. Adapted from the comic created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.

Starring: Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, Camerono Britton, Kate Walsh, Mary J. Blige

 

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Springsteen on Broadway | Official Trailer Netflix

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The critically acclaimed, three times extended, Broadway phenomenon makes its global debut on Netflix. Springsteen on Broadway.

Only on Netflix, December 16.

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