After scoring the highest number of views in its first week of streaming, Netflix has confirmed that the film Bright is set for a sequel.
Despite it being labelled the worse film of 2017, Bright has become one of the biggest originals (including sequels/additional seasons) Netflix has ever launched. It currently ranks as the number 1 movie on Netflix in every country (190+ countries) since its release with more people viewing the film internationally than domestically.
Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds (Ward, a human played by Will Smith, and Jakoby, an orc played by Joel Edgerton) who embark on a routine patrol night that will ultimately alter the future as their world knows it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.
There is yet to be confirmation that director David Ayer or Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as the two cops Ward and Jakoby will return at this stage but they are expected to tackle the sequel as well.
Netflix posted on the announcement on their social media channels today via an audition video consisting of two orcs begging to work on a sequel.