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Next 365 Days Sequel Gets August Release Date

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Next 365 Days Sequel Gets August Release Date

The second sequel to Polish erotic thriller 365 Days has been given a Netflix release date of August.

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The movies are based on the trilogy of novels by Blanka Lipińska where a young woman from Warsaw (Anna-Maria Sieklucka) falls for a Sicilian man (Michele Morrone) who imprisons her on an island for a year to make her fall in love with him.

While a limited cinematic release of 365 Days in February 2020 didn't garner much money, the movie quickly became a big hit on streaming service Netflix when it dropped in June that year.

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It soon ended up being the most watched thing on the streaming service in a number of countries, though it was savaged by critics.

A sequel, 365 Days: This Day, landed on Netflix in April, and yet again it was given terrible critical reviews.

Michele Morrone and Anna Maria Sieklucka in 365 Days: This Day. Credit: Alamy
Michele Morrone and Anna Maria Sieklucka in 365 Days: This Day. Credit: Alamy

That hasn't stopped another sequel from getting the green light and fans won't have to wait two years for this one to come out.

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Netflix has announced The Next 365 Days will be releasing on the platform on 19 August in a post on Facebook.

Both movies currently have a big old zero when it comes to the percentage of critics who liked the film on Rotten Tomatoes, while only 28 percent of the public who watched the first movie liked it.

For those wondering why a pair of movies with such a bad reception are getting another sequel, it's because Netflix shot 365 Days: This Day and The Next 365 Days back to back.

That also explains the short wait between sequels, though whether enough people will keep tuning in is anyone's guess.

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Viewers tune into the 365 Days movies for the sex scenes. Credit: Alamy
Viewers tune into the 365 Days movies for the sex scenes. Credit: Alamy

The first movie ended up being one of the most popular films on Netflix, including in the UK and US, while the sequel did end up being the streaming service's most watched movie in the first week of May.

Really, audiences are probably going to be tuning in for the sex scenes and the fact that it'll cost them nothing outside a Netflix subscription they already have.

The hype for The Next 365 Days isn't really there, as the initial announcement has been followed by a slew of comments slating the quality of the film.

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One person slated the films as 'absolute crap', while someone else called them a 'waste of time'.

Someone else wondered whether the IMDB review score would fall further, with the first two movies scoring 3.3 and 2.5 respectively.

Others voiced their disgust at the distinctly unromantic kidnapping themes in the movie, with one person arguing that if the man was 'some raggity, unemployed dude' it wouldn't be a romantic film.

The Next 365 Days releases on Netflix on 19 August.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix

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