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D.B. Weiss’s Gentle Comedy About Heavy Steel

D.B. Weiss’s Gentle Comedy About Heavy Steel

D.B. Weiss's Light Comedy About Heavy Metal

The Pitch: Heavy metallic, with its knowingly ridiculous embrace of deafening volumes and over-the-top violent imagery, and predominantly younger male viewers, has been fertile territory for comedy since This Is Spinal Faucet.

And over the previous couple of many years, some enduring comedies have irreverently paid tribute to exhausting rock bands and the adolescents who love them, together with Faculty of Rock, Invoice & Ted’s Wonderful Journey, and Detroit Rock Metropolis. Screenwriter D.B. Weiss, greatest generally known as the co-creator and co-showrunner of Recreation of Thrones, has introduced us a possible new addition to that canon with Steel Lords.

In 2019, Weiss and his Recreation of Thrones artistic associate David Benioff inked a $200 million deal to supply movies and sequence for Netflix. And whereas a few of Benioff and Weiss’s extra formidable initiatives for different firms have fallen by the wayside, together with movies within the Star Wars universe and an alternate historical past sequence for HBO known as Accomplice, their productions for Netflix thus far have been lighter fare: a Leslie Jones standup particular, the campus activism satire The Chair (co-created by Benioff’s spouse Amanda Peet), and now… a teen comedy about an aspiring metallic band.

For These About To Rock: Kevin (Knives Out’s Jaeden Martell) is a nerdy highschool marching band drummer. His greatest buddy Hunter (Adrian Greensmith in his function movie debut) is a guitar participant who convinces Kevin to hitch his “post-death metallic” band, and discover ways to play blastbeats with a double-bass pedal.

Hunter’s plan for rock stardom and world domination runs by way of Glenwood Lake Excessive’s battle of the bands, the place his underground metallic heroes Killaton received their begin (no relation to the actual life Syracuse metallic band Killaton). In order that they work diligently on songs with titles like “Equipment of Torment,” plotting to conquer their crowd-pleasing delicate rock rivals Mollycoddle. There’s simply a few issues: they don’t have a bassist, and their band title, SkullFucker, received’t fly at a college occasion.

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When Kevin finds out that his crush Emily (Isis Hainsworth from Emma.) performs cello, they jam collectively, and the drummer begins passing Hunter’s metallic classes onto her. Their relationship blossoms as Kevin primes Emily to hitch SkullFucker — sadly, Hunter is an emotionally stunted meathead who says issues like “no Yokos” and “having a cello participant as a substitute of a bass participant could be fully homosexual.”

Steel Lords (Netflix)

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