Disney is reviving Star Wars: The Clone Wars for its Netflix rival

The Clone Wars will be broadcast on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, likely exclusively. If The Clone Wars can drive significant traffic to Disney’s budding Netflix competitor, then it’s easy to see a future where Disney continues with production as a way to tempt long-term subscriptions out of users. – Eric Abent, SlashGear https://ift.tt/2A2rX5M

Why your cellphone bills are getting more expensive

The primary price increase method for US telecoms is upping the cost of unlimited data plans, which already come with built-in restrictions like data caps that, when exceeded, throttle a customer’s bandwidth speeds. Nearly every major carrier now offers multiple “unlimited” data plans, all of which use the marketing benefit of the term “unlimited” without actually offering customers limitless access to high-speed LTE service. – Nick Statt, The Verge https://ift.tt/2uSW9u3

Watch This Guy Smash a Modem With an Axe In Front of His ISP Over Poor Service

“Bell Canada, for a communications company, you are a failure,” Parsons says to the camera, explaining that he is unsatisfied with his internet service. He can’t easily get Bell representatives on the phone, he claims, nor does the company respond to his pleas on social media. When he did speak to a Bell representative, they give him wrong information, he claims, and a tech that was supposed to install a modem simply left it at his door. – Jordan Pearson, MOTHERBOARD https://ift.tt/2Nyf84K

Geoff Johns’ ‘Stargirl’ Ordered to Series at DC Universe Streaming Service

Set to premiere in 2019, “Stargirl” tells the story of high-school sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past and reimagines the classic superhero team the Justice Society of America. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will also exec produce. Johns created the character, named after his sister, for DC Comics in 1999. – Daniel Holloway, Variety https://ift.tt/2zV9gkj

Jaime King To Star In Netflix Zombie Series ‘Black Summer’ From ‘Z Nation’ Duo

Created by Schaefer and Hyams who will serve as co-showrunners, Black Summer stars King as a mother, torn from her daughter, who embarks upon a harrowing journey, stopping at nothing to find her. Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, she must brave a hostile new world and make brutal decisions during the most deadly summer of a zombie apocalypse. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood https://ift.tt/2mvFJEn

‘Impulse’ Renewed For Season 2 By YouTube

In Impulse, which hails from Universal Cable Productions and studio-based Hypnotic (Suits), Maddie Hasson stars as Henrietta “Henry” Cole, a rebellious 16-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and longs to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. During a traumatic event, Henry discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport, and her newfound power confirms Henry’s conviction that she really was different from everybody else — but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her.- Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood https://ift.tt/2zUg6Xa
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