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Amazon’s Philip K. Dick anthology series will go live on January 12

The anthology series will be a Prime Video exclusive, with each of the ten episodes set in their own unique worlds based on the literature from author Philip K. Dick. – Jordan Crook, TechCrunch http://ift.tt/2zQrXo5
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Gets Netflix Release Date

On Monday, Netflix announced its entire list of titles coming to the streaming service in December. Even with Disney on the verge of launching a service of its own, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is heading to Netflix in just a month’s time. The fun-loving space sequel is set to debut on Netflix on December 5, 2017. – Charlie Ridgely, ComicBook.com http://ift.tt/2hMxwwy

Will ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Emmy Wins Pave Way for Streaming Services to Dominate at Globes, SAG Awards?

The big surprise around the “Handmaid’s” win, of course, was that Hulu — and not Netflix or Amazon — was the first streamer to break through to get one of the Academy’s big awards. This puts it in the driver’s seat for the winter awards season: “Handmaid’s” will likely be among the favorites to win the big awards again — including drama series and drama actress at the Globes and drama ensemble at SAG. – Joel Keller, Variety http://ift.tt/2zHfX83

Viacom: Some Things Are Starting to Work

You already know the glass-half-empty take: Viacom, controlled by the billionaire Redstone family, is the weakest of the major TV-and-film-content companies, both in terms of its strategic positioning in the industry and its financial health. Once popular channels such as MTV and Comedy Central faded over the last few years, and consolidation among pay-TV distributors hit Viacom harder than most. Its content isn’t considered must-have, especially given that sports are absent from its lineup. During the latest quarter, Viacom’s domestic affiliate revenue turned negative for the first time this year, dropping 3 percent amid continued subscriber losses and its lack of leverage with the pay-TV companies. – Tara Lachapelle, Bloomberg Technology http://ift.tt/2zMoYKF

‘Difficult People’ Canceled at Hulu After Three Seasons

[Difficult People] starred Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner playing fictionalized versions of themselves. Season 3 of the series saw Julie embarking on a season long quest for happiness. Meanwhile, Billy begins to sour on New York, just as he begins to fall for his first real boyfriend (John Cho). The series also starred Andrea Martin, James Urbaniak, Gabourey Sidibe, and Cole Escola. 28 episodes of the series were produced in total. – Joe Otterson, Variety http://bit.ly/2hxnE9W
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