Category Archives: TV & Movies

‘Marvel Rising: Initiation’ is now streaming for free on YouTube

For much of the series, streaming for free on YouTube, the superheroes are pitted against each other. Ghost Spider (Gwen Stacey in her Spider-Gwen outfit) is attempting to clear her own name after she’s accused of murdering one of her friends by the NYPD. But with S.H.I.E.L.D. on her tail and a run-in with Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and Tippy-Toe, she’s got a lot more on her plate than a mysterious and deadly villain. – Michelle Jaworski, The Daily Dot

Netflix, Amazon Video, and Xfinity are accidentally re-creating cable TV

For example, imagine what the science fiction fan of 2019 will need to do to keep up with the genre’s most prominent franchise content. Star Wars will live on Disney’s new proprietary service, but new episodes of Star Trek (both Star Trek: Discovery and the upcoming Next Generation sequel) are only available on CBS All Access. Meanwhile, The Expanse is exclusive to Amazon Prime. If fans want to watch DC’s superhero shows, as well, that’ll require a DC Universe subscription — although the CW shows featuring DC characters will only be available via the CW app — or, for patient fans who want a commercial-free option, Netflix. If they want to catch up on classic Doctor Who, they’d better have a Britbox membership. – Graeme McMillan, The Verge

Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale’s Talk Shows Canceled at Netflix

The two unscripted entries — The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale — were both only on the streaming service for a matter of months (the former premiered in May and the latter in February) before executives at the company decided to not bring them back for additional seasons. – Lacey Rose & Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter

Renée Zellweger To Star In ‘What/If’ Netflix Series From Mike Kelley & Robert Zemeckis

Written by Kelley and produced by Page Fright, Atlas Entertainment and Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, What/If explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material, and the power of a single fateful decision to change the trajectory of an entire life. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood

Kenya Barris Signs $100 Million Netflix Deal

The “Black-ish” creator has signed a three-year overall deal with the streaming service that will see him produce series exclusively for Netflix. According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, the deal, which carries an option for an additional two years, is valued at roughly $100 million — putting Barris in the same ballpark as recent Netflix recruits Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy. – Daniel Holloway, Variety

‘Anne With an E’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix and Starts Shooting This Winter

Netflix and CBC announced that it has renewed the heartwarming series based on the “Anne of Green Gables” novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The updates series, which addresses progressive themes such as bullying, sexism, LBQT-identity issues, and abuse, will return for a 10-episode season. Season 3 will begin shooting in Prince Edward Island and Ontario this winter. – Hanh Nguyen, IndieWire
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