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092: NBCUniversal’s New Streaming Service?

Over the past two weeks, there were a few things worth discussing from the world of streaming. Netflix made a large investment in two movie sequels. There was a slew of news based on previously theatrical only films coming to streaming. And could there be another streaming service in the future for NBCUniversal? Find out all about these topics and more.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Keanu Reeves To Star In ‘BRZRKR’ Film & Anime Series At Netflix Based On His Comic Books: https://deadline.com/2021/03/keanu-reeves-brzrkr-boom-studios-netflix-1234719323/
Netflix Sets Sequel To South African Hit Film ‘Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word’: https://deadline.com/2021/03/netflix-sequel-south-african-hit-film-happiness-is-a-four-letter-word-1234719829/
‘The Circle’ & ‘Too Hot To Handle’ Return To Shake Up Netflix Scheduling Strategy: https://deadline.com/2021/03/the-circle-too-hot-to-handle-return-shake-up-netflix-scheduling-strategy-1234719786/
Tyler Perry Sets ‘A Jazzman’s Blues’ As Next Film At Netflix; Taps Joshua Boone And Solea Pfeiffer To Star: https://deadline.com/2021/03/tyler-perry-jazzmans-blues-netflix-joshua-boone-solea-pfeiffer-1234719773/
‘Jingle Jangle’s David E. Talbert & Lyn Sisson-Talbert Make First-Look Netflix Deal: https://deadline.com/2021/03/jingle-jangle-david-e-talbert-lyn-sisson-talbert-netflix-first-look-deal-1234719407/
‘Monster’: Evan Peters, Niecy Nash, Penelope Ann Miller & More Join Netflix Series From Ryan Murphy & Ian Brennan: https://deadline.com/2021/03/monster-even-peters-niecy-nash-penelope-ann-miller-cast-netflix-series-ryan-murphy-ian-brennan-the-jeffrey-dahmer-story-1234720175/
Netflix Wins A24 Series Package ‘Beef’ With ‘Minari’ Oscar Nominee Steven Yeun & Ali Wong From Creator Lee Sung Jin: https://deadline.com/2021/03/netflix-steven-yeun-ali-wong-lee-sung-jin-a24-series-package-1234720926/
Netflix Boards BBC Steven Moffat Series ‘Inside Man’; Stanley Tucci, David Tennant, Dolly Wells, Lydia West Join Cast: https://deadline.com/2021/03/netflix-bbc-steven-moffat-inside-man-stanley-tucci-david-tennant-dolly-wells-lydia-west-1234721522/
Netflix Acquires Academy Award-Nominated ‘Two Distant Strangers’ And Adds To Its Lead At The Oscars: https://deadline.com/2021/03/two-distant-strangers-oscars-netflix-1234721656/
‘Spenser Confidential’ Director Peter Berg Sets First-Look Deal With Netflix: https://deadline.com/2021/03/peter-berg-first-look-deal-netflix-1234723614/
Netflix planning to launch 40 anime shows in 2021: https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/27/22353848/netflix-launch-anime-ragnarok-zeus-resident-evil-streaming
‘Who Killed Sara?’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix: https://deadline.com/2021/03/who-killed-sara-renewed-season-2-netflix-1234723728/
Olivia Macklin, Michael Hsu Rosen & Cinthya Carmona Join Netflix Comedy Series From Jack Dolgen, Doug Mand & Kourtney Kang: https://deadline.com/2021/03/olivia-macklin-michael-hsu-rosen-cinthya-carmona-netflix-comedy-series-jack-dolgen-doug-mand-kourtney-kang-1234723632/
Netflix And Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Team On New Animated Feature ‘Steps’; Newcomer Alyce Tzue To Direct: https://deadline.com/2021/03/netflix-amy-poehlers-paper-kites-animated-feature-steps-alyce-tzue-1234722798/
‘Diana: The Musical’ Announces Fall Broadway Return, Netflix Debut: https://deadline.com/2021/03/diana-the-musical-broadway-netflix-opening-premiere-dates-1234724459/
Netflix Unveils 4 New French Productions Including ‘Lost Bullet’ Sequel & ‘A Hard Day’ Remake: https://deadline.com/2021/03/netflix-4-french-productions-lost-bullet-sequel-1234724316/
Netflix pays a reported $450 million for two ‘Knives Out’ sequels: https://www.engadget.com/knives-out-netflix-215245594.html
‘To All The Boys’ Spinoff Series Starring Anna Cathcart Eyed By Netflix From Jenny Han, Awesomeness & ACE Entertainment: https://deadline.com/2021/03/to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-before-spinoff-series-anna-cathcarts-kitty-covey-netflix-jenny-han-1234725581/
Netflix Acquires Chinese Fantasy Drama ‘Super Me’: https://deadline.com/2021/04/netflix-acquires-super-me-china-movie-1234728350/
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Archewell Productions Scores First Netflix Order With Invictus Docuseries: https://deadline.com/2021/04/prince-harry-meghan-archewell-productions-first-netflix-order-invictus-1234728343/

Prime Video:
Amazon Planning Comedy Series With ‘The Duchess’ Creator Katherine Ryan: https://deadline.com/2021/03/amazon-comedy-series-katherine-ryan-1234723806/

Hulu:
Mike Lesslie Adapting Margaret Atwood’s ‘Maddaddam’ Trilogy At Hulu, Exits ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reboot: https://deadline.com/2021/03/mike-lesslie-adapt-margaret-atwood-maddaddam-hulu-exits-battlestar-galactica-1234719550/
Hulu Orders ‘Koala Man’ Animated Series From Michael Cusack, Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit & Justin Roiland: https://deadline.com/2021/03/koala-man-hulu-animated-series-michael-cusack-dan-hernandez-benji-samit-justin-roiland-1234719622/
‘A Court Of Thorns And Roses’ Series Based On Fantasy Books In Works At Hulu From Ron Moore & Sarah J. Maas: https://deadline.com/2021/03/a-court-of-thorns-and-roses-series-fantasy-books-hulu-ron-moore-sarah-j-maas-1234722918/
‘The 1619 Project’ Docuseries From Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey & Pulitzer Prize Winner Nikole Hannah-Jones Lands At Hulu: https://deadline.com/2021/04/the-1619-project-docuseries-hulu-lionsgate-oprah-winfrey-nikole-hannah-jones-1234726133/
The Rise & Fall Of Fashion Brand Von Dutch Gets Docuseries Treatment At Hulu From IPC: https://deadline.com/2021/04/the-rise-fall-of-fashion-brand-von-dutch-gets-doc-series-treatment-at-hulu-from-ipc-1234725903/
‘The Bachelor’: Hulu Weighing Original Spinoffs Of Dating Franchise As Rob Mills Gives Update On Senior Citizens Offshoot: https://deadline.com/2021/04/the-bachelor-hulu-weighing-original-spinoffs-of-dating-franchise-senior-citizens-offshoot-1234727909/

Paramount+:
Paramount+ will stream Serie A soccer in the US starting next season: https://www.engadget.com/paramount-plus-soccer-serie-a-italy-rights-153503481.html

Apple TV+:
Apple Renews British Comedy ‘Trying’ Ahead Of Season 2 Premiere On May 14: https://deadline.com/2021/03/apple-renews-trying-season-2-rafe-spall-esther-smith-1234720767/
Tracy Oliver Lands Eight-Figure Overall Deal With Apple: https://deadline.com/2021/03/tracy-oliver-lands-eight-figure-overall-deal-apple-1234721996/
Apple Sets David Attenborough Special ‘The Year Earth Changed’; Renews ‘Tiny World’ & ‘Earth At Night In Color’: https://deadline.com/video/apple-david-attenborough-the-year-earth-changed-bbc-studios/

Disney+:
‘Hawkeye’ Spinoff Series About Deaf Marvel Superhero In Works At Disney+: https://deadline.com/2021/03/hawkeye-spinoff-series-about-deaf-marvel-superhero-in-works-at-disney-1234719469/
Disney Shifts ‘Black Widow’ & ‘Cruella’ To Day & Date Release In Theaters And Disney+, Jarring Summer Box Office: https://deadline.com/2021/03/black-widow-cruella-disney-plus-theaters-day-and-date-release-1234720116/
‘National Treasure’ TV Series With Latina Lead Greenlighted By Disney+; Mira Nair To Direct: https://deadline.com/2021/03/national-treasure-tv-series-reimagening-latina-lead-disney-plus-mira-nair-1234720950/
Disney+ And ESPN+ Launch On Comcast Xfinity X1 And Flex: https://deadline.com/2021/03/disney-plus-espn-plus-streaming-comcast-xfinity-x1-flex-1234723696/
‘The Right Stuff’ Canceled By Disney+ After One Season, Shopped By Warner Bros. TV: https://deadline.com/2021/04/the-right-stuff-canceled-disney-plus-shopped-warner-bros-tv-1234726920/

HBO Max:
Gunpowder & Sky Strikes First-Look Doc Deal With HBO Max & HBO: https://deadline.com/2021/03/gunpowder-sky-first-look-doc-deal-hbo-max-hbo-1234720421/
Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi’s ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Spinoff ‘Wellington Paranormal’ Heads To The CW & HBO Max In First Joint Acquisition: https://deadline.com/2021/03/jemaine-clement-taika-waititi-what-we-do-in-the-shadows-spin-off-wellington-paranormal-the-cw-hbo-max-1234720879/
‘Game Of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin Inks New HBO Overall Deal Amid Big Franchise Expansion: https://deadline.com/2021/03/george-rr-martin-hbo-deal-game-of-thrones-1234723072/
HBO Max begins rolling out audio descriptions: https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/26/22352839/hbo-max-audio-description-warner-media
‘The Staircase’: Colin Firth To Star In TV Drama Adaptation Of Classic True Crime Documentary For HBO Max From Antonio Campos & Maggie Cohn: https://deadline.com/2021/03/the-staircase-colin-firth-tv-drama-otrue-crime-hbo-max-antonio-campos-maggie-cohn-1234725366/
‘Head Of The Class’ From Bill Lawrence, Amy Pocha & Seth Cohen Lands Series Order At HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2021/03/head-of-the-class-bill-lawrence-amy-pocha-seth-cohen-series-order-hbo-max-1234725653/
Barry Jenkins’ Pastel Strikes First-Look Deal With HBO, HBO Max & A24: https://deadline.com/2021/04/barry-jenkins-pastel-first-look-deal-hbo-hbo-max-a24-1234725896/
HBO Max Picks Up Hit Israeli Series ‘On The Spectrum’ From ‘Fauda’ & ‘Shtisel’ Outfit Yes Studios: https://deadline.com/2021/04/hbo-max-on-the-spectrum-april-series-yes-studios-1234726253/
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Claims Largest-Ever HBO Max Streaming Audience: https://thestreamable.com/news/godzilla-vs-kong-claims-largest-ever-hbo-max-streaming-audience
Kristin Davis To Headline & EP Black Comedy ‘Deeds’ In Works At HBO Max From Ellen Pompeo’s Calamity Jane: https://deadline.com/2021/04/kristin-davis-black-comedy-deeds-hbo-max-ellen-pompeo-calamity-jane-1234727029/
HBO Max Orders ‘Minx’ Comedy Series Starring Ophelia Lovibond & Jake Johnson From Lionsgate: https://deadline.com/2021/04/minx-comedy-hbo-max-comedy-series-ophelia-lovibond-jake-johnson-lionsgate-1234727867/

Peacock:
Comcast may pull Universal movies from Netflix to boost its Peacock offering: https://www.engadget.com/comcast-may-remove-universal-movies-netflix-peacock-094043262.html

Discovery+:
Discovery+ Acquires 250 Hours of Reality TV Programming Spanning Four Continents: https://www.mediaplaynews.com/discovery-acquires-250-hours-of-reality-tv-programming-spanning-four-continents/
Discovery+ is turning the GameStop-Reddit stock drama into a documentary: https://www.engadget.com/discovery-is-making-a-game-stop-documentary-narrated-by-the-wolf-of-wall-street-124008464.html
Discovery+ expands reach of its incredible real-life content, launches on Jio Set Top Box for JioFiber users: https://www.thedigitalhash.com/discovery-expands-reach-of-its-incredible-real-life-content-launches-on-jio-set-top-box-for-jiofiber-users/

Other Streaming News:
T-Mobile to Shut Down Their Live TV Streaming Service TVision, Partners with Philo and YouTube TV: https://thestreamable.com/news/t-mobile-to-shut-down-tvision-partners-with-philo-and-youtube-tv?s=03

Other Items of Note:
NBCUniversal Considers Launching Another Streaming Service: https://thestreamable.com/news/nbcuniversal-has-discussed-launching-another-streaming-service

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