018: Netflix Expands Their Reach, Apple TV+ Falters

Thanksgiving is right around the corner for the US and that means it might be time to be thankful for all of the projects being announced. But are any of them sticking out to us? There was a pretty big deal at Netflix that probably won’t get too much traction, but we will tell you why it is very important. Also, Apple TV+ continues to have hiccups less than a month from its launch as issues arise. All of that and more as Tony and Dustin discuss last week’s news and what they are looking forward to over the next two weeks.

Netflix:
Horror-thriller revenge series ‘Brand New Cherry Flavor’ moves forward: https://deadline.com/2019/11/brand-new-cherry-flavor-series-netflix-rosa-salazar-star-catherine-keener-eric-lange-jeff-ward-manny-jacinto-co-star-horror-adaptation-todd-grimson-1202787381/
Idris Elba joins all-black western ‘The Harder They Fall’: https://deadline.com/2019/11/idris-elba-jay-z-netflix-western-the-harder-they-fall-1202788930/
First look and cast announced for ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’: https://deadline.com/2019/11/universal-pictures-dreamworks-animation-fast-and-furious-spy-racers-netflix-tyler-posey-camille-ramsey-luke-youngblood-charlet-chung-jorge-diaz-1202788812/
‘Chinatown’ prequel teams Robert Towne and David Fincher for pilot: https://deadline.com/2019/11/chinatown-prequel-series-pilot-robert-towne-david-fincher-netflix-1202789041/
Kevin Hart to bring personal docuseries to Netflix: https://deadline.com/2019/11/kevin-hart-docuseries-dont-fk-this-up-netflix-comedy-1202789298/
New dramedy series ‘Maid’ ordered: https://deadline.com/2019/11/netflix-orders-female-driven-dramedy-series-maid-produced-john-wells-margot-robbie-1202790918/
Netflix signs three-year deal with Korean production company Studio Dragon: https://deadline.com/2019/11/netflix-three-year-deal-cj-owned-korean-series-producer-studio-dragon-1202791728/

Prime Video:
Lord of the Rings series gets second season order before the show premieres: https://deadline.com/2019/11/the-lord-of-the-rings-series-renewed-season-2-amazon-early-renewal-season-1-hiatus-writers-room-reassembled-1202788730/

Apple TV+:
‘Slow Horses’, a spy drama starring Gary Oldman, ordered: https://deadline.com/2019/11/gary-oldman-to-star-in-spy-drama-slow-horses-for-apple-with-justifieds-graham-yost-exec-producing-1202786925/
The release of ‘The Banker’ in question after premiere canceled: https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/21/20975617/apple-tv-plus-the-banker-premiere-cancelled

Disney+:
New docuseries focusing on dogs chosen to become guide dogs announced: https://collider.com/disney-plus-dog-show-trailer-pick-of-the-litter/

HBO Max:
Two new shows, ‘Gumshoe’ and ‘Vegas High’ get pilot orders: https://deadline.com/2019/11/hbo-max-comedy-pilot-gumshoe-e-drama-pilot-vegas-high-1202787462/
New comedy series focusing on CIA interns in development: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/hbo-max-cia-comedy-classified-1203408267/

Other Services:
Quibi picks up Will Arnett hosted comedy series ‘Memory Hole’: https://deadline.com/2019/11/will-arnett-to-host-quibi-comedy-series-memory-hole-from-patriot-act-with-hasan-minhaj-writer-scott-vrooman-1202787097/
Quibi orders ‘Varsity Blues’ revival series: https://deadline.com/2019/11/varsity-blues-quibi-modern-take-mike-tollin-tova-laiter-1202645232/
Quibi is developing dystopian dating app comedy: https://deadline.com/2019/11/quibi-dating-app-comedy-unmatched-allen-strickland-williams-1202789064/
‘Turn of the Screw’ series being developed at Quibi: https://deadline.com/2019/11/modern-take-turn-of-the-screw-alexandra-mcnally-josh-berman-quibi-1202789621/
Zac Efron adventure series picked up at Quibi: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/zac-efron-killing-zac-efron-adventure-series-quibi-1203410336/
Quibi orders drama series update of ‘Swimming with Sharks’: https://deadline.com/2019/11/swimming-with-sharks-quibi-series-order-lionsgate-based-on-movie-1202791103/

Trailers
The Neighbor on Netflix (12/31/19): https://youtu.be/9vd5qvW6uMw
The Confession Killer on Netflix (12/06/19): https://youtu.be/mWPbC9Fp-yk
Marvel’s Runaways S3 on Hulu (12/13/19): https://youtu.be/X11RrTLA-E8
Magic for Humans S2 on Netflix (12/04/19): https://youtu.be/AT7PQsbOnxE
Home for Christmas on Netflix (12/05/19): https://youtu.be/_U2m1x5pmKM
The Irishman on Netflix (11/27/19): https://youtu.be/RS3aHkkfuEI
V Wars S1 on Netflix (12/05/19): https://youtu.be/M1kuAdVKvuE
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby on Netflix (12/05/19): https://youtu.be/RK0zCsxBG3U
Pick of the Litter on Disney+ (12/20/19): https://youtu.be/wDT6MUtTkKo
Ragnarok on Netflix (01/31/20): https://youtu.be/K-T8vtlV1S8
Into the Dark: A Nasty Piece of Work on Hulu (12/06/19): https://youtu.be/8HQ7J1LVcUo

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