The world of social distancing is here and it spells the success of some aspects of the entertainment industry while being a problem for others. Netflix releases their subscriber numbers for the first quarter of the year and sees major growth, while the world of theatrical releases is in trouble. Tony and Dustin discuss all of this and more regarding everything from the past week related to the streaming services.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Netflix announces next partnership with the Obamas: https://deadline.com/2020/04/becoming-netflix-memoir-michelle-obama-nadia-hallgren-1202918662/
Netflix picks up British Royal Family episode of ‘Thomas & Friends’: https://deadline.com/2020/04/netflix-prince-harry-thomas-friends-1202919626/
Quarantine anthology series ‘Social Distance’ from Jenji Kohan is coming to Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/04/jenji-kohan-social-distance-netflix-1202920079/

Apple TV+:
Apple lands ‘The Shrink Next Door’ limited series: https://deadline.com/2020/04/apple-will-ferrell-paul-rudd-limited-tv-series-the-shrink-next-door-podcast-michael-showalter-georgia-pritchett-1202916186/

Disney+:
Female-focused ‘Star Wars’ series in the works at Disney+: https://deadline.com/2020/04/new-star-wars-series-female-led-leslye-headland-russian-doll-disney-plus-1202915221/

Quibi:
Quibi jumps to 2.7 million downloads, TV casting coming in May: https://in.reuters.com/article/television-quibi/exclusive-quibi-downloads-reach-2-7-million-tv-feature-to-start-in-may-idINKCN2250CA?rpc=401&
Quibi orders satirical news show featuring Nish Kumar: https://deadline.com/2020/04/quibi-hello-america-satirical-news-show-comic-nish-kumar-1202915642/

HBO Max:
Scooby-Doo animated film is the latest to skip theatrical window: https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/22/21230806/scoob-theatrical-release-home-rental-buy-scooby-doo-warner-bros-coronavirus
HBO Max will have condensed marketing due to current events: https://www.adweek.com/tv-video/hbo-max-unveils-a-condensed-marketing-push-ahead-of-its-may-27-debut/
HBO Max teams with Connie Britton for documentary project based on ‘All the Single Ladies’: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/connie-britton-hbo-max-team-all-single-ladies-doc-1291268
HBO Max developing an adaption of ‘The Hellfire Club’: https://deadline.com/2020/04/the-hellfire-club-jake-tapper-hbo-max-mark-l-smith-1202916086/
AT&T CEO to step down with John Stankey moving into position: https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/24/21234433/att-ceo-randall-stephenson-retire-replacement-john-stankey-coo
HBO Max sets distribution deal with Apple: https://deadline.com/2020/04/hbo-max-apple-streaming-distribution-1202918784/
Sony’s comedy film ‘An American Pickle’ will skip theaters for HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/04/seth-rogen-an-american-pickle-sells-to-hbo-max-from-sony-1202918806/
HBO Max purchases film pitch “Catching Out’: https://deadline.com/2020/04/hbomax-catching-out-nic-sheff-scripting-13-reasons-why-brian-yorkey-makeready-brad-weston-1202918742/

Niche Streaming Services:
YouTube will launch a slate of new originals: https://deadline.com/2020/04/youtube-originals-covid-19-karlie-kloss-ken-jeong-yungblud-joseph-gordon-levitt-1202914507/
IMDB TV orders first original series: https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/23/21232510/leverage-reboot-imdb-tv-original-series-amazon-free-streaming-service

First Discussion
Netflix Q1 Results:
https://deadline.com/2020/04/netflix-ads-16m-subsiq1-1202913785/
https://deadline.com/2020/04/netflix-in-production-in-south-korea-iceland-rollout-markets-coronavirus-1202914423/
https://deadline.com/2020/04/netflix-1-billion-debt-sale-1202914746/

Second Discussion
‘Trolls World Tour’ breaks PVOD records; what does it mean for the future of theatrical releases: https://deadline.com/2020/04/trolls-world-tour-theater-owners-slam-universal-over-pvod-release-1202920128/

Trailers
White Lines on Netflix (05/15/20): https://youtu.be/Uj7uyeaJjFQ
A Secret Love on Netflix (04/29/20): https://youtu.be/ghv3-lpFOcc
Coronavirus, Explained on Netflix (04/26/20): https://youtu.be/sgZ7RKyDrLg
Gone Mental with Lior on Quibi (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/BBORb8PpBvQ
Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill on Netflix (05/05/20): https://youtu.be/b7f1asbYiug
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian on Disney+ (05/04/20): https://youtu.be/B492eUpIyAc
Pokemon Journeys: The Series on Netflix (06/12/20): https://youtu.be/Ud-PtULy4gs
Happiness Continues on Prime Video (04/24/20): https://youtu.be/E9ooImKPFuk
The Great on Hulu (05/15/20): https://youtu.be/hJGedvRfHYg
The Hollow S2 on Netflix (05/08/20): https://youtu.be/A16qmzYYC-0
Into the Night on Netflix (05/01/20): https://youtu.be/ZGosoC7q_po
It’s a Dog’s Life on Disney+ (05/15/20): https://youtu.be/Ptlg57Ilpso
Dead to Me S2 on Netflix (05/08/20): https://youtu.be/HmU7ylnmn_M
Cup of Joe on Quibi (04/27/20): https://youtu.be/b5yyMQ0ODZ4
Floored on Quibi (04/27/20): https://youtu.be/Tk6cG3-DPTU
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend on Netflix (05/12/20): https://youtu.be/LZWmRUxOj9g
The Last Narc on Prime Video (05/15/20): https://youtu.be/a-5E_15T6k0
The God of High School on Crunchyroll (Summer 2020): https://youtu.be/oqjwUfprNAk
Homecoming on Prime Video (05/22/20): https://youtu.be/jgW4IhG_xLg
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts S2 on Netflix (06/12/20): https://youtu.be/7Imw-elWu5w
Blood Machines on Shudder (05/21/20): https://youtu.be/pDPojzRXQOI

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