The slowness of the news cycle continues with big stories that do not bring a lot of discussions up. This time around, we make the best of what there is with talk about the new plans at Plex, a study claiming Apple TV+ has the best content available, the intentions of WarernMedia and theatrical releases in 2022, and the major deal Netflix put in place with Sony. Find all about this and more on the latest episode of The Streaming Wars.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Netflix And Sony Break Ground With Film Licensing Deal Replacing Starz Pact, Including First Look At New Direct-To-Streaming Titles: https://deadline.com/2021/04/netflix-sony-pictures-licensing-deal-streaming-starz-spider-man-1234730124/
Jordan Vogt-Roberts To Direct ‘Gundam’ Live-Action Movie From Legendary & Netflix: https://deadline.com/2021/04/gundam-movie-jordan-vogt-roberts-brian-k-vaughan-netflix-legendary-1234732753/
‘Bridgerton’ Renewed For Seasons 3 & 4 By Netflix: https://deadline.com/2021/04/netflix-renews-bridgerton-season-3-4-1234733267/
Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Colton Underwood Lands Netflix Reality Series: https://deadline.com/2021/04/former-bachelor-colton-underwood-netflix-reality-series-gay-1234734189/
Netflix & 21 Laps Producing A Feature Adaptation Of ‘The Poet’: https://deadline.com/2021/04/netflix-21-laps-the-poet-film-adaptation-1234734325/
Italia Ricci To Star In Netflix Sci-Fi Series ‘The Imperfects’ From Nomadic Pictures: https://deadline.com/2021/04/italia-ricci-to-star-in-netflix-sci-fi-series-the-imperfects-from-nomadic-pictures-1234734881/
Pete Davidson To Topline ‘I Slept with Joey Ramone’ Biopic From Netflix & STXfilms: https://deadline.com/2021/04/pete-davidson-i-slept-with-joey-ramone-netflix-stxfilms-1234734894/
‘Castlevania’ To End With Season 4 As Netflix Eyes New Series In Same Universe: https://deadline.com/2021/04/castlevania-canceled-end-season-4-premiere-date-netflix-new-series-universe-1234735439/
‘Ginny & Georgia’ Renewed For Season 2 At Netflix After Season 1 Watched By 52M Subscribers: https://deadline.com/2021/04/ginny-georgia-renewed-season-2-netflix-52m-subscribers-1234739400/
Edgar Ramírez To Star In ‘Florida Man’ Netflix Hourlong Series From Donald Todd & Aggregate: https://deadline.com/2021/04/edgar-ramirez-florida-man-netflix-series-donald-todd-aggregate-jason-bateman-1234739638/
AnnaSophia Robb & Emory Cohen Set For Netflix Thriller ‘Rebel Ridge’: https://deadline.com/2021/04/annasophia-robb-emory-cohen-rebel-ridge-netflix-1234739626/

Prime Video:
Amazon Adapts ‘The Great British Bake Off’ In Spain As ‘Celebrity Bake Off España’: https://deadline.com/2021/04/amazon-orders-celebrity-bake-off-espana-1234729250/
Chris Pratt Sci-Fi Movie ‘The Tomorrow War’ Sets Summer Release On Amazon: https://deadline.com/2021/04/chris-pratt-the-tomorrow-war-sets-summer-release-amazon-1234729392/
Director Alma Har’el Inks First-Look TV Deal With Amazon Studios: https://deadline.com/2021/04/director-alma-harel-inks-first-look-tv-deal-with-amazon-studios-1234733220/
Paul Pogba Signs Overall Deal With Amazon; Soccer Star’s First Project Is Doc Series ‘The Pogmentary’: https://deadline.com/2021/04/paul-pogba-overall-deal-amazon-pogmentary-1234734019/
Amazon Prime Reaches 200 Million Members: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/amazon-prime-reaches-200-million-members/

Hulu:
‘Unf$?%ables’ Comedy Series In Works At Hulu From Jeremy Hsu, Viola Davis & Julius Tennon’s JuVee Prods.: https://deadline.com/2021/04/unf%ables-comedy-series-in-works-at-hulu-from-jeremy-hsu-viola-davis-julius-tennons-juvee-prods-1234739898/

Paramount+:
‘Arlington Road’ TV Series Inspired By Movie In Works At Paramount+ From Mark Pellington & Seth Fisher: https://deadline.com/2021/04/arlington-road-tv-series-paramount-plus-mark-pellington-seth-fisher-1234733787/

Apple TV+:
Tom Holland To Star In Apple Anthology Series ‘The Crowded Room’ From Akiva Goldsman & New Regency: https://deadline.com/2021/04/tom-holland-to-star-apple-anthology-series-the-crowded-room-akiva-goldsman-1234729874/
‘Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson’ Docuseries Set At Apple TV+: https://deadline.com/2021/04/watch-the-sound-with-mark-ronson-docuseries-apple-tv-plus-1234733195/
Study: Apple TV+ Outranks Competitors for Top-Rated Content: https://thestreamable.com/news/study-apple-tv-plus-outranks-competitors-top-rated-content
Apple Orders Bilingual Drama Series ‘Now And Then’ From ‘Cable Girls’ Team; Gideon Raff To Direct & EP: https://deadline.com/2021/04/apple-bilingual-series-now-and-then-gran-hotel-team-gideon-raff-1234737625/

Disney+:
Disney+ Confirms David Beckham Series ‘Save Our Squad’: https://deadline.com/2021/04/disney-david-beckham-save-our-squad-1234733241/
Disney+ Sets UK Scripted Projects From Producers Behind ‘Killing Eve’, ‘Gentleman Jack’ & ‘The Night Manager’: https://deadline.com/2021/04/disney-uk-scripted-killing-eve-gentleman-jack-the-night-manager-1234734760/

HBO Max:
Jean-Marc Vallée & Nathan Ross’ Crazyrose Inks First-Look Deal With HBO & HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2021/04/jean-marc-vallee-nathan-ross-crazyrose-first-look-deal-hbo-hbo-max-1234728410/
‘Magic Mike’ Unscripted Competition Series Ordered At HBO Max With EPs Channing Tatum & Steven Soderbergh: https://deadline.com/2021/04/magic-mike-unscripted-competition-hbo-max-channing-tatum-steven-soderbergh-1234730894/
Summer Camp Comedy From Lauren Herstik & Adam Goodman’s Invisible Narratives In Works At HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2021/04/summer-camp-comedy-lauren-herstik-adam-goodmans-invisible-narratives-hbo-max-1234730664/
WarnerMedia to Revise Streaming vs. Movie Theater Strategy in 2022 – What That Means for HBO Max: https://thestreamable.com/news/warnermedia-to-revise-streaming-vs-movie-theater-strategy-in-2022
‘Warrior’ Renewed For Season 3, Moving From Cinemax To HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2021/04/warrior-renewed-season-3-moving-from-cinemax-to-hbo-max-1234734339/
‘Field Notes On Love’: Dove Cameron & Jordan Fisher To Star In Warner Bros/HBO Max Movie; Lauren Graham Co-Adapting: https://deadline.com/2021/04/field-notes-on-love-dove-cameron-jordan-fisher-to-star-in-hbo-max-movie-lauren-graham-co-adapting-1234739807/

Peacock:
‘Queer As Folk’ Reboot Picked Up To Series At Peacock: https://deadline.com/2021/04/queer-as-folk-reboot-picked-up-to-series-peacock-1234730135/
Kids DIY Shows ‘Backyard Blowout’ & ‘Create The Escape’ Land At Peacock: https://deadline.com/2021/04/backyard-blowout-create-the-escape-peacock-1234734153/
Peacock Teams With LeBron James And Maverick Carter’s Uninterrupted On Gymnastics Docuseries Ahead Of Tokyo Olympics: https://deadline.com/2021/04/peacock-lebron-james-maverick-carter-uninterrupted-usa-gymnastics-docuseries-tokyo-olympics-1234739358/

Discovery+:
Discovery And Comcast Set A Deal To Bring Discovery+, Motor Trend And Food Network Kitchen To Xfinity X1 And Flex: https://deadline.com/2021/04/discovery-comcast-xfinity-x1-flex-streaming-motor-trend-food-network-1234730178/
Discovery Plus Ad-Free Tier Now Available Amazon Prime Video Channels: https://variety.com/2021/digital/news/discovery-plus-amazon-prime-video-channels-1234952477/

Niche Streaming Services:
New Streaming Service Cultpix Debuts With 400 Classic Cult Films: https://thestreamable.com/news/cultpix-launches-new-streaming-service-with-400-cult-classic-films?s=03
Hugh Laurie To Adapt Agatha Christie’s ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?’ Into BritBox’s Biggest Original To Date: https://deadline.com/2021/04/hugh-laurie-agatha-christie-why-didnt-they-ask-evans-britbox-1234732231/
Is Showtime Doomed as a Standalone Streaming Service?: https://thestreamable.com/news/insiders-say-showtime-may-fall-behind-competitors?s=03
Crackle is Now Available on Xfinity X1 and Flex: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/crackle-is-now-available-on-xfinity-x1-and-flex/

Other Streaming News:
Tubi is Adding New Premium Anime Titles in Shout! Factory Content Deal: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/tubi-is-adding-new-premium-anime-titles-in-shout-factory-content-deal/
Plex’s latest funding will boost its own streaming catalog while supporting others: https://www.engadget.com/plex-latest-funding-streaming-catalog-expansion-130056024.html

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