After weeks of little news, we are overloaded with more news than a single episode can handle. The big news and the bulk of the episode is spent discussing the news about the WarnerMedia and Discovery merger announcement. What does it mean for the future of streaming? What does this do to the other streaming services? We also have new numbers for Paramount+ and Disney+ along with another rumor of MGM looking to be bought by a streaming giant. Find all about it on the latest episode of The Steaming Wars.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Netflix & Mark Millar Roll Out Big Plans With ‘Super Crooks’ Debut, Untitled Spy Show, ‘Prodigy’ Scribe + More: https://deadline.com/2021/05/netflix-mark-miller-super-crooks-jupiters-legacy-magic-order-prodigy-1234750645/
‘Pray Away’: Netflix Picks Up Ryan Murphy & Blumhouse Documentary Ahead Of Tribeca Film Festival: https://deadline.com/2021/05/pray-away-netflix-picks-up-ryan-murphy-blumhouse-documentary-ahead-of-tribeca-film-festival-1234754679/
Daniel Powell & Alex Bach’s Irony Point Inks Overall Deal With Netflix: https://deadline.com/2021/05/daniel-powell-alex-bach-irony-point-overall-deal-netflix-1234754581/
Netflix Picks Up Darren Star Comedy Series ‘Uncoupled’ Co-Created By Jeffrey Richman: https://deadline.com/2021/05/netflix-uncoupled-darren-star-jeffrey-richman-comedy-series-1234754645/
‘365 Days’ Sequels: Netflix Filming Parts 2 And 3 Of Popular & Controversial Polish Erotic Drama: https://deadline.com/2021/05/365-days-sequels-netflix-filming-parts-2-and-3-popular-controversial-polish-erotic-drama-1234755527/
‘Bridgerton’ Gets Young Queen Charlotte Spinoff From Shonda Rhimes, Sets Jess Brownell As Season 3 & 4 Showrunner: https://deadline.com/2021/05/bridgerton-young-queen-charlotte-spinoff-prequel-shonda-rhimes-jess-brownell-season-3-4-showrunner-chris-van-dusen-exit-1234756520/
‘Bumblebee’ Director Travis Knight To Helm Netflix’s Vampire Action Thriller ‘Uprising’: https://deadline.com/2021/05/bumblebee-travis-knight-netflixs-vampire-action-thriller-uprising-1234756829/

Prime Video:
Ken Jeong To Star In Dramedy Series ‘Shoot The Moon’ In The Works At Amazon With Daniel Dae Kim Producing: https://deadline.com/2021/05/ken-jeong-dramedy-shoot-the-moon-in-the-works-at-amazon-daniel-dae-kim-producing-1234750351/
Amazon Acquires Action-Adventure Spec ‘Valor’ From Jeff Chan & Andrew Rhymer, 87North Producing: https://deadline.com/2021/05/amazon-valor-movie-87north-jeff-chan-andrew-rhymer-1234754923/
Amazon Prime Video, WNBA Set Exclusive, Multi-Year Streaming Deal; Coverage Starts May 29: https://deadline.com/2021/05/amazon-prime-video-wnba-in-exclusive-multi-year-streaming-deal-1234755057/
Amazon is in talks to buy MGM for $9 billion: https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22441330/amazon-mgm-offer
Sigourney Weaver To Star In & EP ‘The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart’ Series Adaptation For Amazon; Made Up Stories, Amazon Studios & Endeavor Content To Produce: https://deadline.com/2021/05/sigourney-weaver-the-lost-flowers-of-alice-hart-amazon-1234758827/
Bushfire Feature Doc From Cate Blanchett & Eva Orner Leads Amazon’s Latest Australian Originals Slate: https://deadline.com/2021/05/cate-blanchett-bushfire-doc-amazon-australia-1234758919/

Hulu:
Los Angeles Lakers Docuseries From Jeanie Buss & Antoine Fuqua Ordered By Hulu: https://deadline.com/2021/05/los-angeles-lakers-docuseries-jeanie-buss-antoine-fuqua-ordered-hulu-1234753212/
Paul McCartney, Rick Rubin’s Music History Documentary Series ‘McCartney 3,2,1’ Heads To Hulu: https://deadline.com/2021/05/paul-mccartney-rick-rubin-hulu-original-music-documentary-series-mccartney-321-1234757933/
Chippendales Drama ‘Immigrant’ Starring Kumail Nanjiani Takes Off At Hulu: https://deadline.com/2021/05/chippendales-drama-immigrant-kumail-nanjiani-hulu-1234759141/

Paramount+:
WNBA Heading to Paramount+, Twitter, Facebook: https://thestreamable.com/news/wnba-heading-to-paramount-plus-twitter-facebook
Paramount Plus Leads Quarterly Gain Of 6M Streaming Subscribers As ViacomCBS Beats Wall Street Estimates: https://deadline.com/2021/05/viacomcbs-paramount-plus-streaming-q1-6-million-subscribers-wall-street-1234750834/
Nickelodeon Shuts Down NickHits as Shows and Movies Head to Paramount+: https://thestreamable.com/news/nickelodeon-shuts-down-nickhits-paramount-plus
ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish On Paramount+ A-Movie-A-Week Plan And How SpongeBob Drove Engagement: https://deadline.com/2021/05/viacomcbs-ceo-bob-bakish-paramount-plus-movies-nickelodeon-spongebob-1234750890/
It’s Official: Paramount+ is Ending Its $5.99 Tier & Moving to Ad-Supported $4.99 Option Next Month: https://thestreamable.com/news/its-official-paramount-plus-is-ending-its-5-99-tier-moving-to-ad-supported-4-99-option

Apple TV+:
Billy Crudup To Star In ‘Hello Tomorrow!’ Dramedy Series Ordered By Apple TV+ From MRC Television: https://deadline.com/2021/05/billy-crudup-star-hello-tomorrow-dramedy-series-apple-tv-plus-1234750739/
Apple Original Films & A24 Partner On Awards Season Joel Coen-Directed Frances McDormand-Denzel Washington Drama ‘The Tragedy Of Macbeth’: https://deadline.com/2021/05/denzel-washington-frances-mcdormand-apple-the-tragedy-of-macbeth-deal-joel-coen-directed-a24-shakespeare-1234754561/

Disney+:
‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’: Disney+ Sets First-Ever Muppets Halloween Special Event: https://deadline.com/2021/05/muppets-haunted-mansion-disney-plus-muppets-halloween-special-event-1234751284/
Disney+ Hits 103.6 Million Subscribers, Adding 8.7 Million in Q2 2021: https://thestreamable.com/news/disney-plus-q2-2021

HBO Max:
K-Pop Latin American Boy Band Competition Series In The Works At HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2021/05/k-pop-latin-american-boy-band-competition-series-hbo-max-bts-1234718985/
Michael Showalter Inks First-Look Deal With HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2021/05/michael-showalter-inks-first-look-deal-with-hbo-max-1234753970/
‘Gordita Chronicles’ Comedy Gets Series Order By HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2021/05/the-gordita-chronicles-pilot-series-order-hbo-max-claudia-forestieri-josh-berman-zoe-saldana-1234753158/
HBO Max Takes Film/TV Rights To Tina Andrews’ Queen Charlotte Historical Novel ‘Charlotte Sophia’: https://deadline.com/2021/05/hbo-max-film-tv-rights-tina-andrews-queen-charlotte-historical-novel-charlotte-sophia-1234756763/
‘Project Greenlight’ Revival From Issa Rae Gets Series Order At HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2021/05/project-greenlight-revival-issa-rae-gets-series-order-hbo-max-1234759108/
HBO Max Orders ‘Sweet Life: Los Angeles’ Reality Series From Issa Rae: https://deadline.com/2021/05/hbo-max-orders-sweet-life-los-angeles-reality-series-issa-rae-1234759126/

Peacock:
NBCUniversal Explores Selling Off or Streaming RSNs on Peacock: https://thestreamable.com/news/nbcuniversal-explores-streaming-or-selling-off-rsns
Peacock Picks Up Documentary On ‘SNL’ Writer Jim Downey, Orders ‘Diamond Princess’ & ‘Gamer Murders’: https://deadline.com/2021/05/peacock-documentary-on-snl-writer-jim-downey-diamond-princess-gamer-murders-originals-1234753043/
Peacock Pins John Cena’s ‘WWE Evil’ Series & Sets Multi-Part Joe Montana Documentary: https://deadline.com/2021/05/peacock-pins-john-cenas-wwe-evil-series-sets-multi-part-joe-montana-documentary-1234753671/
Demi Lovato Searches For UFOs In Four-Part Docuseries For Peacock: https://deadline.com/2021/05/unidentified-with-demi-lovato-ufos-peacock-1234753870/
Paris Hilton & JoJo Siwa Docuseries Land At Peacock As NBC’s Ed Helms & Randall Park Hybrid Format ‘True Story’ Moves To Streamer: https://deadline.com/2021/05/paris-hilton-jojo-siwa-docuseries-peacock-true-story-1234754712/
Amy Poehler’s ‘Baking It’, Spinoffs From ‘Top Chef’ & ‘Below Deck’ Cooked Up For Peacock: https://deadline.com/2021/05/amy-poehlers-baking-it-top-chef-below-deck-spinoffs-peacock-1234755528/
‘Psych 3: This Is Gus’: Peacock Orders Third Movie In Comedy Franchise: https://deadline.com/2021/05/psych-3-this-is-gus-peacock-third-movie-comedy-franchise-1234755621/
Snoop Dogg Developing Unscripted Series About World’s Dumbest Criminals For Peacock, Teams With Kevin Hart On Comedy Sports News Show: https://deadline.com/2021/05/snoop-dogg-worlds-dumbest-criminals-peacock-teams-with-kevin-hart-comedy-sports-news-show-1234758438/

Discovery+:
‘Ghost Adventures’ Zak Bagans & Eli Roth Team On ‘The Haunted Museum’ Horror Anthology Series For Discovery+: https://deadline.com/2021/05/ghost-adventures-zak-bagans-eli-roth-the-haunted-museum-horror-anthology-series-discovery-plus-1234758664/
Fresh Off WarnerMedia Merger Reveal, Discovery Touts 2021-22 Streaming And Linear Programming: https://deadline.com/2021/05/discovery-upfront-tlc-food-network-programming-streaming-warnermedia-1234759097/

Niche Streaming Services:
Quibi Shows Returning As Roku Originals On May 20 As Streaming Provider Begins New Programming Chapter: https://deadline.com/2021/05/quibi-shows-return-roku-originals-streaming-1234754727/
Disney Renews MLB Deal, Inks Agreement With Spain’s LaLiga; CEO Says NFL Sunday Ticket Still In Play: https://deadline.com/2021/05/leo-messi-disney-mlb-laliga-deals-espn-baseball-bob-chapek-1234755874/

Other Streaming News:
AT&T is merging WarnerMedia with Discovery to create a new media giant: https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22439964/at-t-warnermedia-discovery-merger-spin-off
https://www.ign.com/articles/what-does-the-warnermedia-and-discovery-deal-mean-for-you

Other Items of Note:
Comcast, Apple Kicked MGM Tires, Valued Studio Less Than Amazon Does: https://www.mediaplaynews.com/comcast-apple-kicked-mgm-tires-valued-studio-less-than-amazon/

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