061: Are Film Projects Reaching a Boiling Point for the Services?

After an unexpected week off, Tony and Dustin are here to cover the past two weeks of news. Are some of the streaming services paying too much for film projects? Is live television an area that Amazon should get into? With Peacock unlikely to make a deal with Amazon and Roku, what does this mean for the future of services? All of this and more can be found in the latest episode of The Streaming Wars.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Netflix snags ‘Cobra Kai’ from YouTube ahead of the third season: https://deadline.com/2020/06/cobra-kai-moves-netflix-youtube-season-3-1202965551/
‘Chicken Run’ sequel is coming to Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/06/netflix-chicken-run-sequel-1202967103/
‘Last Chance U’ coming to an end as a basketball spinoff is on deck: https://deadline.com/2020/06/last-chance-u-netflix-docuseries-end-fifth-season-last-chance-u-basketball-gets-series-greenlight-1202966667/
Film adaption of ‘Virunga’ documentary in development at Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/06/oscar-winner-barry-jenkins-leonardo-dicaprio-netflix-film-adaptation-virunga-documentary-1202967349/
Upcoming video game ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ lands anime series at Netflix: https://ew.com/tv/netflix-cyberpunk-2077-anime-series/
Dutch series ‘Dirty Lines’ ordered to series at Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/06/dirty-lines-netflix-orders-dutch-original-on-rise-of-erotic-phone-lines-1202970594/
New limited series coming from Colin Kaepernick and Ava Duvernay: https://deadline.com/2020/06/colin-kaepernick-ava-duvernay-netflix-series-black-lives-matter-nfl-1202972266/
Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ heads to Netflix for $50 million: https://deadline.com/2020/07/netflix-closes-50m-deal-for-aaron-sorkin-the-trial-of-chicago-7-1202974968/
Netflix will adapt ‘DeadEndia’ into animated series: https://deadline.com/2020/07/deadendia-netflix-to-adapt-hamish-steeles-graphic-novels-into-series-1202975866/
Pharrell Williams’s ‘Voices of Fire’ coming to Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/07/voices-of-fire-pharrell-williams-hometown-gospel-choir-series-netflix-1202976481/
‘Dead to Me’ creator Liz Feldman signs overall deal with Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/07/dead-to-me-renewed-third-final-season-creator-liz-feldman-inks-overall-deal-netflix-1202978257/

Prime Video:
‘Nancy Wu Done It’ coming to Prime Video: https://deadline.com/2020/06/amazon-comedy-nancy-wu-done-it-kai-yu-wu-jessica-henwick-1202967579/
Amazon expanding into live television seems more likely: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/23/21300940/amazon-prime-video-live-linear-tv
Amazon adds watch party option to Prime Video: https://www.engadget.com/amazon-watch-party-044551747.html
Amazon commits to ‘Fallout’ series from ‘Westworld’ creators: https://deadline.com/2020/07/fallout-television-series-based-game-franchise-amazon-studios-westworld-creators-1202976079/

Hulu:
Hulu lands two highly anticipated FX series as originals: https://www.theverge.com/21299701/fx-y-last-man-american-horror-stories-hulu-streaming-exclusive
Jamie Oliver’s cook show during quarantine coming to Hulu: https://deadline.com/2020/06/hulu-to-serve-up-jamie-oliver-jamie-keep-cooking-carry-on-1202972389/

CBS All Access:
Spongebob film is the latest to head to PVOD then streaming: https://variety.com/2020/film/news/spongebob-movie-skipping-theaters-cbs-all-access-1203539493/

Apple TV+:
Apple acquires con artist feature film ‘Sharper’: https://deadline.com/2020/06/apple-tv-acquires-julianne-moore-movie-sharper-with-a24-1202965884/
Murder mystery comedy series ‘The Afterparty’ lands at Apple TV+: https://deadline.com/2020/06/after-party-apple-comedy-series-phil-lord-chris-miller-mystery-1202968614/
Israeli neo-noir series ‘Losing Alice’ heads to Apple TV+: https://deadline.com/2020/06/apple-acquires-israeli-neo-noir-series-losing-alice-1202970559/
Mark Bomback inks overall deal with Apple: https://deadline.com/2020/06/defending-jacob-showrunner-mark-bomback-overall-deal-apple-1202973390/
Apple purchases Will Smith’s latest film ‘Emancipation’ for over $100 million: https://deadline.com/2020/07/apple-emancipation-will-smith-antoine-fuqua-record-festival-deal-runaway-slave-peter-scourged-back-photo-william-n-collage-script-1202971626/
Sony Pictures TV Studios co-president joins Apple as senior TV programming executive: https://deadline.com/2020/07/chris-parnell-exits-sony-pictures-tv-studios-co-president-join-apple-senior-tv-programming-executive-1202972625/
Maurice Sendak’s foundation strikes overall deal with Apple: https://deadline.com/2020/07/apple-overall-deal-where-the-wild-things-are-maurice-sendaks-foundation-1202978584/

Disney+:
Disney+ heads to eight more European countries September 15: https://deadline.com/2020/06/disney-to-launch-in-eight-european-countries-september-1202967090/
Beyonce to premiere visual album on Disney+: https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/beyonce-black-is-king-disney-plus-release-date-1234692505/
‘Hamilton’ gives a significant boost to Disney+: https://deadline.com/2020/07/hamilton-boosts-mobile-app-downloads-of-disney-plus-by-72-in-u-s-report-1202978235/

Quibi:
Gia Coppola has dark romance series ‘Love Lindsey, Forever’ in development at Quibi: https://deadline.com/2020/06/love-lindsey-forever-quibi-gia-coppolas-mattson-tomlin-1202969733/
At-home fan remake of ‘Princess Bride’ is coming to Quibi: https://deadline.com/2020/06/princess-bride-at-home-remake-with-joe-jonas-sophie-turner-common-tiffany-haddish-more-set-at-quibi-1202971418/
Quibi developing murder mystery series with Blumhouse Television: https://deadline.com/2020/06/nine-bodies-in-mexican-morgue-blumhouse-quibi-project-1202971142/
A retrospective of Quibi as the initial free trial period ends: https://www.vulture.com/2020/07/is-anyone-watching-quibi.html

HBO Max:
Anthology series ‘Outliers’ in development at HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/06/outliers-anthology-series-brian-grazer-malcolm-gladwell-hbo-max-dr-anthony-fauci-1202965863/
Coming of age feature ‘We Were There, Too’ heads to HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/06/hbo-max-gloria-calderon-kellett-natasha-rothwell-we-were-there-too-1202966210/
HBO Max teams with iHeartMedia for companion podcasts: https://deadline.com/2020/06/hbo-max-companion-podcasts-iheartmedia-warnermedia-deal-1202967502/
‘Gone with the Wind’ returns to HBO Max with contextual intro: https://deadline.com/2020/06/gone-with-the-wind-returns-hbo-max-historical-context-slavery-racism-new-videos-1202969076/
New dystopian thriller ‘In Memoriam’ in development at HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/06/hbo-max-in-memoriam-charley-miles-niels-arden-opley-1202969222/
HBO Max signs Marlon Wayans to an overall deal with multiple projects underway: https://deadline.com/2020/06/hbo-max-signs-overall-deal-with-marlon-wayans-sets-pilot-order-for-comedy-book-of-marlon-greenlights-stand-up-specials-1202969990/
DC Universe original series ‘Harley Quinn’ coming to HBO Max: https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/harley-quinn-animated-series-coming-to-hbo-max/
HBO Max acquires ‘David Makes Man’: https://deadline.com/2020/06/hbo-max-acquires-streaming-rights-tarell-alvin-mccraney-david-makes-man-1202972962/
WarnerMedia CEO discusses ad-supported HBO Max: https://www.theinformation.com/articles/kilars-radical-vision-for-warnermedia-putting-consumers-first
Cartoon Network series ‘Infinity Train’ moves to HBO Max for third season: https://collider.com/infinity-train-season-3-hbo-max/

Peacock:
Peacock teams with Google: https://deadline.com/2020/06/nbcuniversal-peacock-sets-google-deal-for-july-national-expansion-android-streaming-1202967578/
Peacock unlikely to make deals with Roku and Amazon prior to national launch: https://thedesk.matthewkeys.net/2020/06/roku-amazon-hbo-max-comcast-peacock/
Peacock bulks up their library with ViacomCBS licensing deal: https://deadline.com/2020/07/peacock-licenses-paramount-films-viacomcbs-tv-shows-godfather-ray-donovan-charmed-1202974923/

Niche Streaming Services:
ESPN+ price increases to $5.99 starting in August: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/30/21308377/espn-plus-price-increase-date-streaming-disney-hulu-annual-membership
DC Universe subscribers offered HBO Max for a discounted rate: https://decider.com/2020/06/30/dc-universe-hbo-max-discount-bundle/
IMDb TV lands ‘Mad Men’ in a complex licensing deal: https://deadline.com/2020/07/mad-men-rights-sold-amazon-imdb-globally-amc-starzplay-complex-licensing-deal-lionsgate-1202974727/
DC Universe original ‘DC’s Stargirl’ leaves the service for the second season: https://deadline.com/2020/07/dcs-stargirl-renewed-season-2-the-cw-network-original-moves-dc-universe-1202978251/

Other Streaming Providers:
YouTube TV increases monthly rate 30%: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/30/21308449/youtube-tv-price-increase-64-99-viacom-hbo-new-channels
FuboTV raises rates as WarnerMedia networks leave and Disney networks join the service: https://deadline.com/2020/07/warner-media-networks-fubo-tv-carriage-tnt-cnn-disney-espn-raising-prices-1202974355/

Trailers
The Baby-Sitters Club S1 on Netflix (07/03/20): https://youtu.be/vivBx21jYC0
Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 on Disney+ (06/26/20): https://youtu.be/2vQPPEka0ls
Eric Andre: Legalize Everything on Netflix (06/23/20): https://youtu.be/TlW3JLtGV9A
Foundation on Apple TV+ (2021): https://youtu.be/xgbPSA94Rqg
The Misfit of Demon King Academy on Crunchyroll (07/04/20): https://youtu.be/9qJyDlZst8c
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) S2 on Netflix (07/21/20): https://youtu.be/tXU_XmDiOlI
Gibiate on Crunchyroll (07/15/20): https://youtu.be/rU6HjgMIIBs
Homemade on Netflix (06/30/20): https://youtu.be/9JaGmaiKRLA
Over the Moon on Netflix (Fall 2020): https://youtu.be/26DIABx44Tw
Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix (07/01/20): https://youtu.be/oZ4FrgGILM8
Rent-a-Girlfriend on Crunchyroll (07/09/20): https://youtu.be/jZFEtc3CKHs
Hanna S2 on Prime Video (07/03/20): https://youtu.be/6Rm3twwVy1s
Fire Force S2 on Crunchyroll (07/03/20): https://youtu.be/SJ28o0f2BAs
World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji on Prime Video (08/14/20): https://youtu.be/NDC_2q692Ko
Southern Survival on Netflix (07/03/20): https://youtu.be/m_k3tSHwQd0
Muppets Now on Disney+ (07/31/20): https://youtu.be/x6647smCPHQ
Stateless on Netflix (07/08/20): https://youtu.be/C-Xep8pU_J0
The Handmaid’s Tale S4 on Hulu (2021): https://youtu.be/1WLqBUi4r6o
Little Voice on Apple TV+ (07/10/20): https://youtu.be/lL0CxAAsUuE
Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World S2 on Crunchyroll (07/08/20): https://youtu.be/P_YtFPg9tNE
Road to Race Day on Crackle (07/01/20): https://youtu.be/IDwnDPZdyj4
Mr Love: Queen’s Choice on Crunchyroll (07/16/20): https://youtu.be/qLQ7RsJy62o
Expecting Amy on HBO Max (07/09/20): https://youtu.be/zpUTDuGIddQ
Red Dwarf: The Promised Land on BritBox (07/23/20): https://youtu.be/-DkrTaa3w5I
Jim Jefferies: Intolerant on Netflix (07/07/20): https://youtu.be/Wva0OyWVRsM
Onyx Equinox on Crunchyroll (Summer 2020): https://youtu.be/vVBAOJIi6Tg
Curious George on Peacock (07/15/20): https://youtu.be/3XThMiZy0WQ
In Deep with Ryan Lochte on Peacock (07/15/20): https://youtu.be/u96TVMYmojI
Psych 2: Lassie Come Home on Peacock (07/15/20): https://youtu.be/HsItWo7eF5s
Cleopatra in Space on Peacock (07/15/20): https://youtu.be/KSm6h_3MXPE
Brave New World on Peacock (07/15/20): https://youtu.be/As2sMgm0Szo
Where’s Waldo? on Peacock (07/15/20): https://youtu.be/khqRIHcEXVc
Lost Speedways with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Peacock (07/15/20): https://youtu.be/MaTP1NUyR_o
Intelligence on Peacock (07/15/20): https://youtu.be/2K8hRVTl330
The Capture on Peacock (07/15/20): https://youtu.be/b-D2I5tE898
In Search of Darkness on Shudder (07/30/20): https://youtu.be/T_kgOn4ymmQ
Metamorphosis on Shudder (07/02/20): https://youtu.be/zdF-FC8VJI0
My Spy on Prime Video (06/26/20): https://youtu.be/rs_GQ3nsYDM
Down to Earth with Zac Efron on Netflix (07/10/20): https://youtu.be/oMzYiY5wcHU
Regular Heroes E7 on Prime Video (06/26/20): https://youtu.be/ZQnvDmTYVAA
The Beach House on Shudder (07/09/20): https://youtu.be/GLa9mY4FUBM
Life Size Toys on Quibi (07/06/20): https://youtu.be/TeDDsWZbeJc
The Greatness Code on Apple TV+ (07/10/20): https://youtu.be/t2I3Yd27dGw
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legends of Walter Mercado on Netflix (07/08/20): https://youtu.be/XEJqiucxyrs
Cursed on Netflix (07/17/20): https://youtu.be/xLTdy6PfotA
Boys State on Apple TV+ (08/14/20): https://youtu.be/ViiYJZqGC5w
Your Daily Horoscope on Quibi (07/06/20): https://youtu.be/l66rGKpI04U
The Speed Cubers on Netflix (07/29/20): https://youtu.be/-wrTIWx_Z6k
Black is King on Disney+ (07/31/20): https://youtu.be/L765oDjNaBA
Fatal Affair on Netflix (07/16/20): https://youtu.be/bxWPPrDpqr8
Portals on Crackle (07/01/20): https://youtu.be/rseHBcC6YQ0
Father Soldier Son on Netflix (07/17/20): https://youtu.be/Xd8LZEaXszM
With a Dog and a Cat, Every Day is Fun on Crunchyroll (Fall 2020): https://youtu.be/RCn2dJ6TQL4
Into the Dark: The Current Occupant on Hulu (07/17/20): https://youtu.be/1bIfHmK-iAQ
So I’m a Spider, So What? On Crunchyroll (2021): https://youtu.be/geMv8Lwk2sM
Regular Heroes E8 on Prime Video (07/03/20): https://youtu.be/G3zp2egINxo
Tonikawa: Over the Moon for You on Crunchyroll (10/2020): https://youtu.be/U7XlQqyc0yM
An American Pickle on HBO Max (08/06/20): https://youtu.be/JBC0pTh6GDM
The Old Guard on Netflix (07/10/20): https://youtu.be/MP-IfMYhSX0
Hello America on Quibi (07/06/20): https://youtu.be/neEKwcT_HhA
Monster Girl Doctor on Crunchyroll (07/04/20): https://youtu.be/Dv9GFIvFmds
The Kissing Booth 2 on Netflix (07/24/20): https://youtu.be/fjVonI2oVeM
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy-Siege on Netflix (07/30/20): https://youtu.be/UksT5I1lvJM
Die Hart on Quibi (07/20/20): https://youtu.be/J-6aax-WYNM
Street Food: Latin America on Netflix (07/21/20): https://youtu.be/qErl4he7eMw

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