Streaming news starts to get back into the normal groove with the latest quarterly reports which bring new subscriber numbers for HBO Max and Peacock. Other highlights from the week include ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ topping the holiday week after all, IMDb TV landing on Roku, and a new split streaming deal for a top sitcom.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Netflix adds romance feature ‘The Royal Treatment’ to slate: https://deadline.com/2021/01/laura-marano-mena-massoud-the-royal-treatment-netflix-1234679823/
Netflix buys German political drama ‘And Tomorrow the Entire World’: https://deadline.com/2021/01/netflix-buys-german-oscar-hopeful-and-tomorrow-the-entire-world-1234680481/
Netflix announces documentary feature on serial killer Dennis Nilsen: https://deadline.com/2021/01/dennis-nilsen-serial-killer-doc-new-autobiography-netflix-dont-fck-with-cats-editor-grenfell-producer-raw-eleven-1234681372/
Netflix plans new anime series based around ‘Skull Island’ and ‘Tomb Raider’: https://deadline.com/2021/01/netflix-legendary-television-skull-island-tomb-raider-anime-series-1234681149/
‘Bridgerton’ becomes Netflix’s most-watched series ever: https://deadline.com/2021/01/bridgerton-netflix-viewership-record-biggest-series-ever-1234681242/
Netflix lands animated musical ‘The Witch Boy’: https://deadline.com/2021/01/the-witch-boy-netflix-oscar-nominated-minkyu-lee-animated-musical-1234682006/
Netflix signs director Noah Baumbach to exclusive deal: https://deadline.com/2021/01/noah-baumbach-deal-netflix-1234682114/
Netflix buys feature documentary ‘Kangaroos’: https://deadline.com/2021/01/netflix-kangaroos-feature-doc-ample-nature-1234682741/
Netflix orders sci-fi animated series ‘Farzar’: https://deadline.com/2021/01/farzar-netflix-scifi-animated-series-overall-deal-paradise-pd-creators-roger-black-waco-oguin-1234683289/
Netflix is testing a streaming timer: https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/29/22256308/netflix-timer-test-feature-android-global-sleep-kids-ios-tv-desktop
Netflix orders ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ animated series: https://deadline.com/2021/02/sonic-the-hedgehog-animated-series-ordered-netflix-1234684579/
Netflix sets action feature ‘The Mother’: https://deadline.com/2021/02/jennifer-lopez-netflix-movie-the-mother-mulan-niki-caro-to-direct-1234684653/
Netflix sets horror series ‘The Midnight Club’: https://deadline.com/2021/02/the-midnight-club-netflix-horror-series-mike-flanagan-leah-fong-cast-christopher-pike-1234684848/

Prime Video:
Amazon orders German series based on ‘The Gryphon’: https://deadline.com/2021/02/amazon-the-gryphon-wolfgang-hohlbein-1234685340/

Hulu:
‘Modern Family’ streaming deal lands series on Hulu and Peacock: https://deadline.com/2021/01/modern-family-streaming-on-peacock-and-hulu-1234680627/

Paramount+:
‘The SpongeBob Movie’ will be launch film for Paramount+: https://deadline.com/2021/01/the-spongebob-movie-kamp-koral-premiere-date-trailer-paramount-plus-streaming-confirmed-for-paramount-launch-in-march-1234682596/

Apple TV+:
Apple pays $25 million for ‘Coda’: https://www.engadget.com/apple-buys-coda-sundance-movie-for-record-price-212335293.html

Disney+:
Disney+ places age restrictions on classic films due to racist stereotypes: https://www.engadget.com/disney-plus-restricts-kids-accounts-191230707.html
Disney orders food competition series ‘Foodtastic’: https://deadline.com/2021/01/keke-palmer-host-executive-produce-foodtastic-build-competition-series-disney-plus-1234681792/
Disney+ puts Wakanda series in development: https://deadline.com/2021/02/black-panther-ryan-coogler-wakanda-series-disney-plus-exclusive-disney-television-deal-proximity-media-1234684707/

HBO Max:
Craig Mazin extends overall deal with HBO and HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2021/01/craig-mazin-extends-overall-deal-hbo-hbo-max-1234679752/
HBO Max hits two-year goal in less than one year: https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22252069/hbo-max-subscribers-wonder-woman-1984-att-earnings
HBO Max eyeing animated ‘Game of Throne’ series: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/game-of-thrones-animated-drama-eyed-at-hbo-max-exclusive
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ was actually the top streaming offering the week of Christmas: https://deadline.com/2021/01/wonder-woman-1984-hbo-max-streaming-win-christmas-soul-nielsen-1234683058/

Peacock:
Adaptation of ‘All Our Wrong Todays’ in development for Peacock: https://deadline.com/2021/01/seth-macfarlane-amy-pascal-tv-adaptation-all-our-wrong-todays-peacock-1234681217/
Peacock hits 33 million signups: https://deadline.com/2021/01/comcasts-nbc-universal-peacock-hit-33-million-signups-1234682299/
According to Comcast, people are watching ‘The Office’ more on Peacock: https://deadline.com/2021/01/the-office-peacock-streaming-ahead-of-netflix-nbcuniversal-jeff-shell-1234682330/

Discovery+:
Documentary ‘Franceso’ acquired by Discovery+: https://deadline.com/2021/01/francesco-discovery-plus-premeire-date-pope-francis-documentary-1234681549/

Niche Streaming Services:
IMDb TV lands on Roku devices: https://thestreamable.com/news/amazons-free-streaming-service-imdb-tv-is-now-available-on-roku?s=03
New streaming service Documentary+ launches: https://deadline.com/2021/01/non-fiction-streamer-documentary-plus-launches-with-titles-including-the-imposter-life-animated-hype-1234682043/

Other Items of Note:
HBO Max subscriber breakdown: https://twitter.com/bradybrendan1/status/1354925035782287361?s=03
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ was a painful and necessary bet: https://musingsonmouse.substack.com/p/movie-equations-wonder-woman-1984

Trailers
Pretend It’s a City on Netflix (01/08/21): https://youtu.be/MClMxqD-HNA
Blown Away on Netflix (01/22/21): https://youtu.be/WQnshKbalkE
Ginny & Georgia on Netflix (02/24/21): https://youtu.be/QsacpJwXCO8
Raya and the Last Dragon on Disney+ (03/05/21): https://youtu.be/1VIZ89FEjYI
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel on Netflix (02/10/21): https://youtu.be/UkoboFsY9_g
There is No “I” in Threesome on HBO Max (02/11/21): https://youtu.be/fLa_rPyz8Iw
Tell Me Your Secrets S1 on Prime Video (02/19/21): https://youtu.be/R-Z3Ur6KdSM
Canine Intervention on Netflix (02/24/21): https://youtu.be/V15RsZTMPA8
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things on Prime Video (02/12/21): https://youtu.be/ZOxsfKQWrUg
Haute Dog on HBO Max (02/04/21): https://youtu.be/56u3eyiZoAo
The Head on HBO Max (02/04/21): https://youtu.be/JGuoZcfR7_8
Into the Dark: Tentacles on Hulu (02/12/21): https://youtu.be/c0P0Ycsv73w
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers on Disney+ (03/26/21): https://youtu.be/sLoSmXtkXl0
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run on Paramount+ (03/04/21): https://youtu.be/s4TAfaddV4w
Buried by the Bernards on Netflix (02/12/21): https://youtu.be/7MuQksaDZWI
Tom & Jerry on HBO Max (02/26/21): https://youtu.be/HWRqJhxfwuY
On My Block on Netflix (???): https://youtu.be/xi9oMWgwuEg
Crazy About Her on Netflix (02/26/21): https://youtu.be/BYHR0EYLWj8
Pacific Rim: The Black on Netflix (03/04/21): https://youtu.be/QmMfHmYlODM
Moxie on Netflix (03/03/21): https://youtu.be/Sf34qI1hjKU
Black Art: In the Absence of Light on HBO Max (02/09/21): https://youtu.be/okH5n9CZbx0
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry on Apple TV+ (02/26/21): https://youtu.be/7JUQvUv7QxY
The Nevers on HBO Max (04/2021): https://youtu.be/CWdpBQFgdxQ

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