After a week off, there still isn’t a ton of news to discuss, but we do have the most recent numbers from Disney. In addition to that, we discuss HBO Max’s push into international markets and theorize about a major merger floating around on the net. All of that and more as Tony and Dustin discuss the latest news from the world of streaming.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Netflix purchases ‘Passing’ for $15 million+: https://deadline.com/2021/02/netflix-near-passing-deal-rebecca-hall-helmed-sundance-drama-tessa-thompson-ruth-negga-1234686335/
CG animated series ‘Daniel Spellbound’ lands series order at Netflix: https://deadline.com/2021/02/netflix-orders-daniel-spellbound-cg-animated-series-matt-fernandes-boat-rocker-studios-1234687055/
Higher Ground Productions sets film and tv slate at Netflix: https://deadline.com/2021/02/netflix-obamas-higher-ground-tv-film-slate-firekeepers-daughter-adaptation-tenzing-norgay-feature-national-parks-docuseries-1234688357/
Netflix picks up sci-fi project ‘Void’: https://deadline.com/2021/02/netflix-macro-sci-fi-movie-void-chris-borelli-1234688459/
Netflix acquires Chinese title ‘The Yin Yang Master’: https://deadline.com/2021/02/netflix-acquires-the-yin-yang-master-chinese-new-year-1234690173/
Netflix lands rights to ‘Redwall’ books with animated films and tv series planned: https://deadline.com/2021/02/netflix-redwall-brian-jacques-1234691020/
Netflix to adapt ‘The Overstory’ into series: https://deadline.com/2021/02/the-overstory-series-adaptation-netflix-david-benioff-db-weiss-hugh-jackman-1234691992/
‘Chappelle’s Show’ returns to streaming after Chappelle makes peace: https://deadline.com/2021/02/dave-chappelle-netflix-chappelles-show-return-comedy-central-dispute-1234692882/

Prime Video:
Amazon developing ‘Who Killed Tulum?’ series: https://deadline.com/2021/02/who-killed-tulum-tv-series-annapurna-new-york-magazine-vox-mehar-sethi-amazon-studios-1234685490/
Michael B. Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society, signs first-look deal with Amazon: https://deadline.com/2021/02/michael-b-jordan-muhammad-ali-jay-z-tv-series-amazon-alexa-tom-clancy-without-remorse-outlier-society-overall-deal-jennifer-salke-1234689456/
Amazon to adapt ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ into series: https://deadline.com/2021/02/amazon-orders-tv-adaptation-jenny-han-ya-novel-series-the-summer-i-turned-pretty-1234689613/
Amazon adapting horror short-story collection ‘Mouthful of Birds’: https://deadline.com/2021/02/minhal-baig-hala-overall-deal-amazon-mouthful-of-birds-1234691441/
Amazon orders series adaptation of ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’: https://deadline.com/2021/02/phoebe-waller-bridge-donald-glover-reboot-mr-mrs-smith-as-amazon-series-1234693358/

Hulu:
Hulu picks up ‘Summer of Soul’ from Sundance: https://deadline.com/2021/02/questlove-summer-of-soul-sundance-acquisition-searchlight-hulu-1234688062/
Hulu orders pilot for comedy series ‘Punk Ass Bitch’: https://deadline.com/2021/02/chris-estrada-comedy-pilot-punk-ass-bitch-hulu-fred-armisen-jonathan-groff-1234688740/

Paramount+:
Paramount+ schedules ‘Yellowstone’ prequel series: https://deadline.com/2021/02/yellowstone-prequel-y-1883-paramount-plus-mega-new-overall-deal-taylor-sheridan-viacomcbs-mtv-entertainment-1234688653/
Paramount+ to revive ‘The Real World’: https://deadline.com/2021/02/mtvs-the-real-world-revival-paramount-plus-launch-premiere-1234693101/

Apple TV+:
Apple orders ‘WeCrased’ limited series: https://deadline.com/2021/01/apple-tv-limited-series-wecrashed-jared-leto-and-anne-hathaway-1234683101/
Live-action series ‘Jane’ helps Apple expand kids slate: https://deadline.com/2021/02/apple-tv-expands-kids-slate-jane-live-action-1234688961/

Disney+:
‘Aloha Rodeo’ being adapted into a film at Disney+: https://deadline.com/2021/02/disne-aloha-rodeo-chris-kekaniokalani-bright-1234686927/
New basketball feature being developed with Jenifer Rice-Genzuk at Disney+: https://deadline.com/2021/02/disney-grown-ish-ep-jenifer-rice-genzuk-henry-writing-untitled-basketball-feature-1234688426/
Disney plans student entrepreneur documentary: https://deadline.com/2021/02/disney-plus-student-entrepreneur-feature-doc-science-fair-filmmakers-nat-geo-documentary-films-1234689258/
Disney+ hits 94 million subscribers: https://deadline.com/2021/02/disney-plus-streaming-94-million-subscribers-revenue-per-user-hotstar-q1-1234692344/
Disney+ slates ten European originals: https://deadline.com/2021/02/disney-european-originals-star-1234693868/

HBO Max:
HBO Max developing ‘A Boob’s Life’ series: https://deadline.com/2021/02/salma-hayeks-ventanarosa-productions-hbo-max-a-boobs-life-cynthia-mort-1234685897/
HBO Max expands adult animation lineup: https://www.engadget.com/hbo-max-clone-high-velma-animation-223818337.html
HBO Max to launch in Latin America in June: https://www.engadget.com/hbo-max-latin-america-caribbean-release-date-155038331.html
HBO Max developing ‘The Players Table’ into series: https://deadline.com/2021/02/the-players-table-sydney-sweeney-halsey-hbo-max-crazyrose-endeavor-content-1234692374/
HBO Max orders comedy series ‘Rap Sh*t’: https://deadline.com/2021/02/hbo-max-orders-rap-sht-comedy-series-issa-rae-syreeta-singleton-yung-miami-jt-1234692492/
‘Sex and the City’ gets remastered for HBO Max: https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/12/22280189/sex-in-the-city-hd-remaster-available-hbo-max

Peacock:
Golf Channel content is heading to Peacock: https://thestreamable.com/news/nbc-sports-adds-golfpass-channel-to-peacock-channels?s=03

Niche Streaming Services:
Crunchyroll hits four million subscribers: https://deadline.com/2021/02/crunchyroll-idris-elba-sabrina-elba-fantasy-series-dantai-anime-4-million-streaming-subscribers-1234684617/
ESPN+ hits twelve million subscribers: https://thestreamable.com/news/espn-plus-hits-12-1-million-subscribers-at-end-of-2020

Discussions:
Golden Globe nominations scorecard: https://deadline.com/2021/02/golden-globes-scorecard-noms-by-film-studio-series-network-1234686315/
What drove subscribers to HBO Max: https://www.mediaplaynews.com/research-consumers-flocked-to-hbo-max-in-december-to-watch-new-movies/
Could WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal take on Disney: https://thestreamable.com/news/could-nbcuniversal-and-warnermedia-team-up-to-take-down-disney

Other Items of Note:
What makes a blockbuster with the existence of streaming: https://musingsonmouse.substack.com/p/movie-equations-whats-even-a-blockbuster
When a billion-dollar movie isn’t: https://musingsonmouse.substack.com/p/movie-equations-when-a-billion-dollar

Trailers
Punky Brewster on Peacock (02/25/21): https://youtu.be/Ezhm_9ehXU4
Your Attention Please S2 on Hulu (02/05/21): https://youtu.be/7BHTeTSaWIQ
Coming 2 America on Prime Video (03/05/21): https://youtu.be/x5lrkdvEZGg
Dealer on Netflix (03/10/21): https://youtu.be/b4bwzsVsC2w
Pele on Netflix (02/23/21): https://youtu.be/KMyUnyxVB9Q
Amend: The Fight for America on Netflix (02/17/21): https://youtu.be/1h9gmJxvZU0
Cells at Work: Code Black on Crunchyroll (02/06/21): https://youtu.be/V9vyfAbOo6A
Tribes of Europa on Netflix (02/19/21): https://youtu.be/rzSjOGxl6Sc
Vlad Love on Crunchyroll (02/2021): https://youtu.be/Wauof3VwkSU
Behind Her Eyes on Netflix (02/17/21): https://youtu.be/c4LtoWQaLxk
City of Ghosts on Netflix (03/05/21): https://youtu.be/NWjLexwj4eQ
Mr. Mercedes S3 on Peacock (03/04/21): https://youtu.be/r0VydPJoQ88
Shook on Shudder (02/18/21): https://youtu.be/k6mpX9QEb9E
Sentinelle on Netflix (03/05/21): https://youtu.be/wAJcykyq7DU
Allen v Farrow on HBO Max (02/21/21): https://youtu.be/okFP4iQrfu8
Pacific Rim: The Black on Netflix (03/04/21): https://youtu.be/umtOGzti-XQ
Axios on HBO: Pete Buttigieg on HBO Max (02/07/21): https://youtu.be/3pbHClftGKM
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+ (03/19/21): https://youtu.be/IWBsDaFWyTE
The Bridge on HBO Max (02/11/21): https://youtu.be/Bd5K84MOv6Y
Beartown on HBO Max (02/22/21): https://youtu.be/JBo6UIcIxDE
Brian Regan: On the Rocks on Netflix (02/23/21): https://youtu.be/yOgwUdlNSNk
Joe Bob Put a Spell on You on Shudder (02/14/21): https://youtu.be/EmoM6PevLGs
The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman on Netflix (02/10/21): https://youtu.be/DYdtWyluV8A
Yes Day on Netflix (03/12/21): https://youtu.be/Y-3Vr8Ut8d0
Last Chance U: Basketball on Netflix (03/10/21): https://youtu.be/T8zuMXX0zSI
Close Enough S2 on HBO Max (02/25/21): https://youtu.be/3n2ZQLXAGsM
Marriage or Mortgage on Netflix (03/10/21): https://youtu.be/3N_CLZkCGXE
Waffles + Mochi on Netflix (03/16/21): https://youtu.be/PS4EGZJLNLs
Paradise PD S3 on Netflix (03/12/21): https://youtu.be/idhzD6M3QzA
Covid Diaries NYC on HBO Max (03/09/21): https://youtu.be/ipVbHzWoriI
Generation on HBO Max (03/11/21): https://youtu.be/LaW_mdEqwpg
Violation on Shudder (03/25/21): https://youtu.be/Otu7hGMgmcQ
Just Say Yes on Netflix (04/02/21): https://youtu.be/F5UP6c38uVU
Boss Level on Hulu (03/05/21): https://youtu.be/PGHD0bqjZWQ
Zach Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max (03/18/21): https://youtu.be/vM-Bja2Gy04
The Lost Pirate Kingdom on Netflix (03/15/21): https://youtu.be/BPvIa9NANlc
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell on Netflix (03/01/21): https://youtu.be/fRj2NxkM84U
Abla Fahita: Drama Queen on Netflix (???): https://youtu.be/OyfLPIpfw-I
Allen v Farrow on HBO Max (02/21/21): https://youtu.be/cKTOj7HnLbo

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