As the summer begins and news slows, there was one major announcement that we started talking about the rumor last episode. Amazon officially announced that they are purchasing MGM. What does this mean for the rest of the entertainment industry? There is that and more with sports and service updates from the past two weeks.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Arnold Schwarzenegger Spy Adventure Series Ordered By Netflix; Skydance TV Show Also Stars Monica Barbaro: https://deadline.com/2021/05/arnold-schwarzenegger-spy-adventure-series-netflix-skydance-tv-show-monica-barbaro-1234760399/
Lindsay Lohan To Star In Netflix Holiday Movie: https://deadline.com/2021/05/lindsay-lohan-netflix-christmas-movie-casting-1234763220/
Netflix, Charlize Theron & ‘Mulan’ Director Niki Caro Team On Film About Gender Equality In Big-Wave Surfing: https://deadline.com/2021/05/netflix-charlize-theron-niki-caro-film-female-surfer-1234763849/
Netflix Adapts Leo Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina’ As First Russian Original Drama; Svetlana Khodchenkova To Star: https://deadline.com/2021/05/netflix-anna-k-leo-tolstoy-anna-karenina-first-russian-original-svetlana-khodchenkova-1234764255/
Melissa Barrera To Headline Netflix Survival Drama Series ‘Breathe’: https://deadline.com/2021/06/melissa-barrera-netflix-survival-wilderness-drama-series-breathe-1234767299/

Prime Video:
Amazon Orders Local Version Of ‘The Masked Singer’ In Japan: https://deadline.com/2021/05/amazon-the-masked-singer-japan-yo-oizumi-1234763592/
Amazon Confirms It’s Buying MGM For $8.45 Billion; No Word On Questions From Leadership Structure To Epix: https://deadline.com/2021/05/amazon-to-buy-mgm-for-8-45-billion-merger-1234764306/
Unscripted Boom & TV Reboot Frenzy Could Follow Amazon’s Mega-Deal For MGM: https://deadline.com/2021/05/unscripted-boom-tv-reboot-frenzy-could-follow-amazons-mega-deal-for-mgm-1234764894/
Amazon Unveils Pair Of New Italian Series, Casting Of Debut Italian Film & Talent Deal With Rapper Achille Lauro: https://deadline.com/2021/05/amazon-slate-new-italian-series-casting-debut-italian-film-talent-deal-rapper-achille-lauro-1234765165/
‘Barry’ Prouducer Jason Kim & Scooter Braun’s SB Projects Team Up With Rapper Tablo For K-Pop Comedy Series ‘Neon Machine’ At Amazon: https://deadline.com/2021/05/tablo-jason-kim-scooter-braun-sb-projects-amazon-neon-machine-1234766159/

Paramount+:
Tony Awards Sets Date To Stream On Paramount+ Followed By Two-Hour Concert Event On CBS: https://deadline.com/2021/05/tony-awards-date-september-26-paramount-livestream-broadways-back-concert-event-cbs-1234764324/
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Moves From VH1 To Paramount+; Lineup Of Returning Queens Unveiled: https://deadline.com/2021/05/rupauls-drag-race-all-stars-vh1-paramount-lineup-returning-queens-unveiled-1234764201/

Apple TV+:
Rebecca Ferguson To Star In Series Adaptation Of Hugh Howey’s Dystopian Novels ‘Wool’ For Apple From Graham Yost & Morten Tyldum: https://deadline.com/2021/05/rebecca-ferguson-apple-hugh-howey-novels-wool-graham-yost-morten-tyldum-1234761107/
Apple Orders ‘The Big Door Prize’ Comedy Series From ‘Schitt’s Creek’ EP David West Read & Skydance: https://deadline.com/2021/05/the-big-door-prize-comedy-schitts-creek-producer-david-west-read-apple-series-order-1234766251/

HBO Max:
‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Animated Series From Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves Set At HBO Max & Cartoon Network: https://deadline.com/2021/05/batman-caped-crusader-animated-series-from-bruce-timm-j-j-abrams-matt-reeves-greenlit-at-hbo-max-cartoon-network-1234759890/
‘My Adventures With Superman’: Jack Quaid-Fronted Animated Series Gets Two Season Order From HBO Max & Cartoon Network: https://deadline.com/2021/05/my-adventures-with-superman-hbo-max-cartoon-network-gives-jack-quaid-animated-series-two-season-order-1234759929/
HBO Max Will Debut Ad-Supported Tier At $9.99 In First Week Of June: https://deadline.com/2021/05/hbo-max-price-ad-supported-streaming-warnermedia-1234759636/
Robert Pattinson Signs First-Look Deal With Warner Bros, New Line, Warner Bros Television & HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2021/05/robert-pattinson-first-look-deal-warner-bros-1234762910/
‘Evil Dead Rise’ Happening With Sam Raimi & More For New Line; Alyssa Sutherland & Lily Sullivan To Star: https://deadline.com/2021/05/evil-dead-rise-sam-raimi-bruce-campbell-evil-dead-sequel-new-line-hbo-max-1234764445/
Jason Kilar Confirms Plan To Remain WarnerMedia CEO Through Mid-2022: https://deadline.com/2021/05/jason-kilar-warnermedia-ceo-att-discovery-merger-1234765377/
HBO Max Acquires Broadcast Rights to UEFA Champions League in Brazil and Mexico Until 2024: https://thestreamable.com/news/hbo-max-acquires-broadcast-rights-to-uefa-champions-league-in-brazil-and-mexico-until-2024
HBO Max Blacks Out Before Much-Anticipated ‘Mare Of Easttown’ Finale: https://deadline.com/2021/05/hbo-max-blacks-out-before-much-anticipated-mare-of-easttown-finale-1234766720/

Peacock:
‘Vampire Academy’ Series Adaptation From Julie Plec & Marguerite MacIntyre Ordered At Peacock: https://deadline.com/2021/05/vampire-academy-series-adaptation-julie-plec-marguerite-macintyre-peacock-1234760229/
Seth Meyers & Josh Meyers Developing Animated Series ‘Colony 2’ For Peacock: https://deadline.com/2021/05/seth-josh-meyers-developing-animated-series-colony-2-peacock-1234761176/
Universal Putting ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ On Peacock Streaming Service Theatrical Day & Date In Bold Swing: https://deadline.com/2021/05/boss-baby-family-business-peacock-theatrical-day-and-date-release-1234763244/
Elizabeth Banks To Direct & Co-Star In ‘Red Queen’ Drama Based On Book In Works At Peacock: https://deadline.com/2021/05/elizabeth-banks-direct-co-star-red-queen-drama-book-peacock-1234763578/
Peacock & Sky Team For Doc Series ‘Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell’: https://deadline.com/2021/05/epstein-shadow-ghislaine-maxwell-sky-peacock-1234764291/
Tara Hernandez & Damon Lindelof Get Straight-To Series Order For Faith Vs. Technology Drama At Peacock: https://deadline.com/2021/05/tara-hernandez-damon-lindelof-get-straight-to-series-faith-technology-drama-peacock-1234765583/

Discovery+:
‘Curse Of The Chippendales’ True-Crime Series Gets Greenlight At Discovery+: https://deadline.com/2021/05/curse-of-the-chippendales-true-crime-series-discovery-plus-1234759567/
‘Shock Docs: The Devil Made Me Do It’: Discovery+ Sets Reality Version Of Latest ‘Conjuring’ Film: https://deadline.com/2021/05/the-devil-made-me-do-it-discovery-plus-documentary-conjuring-movie-case-1234764158/
Discovery announces new name of WarnerMedia merger: Warner Bros. Discovery: https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/1/22448140/warner-bros-discovery-warnermedia-new-name-merger-att

Niche Streaming Services:
CNN Chief Jeff Zucker Says ‘CNN+’ Streaming Service is In The Works: https://thestreamable.com/news/cnn-chief-jeff-zucker-confirms-plans-for-cnn-plus-streaming-service
New Original Shows, Documentaries Planned for Stand-Alone Streaming Service ‘CNN+’: https://thestreamable.com/news/new-original-shows-documentaries-planned-for-stand-alone-streaming-service-cnn-plus

Other Items of Note:
Why on Earth did Amazon spend $8 billion on a zombie studio?: https://www.theverge.com/22458734/amazon-mgm-8-billion-prime-video-streaming
NBCUniversal Explores Selling Off or Streaming RSNs on Peacock: https://thestreamable.com/news/nbcuniversal-explores-streaming-or-selling-off-rsns

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