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A Look at Upcoming Streaming Content, Including ‘Backyard Blowout’ and ‘Kin’

Fern Siegel
  • Eleven episodes of Backyard Blowout will stream Sept. 16 on Peacock. The new renovation series lets kids rebuild the backyard – balancing their imaginations with family needs. All the designs are up to the kids — everything from treehouses to saunas. Backyard Blowout is Peacock’s first venture in DIY design. The show is hosted by Jonathan Kidder (Waffles & Mochi) and outdoor design expert Sana Garner.

Here are other deals and projects:

  • Irish gang drama Kin, premiering Sept. 9 on AMC+, stars Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Clare Dunne (Herself), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones). Kin charts the lives of the Kinsellas, a small but tight-knit crime family embroiled in a war against a powerful drug kingpin.

Peacock

Peacock is a subscription video streaming service from NBCUniversal that gives access to up to 15,000 hours of content including original shows, blockbuster movies, and classic television series.

It will include news, entertainment, sports, late-night, and reality from various NBCU properties including NBC, Bravo, and E!.

Just like other streaming services, Peacock will have their own original series including reboots of Save By The Bell, Punky Brewster, and Battlestar Galactica. They also have shows like Rutherford Falls (Ed Helms), Dr. Death (Alec Baldwin), and a behind-the-scenes docs-series about Saturday Night Live.

The company has acquired the rights to many classic shows like the entire Dick Wolf library including Law & Order and Chicago Fire, Parks and Recreation, and The Office.

The service will also feature blockbusters and critically-acclaimed films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and content acquired from Hollywood’s biggest studios.

  • An adaptation of Rick Famuyiwa’s 1999 movie, The Wood got a pilot order from Showtime. Famuyiwa will direct the pilot and executive produce alongside The Chi showrunner Justin Hillian, who will write the script. The Wood is a look at friendship and dating from the perspective of three young Black males born and raised in the gentrifying L.A. suburb of Inglewood. The trio struggles to balance fatherhood, ambition and loyalty.

  • A.P. BIO is about to debut season four on Peacock. All eight episodes will drop on Sept. 2. The series is about a disgraced Harvard professor (Glenn Howerton) forced to teach biology at his former high school in Toledo. After grousing for three seasons, he discovers he might just have his dream job. The show co-stars Patton Oswalt and Mary Sohn. Also on the streamer, launching Sept. 30, is the four-episode Unidentified with Demi Lovato. The show follows Lovato, her sister and best friend Matt as they search for the truth about UFO phenomena.

SHOWTIME

SHOWTIME offers a subscription video streaming service that gives access to content on Showtime without the need of a cable subscription. With your subscription, you’ll get access to all of their current originals like Billions, Shameless, Homeland, Ray Donovan, Black Monday, and On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

With your subscription, you’ll also get access to their critically acclaimed catalog of previous shows like Dexter, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, House of Lies, Californication, Queer as Folk, and The L Word.

SHOWTIME also has new-release films from CBS Films, Amblin Partners, and IFC Films, which appear on the streaming service 7-8 months after they are in theaters. Every month they also have hundreds of additional older movies from major movie studios.

You can subscribe for 10,99 $ a month either directly from SHOWTIME, or through Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels, or Roku Premium Subscriptions.

  • discovery+ and Talos Films announced a multi-year, multi-project deal to produce true-crime content for the streamer. The two were responsible for Queen of Meth, about Lori Arnold’s rise as a drug “queenpin” in rural Iowa. The next two collaborations will be an inside look at the scandalous Hammer family, including recent allegations about actor Armie Hammer, and an exposé of the troubled teen industry: wilderness camps, gay ‘conversion’ programs and behavior modification facilities.

  • Redbox signed a content agreement with Game Show Network to bring its popular game shows and movie channels to free streaming service. Viewers will also be able to stream classic movies from the 1970s, 1980s, as well as popular Westerns. The channels can be accessed via Redbox’s streaming app, which is available on various devices, including Roku, Vizio, Samsung, iOS and Android.

  • Dug Days will launch on Disney+ on Sept. 1. The series of five shorts follows the humorous misadventures of Dug, the lovable dog from the Oscar-winning film Up. His high-tech collar translates his crazy thoughts into speech. Bob Peterson, the voice of Dug, wrote and directed the new shorts.

Disney+

Disney+ is a new ad-free video streaming service which offers exclusive series and films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Disney unveiled that their streaming service will debut in the U.K. on March 24th, 2020.

The Disney streaming service will cost 8,99 € / kuukausi, tai 89,99 € / vuosi (7,50 € / kuukausi).

The app supports 4K streaming, unlimited downloads, 4 simultaneous streams, up to 7 profiles, with hundreds of avatars for your personal profile.

The first year will include 25 new original series, 10+ movies, 7,500 past episodes, 100 recent movies, and 400 library titles including the entire Disney Vault. New releases like “Toy Story 4”, “The Lion King”, “Aladdin” and classics like “The Little Mermaid” and “Cinderella” will be available to stream.

The company announced original shows and movies that will be available at launch, including the $100 million 8-episode Star Wars spin-off, “The Mandalorian”, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “The World According To Jeff Goldblum,” “Lady and the Tramp,” and “The Imagineering Story.”

You can see the full list of available Disney, Disney Channel, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, Nat Geo shows and movies, or all available Disney Plus content by checking out our Disney+ Streaming Movie List.

  • The first cast member for the animated Magic: The Gathering TV series on Netflix is Brandon Routh (Superman Returns). Routh is the voice of Gideon Jura, an “unfalteringly heroic Planeswalker” on the show, which debuts in late 2022. Original executive producers Joe and Anthony Russo have exited the series; Jeff Kline (Transformers: Prime) takes creative control.

  • SportsGrid Network, a 24/7 diginet devoted to sports wagering and fantasy sports, launches on Sept. 1. SportsGrid Network will be distributed on nine digital subchannels licensed to Nexstar in nine major U.S. markets. SportsGrid is currently distributed across over-the-air broadcast and cable television, connected Smart TVs, a variety of streaming platforms, mobile devices and on the internet. The new network will be available on recently vacated digital subchannels licensed to Nexstar.

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