Streaming Roundup (6/2/21), Including ‘iCarly’ and ‘Atypical’
Paramount+ will reboot “iCarly” with a 13-episode season. It picks up nearly 10 years after Nickelodeon’s original show ended. Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove), the original influencer, and her friends are now in their 20s and focused on work, love, and family. It also features original cast members Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress.
Here’s a look at other deals and upcoming projects:
Netflix’s “Atypical” returns for its fourth and final season July 9. The series revolves around San (Keir Gilchrist), a 19-year-old on the autism spectrum. At college, he explores his new independence and looks for love, as his family copes with changes in their own lives.
“Outlander” has been slated by Starz for a season six return in early 2022. That season has been shortened to eight episodes, including a 90-minute premiere. Production then begins on an extended 16-episode season seven.
Paramount+ is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 12,000+ TV show episodes including originals Star Trek: Discovery, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, and MTV’s Laguna Beach. Meet captivating characters, catch up on your favorite sport, explore new worlds in the growing collection of Paramount+.
Previously under the name ‘CBS All Access,’ Subscribers can choose between their Essentials Plan (which includes ads) for $4.99/month, or go commercial-free with their Premium Plan for $9.99/month.
With their Premium Plan, in addition to not having ads, you will also get access to your local CBS affiliate to stream your local news, prime-time line-up, and late-night. You will also be able to download offline and watch select shows in 4K.
With the lower cost “Essential” plan, you will still be able to watch live NFL games, Champions League, and national news – but you will no longer get your local CBS affiliate like the old ad-supported plan.
With their new app, enjoy advanced recommendations, curated homepages, and new content categories while still being able to stream major live sports like NFL, College Football, College Basketball. Sports fans will also appreciate the service’s inclusion of NFL on CBS, PGA Tour, along with every match of UEFA Champions League and Serie A.
“Bridgerton” teased a season two storyline involving Edmund Bridgerton. Rupert Evans (“Charmed”) will play the Bridgerton siblings’ late father in the hugely popular Regency-era Netflix series. Evans’ Edmund is a loving and devoted husband who takes special pride in guiding his eldest son Anthony through life. The second season, currently being shot in London, focuses on Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey) search for love.
Haystack News just launched the first of several dedicated news streaming channels for June on its curated on-demand and live news platform. It kicks off with the Tulsa Race Massacre’s 100-Year Anniversary (June 1-4), which records one of the deadliest acts of anti-black violence in the U.S. Pride Month 2021 (June 7-30) centers on communities celebrating inclusion and diversity.
“Joe Exotic” the upcoming limited series from Peacock, will star Sam Keeley as John Finlay, one of Joe’s husbands. Nat Woolff will play Travis, his other. Both were part of Netflix’s hit docuseries “Tiger King.” The new series is based on the Wondery podcast, and recounts the rivalry between Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel, breeding big cats for profit, and Carole Baskin, a cat enthusiast who wants to shut him down. Kate McKinnon will play Baskin in the show.
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.
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.
Peacock’s cycling programming will move from NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass” to the streamer this month. Peacock will feature live event coverage and on-demand replays of events, starting with live coverage of the 108th Tour de France beginning June 26.
Coachella 2022 will stream on YouTube, which returns as the official live stream partner, marking its 10th year delivering the festival to music fans around the world. Coachella Weekend 1 is April 15 -17, 2022. Coachella Weekend 2 is April 22 - 24, 2022.
“The L Word: Generation Q” streams its first episode on August 6 on Showtime for subscribers August 6. Based on the earlier drama series “The L Word,” season two follows the intermingled lives of Bette (Jennifer Beals), Shane (Katherine Moennig), Alice (Leisha Hailey), as well as a host of new characters.
- Telemundo Global Studios has licensed the exclusive rights to best-selling Spanish romance author Corín Tellado 4,000 titles. The unprecedented deal marks the first time a Spanish-language production studio has licensed the rights to a single author’s complete collection of works. Tellado stories are well-known for their strong female characters who take control of their lives. According to UNESCO, she is the most read Spanish writer after Miguel de Cervantes, selling over 400 million books.