A Look at Upcoming Streaming Content, Including ‘Backyard Blowout’ and ‘Kin’
- 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 is a subscription video streaming service from NBCUniversal that includes original shows, blockbuster movies, and classic television series. Peacock is home to “Yellowstone,” and “The Office,” as well as original hits like “Poker Face” and “Bel-Air.” You can also watch live sports including Sunday Night Football, Premier League, and exclusive MLB games. Peacock is also the exclusive home to many WWE events like WrestleMania. Premium Plus subscribers can stream their local NBC feed in all 210 markets.
Peacock includes news, entertainment, sports, late-night, and reality from various NBCU properties including NBC, Bravo, and E!.
Peacock also includes the entire library of Bravo shows and has exclusives like “Below Deck: Down Under.” They also include live and on-demand access to Hallmark channels.
The company has acquired the rights to many classic shows like “Parks and Recreation,” and the entire Dick Wolf library including “Law & Order” and “Chicago Fire.”
The service also features 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 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 Yellowjackets, Billions, and American Gigolo. If you choose to bundle Showtime with Paramount+, you can get both services for $11.99/month.
With your subscription, you’ll also get access to their critically acclaimed catalog of previous shows like Shameless, Homeland, Ray Donovan, 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+ is a video streaming service with over 13,000 series and films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, The Muppets, and more. It is available in 61 countries and 21 languages. It is notable for its popular original series like “The Mandalorian,” “Ms. Marvel,” “Loki,” “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” and “Andor.”
Disney+ has two plans – one with ads and one without ads. Disney+ Basic with Ads costs $7.99 / month. If you don’t want ads, you can choose Disney+ Premium with No Ads which costs $10.99 / month.
The Premium plan also offers an annual option for $109.99 / year ($9.17/mo.).
If you want all of Disney streaming services, they have two options for The Disney Bundle. The Disney Bundle Basic includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ (with Ads) for $7.99 / month. The Disney Bundle Premium (without Ads) for $19.99 / month.
The app supports unlimited downloads (on their Premium Plans), four simultaneous streamers, up to 7 profiles, 4K streaming, and includes hundreds of avatars.
The service includes 25+ original series, 10+ original movies, 7,500 past episodes, 100 recent movies, and 400 library titles including the entire Disney Vault.
You can see the full list of available Disney, Disney Channel, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, Nat Geo shows and movies, or all available Disney+ 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.
Netflix is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 3,000+ movies, 2,000+ TV Shows, and Netflix Originals like Stranger Things, Squid Game, The Crown, Tiger King, and Bridgerton. They are constantly adding new shows and movies. Some of their Academy Award-winning exclusives include Roma, Marriage Story, Mank, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Netflix offers four plans — on 2 device in HD with their “Standard with Ads” ($6.99) plan, on 1 device in SD with their “Basic” ($9.99) plan, on 2 devices in HD with their “Standard” ($15.49) plan, and 4 devices in up to 4K on their “Premium” ($19.99) plan.
Netflix spends more money on content than any other streaming service meaning that you get more value for the monthly fee.