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A Quick Look at Upcoming Streaming Content Announced This Week, Including ‘iCarly’ and ‘Pearl’

Fern Siegel

iCarly has been renewed for a second season on Paramount+. The 13-episode revival picked up 10 years after events of the original Nickelodeon series ended, and found Carly Shay and her friends coping with life and love in their 20s. The revival has been a hit for the streamer. Original cast members Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress starred in the first season.

Here’s a look at other deals and upcoming projects:

  • Pearl, an animated series from Archewell Productions, the company founded by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, is being developed for Netflix. Created by Markle, the show “intertwines adventure, fantasy, and history as it tells the coming-of-age story of Pearl, a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by influential women in history,” she stated. Pearl follows Archewell’s first project for Netflix, Heart of Invictus.

Paramount Plus

Paramount+ is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 40,000+ TV show episodes from BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and more. The lineup includes “1883,” “Tulsa King,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and MTV’s “Laguna Beach.” From well-loved franchises to compelling originals, Paramount+ offers a great library worth streaming. Live NFL games are included. The service also offers the option to watch your live CBS affiliate.

Subscribers can choose between the Essentials Plan (which includes ads) for $4.99/month, or go commercial-free with the Premium Plan for $9.99/month. Subscribers can add Showtime to either plan for an additional fee.

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 lineup, 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.

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.

The service was previously called CBS All Access.

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  • Loki just announced that it is returning for a second season on Disney+, and marks the first Marvel Studios series to get the nod. Earlier shows, WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier both ended after one season. WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen will return in 2022 in the MCU’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” While Anthony Mackie from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is expected to move on to an as-yet-untitled fourth Captain America feature film.

  • Luxe Listings Sydney was renewed for a sophomore season by Amazon Prime Video. Several high-end realtors sell multimillion-dollar digs.

  • Kiefer Sutherland (Designated Survivor, The Survivor) will play 32nd president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Showtime’s upcoming historical anthology series The First Lady. Gillian Anderson (The X Files, The Crown) stars as former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder, The Suicide Squad) will play Michelle Obama. The First Lady reframes American leadership, as told through the women in the White House.


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.

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  • Dexter, Showtime’s favorite serial killer series, is set for a revival. Sources say Jennifer Carpenter (the real-life ex-wife of lead actor Michael C. Hall), who played Dexter Morgan’s sister Deb, is coming back. As avid fans of Dexter know, Deborah Morgan was killed in the 2013 finale.

  • Alien Invasion: Hudson Valley streams on discovery+ on August 15. It follows an in-depth investigation into an alien epicenter to help Hudson Valley, New York, residents find explanations for their strange, sometimes violent encounters. The region, just north of New York City, reported nearly 3,000 extraterrestrial encounters over the last decade.

  • Joey King (Kissing Booth) will produce and develop movies for Netflix via her production company, All The King’s Horses, in a first-look deal. The alliance was secured before The Kissing Booth 3 debuts on August 11. She is already executive producing the YA film Uglies for Netflix through her company.


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.

  • For Ball and Country will stream on Peacock on July 19. The docuseries follows some of the greatest men’s basketball players as they form an all-star team to represent their country. In addition to a look at the 2021 team’s training camp in Las Vegas, the series reveals highlights from the sport’s history.

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