A Quick Look at Upcoming Streaming Content Announced This Week, Including ‘iCarly’ and ‘Pearl’
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+ 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.
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.
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 an ad-free 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.
The Disney streaming service costs $7.99 / month, or $79.99 / year ($6.67 / month). You can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for just $13.99 a month (cheaper than Netflix).
The service includes 25+ new original series, 10+ original movies, 7,500 past episodes, 100 recent movies, and 400 library titles including the entire Disney Vault. You can stream original series like “The Mandalorian”, “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, “Loki”, and “Monsters at Work.”
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.
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 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.
- 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.