What’s Going On In Streaming, Including ‘Big Shot’ and ‘Reservation Dogs’
Big Shot, the basketball dramedy, was picked up by Disney+ for a second season. Dean Lorey will return as showrunner on the series, which will resume production in 2022. “Big Shot” centers on Stamos’ Marvyn Korn, a disgraced NCAA basketball coach who is given a chance at redemption with a coaching position at an elite private high school for girls.
Here are additional deals and projects:
- Reservation Dogs has been greenlit for a second season. The show is streaming its first season under the “FX on Hulu” banner and is expected to return next year. The eight-episode first season debuted to critical acclaim. The season finale is slated for Sept. 20. Co-created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi (Oscar winner for Jojo Rabbit), Reservation Dogs follows four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma “who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California,” according to the streamer.
Hulu is a video streaming service that gives access to thousands of full seasons of exclusive series, hit movies, kids shows, and Hulu Originals like “Only Murders in the Building,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
It offers a good selection of current TV shows and its ad-supported tier is cheaper than both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You will be able to watch most shows from networks like ABC and Fox, and cable channels like FXX, FXM, HGTV, and more.
The service has a Limited Commercials plan for $7.99 a month, or you can upgrade to their No Ads plan for $14.99 a month. For $69.99 a month, you can get Hulu Live TV from major cable channels, live locals and regional sports networks.
Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and her production company Aluna Entertainment have signed a multi-year first-look film deal with Netflix. They will develop and produce feature films that focus on women’s experiences.
The Film Detective, the classic film restoration and streaming company, a division of Cinedigm, has acquired Los Angeles-based Holland Releasing’s motion picture library of over 100 classic films and television shows. The library includes rare archival film prints and negatives of Hollywood classics, such as Frank Capra’s Meet John Doe (1941), Made for Each Other (1939), and The Outlaw (1943). The Film Detective has released its classic movie app on the web, Android, iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV and is available live on Sling TV, STIRR, Plex, Local Now, Rakuten TV and DistroTV.
Jungle Cruise was released on Disney+ over the Labor Day weekend as a Premium VOD for $29.99. At present, it leads other PVOD titles at Vudu. Also, iTunes has it as No. 3, while GooglePlay has it at No. 5.
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.
Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales, will premiere Oct. 1 on Disney+. The just-released trailer features a first look at the three tales Darth Vader’s loyal servant Vaneé (Tony Hale) will spin: “The Lost Boy,” the story of how a young Ben Solo first meets Ren; “The Dueling Monstrosities,” which imagines how Darth Maul and General Grievous were reborn; and “The Wookiee’s Paw,” which posits Luke Skywalker getting his greatest wishes granted.
ESPN+ has a new ad campaign that asks sports fans to “Join the Evolution.” Seth Ader, vice president, brand marketing, ESPN, said: “Using imagery that highlights the evolution of sports and fandom, this campaign shows how ESPN+ is meeting fans where they are going — in this case, the forefront of the sports streaming experience.” The creative from the Preacher agency uses archival and modern footage to show how ESPN+’s exclusive features and original content bring sports to fans in real-time. ESPN+ reported 14.9 million subscribers as of July 3.
ESPN+ is a live TV streaming service that gives access to thousands of live sporting events, original shows like Peyton’s Place, the entire library of 30 for 30, E:60, The Last Dance, as well exclusive written analysis from top ESPN insiders.
The service can be subscribed for $9.99 / month per month or annually for $99.99 / year.
You will get a daily out-of-market game from MLB, and every out-of-market NHL with NHL Power Play (previously NHL.TV). For NFL Fans, they have an exclusive NFL game, and simulcast select Monday Football games.
The service has some of the most attractive soccer coverage including Bundesliga, LaLiga, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredevise and more.
College sports fans will be able to watch thousands of games and events including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf, and more.
For boxing and UFC fans, the service offers Top Rank boxing and will be the home of 15 exclusive UFC events.
ESPN+ now includes exclusive insights from analysts like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay (which used to be part of ESPN Insider), as well as premium Fantasy Tools & PickCenter.
What it does not include is most live sports that air on ESPN and ESPN2.
To get access to those channels you have to subscribe to a live TV streaming service. We suggest reading our guide on How to Watch ESPN without Cable.