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What’s Coming to Streaming, Including ‘Sneakerella,’ ‘Life & Beth,’ ‘The Witcher’

Fern Siegel

The new pop/hip-hop musical “Sneakerella,” will premiere on May 13 on Disney+. This new musical film, set in the vibrant street-sneaker subculture of New York City, puts a contemporary twist on the “Cinderella” fairy tale. El (Chosen Jacobs), an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens, is a stock boy in a shoe store. Sparks fly after a chance encounter with Kira (Lexi Underwood), the daughter of sneaker royalty.

Check out the trailer for “Sneakerella”:

Upcoming shows and deals:

  • Hulu has renewed the Amy Schumer-starring “Life & Beth” series for a 10-episode second season. The show’s first season debuted on March 18. Schumer plays a woman who sounds like she’s living a great life — good job, good relationship — but a sudden incident forces her to question if she is living an authentic life. “A trip down memory lane is a strong source of trauma, comedy and moving forward,” according to the streamer. Michael Cera, Susannah Flood, and Laura Benanti co-star in the first season. Schumer writes, directs and, executive produces the series.
  • Bel Powley (“The Morning Show”), Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”), and Joe Cole (“Peaky Blinders”) will star in the eight-episode Disney+ series about the real-life Miep Gies. Gies helped hide Anne Frank and her family during WWII. Principal photography will begin this summer 2022 in Prague and Amsterdam. Gies (Powley), a 20-something secretary, was asked by her boss, Otto Frank (Schreiber), to hide his family from the Nazis. For two years, Miep, her husband Jan (Joe Cole), and several others watched over the eight people hiding in the secret annex. Gies found Anne’s diary when she was taken away and preserved it.

  • Blue Ant Media just launched the free, ad-supported streaming channel Homeful on The Roku Channel in the U.S. and Canada. Homeful focuses on home design, real estate, and renovations. The Roku Channel now carries all Blue Ant Media’s streamers, including Love Nature in the U.S. in both English and Spanish; HauntTV in the U.S. and Canada; TotalCrime in the U.S., and its sister channel CrimeTime, in Canada.

  • HGTV has greenlit six new series for its 2022-2023 programming slate. The categories included design and ancestry. The new series are “Revealed,” “Renovation 911,” “Luxe for Less,” “Fix My Frankenhouse,” “Saving the Manor,” and “Small Town Potential.” These series will all be streamed on discovery+.

  • Justin Bartha will reprise the character of Riley Poole from the “National Treasure” franchise in the upcoming Disney+ original series of the same name. This new series centers on Jess (Lisette Alexis), who embarks on an adventure to uncover the truth about her family’s mysterious past and save a lost Pan-American treasure.

  • STN Video announced a multi-year extension of its exclusive video content distribution agreement with Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball. In addition to U.S. and Canadian publishers, the renewal expands STN’s video distribution territory to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. STN will also have highlights and other video assets for all MiLB teams. This expanded renewal gives STN publishers exclusive digital access to MLB game highlights, interviews, top plays, and other MLB videos in both English and Spanish.

  • Netflix’sThe Witcher” has added new actors for season three. Robbie Amell (“Upload,” “The Flash”) will play Gallatin, Meng’er Zhang (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”) will portray Milva, Hug Skinner (“Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!”) has been cast as Prince Radovid, and Christelle Elwin (“Half Bad”) is playing Mistle.

  • Disney+

    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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  • Hulu

    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.

  • discovery+

    discovery+ is a video streaming service that offers more than 70,000 episodes of 2,500+ current and classic shows from several popular TV brands including Discovery, Investigation Discovery, HGTV, TLC, Food Network, A&E, Lifetime, and History.

    The service primarily focuses on non-fiction programming or “reality” TV shows.

    discovery+ is available with limited ads for $4.99 / month or ad-free for $6.99 / month.

  • Netflix

    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.


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