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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 new ad-free video streaming service which offers exclusive series and films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Disney unveiled that their streaming service will debut in Singapore on February 23rd, 2021.

    The Disney streaming service will cost SGD 11.98 / month, or SGD 119.98 / year (SGD 10.00 / month).

    The app supports 4K streaming, unlimited downloads, 4 simultaneous streams, up to 7 profiles, with hundreds of avatars for your personal profile.

    The service includes original series and movies, 7,500 past episodes, 100 recent movies, and 400 library titles including the entire Disney Vault. New releases like “Mulan”, “Soul”, “Aladdin” and classics like “The Little Mermaid” and “Cinderella” will be available to stream.

    You will also be able to watch original series like “The Mandalorian”, “Falcon and the Winter Solider”, “WandaVision”, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “The World According To Jeff Goldblum,” “Lady and the Tramp,” and “The Imagineering Story.”

    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.

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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 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, NBC, Fox, and cable channels like Bravo, USA Network, FXX, FXM, HGTV, and more.

    The service has a Limited Commercials plan for $6.99 a month, or you can upgrade to their No Ads plan for $12.99 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 55,000 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, Mindhunter, Queer Eye, and Russian Doll. They are constantly adding new shows and movies — and have even begun creating original films like The Irishman (Robert De Niro, Al Pacino) and Dolemite is My Name (Eddie Murphy).

    Netflix offers three plans — on 1 device in SD with their “Basic” (SGD 11.98) plan, on 2 devices in HD with their “Standard” (SGD 15.98) plan, and 4 devices in up to 4K on their “Premium” (SGD 19.98) 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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