Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
Update: Seinfeld will make its Hulu debut on June 24. The Verge notes Hulu will show the original full-length episodes, rather than the edited versions that air in syndication. Original story follows.
Seinfeld is coming to Hulu. The online video service has just secured the streaming VOD rights to all 180 episodes, which originally aired on NBC from 1989 to 1998. More details on the Seinfeld Hulu deal after the jump. Read More »
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Amazon is pulling in talent left and right. Spike Lee, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam, and perhaps one stranger signee than any other: Woody Allen. When he signed the deal to make a TV series for Amazon, Allen joked “I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas, and I’m not sure where to begin.” Or we thought that was a joke, an expression of the anxiety that is one of his hallmarks.
Maybe that wasn’t just a gag. In a new interview, Allen says he knows nothing about TV, that “I’ve never seen anything online at all — nothing,” and that he doesn’t even know what a streaming service is. Amazon was relentless in pursuing him, finally grinding Allen down to the point where he said yes. But “I have regretted every second since I said OK,” he explains. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Mindy Project will be back, and bigger than ever. Although Fox cancelled the comedy earlier this month, Hulu has now come to the rescue, scooping it up for a fourth season to consist of 26 episodes. Hit the jump for more on the Mindy Project Hulu move. Read More »
Amazon has made deals with two filmmakers whose work helped define rebellion against studio control and the American independent film movement. And today, Deadline wins the no-prize for burying the lede. In a wide-ranging piece about the film market landscape, specifically oriented around Cannes deals, the site mentions that Amazon has signed deals with Jim Jarmusch and Terry Gilliam, bringing the two filmmakers to the same label that already boasted Spike Lee and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Read More »
Hollywood has been digging through your childhood toybox again, and they’ve come up with one more property to adapt. Netflix announced this week that it is making a TV series out of Green Eggs and Ham, the Dr. Seuss classic about a guy who badgers another guy into trying some strange food. Get all the details on the Green Eggs and Ham Netflix series after the jump. Read More »
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Charlie Cox is Daredevil, Krysten Ritter is Jessica Jones and Mike Colter is Luke Cage. So far, those are the leads of the major Netflix Marvel shows. There’s still one major character to cast – Iron Fist – and probably many good, secondary characters too. Now we might know the actor who plays one of those roles.
Speaking to Howard Stern, Ryan Phillippe said he’s been talking to Marvel about appearing in one of their Netflix shows. Read the Ryan Phillippe Marvel news below. Read More »
One of the great mysteries of Netflix is how many people are watching. We know there are over 40 million domestic subscribers, but what those people are actually watching, and when, is something only the company itself knows. Netflix does not share ratings data. As streaming becomes more and more prominent, however, ratings are something many people are curious about. Now one company is offering up data on how many people are watching stuff on Netflix… with a major caveat.
A San Diego-based company called Luth Research has put together a large sample of test subjects (about 2,500) that allows them to gauge what and when people are watching on Netflix. Their research, however, only accounts for people who are watching directly on Netflix, meaning on your computer, phone or tablet. Anyone watching through another service – a gaming system, an internet-enabled TV, a Roku – is not counted.
So what were the results? Below, find out the rough first Netflix ratings for Daredevil, House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bloodline and more. Read More »
Daredevil has been streaming on Netflix for just about two weeks, and evidently is doing well enough to warrant continuation. Netflix just gave the green light to Daredevil season 2, with plans to air in 2016. But there’s a big change. Steven DeKnight is out as showrunner due to “previous commitments,” and Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez will jointly take on the showrunner role in his stead. Read More »
The highly anticipated third season of Orphan Black premieres in the US on IFC and BBC America at 9 p.m. Saturday April 18. Before that, if you haven’t seen the first two seasons, it’s easier than ever to see catch them all for free.
IFC will air a marathon of the first two seasons starting on Friday April 17 and Amazon will allow people to stream the first season for 24 hours starting at Friday, starting at 12:01 a.m. PT Friday. Read more about the Orphan Black free streaming options below. Read More »