glow season 2

By the time 2017 is over, close to 500 scripted television shows will be out there for the masses to consume. So it’s not too surprising that Netflix – a company which, early in its experimentation with original programming, often renewed its shows for multiple seasons – is starting to outwardly feel the strain of Peak TV.

Their latest casualty? The Naomi Watts series Gypsy, which has officially been canceled. But while Watts’ intimate therapist isn’t coming back to the streaming service after only one season, the gorgeous ladies of wrestling will be stepping back in the ring after their triumphant debut: Netflix has given the go-ahead for GLOW season 2. Read More »

Disney Franchise Timeline

Update 2: Reuters reports that Netflix is in active discussions with Disney to keep Marvel and Star Wars movies on the streaming service.

Update: Disney CEO Bob Iger explained in a press call after the announcement that while Disney’s own movies are definitely moving to the new service, the rights of the Star Wars and Marvel films are still being determined. Iger also confirmed that the current deal between Marvel and Netflix to produce and stream Defenders and its solo shows will continue. The shows, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist will stay on Netflix through at least 2019.

“It’s possible we will continue to license [Star Wars and Marvel movies] to a pay service like Netflix,” Iger said.

Our original story follows below.

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In a piece of news that manages to be simultaneously surprising and not surprising in the slightest, Disney has announced that it is pulling its library of movies from Netflix…and launching its own streaming service. No specific dates have been announced yet, but the new Disney-only service is apparently set to debut in 2019 when their current deal with Netflix is through.

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American Horror Story Hotel

FX is getting into the streaming game with Monday’s announcement of FX+, a joint venture with Comcast. FX+ will cost $5.99 and include the complete seasons of all FX original series. Today, FX CEO John Landgraf told the Television Critics Association that FX content will exist on both FX+ and on other services thanks to their current deals with streaming services Hulu, Netflix and Amazon.

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fx streaming service

You can stream on if you think that FX won’t get in on the cord-cutting fun.

The cable network responsible for such critically lauded fare like American Horror Story, Atlanta, Fargo, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Legion is launching an ad-free subscription service called FX+. There’s a catch however, the service is only available to those who have a Comcast Xfinity subscription and who are willing to shell out an additional $5.99 a month. You gotta really want those ad-free American Horror Story viewings.

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She's Gotta Have It TV show

Filmmaker Spike Lee kicked off his career with the 1986 movie She’s Gotta Have It, and now he’s giving his feature directorial debut an update for 2017. And you know what that means: it’s now a multi-episode Netflix series. Check out some first look at some photos from the new show below.
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American Vandal trailer

With Making a Murderer, Amanda Knox, and The Keepers, Netflix has fully embraced the true crime documentary format in a big way, and those projects generated significant buzz surrounding the streaming service.

At first glance, their new docu-series American Vandal looks like another project that fits alongside the aforementioned docs, but it wasn’t long before I realized this show – which, yes, centers on spray-painted penis drawings – is actually Netflix’s way of satirically mocking the very format it’s seemingly leaned into in the past few years.
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The Defenders Release Date

Summer is coming to a close soon enough, and Netflix will be doing their best to keep you tethered to your couch with a new wave of programming being added to their streaming library. An assembly of licensed movies and TV shows as well as plenty of Netflix originals will debut in August, and we’ve assembled a list of the best titles for you to check out.

Find out all the noteworthy TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in August 2017 down below. Read More »

Night of the Living Dead Prequel

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

Put your I HEART STREAMING shirts on, it’s time for another edition of Now Stream This, where I scour a plethora of streaming services in search of the perfect film for you to beam right into your living room. Did you know, according to a study I just made up, doctors recommend streaming at least 10 movies a week in order to live a long, happy life? Luckily, I have ten recommendations right here for you! You might say I just saved your life. You’re welcome. In this installment, we have something from the late, great George Romero; a paranoid thriller; an American classic; a highly influential documentary; the film that put Christopher Nolan on the map, and more! Let’s get streaming.

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10 Things I Hate About You - Movies Leaving Netflix

Summer is coming to an end, which means soon enough you’ll be spending more time inside the house on the couch. But while the warm weather while starts to fade away, don’t forget that some of those titles you’ve been waiting to watch on Netflix will be going away in August.

The list of titles leaving the streaming service next month has been unveiled, and we rundown the best movies and TV shows that you’ll want to watch sooner than later. Check out the full list of TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in August 2017 down below. Read More »

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The Defenders trailer

After years of laying groundwork, Marvel Television and Netflix are finally ready to bring their ground-level superheroes together in The Defenders, which arrives on the streaming service less than a month from now. Now they’ve released a new The Defenders trailer narrated by none other than Marvel’s legendary former editor Stan Lee, and it also gives a quick glimpse at a character who many wondered if we’d be seeing in this limited series at all.
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