Is Netflix losing its grip? Mere days after announcing their first major gamble by moving into original programming, their on demand service is taking two serious blows. Earlier this week, Showtime announced their upcoming deal would not include the rights to show their original programming like Dexter and Californication on the service and then Starz, one of Netflix’s longest partners, said that beginning with Camelot (above) they’ll begin implementing a 90 day delay before allowing their original content to show up on Watch Instantly. Plus, Starz will soon start doing the same thing with their movies.
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Here’s a quick blast of three trailers for upcoming TV shows. We’ve got the action and drama of Camelot, which looks a bit like Spartacus without quite so much blood and sex. Then MTV’s adaptation of the show Skins, replete with sex, drugs and something that might be rock and roll, but is probably just Sleigh Bells. Finally, there’s Fox’s Breaking In, a security services workplace comedy starring Christian Slater, Bret Harrison, and Odette Yustman. All three are after the break. Read More »
Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green will travel back to Camelot, the Starz series that re-tells the story of King Arthur. Fiennes is Merlin, while Green will be Morgana. Solid casting with both, though I’m not certain that I’ll ever be able to look at an Arthurian film or TV series without having to leap the hurdle of some of Excalibur‘s actors. Nicol Williamson and Helen Mirren are pretty difficult to top as Merlin and Morgana. In this Camelot Jamie Campbell Bower is Arthur, and Tamsin Egerton is Guinevere. [Reuters]
After the break, the great Amy Ryan goes back to HBO and Madonna’s possibly interesting new film finds its last major player. Read More »
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