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Amazon Viola Davis-Allison Janney Sundance Kid Pic ‘Troop Zero’ Heading To Prime Streaming Service

Amazon opted to release its Scott Z. Burns directed Adam Driver feature The Report, which they picked up at Sundance for an estimated $14M, via their truncated theatrical-streaming model with the pic opening this Friday and streaming on Nov. 29. Likewise, the Felicity Jones-Eddie Redmayne period air-balloon meteorologist movie, The Aeronauts, which made its world premiere at Telluride, is hitting theaters on Dec. 6 followed by a Prime streaming release on Dec. 20. – Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RJ3n2t

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Amazon Orders Two Seasons of Critical Role’s Animated ‘Legend of Vox Machina’ Series

Following the Kickstarter campaign, CR had planned to produce 10 episodes of “Vox Machina.” Under the agreement with Amazon, Prime Video ordered an additional 14 episodes, for a total of 24 episodes across two seasons. (Currently, there’s no premiere date set for season 1 of the series but it’s targeted for late 2020.) In addition, Amazon Studios inked a first-look deal with Critical Role to develop new series to premiere exclusively on Prime Video worldwide. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/7NiVU5I

Twitch “Watch Parties” Let Users Stream Movies to Their Viewers

Now, Twitch has organized events for viewers to binge flicks like Star Wars or Disney movies together in the past, but they were exclusively hosted through the company’s official channel, Twitch Presents. According to these invitations, streamers will be able to host selections from Amazon Prime Video’s library directly on their channels so they can watch and chat with their viewers. – Alyse Stanley, Gizmodo » http://gizmo.do/YpGsl9K

‘Carnival Row’: Erik Oleson Steps In As Showrunner For Marc Guggenheim, Travis Beacham Exits Amazon Series

Erik Oleson (Netflix’s Daredevil) has come on board as executive producer and new showrunner. He will succeed at the helm Season 1 showrunner Marc Guggenheim, who has been busy spearheading and executive producing the upcoming big Arrowverse crossover event on the CW. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2phBAbq [photo: Amazon]

YouTube TV Joins Amazon Fire Device Lineup

YouTube TV subscribers can now watch over 70 live channels on their Fire TV Stick (second generation), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and all Toshiba, Insignia, Element and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs. The app will also work on all previous generation Fire TV devices except the first-gen Fire TV stick and Fire TV models. – Chris Morris, Fortune » https://bit.ly/2nZWdbv

‘Modern Love’: Tina Fey, Dev Patel, Cristin Milioti & Anne Hathaway Deal With Love In New Amazon Trailer

The SVOD service is launching [Modern Love], from John Carney, on October 18. It previously released a trailer for the show, which is based on the popular New York Times column of the same name, without any dialogue and now you can hear how the likes of Tina Fey, Dev Patel, Cristin Milioti and Anne Hathaway deal with love. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2LQuZfZ [photo:Amazon]

Amazon’s ‘The Aeronauts’ premieres in Toronto amid concerns about streaming services

The Aeronauts” will have a mere two-week run in theaters starting Dec. 6, before launching on Amazon Prime Video, a shift from an earlier plan to debut the film exclusively in IMAX Corporation theaters for a week before a Nov. 1 theatrical release. – Nichola Saminather & Howard Goller, Reuters via KFGO 790 AM » https://ift.tt/2HRMjjh

‘The Boys’: ‘Timeless’ Alums Goran Visnjic & Claudia Doumit To Recur On Season 2 Of Amazon Series

Visnjic will portray Alistair Adana, the charismatic and shadowy leader of a mysterious church. Doumit will play Victoria Neuman, a young wunderkind congresswoman. Additionally, Malcolm Barrett will be returning as Seth Reed, a Vought Marketing executive,m who in a season 1 moment revealed he had his own very personal run in with a Supe. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2ZPYlQH

World of Warcraft Classic has 1 million Twitch viewers minutes after launch — and long log-in queues

On Twitch, over 1 million people are watching streamers who are playing World of Warcraft. The next most popular game is Grand Theft Auto V at around 150,000 viewers. And if you’re trying to log into World of Warcraft Classic right now, you’ll be put in a queue that could last for hours depending on which server you joined. For fans of the game back in its early days, this really is a nostalgic experience. – Mike Minotti, VentureBeat » https://ift.tt/30CZPi6
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