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‘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]

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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

Amazon grabs a piece of the Yankees network in a $3.47 billion deal

Disney sold its stake in the YES Network to an investor group that includes the Yankees, Amazon and Sinclair Broadcasting. The group announced today that it was acquiring the 80 percent stake in the YES Network previously held by Disney in a $3.47 billion deal. In the press release, the group said the sale would mark the beginning of a new “strategic partnership” between the three companies.Amrita Khalid, Engadget » https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/29/amazon-grabs-a-piece-of-the-yankees-network-in-a-3-47-billion-d/ [photo:YES Network/Facebook]

EXCLUSIVE: William Jackson Harper To Recur On Amazon Series ‘The Underground Railroad’

The story centers on young Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2KW6Js8

Chris Pine Attached to Amazon Film Pitch About Nixon Lawyer John Dean

Amazon Studios acquired the pitch and is developing the project about the former White House counsel that served as a central figure in the Watergate scandal. Dean, who served as Nixon’s counsel from 1970 to 1973, is known for helping orchestrate the attempted cover-up of Watergate, but later became a witness for the prosecution. – Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/FMk8zS

Comedian Jim Gaffigan Rakes In $30 Million By Ditching Netflix And Betting On Himself

Gaffigan will star in the first original stand-up special on Amazon, which is going after the streaming giant with a push into comedy. Quality Time goes live today, and it can be shopped on the open streaming market when its exclusive run with Amazon Prime Video is up in two years. And that market is only expanding. – Ariel Shapiro, Forbes » https://ift.tt/2YZsqSh

Amazon Prime Video Experiencing Worldwide Outages

Some users report the trouble lines are saturated, and that customer service has said it may be several hours before the issue is fixed. No cause for the outage has been revealed. Amazon has acknowledged the problem on its website, writing “We are currently experiencing technical difficulties. Please return later for more information about Prime.” – Bruce Haring, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2Z0zEAw

‘Wheel of Time’ Series at Amazon Rounds Out Main Cast

Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, “The Wheel of Time” is set in a high fantasy world where magic exists, but only certain women are allowed to access it. The story follows Moiraine (Pike) as she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn (Stradowski), a powerful individual who will either save humanity or destroy it. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://trib.al/VTSHuA0
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