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Netflix To Add 21 Animated Films From Japan’s Legendary Studio Ghibli

Netflix will be adding 21 feature films from famed Japanese art house Studio Ghibli beginning February 1. Among the titles that will be available outside the U.S., Canada and Japan are My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Arrietty, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea and When Marnie Was There. The deal was made with Studio Ghibli’s distribution partner Wild Bunch International, as part of Netflix’s efforts to grow its animated library. – Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RNMy3s [photo: Netflix]

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Hulu Orders Comedy Series Starring Steve Martin and Martin Short

Described as a series about “three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one,” it is co-created by Martin and John Hoffman (“Grace & Frankie”), who will serve as executive producers alongside “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman. The project hails from 20th Century Fox Television. – LaToya Ferguson, IndieWire » https://ift.tt/2RrcYaN

Peacock Sets July Launch Date: NBCUniversal Streaming Service Will Offer Free Tier, Ad-Free Subscriptions

It was also revealed that the service will offer a free, ad-supported tier, as well as options for ad-free service. Peacock Free and Peacock Premium (the latter of which costs $4.99 a month for non-bundled Comcast and Cox subscribers) both will come with ads, but premium customers can upgrade to an ad-free experience for an additional $5 per month. (Any customer can also purchase the ad-free experience directly for $9.99 per month.) – Ryan Schwartz, TVLine » https://ift.tt/2FYzySY

Ava DuVernay’s Array Picks Up Black Cinema Docuseries for Netflix (Exclusive)

Array, the film collective founded in 2010 by Ava DuVernay, has acquired its first series with They’ve Gotta Have Us. The show, which will chronicle art, activism and race in black cinema through in-depth interviews with some of Hollywood’s most iconic voices, will premiere Feb. 5 on Netflix. – Kristen Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2R0Fnpl [photo: Netflix]

‘Punky Brewster’ Sequel Series Ordered at Peacock

The new “Punky Brewster” will see the return of original series star Soleil Moon Frye as well as Cherie Johnson. In the new version, Punky (Frye) is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets Izzy (Quinn Copeland), a young girl in the foster system who reminds Punky a lot of her younger self. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://ift.tt/2FX4in6

‘Mindhunter’ Future In Limbo As Netflix Series’ Cast Is Released & Season 3 Renewal Is Put On Indefinite Hold

It is unclear whether there a third season of Mindhunter is feasible. According to sources, the cast have loved working with Fincher and most if not all would be willing to come back for another season of but they may be tied to another series. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2TqsLJC [photo: Netflix]

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