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Disney+ already has 28.6M paid subscribers

The company said in its earnings release that Disney+ ended the fiscal first quarter with 26.5 million subscribers. On the ensuing call, CEO Bob Iger said the service has 28.6 million subscribers as of Monday, February 3. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/3bewqAu [photo: Disney+]

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Netflix Releases Altered Carbon Season 2 Teaser Trailer

The teaser begins with Mackie’s voice delivering an ominous monologue. “This is a ghost story,” he says. “Technology has conquered death. With endless future comes endless past. We are trailed by spectres. They cling to us like shadows. But if you chase after your ghosts, you just might become one.” – Charlie Ridgely, ComicBook.com » https://ift.tt/2GWcDZ0 [photo: Netflix]

‘Spinning Out’ Canceled After One Season at Netflix

The news comes just over a month after the show premiered on Jan 1. The 10-episode series follows Kat Baker (Kaya Scodelario), a talented, up-and-coming elite figure skater who’s ready to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. However, when she’s presented a second chance as a pair skater, she seizes the opportunity to continue her career and pairs up with talent pair skater and resident bad boy Justin (Evan Roderick). – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://trib.al/1XU99FG

New ‘Star Trek’ series ‘Section 31’ to start filming when ‘Discovery’ season 3 wraps

There’s no worry of canon at this point. We’re not even anywhere close to where canon has been. Everything that happened … in the past has actually planted seeds that have led to outcomes in the future. And getting to see that over the spectrum of this amazing time jump is really what’s fun about the season,” Kurtzman said. – Scott Snowden, Space.com » https://ift.tt/31xj7Hj

Disney Plus Debuts First Look at Marvel Shows During Super Bowl

“WandaVision,” also debuting in 2020, stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff and the Vision. The 1950s-inspired series sees the two superheroes attempting to live the simple life in the suburbs. But, like all things surrounding magic and powerful robot beings, the setting is entirely not what it seems. The footage features both characters jumping in and out of various timelines, even pausing to put Wanda in her classic Scarlet Witch ensemble. Other cast members include Kathryn Hahn and Marvel alums Randall Park and Kat Dennings. Matt Shakman is directing, while Jac Schaeffer serves as head writer. – Rebecca Rubin, Variety » https://trib.al/AZNUMsf [photo: Disney+]

HBO Max Has Already Cost AT&T $1.2 Billion

On top of its Max Originals, AT&T is stepping up the budget for HBO. The content budget will rise to $2.5 billion in 2020, up about $500 million from 2018 and 2019. It’s not clear whether management includes that number in its definition of incremental investments, but considering everything available on HBO will also be on HBO Max, and its plans to get all of its legacy HBO subscribers onto HBO Max, it very well should count. – Adam Levy, The Motley Fool » https://ift.tt/3bavSMn

Big Sundance Deal: Justin Simien’s ‘Bad Hair’ Near $8 Million + Worldwide Pact With Hulu; Theatrical Rollout Planned

The horror satire is set in 1989, and an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own. Tress terror ensues! – Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/37JK7pe

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