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WWE Star Big Show to Headline Netflix Family Comedy

The series will find Wight playing a version of himself. Netflix’s logline for the show reads, “When the teenage daughter of the Big Show, a retired world-famous WWE superstar, comes to live with him, his wife and two other daughters, he quickly becomes outnumbered and outsmarted. Despite being 7 feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, he is no longer the center of attention.” – Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/thM2Mz

‘On My Block’ Season 3 Starts Production As Cast Completes Contract Renegotiation

On My Block is a rare Netflix series with a cast whose members are actors of color, so the issue of equal pay is coming up in conversations. Additionally, On My Block, which depicts a group that has been underrepresented on TV, inner city youth, has been used by Netflix executives as an example of their commitment to diverse storytelling following the recent cancellation of One Day at a Time. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2Mt9Kmc

‘Circe’ Fantasy Drama From Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver Based On Novel Gets HBO Max Series Order

Written and executive produced by Jaffa and Silver, Circe is a modern take on the world of Greek mythology told from the powerful feminist perspective of the goddess Circe, who transforms from an awkward nymph to a formidable witch, able to challenge gods, titans and monsters alike. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2YcDmvq

How Netflix and Other Streaming Services Are Doubling Down on Anime

The reach of anime goes way beyond Japan and the U.S. Google Trends shows that anime is searched most in Japan, followed by the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, El Salvador, and Peru at two through five. The site OtakuPlayPh.com, a resource for Filipino otaku (the Japanese word for geek), lists over 70 anime or cosplay conventions in 2019 in the Philippines alone. And Saudi Arabia has held a few anime conventions since 2017, despite protestations by religious Saudis. – Maxwell Williams, Variety » https://ift.tt/2Y8Rwxw

Plex makes piracy just another streaming service

[Plex] started as a freeware hobby project in 2007 when developer Elan Feingold had a free weekend while his wife was out of town. In his words, he needed “something to keep [him] busy.” It so happened he’d also recently gotten into a “heated argument” with a friend about programming languages, and so he decided to try to port the Xbox Media Center to a Mac. A couple of software executives who had recently sold their company PostX to Cisco — Scott Olechowski and Cayce Ullman — got involved. Then, in 2009, the project became the commercial business that’s still around today, to carry out the mission Feingold laid out in a 2008 interview: to create “a free, *highly extensible* HD media *platform* for all.” – Bijan Stephen, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2LPaJ0K
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