Well, that was fast. Just one week after we learned LOST alum Carlton Cuse had in mind a Jack Ryan TV series based on Tom Clancy‘s enduring CIA hero, Amazon swoops in with a straight-to-series order. Will a TV prequel finally revitalize the character?
Amazon original series have been picking up steam over the last year or so, between Emmy and Golden Globe wins for Transparent, and more high-concept launches like The Man in the High Castle, so who’s ready for 2015? Even more talent populates the next crop of Amazon pilots to choose from, including Iron Man 3 director Shane Black, Sacha Baron Cohen, and a can’t-miss comedy from Tig Notaro, Louis C.K. and Diablo Cody.
A few weeks back, we’d heard rumblings that Hulu might finally take the plunge into an ad-free subscription tier, as many streaming outlets broaden their availability, and now the service has officially confirmed. That said, how much will it cost you to enjoy Hulu programming without having to break for any ads?
Following in the footsteps of streaming giants Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, Apple appears to finally be entering the world of original programming. Ever since Netflix took their Instant service a step further by developing their own original television shows, streaming competitors have been rushing to keep up, and in doing so they’ve increasingly pushed Netflix and their own businesses forward in ambition. Apple is the only mega-brand that hasn’t developed its own original content, but it looks like that might be about to change.
As Hannibal fans this weekend (and billions of others before them) can attest, too long has the antiquated Nielsen ratings system given an incomplete picture of a show’s viewership, swaying networks to and fro of cancellation. We may finally have some progress however, as Nielsen will begin taking into account streaming data from the likes of Hulu, Netflix and beyond.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Amazon has begun preliminary discussions toward adapting the series, without an official pilot order as of yet. It remains unclear if the TV take would look to incorporate cast members the likes of Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shalhoub and Justin Long, or more likely, reboot the franchise overall.
If you’ve shelled out for an Amazon Prime subscription, then you should probably make sure you’re taking full advantage of all it has to offer, like Amazon’s growing streaming library, filled with plenty of movie and TV options — you know, in case you’ve somehow run out of choices on Netflix. Read on for our guide to all the new releases hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video in September.
When last we heard from Amazon’s Woody Allen-scripted series, the revered (as well as reviled) filmmaker amusingly expressed his regret and reticence over the deal, noting that he’d never written for television before. Well, ol’ Woody appears to have made some progress, as Amazon execs claim the majority of scripts have been completed, with the series likely to bow in 2016.
Comedian Tig Notaro has been making plenty of headlines of late, and isn’t about to stop at a new HBO special or Netflix documentary. Instead, the revered cancer-surviving comedian will partner with Diablo Cody to star in and write a new Amazon comedy pilot, produced by Louis C.K.
The future of NBC's Hannibal has been cloudy of late, but its clear presence at Comic-Con 2015 should send a message on the show's The future of NBC’s Hannibal has been cloudy of late, but its clear presence at Comic-Con 2015 should send a message on the show’s enduring fandom. Bryan Fuller and co. took the stage to preview Hannibal’s delectable future, including its Season 4 fate and the upcoming Red Dragon saga, and we have your full report. enduring fandom. Bryan Fuller and co. took the stage to preview Hannibal's delectable future, including its Season 4 fate and the upcoming Red Dragon saga, and we have your full report.