Barack and Michelle Obama are working on Netflix treat to their fans with a new line-up of projects to be launched on the streaming platform. Higher Ground, the production company owned by Michelle and Barack Obama officially announced that they’re all set to complete a roster of movies and shows for Netflix and they’ll release them one after another shortly. Here’s a list,
- A movie with an adaptation of author Mohsin Hamid’s 2017’s Exit West
- Tenzing, a biopic about Tenzing Norgay, the sherpa who first surmounted Everest with Edmund Hillary
- Satellite from writer Ola Shokunbi
- Celestina, 29, on the day of her first wedding.
- Firekeeper’s Daughter, a YA thriller an 18-year-old Native girl she reluctantly goes undercover in a police investigation on her Ojibwe reservation
- Great National Parks, “a natural history docuseries that will explore some of the most wondrous national parks and wild spaces”
OMG, that indeed is a big line-up!
Netflix to Reboot ‘Heartbreak High’
Netflix officially announced the plans on reimagining the popular 1990s teen series ‘Heartbreak High’. Ultimately, the series will go through tweaks to match the modern teenage audience. The deal was made with Fremantle Australia by Netflix and finish the work by 2022.
The drama is planned to have 210 episodes and will be released as ‘Netflix Originals’ and streamed only on Netflix. Fremantle will co-produce with NewBe, a company that holds the rights to the series.
“The new Heartbreak High is for young people in Australia today to feel seen — showcasing their stories, senses of humour and aesthetics to the world, and reminding everyone that they are much, much cooler than us,” she added. “It’s also for the 90s kids, fans of the original series who remember what it’s like to feel understood by a TV show.”
Netflix To Release Resident Evil Series!
After months of developing and wide research for a creator, Netflix has bagged an 8 episode of the popular thriller drama ‘Resident Evil.’ Co-director of Supernatural Andrew Dabb will supervise the series on the online platform and produced by Constantin Film.
Further, Andrew is said to return to Resident Evil post completing the pending last season of CW’s popular series Supernatural which now is back to production after months of shutdown.
Speaking on this Andrew stated: “Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time” and “I’m incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first-ever Resident Evil series to Netflix members around the world. For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before.”
Andrew will be the screenwriter and executive producer with Constantin movie Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben and Mary Leah Sutton. In the beginning, 14 yr old siblings Jade and Billie Wesker are seen moving to New Raccoon City. Being a corporate place they are pushed to be there and the more they spend time the more they come to know that the town is unimaginable than they think and their dad has been hiding a lot of dark secrets, things that could make the end of the world.
The News was announced in a tweet by Netflix. It said, “We’re sorry to see Friends go to Warner’s streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in the US). Thanks for the memories, gang.”
The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye.
We’re sorry to see Friends go to Warner’s streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in The US). Thanks for the memories, gang ☕
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 9, 2019
The evergreen hit sitcom will make its move to WarnerMedia’s streaming service, HBO Max which is still in the works and would launch in Spring 2020. After that, you can catch up with all 236 episodes of Friends. How much will the subscription cost? well, we’re yet to know.
You can find Friends on Warner Media’s streaming offering HBO Max along with other cult hits like “Pretty Little Liars” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Introducing the next big thing: HBO Max, our upcoming streaming service featuring exclusive originals and the best-of-the-best from the WarnerMedia portfolio. Learn more: https://t.co/MHHIkV0ohz pic.twitter.com/N9jb9FifIW
— WarnerMedia (@WarnerMediaGrp) July 9, 2019
HBO will also come up with their original series, inking deals with producer Greg Berlanti and actress and producer Reese Witherspoon. Some shows that will feature in its inaugural streaming launch are—”Tokyo Vice,” starring Ansel Elgort; “The Flight Attendant,” starring Kaley Cuoco; and “Love Life,” starring Anna Kendrick apart from 10,000 hours of content.
Good News For 90’s Kids! Netflix To Stream Popular Series Moesha, Sister, Sister!
Yes, You Hear It Right! They Are Back!
Netflix has acquired the rights to premiere some of the popular black series of the ’90s and 2000s which has “Moesha, Sister, Sister, and The Parkers, and so on.” If you a 90’s kid then you might have the experience of rushing to your TV to watch these amazing sitcoms.
Those were days when there were very few black television series starring very few black heroines portraying characters that people battled with. If you missed the opportunity to watch these there were repeats in the early 2000s and it never failed to capture the audience.
Time to pop bottles🍾🍾
The following classic shows are coming to @Netflix (US)
Moesha – Aug 1
The Game S1-3 – Aug 15
Sister Sister – Sept 1
Girlfriends – Sept 11
The Parkers – Oct 1
Half & Half – Oct 15
One on One – Oct 15
To celebrate, here's a message from your faves: pic.twitter.com/zohNPEo0rz
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) July 29, 2020
Their promotions and posters for Sister, Sister was very much fresh as it kept displaying in Disney Channel.
What impacted the most was that these series spoke about issues that every individual battled within that particular age. Sister, Sister saw in secured and less confident twins who get into a lesser-known cheerleading group. They seem worried and low when their parents come to the rescue explaining that it does not matter what others think.
Yet another favorite was Moesha when she is seen getting a Saturn from her father in spite of wanting a Jeep. The overreaction of her reminds that even we should have done the same at some situation.
Netflix to Remove its Viewers Who are not Active
Speaking on Thursday the online streaming device stated that it will unsubscribe members who are not frequently watching for a year or more and if the reason is not valid or if they don’t get any response then they will be cut off from the subscription.
Netflix also said that it has sent notifications to subscribers who did not watch any of their favorites in the last year from the time they have been part of it. Further, they are also checking with the customers whether they want to remain with their membership.
In a statement, the firm said: “You know that sinking feeling when you realize you signed up for something but haven’t used it in ages? At Netflix, the last thing we want is people paying for something they’re not using.”
The unexpected process is now a witness to prove how loyal their subscribers are. Some of the firms are relieved to remove their association with their customers like bank accounts or credits.
The company also stated that the not so active users widely called ‘zombie accounts’ will be just a handful of users or even less than 1% out of its entire users. With 182 million subscribers as of March 31st stated that it will easy for people who want to rejoin the online streamer.
Members who are wishing to make a comeback within 10 months will have their wish list, profile, their viewing options, and their account information as such.
Further, the Director of Product Innovation, Netflix said that: “In the meantime, we hope this new approach saves people some hard-earned cash.”
Yes, Netflix and chill minus the thrill (well, to some extent).
In an industry pioneered by the likes of Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu, content creators have been increasingly investing in their own streaming platforms.
So does WarnerMedia, who is reportedly in talks to exit from Netflix this Spring. The show’s licenses to Netflix will likely end, leaving Netflix in a fix and its viewers in a frenzy.
Where would those shows end up? Well, seems like the folks in Warner Media are coming up with their own streaming platform, and they’ve revealed their intention to keep all of their TV shows for themselves, bundled in their own streaming ‘closet’.
So make sure you hardcore fans reading this are ready to shed a few more dollars to catch up with Arrow, The Flash, Riverdale, Supergirl. Warner Media is coming in to carve its own stream of shows at the expense of your pocket.
This is not the first time a media giant ditched major streaming services like Netflix though. The Walt Disney Company is planning on rolling out Disney+ later this year while Warner Brothers’ subsidiary DC Entertainment rolled out DC Universe last year, featuring shows like Doom Patrol and Titans.
Would you prefer having separate subscriptions for Netflix, Warner, Disney+? Or what are the streaming services you’d stick to? React below!