Dropping Knowledge with some of the unique stories of April 7:
‘Will & Grace’ Revival Lands Additional-Episode Order From NBC
Variety reported that NBC has ordered two additional episodes of it’s revival of “Will & Grace.” NBC announced in Jan. that it was reuniting the cast and creators of the original sitcom for a 10-episode run. The revival comes after the cast reunited to shoot a surprise 10-minute episode related to the presidential election in 2016.
New Trailer for Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’
All Eyez on Me opens on June 16th. The date coincides with what would have been Tupac’s 46th birthday.
“Marvel’s New Warriors” ordered Direct to Series from Freeform
Following the pick-up of Cloak and Dagger, Freeform announced its newest direct to series order, Marvel’s New Warriors. New Warriors will be the networks’s first 30-minute live-action comedy. New Warriors, is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, traditionally consisting of teenage and young adult heroes.
The 30-minute live-action comedy will feature Marvel fan-favorite “Squirrel Girl” (aka Doreen Green). She has the powers of a squirrel: she’s acrobatic, can fight and talk to other squirrels.
Amazon Wants Their Movies Released Theatrically
Amazon Studios wants to start producing 15 movies a year with “top filmmakers” & and for them to be shown in theaters. Amazon’s head of global content, Roy Price stated, “I think customers appreciate the opportunity to see films in a cinema where you get a full theatrical experience. We want to create that opportunity for customers. Once the movie comes on the service having been in theaters, I think there is a perception that it’s a legit movie: It was reviewed, and it was in a theater.”
This is a stark difference from Netflix which doesn’t release their original films in theaters, but rather directly on their streaming service.
Activision Blizzard Studios Plans to Expand ‘Call of Duty’ Into Movies & TV Shows
Activision Blizzard Studios looks to take cues from Marvel by developing the Call of Duty Franchise into a Cinematic Universe.Activision Blizzard Studios co-presidents Stacey Sher and Nick Van Dyk discussed with The Guardian, plans to expand Call of Duty into films and the small screen. They mentioned that “long term plans are in place for Call of Duty movies that would span several years, each bringing a different part of the Call of Duty video game franchise to the big screen.” They are hoping to expand the Call of Duty franchise to the small screen as well, “TV shows would focus on different kinds of war and conflicts.”