Posted Fri Aug 31, 2018 at 09:05 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
A launch date for DC Universe and a trailer for Sean Penn's new Hulu series are among this week's crop of streaming news.
New previews and info for several upcoming streaming services, shows, and films have been revealed.
First up, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced a launch date for their upcoming DC Universe digital entertainment service. The platform will go live on September 15, 2018 to coincide with Batman Day.
In addition, an October 12 premiere date has been revealed for Titans, the upcoming live action series based on the Teen Titans comic book. Following the premiere, new episodes will be released on the service weekly. Likewise, the first two seasons of the animated show Young Justice will be available on launch day in anticipation of the 2019 debut of Young Justice: Outsiders.
And beyond those series, DC Universe will also feature several other exclusive original shows based on DC Comics characters, including a live-action series based on the Doom Patrol comic, a live-action show based on the Swamp Thing character, and a new animated Harley Quinn show. In addition, the platform will be home to classic TV series and films, a curated selection of digital comic books, breaking news, a DC-centric encyclopedia, and access to exclusive merchandise. A DC Daily series with news and commentary from a variety of hosts has been announced as well. The initial lineup of co-hosts is set to include John Barrowman, Samm Levine, Harley Quinn Smith, and more.
DC Universe will be available for $8 per month or $75 annually in the US on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, web, and mobile web devices.
Meanwhile, Hulu, Netflix, CBS All Access, Crackle, and Amazon Prime Video have released new trailers for some of their upcoming programs and movies. Here's a full rundown of titles scheduled to arrive on each service:
The First (Hulu, September 14) - Sean Penn leads an ensemble cast in this near-future drama about a crew of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars. Under the direction of visionary aerospace magnate Laz Ingram (Natascha McElhone), the crew contends with peril and personal sacrifice as they undertake the greatest pioneering feat in human history.
Daniel Sloss: Live Shows (Netflix, September 11) - Two specials. One dark soul. The dark mind of Daniel Sloss is back, and he’s ready to find the funny in some very taboo topics, from the deeply personal to the highly irreverent.
Boca Juniors Confidencial (Netflix, September 14) - It’s time to get to know the mystic from within. In 2018, a new Netflix documentary series will take you to Boca Juniors behind the scenes. Players, fans and staff of soccer powerhouse Boca Juniors provide an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Argentina's legendary club.
Big Mouth: Season 2 (Netflix, October 5) - A half-hour edgy adult animated comedy from real-life best friends Nick Kroll (Kroll Show, The League) and Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy) about the glorious nightmare that is teenaged puberty. Comedian John Mulaney (John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, Saturday Night Live) lends his voice to the character of Andrew, while Kroll (who serves as co-creator, executive producer) voices many including best friend Nick. Maya Rudolph (Maya & Marty, Bridesmaids), Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Lady Dynamite), Jordan Peele (Keanu, Key and Peele), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Documentary Now!), Jenny Slate (Girls, Lady Dynamite) and Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer) are among those who lend their voice to the series. Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg and screenwriter-directors Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett are all creators and executive producers on the series.
Dogs of Berlin (Netflix, December 7) - Tells the story of two contrasting Berlin police detectives who become a team against their will – and are forced into a territorial battle with the Berlin underworld that confronts them with their own human weaknesses and criminal activities – and into a final decision on which side of the law they’re actually on.
Tell Me A Story (CBS All Access, October 31) - Takes the world's most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves "The Three Little Pigs," "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Hansel and Gretel" into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder. The cast includes Billy Magnussen, Kim Cattrall, Danielle Campbell, Paul Wesley, James Wolk and Dania Ramirez.
Snatch: Season Two (Crackle, September 13) - The cult classic movie Snatch is now a high-stakes, high-octane Sony Crackle Original series. Get in on the heists, gangster action and rapid-fire dialogue that earned the original movie a shite-load of fans. Starring Rupert Grint (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Luke Pasqualino (Battlestar Gallactica: Blood & Chrome), Lucien Laviscount (The Bye Bye Man), Marc Warren (Wanted, Hustle), Stephanie Leonidas (American Gothic), Phoebe Dynevor (Waterloo Road), Juliet Aubrey (The Infiltrator, The Constant Gardener), Tamer Hassan (Layer Cake, Kick-Ass), Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible III, Taken 3) and Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl).
Finally, Amazon has released a sizzle reel for its September slate of Prime Video releases, including classic movies like Ghostbusters and Jerry Maguire, Original series like Forever, the kids’ series Pete the Cat, and the Prime Original special King Lear starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. Likewise, NFL Thursday Night Football is set for kick off on September 27.
- A current Netflix subscription starts at $11 per month for HD streaming and $14 per month for Ultra HD streaming.
- A current Hulu subscription starts at $8 per month with commercials. In addition, ad-free playback is available for $12 per month.
- A current CBS All Access subscription costs $5.99 per month with reduced commercials or $9.99 per month for a commercial-free plan.
- A current Amazon Prime subscription costs $119 per year or $13 per month. Likewise, Prime Instant Video is available as a standalone service for $9 per month.
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