☀️AMAZON orders Butch & Sundance series via the Russo Bros
BLADE RUNNER also gets AMAZON series / AMAZON NFL review / STAR WARS removed from DIS release slate
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on FRIDAY September 16, 2022.
Where if you streamed“Thursday Night Football” through an Alexa-enable AMAZON FIRE device last night, you could have asked her for stats about the game while you’re watching (“How many passing yards does Mahomes have?” etc) #synergy.
Although I forgot I asked ALEXA to double my bet on the Chargers at halftime… so waking up to hearing “Where’s my money b*tch?” this morning was not a pleasant experience. Knew I shouldn’t have sync’d my FANDUEL account…
BUT SERIOUSLY: Shout out to the AMAZON team 👏 - I had a seamless experience with the game, so great to have Al Michaels in the booth🎙, and the Ad experience was better than Network TV #sameAdsEveryBreak.
It’s also probably the best promotional platform AMAZON has ever had for their products (and they got em all in there… AUDIBLE, RING, LOTR, AMAZON FIRE, and more). Oh and it was a great game! Tho sorry LA (27-24 Chiefs).
Now… we see what NIELSEN says. Ya’ll voted 2:1 that the audience will be under 14 Million for the record.
ALSO: SNL named the 4 new featured players this year: Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker. Way to ruin the M theme we had goin’ Devon.
AND IN CELEB NEWS:
Michelle Branch and THE BLACK KEYS’ Dan Carney have put their divorce on hold for 6 months while they attend counseling.
PLUS: “The Woman King” is at 94% on ROTTEN TOMATOES going into theaters today… tracking has it at $12 Million (SONY number) to about $15 Million (industry number). So let’s split the difference and keep our 14 motif going:
AND ME 🙋♂️: Sonny Bunch at The Bulwark was kind enough to invite me on “The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood” podcast talking about how D23 baffles us both, ESPN & the NFL, Timothee Chalmet & Florence Pugh’s wise career choices and more… all in a tight 35 mins.
IN THIS EDITION:
Paul Greengrass writing / directing Stephen King movie
TIKTOK rips off BE REAL. how novel.
AMAZON sets “Blade Runner” series
NETFLIX marketing exec sets up own shingle
STAR WARS now won’t return to theaters until at least 2024 at the earliest
Jennifer Lawrence, David Harbour get co-stars in their respective SONY pics, plus the new things to stream this weekend and more.
PLUS: A new Ankler Hot Seat pod will be up today, with Tatiana sharing on-the-ground insights on the surprisingly press-restrictive atmosphere at TIFF this year.