☀️McMahon setting return to WWE with eyes to sell
A look inside new ROKU growth #s / AMC cuts already-ordered series / Nicole Kidman joins PAR+ series
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect here on LINKED IN if ya like) and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on FRIDAY January 6, 2023.
Where let’s have our first Friday Morning Coffee ☕️ of 2023 with the sunrise at Kenya Barris’ house in honor of his Jonah Hill NETFLIX movie trailer dropping yesterday (link down in the Trailer House section below).
For just $8.2 Million you too could have lived in a house that NETFLIX built (or at least paid for), although hopefully the new owners have some money left over for gas since it’s in Encino. It’s also #AsSeenOn his NETFLIX series “#BlackAF”… or at least the recreation of it on a soundstage elsewhere was.
As for Kenya, hopefully he’ll get by with his… 3 other houses in the Valley.
ALSO: “Ohio State Murders” starring Audra McDonald will close on BROADWAY Thu Jan 15.
BUT: It’s Friday and thankfully there’s some positive news as BUFFALO BILLS player Damar Hamlin is awake and communicating via writing, and his “neurological condition and function is intact,” asking “Did we win?” about the game on Monday.
AND: Said BILLS vs. BENGALS game is now officially canceled. All 32 teams are meeting today to vote on how to handle - essentially home field advantage is mostly what’s thrown into array, so recommended options are:
Hold the AFC Championship game at a neutral stadium
The use of a coin toss to determine the location of a Wild Card game next weekend, depending on the result of the BENGALS’ game this weekend.
PLUS: Who’s got next on SNL:
Wakeup BOX OFFICE Poll: Just a housekeeping note on this as a few of you have metioned this to me over time - I have no idea who votes, or who someone voted for in any polls. Only data I get are the total percentages.
“M3gan” is tracking at around $20 Million… whatcha got for opening weekend 2023?
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
ROKU hits 70 Million active accounts - a look at how the Q4 and overall 2022 numbers stack up vs. previous years
Vince McMahon is returning to the WWE… despite the Board saying it’d be bad for shareholders
Jake Gyllenhaal gets a co-star at APPLE, and Taylor Sheridan and Nicole Kidman team up at PAR+
AMC NETWORKS joins the “un-ordering” of already-shot series austerity train
The weekend preview of everything new to stream and watch, plus a solid day for some great new trailers to check out.
And remember today is of course the 2nd anniversary of the 1/6 attack on our country’s Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump, that injured about 150 police officers, and resulted in 5 of them dying.