☀️NETFLIX orders Supernatural series with Stranger Things creators as EP's
BUZZFEED cuts 15% of staff, shuts down NEWS group / DIS settles with fired MARVEL exec / Maron joins UNI Holiday pic
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect here on LINKED-IN if ya like) and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on FRIDAY April 21, 2023.
Where let’s have our Friday morning coffee ☕️ in a location very familiar to Succession viewers this season, as it was one of the last locations to featuring a certain leading character ⚰️ (are we beyond spoilers here yet?? I mean come on).
Yes for just $29 Million, you too could own this 3-story penthouse on East 88th street in NYC and impress all of your poorer friends by saying “Yeah he totally stood right there bro!” while they retort “Fuck off!” and you all laugh while drinking wine that you all totally overpaid for as one guy takes his shirt off and flexes. Good times.
But gotta say - even Greg would know you can’t beat these fuckin’ views from the terrace.
PLUS: The DGA, uh, reminded members that the guild has a “no-strike” clause in their Studios deal - so even if the WGA goes on strike, the directors can/will not until June 30 at the earliest (when the current DGA deal expires).
AND: TRIBECA set their TV lineup for the festival this June 7-18, including the premiere of the new Soderbergh MAX series Full Circle, season premieres of STARZ’s Outlander and APPLE TV+’s Swagger, and premieres from AMAZON & BET+ as well.
OH: It’s time for FACEBOOK to finally buy you a beer 🍻 for the years of making money off of your ‘work’:
As part of META’s $725 Million class-action lawsuit settlement for sharing your data with 3rd parties without permission (👋 CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA) , you can go to facebookuserprivacysettlement.com to register for what likely will be a pretty small payout, if you used FB between 2007 and 2020.
ALSO: It’s Friday, so here’s a fun video & slideshow from the NY Times this morning that I found fascinating - parrots, which are inherently social animals, were introduced to video chatting with their fine feathered friends to surprising effects, researchers found. I’ll have the ZOOM stock bounce update on Monday.
Wakeup Box Office Poll results:
Not a lot of you taking the upside on Evil Dead Rises today:
41% are taking the middle ($18 Mil to $22 Mil)
32% are staying under $18 Mil
27% are going big at over $22 Mil. See you on Monday!
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
NETFLIX sets new supernatural series involving the Duffer Bros.
LeBron’s SPRINGHILL spins-out Naomi Osaka into a new company.
eONE gets a new bidder
APPLE sets Christmas date with Hannah Waddingham
WNBA sets a Friday night broadcast franchise, a look at the new things to Stream and see this weekend and more.