amazon freevyThe ad-funded streaming service, has unveiled a raft of renewals, unwritten orders and developments following its rebrand from IMDb TV.
The company unveiled the new name of the service in early April, and it went live at the end of the month. It unveiled the news at its Newfronts advertising event in New York.
Bosch: Legacy, The spinoff of the long-running Amazon crime series has been renewed ahead of its premiere with Lauren Anderson, who co-heads content and programming with Ryan Pirozzi, teasing possible plans for even more series BOSCH Universe. It has also renewed a documentary produced by LeBron James-exec. Top Category: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazer For the third and fourth seasons.
In addition to a short-term film deal with Disney, streamers placed series orders in unscripted formats America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation And Play-Doh Squished, Series hosted by Sarah Hyland that originally launched as a holiday special, YA drama beyond black beauty And a Post Malone music documentary. It is also developing a remake of the BBC series. Number 9 inside.
“Business Has Grown” [over the last 12 months], Anderson told Deadline. “When we were thinking about where we were last year versus where we are now, on the core side, we were talking about a lot of growth really and we had primarily acquisitions. Now we show going in, whether it’s sprung up Greg Garcia or . with High School From plan B. We’ve tripled our monthly active users in the period we’ve been overseeing the business and it’s really satisfying to see customers responding so positively to both our original content and our licensed content.
Pirozzi said the pace around ad-supported streaming, which is now in the view of rivals such as Netflix and Disney, has been “fast.” “Free is a great price point,” he said. “Lauren and I and our team are working to really elevate this kind of stuff in front of a paywall.”
Bosch: Legacy Launches May 6 on Amazon Freevy, but the Titus Welliver-starrer drama series has been handed a second season ahead of its premiere. The series follows Welliver as retired homicide detective turned private investigator Harry Bosch, as he begins the next chapter of his career. Attorney Honey “Money” Chandler (Mimi Rogers) struggles to maintain her faith in the justice system after surviving an assassination attempt, and Maddie Bosch (Madison Lintz) trying to be a rookie patrol cop on the streets of Los Angeles. Explores possibilities and challenges.
BOSCH Amazon’s Prime Video service ran for seven seasons, and Pirozzi said one of his challenges was figuring out how to make season one of spinoffs instead of season eight. BOSCH, “We’re excited about where we’re creative,” he said.
The spinoff is produced by Fable Entertainment and features execs produced by Michael Connelly, Eric Overmeyer, Tom Bernardo, Henrik Bastin, Peter Jan Brugge and Titus Welliver.
“It’s about doubling the franchise that works for a long time,” Anderson said. She said that the original’s “strong and loyal” audience convinced it to order a second season before its premiere.
He said he was thrilled with how prolific Connelly was and that he Bosch: Legacy Could be one of many spinoffs. “We are thoroughly exploring other partnerships with Michael Connelly as to who will and why not and so we are thrilled that we have BOSCH And hopefully a lot more to do with Michael in the future,” she said.
Amazon Freevy has renewed Top Category: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazer Ordered more new series for two more seasons America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation as well as a full chain order Play-Doh Squished.
America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation There’s a new unscripted competition series that will see contestants working inside an ATK studio kitchen, going through intense culinary and media challenges in the job interview of a lifetime. Last Cook Standing will get a starring role on ATK. The series is executive produced by David Nussbaum, Jack Bishop, David Loner and Mark Itskin.
The order marks the first move of the service into the cooking space. “Fans of the cooking competition show are going to love this,” he said.
Play-Doh Squished, Which was launched as a holiday special in December, returns as a full series. Sarah Hyland produces and operates the series, which comes from eOne and Amazon Studios. It involves three teams of four family members and/or friends competing in a series of physical and creative challenges.
Allison Berkeley and Brianna Vowells serve as showrunners and executive producers while Tara Long and Will Erb execute for eOne
Top Category: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazer Launched in February 2021 after a new mecca of high school athletics just outside Los Angeles. The series has now been picked up for seasons three and four. Season three will follow the trailblazers as they did it all to reclaim their spot as the ’22 CIF-champions. Amari Bailey, Shai Odom, Bronie James, and Dylan Meteor return as new additions to the roster, along with Kizani Wright, Isaiah Elohim, and Mike Price. This execution comes from creators LeBron James and Maverick Carter through their seamless brand. Jamal Henderson, Devin Johnson, and Philip Byrne also produce with showrunner/director Brendan Carter and co-EP Camille Maracchi.
Finally, tattooed pop star Post Malone is getting his music doctor in service. Post Malone: The Fugitive Will tell the story of his first arena tour in 2019. The Doctor, which is Frevi’s second original film, includes exclusive backstage access, live performances and interviews. It comes from Pulse Films and Federal Films. It was created by Hector Dockrill, written and produced by Sam Bridger and Casey Engelhard and executive produced by Dre London, Austin Rosen and Bobby Greenleaf.
beyond black beauty
Freevy has ordered a play inspired by the novel Black Beauty. The coming-of-age YA series follows Jolie Dumont, an equestrian with Olympic aspirations, whose journey comes to an abrupt halt when her mother, Janelle, takes her from her posh Belgian life to Janelle’s childhood home in Baltimore. Jolie struggles to find roots, but as she bonds with an equally spirited horse named Black Beauty, she learns to embrace the family farm, where black cowboys have been ingrained in their DNA for more than a century. Has happened.
The series comes from Amazon Studios, Sinking Ship Entertainment and Leaf Films and is produced by Pilar Golden, Leaf and Agnes Bristow, JJ Johnson and Carla de Jong.
Inside no. 9
An American remake of the BBC anthology series Inside Number 9, which was created by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, is in the works on Freevie.
Each episode of the dark comedy series, which includes horror tropes, is brought together by the number nine and a brass rabbit figurine, but otherwise they are standalone episodes. Gemma Arteton, Tamsin Gregg, Jack Whitehall, Jessica Raine, Jevon Prince, Sean Clifford, Fiona Shaw and Jenna Coleman are among the actors who have appeared.
The project, which is in development stages, comes from Lionsgate Television and BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions, who have a deal between them and are behind the breakout CBS comedy ghost, which is also based on the BBC format. The series is executive produced by Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Angie Stephenson and Josh Cole.
“We want to do inventive, noisy interesting television and this show is one of them. We hope we can create a version that is worthy of a legacy,” Anderson said.
disney movie deals
The company has entered into a short-term film licensing agreement with Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution for a limited selection of titles. movies will be included Deadpool, Deadpool 2, Logan, Hidden Figures, Murder on the Orient Express, And Post. It follows a film deal with NBCUniversal for an exclusive network-window of films, including Universal’s 2020/21 slate. Doolittle, The Invisible Man, Promising Young Woman, F9, And sing 2.