Amazon Freevee, the ad-funded streaming service, has revealed a slew of renewals, unregistered orders, and developments following its rebranding of IMDb TV.
The company revealed the new name for the service at the beginning of April, and it was launched at the end of the month. She unveiled the news at her NewFronts advertising event in New York.
Bush: legacy, The spin-off of Amazon’s long-running crime series has been renewed ahead of its premiere with Lauren Anderson, who serves as co-head of content and programming alongside Ryan Pirozzi, raising potential plans for more series in bush being. She has also re-produced LeBron James-exec for a documentary series Top Category: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazer For the third and fourth season.
In addition to a short-lived movie deal with Disney, the broadcast company has handed over orders for the series to unwritten formats America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation And Play-Doh crush, Sarah Hyland-hosted series that was originally launched as a holiday special YA drama Beyond black beauty and a Post Malone musical documentary. She is also developing a new version of the BBC series Inside No. 9.
“The work has evolved [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 original side, we were really talking about a lot of development and we had acquisitions in the first place. Now we’re moving on to performances, be it sprung With Greg Garcia or High school from plan b. We tripled our monthly active users during the time period we were overseeing the business and were really pleased to see customers respond positively to both original and licensed content. “
Pirozzi added that the momentum around ad-supported streaming, which is now in the minds of competitors like Netflix and Disney, is “accelerating.” “The free one is a great price point,” he added. “Lauren, I, and our team have really worked to raise the bar for the kind of content against the paywall.”
Bush: Legacy It launches on Amazon Freevee on May 6, but the drama, which stars Titus Welliver, has had its second season delivered before its premiere. The series follows Williver as retired homicide detective turned private investigator Harry Bosch, as he embarks on the next chapter of his career. Lawyer Honey “Money” Chandler (Mimi Rogers) struggles to maintain her faith in the justice system after surviving an attempted murder, and Maddie Bosch (Madison Lintz) discovers the possibilities and challenges of being a rookie patrol cop on the streets of Los Angeles.
bush It ran for seven seasons on Amazon’s Prime Video service, and Pirozzi said one of their challenges was figuring out how to make the first season of the spin-off instead of the eighth season of the show. bush. “We ecstasy where we are creatively,” he said.
The spin-off was produced by Fabel Entertainment and co-produced by Michael Connelly, Eric Overmyer, Tom Bernardo, Henrik Bastin, Pieter Jan Brugge, and Titus Welliver.
“It’s about doubling down on a franchise that has worked for a long time,” Anderson added. She said the “strong and loyal” audience for the original partially gave her the confidence to order a second season before the premiere.
She added that they were thrilled with how much Connelly was and that Bush: Legacy It can be one of a number of subprograms. “We are fully exploring other partnerships with Michael Connelly because who wouldn’t and why wouldn’t, so we’re glad we have bush And I hope you do many more things with Michael in the future.”
Amazon Freevee Renewed Top Category: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazer For two more seasons, he ordered a new series America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation In addition to ordering an entire series of Play-Doh crush.
America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation is a new unscripted competition series that will see contestants work inside the kitchens of the ATK studio, undergo intense culinary and media challenges in a lifelong job interview. The last stand-up chef to get a starring role in ATK. The series is produced by David Nussbaum, Jack Bishop, David Launer and Mark Aitken.
Ordering is the first step to serving in the cooking space. “Fans of the cooking competition shows will love this show,” he said.
Play-Doh crush, Released as a special in December, it returns as a full-length series. Sarah Hyland hosts and produces the series, which comes from eOne and Amazon Studios. It features three teams of four family and/or friends who compete in a series of physical and creative challenges.
Alison Berkeley and Brianna Foyles serve as models and executive producers while Tara Long and Will Earp produce for eOne
Top Category: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazer It was launched in February 2021, after the new high school athletics Mecca outside Los Angeles. The series has now been picked for its third and fourth seasons. Season 3 will follow the Trail Blazers as they put it all on the line to reclaim their place as CIF ’22 Champions. Amari Bailey, Shea Odom, Bronnie James and Dylan Metweer return, with Keejani Wright, Isaiah Elohim, and Mike Price as new additions to the roster. It comes from executive producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter, across their unbroken brand. Jamal Henderson, Devin Johnson and Philip Byron also carried out the production along with showrunner/director Brendon Carter and EP partner Camille Maratchi.
Finally, tattooed pop star Post Malone got his music doc on the service. Post Malone: Runaway It will tell the story of its first ever tour of the arena in 2019. The film, Freevee’s second original, features exclusive access to behind the scenes, live performances, and interviews. It comes from Pulse Films and Federal Films. It was created by Hector Dockerel, written and produced by Sam Bridger and Casey Englehart, and produced by Dre London, Austin Rosen, and Bobby Greenleaf.
Beyond black beauty
Freevee ordered a dramatic action based on the novel Black Beauty. The upcoming YA series follows Julie Dumont, an equestrian with Olympic ambitions whose journey is abruptly interrupted when her mother, Janelle, transports her from her luxurious Belgian life to her childhood home Janelle in Baltimore. Julie struggles to find roots, but when she bonds with a spirited horse named Black Beauty, she learns to embrace the family’s farm, where black cowboys have been embedded in their DNA for more than a century.
The series is from Amazon Studios, Sinking Ship Entertainment and Leif Films and is produced by Pilar Golden, Leif, Agnes Bristow, JJ Johnson and Carla de Jong.
inside no. 9
US remake of the BBC anthology series, Inside No. 9, created by Steve Pemberton and Reese Shersmith, is in the works at Freevee.
Each episode of the dark comedy series, which features spheres of horror, is collected by the number nine and the Brass Rabbit figurine, but they are separate episodes. Actors who have appeared include Gemma Arteton, Tamsin Gregg, Jack Whitehall, Jessica Rayne, Javon Prince, Sian Clifford, Fiona Shaw and Jenna Coleman.
The project, which is still in the development stages, comes from Lionsgate Television and BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions, who have struck a deal together and are behind CBS’ stand-up comedy. ghosts, which is also based on the BBC format. The series is produced by Steve Pemberton, Rhys Shersmith, Angie Stevenson, and Josh Cole.
“We want to do interesting, innovative, buzzy TV and this show is one of one. Hopefully we can make a legacy version,” Anderson said.
Disney movie deal
The company has entered into a short-term movie 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 the post. This follows a movie deal with NBCUniversal for an exclusive network window of movies from Universal’s 2020/21 slate including Doolittle, The Invisible Man, A Promising Young Woman, Part 9, And singing 2.