Onesumore: Netflix News You May Have Missed This Week: April 4th, 2021
It’s time to take a look back at some of the biggest Netflix stories from the past week and dive into what we’ve been reading over the past week. Here’s a recap of the biggest Netflix titles from the past week.
Before we dive into the news, if you’re looking for what’s new Netflix US has registered 85 new releases in the last 7 days and you can also find a recap of Netflix UK, Netflix Canada, and Netflix Australia through their respective categories.
Monday March 29
- Peter Berg and his production company Film 44 have signed a first look deal with Netflix.
- Amy Poehler who produced two titles for Netflix (Moxie and Wine country) returns for an animated comedy called Not. Here’s what you can expect: “In a spin on classic Cinderella story, two half-sisters are overlooked for marriage by the prince and embark on an epic journey, realizing their own perfect fairy tales could be different from what they originally thought.
- Netflix mistakenly added the Lucifer the season 5b release date is a bit too early for May 28 and then officially announced it.
Tuesday March 30
Wednesday March 31
- Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw posted on Universal is currently considering the decision ahead for their first window rights and where they will head next. HBO currently has the first window rights for live-action content, while Netflix gets animated features.
- The biggest news this week is the fact that Netflix is getting two sequels to Knives Out with the return of Rian Johnson and Daniel Craig. Perhaps the biggest story was the exorbitant amount spent on it. It is believed that $ 450 million was the price of the two films. This sparked a lot of debate about whether it was worth it. Cue a great analogy with EntStrategyGuy.
Either way – Knicks and Netlfix – the strengths are valuable. Amare was good. Knives Out was good.
Were they worth maximum contracts? See, that’s where the rubber hits the road.
– The Entertainment Strategy Guy (@EntStrategyGuy) April 2, 2021
- Netflix performed well in Nielsen’s top 10 this week which reported viewing figures between March 1 and March 7 with Ginny and Georgia continuing her dominance from the previous week (likely boosted by a Tweet from Taylor Swift). Criminal spirits won the first place gained but Prime Video beat Netflix with Coming 2 America scoring 1,413 million minutes. Netflix came in second with Bigfoot family with 363 million minutes watched.
Friday April 2
- Bridgerton season 2 will start soon and will not see the return of Régé-Jean Page who, in the eyes of many people, made the series what it was. As Variety revealed, he was only signed for a one-season arc and chose not to return despite his character appearing in most of the following books.
- The witcher has had a lot of news this week (Redanian Intelligence will keep you posted on all of this in due course) including the filming of Season 2. This is important as this was one of the most publicized series that got disrupted due to COVID-19.
Sunday April 4
- Ma Rainey’s black background continues its price domination winning one of the main awards MUAHS Guild Awards
- Netflix Anime has a two-hour special on their upcoming anime roster. The ad wasn’t very heavy, with most of the topics focused on the stories of each of the shows already announced.
What We Read / Dimensions and Endings
Rumor of the week
Giant Freaking Robot reported that Netflix is working on a Bioshock series. We’ve also heard that this is in development (or possibly purchased) before. We’ve heard different names as to who would lead the project (the Duffer Brothers being one of them). Netflix is investing heavily in video game IP, so time will tell if this is true.