Number of new Netflix shows to dwarf those from Disney, Apple at launch


(Reuters) – Streaming video leader Netflix Inc is planning to release around 62 new original productions, including films, series, documentaries, and comedy specials, from October to December as it braces for the debut of rival services from Apple Inc and Walt Disney Co in November.

FILE PHOTO: Gamers and visitors take a rest at the booth of Netflix during Europe’s leading digital games fair Gamescom, which showcases the latest trends of the computer gaming scene in Cologne, Germany, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

By number of original episodes, Netflix will dominate the quarter, though Disney and Apple both have highly anticipated new series with A-list Hollywood stars.

Apple has earmarked billions of dollars to create original programming for its streaming service, Apple TV+, slated to launch on Nov. 1. It will debut with nine original shows.

Disney+ has several new shows and will offer a library of more than 1,000 movies and series from its studios such as Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm at launch on Nov. 12. Ten original series or films will be available when it debuts.

Here is a list of some shows coming from the various streaming services:


** “The Irishman“: Directed by Martin Scorsese, the mob film based in post-war America is set for release on Netflix on Nov. 27.

** “El Camino: a Breaking Bad Movie” – Released on Oct. 11 and directed by Vince Gilligan, the movie is an epilogue to Gilligan’s popular “Breaking Bad” series that ended in 2013.

** “The Crown”: Season 3 – The royal biopic of Queen Elizabeth II, which picks up from the 1970s in the new season, is set for release on Nov. 17.

** “Bojack Horseman”: Season 6 – The final season of the adult animated series drawing a parallel to life in Hollywood features an anthropomorphic horse voiced by Will Arnett. It is set to release on Oct. 25.


** “Star Wars” series – Disney will release at launch a new live-action spinoff series, “The Mandalorian here,” set in its existing “Star Wars” universe and starring Pedro Pascal.

** “The Lady and the Tramp” – The live-action remake of Disney’s 1955 animated classic is made for Disney+.

** The World According to Jeff Goldblum – The National Geographic docuseries features actor and musician Jeff Goldblum exploring various perspectives on everyday things such as sneakers, ice creams, pools.

** Noelle – The Disney original Christmas comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader is set to release along with the Disney+ launch on Nov. 1.

** “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” – A modern take on the original “High School Musical” series will also be available from launch.

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** “The Morning Show” – The drama series starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell is based on the morning news business in the United States and will be available at launch.

** “For All Mankind here“- The science-fiction miniseries starring Joel Kinnaman, known for his role in Netflix’s “Altered Carbon”, is based in a world where the global space race never ended.

** “See” – Set in a dystopia 600 years from the present, where humans have lost the sense of sight, the drama film stars Jason Momoa, known for his role in HBO’s popular TV drama “Game of Thrones”.

** “Dickinson” – A dark coming-of-age comedy series starring singer Hailee Steinfeld as the Victorian era poetess, Emily Dickinson, during her rebellious years.

** Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club – A show intended to introduce Oprah Winfrey’s book club to the global platform, where she would interview authors throughout the series.

Reporting by Ambhini Aishwarya in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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