Amazon Freevee expands list of original releases to multiple genres – Media Play News
May 2, 2022
Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV) announced an expanded roster of premium originals on May 2, with multiple collections of scripted and unscripted content. The ad-supported streaming service has launched a new cooking competition series called “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation,” the coming-of-age drama “Beyond Black Beauty,” the family-friendly competition series. Play-Doh Squished” and documentary music Post Malone: running away. Freevee also won a second season of “Bosch: Legacy” and a third and fourth season of “Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers” from Uninterrupted.
Additionally, Freevee has entered into a short-term movie license agreement with Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution for a limited selection of titles such as Deadpool, Deadpool 2, Logan, Hidden Figures, Murder on the Orient Express, and The post officewhich will be available to customers on the free streaming service.
This news follows Freevee’s previously announced deal with NBCU for an exclusive network window for films on Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s 2020-21 Cinema Slate, including titles such as Dolittle, The Invisible Man, Promising Young Woman, F9 (Fast & Furious 9) and Sing 2.
The platform also announced that it had increased its FAST (ad-supported free streaming TV) offering to more than 75 channels, including exclusive linear channels for the hit Canadian sitcom “Kim’s Convenience”, as well as the original “The Kids in the Hall”. “Comedy series.
“Amazon Freevee is a pioneer in the AVOD space, reinventing, redefining and improving the quality of content offered by a free streaming service,” said Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, co-heads of content and programming at the platform. -shape. statement.
Amazon Freevee’s original green lights, development, and additional season pickups announced at NewFront include:
“America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation” is a new series of unscripted contests to find the next dynamic talent to join the America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) team.
“Beyond Black Beauty”: Based on the beloved novel, Beyond Black Beauty is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that follows Jolie Dumont, a horsewoman with Olympic aspirations whose journey is suddenly cut short when her mother, Janelle, moves them from their posh Belgium life to Janelle’s childhood home in Baltimore.
‘Bosch: Legacy’ – Season 2: Ahead of the May 6 premiere of the first season, Freevee picked up a second season of Amazon Prime Video’s original spin-off series ‘Bosch’, which follows the retired homicide detective turned private investigator Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) as he struggles to work on cases without the authority of his old job.
‘Inside No. 9’: Based on the BBC’s award-winning anthology series, the series mixes humor with horror, crime and suspense, with each episode loosely tied together via the inclusion of number nine. From Lionsgate Television and BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions, this dark comedy features high stakes, shocking twists and the unexpected.
“Play-Doh Squished”: Sarah Hyland hosts this fast-paced family competition series where three teams of four family members and/or friends compete in a series of physical and creative challenges.
Post Malone: running away: A one-hour musical documentary featuring the story of Post Malone’s Grammy-nominated first arena tour, The Runaway Tour in 2019. The film, which will be the second original film on Freevee, features exclusive access backstage, live performances and interviews.
“Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Pioneers” from UNINTERRUPTED. Original docuseries features the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers, one of Southern California’s elite basketball teams, as they continue championship history and balance school, friendships and careers nascent basketball players. LeBron James and Maverick Carter return as executive producers.
“We’ve built a destination where viewers know they can discover and enjoy something new,” Anderson and Pirozzi said.