Disney has reportedly informed Netflix it will no longer run commercials for the streaming service on networks such as ABC, Freeform and FX.
While television has been experiencing dwindling viewership due to the emergence of streaming services like Netflix, networks have played a role in their own situation by running ads for these video-on-demand platforms. However, Variety reports that a person familiar with the situation has informed them that Disney told Netflix it will no longer run ads for the streaming service on networks like ABC, Freeform and FX.
While the person said Disney will still take Netflix ads on ESPN, the company is reportedly telling most streamers that they will not run their advertisements unless “the company has a broader relationship with Disney that could encompass not just advertising, but such things as distribution or programming.” The outlet reports Disney declined to make executives available for comment while a Netflix declined to comment, according to a spokesperson for the company.
Disney is set to launch its own streaming service called “Disney+” in the United States and Canada on November 12, 2019. Television projects being developed for Disney include Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision, Hawkeye, What If?, and Lucasfilms’ Star Wars series’ The Mandalorian, a show centered on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor, and an Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor. Features films include remakes of Lady and the Tramp, Home Alone, and Night at the Museum.
Meanwhile, Netflix’s upcoming original projects include Henry Cavill’s The Witcher, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Ryan Reynold’s 6 Underground, and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.
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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.