One of the biggest surprises last month was the discovery of how much the great Giancarlo Esposito loves yours truly. I interview so many people, but it’s rare they remember me, so I always appreciate the rare times they do. Last month I had a chance to talk to Giancarlo about his upcoming guest spot on Shudder’s upcoming Creep Show revival. But of course before we got into that, I had to pepper him with questions about Mandalorian. Check out the video below. I will post his interview related to Creepshow later this week. That was a talkative cast!
Ok, I was a bit skeptical about Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. I always knew it’d be a great service, but I thought they were launching it a year too early and would only have Mandalorian. and a few catalog items But man was I wrong. Seems like the entire D23 Expo was about this service and they brought the thunder in a 2 hour but they brought the thunder at this weekend’s D23 Expo.
The launch line up includes the brand new Star Wars series Mandalorian, the unfortunately named High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, a “live” action Lady and the Tramp series, a new Christmas Movie called Noelle starring Ana Kendrick, a Kristen Bell led musical reality series called Encore, and a Jeff Goldblum travel show called The World According to Jeff Goldblum. Not only do we get these original series but the entire Simpsons Catalog will be available as well as the entire catalog from Pixar and Star Wars. That’s a nice initial launch. All 23 Marvel films will NOT be available on day one. Official line up and links to trailers below!
I’m not a fan of talking animals. As a matter of fact I hate all talking animal movies, whether they be “live action” or animated. It’s just weird man. Disney released the trailer for their upcoming Disney+ series Lady and The Tramp and it actually looks really good. I adore the music in the trailer and the Italian setting looks really gorgeous. The live action show debuts on Disney+ when the service launches in the US, November 12th.
In front of a packed room, Kathleen Kennedy introduced executive producers of Disney+ series The Mandalorian, John Favreau and Dave Filoni – who proceeded to tease the heck out of the first eight-episode season of their series.
Also on hand were The Mandalorian himself, Pedro Pascal, and co-stars Gina Carano and Carl Weathers – who each talked a bit about their characters.
You can check out some character photos and watch the entire panel (except for footage that was not shown to viewers online) below.
The online video streaming market is constantly changing. And we’re not talking only about Netflix testing its Ultra subscriber tier and hiking its prices while spending more and more on original programming. We’re talking about an ever-increasing market that has an ever-increasing number of players, all competing for the ever-growing mass of cord cutters who prefer to see their favorite shows whenever they want to rather than waiting for a TV channel to air them. 2019 will be a time when the streaming market will see many changes, with some highly anticipated services making their debut (and launching their high-profile series). Here are the ones to look forward to.