I think the chances the GoT prequel premieres in 2020 are very low.They won't have a problem. Next year they will still have (at least):
Not to mention more stuff slated for 2021 and beyond, plus the brand merge with HBO Max and their originals.
- Avenue 5
- Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Game of Thrones Prequel*
- His Dark Materials
- Los Espookys
- Lovecraft Country
- The Nevers
- The New Pope
- The Righteous Gemstones
- The Third Day
*Might actually slip to 2021
I think so. I have high hopes for His Dark Materials and Lovecraft Country. People who liked Veep will probably like Avenue 5. The New Pope I imagine will continue the quality of the first series. Etc.
I agree, but there's still a slight possibility. I also agree with the above poster that keeping it a spring show makes sense.
The Smoking Hot Pope.
Copyrights expire based on first use, not continuous use.
Indeed. But it is perfect to keep the trademark alive which they can still use to fight when the copyright expires, and to make subtle changes that would make it harder for people wanting to use a formerly copyrighted work. Like when Steamboat Willie expires, it will only be the version of Mickey Mouse as he was released back then.
They somehow pulled it off because S1 looked like the worst DC property yet in advertisements and ended up legitimately good.
It's not really that weird, I think. Netflix has been a huge factor in financing and popularizing this show. Remember, it was one of the first Netflix Originals in the world and a huge part of Netflix's success as they launched worldwide. I expect most, if not all, of the budget for this movie came from Netflix. AMC is getting a courtesy deal here, for obvious reasons. It'll be a nice warm-up to air ahead of Better Call Saul's new season.It's weird that the Breaking Bad movie is coming to Netflix first - once it eventually hits AMC, everyone will have seen it already. Like, of the people who have AMC and are interested in a BB movie, how many will actually wait several months (?) for it to hit AMC as opposed to just watching it as soon as it hits Netflix?
Not sure what AMC is getting out of this deal to be honest.
(I mean, TV rights for movies are still a thing - FX still pays big money for the newest Mission Impossible or whatever, but still)
Amazing how exactly? Everyone is an unlikeable asshole, they spent a whole episode on dream-like sequence 3 fucking times and apparently killing people is no big deal in this universe until halfway through the series when the writers realize this is a DC comic book show.
Krypton is OK. If you liked it so far, there aren't many episodes left. I think there was 20 total? The ending was a cliff-hanger, not regarding the immediate fate of a character, rather a showing of "Here's what next season will be about", although there won't be one. I doubt it was popular enough to warrant a pick-up by anyone else, or whether that's even possible, what with ownership, licenses, etc.
I know that AMC had an exclusive negotiating window with Sony TV for BCS, so I guess I'm just surprised there wasn't a similar deal in place for this, and if there was, that AMC didn't offer a larger bid to Sony TV to get before it hit Netflix. The fact that it's a movie is probably what tempered their interest - I'm sure they would have fought harder (if that's even what happened!) if El Camino were a miniseries or something.It's not really that weird, I think. Netflix has been a huge factor in financing and popularizing this show. Remember, it was one of the first Netflix Originals in the world and a huge part of Netflix's success as they launched worldwide. I expect most, if not all, of the budget for this movie came from Netflix. AMC is getting a courtesy deal here, for obvious reasons. It'll be a nice warm-up to air ahead of Better Call Saul's new season.
Besides, Gilligan is still under an overall deal with Sony Pictures, who own all Breaking Bad content. As one of the few unaffiliated big production companies, their working with Netflix to compete with the companies that have their own TV outlets and are setting up their own streaming services makes more sense. Either way, AMC doesn't really have much to say in all of this, as I said, I would be surprised if their getting the TV airing for this is much more than a courtesy from Sony to them.