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Disney+ is reviving ‘Willow’ as a TV series

Disney is mining a different kind of nostalgia to fuel its shift toward streaming. The company has revealed plans for a Willow sequel series for Disney+ that should start production in 2021. While much of the plot is still a mystery, the show will take place “years” after the events of the movie and will mark the return of farmer-turned-hero Willow Ufgood. And yes, Warwick Davis will reprise his role.

Netflix is buying its first production studio complex

Netflix isn’t just expanding its footprint in California. The streaming behemoth is planning to open a production hub in New Mexico by acquiring Albuquerque’s ABQ Studios — its first purchase of a production studio complex. It’s making the deal (which is still in “final negotiations”) in part due to incentives, which include up to $10 million in Local Economic Development Act funding from the state as well as a maximum of $4.5 million from Albuquerque.

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Disney Could Own Part of Batman If Deal With 20th Century Fox Goes Through

Disney’s will-they-won’t-they relationship with 20th Century Fox has been going on for a few weeks now. Disney has flirted with buying Fox a few times only to back out, but it looks like this time it might actually go through, and possibly by the beginning of next week. But if the deal really does go through, have you even thought about the repercussions? Well, for starters, Disney would literally have part ownership of Batman.

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Report: Facebook to pay Hollywood millions for original shows

Facebook is very serious about its original programming ambitions — $3 million per episode serious. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the tech giant is courting Hollywood agencies for original scripted TV shows, in some cases offering up to $3 million per episode. It’s also keen on procuring less-expensive productions that would cost hundreds of thousands each episode to make. The Journal’s sources said that Facebook has set late summer as a tentative launch window, and that it hopes to reach audiences aged 13-34.

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Donald Glover’s New FX Deal Could Be a Game-Changer

Let’s start with the not-so-great news: Atlanta, the highest-rated comedy in FX history, won’t return until 2018. Bummer. But the totally great news? Golden Globe-winning series creator and star Donald Glover just inked a potentially game-changing overall deal with the network, a production agreement that’s set to include even more new projects in the future.

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