‘Manifest’ remains No. 1 in Nielsen U.S. streaming rankings; Amazon’s ‘Tomorrow War’, Disney’s ‘Luca’ additionally score on an assorted weekly chart

Manifest held onto the top spot on Nielsen’s streaming chart for the third consecutive week, an amazing indication of popularity for a show whose future is dubious.

Not far behind, in the Nos. 2 and 3 slots for the week of June 28 to July 4, were original movies The Tomorrow War on Amazon Prime Video and Luca, a Pixar production on Disney+.

Manifest gathered barely short of 1.9 billion minutes of viewing in the period, a modest downturn from the 2.06 billion it had in the earlier week. Tomorrow War had 1.2 billion and Luca 1.16 billion. Series generally fare better compared to feature films in the Nielsen rankings as a result of the total-viewing methodology. They regularly have a sizable number of episodes, permitting a popular show to rack up more minutes of viewing.

Produced by Warner Bros Television and initially aired by NBC before a streaming berth on Netflix, Manifest has been in an in-limbo after its third season. After at first passing on keeping the science fiction series going, both NBC and Netflix have continued discussions considering the show’s remarkable drawing power in streaming.

Nielsen estimates just viewing through a TV set, which means mobile isn’t counted. The organization has been including streaming for Disney, Hulu, Amazon and Netflix for as far back as year. The numbers are released after an almost month-long delay, by game plan with the streaming services.

Marvel’s Loki gave Disney+ another strong title for the week. The four episodes accessible at the time accumulated 813 million minutes of viewing. Most Disney+ series, given the one-at-a-time release tempo, tend to gain minutes as the weeks pass.

The Ice Road, an original Netflix film offering a new spin on Wages of Fear with Liam Neeson, appeared in the No. 8 spot with 553 million minutes of viewing.

Here is the full chart:

  • Manifest (Netflix) – 29 episodes, 1.869 billion minutes of viewing
  • The Tomorrow War (Amazon Prime Video) – film, 1.2B min.
  • Luca (Disney+) – film, 1.16B min.
  • Loki (Disney+) – 4 eps., 813M min.
  • Cocomelon (Netflix) – 12 eps., 708M min.
  • Criminal Minds (Netflix) – 311 eps., 647M min.
  • Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix) – 375 eps., 606M min.
  • The Ice Road (Netflix) – film, 553M min.
  • Downton Abbey (Netflix) – 50 eps., 506M min.
  • Bosch (Amazon) – 64 eps., 490M min.

Marvel’s ‘What If?’ series will be released on Disney+ in August, drops new trailer

Marvel Studios uncovered that its first-ever animated series “What If?” will be released on Aug. 11, with new episodes dropping on Disney Plus each Wednesday.

The animated series will rip the Marvel multiverse totally open, setting up unlimited opportunities for what fans could ultimately see. Every chapter of the 10-episode season will investigate a pivotal moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has been fundamentally changed.

Jeffrey Wright will voice The Watcher, an extraterrestrial being who notices the multiverse however promises to not interfere with events.

A wide array of MCU veterans got back to voice their characters, including the late Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, who accepts the responsibility of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s leader Star-Lord in one episode.

The voice cast incorporates Hayley Atwell as Captain Peggy Carter, Josh Brolin as Thanos, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, Neal McDonough as Dum Dugan, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Sebastian Stan as James “Bucky” Barnes, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine, and Taika Waititi as Korg.

Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, The Collector, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel and Howard the Duck are additionally in the series, however with various voice actors than their MCU film counterparts.


‘Loki’ denotes greatest Marvel series debut on Disney+

Loki delivered Marvel’s greatest series debut on Disney+ yet, as indicated by Nielsen’s streaming rankings. Netflix’s Sweet Tooth, in the mean time, uprooted Lucifer as the top generally streaming title in the week of June 7-13.

The first episode of Loki racked up 731 million minutes of viewing time, fundamentally higher than the debuts of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (495 million minutes) and WandaVision (434 million) prior in the year. Loki, which debuted on Wednesday, June 9, additionally had two additional days to assemble watchers because of Disney+ switching the release dates for its originals from Fridays to Wednesdays. In excess of 14 million Disney+ accounts watched the debut, in view of its 52-minute running time.Sweet Tooth shot to the top overall spot in Nielsen’s rankings in its running week. The eight-episode series, in light of Jeff Lemire’s comic, developed by better compared to 80 percent to 1.43 billion minutes of viewing time. That was sufficient to take Lucifer out of the No. 1 perch, however the series actually drew more than 1 billion minutes of viewing time. The latter fell by around 45% from 1.84 billion minutes the earlier week.

NBC drama Manifest scored strong viewing with its third-season debut on Netflix, drawing 1.11 billion minutes of viewing time for the week. (NBC canceled the Warner Bros.- produced series on June 15.) Disney+’s Raya and the Last Dragon, whose premium window lifted toward the finish of May, went through a second week on the film charts with 953 million minutes of watch time.

Nielsen’s streaming ratings cover seeing on TV sets just and do exclude minutes watched on computers or mobile devices. The ratings just measure U.S. audiences, not those in different nations, and right now just incorporate Amazon, Disney+, Hulu and Netflix in its rankings.

Nielsen’s streaming top 10s for June 7-13 are below. Original streaming movies are marked with an asterisk; films with a concurrent theatrical release have two asterisks.

Original Series

1. Sweet Tooth (Netflix), 1.43 billion minutes viewed
2. Lucifer (Netflix), 1.01 billion
3. Loki (Disney+), 731 million
4. The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), 422 million
5. Lupin (Netflix), 237 million
6. The Kominsky Method (Netflix), 235 million
7. Ragnarok (Netflix), 182 million
8. Longmire (Netflix), 156 million
9. Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (Netflix), 142 million
10. The Great British Baking Show (Netflix), 137 million

Acquired Series

1. Manifest (Netflix), 1.11 billion minutes
2. Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix), 686 million
3. Criminal Minds (Netflix), 656 million
4. Downton Abbey (Netflix), 630 million
5. NCIS (Netflix), 528 million
6. Cocomelon (Netflix), 515 million
7. Dirty John (Netflix), 474 million
8. L.A.’s Finest (Netflix), 391 million
9. Heartland (Netflix), 380 million
10. Supernatural (Netflix), 354 million


1. Raya and the Last Dragon* (Disney+), 953 million
2. Wish Dragon (Netflix), 366 million
3. Home (2015) (Netflix), 240 million
4. 2 Hearts (Netflix), 184 million
5. Moana (Disney+), 183 million
6. Cruella** (Disney+), 169 million
7. The Mitchells vs. the Machines* (Netflix), 167 million
8. Dog Gone Trouble (Netflix), 160 million
9. Monsters vs. Aliens (Netflix), 127 million
10. Army of the Dead* (Netflix), 117 million


‘Black Panther’ Disney+ sequel series ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ receives a new LLC

Marvel Studios recently began production on their Black Panther sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The studio additionally has two spin-off series being developed in the fictional world of Wakanda. Little is known in regards to both series’ nevertheless gratitude to a new report, it seems as though one of them is preparing for pre-production.

As per The Ronin, the forthcoming Wakanda series for Disney+ has gotten an official LLC (restricted liability organization) connected to it. The LLC goes by Maglev Train Productions.

The LLC apparently affirms the re-visitation of Wakanda, as The Wakandan Maglev Train, found in Black Panther, is a highly advanced magnetic levitation train utilized in Wakanda. It is utilized both for public transportation in the Golden City and for carrying Vibranium at high speed inside the Great Mound. T’Challa and Killmonger had their last fight on the tracks of the train.

Very little is known on the Wakanda series, which the internet is calling The Kingdom of Wakanda. The official declaration on the series returned a few months when Black Panther and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler and his production banner Proximity Media inked a rewarding 5-year TV deal with Disney. Coogler is relied upon to compose and produce on the project. No word yet in the event that he will direct episodes.

That isn’t the only project in progress. A series centered on Okoye, the General of the Dora Milaje and the head of Wakandan armed forces and intel, is additionally in progress. Danai Gurira will get back to the role. Per her lawyer Jamie Mandelbaum, he’s apparently brokered a deal between the actress and Marvel for her to show up in numerous future projects, which would incorporate her solo series.

We will get back to the world of Wakanda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is set to hit theaters on July 8, 2022.


‘Lucifer’ repeats on Nielsen U.S. streaming rankings chart, destroying Disney feature ‘Raya And The Last Dragon’

Lucifer posted a repeat win on Nielsen’s weekly U.S. streaming rankings, with viewership rising almost 40% as the show wrapped its fifth season.

The powerful drama series, which started on Fox prior to moving to Netflix, racked up more than 1.8 billion minutes of complete review from May 31 to June 6. That tally expanded about 40% from the 1.3 billion it gathered in the earlier week.

Nielsen said watchers aged 18 to 34 made up more than 33% of Lucifer’s audience, which slanted somewhat female.

In a strong second-place showing, Disney animated feature Raya and the Last Dragon drew almost 1.1 billion review minutes. The film entered general release at no charge for Disney+ subscribers in the week, a run as a Premier Access title costing $30. Watchers ages 2 to 11, of course, involved about 38% of viewership, per Nielsen.

In fourth place, Netflix’s Dirty John, initially a USA Network drama dependent on a popular podcast, recorded 761 million minutes of viewing. The show’s audience was almost 70% female, Nielsen said.

Nielsen estimates seeing through a TV screen of Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video, with an almost one-month delay by arrangement with streaming providers.

The following is the full chart. Except if in any case noticed, all titles are on Netflix.

Lucifer – 83 episodes, 1.8B minutes of viewing

Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney+) – film, 1.1B min.

Sweet Tooth – 8 eps., 794M min.

Dirty John – 16 eps., 761M min.

Criminal Minds – 311 eps., 708M min.

Grey’s Anatomy – 375 eps., 631M min.

NCIS – 353 eps., 521M min.

The Kominsky Method – 22 eps., 507M min.

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) – 44 eps., 473M min.

Heartland – 177 eps., 423M min.


The Walking Dead’s Ryan Hurst will play a new role in the Disney+ series

Ryan Hurst is most likely most popular for his role in Sons of Anarchy, where he played fan-favorite Opie. Fans of The Walking Dead know him as the alarming Beta who was second in command of the Whisperers. Then, Hurst will play a character named Milligan in the Disney+ series The Mysterious Benedict Society.
Today, June 25, is the two-episode premiere of the series on Disney+. The Mysterious Benedict Society is an adaptation of the young adult book series wrote by Trenton Lee Stewart. The book series has sold more than 3 million copies in the US.
The story follows four gifted children whose common bond is that they are orphans or are undesirable by their parents. They meet a man, Mr. Benedict (Tony Hale), whose twin brother Ledroptha Curtain (additionally played by Hale), wants to take over the world by programming. Benedict enrolls the assistance of the four children, Reynie Muldoon (Mystic Inscho), George “Sticky” Washington (Seth Carr), Kate Wetherall (Emmy DeOliveira) and Constance Contraire (Marta Timofeeva), who will use their special abilities to help stop Curtain.
Hurst will play Milligan, a former agent of the government who serves as a protector for the children, Mr. Benedict and his colleagues. Milligan is portrayed as a scarecrow because of his shabby appearance and depressing demeanor. Maame Yaa Boafo and Kristen Schaal play Benedict’s partners Rhonda and Number Two, respectively.
You can likewise see Hurst in action in the Amazon Prime series Paradise City. The series follows a controversial rock band with connections to the mysterious. Additionally featuring Bella Thorne, Cameron Boyce, Drea de Matteo and Hurst’s fellow SOA actor Mark Boone Junior.
It is always exciting to see TWD Family cast members in new projects. Make certain to get Ryan Hurst in The Mysterious Benedict Society on Disney+ and Paradise City on Amazon Prime.

Disney+ ready to reveal new series ‘Wedding Season’ from ‘Emily In Paris’ producer

Wedding bells are ringing for the next Disney+ U.K. scripted series, coming from Emily In Paris outfit Jax Media and The Salisbury Poisonings producer Dancing Ledge Productions.
As per Deadline, the two organizations are set to go into production on Wedding Season, however the project has not yet been completely greenlit. Portrayed as a romantic comedy action-adventure story, the series is composed by Oliver Lyttelton, who wrote the upcoming short-form scripted series Cheaters for BBC Studios.
Lyttelton recently composed the short film The Listener, which debuted at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2015 and was longlisted for Best Short Film at the 2016 BAFTAs. He’s likewise worked as a film columnist and has various other TV projects being developed.
While plot subtleties for Wedding Season stay under wraps, as per Deadline, George Kane has been tapped to direct. Kane is maybe most popular for directing the British comedy series Timewasters, which IMDb TV recently got in the U.S., and the Phoebe Waller-Bridge-featuring comedy Crashing.
In April, Disney+ uncovered its first record of U.K. programming, which included swashbuckling adventure series The Ballad of Renegade Nell, darkly humorous heist drama Culprits, David Beckham fronted docuseries Save Our Squad and Sid Gentle Films’ Extraordinary featuring newcomer Emma Moran. The streamer expects to greenlight 50 international projects by 2024.
Jax Media is likewise dealing with a Netflix feature project additionally named Wedding Season, however it has no association with the Disney+ Series. The movie is composed by Shiwani Srivastava and directed by Tom Dey and follows two Indian-Americans who end up falling in love subsequent to pretending to date to survive a summer of weddings.

Jameela Jamil includes in the cast of the Disney+ Marvel series ‘She-Hulk’ as supervillain Titania

Jameela Jamil will move into the Marvel-verse as she joins the cast of Disney+’s She-Hulk, Deadline has affirmed.

She-Hulk is a legal comedy that focuses on the eponymous courageous heroine (Maslany), also known as Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who has comparative powers to her cousin, Bruce Banner/The Hulk.

The Good Place actress will play Titania, a supervillain first acquainted with the Marvel-verse in 1984 and made by Jim Shooter. She joins recently declared cast individuals Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Ginger Gonzaga and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Ruffalo will repeat his role as The Hulk and Roth will return as The Abomination, a character he recently played for The Incredible Hulk film.

The She-Hulk series is directed by Kat Coiro and Anu Valia, with Jessica Gao serving as head writer.

Wonder declined to remark.

Jamil broke out as Tahani Al-Jamil on NBC’s The Good Place. Since featuring on the adored parody, Jamil has landed parts in Crossing Swords, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and DuckTales. She right now has The Misery Index and fills in as an adjudicator on HBO Max’s voguing/dance hall contest series Legendary.

Her reps are UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner and Klein.


Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ series from Disney+ ‘still moving forward’, Rick Riordan says

Each passing day brings the Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ TV show nearer to presence. Following the unpopular movie adaptations Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters during the 2010s, original author Rick Riordan reported the previous spring that he would produce a new TV adaptation of his beloved YA fantasy series about diving beings and Greek folklore for Disney+. The COVID-19 pandemic last year gained further headway troublesome, yet on Sunday Riordan presented a report on his blog to make fans aware of the latest developments.

“So where are we? Well, if I haven’t been giving you updates as frequently as you’d like, that’s just because there is really nothing new I can announce yet,” Riordan wrote. “We continue to work behind the scenes, however, on many fronts at once, and everything is still moving forward. The big piece we are concentrating on now is finding the perfect director to join our team.”

Riordan then, at that point listed the four main necessities they’re searching for in a Percy Jackson director: Are they accessible? Is it accurate to say that they are capable and able to work with young actors? Is it true that they are somebody the people at Disney can get amped up for and feel sure about? Is it accurate to say that they are somebody who knows, loves, and understands the Percy Jackson source material?

Regardless of these prerequisites, Riordan noticed that discovering a director “seems to be the last major hurdle before we can get rolling on the project in earnest.” With the pilot script complete and the season 1 outline set – the plan is to handle each book in the series per season, beginning with The Lightning Thief – discovering a director will permit Riordan and his team to start the next stage of the process: casting.

“I cannot stress enough what a huge ‘win’ that is, and it really did take the better part of 15 months to get there,” Riordan says of finishing the pilot script and season outline. “When this series moves forward (fingers and toes crossed, of course) I am confident it will be the show we’ve been waiting for. As soon as I know more, I will update you. Until then, stay safe and well, and keep reading!”


Disney’s package that incorporates Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and ad-free Hulu is generally accessible

Disney’s most recent package consolidating Disney Plus, ad-free Hulu, and ESPN Plus for $18.99 every month is presently accessible. This bundle was first reported in December 2020, and it in reality originally began turning out for new subscribers of Hulu. The news today is that the sign-up page is available to more individuals hoping to subscribe. The less expensive pack that incorporates Hulu with ads sprinkled in is as yet accessible for $12.99 every month.

This is a decent incentive for individuals who’ve been patiently waiting (since Disney Plus launched in late 2019) for a package that incorporates the advertisement-free version of Hulu. With this one, you’ll save about $6 every month by getting each of the three of these services. Bought outside of a package, Disney Plus costs $6.99 every month, ESPN Plus is at $5.99, and ad-free Hulu is $11.99 every month. In this way, it resembles you’re getting the ESPN Plus service for free.

Presently is a particularly decent an ideal opportunity to consider bouncing on, as Marvel Studios’ debut TV show, WandaVision, is going through its first season and is by all accounts worth watching. The next big Disney film to hit the service (and theaters at the same time), Raya and the Last Dragon, will launch on March 5th.