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IMDb TV Rebranded as Amazon Freevee (Yes, Really)

Amazon-backed IMDb TV is being rebranded. The ad-supported streamer will be known as Amazon Freevee beginning April 27. The platform’s new name helps to better reflect the cost of its service and better distinguish it from the IMDb website. “Over the past two years, we have seen tremendous growth for our AVOD service and are […]

Tegan & Sara Quin Find Their ‘High School’ Counterparts in TikTok Twins

Grammy-nominated twins Tegan and Sara Quin have cast their onscreen counterparts in the IMDb TV coming-of-age series High School. TikTok twins Railey and Seazynn Gilliland will make their television debuts in the series co-created by Tegan and Sara and exec producer Clea DuVall (Happiest Season). Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) and Kyle Bornheimer […]

Phil Lord, Chris Miller Set ‘Western’ Comedy at IMDb TV

Fresh off Apple’s The Afterparty, creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller are teaming with writer Michelle Morgan for a new comedy at Amazon-backed IMDb TV. The ad-supported streamer has handed out a pilot order for scripted comedy Western, which will be exec produced by the Sony TV-based Lord and Miller. Western is set in the […]

Shea Serrano-Mike Schur Comedy Nabs IMDb TV Series Order

Primo is moving quickly through the development stages at IMDb TV. The Amazon-backed ad-supported streamer has handed out a series order for Primo, a single-camera comedy inspired by the life of Shea Serrano and from executive producer Mike Schur (The Good Place, Parks and Recreation). The news comes a mere five months after the free-streamer […]

‘Cruel Intentions’ Update in the Works at Amazon’s IMDb TV

Cruel Intentions is getting the TV treatment, again. Five years after NBC passed on a sequel to the 1999 hit from the film’s original writer-director, Amazon’s IMDb TV is developing a college-set reboot of the feature that starred Selma Blair, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The new take is from writers Phoebe Fisher and Sara […]

IMDb TV Launches in U.K., Eyes Global Rollout

IMDb TV has made its first trip overseas. Amazon’s advertising-supported free streaming service has launched in the U.K., the platform’s first international territory outside North America, and will be available to British audiences first via the Prime Video app and later via a standalone app on Fire TV. The launch slate includes original U.S. shows, […]

‘Rebel’: IMDb TV Circling Season 2 of Canceled ABC Drama

Rebel isn’t done fighting. Amazon-backed IMDb TV has landed free streaming rights to the first season of former ABC drama Rebel, the Erin Brockovich-inspired series created by Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff. The series began streaming on the ad-supported platform July 15. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that should the Katey Sagal starrer perform well […]

Norman Lear Catalog Heads to Amazon, IMDb TV in Sony Licensing Deal

And there’s Maude … on a streaming platform for the first time. Amazon and Sony Pictures TV have struck a deal that will bring an extensive catalog of legendary producer Norman Lear’s shows to the Amazon’s Prime Video and IMDb TV streaming services. The titles headed to the two platforms are Maude, All in the […]

Amazon Prime Picks Up Universal Films After Peacock Window

Amazon Prime Video and IMDb TV reached a multiyear licensing agreement with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group that will give the streamers access to blockbusters like F9 and Jurassic World: Dominion after they stream on Peacock, the companies said Thursday. The deal comes on the heels of Universal announcing on July 6 that Peacock, beginning next year, will stream all […]