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Netflix Will Start Charging Users for Password Sharing in March

Netflix will stop subscribers from sharing passwords with members living outside their homes as early as March this year. The streaming giant claims that the widespread sharing of passwords affects its ability to evolve the platform.

In a letter to shareholders late last week, the company said it would “roll out paid sharing more broadly” late in the first quarter of 2023.

“Today’s widespread account sharing (100 million + households) undermines our long-term ability to invest in and improve Netflix and build our business. While our terms of use limit the use of Netflix to a household, we recognize this is a change for members who share their accounts more broadly. So we’ve worked hard to build additional new features that improve the Netflix experience.”

Members will still “have the option to pay extra if they want to share Netflix with people they don’t live with.” Otherwise, subscribers can transfer an existing user profile to a new account, allowing viewing history, recommendations, the “my list” feature and other data to be copied over.

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Netflix previously hinted at discontinuing its password-sharing feature back in July 2022. The company described last year as “tough.” In the first quarter, it suffered its first subscriber loss in over a decade, losing 200,000 users.

The company has not disclosed the fee it will charge for password sharing nor stated how they plan to enforce the new pricing structure. Currently, Netflix can tell when users log in outside their primary household based on their IP address, device IDs, and other information.

In March 2022, Netflix rolled out paid sharing in Costa Rica, Chile, and Peru, charging users a fee to add two “subaccounts” to a primary account. Users found the policy confusing, and many could still share their passwords without repercussions. 

An anonymous Netflix customer service representative told Rest of World that “she was instructed that if a subscriber called arguing that someone from their household was just using the account from another location, she should inquire further and tell the subscriber that they could use their account without extra charge via a verification code.” Many of the representatives still needed more clarification about the policy.

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Other users in those countries canceled their subscriptions after receiving news of the oncoming fee. The shareholder letter stated that Netflix expects engagement to fall in the short term but will pick back up soon after.

“As we work through this transition – and as some borrowers stop watching either because they don’t convert to extra members or full paying accounts – near-term engagement, as measured by third parties like Nielsen’s The Gauge, could be negatively impacted. However, we believe the pattern will be similar to what we’ve seen in Latin America, with engagement growing over time as we continue to deliver a great slate of programming and borrowers sign-up for their own accounts.”

The anticipated sharing fee comes on the heels of a new subscription tier that Netflix started offering in November, which provides customers with a cheaper “Basic With Ads” subscription option. In exchange for $3 off a monthly subscription, viewers are served up to five ads an hour. Netflix claims that rolling out the new option led to member growth.

“Engagement, which is consistent with members on comparable ad-free plans, is better than what we had expected, and we believe the lower price point is driving incremental membership growth. Also, as expected, we’ve seen very little switching from other plans. Overall the reaction to this launch from both consumers and advertisers has confirmed our belief that our ad-supported plan has strong unit economics (at minimum, in-line with or better than the comparable ad-free plan) and will generate incremental revenue and profit, though the impact on 2023 will be modest given that this will build slowly over time.”

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Stranger Things Final Season Pitch Made Netflix Executives Cry

Fans of Netflix hit series Stranger Things should brace themselves for an emotional final season. The creators of the show and several of its cast members hinted at what viewers should expect from a blockbuster Season 5 during a panel in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Creators Ross and Matt Duffer, executive producer Shawn Levy, and cast Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Priah Ferguson, Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Quinn and Eduardo Franco took part in the panel held at Tudum Theater.

The Duffer brothers revealed that the team had finished writing the season’s first episode, “The Crawl.” The crew also conducted a two-hour pitch meeting with Netflix execs to lay out the series ending, which left some executives in tears. According to Matt Duffer, just a few individuals know how the series will end.

“We did get our executives to cry, which I felt was a good sign that these executives were crying. The only other times I’ve seen them cry were like budget meetings.”

After submitting the first episode of the beloved series’ final season, Ross Duffer reflected on the show’s remarkable run.

“We turned in the first script a couple of weeks ago and we’re onto the second. It’s full steam ahead. I remember Season 1 we were just amazed that Netflix was letting us do this at all, but Season 2 was when we really, with the writers, we developed an overall plan and a back story for all of this and make sure that, with the Upside Down, everything about what it was.”

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Patton Oswalt, who served as the panel’s moderator, probed for information on Season 5’s emotional underpinnings. Fans hope the show will continue weaving 80s horror and pop culture references into its script.

“Five, the way we see it, is kind of a culmination of all the seasons, so it’s sort of got a little bit from each, whereas before each season was so distinctly … [Season] 3 is our big summer blockbuster season with big monsters, and [Season] 4 was the psychological horror. I think that what we’re trying to do is go back to the beginning a little bit, in sort of the tone of [Season] 1.”

Ross Duffer also shared that the last episodes of Season 5 will be comparable to Season 4 “scale-wise.” 

Season 4 of the series became the most expensive Netflix original created, costing around 30 million dollars to make each episode. In comparison, Breaking Bad Season 5 was 3.5 million dollars an episode, and Game of Thrones Season 8 was 15 million dollars an episode.

The series’ outstanding ratings among viewers and 12 Emmy wins suggest that the production costs were well worth it.

“Just as important as the supernatural, we have so many characters now, most of whom are still living. It’s important to wrap up those arcs because a lot of these characters have been growing since Season 1. So, it’s a balancing act between giving them time to complete their character arcs and also tying up these loose ends and doing our final reveals.”

Levy, the show’s executive producer, has praised the Duffer brothers’ dedication to the show over the years.

“As a witness and having been in that two-hour pitch room and having read this first script — I’m paralyzed with fear that I’ll spoil anything but I will say the thing about these Duffer Brothers is that even though the show has gotten so famous and the characters have gotten so iconic and there’s so much about the ’80s and the supernatural and the genre, it’s about these people, it’s about these characters. Season 5 is already so clearly taking care of these stories of the characters because that’s always been the lifeblood of Stranger Things.”

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Matt Duffer revealed in August that the creators were considering not adding any new cast members during the final season to retain the focus on the current ensemble. Some viewers have criticized the show in the past for its reluctance to kill off main characters, which seems  idealistic in a world filled with ravenous monsters.

“Whenever we introduce a new character, we want to make sure that they’re going to be an integral part of the narrative. So that’s something with Eddie this season, where we go, ‘Well, we need a character here for this storyline to really work, and to give it the engine that is needed.’ But every time we do that, we’re nervous, because you go, ‘We’ve got a great cast of characters here, and actors, and any moment we’re spending with a new character, we’re taking time away from one of the other actors.’ So we’re just very, very careful about who we’re introducing.”

David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper in the series, believes the final season will be a “home run.” Harbour said that playing Hopper has been “the role of a lifetime in many ways” and that he is going to pour his “heart and soul” into playing him for the last time.

“I know those Duffer brothers are very specific, and I know they want to get that last season. I mean if you look at Season 4, I have a feeling that Season 5 may not be as long, but it certainly will be packed to the brim with good stuff that you love. I mean, they really are getting better at giving you that home run that the audiences love. And I think that Season 5 will do that so much.”

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Sorry, Streamers: Disney+ Subscription Cost To Rise 38% In December

For many, multiple streaming subscriptions have become the norm – and unfortunately for you and your wallet, that might soon become challenging.

Disney has announced it will be raising the monthly ad-free subscription price of Disney+ to $10.99, a 38% increase, on Dec. 8th. To keep the same price, users will have to opt into an ad-based tier, which will launch on the same day.

In an analyst conference call, CFO Christine McCarthy voiced her confidence the increases won’t be a dealbreaker for subscribers. “We expect the ad tier to be popular and we expect some people to want to stay with ad-free,” she said.

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Disney also noted Hulu will see its price raised by $2 to $14.99 on Oct. 10th, while the ad-based tier will see a $1 increase, from $6.99 to $7.99. The entertainment giant offers a bundle of ad-free Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $13.99 a month, which will also raise $1 to $14.99. Like the other increases, you can opt to keep the price the same, but all subscriptions will come with ads.

The company had previously upped Disney+’s ad-free tier from $6.99 to $7.99 back in 2021 after bursting out onto the streaming screen in November 2019, passing the number of expected subscribers within its first year.

That torrent pace — fueled by shows like “The Mandalorian” — continues to see ups, with Disney+ scoring over 14.4 million more subscribers than expected this past quarter, bringing it to 152 million total (a 31% year-over-year change).

The long-term forecast isn’t as pleasant. Disney now expects the service to reach around 215 million to a maximum of 245 million subscribers by the end of fiscal 2024, a lowered estimate that was originally pegged around 230 million to 260 million two years ago.

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Disney and CEO Bob Chapek’s reasoning for the increase is that it’s a necessary evil to match their increased content, which includes “Star Wars” and Marvel. “We believe, because of that increase in investment over the past two-and-a-half years relative to a very good price point, that we have plenty of room on price value,” Chapek said at an earnings call Wednesday.

Disney+ is also adding further content thanks to the acquisition of Fox studio, which will see R-rated movies like “Logan” and “Deadpool” hit the screens. It’s certainly a change of pace for both the service and company, both of which emphasize their family-friendly brand.

Chapek previously admitted it was a surprise to see how many adult-only households have a Disney+ subscription.

“We knew that we had interest in those general entertainment offerings, but didn’t really realize how important they could be towards our overall proposition, if you will.”

However, the price tick is also Disney attempting to compensate for the financial losses that continue to pile up. Direct-to-consumer operating income losses for the third quarter soared to $1.1 billion, up from $293 million a year ago.

Despite the subpar revenues and hits, Disney now ranks over main rival Netflix in terms of total subscribers across all their platforms by 400,000 with 221.1 million. Subscription tiers also remain lower than Netflix’s, which cost $9.99 for ad-supported streaming and $15.49 for HD, ad-free streaming.

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Netflix Delivers New Culture Guidelines Giving Employees Ultimatum 

Netflix employees and viewers have been sharing their extreme dissatisfaction with the platform’s decision to upload content that can be seen as harmful or hateful to certain marginalized audiences. 

The company has now responded to all the backlash by updating their culture guidelines which laid out new rules on “artistic expression.” However, the biggest part of the guidelines that has people talking is the section where the company gives their employees an ultimatum in which they stated that if an employee is uncomfortable with the content being created, regardless of reason, they should quit. 

In the updated guidelines, the company states that “not everyone will like—or agree with—everything on our service. In order to entertain different tastes and points of view, some TV shows or movies can be provocative.”

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“While every title is different, we approach them based on the same set of principles: we support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; we program for a diversity of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices.”

This means that employees at Netflix don’t always have the choice of which movie or TV show they will work on, regardless of if it goes against their personal beliefs and/or values. 

“If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”

A Netflix spokesperson recently told the Wall Street Journal that the company has spent the past 19 month discussing cultural issues internally within Netflix employees, and the new language in the guidelines allows prospective employees to make a “better-informed decision about whether Netflix is the right company to work for.”

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This also led Netflix and users to ask the question: what about current employees who don’t have the financial means to just quit because they don’t agree with the company’s perspective on certain projects. 

The conversation surrounding Netflix’s ethics became more mainstream when The Closer was uploaded to the platform, a Netflix original comedy special starring Dave Chappelle in which he continuously mocked transgender people. 

Netflix employees complained on social media about the decision to give Chappelle the platform to spread harmful statements regarding the LGBT+ community. The fact that Netflix also reportedly paid Chappelle over $20 million for the special had many audience members frustrated and confused on the company’s values. 

GLAAD, a major LGBT+ advocacy group, and the National Black Justice Coalition both took to social media to call out Netflix and demand they remove the special from the platform. 

Since the controversy around Chappelle’s special, three employees were suspended and one was fired due to talks of a company walk-out. Business wise, however, between their cloudy values and consistent pricing increases, Netflix is currently down 67.79%, and has lost over 200,000 subscribers within the first quarter of 2022 alone. 

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Netflix Stock Drops After Company Loses Subscribers For First Time In Over 10 Years

In the first quarter of 2022, Netflix announced that it lost 200,000 subscribers, and it expects to lose an additional two million in the second quarter. It’s the first time the company has lost subscribers in a quarter since October of 2011.

Netflix currently has 221.6 million subscribers worldwide. The news of Netflix’s losses sent stocks down nearly 25% in after-hours trading.

The reality of the first quarter was far off from what the company had previously forecasted, which was an increase of 2.5 million subscribers that would have vaulted them to around 224 million in total. Netflix’s profit was still positive in Q1, however, with $1.6 billion, while their revenue rose 10% to $7.9 billion.

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In a letter sent out to shareholders, the company noted that in the near term, they’re not “growing revenue as fast as we’d like.” The company highlighted COVID-19 and the over two-year long pandemic, saying the the growth in 2020 — due to people staying at home and streaming shows — “obscured the picture until recently.”

Several issues at play were addressed within the letter, one being that the subscriber loss can be attributed to the fact that a person doesn’t necessarily need to buy their own account – they can just password share, which has become a huge issue for the streaming service.

“Account sharing as a percentage of our paying membership hasn’t changed much over the years, but, coupled with [growth being dependent on factors Netflix can’t control], means it’s harder to grow membership in many markets – an issue that was obscured by our COVID growth.”

Netflix estimated that more than 30 million U.S. and Canadian households are using a shared password to access its content, while more than 100 million households are using a shared password worldwide. Co-chief executive Reed Hastings had previously stated the practice as being “something you have to learn to live with.”

Now, it appears Hastings may be going back on his words. The company noted those who don’t pay for Netflix represent “huge growth potential.” Indeed, Citi analyst Jason Bazinet estimated streaming services lose $25 billion due to password sharing, with Netflix accounts totaling 25% of that.

The company seems to be intent on capitalizing that potential by cracking down on password passouts through a number of still being tested methods, like forcing those who share to pay additional fees. Of course, drastic changes like these run the risk of losing Netflix more consumers.

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Netflix also blamed the plunge on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In response to the invasion, they — along with 400 other companies — pulled out of (and halted all future projects within) the country, which costed them 700,000 subscribers. Among other factors Netflix noted include a sluggish economy and increasing inflation.

One of the major changes that could occur from this downturn includes Netflix’s acceptance of ads. While the company has been admanted over the last decade about not utilizing advertisements, Hastings told investors that they will look into a lower-priced tier supported by ads over the next couple years.

For the service, the ongoing struggle could be quite the eye-opener as it finds itself in the midst of a streaming war. Disney+, Apple TV, HBO Max, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video are all vying for subscriptions and revenue.

Though Netflix still ended 2021 with more customers than any of the above, Prime Video (200 million subscribers worldwide) and Disney+ (129.8 million worldwide) weren’t far behind. CNN Business estimated that Netflix’s report was likely to roil the streaming industry due to the fact that so many firms have changed their strategies to compete with the company.

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Carole Baskin Suing Netflix For Using Footage Of Her In Tiger King 2 

Carole Baskin and her husband, Howard, are accusing Royal Goode Productions and Netflix of breach of contract by using footage of the couple in the trailer for the sequel to the Netflix hit series ‘Tiger King’. 

The second season of the series was initially scheduled for release on November 17th. According to media sources, the lawsuit was filed on Monday in Tampa, Florida. The couple is arguing that they only signed appearance release forms for the first series, which Carole Baskin would go on to describe as a “reality show dumpster fire.” 

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The lawsuit states: “By utilizing the film footage of the Baskins and Big Cat Rescue secured by Royal Goode Productions under the Appearance Releases in ‘sizzle reels’ and promotional trailers for the sequel entitled ‘Tiger King 2,’ the Defendants are in breach of the terms of the Appearance Releases.”

The Baskins are looking for Royal Goode Productions and Netfliz to remove all footage of them being used in Tiger King 2. 

Carole Baskin also made multiple claims in the past that the first season of the series “perniciously implicated” her in the disappearance of her first husband in 1997; the first season alludes that Baskin potentially fed her first husband to one of her tigers, thus destroying all evidence that would implicate her in his disappearance. 

The entire first season of the series followed the rivalry that took place between Joe Exotic, owner of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma, and animal conservationist Carole Baskin. 

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In 2018, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, Joe Exotic’s real name, was arrested after being accused of hiring two men to murder Baskin. 

In 2019, he was found guilty of multiple federal charges of animal abuse and two counts of attempted murder. Exotic was sentenced to a 22-year prison sentence in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Exotic has since sold his zoo and is currently appealing his sentencing, calling it “harsh.” Jeff and Lauren Lowe are the couple who now own Exotic’s old zoo. In January a federal judge ordered the Lowe’s to turn over all lion and tiger cubs in their possession, along with the animals’ mothers. 

The animals were then returned to the federal government after it was found that Exotic’s zoo had violated the US’s endangered Species Act and the Animal Welfare Act. 

In the meantime, the Baskins have teamed up with fiml-maker Michael Webber, most famously known for ‘The Elephant In The Living Room’, for their own documentary called ‘The Conservation Game’.

Trans Netflix Employee Suspended As Dave Chappelle’s ‘The Closer’ Special Finds Itself In LGBTQ Firestorm

Stand-up comic Dave Chappelle is known for pushing the boundaries on many cultural, racial, and sometimes controversial topics while almost always turning them into laughs. However, his recent Netflix special, “The Closer,” has come under heavy scrutiny for anti-LGBTQ comments.

“The Closer” is Chappelle’s sixth Netflix stand-up special, and his first feature length special since 2019. As of Wednesday, it sits at third overall in Netflix’s top-10 shows in the U.S. During the special, Chappelle touches down on a number of issues that were the driving factor behind the sudden outrage.

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Chappelle joked about DaBaby’s recent homophobic comments— where the rapper stated HIV and AIDS can kill you in two-to-three weeks— saying he “punched the LGBTQ community right in the AIDS.”

“DaBaby shot and killed a n**** in Walmart in North Carolina. Nothing bad happened to his career,” Chappelle said. “Do you see where I am going with this? In our country, you can shoot and kill a n**** but you better not hurt a gay person’s feelings.”

Chappelle later discussed how the LGBTQ community canceled notable people such as Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, and called himself a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical female), which refers to a feminist who disregards transgender women from being part of their fight for women’s rights.

“I’m team TERF. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact… Every human being in this room, every human being on earth had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on earth. That is a fact.”

In regards to the acronym of TERF, Chappelle said that trans people just “make up words to win arguments.” Chappelle also stated he wasn’t a fan of “newer gays,” calling them “too brittle and sensitive,” and detailed a fight between him and a trans woman who he “beat the toxic masculinity out of.”

Chappelle’s comments caused such a stir that three Netflix employees — one of them being Terra Field, a queer/trans senior software engineer — barged into “QBR,” or quarter business review, which is a virtual, two-day meeting with Netflix’s top employees.

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Having not been invited to QBR, Field and the two other employees were promptly suspended by Netflix. While the billion-dollar streaming company has since reinstated her, Verge reported that Netflix’s trans-employees have organized a company-wide walkout on Oct. 20.

Field took to Twitter to post a lengthy thread explaining how Chappelle’s stand-up routine was hurting the LGBTQ community.

“Promoting TERF ideology (which is what we did by giving it a platform yesterday) directly harms trans people, it is not some neutral act. This is not an argument with two sides. It is an argument with trans people who want to be alive and people who don’t want us to be.”

According to Variety, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos sided with Chappelle in a memo, stating that Chappelle is one of the most popular stand-up comics today while citing Netflix’s history with him. “As with our other talent, we work hard to support their creative freedom,” Sarandos said, “even though this means there will always be content on Netflix some people believe is harmful.”

The public reaction to Chappelle’s special have been greatly mixed. “Dear White People” trans executive producer Jaclyn Moore tweeted that she would no longer work for Netflix if they continue to put out transphobic content.

On the opposite side, black trans stand-up comic Flame Monroe, speaking with Yahoo! Entertainment, explained that as a comedian, she wouldn’t want to be censored, and that it’s a comedian’s job to bring uncomfortable issues to the forefront.

What did Chappelle, 48, have to say about the matter? “If this is what being cancelled is like, I like it.”

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Netflix Buys Kanye West Documentary That’s Been In The Works For 21 Years 

Netflix has acquired the rights to a documentary series covering the life and career of Kanye West. The series has been in the works for the past 21 years, and is set to cover the death of his mother, Donda, back in 2007, as well as his failed 2020 presidential bid.

The film/series is currently untitled, and will include unseen home videos of West that were taken by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah over the past two decades. Ozah is known for directing West’s music videos Jesus Walks and Through the Wire. 

Billboard reported that the series is likely to be released later this year, and Netflix acquired the rights to it for $30 million. It’s currently unknown if the documentary will discuss West’s pending divorce/ past relationship tribulations with reality star Kim Kardashian West. 

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Kris Jenner, West’s mother-in-law, did recently claim how the couple’s divorce will be featured in the final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which is currently airing on E!

Within the past two decades Kanye West has had one of the most rollercoaster careers in the industry. He first became known as a producer, mainly for his work on Jay-Z’s The Blueprint, before launching his own successful music career with albums The College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation. 

In 2008 he released 808s and Heartbreak, and in 2010 with the release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, West’s legacy as a musician was truly solidified. Those three albums were thought to really shoot West into the mainstream. 

In 2013 he went full on experimental with his Yeezus album, which was also widely regarded as one of his best albums by fans. Then, as the decade progressed West’s Christian faith became more central to the art he was creating, in fact, his most recent album, Jesus Is King, was a gospel-inspired body of work that won best contemporary Christian music album at the Grammys last month. 

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West is also no stranger to controversy. In the beginning of his career he made headlines by calling out George W Bush for his lack of care for Black people after Hurricane Katrina, and interrupting teenage Taylor Swift during her first ever major win in the music industry. 

In 2016, West also made it public that he supported Donald Trump until 2020 when he announced he was “taking the red hat off” to run for president himself. His support over Trump, claims that slavery was “a choice,” and anti-abortion rants led to him becoming one of the most controversial individuals in the music industry.

In 2014, he married Kardashian and the two would go on to have four children together before filing for divorce in 2021. Kardashian recently took to social media to ask the public to have more compassion for West, after implying a lot of his erratic behavior was triggered by his bipolar disorder. 

While the documentary has no set release date, it’s expected that we will likely see it around Summer.

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Netflix Reportedly Spends $450 Million On Two ‘Knives Out’ Sequels 

It’s been reported that Netflix purchased the rights of two “Knives Out” sequels in a deal worth $450 million. Back in February 2020 director Rian Johnson announced that he was officially developing a sequel to his beloved 2019 murder mystery which included an all star cast of Hollywood’s most likeable actors, such as Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis. 

Now, it’s been announced that “Knives Out 2” and “Knives Out 3” will be developed for Netflix. The $450 million price tag on this deal marks the biggest film purchase in history, and doubles the platform’s previous record-holder for most expensive original film; “The Gray Man” cost Netflix around $200 million to create. 

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According to reports from Deadline, “the first picture will begin shooting in Greece on June 28th, and casting will begin immediately.”

The first “Knives Out” movie was released by Lionsgate in November 2019, and immediately became one of the biggest movies of the year, grossing $311 million worldwide. It’s rare for an original production to breakout in the box office in such a major way, but since it did it’s no surprise that a sequel, or two, would be in the works. 

“Knives Out” stars Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc, a master detective who investigates the murder of a wealthy crime novelist. The film featured an ensemble cast, including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette,, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and the late Christopher Plummer. 

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In “Knives Out 2” and “Knives Out 3,” it’s expected that Craig’s Benoit Blanc will investigate new murder mysteries. The first film was nominated for three Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Daniel Craig, and Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Ana de Armas. Johnson himself was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 2020 Oscars. 

“I’ll tell you, the truth is I had such a great time working with Daniel Craig and I had so much fun doing this on every level, from writing it to making it,” Johnson said last year after the film initially premiered. 

“I’ve never really been interested in doing sequels, but this, the idea of doing more of these with Daniel as his character, is not sequels. It’s just what Agatha Christie did. It’s just coming up with a whole new mystery, a whole new location, all new cast, whole new mechanics of the appeal of a mystery and everything. It’d be a blast.”

Right now it’s unknown when we can expect the first sequel to hit Netflix, but some experts think it’ll be around early 2022.

Michelle Obama’s “Waffles + Mochi” Teaches Kids The Importance Of Healthy Eating

Former first lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with Netflix and some puppet friends to educate children about food and healthy ingredients.