This teaser trailer is simply too big to just drop into the Always Be Watching trailer section. It's the TV series spin-off for Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The show debuts May 25. Joining Ewan McGregor in the cast is Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. Also: Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
One cannot imagine there are many (rational) Star Wars fans who aren't excited to see this one...
WarnerMedia and Discovery, separately, exit Russia. Also, Amazon.
Ahead of their merger, both WarnerMedia and Discovery have both announced plans to exit operations in Russia.
Discovery will suspend 15 channels from broadcast in Russia over censorship concerns related to its European news channels. 65 employees will be impacted.
WarnerMedia will also remove its channels from Russia, including CNN. It is unknown whether the Russian people will be able to make do without Richard Quest on their screens.
In a more significant move, Amazon has also announced plans to exit Russia. In addition to its Prime Video service closing there, the company will halt product shipments and stop new customers from signing up to web hosting company AWS. Existing customers will remain on the service.
HBO Max officially takes flight with The Penguin
As The Batman passes the global $300 million mark, HBO Max has officially announced a spin-off companion TV show starring Colin Farrell as Batman villain The Penguin.
If you want to read a number of the expected tired quotes from execs expressing about how excited they are to enter the world of The Batman, please go right ahead:
- Power Book IV: Force has been renewed for a second season. Read: Deadline
- Specialty cinema streamer Mubi has plans to beef up its podcast efforts. Read: Deadline
- Speaking of podcasts, series You Must Remember This will examine the erotic films of the 80s and 90s. Read: Indiewire
- Netflix has confirmed seasons two and three of Vikings: Valhalla. Read: thefutoncritic
- RIP Conrad Janis. The actor was best known for playing Mindy's father in Mork & Mindy. Read: Variety
- HBO is being sued for sharing customer lists with Facebook. Read: Variety
- The Jimmy Carr comedy show for Channel 4 I Literally Just Told You has been greenlit for a second season. Read: Deadline
- Australia's Fetch TV has added a collection of FAST channels to its low-cost linear streaming service. There's nothing especially compelling in the new channels, but it may signal the start of a much bigger interest in opening up its platform. Read: Mediaweek
Season 2 of Bridgerton debuts on Netflix March 25.
May 19 is when we will finally get a look at the Angelyne TV series for Peacock. The show is about LA icon Angelyne - famous for starring on a billboard over a number of decades. It stars Emmy Rossum as the billboard queen.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds debuts May 5 on Paramount+.
Outer Range debuts on Amazon Prime Video April 15.
Tehran debuts May 6 on Apple TV+.
Trust No One: The Hunt For The Crypto King debuts on Netflix March 30.
That's it for today. It seems almost inevitable at this stage that ABW will be back tomorrow in your inbox. Until then: courage!