Digital fronts are heating up.
Viacom has purchased Pluto TV for $370 million which officially puts a stake in the ever-growing streaming game for the media conglomerate rumored to be merging with CBS. Both sides excited about the deal, personally, it sounds like an alternative to Hulu or Netflix for Viacom to put a bunch of it’s cataloged intellectual property which could include the likes of Beavis and Butthead, Daria, and others.
Bradley James has been cast as the lead for Netflix’s upcoming animated series The Liberator.
Netflix has ordered World War II drama series The Liberator, which tells the riveting true story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War: the battlefield odyssey of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks and his infantry unit as they fought for over five hundred days to liberate Europe. Based on the book “The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey” by Alex Kershaw, the series was created by Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive).
The combat drama will follow Sparks and the 157th Infantry Regiment from Oklahoma, a National Guard unit comprised primarily of cowboys, Native Americans and Mexican-Americans from the Invasion of Italy to the liberation of the concentration camp of Dachau.
The four-part series will be the first ever produced in Trioscope™ Enhanced Hybrid Animation, a new patent-pending technology combining state-of-the-art CGI with live-action performance, bringing an unprecedented level of emotion and fidelity to the animated drama experience. Grzegorz Jonkajtys developed the Trioscope™ technology together with School of Humans’ L.C. Crowley.