Streamers, I have Good News and Bad News

Remember when you were a kid and adults would say, “I have some good news and some bad news. Which do you want first?” If you were like me, you’d choose the bad news first. My hope was that the good news that came after would be good enough to take the sting out of the bad. While this produced mixed results back then, it’s the only way I know how to do this. So, with that said, let’s start with…

…The Bad News

Well, streamers, we had to figure it would come to this. Come to what? A delay in some of our favorite shows. As you know, the entire world is a on pause at the moment, and that includes productions of some of our favorite streaming series. In most cases, the delays are about two weeks long, but that’s just the initial delay. Who knows how these setbacks might compound other normal production setbacks?

Here’s a short list of the shows that have had production delayed due to current events:


  • The Morning Show
  • See


Might be facing production delays.

NBC Peacock

Might also face production delays.


  • Stranger Things
  • Grace and Frankie
  • Lucifer
  • Sex/Life
  • As well as all other scripted shows in the US and Canada
  • The Witcher


  • The Handmaid’s Tale

And Now for Some Good News

…Apparently, NBCUniversal is making current theatrical releases available on-demand. This bypasses the typical 90-day period between theatrical releases making it to the home market. All things considered, this is probably something they felt they had to do since there probably aren’t a lot of people heading to movie theaters these days. I could be wrong, but I’m not going to drive up there to check. (My biggest fear is the damage it might do to my wallet!)

Here’s a list of new NBCUniversal movies to be available on demand:

  • Trolls World Tour
  • The Hunt
  • The Invisible Man
  • Emma

Trolls World Tour premiers April 10, with the rest of the films following sometime after that. Like NBCUniversal, Disney+ is releasing some new films early, such as:

  • Frozen 2
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

If we’re all going to be stuck at home for a while, we might as well have something to watch. Chances are good that you have plenty of titles to choose from if you’re a streamer. Hopefully, all of this chaos will blow over and we can all get back to our “regularly scheduled channels,” so to speak.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.