1. The Emmy Awards were the least-watched ever. Maybe that happened because it aired on a Monday. Maybe it’s because of the low star-power of the hosts, Colin Jost and Michael Che. Maybe it’s because people knew “Atlanta” would get shut out. Who’s to say.
A few highlights…
Speaking of “Atlanta,” the scary Teddy Perkins character made an appearance (as seen in the photo above). Donald Glover presumably played the Michael Jackson-esque character in the show, but it remains unclear who played Perkins at the ceremony. Maybe Perkins is real after all.
Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won eight Emmys this year, one less than “Game of Thrones.” But “Maisel” won more televised awards than “Thrones.” A big win for Amazon.
Netflix and HBO tied for most awards, with each winning 23. That’s the first time a streaming company topped (or co-topped) this ceremony.
“Killing Eve” unfortunately didn’t win an Emmy for actress Sandra Oh or writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
And someone proposed to someone else.
2. Hulu will bring back “Veronica Mars” for eight episodes, with Kristen Bell back in the titular role. Hulu also attained the rights to stream the first three seasons along with the 2014 movie. Those will all join the service sometime in 2019.
3. Disney has big plans for its streaming service that’s intended to compete with Netflix. Loki, Scarlet Witch and other Marvel heroes will reportedly get their own individual series. Apparently, the actors that played these characters in the movies will reprise their roles, and Disney will break the bank on the various shows’ budgets.
4. The ESPN+ streaming app has defied expectations and has already surpassed 1 million paying subscribers. It launched just five months ago and costs $5 a month.