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1. Priyanka Chopra Jonas will star in the Netflix family superhero adventure "We Can Be Heroes" for "Spy Kids" creator Robert Rodriguez. The film is based on an original concept by writer/director/producer Rodriguez, who last year helmed the big-budget sci-fi adventure "Alita: Battle Angel": when aliens kidnap all of Earth's superheroes, a group of their children will have to team up to save the world. The film is already in production. Chopra Jonas also stars in and co-produced the Hindi-language film "The Sky Is Pink," which will debut at this year's Toronto Film Festival. – DEADLINE

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2. Amazon released a trailer for the upcoming film "The Report," based on the true story of the creation and writing of the landmark Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture. Frequent Steven Soderbergh collaborator Scott Z. Burns wrote and directed the film, which stars Annette Bening as California Senator Dianne Feinstein and Adam Driver as an idealistic staffer who leads the investigation into the CIA’s post-9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program. The film debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival to glowing reviews and is considered a potential Oscar contender in a number of categories. Amazon will release the film theatrically on November 15 and on Prime Video on November 29. – COLLIDER

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3. WHAT'S NEW ON STREAMING TODAY?

LOVE ALARM: This romantic comedy series from South Korea -- based on an internet comic -- is set in a near-future where a mobile app notifies users if anyone in their vicinity has a crush on them. [Netflix]

HAIL SATAN?: 2019 feature documentary about the political activist group The Satanic Temple, which promotes egalitarianism and the separation of church and state. [Hulu]

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4. Netflix plans to upgrade its TV app with features to highlight new and upcoming shows. Variety first related the news about Netflix's plans on Monday, and Gizmodo followed up on Wednesday in greater detail. The TV app will now feature a "Latest" tab in the sidebar which will feature not just new programming, but also previews of upcoming shows that will hit Netflix in the coming weeks. These sections will be regularly updated and personalized for users based on their tastes and viewing habits. Users will have the option to set a reminder for previewed shows when they come online. The new feature has already started rolling out for some Netflix users this week. – GIZMODO

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: "BOJACK HORSEMAN" TURNS 5 YEARS OLD (8/22/2014)

Five years ago today, on Friday, August 22, 2014, Netflix released its first-ever animated series intended for adults: "BoJack Horseman." The series is set in an alternate reality Hollywood where humans and anthropomorphic animals live side-by-side and stars Will Arnett as an alcoholic, depressed former TV star (and horse) trying to pull his life together.

Though it was only moderately successful with critics upon its debut (Season 1 ended up with a 67% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes), the show's careful balance of bleak honesty and cartoon silliness immediately found a devoted fan following. "BoJack" has since gone on to become one of Netflix's best-regarded original series. Last year, IndieWire writers ranked it as the top animated series of all time. Thrillist has it ranked as the second-best Netflix original ever, oddly behind "The OA." Just a few weeks ago, Vulture declared "BoJack" the best-written show on television.

The show has even been nominated this year for the Oustanding Animated Program Emmy for the first time, for the ground-breaking episode "Free Churro," which consists almost exclusively of a eulogy for BoJack's mother, delivered by Arnett.

"BoJack" has also proved a breakthrough for both creator/writer Raphael Bob-Waksberg and animator Lisa Hanawalt. Bob-Waksberg has since gone on to create the adult animated series "Undone," which debuts on Amazon Prime on September 13, and Hanawalt created the (sadly now canceled) Netflix series "Tuca & Bertie."

Five seasons of "BoJack" are currently available to stream on Netflix. It's expected to return sometime later this year for a sixth season.

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5. The complete first episode of the new CBS All Access drama series "Why Women Kill" is now available to stream for free on YouTube. The pilot, "Murder Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry," introduces the show's three leads -- 1963 housewife Beth Ann (Ginnifer Goodwin), 1984 socialist Simone (Lucy Liu), and 2019 lawyer Taylor (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) -- along with their philandering husbands (Sam Jaeger, Jack Davenport and Reid Scott, respectively). The first two episodes of "Why Women Kill" are currently available to stream on CBS All Access, with new episodes arriving each Thursday. – YOUTUBE

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6. HBO signed an exclusive first-look deal with actor/writer/producer Lena Dunham's company, Good Thing Going. Dunham already has a number of projects in the works for the network, including the financial drama series "Industry," for which she directed the pilot, and the HBO Max dramedy "Generation," which she will produce. Good Thing Going is apparently also working on a project about infamous New York fraudster "Anna Delvey" and a film based on the YA novel "Catherine, Called Birdy." Dunham currently appears on screen in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" as Manson Family member Catherine “Gypsy” Share. – INDIEWIRE

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7. Paul Rudd plays a man and his clone in the upcoming Netflix comedy series "Living With Yourself." The series stars Rudd as a loser who, after a cutting-edge spa treatment, comes home to discover he's been replaced by an upgraded version of himself. Aisling Bea also appears as Rudd's wife, for whose affections he must now compete with his better self. "The Daily Show" vet Timothy Greenberg created the series (which was originally developed for IFC) and served as showrunner for the first eight-episode season. "Living With Yourself" hits Netflix on October 18. – THR

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8. The first half of the final 20-episode season of Netflix's "The Ranch" premieres on September 13.

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9. Netflix will release the third season of the animated comedy "Big Mouth" on October 4.

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10. YouTube superstar Lilly Singh spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about moving from the online platform to a far more conventional network late-night format for her new NBC series "A Little Late."

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Lon Harris is the writer and editor of Inside Streaming, and was the very first person to ever write an Inside newsletter. He lives in Los Angeles, California, and also writes about TV and film for Fandom, Screen Junkies, Rotten Tomatoes, Gamma Ray and others. He competes on The Movie Trivia Schmoedown as "The Professor." You can follow him on Twitter @lons

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