The speculations were true: Vudu will provide original shows, comprising a few with surprises. Vudu verified at a presentation that it might launch a series of exclusive programming, comprising “interactive content” created with the assistance of the Eko startup. While the streaming service did not delve into particulars, it pledged a mix of genres such as drama, comedy, and thrillers when the interactive material will come later in 2019.
There will be originals that do not need your input, certainly. Vudu is co-creating Albedo, a science-fiction detective show from Brad Peyton (Rampage director) that will feature Evangeline Lilly. You can also anticipate reality shows such as travel-focused Queen Latifah’s Friends in Strange Places and Turning Point with Randy Jackson. The first 3 episodes of Blues Clues & You by Nickelodeon will also roll out on Vudu prior to they hit traditional TV.
Almost a dozen original TV shows and movies must premiere later this year, even though Albedo is not anticipated until next year. You can normally anticipate content targeted at whole families, Vudu claimed to the media in an interview.
On a related note, Walmart is supposedly designing minimum 6 original series for Vudu, its streaming service. It is set to disclose a few of them at a presentation to advertisers soon. As per media reports, it has been in discussions with studios to reboot earlier family-friendly series.
Walmart has an offer in place with MGM for original material and one of the projects supposedly in the development is a show based on the Mr. Mom movie. There are claimed to be plans for a CSI-style procedural drama and a sci-fi show as well. Vudu provides some ad-based shows free of cost, as well as digital sales and rentals. Hence, Walmart is not looking to mimic Apple, Netflix, or Amazon Prime structure with subscriptions.