November 16, 2018
Is FilmStruck Coming Back?
Reports of FilmStruck’s death may have been greatly exaggerated.
We covered the initial sad news of FilmStruck’s demise, then we updated you with news of a rescue mission to save FilmStruck.
Well, now we bring yet another development in the FilmStruck saga, what is now our own FilmStruck trilogy…
FilmStruck may be coming back.
But just like Mr. Spock is reborn on the Genesis planet in Star Trek III (not a FilmStruck movie, btw) this version may be slightly different.
First, according to Deadline, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey is trying to find a way to bundle the indie movies, foreign films, and Criterion Collection classics into another streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Then we got news that according to The Wrap, WarnerMedia is teaming with the Criterion Collection to launch the new channel. Apparently, the new Criterion Channel will launch in the spring of 2019.
We’re not a 100% clear on how this will work or what it will mean, but which is kind of like how Spock’s brain was stuck inside of Dr. McCoy.