Simply Barbra, Barbra and More Barbra Comes to Netflix
What becomes a legend most? A Netflix content package deal, of course. And that’s what’s coming soon from Barbra Streisand and the streaming platform.
For the diva’s superfans, this means a bounty of musical riches, including TV specials dating back to the beginning of her career. Netflix will stream My Name Is Barbra (1965), Color Me Barbra (1966), Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park (1968), Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments (1973), Barbra Streisand: The Concert (1994), and Barbra Streisand: Timeless (2001).
But it’s the extended version of her 1976 remake of A Star Is Born, tinkered with and re-worked by Streisand herself, that will probably draw the most fascinated attention (and maybe some funny Twitter commentary, too, if we’re being honest). It’ll have new footage, an alternate ending, and who knows what else.
No drop dates yet, but we’re hoping it happens this summer, while we’re on staycation and perhaps… doing some day-drinking. We deserve this.
Billy Eichner Is a Time Travelin’ Jerk
His TV series, Billy on the Street, scaled new heights of ironic celebrity obsession — and public screaming — but you can’t run around the streets of New York City shouting at strangers forever without someone eventually punching you, so Billy Eichner’s next project will find him safely in the production office and the voice-over booth.
Along with co-producers Anna Wenger and Doug Brady, Eichner will bring the animated series Time Travelin’ Jerk to the small screen. Created by Brady and written by Brady, Wenger, and Eichner, the series is described as Back to the Future meets Groundhog Day, telling the story of a young girl stuck traveling in time with an accountant (voiced by Eichner) as her main sidekick.
We’re hopeful for this, if only because we’re still deeply upset by Hulu’s cancellation of Difficult People, and we want Eichner to soothe our pain by any means necessary. We also want cartoons made for adults to be inadvertently watched by unsuspecting children and their families — to be followed by the inevitable awkward conversations.
Romeo San Vicente generally travels without his accountant.