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Chrissy’s Court Renewed for 3rd Season Following Big Season 2 Launch

Roku today announced that the second season of Chrissy’s Court, starring Chrissy Teigen and Pepper Thai, smashed U.S. viewership records for unscripted Roku Originals programming during its opening weekend on The Roku Channel. Season 2 of Chrissy’s Court drew more unique views during its opening weekend than any prior unscripted Roku Originals series launch, making …

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Daniel Radcliffe is Weird Al in the Teaser for The Al Yankovic Story

Roku painted New York City purple with their first-ever live NewFronts presentation today at The Chelsea Factory in New York City and gave a first look at Daniel Radcliffe as “Weird Al” in WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story. You can watch the teaser trailer using the player below! Roku’s NewFront presentation was hosted by Maria …

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Swimming with Sharks Trailer and Key Art Debut

The Roku Channel has released the official Swimming with Sharks trailer and key art, which preview the series premiering on the service April 15. All six of the 30-minute episodes will debut on that day. The news was announced today along with the Swimming with Sharks trailer debut, just hours before the series premiere screening …

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First Look at Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al Yankovic!

Roku has shared an official first look at Daniel Radcliffe as “Weird Al” Yankovic in the upcoming biopic for The Roku Channel titled WEIRD: The ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Story. You can view the full photo of Daniel Radcliffe by scrolling down. “Wearing the Hawaiian shirt is a huge responsibility that I don’t take lightly, and …

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The Newsreader to Stream on The Roku Channel

Roku today announced that multi-award-winning Australian drama series The Newsreader will debut in the United States exclusively as a Roku Original on The Roku Channel. The six-episode series will premiere on March 18. Set in the 1986 and centered around the frantic world of broadcast news, The Newsreader follows the unconventional relationship between an ambitious …

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Swimming with Sharks Series Coming to The Roku Channel

Roku and Lionsgate today announced that Swimming with Sharks, the scripted drama series about the dark side of the Hollywood studio system, will make its debut on The Roku Channel this April. The new series is about a Hollywood assistant who turns the tables on an abusive boss. The Roku Original stars Kiernan Shipka and …

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Doomlands Adult Animated Series Coming to Roku

Roku today announced that Doomlands will premiere on The Roku Channel on January 28. From the irreverent mind of Josh O’Keefe, Doomlands is Roku’s first adult animated series. The show started as creator Josh O’Keefe’s university film project turned crowd-funded pilot and was later developed by Josh Bowen and Look Mom! Productions. The series looks …

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WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story Starring Daniel Radcliffe on Roku

Roku today announced an all-new feature film about the prolific career of GRAMMY-winning musician and pop cultural icon “Weird Al” Yankovic. Produced by Funny Or Die and Tango, WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story will be available exclusively on The Roku Channel. Production on the biopic begins in Los Angeles in early February. The Roku Original …

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The Now Trailer with Dave Franco and Bill Murray

Roku today announced The Now, a new comedy from Academy Award winners Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly, will premiere exclusively on The Roku Channel on December 10. All 14-episodes of the series will be available to viewers of The Roku Channel in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. for free at launch. Peter Farrelly said, …

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Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Holiday Movie to Debut on The Roku Channel

Roku and Lionsgate today announced that an all-new feature-length film based on Emmy-winning show Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist will debut on The Roku Channel this holiday season. The project, which will bring the original cast back for a holiday encore, is the first Roku Original feature-length film announced for The Roku Channel. Production for Zoey’s Extraordinary …

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Most Dangerous Game Season 2 Ordered by Roku

Roku has given the green light to Most Dangerous Game Season 2. Written by Nick Santora, the second season of the action thriller will be produced by CBS Studios. Two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz will reprise his starring role as Miles Sellers, the CEO of The Tiro Fund – a front for a centuries …

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23 New Roku Series Are on the Way!

Roku announced today that a new slate of Roku series will be available to stream beginning August 13. The lineup features 23 new titles for The Roku Channel, including four all-new premieres, available exclusively on The Roku Channel in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. New, never-before-seen series Eye Candy, Squeaky Clean, season two of Thanks a Million, and What …

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Die Hart Season 2 Ordered by The Roku Channel

Roku and Laugh Out Loud, the multi-platform comedy brand, today announced Kevin Hart‘s comedy action series, Die Hart, will return to The Roku Channel for a second season, titled Die Harter. Following the series premiere on May 20, the greenlight is the first Roku Original renewal for The Roku Channel. Die Hart had a spectacular …

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Roku Originals to Debut on The Roku Channel May 20

Roku announced today it will debut Roku Originals on The Roku Channel on May 20, in celebration of Streaming Day. The Roku Originals launch lineup, which features 30 titles, includes award-winning and scripted series, such as Die Hart, #FreeRayshawn and Reno 911!, documentaries such as Blackballed and Big Rad Wolf, and alternative and reality programming, …

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Quibi Content to Be Rebranded as Roku Originals

Roku announced today that the content from the Quibi acquisition in January will be re-branded as Roku Originals and will be launched on The Roku Channel. Roku Originals will also be the brand name for future original programming for The Roku Channel, the home of free, ad-supported entertainment on the Roku platform, for viewers in …

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Roku Acquires the Quibi Shows and Documentaries

Roku today confirmed that the company has acquired more than 75 Quibi shows and documentaries and The Roku Channel be the only place to stream the titles. Before Quibi was shut down on December 1, 2020, the short-form streaming platform created the programming with Hollywood’s leading studios and production companies. Roku has acquired the exclusive …

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