If you’re an Amazon Prime member and like to keep track of the original content being made available to you through Prime video, here’s a roundup of the recent releases and news about upcoming movies and TV shows.
Starting with what has recently been made premiered on Prime video, the Amazon original docuseries American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story just debuted last week. This 10 episode show chronicles the life of Playboy magazine founder, Hugh Hefner, and his impact on global culture. It’s told from his unique perspective, and includes never-before-seen footage from his private archive.
The Amazon original movie The Handmaiden premiers today on Prime video. This crime drama is a Korean language film with English subtitles. It’s about a young Japanese lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance.
Moving on to future releases, tomorrow will bring the second season of Fortitude. This is a series that Amazon picked up when it’s original produce shutdown operations. Next week, on April 21st, is the premiere of the third season of Bosch. This is an hour-long detective drama that is one of Amazon’s most popular series, and one of my personal favorites. For the little ones, season 3 of Thunderbirds Are Go will debut the same day. The following week will be the premier of season 3 of Catastrophe, which includes one of Carrie Fisher’s final roles.
Amazon’s multi-Academy Award winning movie Manchester by the Sea will make its highly anticipated Prime video debut on May 5th. Manchester by the Sea was in the running for the best picture award, but the movie that won the Oscar, Moonlight, will also be coming to Prime video in May on the 21st. Numerous other May releases can be seen in the video above.
As for upcoming new shows that Amazon has picked up, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which was part of the last Pilot Season has been greenlit for two seasons. No word yet on whether Amazon will be picking up the other four shows. Amazon has also signed a script-to-series deal for The Underground Railroad, a one-hour original drama from Oscar-winning Moonlight writer-director Barry Jenkins which is a new take on the story of the underground railroad.