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Amazon’s original movie Elvis & Nixon is now available on Prime Video. This is Amazon’s largest box office movie to date and they’re bringing it to Prime members just 4 months after its theatrical release. Amazon’s other two movies, Chi-Raq and Creative Control, made their way to Prime Video 3 months and 2 months after their big screen premiere, so it seems like the more popular the movie, the longer Amazon leaves it in theaters. Still, a 4 month turn round from theater to streaming is far shorter than the 10 month average it usually takes movies to come to streaming services.
Amazon is bringing Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan character to TV, according to a report by Deadline. A series commitment with a 10-episode straight-to-series order has been greenlit with John Krasinski taking the lead role. If you’re not familiar with the popular book series, you’ve probably heard of the character from one of four Jack Ryan movies that have been release, starting with The Hunt For Red October in 1993 and ending recently with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in 2014. The show will follow “an up-and-coming CIA analyst as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.”
Amazon has just made ten of their original series pilots available for free through YouTube and Facebook. Many of these episodes have already been available for free to non-Prime members, but this is the first time you can watch them outside of Amazon Video. The available pilots are The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, Red Oaks, Bosch, Mozart in the Jungle, Just Add Magic, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Tumble Leaf, Annedroids, and Wishenpoof. A few of these shows will premiere their new season in the next few months, so now is as good a time as any to watch the first episode, get hooked, binge watch the existing seasons, and be ready for the premieres.
Amazon had a busy day yesterday at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills where stars, producers, directors, and executives spent the day talking to press about Amazon’s upcoming original shows. In addition to confirming the title of Woody Allen’s highly-anticipated first TV show to be Crisis in Six Scenes, they revealed their full fall lineup of original shows, along with their premiere dates. September is looking to be a month of comedies for Amazon, with One Mississippi, Fleabag, and the third season of Transparent all premiering in September. October will premiere shows with a more serious tone, like Goliath and Good Girls Revolt, with the second season of The Man In the High Castle premiering near the end of the year on December 16, where Amazon says the mysterious figure known only as “the man in the high castle” will be revealed. Read on for the full list of upcoming shows and premiere dates, as well as new trailers and sneak peak videos that have just been released. Read more ›