Amazon is currently making the first episode of their new original series Hanna available to stream by Prime members for the next 24-hours. This series will not premiere in its entirety until March, but you can catch the first episode now for a short time. Amazon spent big bucks to run a Super Bowl ad for Hanna, so it seems like they think the series will be a hit. Last year, Amazon promoted their original series Jack Ryan during the Super Bowl, which has since been very well received by both fans and critics. Amazon describes Hanna as “equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama.” The show “follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.”
After teasing the ad with a few short clips, Amazon has now published their one minute thirty second ad for Alexa that will air during this year’s Super Bowl game. The ad pokes fun at the barrage of recent devices released with Alexa integration by featuring celebrities trying out failed Alexa device concepts. Also released is a one minute trailer ad for Amazon’s new upcoming original series Hanna that will air during the 3rd quarter of the big game. Amazon will make the first episode of the series available for 24-hours to Prime members after the Super Bowl ends, even though the series won’t be released until March.
If you recall from last year, Amazon saved the sci-fi series The Expanse after it was canceled by signing a deal with the show’s cast and creators for a 4th season. Season 1 and season 2 of the series have long been available on Prime Video in the US, but now Amazon has acquired exclusive streaming rights to the entire series, including season 3. On February 8th, all three seasons of The Expanse will be made available to Prime members in over 200 countries. Amazon hasn’t announced when the 4th season will premiere, but in a couple of weeks, Prime members will be able to binge all 36 existing episodes so that they’re ready for the new season.
The 3rd season of The Grand Tour, Amazon’s original motorsport series starring former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, kicks off today on Prime Video. As with the past 2 seasons, a new episode from the season will be released every Friday for the next few weeks. This first episode kicks off in Detroit with the guys driving American muscle cars. Clarkson will also get behind the wheel of the 789 horsepower McLaren Senna. You can watch a trailer for the 3rd season or just jump right into the first episode. Read more ›
Amazon has greenlit their original series Goliath for a third season, according to Deadline. The first season of the series was very well received and became the most binged first season of any Amazon original series. Show lead Billy Bob Thornton went on to win a Golden Globe for the series. The second season of Goliath, which has received decent critic reviews, was not well received by fans of the series. On Rotten Tomatoes, fans gave the first season a 91% fresh score, while the second season only received a 53% fresh score. It’s a similar story for reviewers on Amazon, where customers gave the first season a 4.7 out of 5 star rating, but gave the second season a paltry 2.7 star rating. The third season will premiere in 2019, but a release date has not been set.
Amazon has greenlit a sixth season of Bosch, their longest-running series, according to Deadline. The fifth season, which was just greenlit around the start of the year, is currently wrapping up filming but Amazon is wasting no time backing the show for another season. The book series that the show is based on currently has 20 installments, so there’s plenty of material for another season. Season four is available no on Prime Video and season five of Bosch is expected to premiere early next year.
The long wait for more of Amazon’s original series Patriot is over. The second season has debuted today on Prime Video. The first season received great reviews from fans across Amazon (4.2/5 stars), IMDB (8.2/10 stars) and Rotten Tomatoes (94% fresh). The second season is already off to a similar start. Check out the trailer for the second season or just jump right in.
Amazon’s latest original series, Homecoming, is now available on Prime Video. It stars Julia Roberts as a caseworker who worked at a facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. The series is the latest from Sam Esmail, best known for creating the hit series Mr. Robot. Esmail has directed all 10 episodes of Homecoming and the series is off to a great start with critics, having achieved a 97% fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. When you’re done watching Homecoming, you might want to get caught up with season 1 of Amazon’s original series The Patriot, because the second season debuts next week.