The third season of Amazon’s original series Catastrophe premiers today. The short but sweet 6 episode season is now available for Prime members to stream. The show was recently nominated for Best Comedy Series by the Critics’ Choice Awards. The new season features one of Carrie Fisher’s final roles, since the Star Wars actress passed away late last year, just days after filming had wrapped. Catastrophe has already been renewed for a 4th season.
Speaking of renewals, Amazon’s original series Z: The Beginning Of Everything, which premiered its first season earlier this year, has been renewed for a second season. The show “tells the story of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful Southern Belle who became the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age.”
Amazon’s upcoming new original series The Tick has been assigned a premiere date. The first season will debut on August 25th for Prime members to enjoy. A new, and very short, promo video for the announcement has been published on Amazon’s YouTube account.
The series will premiere almost one year to the date after the pilot was released. The series was greenlit, along with Jean-Claude Van Johnson and I Love Dick, a month later, making the turn around from approval to debut quite short. Not as short as I Love Dick though, which will be premiering 3 months sooner on May 12, despite both being greenlit together. No word yet on when Jean-Claude Van Johnson will premiere.
The 3rd season of Amazon’s original series Bosch debuts today for all Prime members. All 10 episodes of the new season are now available to stream. Amazon has also released an Alexa Skill game called BOSCH: A Detective’s Case to accompany the new season. The game walks you through a case where you must make the right “detective’s choice” at each fork in the road to avoid false leads.
Amazon has renewed their original series Patriot for a second season. The quirky show premiered in February after it graduated from one of Amazon’s pilot seasons in 2015 and was greenlit in 2016. The show is about intelligence officer John Tavner, played by Michael Dorman, who must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous “non-official cover,” that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm, to prevent Iran from going nuclear. This may sound like a high-action spy series, but after watching just the first episode, you’ll quickly learn it’s a lot more light-hearted than it first appears.
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The second season of Amazon’s original series Hand of God has been released. This is the final season of this show since Amazon has decided not to renew the series for a third season. “We are excited to give Prime members the answers to the mysteries of Hand of God season one,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama at Amazon Studios. “We are hopeful that this final chapter will be a satisfying one for fans of the series.”
Amazon has announced that they’ve greenlit a new original series about the grueling 24-hour Le Mans car race, called Le Mans: Racing Is Everything. The series will show what it takes leading up to and during the race with teams Porsche, Audi, Nissan, Toyota, Aston Martin and Rebellion. Featured drivers include Australian Formula 1 legend Mark Webber; German three-time Le Mans champion André Lotterer; Nico Prost, son of legendary Formula 1 driver Alain Prost; and English teenage gamer Jann Mardenborough, who at the age of 19 was given a slot on Team Nissan after winning an e-Sports racing competition. A release date for the new series has not been set, but when it’s made available on Prime Video, it’ll be made available globally in over 200 countries.
Amazon has revealed that season 3 of their popular detective drama Bosch will debut on April 21st. A trailer for the new season has just been released showing Bosch as he “follows a dangerous trail of corruption and collusion, one that uncovers the dark side of the police department.”
Amazon has set the date for their Spring 2017 Pilot Season where they’ll be releasing 5 new pilots for free to guage if the shows should be greenlit for a full season. On March 17, three half-hour and two hour-long pilots will debut. The half-hour pilots include The Legend of Master Legend, a dark comedy about a homemade superhero, and Budding Prospects, a comedy about a group of friends that leave San Francisco in 1983 to start their own marijuana enterprise out in the country. Amazon’s final half-hour show is The New V.I.P.’s, their first adult animated comedy. Amazon’s one-hour pilots include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which is about a housewife in the 1950’s who decides to become a standup comic, and Oasis, which follows a chaplain who is sent into space to help establish a colony on a distant planet. Read on for more details about each pilot. Read more ›