Amazon wins three Academy Awards for ‘Manchester by the Sea’ and ‘The Salesman’

Last night were the 89th Academy Awards where two Amazon’s original movies were nominated for seven awards. Manchester by the Sea picked up two Oscars, one by Casey Affleck for Best Actor and one for best original screenplay. Amazon’s other nominated original movie, The Salesman, won for best foreign language film.

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Amazon original series ‘Patriot’ now available on Prime Video

The debut season of Amazon original series Patriot is now available for Prime members to watch. All 10 episodes are ready to stream through Prime Video in their entirety. 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.

Next month brings the release of the final season of Hand of God. Shortly after will be the series premier of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, which is a docuseries that chronicles the life of Playboy magazine’s founder. Amazon has yet to announce when The Tick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson will have their series debut, but they’ve recently been marked as “coming soon,” so it shouldn’t be too much longer.

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Amazon original movie ‘Author: The JT LeRoy Story’ now available through Prime Video

The Amazon original movie Author: The JT LeRoy Story is now available for Prime members to stream through Amazon Video. This was one of several movies picked up by Amazon at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. It has since earned an 81% Rotten Tomatoes score and a 7.3 star rating on IMDB. The film is a documentary about the mysterious fictional persona of the 16-year-old literary sensation.

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Amazon renews ‘Goliath’ and announces date for ‘Hand of God’ season 2 premiere

Amazon has renewed their original series Goliath for a second season. The renewal shouldn’t surprise anyone since the show’s debut season was among the most binge watched season of any Amazon original and Billy Bob Thornton won the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor for his role in the show.

Amazon has also announced that the second season of their original series Hand of God will premiere on March 10th. Amazon stated last year that the second season will be the last of the series. “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, Amazon Studios. “We are hopeful that this final chapter will be a satisfying one for fans of the series.”

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Amazon picks up sci-fi anthology series ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’

Amazon has signed a straight-to-series deal for a 10 episode TV show based on short stories by literary master Philip K. Dick. The series, titled Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, will feature stand-alone episodes, each based on one of Dick’s short stories. With Dick’s portfolio consisting of great movies like Minority Report, Blade Runner, Total Recall, and even Amazon’s own The Man in the High Castle, the new series has great potential. The series will be created by Ronald D. Moore, of Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica fame, Michael Dinner, who produced Justified, and Bryan Cranston, who is set to star in at least one episode and is already working with Amazon on the series Sneaky Pete. Electric Dreams should be a great series to finally bring some science fiction to Amazon’s lineup of original shows.

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Amazon original series ‘The Collection’ debuts today on Prime Video

The Collection is Amazon’s latest original series to be made available exclusively to Prime members. The seven episode first season can now be streamed in its entirety. Amazon describes the series as “a gripping family drama and entrepreneurial fable, set in a post-war Paris fashion house. It exposes the grit behind the glamour of a rising business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers. The atelier staff survived one war, but others loom; rivalries and romances pitting family against family, protégés against mentors, the past against the future.”

This coming Thursday will mark the availability of Author: The JT LeRoy Story on Prime Video, an Amazon original movie about the literary phenomenon. The following week, on February 24th, Amazon’s original series Patriot will debut.

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Season 3 of Amazon’s original series ‘Catastrophe’ to premiere April 28

Amazon has announced the release date for the third season of their original comedy series Catastrophe. The new season will be available to Prime members on April 28. The show was recently nominated for Best Comedy Series by the Critics’ Choice Awards. The new season will feature Carrie Fisher’s final role, since the Star Wars actress died on December 27, just days after filming had wrapped. The series has already been renewed for a 4th season.

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Amazon renews ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ for fourth season and ‘Red Oaks’ for one final season

Amazon has announced that they have greenlit their original series Mozart in the Jungle for a fourth season. Production on the new season will begin soon and it will likely be released this December. Amazon has also said that Red Oaks will be renewed this year, but the third season expected to premiere near the end of this year will be the final season of the series.

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Amazon original series ‘Z: The Beginning of Everything’ now available and ‘Patriot’ to premiere February 24

Z: The Beginning of Everything is the latest Amazon original series to be made available to Prime members. 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.” The full 10 episode first season is now available to stream in its entirety.

Amazon has announced the premiere date for their upcoming original series Patriot. Prime members will be able to watch the 10 episode first season starting on February 24th. It’s about an intelligence officer who must prevent Iran from going nuclear by “forgoing all safety nets and assuming a perilous non-official cover — that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.” Amazon’s original series The Collection will premiere a couple of weeks before Patriot on February 10th.

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Amazon acquires the film ‘Landline’ at Sundance and scraps the series ‘Highston’

After paying $6 million for the Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip and paying $12 million for the film The Big Sick, Amazon has picked up their third film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The company reportedly paid $3 million for the film Landline which was co-written and directed by Gillian Robespierre. Expect the film to make its way to Prime Video after a theatrical run.

In other Amazon Video news, despite initially greenlighting the series, Amazon has decided not to move forward with a full season of Highston after all. The series, which was executive produced by Sacha Baron Cohen of Borat fame, was part of Amazon’s last pilot season fo 2015.

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