Season 2 of Amazon original motorsport series ‘The Grand Tour’ debuts today

The second season of The Grand Tour, Amazon’s original motorsport series with former Top Gear hosts, premiers today. Just as with the first season, new episodes will be released every Friday for the next several weeks. The series is already greenlit for a third season, so there’s plenty of hijinks to come.

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Amazon original series ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ debuts on Prime Video

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is the latest Amazon original series to debut on Prime Video for Prime members. It’s the only show, so far, to premier from Amazon’s pilot season earlier this year. The show stars Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel who goes from housewife to stand-up comic in 1958 New York. The first season consists of 8 hour-long episodes that have managed to achieve a remarkable 4.9 star rating from over 10,000 reviews. It has also done very well with critics, as is evident by its 94% Rotten Tomato score.

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Amazon Video is considering ending public Pilot Seasons

When Amazon began producing their own original TV shows for Prime Video, they approached it differently by letting customers help decide which pilot episodes would be greenlit for a full series run. The pilot episode releases came in batches called a Pilot Season. According to a report by Deadline, Amazon is considering putting an end to Pilot Seasons and switching to a more traditional model where executives decide which shows are released based on private testing and research. Read more ›

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Amazon is making a mulit-season ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show

Amazon, Netflix, and HBO were bidding for the rights to make a Lord of the Rings TV series and Amazon has come out on top. Amazon confirmed that they acquired the TV rights for the popular book series and are already committing to a multi-season series for Prime Video. Read more ›

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Amazon’s three new comedy pilots are now available on Prime Video

Amazon’s new pilot season is now up and ready to stream for Prime members. Up for your consideration and review are three new half-hour comedy pilots. First, and probably the most interesting, is Sea Oak. It stars Glenn Close as the recently deceased Aunt Bernie who comes back from the dead to make demands of her family. Second is The Climb, which is created by and stars Diarra Kilpatrick as an office assistant who seeks internet fame. Last is Love You More, which is from Sex and the City writer Michael Patrick King and stars Bridget Everett. Once you’ve watched any of the pilots, you’re welcomed to share your opinion with Amazon to help them decide which, if any, will be greenlit for a full season. Read more ›

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Amazon original series ‘The Grand Tour’ returns on December 8th

Amazon’s original series The Grand Tour, starring former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, will be returning on December 8th. This will be the second of three seasons that the trio have signed on for with Amazon. A new trailer for the second season has just been posted for you to check out and get a peak of what’s to come.

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Three new half-hour comedy pilots coming next month from Amazon Studios

Amazon will be releasing three new pilot episodes on November 10th and gauging their popularity to determine which, if any, will be turned into a full series. Amazon calls it a “Pilot Season” when they do this and all three pilots this time around are half-hour comedies. The first is The Climb, which is created by and stars Diarra Kilpatrick as an office assistant who seeks internet fame. Next is Love You More, which is from Sex and the City writer Michael Patrick King and stars Bridget Everett. Last, which sounds like the best of the bunch, is Sea Oak which stars Glenn Close as the recently deceased Aunt Bernie who comes back from the dead to make demands of her family. Read on for more details on each show. Read more ›

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The third and final season of ‘Red Oaks’ debuts today, and other Amazon originals news

Season 3 of Amazon’s original series Red Oaks is available today for Prime members to stream. Amazon has already announced that this will be the final season of Red Oaks. Amazon’s original movie The Wall starring John Cena is also debuting today on Prime Video. As for upcoming originals, Amazon has finally announced the premier date for Jean-Claude Van Johnson, the action comedy series staring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a martial arts & film sensation who is secretly the world’s best undercover private contract killer. The first season of Jean-Claude Van Johnson debuts on December 15th. Be sure to catch the newly released trailor.

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Amazon originals ‘Lore,’ ‘City of Ghosts,’ and ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’ debut today

A pair of new original Amazon shows and an original movie are debuting today on Prime Video. The first and probably most anticipated is Lore, an adaptation of the popular podcast by the same name about non-fiction scary stories that has the backing of an executive producer of The Walking Dead and The X-Files. Next is Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, a childrens show remake of a series from the 70s. Last is the Amazon original documentary City of Ghosts that follows citizen journalists behind enemy lines in Syria, which has garnered a 99% Rotten Tomatoe score. Read more ›

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Amazon original series ‘The Tick’ will return in February

Amazon’s original series The Tick debut a couple months ago and has been getting great reviews. The problem is there wasn’t enough of it because only the first 6 episodes were released. The good news is we won’t have to wait a year for more episodes because the second half of the first season will be available to Prime members on February 23rd. Amazon made the announcement and revealed the above poster just before their panel at New York Comic-Con this morning.

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