Amazon has announced that they’ve greenlit a fifth season of their original show Bosch. The show is Amazon’s longest-running one-hour series. The ten-episode fourth season will premiere on Prime Video on April 13. In that season, “when an attorney is murdered on the eve of his civil rights trial against the LAPD, Bosch is assigned to lead a task force to solve the crime before the city erupts in a riot. Bosch must pursue every lead, even if it turns the spotlight back on his own department. One murder intertwines with another, and Bosch must reconcile his past to find a justice that has long eluded him.”
Amazon, in conjunction with Liberty Global, has penned a big-budget order for a new sci-fi drama based on the novel The Feed by Nick Clark Windo, according to Deadline. The new original series is being executive produced by Channing Powell who is best known for his work on The Walking Dead. The Feed is described as “Walking Dead-meets-Black Mirror” and will consist of a ten episode run that’s “set in a near-future world where people can download a social media feed directly into their brains and follows a couple who find their six-year-old daughter missing after the ‘Feed’ goes down and society crumbles.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be reprising his role as Conan in Amazon’s upcoming Conan series, but he will be staring as Federal Marshall in a new Amazon original series titled Outrider, according to Deadline. The western series follows a deputy in the late 1800’s who is tasked to apprehend a legendary outlaw. The deputy partners with a ruthless Marshall played by Schwarzenegger, making ‘Outrider’ Schwarzenegger’s first regular role in a television series. Trey Callaway and Mark Montgomery will write and executive produce the new series. Schwarzenegger and Mace Neufeld, who is also an executive producer on the upcoming Amazon series Jack Ryan, will also produce Outrider.
Amazon has signed a deal to create a new original Conan series, according to Deadline. It will be based on the original books by Robert E. Howard. Ryan Condal, who wrote the new Hercules movie and produced the Colony series, will be executive producing and writing Amazon’s upcoming Conan series. Miguel Sapochnik, who directed several Game of Thrones episodes, will direct the new series. This series goes perfectly with Amazon new focus to create fantasy/genre drama series with broad appeal.
Amazon has announced that the second season of their original series Sneaky pete will debut on Prime video on March 9th. A trailer for the new season has also been released this morning. The very well received first season of the show is sitting at an 8.3 out of 10 IMDB rating, a 4.6 out of 5 Amazon rating, and a 100% fresh score from critics on Rotten Tomatoe.
Amazon has decided not to renew their original shows Jean-Claude Van Johnson, One Mississippi, and I Love Dick, according to Deadline. The cancellation of Jean-Claude Van Johnson comes just one month after the show’s first season debuted. I Love Dick was the second project from Transparent creator Jill Soloway, but it hasn’t had the same success as the Golden Globe-winning comedy. One Mississippi is arguably the most successful of the three shows being canceled, having released two seasons with an overall 94% rating with critics on Rotten Tomato. These cancellations are said to be further examples of Amazon’s decision to focus on big shows with a wider audience appeal, like the upcoming Lord of the Rings series.
Amazon has announced that they’ve greenlit a second season fo their original series The Tick. The new season, consisting of 10 episodes, will begin production this year and will premiere in 2019 on Prime Video. The first half of the first season is available to stream now and the second half will become available on February 23rd.
Amazon’s latest original series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is now available for Prime members to stream. The series consists of 10 stand-alone episodes that are each from individual writers and directors. It’s full of top actors and actresses like Bryan Cranston, Steve Buscemi, Richard Madden, Janelle Monáe, Liam Cunningham, Vera Farmiga, Terrence Howard, Anna Paquin, Juno Temple, Timothy Spall, and Maura Tierney. The series is similar to Black Mirror, but not nearly as dark. Since each episode is disconnected from the others, you’re probably better off watching them out-of-order from best to worst. Ratings on IMDB currently rank the 10 episodes, from best to worst, as follows: 2, 6, 10, 1, 3, 9, 7, 5, 8, and 4.
To celebrate the show’s 2 Golden Globe awards, Amazon is making their original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel free to stream this coming weekend. As with all of Amazon’s original shows, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel normally requires a Prime membership to view, but starting this Friday at 12:01am and concluding at 11:59pm Monday, January 15, everyone can watch the entire series for free without needing any kind of subscription.