Next major Amazon original series, ‘The Wheel of Time,’ releases first trailer

Amazon has released the first teaser trailer, available here on YouTube and embedded below, of its highly anticipated upcoming original series The Wheel Of Time. Amazon describes the series, which is based on the 14 volume book series by Robert Jordan, as “Set in an epic fantasy world, The Wheel of Time follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young villagers, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn… the one who will either save or destroy humanity.” The series is set to debut on November 19th, 2021. Read more ›

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‘Hotel Transylvania 4’ is rumored to debut exclusively on Prime Video

Sony is allegedly in talks with Amazon to release Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, the fourth movie in the popular series, exclusively on Prime Video as an Amazon Original Movie, according to Variety. The movie was originally slated to open in theaters on Oct. 1st, but the surge in COVID cases has reportedly caused Sony to explore alternative releases, with Prime Video being the most likely platform. Sony has already made a similar arrangement with Amazon for the released of Cinderella, which will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on Sept. 3rd. Being the only major studio without a dedicated streaming service of its own, Sony has been making deals with Amazon, Netflix, Apple TV, HBO, and Hulu since 2020 for the release of its movies.

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Amazon buys MGM for $8.45 billion

The rumors were true. Amazon has announced the acquisition of MGM for $8.45 billion. Assuming regulators allow the deal to go through, Amazon will own MGM’s library of content which includes around 4,000 films and 17,000 hours of TV shows. MGM franchises that will soon be owned by Amazon include 12 Angry Men, Basic Instinct, Creed, James Bond, Legally Blonde, Moonstruck, Poltergeist, Raging Bull, Robocop, Rocky, Silence of the Lambs, Stargate, Thelma & Louise, Tomb Raider, The Magnificent Seven, The Pink Panther, The Thomas Crown Affair, and many others. The deal isn’t just about acquiring rights to existing content because Amazon says they will “empower MGM to continue to do what they do best: great storytelling,” so, it seems like MGM will continue to release new movies and shows under Amazon’s ownership. Read more ›

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Amazon original series ‘Bosch’ to debut final season on June 25th

Amazon’s longest-running original series is coming to an end. Bosch, the police drama staring Titus Welliver, will be premering it’s 7th and final season on June 25th. Watch the teaser trailer released this morning for a glimpse of what’s to come. Fans of the series will be happy to hear that Amazon has green-lit a Bosch spinoff series but it’s headed for IMDb TV, so you’ll, unfortunately, have to put up with ads to watch it. Titus Welliver and others from the main series will reprise their roles in the spinoff.

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Amazon receives record 12 Academy Award nominations

Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards, which will occur on April 25, 2021, have been issued and Amazon has received 12 nominations for its original movies, beating out its previous record of 7 nominations set in 2017. Sound of Metal accounted for half of those nominations, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Actor for Riz Ahmed, and Best Supporting Actor for Paul Raci. One Night in Miami received 3 nominations for Best Song, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Leslie Odom Jr. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as Best Supporting Actress for Maria Bakalova. Amazon’s last nomination was for Time which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

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Amazon Original Movies win Golden Globe awards for Best Movie and Best Actor

Amazon’s original movies have won 3 out of their 10 Golden Globe nominations. The film Borat Subsequent Moviefilm won 2 of its 3 nominations, including Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Sacha Baron Cohen’s lead roll in the film. The last Golden Globe went to John Boyega for Best Supporting Actor in Amazon’s Small Axe. Amazon’s One Night in Miami came up empty handed, despite having 3 nominations, as did Sound of Metal and Hunters, which each had 1 nomination. Netflix led all studios and networks with 10 wins out of its 42 nominations.

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Amazon Original Movies and TV Shows receive 10 Golden Globe nominations

Amazon has received 10 Golden Globe nominations this year for their original movies and TV shows. While that’s nowhere near Netflix’s record-breaking 42 nominations, it’s enough to make Amazon the second highest distribution studio when it comes to the most nominations. Amazon received 6 movie nominations, thanks to One Night in Miami and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which each received 3 nominations, and Sound of Metal, which received 1 nomination. Amazon’s 3 nominations for TV shows were given to Small Axe, which received 2 nominations, and Hunters, which received 1 nomination. Read more ›

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Amazon renews ‘The Expanse’ for a 6th and final season

Amazon has greenlit a 6th and final season of their original SciFi series The Expanse. The series was saved by Amazon when SciFi Network canceled the series after it’s 3rd season. Amazon picked up the rights to those first 3 seasons and made them available on Prime Video and has since released a 4th season of the show. The 5th season is set to debut on December 16th and trickle out weekly through February 3rd, 2021.

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Amazon original series ‘The Boys’ renewed for Season 3

During Amazon’s virtual Comic-Con presentation, it was revelaed that Amazon’s original series The Boys has been renewed for a 3rd season. This comes shortly after the announcement that the 2nd season will begin streaming later this year on September 4th. Amazon also announced that an after-show entitled Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys will be available to Prime members. The after-show, hosted by Aisha Tyler, will start on August 28th with a look back at the 1st season.

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Amazon original series ‘The Boys’ debuts Season 2 on September 4th

Amazon has announced that the 2nd season of their sleeper hit original series ‘The Boys’ will premiere on September 4th. However, instead of getting all 8 episodes of the season at once, like with most of Amazon’s shows, only the first 3 episodes will be available at first. The remaining 5 episodes will be released one at a time, once a week, every Friday. If you’d prefer to wait for the entire season to be available at once, the season finale will be available on October 9th. Read more ›

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