picnic at hanging rock trailer

Picnic at Hanging Rock, previously adapted into a perfect movie by Peter Weir, has now been turned into a mini-series for Amazon. The story focuses on the mysterious disappearance of three students from an all-girls private school in Australia. Watch the first Picnic at Hanging Rock trailer below.

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Everything Sucks cancelled

Everything Sucks and Mozart in the Jungle, two well-received shows that streamed on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, respectively, have been cancelled. Does this signify a shift in the streaming landscape?

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good girls revolt

Despite generally positive reviews, Amazon cancelled their series Good Girls Revolt less than two months after it premiered. Stories of behind-the-scenes trouble with Amazon’s former head of drama and comedy were cited as the death knell for the series, along with poor viewership. Now a newly released report reveals just how poor that viewership was.

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Dark Tower TV series

The film adaptation may have been a dud, but the Dark Tower TV series is moving forward, and it’s found a home. Amazon has picked up the rights to the series, along with a slew of other titles, in their quest to beat Netflix with original streaming content.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is joining the ever-growing streaming TV landscape with the new Amazon series Outrider. Schwarzenegger will produce and star in the Western drama, described as “a mystery set in the Oklahoma Indian Territory in the late 1800s.” More info on the Arnold Schwarzenegger Amazon series is below.

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Amazon May Stop Making Their Pilots Public

amazon pilots

More often than not, TV show pilots aren’t made available to the public until the show has been picked up as a series. But Amazon has bucked tradition and taken to uploading their completed pilots to Amazon Prime Video for everyone to see. This enabled audiences to provide feedback into which pilots they might want to see nab a full series order. But those days may be numbered. Amazon is now considering nixing that idea entirely, and hiding their pilots away the way a miser hides his riches. The era of Amazon pilots might be over.

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Jack Ryan TV show teaser

Update: A new Jack Ryan teaser has been released by Amazon ahead of the full teaser trailer premiere at New York Comic Con.

Shows about spies have been a near-constant presence on television since the medium’s early days, and while we’ve seen properties like Get Smart and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. make the jump to the big screen in recent years, Amazon is about to reverse that trend by bringing one of cinema’s biggest spies to TV. The company has just released the first brief teaser for Jack Ryan, based on the Tom Clancy-created character that’s appeared in five movies so far, and you can check it out below. But if you’re looking for your first glimpse at The Office star John Krasinski locked and loaded as the title character, you’ll have to wait just a little while longer.
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james bond film rights

The James Bond franchise is one of the longest-running film franchises of all time, and it’s no secret that Hollywood’s current business model holds bankable franchises in particularly high esteem. That’s why nearly every major studio has, at one time or another in the past few years, been vying for the distribution rights to the Bond movies after MGM and Eon Productions’ deal with Sony Pictures lapsed after Spectre.

But now two new contenders have entered the fray, and if one of them wins the rights, the future of the Bond franchise (and potentially the blockbuster film landscape as a whole) could look very different than it does now. Apple and Amazon are now bidding on the James Bond film rights, and there’s the chance that a James Bond TV show could even be in the cards if the right circumstances fall into place.
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Comrade Detective trailer

Amazon has unveiled the first trailer for its new series Comrade Detective, and while I think a lot of you are really going to dig this show, it might be a little too niche for mainstream audiences.

It’s being presented as a long-lost, hard-boiled Romanian cop show from the 1980s that’s recently been found and restored by Channing Tatum, who executive produces the show and has dubbed over the lead actor’s voice with his own. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Mahershala Ali, and tons of other great actors all contribute voiceovers, too. Check out the explosive first trailer below.
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Comrade Detective cast

Amazon and A24 may have just genetically engineered a television show that perfectly aligns with my sensibilities. Comrade Detective, which debuts later this summer, is being made to look like a Romanian cop show from the 1980s, with Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici playing the lead roles. But here’s the part that will make people raise their eyebrows: Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are providing dubbed voiceovers for those characters, and they’ll be joined by a crazy-talented group of actors that will be doing some dubbing of their own. Read the full list of names in the Comrade Detective cast below.
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