absentia trailer

Amazon Prime series are generally overlooked in the conversation about the dominance of streaming services, but they haven’t had a genuinely bad original show yet. And fresh off the Golden Globe win for its latest comedy series, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s delightful The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon is rolling out a new slate of original series. Next up: Absentia.

Good news for Castle fans – Absentia stars Stana Katic in the lead role as an FBI agent who returns to her life after going missing while in pursuit of a serial killer. Assumed dead, she is found six years later with no memory of her kidnapping — and a slew of murders that are somehow connected to her.

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If you have any interest at all in seeing The Double, in which Richard Gere plays a former CIA operative partnered with a young FBI agent (Topher Grace) to hunt down the head of a Russian ring of assassins, I’d say skip this trailer. Because in less than three minutes it might not show you the full movie — there has to be more to The Double than this — but it sure feels like it does. If you’re not that invested, or just morbidly curious as to how a trailer can be totally artless, then carry on past the jump. Read More »