Animation is a medium, not a genre. But because most animated projects are geared towards kids and their parents, it can be hard for everyday people to make a proper distinction. But when it comes to Amazon’s new trippy drama Undone, it’s clear that animation isn’t just for kids.
Undone follows a young, depressed woman (Rosa Salazar of Alita: Battle Angel) whose life is irreversibly and wildly changed after a car accident gives her a newfound ability to shift through time. But since this is a scary prospect and she’s not really sure what’s going on, the ghost of her dead father (Bob Odenirk) is here to help her, and that includes showing her how he actually died. If that sounds weird to you, just wait until you see the Undone trailer. Read More »
Fast Color, the grounded superhero indie movie that starred Gugu Mbatha-Raw and hit theaters earlier this year, is getting its own TV series. Jordan Horowitz (the producer who revealed on stage that Moonlight actually beat La La Land at the Oscars) co-wrote the movie with director Julia Hart, and they’re both on board to return in those capacities for this show, which is in the works at Amazon Prime Video. Learn more about the Fast Color TV series below. Read More »
If a beloved series runs for long enough, it will inevitably have a musical episode — usually a one-off gimmick that will change the language of the show for one hour, before reverting back to the house style. But Transparent is doing something unusual by making its musical episode its finale. We’ve known for over a year now that the fifth season of Amazon’s Emmy-winning series would be its last, but we have a new trailer giving us a glimpse at Jill Soloway‘s musical finale, which kills Jeffrey Tambor’s transgender character and family matriarch Maura Pfefferman off screen and shows how the Pfeffermans grapple with that loss through song and dance. Watch the official Transparent Musicale Finale trailer below.
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John Krasinski returns for season 2 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, the Amazon Prime Video thriller based on the popular spy character. The second season’s trailer has made its way online, and it showcases all the intense action, nighttime shootouts, and rooftop jumping that you’d expect from an espionage show with a massive budget and a global scope. Check out the new trailer below.
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Amazon Prime original series needed either fairy wings or a spaceship to escape the bloodbath of Amazon cancellations, as the streaming service axed five shows including Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old to Die Young and the Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen-fronted supernatural series Forever. But in the midst of Amazon’s ruthless cancellations, Carnival Row survived with a second season renewal, despite it being a month out from its season 1 premiere.
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Amazon already saved The Expanse, and now they’ve decided to keep this train moving right along. The fourth season hasn’t even arrived yet – it won’t until December – but Amazon has gone ahead and ordered The Expanse season 5. The series originally ran on Syfy, where it amassed a passionate following. And it was strong enough for Amazon to swoop in and rescue the canceled series.
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Last summer, Amazon was able to announce the showrunners for their The Lord of the Rings series, Patrick McKay and JD Payne. But since then, news on Lord of the Rings has been largely kept in shadow, with a few images of maps and the announcement of one potential cast member in Markella Kavenagh.
Today’s Amazon executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour was another opportunity for a few more incremental updates. Find out more about their planned location, scripting, and casting below, and learn what Amazon executives said about another season of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens. Read More »
Amazon paid $250 million just for the rights to make a The Lord of the Rings TV series, and that investment is finally starting to pay off. The show isn’t set to debut for a long while (casting has barely begun at this point), but the show’s Twitter account has revealed a new behind-the-scenes video announcing several key members of the writing staff and crew. When this prequel series finally does arrive, it’ll do so via the talents of people who have worked on some of the biggest and best movies and TV shows of the past several years. Check out the roster below. Read More »
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Many comic books deconstruct what it actually means to be a superhero. Watchmen questions the morality of extraordinary being nominating themselves heroes. X-Men explores mutants with abilities as a persecuted minority. Now, The Boys speculates what if superheroes were just straight-up dicks? Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produced the Amazon Prime adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic series. Eric Kripke is their showrunner.
In the first episode, Hughie (Jack Quaid) becomes anti-superhero when A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) speed runs his girlfriend into oblivion. Homelander (Antony Starr) can fly and shoot laserbeams from his eyes, but he won’t always use those powers to save people. Male superheroes in The Seven sexually harass the women like Maeve (Dominique McElligott) and Starlight (Erin Moriarty).
Kripke spoke with /Film by phone last week just before he left for Comic-Con to present The Boys. The series is streaming now on Amazon Prime.
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The winds have shifted, and Amazon’s big-ass hot air balloon movie The Aeornauts won’t be getting a traditional theatrical release after all. Amazon had originally planned for the Eddie Redmayne/Felicity Jones movie to float into cinemas like any other theatrical release in October, with a one-week IMAX-run thrown in to boot. But now, you can expect The Aeornauts to have a short theatrical run in December, before dropping onto Amazon Prime Video quickly after. Amazon is likely reconsidering their traditional theatrical window after they spent a huge chunk of change for the Sundance hit Late Night, only to see the film flounder at the box office this summer.
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