Amazon Prime UK Announces Shows Coming Jan/Feb 2020, Plus “Sneak Peek” At The Rest Of 2020
Today is “Black Friday”, which means there are deals all over the internet, including Amazon Prime subscriptions, which is offering 3 months of Prime for 50% off. To help make up your mind about whether to jump into Prime for the next few months, they’ve released a rundown of some of the shows coming in January/February, plus a little sneak peek into shows coming later in 2020. Here is what you can expect.
January/February UK Premiere Dates
Treadstone – 10th January 2020
Follow sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions, and explore the origin story and present-day actions of Operation Treadstone, the infamous, covert CIA Black Ops programme that uses behaviour modification to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. The Jason Bourne’ spin-off spy-thriller stars Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe’, ‘Gossip Girl’), Jeremy Irvine (‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’, ‘The Bad Education Movie’), Michelle Forbes (‘The Killing’, ‘Berlin Station’), and Tracy Ifeachor (‘Legends of Tomorrow’, ‘The Originals’).
Rob Delaney: Jackie – 17th January 2020
Recorded at the Hackney Empire in London, Rob Delaney will unpack the horror and the joys of his life in the UK’s capital city: from swimming in tea, unearthing scammers, being a father and a husband, the monarchy, the rise of the sexbots… and the disappearance of his friend Jackie.
Star Trek: Picard – 24th January 2020
‘Star Trek: Picard’ features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. Alongside Stewart, ‘Star Trek: Picard’ will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora.
Outlander – Season 5 – 17th February 2020
The Fraser family navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America as they establish a home in the New World, which is by no means an easy task. Protecting their home proves even more difficult – particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina, during a period of dramatic socio-political upheaval.
Also Coming in 2020 To Amazon Prime
All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur
All Or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur will take sports fans behind the scenes of this illustrious football club during a pivotal season and follow all of the key events. The cameras will be inside their world-leading training facilities and their brand new epic 62,000-seater stadium in North London, and away from the pitch the docuseries will focus on the unique aspects of the Club.
American Gods – Season 3
A recently released ex-convict named Shadow (Ricky Whittle, ‘The 100’, ‘Hollyoaks’) meets a mysterious man who calls himself “Wednesday” (Ian McShane, ‘Deadwood’) who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow’s life and past.
Follow the inexorable march and eventual clash between the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II, leading to the annihilation of an empire and tragic downfall of a civilisation that took centuries to build, but less than two years to destroy. The series comes from legendary director Steven Spielberg and is written by Academy Award-winner Steven Zaillian (‘Schindler’s List’), with Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem (‘No Country for Old Men’) set to star and executive produce.
World’s Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji
Hosted by Bear Grylls, World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji is the ultimate expedition race in which teams will race non-stop, 24 hours a day, across hundreds of miles of rugged backcountry terrain complete with mountains, jungles and oceans. Each race team is comprised of four competitors, including at least one member of the opposite sex, and one assistant crewmember that will be helping their team from home base.
Hanna – Season 2
Raised in total seclusion in the remote woods of Eastern Europe, 15-year-old Hanna (Esmé Creed-Miles, ‘Dark River’) has spent her entire young life training to fight those who hunt her and her mercenary father, Erik Heller (Joel Kinnaman, ‘For All Mankind’, ‘Altered Carbon’). Her survivalist skills are finally tested when she and Erik are separated upon their discovery by a rogue CIA operative, Marissa Wiegler (Mireille Enos, ‘World War Z’).
A diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City, The Hunters, discover that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
Seventeen-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun, ‘The Walking Dead’), is just like every other guy his age — except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (JK Simmons, ‘Counterpart’, ‘Spider-man’). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems. This animated series comes from ‘The Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman, and based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name. Sandra Oh (‘Killing Eve’), Seth Rogen (‘This is the End’), Gillian Jacobs (‘Community’), Andrew Rannells (‘Black Monday,’ ‘Girls’), Zazie Beetz (‘Deadpool 2’), and Mark Hamill (‘Star Wars’) also provide voices.
2020 marks the start of a four-year deal that sees Amazon Prime Video deliver live and exclusive coverage of the top Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tournaments. Joining Prime Video’s tennis coverage of ATP Tour events and the US Open, available exclusively to Prime members at no extra cost to a UK Prime membership. Customers can enjoy the best in women’s and men’s tennis all in one place for the first time in the UK, underlining Prime Video as the home for tennis fans.
LOL: Last One Laughing
A cast of 10 talented Australian comics who bring various styles to the table including stand-up, character, improvisational and physical comedy among others. The final comedian left standing will win the grand prize of AUD $100,000.
Making the Cut
Hosted by Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, Making the Cut brings together 12 talented entrepreneurs and designers from around the globe who are competing to take their fledgeling brands to the next level in becoming the next big global phenomenon.
Modern Love – Season 2
An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. In season two, more unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by a real-life personal essay from the beloved New York Times column “Modern Love” will be told.
Our Man in… Japan
Fifteen years after James May first visited Japan as a baffled tourist, he embarks on a quest to understand the unique, extraordinary and complex country. The birthplace of the haiku and classical art forms driven by the principles of Wabi (stark beauty) and Sabi (natural inspiration) and Yugen (grace and subtlety), Japan is also the place that’s given us Godzilla, Hello Kitty, Cosplay, and some of the strangest obsessions on the planet.
Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer
After nearly 40 years of silence, Ted Bundy’s ex-girlfriend, Elizabeth Kendall, and her daughter Molly share their experiences with new unsettling details about Ted Bundy, the inconceivable pull he had on women, and an abundant archive of never-before-seen family photos.
The Boys – Season 2
What happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good? It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven”, and their formidable Vought backing.
The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team
Picking up immediately after the incident in South Africa that led to an outpouring of disappointment and shock around the world, The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team begins with the appointment of Justin Langer as coach and follows the Australian Men’s Cricket Team around the world. With unprecedented access, The Test gives viewers an inside look into the highs and lows of the long road back in the team’s fight to regain the respect of world cricket.
Written by Little Marvin, the 1953-set series centres on Henry and Lucky Emory, played by Deborah Ayorinde (‘Luke Cage’, ‘True Detective’) and Ashley Thomas (‘Top Boy’, ’24: Legacy’). The couple, along with their children, decides to move from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighbourhood. Whilst the family’s home is on a tree-lined, seemingly idyllic street, it soon becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, both real and supernatural, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them. Alison Pill, Ryan Kwanten, Percy Hynes White, Javier Botet and Derek Phillips also star.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond
The new series features two young female protagonists and focuses on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad. Whilst these young adults have only known a world with “empties” (their word for walkers), they grew up protected behind walls in (relative) comfort and safety. Their settlement seems to have managed to get back to something resembling pre-apocalypse civilisation, but, of course, these teens are not going to stay there… A small group leave their compound and head out into the surrounding wasteland on a mission beyond their walls. It isn’t clear exactly where they are heading, although it seems to have something to do with one teen’s father going missing.
‘Truth Seekers’ is a horror-comedy series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see. However, as they stake out haunted churches, underground bunkers and abandoned hospitals with their array of homemade ghost-detecting gizmos, their supernatural experiences grow more frequent, more terrifying and even deadly, as they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon for the entire human race. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star alongside Malcolm McDowell, Samson Kayo, Emma D’Arcy, Susan Wokoma and Julian Barratt.
The 9-episode series comes from award-winning Gillian Flynn, the best-selling author and screenwriter of Golden Globe-nominated ‘Gone Girl’, HBO’s award-winning ‘Sharp Objects’, and is based on Channel 4 series of the same name. The story follows a group of young adults, who meet online but are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organisation after they come into possession of a near-mythical, cult, underground graphic novel. They discover the conspiracy theories in the comic’s pages may actually be real and are forced into the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world. Rainn Wilson (‘Star Trek: Discovery’, ‘The Office US’), Cory Michael Smith (‘Gotham’), Sasha Lane (‘American Honey’), Dan Byrd (‘Cougar Town’), and John Cusack (‘High Fidelity’) star.
You can sign up to Amazon Prime UK right now for at 50% off for 3 months (offer ends 2nd December). Along with all the video content, you also get unlimited one-day delivery on millions of items, instant access to over two million songs ad-free, plus access to a rotating selection of eBooks, magazines, comics.
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