Amazon Studios announce their original series for Autumn / Winter 2015
- Henry Northmore
- 12 August 2015
Hand of God, Red Oaks, The Man in the High Castle, Mozart in the Jungle and series two of Transparent coming soon
Amazon Studios continue their commitment to high quality drama and sci-fi with their up coming roster of original series. It includes season two of multi-award winning transgender comedy-drama Transparent alongside new shows Hand of God, starring Ron Perlman, and Steven Soderbergh / David Gordon Green's Red Oaks as we run through the series coming soon to Amazon Prime Instant Video.
Hand of God
Stars: Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Garrett Dillahunt
Talent: Created by Ben Watkins (Burn Notice) and directed by Marc Foster (Quantum of Solace / World War Z)
Perlman plays high court judge turned vigilante Pernell Harris aided and abetted by violent criminal KD (Dillahunt). The twist being Harris has no hard evidence and bases his war on crime on messages from God (or is he just going insane?).
Premieres 4 Sept
Stars: Craig Roberts, Richard Kind, Paul Reiser, Alexandra Socha, Jennifer Grey
Talent: Directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express / Eastbound & Down) and produced by Steven Soderbergh
An 80s-set coming of age comedy-drama as David Myers (Roberts) goes to work in an exclusive country club after his father suffers a heart attack.
Premieres 9 Oct
The Man in the High Castle
Stars: Alexa Davalos, Luke Klientank, Rufus Sewell, DJ Qualls.
Talent: Based on a book by Philip K Dick and produced by Ridley Scott
Parallel world sci-fi set in an alternate future where the Allies lost WWII, the world now split between the Imperial Japanese and Nazi German forces. However there's a wrinkle in this time-frame as a film presenting another take on their reality (ie the outcome we know from history) emerges.
Premieres 20 Nov
Transparent Season 2
Stars: Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffman, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker
Talent: Written, directed and created by Jill Soloway
Comedy-drama following the Pfefferman family after patriarch Maura (Tambor) finally comes to the terms with the fact he's transgender in his 60s. It's a phenomenal performance from Tambor and series one justly oicked up two Golden Globes.
Premieres 4 Dec
Mozart in the Jungle Season 2
Stars: Lola Kirke, Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrow, Malcolm McDowell
Talent: Created by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers
Sex, drugs and … classical music as we head behind the scenes at the New York Symphony after the appointment of new conductor Rodrigo DeSousa (Garcia Bernal).
Premieres Jan 2016