HBO has long been a thorn in the side of streaming media enthusiasts, only licensing its content to be accessed through HBO GO, unlike the Netflix and Amazon Prime models that have become so commonplace in recent years. Now, the pay-cable network struck a surprising Amazon Prime deal to deliver streams of a variety of shows past and present, but don't expect to start that 'Game of Thrones' marathon just yet.
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Fresh off his recent 'Community' season 5 cameo, we might have hoped 'Arrested Development' creator Mitch Hurwitz would at last dig his heels into a fifth season followup to the classic cult comedy's Netflix return, or at least a movie, but for now the streaming service is at least keeping Hurwitz close. Hurwitz has officially signed to develop new original series for Netflix, leaving the future of 'Arrested Development' unclear in the process.
Fans of Netflix's breakout original 'Orange is the New Black' were disheartened to learn that series star Laura Prepon would only return in a significantly reduced capacity for the second season , eventually confirmed to be four episodes, but whatever keeps Alex offscreen for the new season premiering June 6 seems to have fortunately fallen by the wayside. Could Laura Prepon's Alex be back full time for her precious Piper in season 3?
The announcement of 'Orange is the New Black' season 2's June 6 premiere with the latest run of 'House of Cards' came with a tantalizing, if brief teaser, but now that summer is around the corner, we're headed right into the jungle. Check out the full-length 'Orange is the New Black' season 2 trailer, and check in with all the Litchfield ladies for another sentence!
We didn't weigh in very much on the first season of Netflix's original Eli Roth horror fest 'Hemlock Grove,' though with the streaming service officially wading into second rounds of its original offerings, season 2 may prove a fine time to jump aboard. Check out the first 'Hemlock Grove' season 2 teaser, announcing a July premiere date for all episodes to begin streaming at once!
Now that 'House of Cards' season 2 has come and gone, the countdown to Netflix's other original breakout 'Orange Is the New Black' has us feeling on lockdown until the June 6 return. But if freedom is nothing but dandelion seeds in the wind, so too is 'Orange Is the New Black' season 2's vulgar new teaser poster!
Amazon's John Goodman-led original series, 'Alpha House,' garnered much acclaim during its first season run and even challenged Netflix's premiere model by initially releasing only the first three episodes before transitioning into a weekly release. So far, it's proved successful, and now Amazon has officially given the green light to 'Alpha House' season 2, in addition to series orders for six other programs.
Early viewers of 'House of Cards' season 2 were treated to a surprise announcement that the critically-acclaimed 'Orange is the New Black' had set its June 6 premiere date, along with a brief tease of our return to Litchfield Correctional. Now, our first official photos from the second season of Netflix's breakout hit have arrived, cementing Laura Prepon's return as Alex Vause, along with a glimpse at a new character, and more events to come.
Last year we were somewhat disappointed, if not altogether unsurprised to see that Amazon had rejected the 'Zombieland' pilot in favor to 'Betas' and 'Alpha House,' but the studio's second round of original series has proven much more ambitious. Of five pilots previously made available to stream, Amazon has impressively given series orders to four, including Jeffrey Tambor's critically-lauded 'Transparent,' and 'X-Files' creator Chris Carter's post-apocalyptic drama 'The After.'