Former Office star John Krasinski has been skewing closer to action hero than TV desk jockey in recent years, and the next mission will offer a merry mix of both. Krasinski will return to TV (ish), taking the title role of Amazon’s new Tom Clancy CIA drama Jack Ryan.
This week Amazon launched its standalone Instant Video streaming plan (a whole dollar cheaper than Netflix's monthly fee), which should entice those of you who put off by Amazon Prime's annual fees. If you need further convincing, there's plenty of great new content coming to the service next month, like HBO favorites Mr. Show With Bob and David and Boardwalk Empire, and lots of films both old and new. Read on for our guide to what's hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video in May.
Multiple outlets have launched individual standalone options to match that of industry leader Netflix, though Amazon has consistently lagged behind for its streaming service’s tether to an overall Prime rate of $99 per year. No longer, as Amazon Prime launches a far more competitive monthly streaming subscription on par with Netflix, as well as a new Prime rate for shopping.
There’s time enough in the week for Jackie Earle Haley to nab a third villain role, following the recent Dark Tower casting, but we’ll settle for The Tick. The former Watchmen hero will again suit up for a super-world, this time opposed to the big blue bug of Amazon’s The Tick reboot.
The real-world transition of Caitlyn Jenner understandably drew mention in the second season of Amazon’s Transparent, and a third season of the Golden Globe-winner will take things a step further in 2016. Jenner herself will appear on Transparent, but as whom?
Every stalled superhero property seems to get the grounded, gritty reboot sooner or later, but could Amazon’s upcoming The Tick pilot turn the Big Blue Bug into another Dark Knight? Creator Ben Edlund says the new series will be a bit more realistic than its predecessor, but still firmly set in parody.
We’ll say this for The Tick, he knows how to burst through a wall of superhero news. Following Amazon’s recent confirmation that the iconically dim superhero would raise a spoon to a new series without original star Patrick Warburton, we have our man. Guardians of the Galaxy star Peter Serafinowicz is The Tick, coming to a rooftop near you.
The tenth season of Doctor Who will keep us all invested on the road to 2017, but fans will thankfully have more to enjoy beyond a Christmas special this year. After abandoning the Netflix ship, all nine seasons of the current Doctor Who will resurface on Amazon Prime to rewatch.
If you’re paying for Amazon Prime, you should be taking advantage of all the great new titles added to the Instant Video library each month. April brings new seasons of Veep and the critically-acclaimed British series Catastrophe, along with plenty of movies to stream from new favorites to old classics like Batman and Gremlins. Read on for our guide to the new releases hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video in April.
Just when you thought you’d had had enough superhero for the week, The Tick comes crashing through your wall, courtesy of Amazon. After years of rumors, the big blue bug is finally rebooting with a new series, already casting its Arthur.