More than any of the last few years, Amazon original programming seems to have picked up steam with critical adoration for series like Transparent and more, yet the streaming service has a somewhat more surprising hit. Amazon has confirmed that alt-history drama The Man in the High Castle has become their most-streamed new series, also the service’s first-announced viewing data.
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Amazon Studios scored an early Christmas present with Friday’s renewal of controversial alt-history drama The Man in the High Castle, but that’s just the beginning. The streaming service has also picked up five new dramas, including Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody’s One Mississippi, while renewing Red Oaks and Hand of God.
Despite a bit of initial controversy, Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle occupation isn’t about to end just yet. The streaming service has officially renewed the mindbender Philip K. Dick adaptation for a second season, keeping the fictional Japanese Pacific States and Greater Nazi Reich in power through 2016.
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The first season of Jill Soloway’s 'Transparent' was about a death of one thing and a rebirth of another. Now in Season 2, the Amazon series follows that infant taking its first steps, questioning everything around them.
Amazon has slowly-but-surely picked up steam and recognition for its original programs, but in the case of its alt-reality Man in the High Castle, the wrong kind of attention can be a disaster. The outlet has officially opted to pull Nazi-themed advertisements from an ill-advised placement in New York subways, following outrage from citizens and the Anti-Defamation League.
Criminally short in its offering only ten half-hour episodes, Amazon’s Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Transparent finally set a December premiere for its second season, but only now brings out the first trailer. Jeffrey Tambor is back as the transitioning Maura, while the rest of the Pfefferman’s have plenty new stories to tell of their own.
Amazon’s Transparent rightly garnered critical adoration by the Golden Globes and Emmys, but Jeffrey Tambor‘s revelatory performance as trans woman Maura will have company in Season 2. In addition to our first teaser, Transparent has confirmed both Anjelica Huston and Cherry Jones as two major new additions to the half-hour dramedy.
Not to be outdone by Netflix and Hulu, Amazon has its own lineup of new content coming to Prime Instant Video in November, and like its streaming brethren, Amazon is debuting another new original series following the success of the highly-acclaimed drama Transparent. The Man in the High Castle hits Amazon next month, along with a slew of new movies to stream, including this year's Ex Machina and cult favorite The Craft. Read on for our guide to the new Amazon Prime Instant Video releases arriving in November.
Well, that was fast. Just one week after we learned LOST alum Carlton Cuse had in mind a Jack Ryan TV series based on Tom Clancy‘s enduring CIA hero, Amazon swoops in with a straight-to-series order. Will a TV prequel finally revitalize the character?