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.
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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?
Amazon original series have been picking up steam over the last year or so, between Emmy and Golden Globe wins for Transparent, and more high-concept launches like The Man in the High Castle, so who’s ready for 2015? Even more talent populates the next crop of Amazon pilots to choose from, including Iron Man 3 director Shane Black, Sacha Baron Cohen, and a can’t-miss comedy from Tig Notaro, Louis C.K. and Diablo Cody.
A few weeks back, we’d heard rumblings that Hulu might finally take the plunge into an ad-free subscription tier, as many streaming outlets broaden their availability, and now the service has officially confirmed. That said, how much will it cost you to enjoy Hulu programming without having to break for any ads?
Following in the footsteps of streaming giants Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, Apple appears to finally be entering the world of original programming. Ever since Netflix took their Instant service a step further by developing their own original television shows, streaming competitors have been rushing to keep up, and in doing so they’ve increasingly pushed Netflix and their own businesses forward in ambition. Apple is the only mega-brand that hasn’t developed its own original content, but it looks like that might be about to change.
As Hannibal fans this weekend (and billions of others before them) can attest, too long has the antiquated Nielsen ratings system given an incomplete picture of a show’s viewership, swaying networks to and fro of cancellation. We may finally have some progress however, as Nielsen will begin taking into account streaming data from the likes of Hulu, Netflix and beyond.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Amazon has begun preliminary discussions toward adapting the series, without an official pilot order as of yet. It remains unclear if the TV take would look to incorporate cast members the likes of Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shalhoub and Justin Long, or more likely, reboot the franchise overall.