December 7, 2023

Streamy Awards 2023

Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service doesn’t at all times get the identical diploma of consideration that Netflix does from critics and writers who commonly cowl the streaming house — for apparent causes, after all, however on the similar time, I can’t inform you how a lot nice content material I’ve loved on Prime Video that I really feel is simply flying criminally beneath the radar.

Dramas like The English, ZeroZeroZero, and Class of ’07 are the form of hidden gems that make me so glad I’m nonetheless a Prime subscriber, and so they’re nearly as good as something I’ve seen on Netflix within the latest previous (for the unaware, these reveals so as embody a Western starring Emily Blunt, a Narcos-style crime saga, and an Australian drama that’s type of like a funnier Yellowjackets). Beneath, in the meantime, I wish to discuss in regards to the future — particularly, about among the upcoming Prime Video TV reveals and flicks that I’m particularly wanting ahead to in the mean time.

Gen V

First up, we’ll check out two new Prime Video reveals — certainly one of which is a by-product of the wildest, grossest, most debauched, and actually insane factor the streamer has ever aired.

Lizze Broadway, Jaz Sinclair, Maddie Phillips in Gen V. Picture supply: Amazon Studios

Followers of Prime Video’s The Boys enjoy the truth that it’s probably the most anti-Marvel superhero present or film in existence. On this universe, the superheroes don’t have to cover away, however they’re additionally owned and marketed by a robust group — and also you even have one group of supes that’s corrupt and stored in verify by a separate group. Gen V, coming in late September, expands the world of the present to a superhero-only college that trains the subsequent era of heroes (who hope to get profitable endorsement offers).

What sort of hero will you turn out to be when you may have near-limitless energy? That’s the fascinating query on the beating coronary heart of this story. Launch date: Sept. 29.

Citadel: Diana

There’s not loads to share about this subsequent Prime Video sequence but, aside from a few necessary highlights which can be sturdy sufficient for me to have already got this one on my watchlist. In no explicit order:

  • Citadel: Diana, which is a by-product of Prime Video’s Citadel spy drama, stars Matilda de Angelis, who is completely incredible in the whole lot she does (make sure to catch her, for instance, within the Italian authorized drama The Regulation In keeping with Lidia Poet on Netflix).
  • Additionally, this present is being produced by Cattleya, which is a part of ITV Studios and which was behind one of many biggest TV reveals of the previous decade — the extraordinarily real looking mafia drama Gomorrah.

Take a look at our protection of the unique Citadel title to get caught up on the drama if you happen to haven’t dived into it but. Launch date: Coming in 2024.


Subsequent, we come to 2 films which can be on my checklist of Prime Video releases that I can’t wait to observe. Based mostly on the novel of the identical title from Iain Reid, Amazon’s streamer describes Foe as a “haunting exploration of marriage and identification set in an unsure world.”

Foe on Netflix
Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal in Prime Video’s “Foe.”

Stars Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal painting Hen and Junior, a pair who farm a secluded piece of land that’s been in Junior’s household for generations.

Continues Prime Video: “Their quiet life is thrown into turmoil when an uninvited stranger (Aaron Pierre) reveals up at their door with a startling proposal. Based mostly on best-selling creator Iain Reid’s novel, directed by Garth Davis and co-written by Davis and Reid, Foe’s mesmerizing imagery and protracted questions in regards to the nature of humanity (and synthetic humanity) carry the not-too-distant future to luminous life.” Launch date: Oct. 6 in theaters.

A Million Miles Away

Final however not least, this closing upcoming Prime Video is on my checklist as a result of I’m a softie who’s a sucker for an inspirational, feel-good story. Based mostly on the guide “Reaching for the Stars: The Inspiring Story of a Migrant Farmworker Turned Astronaut” by José Hernández, A Million Miles Away, starring Michael Pena, is about dreamers and impressed by the real-life story of a NASA flight engineer named Jose Hernandez.

A Million Miles Away on Prime Video
Michael Pena in “A Million Miles Away” on Prime Video. Picture supply: Netflix

The story follows Jose and his close-knit household of migrant farm employees on a journey of greater than a decade, one which took him from a rural village in Mexico to the fields of San Joaquin Valley and, in the end, greater than 200 miles above the Earth to the Worldwide House Station.

It appears like this one goes to be a rousing tear-jerker, constructed across the neighborhood of help from Jose’s hard-working mother and father, family members, and academics who helped him obtain an audacious aim (“Who higher to go away this planet, and dive into the unknown, than a migrant farm employee?”). Launch date: Sept. 15.