Amazon Prime Video subscribers have been treated to a big start to 2017, with the arrival of not one but three original series: Sneaky Pete, Just Add Magic Season 2 and Z: The Beginning of Everything. Movies including Eye in the Sky, Gimme Danger and Wiener-Dog helped lift the January blues.
The problem with such a top-heavy opening to the new year, though, is that February is left with slimmer pickings for subscribers. Patriot is the biggest new debut, as Amazon continues its run of at least one original series premiering each month, while US exclusive acquisition Black Sails will keep us sailing back each week. The rest is light on the ground, although we expect Amazon to announce some new premieres in the coming weeks. As always, we’ll keep this updated, so stay tuned for the most comprehensive TV guide to Amazon’s streaming line-up.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in February 2017:
The Bourne Legacy – 3rd February
This fourth outing in the Jason Bourne franchise, which sees Jeremy Renner star as new super-soldier Aaron Cross, is entertaining enough to fill the gap before Matt Damon’s eventual return.
Marley – 4th February
The Last King of Scotland helmer Kevin Macdonald directs what is arguably the definitive documentary about the life, music and legacy of Bob Marley.
Equals – 4th February
Like Crazy director Drake Doremus helms this indie sci-fi, which stars the excellent Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult, about a post-apocalyptic society where inhabitants have been genetically modified between conception and birth to be “emotion-free”. As a result, love and sex and all those other nice feelings have been outlawed. Inevitably, our two leads soon begin to fall for each other…
Black Sails: Season 4 – 6th February
The last run of the Starz original series, which is a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, follows a dramatic Season 3, which set the stage for the rise of John Silver (Luke Arnold) and the potential fall of the pirate way. The 10-episode climax will bring the high seas drama to a heroic conclusion, as our seafaring outlaws prepare for war in the West Indies. Episode 2 arrives on 6th February, with new episodes arriving weekly on Mondays from then on.
The Path: Season 2 – 6th February
Hulu’s original drama, starring Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy, follows a family inside a closed-off cult commune. As doubts loom, secrets come to the surface and outsiders intrude, the result is brilliantly layered and superbly acted study of religion in practice as well as in theory, one that fascinates as much as it frustrates. Every time you think you’re out of it, it pulls you back in. The first three episodes of Season 2 arrive on Monday 6th February, with episodes then arriving weekly shortly after their US premiere.
The Rolling Stones Havana Moon – 23rd February
In March 2016, The Rolling Stones became the first US rock band to play a huge free outdoor concert in Havana, Cuba. The concert was filmed by director Paul Dugdale, capturing the band in full flow on a historic stage.
Patriot – 24th February
Amazon’s new original series, written and directed by Steven Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), follows intelligence officer John Tavner (Michael Dorman). His latest assignment? Prevent Iran from going nuclear with a perilous non-official cover – a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.
The show was part of Amazon’s pilot season at the end of 2015, before the streaming service ordered a full series.
“Familial drama and perilous plotting make this a show that demands your attention, yet also wriggles around so much that it’s sometimes hard to sustain it,” we wrote of the first episode. “But when it finds its groove, Patriot soars: every time John picks up a guitar, his witty but straight-faced ditties – full of guffaws and knowing tragedy – make you want to hear more.”
Taken (TV series) – 28th February
Clive Standen stars in this new TV series based on the Liam Neeson film trilogy. It follows a younger version of the formidable agent Bryan Mills, as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the trauma of the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative – a job that awakens his very particular set of skills. Episodes arrive weekly on Tuesdays, within 24 hours of their US debut.
Other new releases coming soon on Amazon Prime Video in February 2017:
Vikings: Season 4, Episode 20
The Grand Tour: Episode 13
Step Up 4: Miami Heat
Kiss Rocks Vegas
David Brent: Life on the Road
Black Sails: Season 4, Episode 3
The Path: Season 2, Episode 4
Black Sails: Season 4, Episode 4
The Path: Season 2, Episode 5
Black Sails: Season 4, Episode 5
The Path: Season 2, Episode 6
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