After a quiet start to January, Amazon Prime Video is revving this up this February, with weekly episodes of The Grand Tour’s third outing just the beginning of the month’s starting line-up. Amazon Studios’ documentary Generation Wealth kicks things off, followed by 2018 horror hit Hereditary, but its Amazon’s documentary TV offerings that take centre stage, from Lorena, a four-part series exec-produced by Jordan Peele, to Kal Penn and Adam McKay’s dissection of the global economy. And, if that’s not what the doctor ordered, there’s also the premiere of new medical drama New Amsterdam, starring Doctor Who’s Freema Agyeman.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in February 2019:
Generation Wealth – 1st February
The Queen of Versailles director returns to her exploration of America’s materialistic, image-obsessed culture in this documentary, which is both personal journey and historical essay, bearing witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream, and the human costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism, and greed.
Hanna: Episode 1 (Super Bowl Preview) – 3rd February
For only 24 hours after this year’s Super Bowl, Amazon will release the first episode of its upcoming series, Hanna. Produced by NBCUniversal International Studios and written by David Farr (The Night Manager), it based on Joe Wright’s 2011 film of the same name, which featured Saoirse Ronan. It follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is. Esme Creed-Miles will play Hanna, with Joel Kinnaman co-starring as Hanna’s father, a hardened soldier and mercenary, who raised his daughter in the wooded outskirts of Poland, isolated from the world and dedicated to teaching her how to fight and survive. Mireille Enos, meanwhile, will play Marissa, a ruthless agent who has risen up the ranks of the CIA and is hunting down Hanna.
The Expanse: Season 1 to 3 – 8th February
Based on the novels by James S. A. Corey, the critically-acclaimed, award-winning political series finally arrives on Amazon Prime Video, after it was resurrected for a fourth season by the online giant. The show is set hundreds of years in the future, when humans have colonised the solar system with The United Nations controlling Earth and an independent military power inhabiting Mars. Desperate for air and water, the series begins with Earth and Mars on the verge of war over the resources found in the Asteroid Belt. With few options for survival, allies struggle to fight over the future of humanity.
Co-created and written by Academy Award nominees Mark Fergus (Iron Man) and Hawk Otsby (Children of Men), the series stars three-time Golden Globe nominee Thomas Jane (Deep Blue Sea), Shohreh Asgdashloo (Star Trek: Beyond), Steve Strait (The Covenant), Dominique Tipper (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Wes Chatam (The Hunger Games), Cas Anvar (Punisher: War Zone), Frankie Adams (Mortal Engines) and Shawn Doyle (Frequency), Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead), Florence Faivre (The Sia Renaissance), and Cara Gee (Empire of Dirt).
New Amsterdam – 8th February
Inspired by the oldest public hospital in America, New Amsterdam follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold, The Blacklist), the institution’s newest medical director who must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and under-appreciated hospital and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
Hereditary – 13th February
Toni Collette stars in Ari Aster’s remarkable, and remarkably terrifying, horror movie, a haunting study of family grief and inherited fear that’s a heart-wrenching, heart-racing ride.
Lorena – 15th February
Lorena reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt and challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded the event. This four-part series provides a fresh perspective on the story and exposes how the case laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage.
This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy – 22nd February
This eight-part docuseriesis a globe-spanning exploration of the most compelling, hilarious, confounding, and bizarre topics impacting the global economy, told through the curious and thoughtful mind of Kal Penn (Designated Survivor), former White House Associate Director of Public Engagement. See first-hand all the surprising ways the economy interconnects and impacts the lives of people all over the planet.
Other titles coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in January 2019:
The Grand Tour: Season 3, Episode 4
The Grand Tour: Season 3, Episode 5
New Amsterdam: Seaso 1, Episode 13
The Grand Tour: Season 3, Episode 6
New Amsterdam: Seaso 1, Episode 14
Midnight in Paris
Rumor Has It…
Austin Powers in Goldmember
The Grand Tour: Season 3, Episode 7
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