If weekly episodes of Mr. Robot and Outlander aren’t enough to keep you entertained this autumn, Amazon’s November line-up should help, with the latest season of The Girlfriend Experience and the return of History’s brutal epic Vikings for a bigger-than-ever fifth season. When it comes to TV series, though, nothing gets our attention quicker than the words “from the creator of the Gilmore Girls” – which is why we’ve got our eyes mostly on Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new comedy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which begins at the end of the month. Judging by the pilot episode, which is already available to stream, and the streaming service’s confident decision to order two seasons from the off, this could easily be Amazon’s next flagship original.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in November 2017:
Life in Pieces: Season 3 – 3rd November
Created by Justin Adler, this single-camera comedy follows one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments – with each one retold from multiple perspectives in each episode. Episodes arrive weekly, following their US broadcast on CBS.
The Girlfriend Experience: Season 2 – 6th November
A reimagining of Steven Soderbergh’s critically acclaimed 2009 movie of the same name, The Girlfriend Experience explores the relationships between exclusive escorts and their clients. Known as GFE’s, they are women who provide “The Girlfriend Experience” – emotional and sexual relationships at a very high price. Season 2 will focus on new characters and following two parallel storylines. One plot from the 14-episode series will be set in Washington, D.C., starring Anna Friel, and the other, in New Mexico, starring Louisa Krause. Episodes will be released in pairs – one from each storyline – weekly on Mondays, within 24 hours of their US broadcast.
Pilot: The Climb – 10th November
A comedy about the new American Dream, set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing Detroit. The Climb follows an office assistant who seeks an extraordinary life through internet fame, with her best friend always in tow.
Pilot: Love You More – 10th November
Love You More stars New York City cabaret sensation Bridget Everett (Patti Cake$) as Karen Best, with Bobcat Goldthwait (God Bless America) directing and Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City, The Comeback, 2 Broke Girls) showrunning. Karen Best is a big girl with a big personality and a big love of Chardonnay, which occasionally causes her to make some big mistakes with men. But the biggest thing about Karen is her big heart, which she uses to excel at her job as a counsellor at an independent living residence for young adults with Down’s syndrome. And sometimes, Karen’s need to stand up for all the little people in life manifests into a fantasy rock music number, where we discover she also has a big and beautiful voice.
Pilot: Sea Oak – 10th November
Glenn Close stars in this genre-bending comedy as Aunt Bernie, a working-class woman in a Rust Belt city who dies tragically in a home invasion. Compelled by sheer force of dissatisfaction, she comes back from the dead full of rage, determined to get the life she never had. She proceeds to inflict a range of demands on what’s left of her family, who live in the titular housing complex.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – 15th November
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King – 15th November
Amazon completes its box set of all three Lord of the Rings films, with Fellowship of the Ring already available to stream.
Casablanca – 15th November
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are electric in this classic romance set in Morocco during the early days of World War II, as the jaded owner of a gin joint unexpectedly crosses paths with his former lover.
A Streetcar Named Desire – 22nd November
If you’ve only seen The Simpsons’ musical version, don’t miss the chance to catch Elia Kazan’s swelteringly good take on Tennessee Williams’ intense play.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 – 29th November
Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new series, which stars Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) and Tony Shalhoub, follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who has everything she’s ever wanted — the perfect husband, two kids and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent—one that changes her life forever. She charts a course that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside Drive, through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the world of stand-up comedy… a course that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch.
Contact – 29th November
Jodie Foster stars in Robert Zemeckis’ underrated sci-fi, based on Carl Sagan’s novel of the same name, about a doctor who, after years of searching, finds radio proof of alien life.
Vikings: Season 5, Part 1 – 30th November
Season 5 of Michael Hirst’s History series begins with Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha (Canadian Katheryn Winnick) reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ivar’s murder of his brother Sigurd (David Lindström) sets the stage for vicious battles to come, as Ragnar’s (Travis Fimmel) sons plot their next moves. Bjorn (B.C.-native Alexander Ludwig) follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea and Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the gods. And, of course, there’s the small matter of Bishop Heahmund, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers… Episode 1 and 2 will premiere on the same day in an opening double-bill, with new episodes then arriving weekly.
Other new releases coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in November 2017:
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