Amazon acquires AMC’s Soulmates for February release
Staff Reporter | On 19, Dec 2020
Amazon has acquired the UK rights to AMC series Soulmates for release this February.
The anthology is set 15 years into the future, when science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is. Each of the six episodes will feature a different cast and explore an entirely new story around discovering (or opting not to discover) the results of this new test and the impact of those results on a myriad of relationships.
In one of the episodes, Malin Akerman will play Martha, who has bounced from bad relationship to bad relationship, but is now putting her trust in the test and a church, which helps those whose soulmates have already passed on. In the same episode, Charlie Heaton will play big-hearted Kurt, who is lost after the discovery that his soulmate is dead and finds faith and opportunity in the arms of the same church.
Also joining Akerman and Heaton in this episode are Joe Anderson (Brave New World) as Travis, a heartbroken, suicidal man, who is isolated from his family and wants to be forgiven, and Steven Mackintosh (Rocketman) as Brother Samson, who is spreading a message of a hopeful future to all his flock, imbuing them with peace and the understanding that they are all worthy of love.
In a later episode, Betsy Brandt will play Caitlin, a pushover who, after discovering her soulmate, starts to finally stand up for herself. Joining Brandt are JJ Feild as Nathan, who has a dark side and decides to share it when he meets his match Caitlin, and Tom Goodman-Hill (Humans), as Doug, Caitlin’s dependable and dependably unromantic boyfriend.
Other cast members include Sarah Snook (Succession) and David Costabile (Billions, Breaking Bad).
Directors for the series include Rob Savage (Britannia), who has helmed multiple episodes, Marco Kreuzpaintner (Creator and Director of Beat), Andrea Harkin (The Trial of Christine Keeler) and creator, executive producer and writer, Will Bridges.
The show is written by Emmy Award-winner Will Bridges (Stranger Things, Black Mirror) and Brett Goldstein (Superbob, Adult Life Skills).
The series premiered on AMC in the US in October and has already been renewed for a second season. It will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in the UK in February 2021.