Amazon adds new AMC shows to Prime line-up
James R | On 02, Jan 2015
Amazon has added several new AMC TV shows to its Prime Instant Video streaming line-up.
The new deal, which was sealed at the turn of the New Year, sees six seasons of recent shows available as part of the site’s £5.99 subscription VOD service. The programmes were originally scheduled to arrive in November 2014, but their addition was delayed due to negotiations between the retailer and the rights holders.
The programmes added include the first two seasons of Rogue, starring Thandie Newton, the first season of Klondike and SundanceTV’s Red Road, as well as TURN: Washington’s Spies, the pilot of which is directed by Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Rupert Wyatt, and Halt and Catch Fire, which stars Scoot McNairy and is directed by The Secret in Their Eyes’ Juan Jose Campanella.
Here’s a rundown of what you can expect from each:
Rogue (Season 1 and 2 – 10 episodes)
Grace Travis is a loving wife and mother and one of the bay area’s best undercover detectives. She’s been on loan with the Oakland Police Department for the past year working undercover as a fixer in Jimmy Laszlo’s criminal organization. After her son, Sam, is killed in an apparent drive-by, Grace’s life is shattered.
Klondike (Season 1 – 6 episodes)
Having just graduated, two friends travel thousands of miles to Dawson City in the summer of 1897, to strike it rich by finding gold in the Klondike.
Red Road (Season 1 – 6 episodes)
Police Officer Harold Jenson must forge an unholy alliance in order to save his family when a shocking tragedy upends the lives of all involved.
Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 – 10 episodes)
Halt and Catch Fire captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which a renegade trio — a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy — risk it all to realize their vision of building a computer that could change the future. The series is set roughly one year after IBM releases the IBM PC. It is also the same year people realize that it has a fatal flaw, which quickly makes personal computing anyone’s game.
In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), plans to reverse-engineer the flagship product of his former employer, and he forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. MacMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a once-great engineer who dreams of creating a revolutionary product.
TURN: Washington’s Spies (Season 1 – 10 episodes)
At the dawn of the Revolutionary War, struggling Long Island farmer Abraham Woodhull is recruited by the Colonial Army to spy on the British…
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