lord of the rings
Lord of the Rings TV Show to Film in New Zealand

Amazon Studios just announced the filming location for its upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel show. And after searching far and wide it settled on... drumroll please... New Zealand! Read More >>

tv
Amazon’s Undone Is a Surreal and Visually Stunning Series About (Maybe?) Losing Your Mind

When we first meet Alma (Alita: Battle Angel’s Rosa Salazar), the heroine of Amazon’s Undone, she’s sobbing behind the wheel and driving like a maniac. Alma’s at a breaking point, and Undone – which has a mind-bending story and trippy visuals to match – sucks you into her world right as she’s falling apart. Read More >>

hollywood
The Age of Media Corporation Mega-Mergers is Robbing Us of Bolder, Fresher Storytelling

Disney isn’t just the first studio to have five pictures cross a billion dollars at the box office in a single year and it isn’t just the biggest film studio right now. It’s the biggest film studio in the history of Hollywood. While investors are likely very pleased with this fact, the company’s series of monster mergers has set off a chain effect with other studios doing their own monster mergers in an effort to keep up. Read More >>

tv
Gloriously Gruesome Sci-Fi Cult Classic Event Horizon Might Become an Amazon Series

I have often proclaimed my love for Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1997 sci-fi horror film Event Horizon, about a deep-space vessel that goes to a very bad dimension and returns with mind-warping powers, and features Laurence Fishburne barking the immortal line “Fuck this ship!” A TV series might happen, you say? Fuck YES! Read More >>

lord of the rings
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Has Its First Cast Member

We still know very little about Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series. It will take place sometime prior to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring, director J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and consultant Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones) are involved, and the writers’ room is operating under intense security precautions. Now, we’ve got another vague morsel: the first casting news! Read More >>

amazon prime
Carnival Row’s First Trailers Just Debuted at SDCC

Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne headlined the San Diego Comic-Con panel for the intriguing Carnival Row today and brought along the first look at the Amazon Studios series, in the form of not one, but two featurettes. Read More >>

internet
A Good Omens-Themed Prophetical Twitter Account May Have Heralded a Major Endgame Spoiler

What happens when the warnings of Agnes Nutter combine with modern popular culture? Well, it might be Avengers: Endgame spoilers, apparently. Read More >>

tv
What It’s Like to Turn Good Omens Into a TV Show, According to Neil Gaiman, a Guy Who Would Know

Neil Gaiman is no stranger to having his fantastical literary works adapted to other media. Whether it’s Coraline, American Gods or Neverwhere, his writing has mutated into successful movies, TV shows and radio dramas. But when it came time to work on Good Omens – the upcoming Amazon series based on the 1990 novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett  – Gaiman says he’s being “much, much, much more protective”. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon Studios Will No Longer Let Audiences Vote on Which Pilots They Want to See Developed

Amazon is ending its policy of letting viewers vote on which TV pilot episodes they would like to become full-length series, announcing at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Saturday that it was ending the crowdsourcing portion of its original content program. Read More >>

tv
Amazon’s Transparent Will Return for a Second Season

Transparent,the first truly good Amazon original series, just got renewed for a second season. The series chronicles Jeffrey Tambor's late-in-life gender transition, and it is excellent. [h/t @KateAurthur] Read More >>

amazon
Now Amazon Is Planning to Make Original TV Content

Rumours have been floating around for the past couple of months that Amazon was looking to produce sitcoms and children's television. Now All Things D is confirming it: Amazon is looking to pay £6,000 to option scripts and £34,000 if a show is greenlit. Furthermore, shows are expected to "look and feel like 'real' TV shows." Read More >>