Here's the best of Amazon Prime this August
'Tampa Baes' | This August
Meet the 'Tampa Baes' - the young lesbian "it-crowd" navigating and celebrating life in Tampa Bay – Florida’s LGBTQ+ hub and the place to see and be seen. Always ready for an adventure or a good party, this group of loyal friends – and sometimes more than friends – is ambitious and unapologetic while constantly battling stereotypes and labels. This will be an eight-episode reality TV series.
'Modern Love' S2 | August 13
Ah sure, it's only Kit Harington doing an Irish accent. In this season, love breaks all the rules. An old flame reignited; a test of friends vs. lovers; a night girl and her day boy; a romance with an ex's ex; a one night stand; an impossible promise; a ghost of a lost lover; an exploration of sexuality. The eight-part second season stars Harington, Anna Paquin, Minnie Driver, Tobias Menzies and Jack Reynor. Each episode showcases love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, all inspired by true events from the beloved New York Times column of the same name.
'Nine Perfect Strangers' | August 20
The eight-part series is based on The New York Times bestselling book from Australian author Liane Moriarty, produced by the teams behind 'Big Little Lies' and 'The Undoing'. The drama/thriller stars Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Manny Jacinto, Bobby Cannavale, Luke Evans and Samara Weaving.
'Kevin Can F**k Himself' | August 27
Annie Murphy from 'Schitt's Creek' stars in her own darkly comedic sitcom/drama. 'Kevin Can F**K Himself' follows the story of Allison McRoberts (Murphy), and breaks convention by blending multi-camera comedy with single-camera realism to make us ask, who and what have we been laughing at all of these years?
AMAZON PRIME - JULY
'The Tomorrow War' | July 2
In 'The Tomorrow War', the world is stunned when a group of time travellers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is Dan Forester, played by Chris Pratt. Also starring Yvonne Strahovski and J.K. Simmons.
'Luxe Listings Sydney' | July 9
The six-part reality series follows elite agents - Gavin Rubinstein, D’Leanne Lewis and Simon Cohen - as they negotiate multi-million-dollar deals in one of the most luxury real estate markets in the world; Sydney, Australia.
'Horizon Line' | July 14
A former couple board a single-engine plane for a routine and casual flight to their friend's tropical island wedding. But within minutes after takeoff, their pilot suffers a fatal heart attack, leaving them with no clue how to land the plane. With nothing but miles of ocean and sky in every direction, and a terrifying storm that's about to envelop them, Sara and Jackson have only one shot -- and there's no going back.
'Making The Cut' Season 2 | July 16
The eight-episode fashion competition series hosted by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn brings together a diverse group of 10 visionary designers and entrepreneurs who compete to win $1 million to invest in their business, the opportunity to sell a collection in Amazon Fashion’s store, and a mentorship with Amazon Fashion. Two new episodes drop each week, culminating in a grand finale with an epic runway show on August 6, 2021.
'Jolt' | July 23
A darkly comedy action-thriller centring on Lindy (Kate Beckinsale), a beautiful, sardonically funny woman struggling to manage a lifelong, rare neurological disorder that causes her to react violently to anyone she witnesses being cruel, deceitful or abusive. Unable to find love and connection in a world that fears her bizarre condition, she finally trusts a man long enough to fall in love, only to find him murdered the next day. Heartbroken and enraged, she embarks on a revenge-filled mission to find his killer, while also being pursued by the police as the crime’s prime suspect. Also starring Stanley Tucci, Laverne Cox, Jai Courtney and Bobby Cannavale.
'Shadow In The Cloud' | July 30
In the throes of World War II, a female WWII pilot Captain Maude Garrett (Chloë Grace Moretz) joins the all-male crew of a B-17 bomber with a top-secret package. Caught off guard by the presence of a woman on a military flight, the crew tests Maude's every move. Just as her quick wit is winning them over, strange happenings and holes in her backstory incite paranoia surrounding her true mission.
AMAZON PRIME - JUNE
Based on true events, a team of U.S soldiers stationed at the deadliest outpost in Afghanistan are relentlessly attacked by an overwhelming force of Taliban insurgents. Their fight for survival is the ultimate display of American valor. Starring Scott Eastwood, Orlando Bloom, and Caleb Landry Jones.
'Crystal Palace F.C.: When Eagles Dare'
The docuseries tells the extraordinary tale of how Crystal Palace’s fans saved their club, as lifelong supporter Steve Parish formed a consortium to prevent it from going out of business. Time was running out and liquidation loomed; but a mass protest of thousands of fellow fans outside Lloyds Bank helped the consortium finalise a deal to buy their beloved club.
Jeremy Clarkson is a journalist, a broadcaster, and a man who travels the world to slide sideways in supercars while shouting. He is not a farmer, which is unfortunate because he’s bought a 1,000-acre farm in the English countryside and decided to run it himself, despite knowing nothing whatsoever about farming. This is Jeremy Clarkson as you’ve never seen him before.
National Theatre Productions
Many National Theatre productions are headed to Amazon Prime this June. The productions include 'Frankenstein', directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle; the stage production of 'Fleabag' written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge; 'Hamlet' with Benedict Cumberbatch; and 'Ian McKellen On Stage', in which Ian McKellen performs extracts from some of his most iconic performances as part of his 80th birthday celebration, available for fans to watch at home for the first time.
Starring Casey Affleck, Jason Segel and Dakota Johnson, 'Our Friend' tells the inspiring and extraordinary true story of the Teague family--journalist Matt, his vibrant wife Nicole and their two young daughters--and how their lives are upended by Nicole's heartbreaking diagnosis of terminal cancer.
'The Ice Road'
A Liam Neeson action film? Yes please. After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, a ‘big-rig’ ice road driver (Neeson) must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners. Contending with thawing waters and a massive storm, they discover the real threat is one they never saw coming. Holt McCallany, Laurence Fishburne and Amber Midthunder also star.
'Bosch' Season 7
The longest-running Amazon Original Series, 'Bosch', is based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novel 'The Burning Room' and the real arson case that inspired it. The seventh and final season puts Detective Harry Bosch’s famous motto center stage: "Everybody counts or nobody counts."
AMAZON PRIME - MAY
'The Underground Railroad'
'The Underground Railroad' chronicles Cora Randall’s (newcomer Thuso Mbedu) desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumoured Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Over the course of her journey, Cora is pursued by Ridgeway (Joel Edgerton), a bounty hunter who is fixated on bringing her back to the plantation she escaped; especially since her mother Mabel is the only one he has never caught.
'P!NK: All I Know So Far'
Featuring the award-winning performer and musician P!NK, we join her in this documentary as she embarks on her record-breaking 2019 'Beautiful Trauma' world tour and welcomes audiences to join her chosen family while trying to balance being a mom, a wife, a boss and a performer. Mixing footage from the road, behind-the-scenes interviews and personal material, director Michael Gracey ('The Greatest Showman') gives audiences a glimpse behind the curtain of the circus that she calls life.
This seven-part Amazon Original anthology series stars Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren, Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Anthony Mackie, Dan Stevens, and Constance Wu will premiere on 21st May 2021 exclusively on Prime Video. It aims to explore the strange, beautiful, heartbreaking, hilarious, wondrous truths of what it means to be human.
'Panic' Season One
A new young adult series from creator, executive producer and writer Lauren Oliver, 'Panic' takes place in a small Texas town, where every summer the graduating seniors compete in a series of challenges. But this year, the rules have changed — the pot of money is larger than ever, and the game has become even more dangerous. The players will come face to face with their deepest, darkest fears and be forced to decide how much they are willing to risk in order to win.
'Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In'
Featuring exclusive and previously unseen archive footage as well as profoundly moving testimonies from his wife and three sons, comes a revealing and deeply personal documentary about the life of Sir Alex Ferguson, from his working-class roots in Glasgow to his career as one of the greatest football managers of all time. Directed by Sir Alex’s son, Jason Ferguson, this is a remarkably intimate and moving story about the extraordinary power of memory.