Three new series will be coming to Amazon Prime Video Canada in May 2017 and a few others are also arriving in the summer, including THE TICK in August.
On May 1, AMERICAN GODS, based on the award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman, will be coming to Amazon Prime Video. American Gods stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday and Emily Browning as Shadow’s wife, Laura Moon. When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew, a storm that will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent death of his wife, and hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the center of a world that he struggles to understand—a hidden world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they’ve lost.
On May 5, Prime Video members can watch the Amazon Original series, PATRIOT on Prime Video. The series follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner (Australian newcomer Michael Dorman, Wonderland). His latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear, requiring him to forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous “non-official cover”—that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm. A bout with PTSD, the Federal government’s incompetence and the intricacies of keeping a day job in the “front” industrial piping company cause a barrage of ever-escalating fiascos that jeopardize Tavner’s mission. Patriot is in large part about the lesser known, unglamorous aspects of life as an intelligence officer deep undercover with work that frequently places John in untenable situations where he’s often forced to choose between bad alternatives. The unraveling of a plan, and the effort to conceal that unraveling, causes matters to complicate further.
The series also stars Terry O’Quinn (Lost) as Tom Tavner, John’s State Department Director of Intelligence father, Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black), as John’s older brother Edward Tavner, a young Texas congressman, Kathleen Munroe (Call Me Fitz), as John’s wife Alice, Aliette Opheim (Sandor slash Ida) as Agathe, a brilliant young homicide detective from Luxembourg hot on John’s trail, and Kurtwood Smith (That 70s Show) as Mr. Claret, John’s stickler of a new “boss” at the piping firm.
I LOVE DICK
On May 12, I LOVE DICKwill be coming to Amazon Prime Video globally. Adapted from the cult classic I Love Dick—referred to as “the most important book about men and women written in the last century” (Emily Gould, The Guardian)—is set in a colorful intellectual community in Marfa, Texas. Chris (Kathryn Hahn, Transparent) and Sylvere (Griffin Dunne, Dallas Buyers Club), arrive in Marfa when Sylvere is offered a fellowship to finish a book he’s been writing on the Holocaust. When they meet Dick (Kevin Bacon, The Following), he taunts their imaginations and upends their preconceptions about love and monogamy. An exploration of the female gaze and how we tell stories about love and desire, I LOVE DICK charts the evolution of a marriage, the awakening of an artist and the deification of a writer named Dick.
Come later this summer…Amazon Prime Video is excited to announce that THE TICK will launch on Amazon Prime Video on August 25, 2017! In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a super villain. As he struggles to uncover the conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero.
ICYMI: In recent weeks, Amazon has added American Playboy, Manchester by the Sea, Hand of God Season 2, Red Oaks Season 2, One Mississippi, Crisis in Six Scenes, Good Girls Revolt and Amazon’s first German series, You Are Wanted on PrimeVideo.com, along with a number of Hollywood movies and other television shows.