What was once a service that gave one the fastest options for delivery from their online shop has now expanded into one of the top streaming services and studios. Offering more than just a selection of licensed movies and television series, Amazon Prime has expanded to offer original content all their own. And they’re certainly worth taking note of as both their films and shows have become award-winners. Here are five series worth checking out on Amazon Prime.
Based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a postmodern take on the topic of superheroes with a gitty and gritty vibe. The influence of superheroes has grown to such a degree that they could be dangerous. That’s where the Boys come in as devoted mercenaries who aim to expose a corporate conspiracy of superheroes who may be using their powers for evil. The series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, and Simon Pegg.
Based on her one-woman play, Phoebe Waller-Bridge plays Fleabag, a woman that is high in spirits and often rushes in half-cocked. Her sexual and silly adventures often lead to her breaking the fourth wall in her antics. Exceptionally hilarious, Fleabag has become the streaming service’s awards darling, having won the British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance and six Primetime Emmy awards.
For the BoJack Horseman fans who desire a bit more of the real and surreal from their animation, Undone is the perfect chaser. This rotoscoped animated series follows the young woman Alma and her experiences of trying to cope with the loss of her dad and her strange new perception of time itself. The show was developed by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy of BoJack Horseman fame and stars Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie, Siddharth Dhananjay, Daveed Diggs, and Bob Odenkirk.
Originally airing on the SyFy Channel, the sci-fi show The Expanse gained enough of a cult following from its fans that the show was thankfully rescued by Amazon Prime for fourth and fifth season. Based on the novels by James S. A. Corey, the show takes place in a future where man has colonized space and a band of misfits traverse the galaxy amid a conspiracy that could lead to galactic war.
The Man in the High Castle
Based on the book by acclaimed author Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle is set in an alternate timeline where the Axis powers won World War II. With the United States being divided among the Japanese and Nazi occupiers, one woman discovers a secret within film that could lead to a revolution. The series was successful enough to last for four seasons and stars the likes of Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel de la Fuente, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.