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What’s new on Prime Video in April

Observe: These descriptions are taken from Prime Video press releases and calmly edited for model, readability and context.

April 4Redefined: J.R. Smith, premiere (2023-): Docuseries. It follows retired NBA star J.R. Smith as he pursues a university training and new athletic ardour at North Carolina A&T.
April 14
Greek Salad, season 1 premiere (2023-): French coming-of-age collection. It is a sequel to the film trilogy L’Auberge Espagnole and follows Tom, 26, and his sister Mia, 22, who inherit a constructing in Athens. April 21Dead Ringers, season 1 premiere (2023-): Psychological thriller collection starring Rachel Weisz. It adapts David Cronenberg’s film of the identical title and facilities on similar twin gynecologists.April 28Citadel, season 1 premiere (2023-): Spy collection starring Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Two spies attempt to cease a robust syndicate manipulating the world from the shadows.

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Greatest Amazon Prime Video unique TV reveals

At time of writing, these TV reveals all rating no less than 70 on Metacritic.

Sci-fi

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The primary episode of Paper Ladies, a sci-fi TV collection based mostly on standard comics by Brian Okay. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang, brings collectively 4 youngsters using bikes on their paper supply routes in 1988. Whereas which will sound like a sci-fier you’ve got binged already, (yup, Netflix’s hit Stranger Issues), Prime Video’s present stands by itself. Observe alongside as the women journey by time, navigate highly effective adversaries and study extra about themselves. Another excuse to observe? Comic Ali Wong is within the solid.

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Amazon rescued The Expanse from the realm of canceled TV, bringing us as much as six seasons. Thank goodness it did, as a result of The Expanse is wise sci-fi with life like characters, excessive manufacturing values and a splash of detective noir. Set in a future the place humanity has colonized the Photo voltaic System, a conspiracy threatens to begin a chilly warfare between the biggest powers. A band of antiheroes discover themselves on the heart. Look ahead to more room western themes within the constantly glorious later seasons.

Thriller

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Led by a stellar Erin Doherty, this British thriller will swallow your consideration. It facilities on Becky, a temp with an uncommon pastime: assuming completely different identities to sneak into fancy artwork galleries and yoga courses. When a lady she follows obsessively on Instagram immediately dies, she makes an attempt to uncover extra particulars, as soon as once more posing as another person. Tear away out of your timeline and take a look at this six-episode restricted collection.

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Whereas season 2 of Homecoming did not fairly discover its ft, season 1 hit the bottom working. Julia Roberts stars on this psychological thriller about a military rehabilitation facility run by questionable homeowners. Utilizing an efficient, mystery-building narrative that covers two timelines, Homecoming is excessive on pressure and paranoia because it reveals what the power’s true function is. Enjoyable reality: The collection makes use of the precise scores of films from Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and extra.

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The Man within the Excessive Fortress (2015-2019)

The Man within the Excessive Fortress imagines an alternate historical past the place the Axis powers (Rome-Berlin-Tokyo) win World Warfare II. Primarily based on a Philip Okay. Dick novel, the collection follows characters within the ’60s who reside in a parallel universe, the place Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan management the US. However there’s unimaginable newsreel footage surfacing of a world the place Germany and Japan lose the warfare, inflicting some to insurgent. To essentially hammer house its dystopia credentials, The Man within the Excessive Fortress is steered by producer Ridley Scott. Totally realized and with a centered plot, that is gripping TV.

Comedy

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The Children within the Corridor (2022—)

Prime Video has resurrected The Children within the Corridor, the Emmy-nominated Canadian sketch comedy present that initially ran from 1988 to 1995. (By “resurrects,” I imply the present actually exhumes members of the comedy troupe from a grave they have been buried in on the finish of the unique present. That is only the start of the enjoyable.)  Observe the comedians as they freak out over mislabeled desserts, battle over imaginary love pursuits and write Earth’s final fax. However be warned: A few of these sketches are extremely NSFW.

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A League of Their Personal (2022—)

Prime Video’s TV collection A League of Their Personal is impressed by the 1992 movie of the identical title and introduces new characters portrayed by Abbi Jacobson, D’Arcy Carden and others. Within the comedy-drama’s first episode, ladies check out for the All-American Ladies Skilled Baseball League within the ’40s. The present explores themes of race and sexuality, and affords a satisfying interval setting and compelling characters.

Seven strangers are assigned to the identical neighborhood payback sentence on this interesting comedy thriller set in Bristol, England. The six-episode present is enjoyable, darkish and touching, providing a fascinating have a look at its rule-breakers’ backgrounds and the relationships that type between them. The plot thickens when some members of the group come throughout a bag of money. If you happen to want one other draw, the present is co-created by Stephen Service provider, who co-created the UK model of The Workplace.

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This distinctive collection makes use of the Rotoscoping animation method to inform the story of a younger girl who, after struggling a near-fatal automobile accident, discovers she will manipulate time. Intriguing, proper? It will get higher: Bob Odenkirk performs Alma’s lifeless father, who enlists her assist in investigating his homicide. Bending each time and area, Undone is surreal and superbly existential for these in search of deep materials.

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017—)

A ’50s housewife who turns into a standup comedian? This good collection from Gilmore Ladies creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, is crammed with glowing performances from Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein, with dialogue to match. Set in a vibrant and altering New York, our pleasant heroine moonlights as a comic, whereas doing her duties as an higher class Jewish American housewife. With spectacular visuals, heat and zingers, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is the total bundle.

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A Very English Scandal (2018-2021)

A intercourse scandal within the UK Parliament? Starring Hugh Grant and Ben Wishaw? You possibly can thank Russell T. Davies for dramatizing this slice of late-’70s British politics. Jeremy Thorpe, a Liberal member of Parliament, needs to silence sad ex-lover Norman earlier than his profession leads to tatters. Watch the homicide conspiracy, massive trial and media scrutiny by A Very English Scandal’s darkly humorous lens.

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If someway the Fleabag prepare handed you by, it is time to let it hit you at its full, unimaginable drive. Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars within the play-turned extraordinary comedy collection. A 30-something girl who runs a restaurant lives a sex-filled life with a humorousness that hides the tragedies she hasn’t but come to phrases with. Nearly word-for-word excellent, with a fourth-wall breaking gadget, Fleabag regularly does its greatest to each shock and devastate you, whereas being ridiculously humorous.

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That includes Carrie Fisher’s last TV function, Disaster is a rom-com about messy, chaotic individuals. Londoner Sharon and Bostonian Rob have a one-week stand that ends in an unplanned being pregnant and Rob shifting to the UK to allow them to begin a household. The difficult half: Sharon and Rob do not know the very first thing about one another. Masking age, intercourse, parenthood, marriage and love in its open ebook, Disaster is an outstanding rom-com that offers you 4 seasons to devour.

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Clear’s distinctive story follows the Pfefferman siblings who uncover their dad is transitioning into a lady named Maura. Different elements of the Pfeffermans’ lives, together with a bitter marriage and a disappointing youngster, give this tightly scripted comedy-drama a relatable facet. Poignant and impressive, Clear is a present to look out for.

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Mozart within the Jungle (2014-2018)

A comedy-drama set in New York’s classical music scene, Mozart within the Jungle is as whimsical as its title suggests. Upcoming oboist Hailey meets eccentric conductor Rodrigo, who’s tasked with revitalizing the New York Symphony. By no means shedding you with jargon, Mozart within the Jungle charmingly reveals an edgier facet to the world of strings, enjoying its personal symphony of intercourse, medicine and rock ‘n’ roll.

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Occurring a Katheryn Hahn binge after WandaVision? Marvel’s new favourite witch starred in a single season of this 2016 comedy with a memorable title. Her character’s title is simply as memorable: Chris Kraus, an artist and filmmaker who strikes to Texas along with her husband. She rapidly falls in love together with his fellowship sponsor, performed by Kevin Bacon. Sure, Kevin Bacon is on this. The dynamic of her marriage shifts as her infatuation challenges every thing in good and provocative and grownup methods. Sadly, I Love Dick did not rating a second season, however the first is nicely value your time.

Drama

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Gripping Western drama collection The English stars Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer as an unlikely duo touring throughout a treacherous panorama. The primary episode of the restricted collection presents some horrible characters and divulges a little bit of what motivates each protagonists — Blunt’s aristocratic Englishwoman and Spencer’s Pawnee ex-cavalry scout — to proceed within the face of hazard. Attractive visuals and excellent performing make the English value a binge. 

A Very British Scandal (2022)

Unfurling over three hour-long episodes, A Very British Scandal dramatizes the extremely publicized, real-life divorce between the Duke and Duchess of Argyll within the Sixties. You possibly can anticipate sturdy performances from Claire Foy, of Netflix’s The Crown, and WandaVision’s Paul Bettany.

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A more moderen entry to Prime Video, As We See It earns a spot amongst its greatest reveals. Starring three actors who determine as autistic, this honest collection follows younger adults on the autism spectrum as they navigate jobs, making associates and discovering love. Neurotypical actors normally play autistic characters on display, so the casting units this one aside. It is also heartfelt, humorous and poignant, with well-rounded characters you will need to root for. I may let the present’s glowing Metacritic rating converse for itself — however no matter convinces you, this must be your subsequent watch.

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The Underground Railroad (2021)

Chic filmmaker Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) takes on adapting Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad into a robust 10-episode collection. Set within the southern US through the 1800s, the fictional story follows Blacks making an attempt to flee from slavery by way of a community of hidden tracks and tunnels. Tapping magical realism and an outstanding solid together with Thuso Mbedu and William Jackson Harper, The Underground Railroad is an emotional and chilling triumph.

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Con man Marius walks free from jail, solely to be hunted by the gangster he as soon as robbed. So, he assumes the id of his cell mate Pete and walks again into the lives of Pete’s estranged household, who’re none the wiser. Bryan Cranston brings all of the gravitas to gangster Vince on this part-drama, party-comedy. The twists and dicey conditions will carry you thru the addictive episodes as rapidly as Pete pulls his cons.

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This gripping British collection is about, sure, an informer and the murky territory concerned in coercing somebody to tackle the damaging gig. Paddy Considine (who now has a gig on the Recreation of Thrones prequel) stars as DS Gabe Waters, a counterterrorism officer tasked with infiltrating a far-right motion in West Yorkshire. Partnered with a superb Bel Powley (The Morning Present, The King of Staten Island) because the younger and inquisitive DC Holly Morten, he makes an attempt to deliver British Pakistani Raza (Nabhaan Rizwan) on board to uncover details about a attainable terrorist assault. A provocative thriller that can hold you in your toes.

Fantasy

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The Legend of Vox Machina (2022—)

Buckle up for a brand new animated collection that facilities on a bunch of boisterous, belching misfits known as Vox Machina. Primarily based on Dungeons & Dragons net collection Important Function (you do not have to be conversant in that to take pleasure in this present), The Legend of Vox Machina sees its protagonists go from being broke bar-hoppers to accepting a mission to cease evil brewing in Exandria. We’re additional launched to the characters in a musical quantity that happens about midway by the primary episode. That is proper, I mentioned musical quantity. However you will be down for each ingredient this present throws at you. Why would anybody select these misfits to battle for the dominion? “Nicely… they do have a bear,” one royal decision-maker concedes.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy (2022—)

Have not watched Prime Video’s buzzy, wildly costly fantasy collection but? The Rings of Energy brings unimaginable visuals, a sprawling solid and sense of journey to the streaming service. It is set hundreds of years earlier than The Lord of the Rings, and partially follows a younger model of the character Galadriel, who’s performed by Morfydd Clark. 

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If you happen to’re in a very meditative temper, reflecting on life, relationships and the massive decisions we make in life, Ceaselessly will gently set your world on hearth. June (Maya Rudolph) and Oscar (Fred Armisen) are a married couple cruising by their suburban life till vastly sudden turns take them into otherworldly territory. Stick by the slow-burning first episode and you will be rewarded with an exceptionally crafted eight-episode collection, gently wrapping you in its visually lovely and significant dream.

Superhero

For many who aren’t a fan of cartoons, Invincible might be your converter, up there with different grownup cartoons like BoJack Horseman and Rick and Morty. Primarily based on a comic book ebook from Robert Kirkman, the creator of the Strolling Lifeless, Invincible follows 17-year-old Mark Grayson and his coaching to develop into a superhero similar to his father, who occurs to be essentially the most highly effective superhero on the planet. Episodes run lengthy at almost 50 minutes, linked into one massive, blood-spattered story. A subversive collection with an enormous solid that includes Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh and J.Okay. Simmons, Invincible will engross you in its good animated world.

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The Boys stormed Amazon with its ultra-violent story of antihero vigilantes in search of revenge in opposition to the world’s most beloved superheroes. However these heroes aren’t what they appear: Their company overlords cowl up their shady private lives, together with sexual harassment and the odd assassination. With social commentary, black comedy and pops of gore, The Boys takes an exciting and unapologetic step away from the family-friendly style.

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Whereas The Tick was sadly canceled after two seasons, the superhero comedy will nonetheless offer you a success of fast-paced, colourful motion with its tongue firmly in its cheek. Primarily based on the comedian ebook character, The Tick is a bulletproof hero who wears a, yep, blue tick swimsuit. His sidekick? The meek Arthur who wears a … moth swimsuit. Their nemesis is The Terror, a supervillain of their metropolis’s underworld. If you wish to sit again and watch pure superhero leisure, you’ve got discovered the suitable present.

Documentary

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In LulaRich, the administrators of Hulu’s Fyre Competition documentary discover the darkish facet of multi-level-marketing firm, LuLaRoe. The four-part documentary collection interviews founders DeAnne and Mark Stidham and paints a not-so-rosy image of the ladies’s clothes big, which is thought for its loudly-colored and patterned leggings and tops. Within the doc, ladies who joined the corporate (investing a piece of cash within the course of) handled smelly merchandise, a poisonous tradition and challenges reaching monetary objectives. Settle in for an intriguing and well-made docuseries that spotlights the tales of former LuLaRoe retailers. 

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This complete documentary collection tackles the story of Lorena Bobbitt, the girl who, famously, severed her husband’s penis in 1993. It covers the incident and two subsequent trials, incorporating a variety of interviews that add illuminating context to the decades-old occasions. It provides much-needed consideration to the abuse Bobbitt mentioned she suffered by the hands of her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt. Government produced by Jordan Peele, this well-researched collection is nicely value your consideration.

Crime

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This seven-season police procedural, impressed by Michael Connelly novels, will get every thing proper for old style detective drama. We observe Los Angeles police detective Harry Bosch, performed by Titus Welliver, who’s haunted by the loss of life of his mom. Whereas catching serial killers and preserving his household protected, he investigates her homicide. Purposeful and no-nonsense, Bosch supplies regular thriller with an equally regular lead. Nice information: a by-product collection is underway at Amazon’s IMDb TV, preserving Welliver because the titular detective.

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Ripper Road (2012-2016)

This darkish and gritty collection is ready within the late 1800s on the streets of Whitechapel, a spot as soon as terrorized by Jack the Ripper. Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and the police must take care of the aftermath of the Ripper murders, which have left the world of London in an anarchic state. Effective performing, sturdy characters and, importantly, sturdy dialogue make the episodic mysteries all of the extra suspenseful and immersive. 5 excellent seasons await you (consisting of six to eight episodes every).

Romance

The Summer time I Turned Fairly (2022—)

If a coming-of-age story with a peak summer season setting, teenage love triangle and soundtrack stocked with Taylor Swift songs sounds interesting to you, hold studying. The present facilities on Stomach (breakout actor Lola Tung), who makes a much-anticipated annual commute to a seashore home along with her mother and brother. However she appears a bit completely different than she did the final time she set foot on Cousin’s Seaside and frolicked along with her mother’s greatest good friend’s sons, Conrad and Jeremiah. Younger-adult writer Jenny Han wrote the ebook on which the TV collection is predicated and serves as one of many showrunners.

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Searching for love? With Love may be the proper feel-good rom-com. The charming premise sees the Diaz siblings, Lily and Jorge, navigate main holidays throughout the 12 months, from Halloween to Christmas — main holidays that put strain on singletons looking for romantic relationships. Observe the Diaz’s on their journey, together with their pleasant and generally delightfully awkward prolonged household. An earnest, satisfying breeze.

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The Pursuit of Love (2021)

You are both going to fall head over heels in love with or arch an unimpressed eyebrow at this romance based mostly on the 1945 Nancy Mitford novel of the identical title. The Pursuit of Love follows two cousins who symbolize alternative ways of life. Lily James is Linda Radlett, whose exuberant romantic adventures see her journey from London to Paris. Emily Beecham, in the meantime, is Fanny Logan, navigating the confinements of married life. If you happen to’re within the temper, this three-episode miniseries will sweep you up right into a story of happiness and unhappiness, laughter and ache.

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