Amazon Prime Video 2017 Release/Return Dates
Please see below for Amazon Prime Video’s season premieres over the next few months, including the highly anticipated premiere of I Love Dick from Transparent creator Jill Soloway, and the return of favorites including Bosch. Early 2017 will also see the return of kids series Annedroids and American Girl specials. Dates below are US premieres: most series will be available globally unless otherwise indicated, but dates may vary.
Creative Galaxy Valentine’s Day Special – February 7
Creative Galaxy, from Out of the Blue Enterprises, with Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Super Why! Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) serving as Creator and Executive Producer, and Samantha Freeman as Executive Producer, is a make-along, create-along art adventure series for preschool-aged children. The series, animated by 9 Story Entertainment, features Arty, an adorable alien artist, and Epiphany, his inspirational side-kick, on their adventures through the Creative Galaxy solving problems through art. In this Valentine’s Day Special, Epiphany (Kira Gelineau, Dear Viola) is ready to show her love with a special performance on Groovopolis, but accidently ruins her costume before the show! She and Arty (Meesha Contreras) fly into the Creative Galaxy for a solution and help all their friends along the way, learning how everyone has their own special way of saying “I heart you!” The special stars Samantha Bee (The Daily Show) and Jason Jones (The Daily Show) as Arty’s parents, and Lisa Loeb as Melody.
The Collection – February 10
The Collection is a gripping family saga where scandal and betrayal plague the Sabine family’s relentless pursuit of success. Set in a post-war Parisian fashion house, the Sabines have been tasked with restoring the city’s supremacy as the haute couture capital. The series explores the grit behind the glamour of a rising business run by two clashing brothers. Paul, played by Richard Coyle (Coupling, Crossbones), is the face and the business sense while Claude, played by Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons), is the creative genius. They’re nothing without each other but their rivalry, deception and the hateful bargains they made to survive the Nazi occupation could threaten to topple this “first family” of fashion’s empire at any moment. The season explores the constant question, will their tenuous relationship and the ghosts of their past destroy their meteoric success?
Patriot – February 24
Patriot 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. The series also stars Terry O’Quinn (Lost) as Tom Tavner, John’s State Department Director of Intelligence father. The show is created and executive produced by Steve Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)
Annedroids Season 4 – March 3
Created by multi Emmy Award-winning producer/director J.J. Johnson (Dino Dan) and produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment (Odd Squad), Annedroids is a live-action adventure series that follows Anne, a young female scientist, and her human friends, along with the android assistants she’s created, as they make amazing scientific discoveries while undertaking the biggest experiment of them all: growing up. Through trial and error, the series spotlights how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can inspire children to do great things. In 2016, Annedroids was nominated for 10 Emmys, tying Sesame Street for the most nominations that year. The fourth season of Annedroids returns with Anne (Addison Holley, Wishenpoof) and her friends, Nick (Jadiel Dowlin) and Shania (Adrianna Di Liello, Stage Fright), as they embark on more adventures and experiments with their android friends, including: Pal (voiced by Millie Davis, Odd Squad), Eyes and Hand. The new season sheds light on the concept of a “modern day family,” where the word “family” isn’t necessarily defined by blood relation, but rather the people that are closest to you. In this season, Anne, Nick and Shania will band together and use scientific approaches to solve a myriad of problems, including getting lost in the wilderness, dealing with a friend moving out of town, building a robot for competition, and defending the junkyard from a hostile takeover – which leads to an action-packed and epic season finale!
Hand of God Season 2 – March 10
Created and written by Ben Watkins (Burn Notice), Hand of God returns with Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), starring as Judge Pernell Harris. The hard-living, law-bending king of San Vicente, “Judge Maximum” has finally hit bottom as he faces trial for the murder of a cop. While his visions and the ghost of his dead son will slowly lead Pernell through a conspiracy that is bigger than he could have imagined, they will threaten his relationship with his wife and everything he holds dear. This season, Judge Maximum must fight on two fronts – to restore his sanity and gain his freedom. Hand of God also stars Dana Delany (Body of Proof), Garret Dillahunt (Justified) and Andre Royo (The Wire).
An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance – March 24
Based in 1976 San Francisco, Ivy Ling is a 10-year-old Chinese-American girl who struggles with finding a balance between her two cultural identities: Chinese and American. With the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the Vietnam War so recent, embracing her heritage doesn’t feel appealing to young Ivy. All she wishes is to be like her all-American best friend, Julie Albright. But, when Ivy’s All-City Gymnastics Tournament and her family’s big Chinese New Year dinner land on the same day, she must decide between the two.
Tumble Leaf Spring-a-ling Surprise Special – April 4
Emmy, Annecy International Festival and Annie award-winning series Tumble Leaf was created by Drew Hodges (Saturday Night Live, Community) and executive produced by Hodges and Kelli Bixler (Saturday Night Live, The Roadents) of award-winning studio Bix Pix Entertainment. Created for preschool-aged children, each episode of the stop-motion world of Tumble Leaf follows Fig, a delightfully curious blue fox, and his best friend Stick, a quirky caterpillar, as they embark on a fun and nature-filled adventure, learning science through their natural play. In this special, everyone helps Bloom the bunny hunt for his lost eggs, which he plans to plant for a spectacular spring surprise, and Fig uncovers many other signs of spring along the way.
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story – April 7
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story is a docuseries combining archival footage, interviews and cinematic reenactments to tell the story of Playboy magazine’s charismatic founder Hugh Hefner and his impact on global culture and history. American Playboy begins in post-war America and takes us through the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953 and the next six decades of Hefner’s life and career. As he built his empire, Hefner became both a social justice advocate and a target of the conservative movement, battling with the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover while becoming an outspoken defender of civil rights.
Thunderbirds Are Go Season 3 – April 21
Whenever disaster strikes, International Rescue answers the call! From their hidden island base in the South Pacific, the five Tracy brothers pilot remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space – all for one purpose: to help others in need. Supported by mechanical genius Brains, stealthy operative Kayo, their jet-setting London agent Lady Penelope and her loyal driver Parker, Scott, Gordon, Virgil, John and Alan Tracy live for these three words: Thunderbirds Are Go! In this upcoming season, International Rescue faces their toughest challenge yet, The Mechanic, who uses his “mecha machines” to create chaos. Produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in collaboration with world-famous Weta Workshop, the series is made using a unique mixture of CGI animation and live-action model sets. Thunderbirds Are Go delivers a new level of action-adventure animation for today’s audience while paying tribute to the characters and locations from the original series Thunderbirds.
Bosch Season 3 – April 21
Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, the Emmy-nominated hour-long series Bosch stars Titus Welliver (Lost) as Detective Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector (The Wire) as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (Being Human) as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead) as Maddie Bosch and Lance Reddick (The Wire) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving.
I Love Dick – May 12
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. I Love Dick is executive produced by Jill Soloway (Transparent), Andrea Sperling (Transparent), and Sarah Gubbins (Ten Aker Wood).
American Girl Special (4) – June 9
Danger & Eggs – June 30
Danger & Eggs follows the endless adventures of fearless D.D. Danger and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant, talking egg named Phillip. D.D., an energetic future stuntwoman, is always chasing her next big thrill. Lucky for her, Phillip is always there with jerry-rigged safety mechanisms to more responsibly-and sometimes absurdly-make her thrill seeking dreams come true. Danger & Eggs is created by Mike Owens (Yo Gabba Gabba!) and Shadi Petosky (Mad), produced by Petosky and Chris Hardwick’s Puny Entertainment (Yo Gabba Gabba!), and features the voice talents of comedians Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) and Eric Knobel.
Catastrophe Season 3 – TBA
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