From director Paul Hyett and writer Dan Schaffer comes the new psychological thriller/horror ‘Peripheral‘. The film had it’s UK premiere as part of the FrightFest halloween event in 2018 and stars Hannah Arterton, Elliot James Langridge, Rosie Day & Jenny Seagrove. The film is now set to be released digitally in the UK on August 3, 2020; courtesy of Blue Finch Films.
The Boys is an American superhero web television series based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Developed by Eric Kripke for Amazon, it follows the eponymous team of vigilantes as they fight back against super-powered individuals who abuse their abilities. Ahead of the series premiere, on July 19, 2019, it was announced that Amazon Video had renewed the series for a second season.
During ‘The Boys F**KIN RENUNITED’ twitter event today it was announced that series 2 will be released September 4th 2020 on Amazon Prime
They also released a new promo video for the season which introduces the charecter of Stormfront played by Aya Cash.
All the main cast are returning for Season 2; Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, Laz Alonso, Dominique McElligot and Antony Star.
Kevin Smith‘s latest release Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is now available on VOD and Pre Order in the USA with a release date of January 21st 2020. A BluRay/DVD release from Lionsgate is also expected on this date.
Written, directed, edited and starring Kevin Smith – referring to his 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Smith has described the film as “literally the same fuсking movie all over again”.
With the rise of new players in the market such as the recently announced Disney+ streaming service and the long-awaited Apple content service (which reportedly will be offered free to Apple customers and be limited to PG-Rated content) things are set to change in the next few years.
‘Cops and Monsters’ is an on-going supernatural police thriller set in a near future Scotland. Created by 34-year old screenwriter and indie film producer Fraser Coull. The series follows the ‘Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland (PITS)’ as they police and protect the supernatural community in a near-future Scotland.
From British writer/director Kenton Hall; ‘A Dozen Summers‘ is described as two 12 year old girls who hi-jack a movie and turn it into a story about their lives. This is an interesting concept in and of itself but also consider the lead roles are played by Hall’s own daughters Scarlet & Hero Hall and Kenton himself plays their father in the film.The film starts with some wonderfully hilarious voice-over from Colin Baker (of Doctor Who fame) which sets the comedy bar high. Through-out there are ‘various fourth-wall moments’ and references to the many tropes and devices used by film-makers.
4/5 – ‘Bold, Hopeful British indie comedy/drama at it’s best’
Watch the official trailers and first episodes for the new comedies being launched during Amazon Pilot Season on their new ‘Amp
You can also rate the shows, which will influence amazons decision of which shows to commission for a full series.
Following on from my previous post The next age of Television? Arrested Development Season 4 it has been announced that Amazon intends to release some TV ‘pilot’ series exclusively using its Amazon Prime and LoveFilm Video-on-Demand platforms.