September looks set to be a great month for new shows on Amazon Prime Video.
From the launch of Season 2 of The Boys, the brand new Gillian Flynn conspiracy thriller Utopia, to All In: The Fight For Democracy, a documentary that examines voter suppression in the United States. New films include Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women, Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Penguins of Madagascar, and much more.
THE BOYS season two
Season 2 of the Amazon Prime Video Original series, finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social-media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes centre stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.
The Supes of The Seven also includes Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Chace Crawford) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell). Recurring stars in season two include Claudia Doumit, Goran Visnijc, Malcolm Barrett, Colby Minifie, Shantel VanSanten, Cameron Crovetti, PJ Byrne, Laila Robbins and Giancarlo Esposito returning as Vought boss Stan Edgar, among others.
The first three episodes of season two premiere Friday, September 4, with new episodes available each Friday following, culminating in an epic season finale on October 9.
Utopia is an eight-episode twisted conspiracy thriller about saving the world, while trying to find your place in it. Inspired by the British series of the same name, the new Amazon Original series comes from best-selling author and award-winning screenwriter, Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects), who serves as showrunner and executive producer. Utopia centres on a group of comic fans who meet online and bond over their obsession of a seemingly fictional comic called, “Utopia.”
Together, Becky (Ashleigh LaThrop), Ian (Dan Byrd), Samantha (Jessica Rothe), Wilson Wilson (Desmin Borges) and Grant (Javon “Wanna” Walton) unearth hidden meanings cloaked within the pages of “Utopia,” predicting threats to humanity. They realize these are not just the makings of a conspiracy; they are genuine dangers coming alive right now in their world. The high-stakes adventure brings the group face-to-face with the comic’s famed central character, Jessica Hyde (Sasha Lane), who joins them on their mission to save the world while harbouring secrets of her own.
ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY
In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, All In: The Fight For Democracy examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States. The film interweaves personal experiences with current activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our democracy from the very beginning.
With the perspective and expertise of Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, the documentary offers an insider’s look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know are threats to their basic rights as citizens of the United States.
This inspirational documentary is directed by Liz Garbus.
Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.
In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.
Also coming to Amazon Prime Video in September:
Chicago Med (S1-4), 1 September
Law & Order: SVU (S1-7), 1 September
South Park, 1 September
Southpaw, 1 September
What To Expect When You’re Expecting, 1 September
Hollow Crown, 1 September
Bloodshot, 1 September
21 Bridges, 4 September
The Boys Season 2, 4 September
The Lighthouse, 6 September
H Is For Happiness, 6 September
Little Women, 8 September
Comicstaan (Tamil), 11 September
Playing With Fire, 11 September
T2 Trainspotting, 14 September
Bones, 15 September
Bad Boys For Life, 15 September
All In: The Fight For Democracy, 18 September
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, 22 September
Utopia, 25 September
Fernando Alonso, 25 September
Midway, 27 September
Go!, 27 September
The Gentlemen, 30 September
Avatar: The Last Airbender, 30 September
The Legend Of Korra, 30 September
Dora The Explorer, 30 September
Spongebob Squarepants, 30 September
Sons Of The Soil, 30 September
The Penguins Of Madagascar, 30 September