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Nicole Kidman stars as Lucille Ball in BEING THE RICARDOS, part of the highlights this December on AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

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Amazon Prime Video December Highlights include the Nicole Kidman led, Being the Ricardos, season two of Alex Rider, the new series premiere of Harlem and season six of The Expanse.

December Highlights on Amazon Prime Video

BEING THE RICARDOS

GENRE: DRAMA

Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) are threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear and cultural taboos in Academy Award®-winning writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama Being the Ricardos. A revealing glimpse of the couple’s complex romantic and professional relationship, the film takes audiences into the writers’ room, onto the soundstage and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their ground-breaking sitcom “I Love Lucy.” Written and Directed by Aaron Sorkin.

Being The Ricardos stars Nicole Kidman, Javier Barden, Jake Lacy, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, and Alia Shawkat.

Being the Ricardos – Tuesday 21st December

THE PROTÉGÉ

GENRE: ACTION/THRILLER

Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer. But when Moody – the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival – is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. As she becomes entangled with an enigmatic killer (Academy Award®-nominated actor Michael Keaton) whose attraction to her goes way beyond cat and mouse, their confrontation turns deadly and the loose ends of a life spent killing will weave themselves even tighter.

The Protégé stars Michael Keaton, Maggie Q, and Samuel L. Jackson, with Robert Patrick.

The Protégé – Friday 3rd December

ALEX RIDER

SEASON 2

SERIES GENRE: DRAMA

In Season Two, Alex is still reeling from the traumatic events at Point Blanc, and desperately wants to return to a normal life. But when his new friend Sabina’s father, journalist Ed Pleasance, is attacked by Yassen Gregorovich, the man who may have killed his Uncle, Alex reluctantly finds himself drawn back into the world of international espionage. Cut loose from his one-time allies within shadowy MI6 division The Department, Alex discovers a link between Ed and Smoking Mirror, a dangerous hacker who may have perpetrated an audacious cyber-attack on the Pentagon and from Smoking Mirror to charismatic, tech-billionaire Damian Cray. With the help of his trusted friends Jack and Tom, Alex must unravel a sinister political plot with global repercussions, the answer to which may be locked within Cray’s latest product, the global phenomenon video game Feathered Serpent. This season is based on the fourth book in the franchise, Eagle Strike.

Alex Rider S2 stars Otto Farrant, Stephen Dillane, Vicky McClure, Brenock O’Connor, Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́, Marli Siu, Toby Stephens, Rakie Ayola and Charithra Chandran.

Alex Rider – season 2 available from 3rd December, 2021

HARLEM

SERIES GENRE: COMEDY

Created, written, and executive produced by Oliver, Harlem is a new comedy following a group of stylish and ambitious best girlfriends in Harlem, New York City, the mecca of Black culture in America. Camille is a popular young anthropology professor at Columbia who has an extensive knowledge of the dating norms of many cultures, but has a hard time navigating her own love life; Tye is a successful, queer dating-app creator who prefers keeping vulnerability—and romantic partners—at arm’s length; Quinn is a hopeless romantic and trust-fund fashion designer who is trying to give back to the world while running a struggling business; Angie is a confident, vibrant, and filter-free singer and actress who also lives rent-free and fabulously with Quinn. Together, they level up from their 20s into the next phase of their careers, relationships, and big city dreams.

Harlem stars Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Shoniqua Shandai, Jerrie Johnson and Tyler Lepley. Additional recurring guest stars include Whoopi Goldberg, Jasmine Guy, and Andrea Martin. 

Harlem – Friday 3rd December, 2021

ENCOUNTER

GENRE: ACTION/THRILLER 

Desperate to save his two young sons, Jay and Bobby, from a mysterious threat, decorated Marine Malik Khan (Riz Ahmed) packs them in a car and sets off on a perilous journey across the western U.S. But while racing toward a secret military base in Nevada that may hold the key to safety, the trio encounters danger at every turn. Staying one step ahead of a group of government agents, Malik and the boys find themselves bonding in unexpected ways. As their relentless pursuers close in, and with time quickly running out, each of them must confront hard truths about the world, forcing Jay and Bobby to leave their childhoods behind. A gripping story of a father’s mission to keep his children safe at all costs, Encounter is at once a riveting thriller and a powerful drama about a family dealing with a seemingly unstoppable enemy. 

Encounter stars Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer, Rory Cochrane, Janina Gavankar, Lucian-River Chauhan and Aditya Geddada. 

Encounter – Friday 10th December, 2021

THE EXPANSE

SEASON 6

SERIES GENRE: SCI-FI

The Expanse, set in a colonized solar system, begins with the governments of Earth, Mars and the Asteroid Belt locked in long-standing conflict.  The crew of the Rocinante – an illegally salvaged warship – stumbles on a vast conspiracy and a mysterious alien technology that threatens to upend the balance of power and the fate of humanity. The Expanse is a high-action, realistic sci-fi adventure that broadens the vision of humanity’s path in the future as well as a deeply-felt examination of the most critical, raw, and pressing issues of today.This season of The Expanse picks up with the solar system at war, as Marco Inaros and his Free Navy continue to launch devastating asteroid attacks on Earth and Mars. As the tensions of war and shared loss threaten to pull the crew of the Rocinante apart, Chrisjen Avasarala makes a bold move and sends former Martian Marine Bobbie Draper on a secret mission that could turn the tide. Meanwhile in the Belt, Drummer and what’s left of her family are on the run and hunted for betraying Marco. And on a distant planet beyond the Rings, a new power begins to rise.

The Expanse S6 stars Steven Strait, Frankie Adams, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cara Gee, Keon Alexander, Nadine Nicole, and Jasai Chase Owens.

The Expanse – season 6 available Friday 10th December, 2021

WITH LOVE

SERIES GENRE: ROMANTIC COMEDY

Amazon Original Series With Love is a one-hour romantic comedy, written and created by Gloria Calderón Kellett that follows the Diaz siblings, Lily and Jorge, who are both on a mission to find love and purpose. Each of the five episodes, set during a different holiday throughout the year, follows Lily, Jorge and the Diaz family over the course of 12 months as they experience the highs and lows of life during some of the most heightened days of the year.

With Love stars Emeraude Toubia, Mark Indelicato , Rome Flynn, Desmond Chiam, Vincent Rodriguez, Isis King, Todd Grinnell, Constance Marie, Benito Martinez.

With Love – Friday 17th December, 2021

THE FERRAGNEZ – THE SERIES

SERIES GENRE: REALITY/DOCUMENTARY

Chiara Ferragni is a digital entrepreneur and fashion icon with over 25 million followers on Instagram, and was crowned number one in the “Most Powerful Influencers in Fashion” list by Forbes. Fedez is a versatile artist with over 70 platinum records and 13 million Instagram followers. Fedez was a contestant on popular Amazon Original series Celebrity Hunted – Caccia all’Uomo Season 1, and the host of the hugely-successful LOL – Chi ride è fuori Season 1.

Thanks to the Amazon Original docu-reality series The Ferragnez – The Series, audiences and fans will have exclusive access behind the scenes of their everyday life. Filmed throughout late 2020 and early 2021, a special and extraordinary time of their lives, the series will give fans insight into the family like never before; from Chiara’s second pregnancy to Fedez’s first participation in the world famous Sanremo Music Festival; to the birth of their second child, Vittoria; all balanced alongside hectic professional and social lives. This intimate look will sensitively and ironically show the passions, joys, tears, and ambitions of a young couple who are at once extraordinary and completely normal. As Chiara and Fedez open the doors of their home and courageously lay themselves and their relationship bare, audiences will see heartfelt, never-before-seen aspects of their personalities and their life together. The series will also feature their eldest son, little Leone, their parents, Chiara’s sisters Valentina and Francesca and their partners, Fedez’s grandmother Luciana, and many other people close to the couple, drawing a full family portrait.

The Ferragnez – The Series stars Chiara Ferragni and Fedez.

The Ferragnez: The Series – 9th December, 2021

DECEMBER 2021 FULL TITLES (IN DATE ORDER)

THE EDGE OF THE BUSH (TV) 1/12/21

WHERE’S WALDO (TV) 1/12/21

THE FATHER (MOV) 1/12/21

EDGE OF TOMORROW (MOV) 1/12/21

CHAOS WALKING (MOV) 2/12/21

CARLOS GHOSN: THE LAST FLIGHT (MOV) 2/12/21

PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY (MOV) 2/12/21

GANGSTARS (TELUGU) (TV) 2/12/21

THE PROTEGE (MOV) 3/12/21

HARLEM (TV) 3/12/21

ALEX RIDER (TV) 3/12/21

MAN OF THE MATCH (MOV) 3/12/21

VOYAGERS (MOV) 4/12/21

FC BAYERN STORY (TV) 8/12/21

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (MOV) 9/12/21

THE FERRAGNEZ – THE SERIES (TV) 9/12/21

ENCOUNTER (MOV) 10/12/21

THE EXPANSE (TV) 10/12/21

ONE CUT TWO CUT (MOV) 10/12/21

BLAST BEAT (MOV) 14/12/21

THANKAM (MOV) 15/12/21

KUMARI SHRIMATI (TV) 15/12/21

SAFE HOUSE (MOV) 15/12/21

WITH LOVE (TV) 17/12/21

THE COURIER (MOV) 18/12/21

BEING THE RICARDOS (MOV) 21/12/21

I, TONYA (MOV) 21/12/21

YEARLY DEPARTED (TV) 24/12/21

FINAL ACCOUNT (MOV) 25/12/21

SIR ALEX FERGUSON: NEVER GIVE IN (MOV) 25/12/21

GRINGO (MOV) 29/12/21

BLUE ORIGIN/WILLIAM SHATNER SPECIAL, UNT. (TV) 31/12/21

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Aaron Ryanhttps://tvblackbox.com.au/author-aaron-ryan/
Aaron Ryan is currently the Broadcast Guide Editor and a podcast contributor for TV Blackbox. An experienced media writer, his work has appeared on sites including TV Central and Mumbrella since 2009. For all media enquiries please call 0400-218-566
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