A plethora of statements have been made by now about the fast changing landscape with respect to television shows, enough to drive home a point, and what ‘Roma’ accomplished for Netflix last year was pretty unprecedented: an Oscar. However, the story is different when it comes to TV shows that pan out longer and struggle with retaining viewership season after season and maintaining significant public interest. The current market is brimming with giants, the obvious leader in the category being Netflix, followed closely by HBO originals, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, each of them fighting for that space in your watchlist, and each has some pretty exceptional shows that warrant it.
Prime Video in particular has been rapidly developing its model and expanding its library, eager to accomplish what Netflix did last year and is all set to do this year as well with Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’. However, over the years, Prime Originals have shown a remarkable jump in quality, with many of the shows in particular being Emmy favourites, and if the upward trends are any indication, Prime’s slate of upcoming shows and its exciting line-up including a host of returning favourites and a couple of interesting new ones for the year are set to inch it closer to its goal. Here is the list of the upcoming new shows on Amazon Prime in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that these latest Amazon Prime shows are as good as some of the recent series it produced.
16. Costume Quest
Adding to its already long list of existing cartoon shows catering to younger viewers, Amazon looks to add an original animated series primarily focussed on viewers between the age groups of six to eleven, based on Double Fine Productions’ video game of the same name, wherein four kids must overcome obstacles by unlocking the power of magical costumes and mastering the unique abilities that come along with each of the costumes. Netflix currently has a host of original content for its younger viewers as well, and with ‘Costume Quest’, it is pretty evident that Prime Video may be prepping to add more original content in this domain for reasons of autonomy.
15. The Tick
The Tick primarily works owing to the first rate chemistry between its leads, Peter Serafinowicz as The Tick and Griffin Newman as Arthur Everest, his sidekick. Delightfully violent and true to its comic book roots, ‘The Tick’ is easy afternoon viewing at best, not breaking any new ground, neither intending to do so. After a divided first season, a second season of ‘The Tick’ airs on 5th April this year.
14. American Gods: Season 2