With the launch of Amazon Prime Video on Telstra TV earlier this week and the cooler autumn weather setting in, there’s never been a better time to discover a whole heap of new, and highly addictive, shows.
With everything from award-winning comedies to high-action thrillers, Prime Video is known for their high-production original series. Here’s a selection of our favourites to get you started exploring this exciting new app on Telstra TV.
Hanna (Amazon Prime Video)
Based on the 2011 film of the same name, this action-packed series follows Hanna, a mysterious teenager who has been raised in isolation in the forest. Trained by her soldier father, she’s been conditioned to become a fighting machine, but still seeks connection with the outside world. Determined to make real friendships with others her age, Hanna’s attempt at normality is threatened when she draws the attention of an off-the-book CIA agent who is relentlessly tracking her and her father. Packed full of high-action thrills and moving coming-of-age obstacles, you’ll want to binge your way through this exciting new series.
The Grand Tour (Amazon Prime Video)
You may recognise them from Top Gear, and now the hilarious TV trio are back with The Grand Tour – an entertaining new series that sees them travelling the world to showcase all things weird and wonderful in motor vehicles. Now up to its third season, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are all back with their usual antics as they visit major cities around the globe, from Johannesburg and Scotland to Nashville and Dubai. From testing out RVs and Italian supercars to training with special operations soldiers at a secret training base, there’s no shortness of adventures in this show – always with a side of laugh-out-loud banter.
American Gods (Amazon Prime Video)
In this addictively dark series, we’re introduced to ex-convict Shadow Moon – a man left reeling following the death of his wife. After being offered a bodyguard job from a worryingly charming con man named Mr. Wednesday, Shadow comes to discover a hidden, alternative version of the United States as he knew it. Here, magic is real and gods control the nation including the ‘Old Gods’ we’re familiar with from ancient mythology, plus the increasingly powerful ‘New Gods’ including Technology and Media. In an attempt to protect themselves from the growing threat of the New Gods, Mr. Wednesday attempts to unite a team of the original deities to battle for their existence – leaving Shadow confused with his purpose in this scary new reality.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)
Taking out the 2018 Emmy Award for best comedy series, this adorably funny show is sure to have you hooked from episode one. Set in the late 1950s, Miriam “Midge” Maisel is living the American dream – complete with a handsome husband, two children and a beautiful New York apartment. But her life is uprooted when she discovers her talent for stand-up comedy, seeing her move to a rougher side of the city to pursue her passion. Facing criticism from her competition and family alike, Midge must deal with a failing marriage as the works towards her calling of becoming The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Created by the brains behind The Gilmore Girls, this warming series will become your favourite new comedy show.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime Video)
Based on a popular series of books by author Tom Clancy, the character was showcased several times in movies before scoring his very own series on Amazon Prime Video. Portrayed by John Krasinski, Jack Ryan is a former U.S. Marine who’s seeking to become a CIA analyst in a dangerous world. In his first field assignment, Ryan uncovers suspicious bank transfers that reveal a dark pattern of terrorism. Immediately thrust full-pelt into a thrilling chase throughout Europe and the Middle East, Ryan’s life is constantly at risk as he seeks to prevent a deadly terrorist plot against the United States. Full of nail-biting drama, this series is every bit as good as the books.
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Prime Video)
Combining the story of Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel and the mind of executive producer Ridley Scott, this brilliant original series showcases a world where the Allied countries lost World War II and Nazi Germany and Japan control America. In The Man in the High Castle, the United States has been split into three areas, creating a bleak, dystopian-like world of oppression in the 1960’s. After uncovering hidden films that highlight a very different, more equal world, one woman becomes determined to restore her country to life before the war – but challenging the new norm won’t come without massive danger. With three series to binge, this epic show is perfect for action lovers and history buffs alike.
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