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Amazon commissions German series with comedian Markus Stoll

Amazon Prime Video Germany has commissioned a series with comedian Markus Stoll.  The streamer has ordered Der Beischläfer (The Bedfellow), which will find Stoll – who is well known in Germany for his Bavarian alter ego ‘Harry G’ – portraying a mechanic named Charlie Manzinger, who is selected for jury duty and sets out to […]

Amazon builds ‘All Or Nothing’ franchise with Tottenham Hotspur

Amazon is extending its All Or Nothing franchise with a behind-the-scenes docuseries on the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Produced by 72 Films, the multi-part series, All Or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, will follow the UK team through the current 2019/20 season and is to launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video next year. Cameras will go inside […]

Amazon Prime Video’s global playbook

Amazon might be an SVOD of sorts but its evolution reflects a rapidly changing sector poised for new entrants. Head of international originals James Farrell tells Richard Middleton what’s in the works A flurry of SVOD services are set to join the market over the coming months but none look anything quite like Amazon Prime […]

‘Hunted’ remake becomes Amazon’s first unscripted original in Italy

Amazon Prime Video in Italy has ordered a local six-part version of Endemol Shine Group’s format Hunted, marking its first unscripted move in the country. Celebrity Hunted – Caccia All’uomo will feature local celebrities as they go on the run from a team of expert hunters, with football star Francesco Totti and YouTuber Luis Sal […]

Amazon signs up for Clarkson’s ‘Farm’, ‘Walking Dead’ spin-off

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit eight-part Jeremy Clarkson-fronted series I Bought The Farm (working title) from Expectation. The show follows The Grand Tour presenter as he attempts to run a 1,000-acre working farm in the heart of the British countryside. Filming commenced on the project this autumn and will continue across the farming year, following […]

Noah Media Group launches global sales arm with Amazon sale for ‘The Edge’

Noah Media Group, producers of sports docs such as Netflix’s Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager, has launched an international sales arm. Th business debuts having sold SVOD and linear rights to cricket-focused feature doc The Edge into Amazon Prime Video UK and the BBC, respectively. The film will launch on the latter in 2020. […]

Amazon Prime Video France picks up Newen’s ‘Inside Game’

Amazon Prime Video France has scored first-window SVOD rights to thriller The Inside Game from Newen Distribution. Directed by Oscar-Winning director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (Murder On A Sunday Morning, The Staircase) and produced by What’s Up Film for Arte France, the series follows principled politician Guillaume Delpierre on his fight to ban a pesticide from […]

Amazon Studios boss leaves door open for ‘Fleabag’ despite Waller-Bridge’s protestations

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke is keeping the door wide open for another season of Fleabag, despite the protestations of creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.  While Waller-Bridge has repeatedly stated that Fleabag’s second season will be its last – most recently telling journalists at last weekend’s Emmy Awards that, “It does feel like the story is complete. […]