Amazon Prime has announced new titles screening in February.
On February 10, the half hour series Fleabag will premiere on Amazon Prime Video. Written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Crashing, Broadchurch), Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman (Waller-Bridge), as she hurls herself at modern living in London. The show is based on Waller-Bridge’s play Fleabag, which won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, the Critics’ Circle and Off-West End Awards for Most Promising Playwright and a Special Commendation from the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Fleabag also stars Brett Gelman (Twin Peaks), Olivia Colman (Peep Show), Bill Paterson (Outlander), Hugh Dennis (Outnumbered), Hugh Skinner (Poldark), Jamie Demetriou (People Time), Jenny Rainsford (The Smoke), and Sian Clifford (Paddy). The series is directed by Harry Bradbeer (Dickensian), and executive produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Harry Williams and Jack Williams (The Missing).
On February 17, Prime Video members can watch the debut season of Goliath, one of the most-binged Amazon Original Series. Goliath stars Golden Globe and Oscar Winner Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo) and Oscar Winner William Hurt (Broadcast News) in the ultimate David vs. Goliath battle fought in the 21st century American legal system. The series follows a down-and-out lawyer (Thornton) as he seeks redemption. His one shot depends on getting justice in a legal system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice have never been more heavily weighed toward the rich and powerful. Written by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal) and Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice), Goliath also stars Olivia Thirlby (Juno), Maria Bello (Prisoners), Molly Parker (House of Cards), Nina Arianda (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Tania Raymonde (Lost), Britain Dalton (Criminal Minds) and Australian actress Sarah Wynter (24). The series is executive produced by Kelley, Shapiro, Ross Fineman (Lights Out), David Semel and Larry Trilling (Parenthood).
Transparent Season 3
On February 17, the latest season of Transparent will premiere on Prime Video. Transparent stars Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Amy Landecker (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Judith Light (The Assembled Parties) and Jay Duplass. The series follows a nuclear family splintering into disparate journeys on their continued path of self-discovery. After a jarring reality check, Maura, having found romantic partnership with Vicki and acceptance from her family, seeks to become the woman she envisions through gender confirmation surgery. Meanwhile, Sarah and Ali embark on two different approaches to connecting to their spirituality. And Josh, disengaged from work and love, suffers from a harrowing loss that forces him to reconcile with his past once and for all. All paths converge on a family cruise to Mexico, affirming that though their family history is murky, each Pfefferman is their truest self when they come together.
Z: The Beginning of Everything
On February 24, Z: The Beginning of Everything – a fictionalised bio series of the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant, Jazz Age in the 20s – will debut globally on Amazon Prime Video. Starring Christina Ricci (Pan Am) and David Hoflin (One Upon a Time), the series begins the moment Zelda meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in Montgomery, Alabama in 1918 and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage – made in heaven, lived out in hell – as the celebrity couple of their time. It will show the alcoholism, adultery and struggle with dashed dreams and mental illness that leads to Zelda’s tragic, untimely end. Z: The Beginning of Everything dives into the fascinating life of a woman ahead of her time, an artist determined to establish her own identity in the tempestuous wake of a world-famous husband. It is a modern take on one of the most notorious love stories of all time, played out in salons and speak-easies from Montgomery, Alabama to the Cote d’Azur.