The Amazon Prime Video hot list: From New Amsterdam to The Grand Tour, what to stream in February 2019 and coming soon

We round up the best TV and movies highlights coming to Prime Video and available through your BT TV box in February and the rest of 2019.

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But if you're up to date with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and you've already binged the brand new series of Jack Ryan, you'll be pleased to know there's a ton of new content coming soon to Prime Video.

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From The Grand Tour season 3 to New Amsterdam, we round up the best new telly available this month and coming soon to Prime customers.

Available in February 2019

The Grand Tour series 3

The Grand Tour

When is it on?

The Grand Tour is available now - new episodes, every Friday.

What’s it about?

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May return for a new season of the world's greatest show about three middle-aged men rampaging around the world having unusual adventures, driving amazing cars, and engaging in a constant argument about which of them is the biggest idiot.

Why watch it?

To see Jeremy Clarkson sporting an elaborate fake moustache and dressed in a traffic warden costume. Plus the banter between the three co-hosts, of course!

[Read more: Everything you need to know about The Grand Tour season 3]

New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam

When is it on?

The first half of US medical drama New Amsterdam season 1 is available to stream on Prime Video now.

What’s it about?

Inspired by the oldest public hospital in America, New Amsterdam follows the brilliant and charming Dr Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold, pictured), the institution’s newest medical director.

He must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed and underappreciated hospital and return it to the glory that put it on the map.

Why watch it?

Eric Manheimer, the former medical director at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital, who wrote the book which the show was based on, serves as a producer on the show.

The Expanse

The Expanse

When is it on?

Series 1-3 of The Expanse is available to stream on Prime Video now, with season 4 launching exclusively on Prime Video later in 2019.

What’s it about?

Based on novels by James S. A. Corey, The Expanse is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning political science fiction series set hundreds of years in the future.

Humans have colonised the solar system with The United Nations controlling Earth and an independent military power inhabiting Mars.

Desperate for air and water, the series begins with Earth and Mars on the verge of war over the resources found in the Asteroid Belt.

With few options for survival, allies struggle to fight over the future of humanity.  

Why watch it?

The Expanse is co-created and written by Oscar nominees Mark Fergus (Iron Man) and Hawk Otsby (Children of Men).

Lorena

Lorena

When is it on?

All four episodes of the original docuseries Lorena will be available to stream on Prime Video from Friday, February 15.

What’s it about?

Lorena reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt and challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded the event.

On a sleepy night in 1993, Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband’s penis after years of abuse. In a ravenous 24-hour news cycle, the pair ignited a renewed battle of the sexes.

Lorena became a national joke, her suffering ignored by the male-dominated press. But as John spiraled downward, Lorena found strength in the scars of her ordeal.

Why watch it?

Produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out), the series provides a fresh perspective on the story and exposes how the case laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage.

Watch the trailer for Lorena on Prime Video:

This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy

This Giant Beast

When is it on?

The first episode of eight-part docuseries This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy will be available to stream on Prime Video from Friday, February 22, with new episodes released weekly.

What’s it about?

This Giant Beast is a globe-spanning exploration of the most compelling, hilarious, confounding, and bizarre topics impacting the global economy, told through the curious and thoughtful mind of Kal Penn (Designated Survivor), former White House Associate Director of Public Engagement.

See first-hand all the surprising ways the economy interconnects and impacts the lives of people all over the planet.

Why watch it?

If you’re a fan of the smart, stylized storytelling of Adam McKay’s movie The Big Short, about the financial crisis, this new docuseries brings similar storytelling to a quirky and compelling exploration of the global economy.

Watch the trailer for This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy on Prime Video:

There are also a ton of movies added to Prime Video in February 2019, including Collateral Beauty (February 7), Dear John (February 15) and Midnight in Paris (February 22).

Confirmed for 2019

American Gods season 2

American Gods

When is it on?

The second series will be available to stream on Prime Video from Monday, March 11, with new episodes available weekly exclusively for Prime members. Season 1 is available to stream on Prime Video now.

The show’s star Ricky Whittle shared a behind-the-scenes snap from filming in 2018:

What’s it about?

American Gods is a fantasy drama based on the novel of the same name by British writer Neil Gaiman, starring Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane.

Dean Winters (Divorce, John Wick), Devery Jacobs (Cardinal, This Order) and Kahyun Kim (Shameless, Freaky Friday) have been cast as Mr. Town, Sam Blackcrow and New Media, respectively, in the second series of the critically-acclaimed Prime Original series.

Why watch it?

The bold and original series - nominated for two Emmy awards - isn’t like anything else on TV right now.

Watch the trailer for American Gods series 2 below:

Good Omens

Good Omens

When is it on?

Good Omens is premiering on Prime Video on Friday, May 31, before airing on BBC Two at a later date.

What’s it about?

Based on the beloved book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens tells the story of a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who've become overly fond of life on Earth - and are forced to form an unlikely alliance when the end of the world if coming.

But they’ve lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he's meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it's too late.

Why watch it?

Michael Sheen, David Tennant (both featured in full costume above), Jon Hamm and Mark Gatiss all star in the adaptation.

Watch the first trailer for Good Omens below:

Goliath season 3

Goliath S3

When is it on?

Goliath season 3 is coming to Prime Video in 2019, although a release date has yet to be confirmed. Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream now.

What’s it about?

Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burnt out and washed up, and spends more time in a bar than in a courtroom.

When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath.

A quick teaser for season 3 was released on Twitter in December 2018:

Why watch it?

Goliath has been labelled a “masterpiece”, a “must-watch” and “perfect” by fans, with Billy Bob Thornton’s performance called “reliably terrific”.

The Boys season 1

Seth Rogen

When is it on?

TV series The Boys will premiere on Prime Video in 2019, but a release date has yet to be confirmed.

What’s it about?

Comic book adaptation centered on a CIA squad tasked with keeping superheroes in line by any means necessary.

A short clip teasing the brand new series was released on Twitter in October 2018:

Why watch it?

The Boys has been adapted for television by Seth Rogen (above) and Evan Goldberg, who also helped to develop fellow Prime Video series, Preacher.

Watch the first teaser trailer for The Boys below:

Too Old to Die Young season 1

Too old to die young

When is it on?

TV series Too Old to Die Young will premiere on Prime Video in 2019, but a release date has yet to be confirmed.

What’s it about?

Too Old to Die Young explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following characters' existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the City of Angels. First look pictures from set were shared in early 2018:

Why watch it?

Too Old to Die Young is created by Nicolas Winding Refn (above) - the director of Drive, Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon.

Rumoured for 2019

The Report

The Report

When is it on?

Amazon bought worldwide rights to political drama film The Report at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019, targeting an autumn 2019 release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

What’s it about?

The Report is is based on the true story of the Bush-Cheney era torture programme, centering on Senate staffer Daniel Jones, who is assigned the task of leading an investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program.

After analysing extensive evidence, he learns about the “enhanced interrogation techniques” - proved to be ineffective - that the CIA adopted after 9/11.

When Jones and the Senate Intelligence Committee attempt to release the results from his investigation, the CIA and White House go to great lengths to prevent the truth from getting out.

Why watch it?

Adam Driver (pictured above) plays the titular character of Daniel Jones, his performance praised by critics at the festival, including Variety, which wrote Driver “keeps finding new things to surprise us with, changing up his persona in ways that feel entirely organic.”

Late Night

Late Night

When is it on?

Amazon acquired US rights to comedy film Late Night at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019. UK rights and a release date have not been confirmed.

What’s it about?

Emma Thompson (pictured) stars as a Letterman-esque talk show host whose world is turned upside down after she attempts to address diversity concerns by hiring her first female staff writer (Mindy Kaling), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Why watch it?

Canadian scriptwriter Nisha Ganatra, whose credits include the critically-acclaimed Amazon TV series Transparent, directed Late Night from a screenplay written by The Office star Kaling.

Utopia

Gillian Flynn

When is it on?

The series is currently in pre-production and it will be released sometime in 2019.

What’s it about?

Utopia is a nine-episode series from award-winning Gillian Flynn, based on the British series of the same name written by Dennis Kelly.

A group of young adults who meet online are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organisation after they come into possession of a near mythical, cult, underground graphic novel.

They discover the conspiracy theories in the comic’s pages may actually be real and are forced in to the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.

“We are huge fans of Gillian Flynn’s electrifying work,” said Nick Hall, Head of Alternative Series for Amazon Studios.

“She crafts stories that hold her audience in a constant state of suspense and subverts the expectations behind her characters. She will deliver Prime Video members a series they won’t forget, and Utopia’s relevance is sure to connect with viewers around the globe.”

Of the partnership, Gillian says: “Utopia is pure creative catnip to me. Dennis Kelly’s show blew my mind, and he has been so incredibly generous in letting me crack open his world and play around in it and make it my own weird, wild place.

“Utopia is all about exploring resonant issues within dark, twisted storytelling - it's a series that's urgent and current and a little ‘holy cr*p!’, but a hell of a lot of a fun.”

Why watch it?

Gillian Flynn is the best-selling author and screenwriter of Golden Globe-nominated film Gone Girl and HBO’s Sharp Objects - one of the most talked about TV series of 2018.

Eco-Challenge 2019

Bear Grylls Eco Challenge

When is it on?

The show is expected to debut on Prime Video in 2019-2020.

What’s it about?

Billed as the next big unscripted series after The Grand Tour, Bear Grylls (above) is set to host the gruelling expedition competition featuring people from around the world facing off against each other and mother nature, in a show produced by MGM Television.

Why watch it?

Eco-Challenge 2019 is being labelled as the toughest global outdoor multi-sport endurance race on Earth.

Carnival Row

Carnival Row

When is it on?

Carnival Row is slated for a 2019 release on Prime Video.

What’s it about?

As a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a dark futuristic city, a detective on the case becomes the prime suspect in the murders.

Why watch it?

The show was subject to a fierce bidding war between studios, and stars both Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne (above in interview for the show) - the latter being her first ever TV project.

Looking further ahead

Lord Of The Rings TV series

Jennifer Salke

When is it on?

Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios (above), has said that ‘2021 is the hope’ in terms of a Prime Video release but there are other people who ‘wish it was 2020’, so we shall have to keep our fingers crossed on that one.

What’s it about?

Based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, the multi-season series will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema - a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

“The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios.

“We are thrilled to be taking The Lord of the Rings fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth.”

Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins, said: “We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord of the Rings.

“Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings.”

Peter Jackson's three-part movie adaptation of the world-renowned literary work earned a combined gross of nearly $6 billion worldwide, garnering a combined 17 Academy Awards including Best Picture for the final instalment, The Return of the King.

Why watch it?

The television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding the first part of the book, The Fellowship of the Ring.

The Underground Railroad

Barry Jenkins

When is it on?

The series is currently in pre-production and a release date has yet to be confirmed.

What’s it about?

Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, above) will direct all episodes of the highly anticipated adaptation of The Underground Railroad.

Based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Underground Railroad won the National Book Award and was an Oprah Winfrey Book Club pick.

The book is about Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape.

Why watch it?

Barry Jenkins won an Oscar and two Golden Globes for his work on the 2016 movie Moonlight.

The Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time

When is it on?

The series is currently in pre-production and a release date has yet to be confirmed.

What’s it about?

Robert Jordan's bestselling novels The Wheel of Time - set in an epic world where magic exists, but only women can use it - will be adapted into a female-led action fantasy series by Amazon and Sony. According to Deadline, The Wheel of Time has sold over 90 million books worldwide.

Why watch it?

The Wheel of Time has had a long journey to get produced - the book was published 28 years ago, with NBC first optioning the rights in 2000. The Amazon epic is being adapted and exec produced by Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

The Hunt

Jordan Peele

When is it on?

A release date for The Hunt has yet to be announced.

What’s it about?

Jordan Peele (above), the Oscar and Emmy Award winning writer-director of Get Out, signed a first-look deal with Amazon, with The Hunt the second project in production after Lorena.

The Hunt is a drama about a group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s who seek out justice on their own terms.

An extended description on Deadline.com reveals that The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among them and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S.

The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.

Why watch it?

US actor Logan Lerman (Noah, Fury) is in talks for a lead role in the series, playing the character of Jonah Heidelbaum.

The Expatriates

Nicole Kidman

When is it on?

Drama series The Expatriates was announced in 2018, but a release date has yet to be revealed.

What’s it about?

Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner, Nicole Kidman (above) and her production company, Blossom Films, are making original series that will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

The Expatriates, an adaptation of the book by Janice Y. K. Lee, marks the first project under Kidman’s deal with Amazon Studios to get a green light, reports Deadline.com.

Kidman is being lined up to star in the drama series, which explores the personal and professional lives of a tight-knit group of expatriates living in Hong Kong.

“After announcing our recent first look deal with Nicole and Blossom Films, we are thrilled to kick off this relationship by bringing this very popular novel from author Janice Y.K. Lee to Prime Video,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.

“The story weaves an addictive tapestry that follows a group of complex women and their lives as outsiders in Hong Kong. It’s a compelling exploration of the strength of these women as they persevere through struggles with marriage, career, parenting and unimaginable loss.”

Why watch it?

Blossom Films, created by Nicole Kidman and Per Saari, executive-produced the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning limited series, Big Little Lies, for HBO.

Conan the Barbarian TV series

Conan the Barbarian

When is it on?

It’s currently in development, but release dates have not been announced.

What’s it about?

Amazon is developing a Conan the Barbarian TV series, based on the books by Robert E. Howard, according to Deadline.com. Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik (above) is involved in the project, alongside The Handmaid’s Tale and Fargo executive producer Warren Littlefield.

Why watch it?

Expect a big-budget blockbuster TV show as Amazon hopes to fill the fantasy void that Game of Thrones will leave following its 2019 conclusion.

Neil Gaiman untitled projects

Neil Gaiman

When is it on?

Release dates have yet to be announced.

What’s it about?

Neil Gaiman (above) will exclusively work with Amazon Studios on the creation of television series which will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories. 

Why watch it?

Gaiman is the creator of Good Omens and American Gods.

Blake Lively untitled fashion project

Blake Lively

When is it on?

A release date has yet to be announced.

What’s it about?

Blake Lively (above) is in talks with Amazon Studios for a scripted TV series with a fashion theme, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It will have a merchandising component that will take advantage of Amazon’s e-tailer foundation.

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said of working with Lively: “She’s a force of nature: ambitious, smart and talented.”

Why watch it?

If there’s anyone we’d want to see create a fashion TV show, it’s Lively - she’s known for her killer red carpet and off-duty style.

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn untitled fashion project

Heidi Klum Tim Gunn

When is it on?

A release date has yet to be announced.

What’s it about?

Project Runway co-hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (above) are teaming up for an untitled global fashion TV competition series for Amazon, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Amazon says the series will make fashion accessible to a wide and global audience.

Why watch it?

Klum and Gunn are Emmy-award winners for Project Runway.

Pictures: Amazon Prime Video / Rex Features / Neil Gaiman Twitter / Prime Video Twitter / YouTube

 

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