The Russo brothers are plotting some sort of mysterious, hyper-ambitious "global television franchise"

Fresh off the finger-snapping fun of Avengers: Infinity War—and even as they’re deep into post-production work on the still-untitled Avengers 4—brothers Joe and Anthony Russo are revving up their next big project. Amazon announced today that it was teaming up with the pair—who got their start in TV, back before they…

Amazon orders new shows from Lena Waithe, Nicole Kidman, and Greg Daniels

Amazon decided to dump a big rush delivery of new TV news on our doorsteps today, taking advantage of its day in the spotlight at the TCA summer press tour to roll out all sorts of new info—some expected, some not—about its upcoming and ambitious slate of shows. We already talked a bit about the company’s continuing…

Amazon threatens centuries of geek tradition by hiring Star Trek writers to develop its Lord Of The Rings show

Threatening to recklessly cross the streams of the various branches of geekdom—itself a dangerous reference to yet another beloved nerd property—Amazon announced today that it was hiring JD Payne and Patrick McKay to head up development on its long-anticipated Lord Of The Rings TV show. Payne and McKay are relative…

Jeffrey Tambor will compete for an Emmy after all, thanks to Netflix and Arrested Development

In what’s amounting to a cold war between Amazon and Netflix, with the trans community caught in the middle, Deadline reports that Jeffrey Tambor—who was fired from Transparent in February amid charges of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior from two trans women who work on the show, and was subsequently …

Amazon's Lord Of The Rings will supposedly focus on that young heartthrob, Aragorn

There’s been a lot of speculation on what sort of stories Amazon’s extremely expensive new Lord Of The Rings show will offer up for content-hungry Tolkien fans: A recreation of the events of the Peter Jackson films? (Feels redundant.) A wacky roommate sitcom, set in the heaven-esque Grey Havens? (Can’t imagine they’d…

Netflix’s sci-fi thriller 3% is helping viewers conquer their fear of subtitles

Have you seen the Brazilian sci-fi thriller 3%? According to Netflix, there’s a good chance you not only saw it, but binged it. The streaming behemoth’s 2017 statistics (at least, the ones it released to the public) included a list of the most-binged shows globally, and coming in at number two—ahead of The OA, …

Amazon to celebrate some record Q1 profits by bumping up Prime prices by $20 a year

Because nothing says “Whoo, we posted record profits this year!” like trying to get a little somethin’ more, Variety reports that Amazon has decided to celebrate a banner Q1 2018 for itself by bumping up the prize for its package delivery service/subscription TV plan Amazon Prime. The price for the service—which…

Amazon wants more Jack Ryan, three months before the show even premieres

Now that it’s got Blockbuster Horror Director Jon Krasinski on the hook for its upcoming Jack Ryan TV show—and not just boring old regular The Office star John Krasinski, like it used to—Amazon’s making damn sure not to let him get away. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming service announced today that it’s…

Westworld showrunners developing William Gibson adaptation for Amazon

The second season of HBO’s twisty sci-fi drama Westworld is just about to premiere, but showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan aren’t just sitting back and wasting everyone’s time with internet pranks. They’re already developing another twisty sci-fi drama, with Variety reporting that they’re working on a script for…