Amazon has revealed the season premiere dates for four of it’s series, two new, two returning, set to debut for Amazon Prime subscribers over the next few months.
First up is Mad Dogs, which will launch it’s ten episode first season on January 22. Based on the British series of the same name, the show comes to us courtesy of the original series’ creator Cris Cole (Pelican Blood, The Good Times Are Killing Me) and Primetime Emmy Award nominated executive producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Last Resort). Like the original series, Mad Dogs is a black comedy that follows a group of friends who get caught up in a web of crime and murder while on holiday together. The series stars Ben Chaplin (Cinderella, The Thin Red Line), two time Golden Globe Award nominee Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, The Lovely Bones), Romany Malco (Blades of Glory, The 40 Year Old Virgin) and Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club, A Perfect Getaway).
Next is The New Yorker Presents, which will debut on February 16. A departure from Amazon’s usual tactic of releasing an entire season at once, The New Yorker Presents will be released weekly for one simple reason: it’s a current affairs program. The series, which is produced by the eponymous New Yorker magazine, will feature documentary journalism as well as the New Yorker’s more artistic staples like poetry and comedy.
Bosch will return for a second season on March 11. Developed by four time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Eric Overmyer (Treme, Homicide: Life on the Streets) and based on author Michael Connelly’s detective character Harry Bosch, the series stars Titus Welliver (Lost, Deadwood), Jamie Hector (Max Payne, The Wire), Amy Aquino (The Lazarus Effect, ER), Lance Reddick (Fringe, The Wire), Annie Wersching (24, The Last of Us), Sarah Clarke (24, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1) and Jason Gedrick (Beauty and the Beast, Desperate Housewives). It loosely follows the plot of Connelly’s books with this second season taking it’s cues from 1995’s The Last Coyote, 1997’s Trunk Music and 2011’s The Drop. It sees Bosch investigating the death of a man found dead in the boot of a car.
Finally, Catastrophe will return for it’s six episode second season on April 1. The half hour comedy isn’t actually an Amazon original. Instead, it’s a British show produced for Channel 4 that Amazon has acquired the American rights for, and it’s second season has already aired overseas. Created by Rob Delaney (Life After Beth, The Michael J. Fox Show) and Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Imagine Me and You), it follows an American man and an Irish woman who move in together after a one night stand between the pair results in a pregnancy. The show stars Delaney, Horgan, two time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Carrie Fisher (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, The Blues Brothers), Primetime Emmy Award nominee Ashley Jensen (How to Train Your Dragon, Ugly Betty) and Mark Bonnar (Shetland, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag).