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Since launching in 2011, Amazon’s Prime Video has built a name for itself thanks to award-winning shows and films such as “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Fleabag,” and “Transparent.” You can watch all those shows on the platform, plus movies that are currently in theaters (and that debuted on other streaming platforms) including “F9: The Fast Saga,” “The Forever Purge,” “A Quiet Place Part II,” “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” “Cruella,” “Zola,” and “In the Heights.” You’ll also find Amazon Films originals such as “The Tomorrow War,” “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse,” and original documentaries including, “Mary J. Blige’s My Life,” and “Pink: All I Know So Far.”
Below, find our list of seven of the best original shows that you can stream on Prime Video.
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If you like comic books and superhero origin stories, then you’ll want to check out “Invincible.” The animated series is based on the comics from Robert Kirkman (who is also known for co-creating “The Walking Dead” comic book series). The show is about a teenager adjusting to his newfound powers after inheriting his father’s superhuman strength. Steven Yeun voices the young protagonist, Mark Grayson; Sandra Oh plays his mother, and J.K. Simmons plays his father. The rest of the cast includes Zazie Beetz, Grey Griffin, Andrew Rannells, and Kevin Michael Richardson.
“The Boys” is another fan favorite superhero series. Now in its second season, the Emmy-nominated action satire developed by Eric Kripke (“Supernatural) takes place in a world where superheroes are worshiped like gods. This isn’t your average hero story though. “The Boys” explores what happens when superheroes abuse their powers and use them for evil instead of good. The show centers around the Boys, a group out to expose the truth behind “The Seven,” the premier superheroes with corporate backing from the omnipresent Vought International. “The Boys” stars Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, and Jessie T. Usher.
The crime drama “ZeroZeroZero” takes viewers inside the journey of a large-scale cocaine shipment from Mexico to Italy and the buyers, sellers, and brokers involved in the drug deal. The major players include brothers Enrique and Jacinto Leyra who run a Mexican drug cartel with help from a Mexican army soldier, Manuel Contreras, and his corrupt crew. The buyer is an Italian mafia boss, Don Minu La Piana, and the brokers in charge of the drug shipments are a New Orleans family who owns a prestigious shipping company. “ZeroZeroZero” was co-created by Italian screenwriter/director Stefano Sollima and adapted from the Roberto Saviano books of the same name.
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“Tell Me Your Secrets”
“Tell Me Your Secrets” is a psychological thriller series from the executive producers of “Big Little Lies” and “The Undoing.” The show, which premiered in February, follows the stories of three different characters, all of whom have troubling pasts. Lily Rabe stars as Emma (formerly known as Karen Miller), an enigmatic woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer. Hamish Linklater portrays John, a former serial predator in a desperate search for redemption. Amy Brenneman plays Mary, a grieving mother who is obsessed with finding her missing daughter.
“The Man in the High Castle”
This dystopian alternate history series was created by Frank Spotnitz, who also executive-produced the show alongside Ridley Scott. Based off the 1963 novel by Philip K. Dick, “The Man in the High Castle” reimagines a post-World War II reality where the Allied Powers lost the war, and Germany and Japan ruled the United States. Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, DJ Qualls, Luke Kleintank, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa star in the show, which was canceled after four seasons. You can binge-watch the series from the beginning on Prime Video.
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“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”
If you’re a fan of Tom Clancy novels and the film adaptations, than you’re probably already familiar with the Jack Ryan character. “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” TV series follows the CIA agent from one adventure to another. John Krasinksi stars as Ryan in the political action-thriller series, which he executive-produces alongside series co-creator Carlton Cuse, Michael Bay, and Mace Neufeld. Amazon hasn’t announced a release date for Season 3 just yet, but you can catch up on the first two seasons right now.
Adapted from the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, “Good Omens” is a fantasy TV series that follows the adventures of an angel and a demon named Aziraphale and Crowley. The unlikely duo grow so fond of Earth that they form an alliance to save the world from Armageddon. Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, and Adria Arjona star in the series, which premiered in 2019. “Good Omens” will indeed return for Season 2, but you can catch up on Season 1 in the meantime.
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