Preview All Of Amazon's New Fall Shows, Plus The Trailer For 'Transparent' Season 3
Amazon Studios showcased their fall lineup and announced the premiere dates for their new and returning series through the end of 2016 Sunday. Fresh off garnering an impressive 16 Emmy noms for their critically acclaimed series in July, the tech-giant-cum-studio continues to flex their muscle in the television sphere, announcing a fall slate that would make any OG network envious. Two of Amazon's shows (one new, and one returning) will debut during the first two weeks of the traditional broadcast fall television season, according to Deadline.
Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle will both be returning for season three, along with a number of splashy new shows premiering. Here's the rundown.
Longtime fans of comedian Tig Notaro—along with the slew of recent converts who fell for her work after watching Netflix's 2015 documentary Tig—will be very excited for the early September premiere of One Mississippi, a half-hour "traumedy" inspired by Notaro's own recent past. We would argue (not a hypothetical: literally making the rest of the formerly-unfamiliar-with-Tig LAist staff watch the trailer as I type) that even those unfamiliar with Notaro's work should be excited for this one, and Notaro's signature brand of wrenching, hilarious, poignant and deeply smart point of view. The series, which premieres on September 9, follows a fictionalized "Tig" as she returns to her hometown in Mississippi following her mother's death. Here's the trailer:
Fleabag, another half-hour series coming in September, looks to follow in the dark, deadpan vein of Amazon favorite Catastrophe. Based on an award-winning play by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also writes and stars in the show, it's a "window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, as she hurls herself at modern living in London." It premieres on September 16, and the trailer is below:
Crisis in Six Scenes, Woody Allen's much-hyped foray into TV, stars Miley Cyrus and Elaine May alongside Allen. A comedy set in the turbulent 1960s, the show is said to depict a middle class suburban family whose household is turned upside upside down by a surprise guest. We're a little shaky on whether it's even morally acceptable to watch a Woody Allen show these days, though the prospect of streaming Elaine May is pretty exciting. For his part, Allen told an interviewer that the decision to make TV was likely "a catastrophic mistake," and the show may or may not be "a cosmic embarrassment." You can decide for yourself when it premieres on September 30. In the meantime, here's the trailer:
The September 23 season three premiere of Transparent will round out Amazon's self-proclaimed September "month of comedy" and join Crisis in Six Scenes in competition with the traditional network premieres. Amazon reports that the third season of the Peabody Award-winning series will show the Pfefferman nuclear family splintering as characters embark on their own paths of self-discovery, with Shelly basking in her new relationship, Sarah and Ali setting out on two separate spiritual journeys, Josh suffering a harrowing loss, and Maura moving toward gender confirmation surgery.
Two new one-hour series will premiere in October. Goliath, which stars Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby and Maria Bello, is a legal drama from David E. Kelley, the guy behind 1990s favorites Ally McBeal and The Practice. The eight-episode series will follow Thornton as a down-and-out lawyer who takes on an aerospace giant in the courtroom—the Goliath to his David. It premieres October 14.
Good Girls Revolt, which follows a group of young female researchers fighting for equality in their newsroom circa 1969, made quite an impression when Amazon first released the pilot in November. Amazon put in an order for 10 episodes back in December, and the show will premiere on October 28. The period soundtrack promises to be strong, along with the swoonworthy late '60s-era costumes. Here's a clip from the show:
In other release date news for the slightly more distant future, Red Oaks will be returning for a second season on November 11, Mozart in the Jungle will be back for season three on December 9, and season two of The Man in the High Castle will premiere on December 16.