Amazon Prime Video January News

Amazon Prime Video January News

The Boys offers Ashley Barrett offs Vought International Q1 Earnings Recap

Nice to see you again, citizens. Carnival Row Returns on February 17th.
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Jeremy Clarkson May Split from Amazon Prime Over Harry and Meghan

Amazon’s premier show The Grand Tour and face of the network  Jeremy Clarkson, may be making a major exit from the platform. According to Variety, sources state it’s done. Clarkson’s Farm and Grand Tour won’t go beyond the seasons already commissioned. This could in fact be for years, but who is to know for certain this early in the new cycle? 

The cause of the break is thought to be directly related to the fallout from Clarkson’s December 2022 comments about Harry and Meghan’s divisive airing of Royal Family matters. Prime Video refused to comment to Variety when asked. It leaves rumor columnists to look back at Clarkson’s international tirade against Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle to which he soon after made what seemed a forced public apology. Clarkson explains.

 “I said I was baffled by what they had been saying on TV but that the language I’d used in my column was disgraceful and that I was profoundly sorry.”

How bad were Clarkson’s comments that such a powerful man in media needed to walk them back? If you missed that dust-up in December of 2022, he was so upset over Meghan Markle’s negative effect on Prince Harry by continuing to sell themselves as victims and vilifying the Royal Family as racist that he suggested Meghan be forced into a Game of Thrones Queen Cersei style walk of shame. This meant walking naked through the streets of London with excrement and food being thrown at her while the public tossed insults. 

Clarkson fell on his sword so to speak explaining he was rushed the day he posted his comments and in the heat of the moment failed to let his words sit a bit so he could either properly edit or refrain from commenting at all. In Clarkson’s own words,

“Usually, I read what I’ve written to someone else before filing, but I was home alone on that fateful day, and in a hurry. So when I’d finished, I just pressed send. And then, when the column appeared the next day, the land mine exploded. It was a slow rumble to start with and I ignored it. But then the rumble got louder. So I picked up a copy of The Sun to see what all the fuss was about. We’ve all been there, I guess. In that precise moment when we suddenly realise we’ve completely messed up. You are sweaty and cold at the same time. And your head pounds. And you feel sick. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Had I really said that? It was horrible.”

In the aftermath, Clarkson went as far as to email the couple on Christmas morning to apologize personally. 

Hunters Season 2

PV’s nuanced hit Hunters is soon to answer season one’s cliffhanger leading to the team of 70s Nazi hunters searching for Hitler. For some, the real question is how do you end the series in two seasons with a story this fascinating? Word is from Logan Lerman who plays the the lead role of Jonah, the show actually jumps ahead a few years in the timeline. You wonder if their 70s attire will evolve too? For more on the show jump over to TVinsider for all the latest on Hunters Season Two before the show debuts season two on Friday, January 13th. 

The Boys Get Schooled in 2023

Gen V still doesn’t have a release date, but the early trailers indicate that the junior league of Sups are no slouches in the failed hero category. Will Gen V be more of the same or will it attempt to tell a different story than The Boys? 

What to Know Before You Watch Amazon Prime Video’s Hunters

Prime has loft goals for 2023. The first big hit Amazon is aiming for is the return of Hunters in season 2. You won’t wait long for its release on January 2nd. Here are some details if you want to dive in and watch season 1 in anticipation. Hunters is a revenge story about hunting Nazis in 1970s NYC. It’s delivered in a grindhouse style produced by David Weil and executive producer Jordan Peele. The protagonist is a Jewish teen living with his grandmother in Brooklyn.