Amazon Studios sets dates for Catastrophe season 2, Mad Dogs and more
This week Amazon Studios finally set premiere dates for a few of the company’s popular series, including “Catastrophe” and “Bosch”.
The studio made the confirmations on the main-stage at this morning’s Television Critics Association Winter 2016 Press Tour, announcing premiere dates for the upcoming original series Mad Dogs, The New Yorker Presents, Bosch (season 2) and Catastrophe (season 2). All of these series and more are available via Amazon Prime, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/prime
“Mad Dogs” will premiere on January 22, 2016. Mad Dogs follows the reunion of a group of longtime, forty-something friends—a mixture of single, married and recently divorced, all seemingly at crossroads in their lives. In the first episode, Cobi, Lex, Gus and Joel gather to celebrate the early retirement of an old friend played by Billy Zane (Titanic) at his gorgeous Belizean villa. But, their camaraderie doesn’t last long as old grudges resurface, secrets explode, and their trip to paradise quickly becomes a labyrinthine nightmare of lies, deception and murder. The series is a tale of friendship put to the ultimate test. Completely out of their element, the guys quickly realize that the only way they can survive this adventure will be by having to trust one another, probably the last people in the world they should. Watch the trailer here.
Mad Dogs stars Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club) as Cobi; Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) as Lex; Billy Zane (Titanic) as Milo; Romany Malco (Weeds) as Gus and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line) as Joel.
The New Yorker Presents will premiere on February 16, 2016 with new episodes each week. The series is based on content from The New Yorker, America’s most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker Presents is a unique viewing experience, combining documentaries, short scripted narrative films, comedy, poetry, animation and cartoons. As with the pilot, new episodes will bring the pages of the magazine to life, drawing upon the reporting, fiction, humor, poetry, and cartoons that distinguish The New Yorker. The season will feature content from award-winning narrative directors and A-list talent from the worlds of film, television, art, and music, and will debut provocative and insightful documentary films from America’s most acclaimed non-fiction filmmakers. The series is produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions. Watch the trailer here.
The series is Executive Produced by David Remnick, Alex Gibney, Kahane Cooperman, Dave Snyder, Michael Klein, Dawn Ostroff, and Henry Finder.
Bosch Season Two will premiere on March 11, 2016. Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, Harry Bosch, the tenacious LAPD homicide detective at the heart of Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, is ready for action, and his first case may prove his biggest challenge yet. A dead body found in the trunk of a car on Mulholland Drive appears to have a mob connection and leads Bosch and his investigation to Las Vegas. As the case becomes more complex, and intensely personal, Bosch follows a dangerous trail of corruption and collusion, one that uncovers the dark side of the police department and threatens Bosch’s relentless pursuit of truth. Watch the trailer here.
Bosch Season 2 stars Titus Welliver (Lost) as Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector (The Wire) as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (Being Human) as Lt. Grace Billets, Sarah Clarke (24) as Eleanor Wish, Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead) as Maddie Bosch, Jeri Ryan (Body of Proof) as Veronica Allen and Lance Reddick (The Wire) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving.
Catastrophe Season Two will premiere on April 8, 2016. Written by and starring Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe is a comedy following an Irish woman and an American man who, after making a bloody mess as they struggled to fall in love in London, have embarked on a series of best-attempts to clear it up and generally do the right thing. The stakes are higher as we rejoin the now married Sharon and Rob who are struggling to stay in love–and lust–while taking their trademark mayhem into parenthood. A monstrous family (Carrie Fisher, Star Wars) and crazy friends (Ashley Jensen, Ugly Betty), also seem hell-bent on ensuring that whatever new life-journey Rob and Sharon embark on will be anything but simple. With times having changed for our turbulent lovers, and with their new arrival back home; at the start of the series we rejoin the chaos as they decide on an ill-considered party to get the introductions complete in one hit. Unfortunately for Sharon, the gathering coincides with a visit from Rob’s eBay obsessed (and “card-carrying sadist”) mom, a disturbing revelation about her father’s health and an unfortunate incident with the family dog.
You can find these series, and more, on Amazon’s official video portal.