Horror-thriller fans can add another anthology series to their watchlist this month. The Amazon Original “Them” is currently slated to premiere on the platform on April 9th, exclusively on Prime Video, and the studio released a first-look trailer at the episodes.
The description reads, “Them is a limited anthology series that explores terror in America. The 1950s-set first season centers on a Black family who moves from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood during the period known as The Great Migration. The family’s idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next-door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.”
The anthology series comes from breakout creator Little Marvin and executive producer Lena Waithe. The first season stars Deborah Ayorinde, Ashley Thomas, Alison Pill, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Melody Hurd, and Ryan Kwanten.
The series is created and executive produced by Little Marvin along with executive producers Lena Waithe, Miri Yoon, and Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment, David Matthews, and Don Kurt. Them is a co-production from Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios.
The current hit on Prime Video is “Coming 2 America,” a sequel to the original comedy classic, again starring Eddie Murphy. Craig Brewer directed the film, working from a screenplay by Kenya Barris and Barry W. Blaustein & David Sheffield. The story is based on characters created by Murphy, and features Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Teyana Taylor, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Paul Bates, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Bella Murphy.
Another Prime Video success story is “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” which recently picked up two Golden Globe Awards. The series won the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and Sacha Baron Cohen won the other for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Maria Bakalova was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, but did not win.