Amazon Prime Video’s big premiere for the month of August is Carnival Row.
Already renewed and starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, Carnival Row takes us to a fantasy world filled with mythological creatures. “Feared by humans, they are forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective and faerie rekindle a dangerous affair. The city’s uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals a monster no one could imagine.”
Carnival Row premieres on Friday, August 30. Take a look at some previews below.
Additional originals to debut this August:
This Is Football (August 2): This Is Football unpacks the unique phenomenon that grips and unifies billions of people from every corner of the globe. Across the episodes, universal themes of the human experience are explored including Redemption, Belief, Chance, Love, Pride, and Wonder. Each story unfolds dramatically through the experience of men and women of different races, cultures, and creeds, all of them remarkable, all of them united in their passion for football and chosen from every continent on Earth. This Is Football unpacks the unique phenomenon that grips and unifies billions of people from every corner of the globe.
Free Meek (August 9): The five-episode limited documentary series chronicles Meek Mill’s fight for exoneration in his legal case while exposing the broader flaws of the U.S. criminal justice system. As Meek, his family and his legal team fight for his freedom, cameras capture the birth of the #FREEMEEK movement, the launch of the REFORM Alliance and the re-investigation of a case filled with allegations of dirty cops, planted evidence and systemic corruption within a broken judicial system.
Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time (August 16): In Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time, using his signature everyman humor to deal with the unthinkable, four-time Grammy Best Comedy Album nominee Gaffigan proves why The Wall Street Journal has anointed him the “King of Clean comedy.”
Alonzo Boded: Heavy Lightweight (August 23): In Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight, Bodden isn’t afraid to talk about everything: from topics like slavery to cell phones, the #MeToo Movement to millennials, Kanye to Taco Bell and a little bit about Israel too. A regular panel member on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Bodden has been making audiences around the country laugh for more than 20 years.
#IMomSoHard (August 23): #IMomSoHardLIVE will feature Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley of the viral web series #IMOMSOHARD, filmed live at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI. The two share their honest and self-effacing humor on topics ranging from friendship, periods, sex after marriage, body image and their failures at parenting.
Mike E. Wingfield: StepMan (August 23): Mike E. Winfield: StepMan is the newest special from the stand-up comedian, actor, creator, and rising star. He can be seen in the Netflix comedy special Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo and the feature film Pimp alongside Keke Palmer.
Other highlighted titles being added in August
- August 1: Bride and Prejudice, For a Good Time Call, Mad Money, Motorcycle Diaries, Tales of the City.
- August 15: Where the Heart Is (1997-2006), Mortdechai
- August 17: Dead Trigger
- August 31: At Eternity’s Gate