New to Amazon Prime Video in August

Carnival Row


Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in a Victorian fantasy filled with mythological immigrant 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 a faerie rekindle a dangerous affair. The city’s uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals a monster no one could imagine. Check out the teaser here. (August 30.)

This is Football


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 united in their passion for football and chosen from every continent. (August 2.)

Free Meek


The five-episode 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. (August 9.)

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time


Jim Gaffigan uses his signature everyman humour to deal with the unthinkable and proves why The Wall Street Journal has anointed him the “King of Clean Comedy.” (August 16.)

Alice Wetterlund: My Mama is a Human and So Am I


Best known for her scene-stealing roles in HBO’s Silicon Valley and the comedy ensemble film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,vthe comedian/actor  recounts her struggles with peeping toms, cat-rearing, alcoholism and the secret alien conspiracy behind New Country music in this hour-long special taped at the Gothic Theater in Denver. (August 23.)

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. (August 23.)

#IMomSoHard


Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, of the viral web series #IMOMSOHARD, share their honest and self-effacing humour on friendship, periods, sex after marriage, body image and their failures at parenting, combining stand-up and improvisation with their almost entirely female audience’s own purses and wine.  (August 23.)

Mike E. Winfield: StepMan


The newest special from the stand-up comedian, actor, creator and rising star of the Netflix comedy special Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo and the feature film Pimp who beat out over 1,600 comedians to win the NBC Annual Stand-Up Comedy Competition. (August 23.)

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One Response to “New to Amazon Prime Video in August”

  1. I see Amazon Prime Video are now in VR but sadly only in the US and the UK at the moment. It looks amazing though, as you can watch everything in a movie theatre 🙂

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