New to Amazon Prime Video in April

Amazon Prime Video has had to pull the premiere of The Walking Dead: World Beyond from its April slate.

The spin-off was due to launch on April 13, within hours of its AMC premiere in the US, but has been indefinitely postponed because of COVID-19 complications.

But another highly anticipated fantasy series, Tales From the Loop, from executive producer Matt Reeves, will still debut on April 3.

Based on the acclaimed art of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, it explores the town and people who live above “The Loop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe – making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction. Reads the blurb:

In this fantastical mysterious town, poignant human tales are told that bare universal emotional experiences, while drawing on the intrigue of genre storytelling.

Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation), Daniel Zolghadri (Eighth Grade), Duncan Joiner (Waco) and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes) star. (View the official trailer here.)

From April 10, Amazon Prime Video will twice-weekly comedy specials showcasing Australian stand-ups:

Bossy BottomZoë Coombs Marr (April 10)

After returning to the stage as herself last year (after years of performing with a neckbeard in her award-winning guise as Dave), Zoë Coombs Marr earned a nomination for Best Comedy Performer at the 2018 Helpmann Awards with Bossy Bottom. Playful, surprising and a little bit silly, it was an absolute hit with fans and critics from Melbourne to Edinburgh.

All Talk: Celia Pacquola (April 10)

Celia Pacquola’s All Talk was a highlight amongst the 600-plus shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earning Celia a nomination for the 2018 Melbourne Comedy Festival Award for Most Outstanding Show. Celia is a multi-award-winning performer, but it is her genius as a writer that makes her stand-up so damn good, taking stories in unexpected and delightful directions.

Self-Diagnosed GeniusTommy Little (Apri 17l)

Idiot or genius?  For many, the jury has been out on Tommy Little, but he’s here to set the record straight after bungee jumping nude on live TV and running one of the toughest marathons in the world, in minus 20 degrees Celsius in Antarctica. Despite not knowing how to spell the word genius, Tommy is without a doubt a genius.

SavageAlice Fraser (April 17)

Alice Fraser’s critically-acclaimed solo show is about life, death and paper towels – an hilarious and heartbreaking show that straddles the line between comedy and tragedy.

Judith Lucy vs Men: Judith Lucy (April 24)

Judith Lucy vs Men toured in 2019, exploring stereotypes, Judith’s own desires and recounting her full history with the opposite sex, leaving it up to the audience to determine whether she should ever date again.

LiveDilruk Jayasinha (April 24)

Dilruk Jayasinha has quickly become one of Australia’s favourite comedians. He won the 2018 Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent and his most recent tour culminated in knockout performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London’s Soho Theatre.

Other April highlights will include the 2019 Alex (Going Clear) Gibney documentary, Citizen K (April 15), season two of Absentia (April 25), and:

  • Birds of Paradise (April 1)
  • Comedy Wave #3 S1 (April 1)
  • Goodnight Mommy (Apri 1)l
  • Bibi & Tina S1 (April 3)
  • Superstore S1- S4, (April 15)
  • Four More Shots Please! S2 (April 16)
  • Selah and the Spades (April 17)
  • Comicstaan (Tamil) S1 (April 23)
  • The Challenge: ETA S1 (April 24)
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2 Responses to “New to Amazon Prime Video in April”

  1. Hey Phil. Just a thank you for keeping us right up to date while we’re all inside. I’m currently watching Tiger King on Netflix and have dived back in to The West Wing Season 4 on TVNZ OnDemand which I lost track of 15 years ago! That and all the US comedy talk shows broadcasting on YouTube from their homes. Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Myers are the stand outs. What are we all watching?

  2. Happy to help, Brian. I’m halfway through S3 of Ozark on Netflix — it’s shaping up to be even better than the fantastic first season. A Confession on BBC UKTV has been enthralling. And I’m working through a purple-patch backlog of Corries before the rationing sets in …

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