New to Amazon Prime Video in February

Amazon Prime Video will premiere two series next month: Soulmates and Tell Me Your Secrets.

The former, which will stream from February 8, is a thriller set 15 years from now, after a scientific discovery changes the lives of everyone on the planet.

When a test unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is, happy couples are forced to question if their relationship is enough and predetermined soulmates start to disrupt existing marriages.

The anthology series, from Emmy-winning writer William Bridges (Stranger Things, Black Mirror), follows the lives of six people through six different stories, each cast separately.

Sarah Snook, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Betsy Brandt, David Costabile, Bill Skarsgård, Patrick Bayele, Charlie Heaton, Malin Akerman, Laia Costa and Shamier Anderson star. 

Soulmates boasts a ton of great actors putting in fine performances,” Decider said, “but you may want to look at the episode descriptions first before plowing forward.

“There are some that we think will be way more satisfying than others.”

The Guardian thought it “intriguing but hollow” while Variety said it was “smartest when not trying to be Black Mirror“.

Tell Me Your Secrets (from February 19) is billed as “an intense, morally complex thriller” revolving around three characters with mysterious and troubling pasts. Reads the blurb:

Emma (Lily Rabe) is a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, John (Hamish Linklater) is a former serial predator desperate to find redemption, and Mary (Amy Brenneman) is a grieving mother obsessed with finding her missing daughter, Theresa (Stella Baker).

As each of them is pushed to the edge, the truth about their pasts and motives grows ever murkier, blurring the lines between victim and perpetrator.

Amazon Prime Video also will premiere three movies:

  • the Gerald Butler apocalyptic action flick Greenland (February 5)
  • Bliss, a “mind-bending love story” about a divorcee (Owen Wilson) who meets a homeless woman (Salma Hayek) convinced that life is a computer simulation (February 5)
  • black comedy/thriller I Care A Lot, in which Rosamund Pike plays a cunning court-appointed guardian who legally fleeces her elderly wards of everything they have (February 19)

And ahead of the March 5 premiere of Coming 2 America, Amazon Prime Video will stream the original, Coming to America, from February 1.

Eddie Murphy fans also will be able to stream from February 1 48 HrsAnother 48 Hrs, Beverly Hills Cop II and Beverly Hills Cop III.

Also new will be season two of The Family Man (February 12) and the movie Map of Tiny Perfect Things (February 12). 

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5 Responses to “New to Amazon Prime Video in February”

  1. Hi Phil. A couple of shows that were very quickly deleted from my TV library were 1) Looking for Alaska 2) Euphoria 3) We Are Who We Are and 4) Hunters. Unfortunately, they just didn’t work for us or hold our interest. Two upcoming shows for me will be American Gods and The Boys. Have you caught either? Thoughts?

  2. Hey, Rosco. Good to hear from you. Haven’t watched the first three — definitely not the demo for me. Stuck with American Gods for most of the first season but bailed early. Spectacular visually but more indulgent than inventive for my liking. Haven’t yet seen The Boys but definitely on my to-catch-up-with list. Have just finished S3 of Yellowstone on Neon — great show if you like your westerns melodramatic with sweeping vistas. I was lucky enough to see the first two seasons on Blu-ray, which is the ultimate way to view it for picture quality. Simply stunning. Also enjoying Your Honor on Neon — absurd but riveting with fantastic performances.

  3. Unfortunately I think I may fall into that “not my demographic” for these kind of shows too!! (am I getting old?!:-)) I took your recommendation for Yellowstone and downloaded three seasons of Yellowstone in 4K – they are ready to go, so will let you know what I think. Your Honor – I suspect a massive shift from playing a meth production machine!

  4. Just finished watching El Cid. Good series but short. Not sure if Covid cut it short but I see that season 2 is scheduled for 2021. Any idea when?

  5. Thanks for the recommendations, Paul W. No official word on when S2 will stream but this Spanish site reckons it will be this year:”Amazon Prime Video has just announced that the series starring Jaime Lorente will have a second batch of episodes, which will be released throughout 2021.”

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