Streaming Catch-Up: A ‘Riches’ of Trailers

Streamers have released a bunch of trailers this week for their coming attractions, including Prime Video’s The Peripheral, which will premiere on October 21.

The new sci-fi series from Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan’s Kilter Films (Westworld) is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by William Gibson and was unveiled at New York Comic Con.

New episodes will stream Fridays. Reads the blurb:

Flynne Fisher (Chloe Grace Moretz), her Marine veteran brother, Burton (Jack Reynor), and their dying mother live in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2032. As their mother’s health deteriorates and the medical bills add up, Flynne and Burton make extra money playing simulations (“Sims”). The two siblings share Burton’s avatar, “jockeying” for high-paying customers to beat challenging game levels. When Burton is offered a chance to beta test a new Sim, it’s Flynne who ends up playing, pretending to be her brother. The Sim takes place in London and it tasks Flynne with breaking into a corporation known as the Research Institute—to steal a valuable secret. When the assignment goes wrong, Flynne begins to realize the Sim is more real than she ever could have imagined. The London she’s exploring exists in the future … the year 2099. And what Flynne has uncovered in the Research Institute has put her and her family in grave peril. There are people from the future who want to use Flynne for the information she’s stolen… and there are others who want Flynne dead. Flynne encounters Wilf (Gary Carr) in Future London, a man who may be the key to unlocking the mystery at hand. But first, in her present, Flynne and Burton, along with his former elite military unit, must rally to save themselves from forces intent on killing them—forces sent from the future to reclaim the vital secret Flynne stole.

Prime Video’s also released the trailer for Riches, a six-episode Amazon Studio-ITV co-production that will stream from December 2.

It’s billed as a “high-stakes family drama” from Abby Ajayi (How to Get Away With MurderInventing Anna) starring ​​Deborah Ayorinde (Them, Truth Be Told), Hugh Quarshie (Absentia), Sarah Niles (Ted Lasso, I May Destroy You), Adeyinka Akinrinade (Top Boy, Temple), Ola Orebiyi (Cherry), Nneka Okoye (Grantchester, The A List), and Emmanuel Imani (Cobra, Black Earth Rising).

The six-part series follows the exploits of a privileged, super-successful family whose world comes crashing down when the father passes suddenly and his different sets of children vie for control of his empire.

The Apple TV+ documentary about singer, songwriter, actress, producer, entrepreneur and activist Selena Gomez will stream from November 4.

Reads the blurb for Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me, from director Alek Keshishian (Madonna: Truth or Dare):

After years in the limelight, Selena Gomez achieves unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn pulls her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light. As a recording artist, Gomez has sold more than 210 million singles worldwide and amassed over 45 billion global streams of her music. This year, she received a Grammy nomination for her first all-Spanish EP and an Emmy nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed and award-winning series Only Murders in the Building, in which she stars opposite Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Apple TV+ also released the trailer for the season-three premiere of workplace comedy Mythic Quest (November 11).

The series follows a group of video game developers tasked with building worlds, moulding heroes and creating legends, but the most hard-fought battles don’t occur in the game.

S3 will open with a double-episode, with the next eight eps rolling out weekly.

AMC+ also has released the trailer for Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, which will debut on January 5, and first-look images of its next Walking Dead spin-off.

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