Streaming Catch-Up: Coming Soon to Prime Video

Prime Video will stream the superbly-cast Harry Styles movie My Policeman from November 4 and the coming-of-age sci-fi series Paper Girls from July 29.

My Policeman, which will have a theatrical run from October 21, follows three young people – gay policeman Tom (Styles), teacher Marion (Emma Corrin) and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson) – on an emotional journey in 1950s Britain.

Flashing forward to the 1990s, Tom (Linus Roache), Marion (Gina McKee), and Patrick (Rupert Everett) are still reeling with longing and regret, but now they have one last chance to repair the damage of the past.

Billed as “a beautifully crafted story of forbidden love and changing social conventions,” it’s based on the 2012 book by Bethan Roberts and helmed by British theatre director Michael Grandage.

Vanity Fair calls it “a sweeping love story … that captures the stifling hold of societal hurdles”.

All eight episodes of Paper Girls, based on the comics by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang, will land at once. Reads the blurb:

In the early morning hours after Halloween 1988, four paper girls are out on their delivery route when they become caught in the crossfire between warring time-travellers, changing the course of their lives forever. Transported into the future, these girls must figure out a way to get back home to the past, a journey that will bring them face-to-face with the grown-up versions of themselves. While reconciling that their futures are far different than their 12-year-old selves imagined, they are being hunted by a militant faction of time-travellers known as the Old Watch, who have outlawed time travel so that they can stay in power. In order to survive, the girls will need to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other, and themselves.

“As fans of the comic already know, this story seamlessly interweaves deeply personal character drama with the kind of high adventure and action that is truly rare on the small screen,” executive producer and showrunner Christopher C. Rogers says.

“That said, this show is for everyone (even those who’ve never picked up a comic book!) who has ever wondered what it would be like to meet themselves at a different stage of life — to compare what you know now with what you thought you knew then.”

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