Amazon is going around the world in a big way with the launch of 20 new and returning international series including titles from the likes of Amy director Asif Kapadia as well as a Japanese version of The Bachelorette.
It has been issued a raft of scripted titles and non-scripts from Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Japan and Mexico (full list below).
"We are pleased to announce the commissioning of more than twenty new and returning series, made to seven countries on three continents worldwide. We know that customers watching Prime Video everywhere want to see real stories, set in their own countries, and to invest in characters that can show their own experiences and diversity, "says Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. "We are excited and focused on strengthening the voices of storytellers from around the world and to bring their vision into life for our viewers around the world."
James Farrell, Head of International Original, showed the success of global originals including UK The Grand Tour and All or None: Manchester City, You Wanted Germany and Breathe of India. "Also with the pleasure of local audiences, we are excited to present the work of talented local writers, directors, producers and actors to be enjoyed by an international audience of more than 1
La Templanza – Spain
The new Spanish Prime Original drama La Templanza is a dramatic love story set in 1860 & # 39; s covering Mexico, Cuba, London and Spain. The series is based on María Dueñas's eponymous bestselling novel made by Atresmedia Studios. La Templanza will be in production in 2019, before being released on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. El Cid – Spain
Created and produced by Zebra Producciones and written by Luis Arranz and Adolfo Martinez, the new series of Spanish Prime Original, El Cid, retells from a contemporary view of the story of the most famous Spanish historians, one who was trapped between two worlds and two cultures. A dear man, a hero, a mercenary, a slave, but a man who can be king. Centuries have been the first in El Cid and have transcended in his own legend. Production will begin in 2019 leading to a release in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Untitled drama series – Italy
Written by renowned Italian writer Nicola Guaglianone and Menotti, The original Italian drama series Original is a crime drama set forth in Milan in the last eighties that tells the story of a shy, uncertain teenager who becomes the youngest mafia member, not for money, ambition or power, but to win his father's love. Lorenzo Mieli and Wildside of Mario Gianani for Amazon Studios, the show will begin filming in 2019 before launching exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.  Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo  – Germany
A new German Prime Original series, Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, is based on the controversial 1978 autobiographical book of the same name [We Children of Bahnhof Zoo]. Adapted for television under the head writer Annette Hess (Weissensee, Ku & damm 56/59) and his room writers, this new series tells the story of Christiane F. and his friend who was dysfunctional, as teenagers had dropped out in a great view of the drug in the 1970's of West -Berlin. Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo is a modern re-mention of a shocking but compelling story. Made by Oliver Berben (The Subscription, Shades of Guilt I + II, The Tipik, Perfume, Shadowhunters) and Sophie von Uslar (NSU – German X, Tannbach – Separation Line) for Constantin Television, 2019 before being released to Prime Video in Germany. Bandish Bandits – India
A new Indian Prime Original, Bandish Bandits is a romantic musical created by Still and Media Together. Directed by Anand Tiwari and written by Amritpal Singh Bindra, Bandish Bandits is a young, dynamic story of love between Radhe, a classical Indian singers who spend centuries of tradition and Tamanna , a free pop star who works for his extraordinary talent in his skills as a seasoned performer. In spite of the various worlds, the two work together on a self-discovering journey to see if the conflicts, although they may attract, can also fit and go on long delivery. The Bandish Bandits will be launched exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2019 for Indian customers and over 200 countries and territories.  – India
Amit Kumar (Monsoon Shootout) was created and taught by Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia (Amy) as Executive Producer, the new Indian Prime Original, The Last Hour is a crime crime with a supernatural twist set in a small breathtaking hill station in the Himalayas. The Last Hour will go into production in January 2019 before being released on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Created by Sudip Sharma (writer of NH 10 and Udta Punjab) and created by Clean Slate Films, the new series of Indian Prime Original it was created by Sudip Sharma
Untitled drama thriller series is a curious singer who serves as a painful commentary on modern Indian society and politics. The series will go into production in February 2019 before being released on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Untitled drama series – India
this youth political drama from producer / director Ali Abbas Zafar (Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai) dark corners of India's politics. Where powerful politicians, and those who want to be, sow chaos and manipulate others to control the country, merciless pragmatism is different from the failures and aspirations of contemporary India and the ideals of the youth of the nation. The series will be in production in March 2019 and will be released on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Untitled Series Reality – India
OML, the series of facts is a hybrid talk-show comedy where celebrities try their hand in stand-up comedy for the first time. The show was created and hosted by comedian Sapan Verma, member of East India Comedy (EIC). Each episode will meet a popular stand-up comedian and famous celebrity as they discover the celebrity's life, discuss the moments they have seen as funny as the comedian guides the celebrity to write a comedy set for the first time. Each episode will have a Sapan, a guest comedian and a celebrity who plays in front of a live audience at a local comedy club. Created by and created by OML (Comicstaan), Comicstaan (Tamil) is a regional language spinoff from Amazon Prime Video. highly successful Prime Original Series – Comicstaan. Comicstaan (Tamil) is the search for the next large stand-up comedian of Tamil, where 6 participants compete each week with different comedy genres, judged by an audience and one panel of judges. The contestants are happy with various comedy genres of veteran Tamil comedian. In each episode, the participants, with the help of the instructor, prepare a set and perform in front of a live audience. The end is seen by judges and educators who are live for the audience.
Made by Fabula (Jackie, A Fantastic Woman) producer company Pablo Larrain and Gaumont (Narcos), El Presidente, a new Mexican Prime
Original series, real-life characters and events behind the 2015 "FIFA Gate" corruption scandal. The series investigates the scandal from the angle of a small time president of the Chilean football club rising from ambiguity to becoming a major player in a $ 150MM exploit. El Presidente will go to production next year before launching exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
Untitled sci-fi / horror comedy – Mexico
takes viewers through a rollercoaster horror story with a high dose of skepticism and dark humor throughout an apocalyptic battle of epic proportions. In the production set for 2019 from Dynamo (Narcos, El Chapo) and Red Creek Productions (Sins of My Father), the new Mexican Prime Original is primarily exclusively for Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
El Juego de las Llaves – Mexico
The new Mexican Prime Original, El Juego de las Llaves, is a comedy about long-term monogamy, self-realization and desire, in the modern day of Mexico City. The series follows four long-time married friends who one day decides to wiggle. In comedic aftermath, each character must face the effect of the decision they made in their relationship and personal perspective on sexuality. El Juego de las Llaves is premiere exclusively on Prime Video in Mexico and over 200 countries and territories, excluding the US.
Untitled Political Thriller Series – Mexico
Upcoming Mexican The original Original series co-produced in Televisa, Mexico City plays a backdrop in a tremendous and interacting stories comprising politicians, assassins, government spies and drug cartels all clashing in a struggle to seize control of the leadership of both the Mexican government and its underworld. The series is currently in production and will be released exclusively in 2019 on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
Como Sobrevivir Soltero – Mexico
A new Mexican Prime Original series by Campanario, Addiction House and Sony Pictures, Como Sobevivir Soltero (How to Overcome Single) is a The drama series dramedy is a fictionalized take on the life of Mexican actress Sebastian Zurita and a group of her thousand-year friends who are all unlucky in love. Rich in dramatic comedy, this Spanish-language series set in Mexico City reflects high and low levels of what it wants to be single and seeks love for a Mexican culture that is rapidly emerging. The series enters the world of Sebastian, an actor whose life seems perfect until one day he discovers that his girlfriend is cheating on him. Pressing below, Sebastian once again intercourse with his only friends, and their fascinating journey took place as they tried to navigate the previous market – dictated by apps and algorithms. Como Sobrevivir Soltero begins production in 2019 and premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Untitled Social Issue Series – Japan
A unscripted Prime Originally produced by VICE MEDIA JAPAN, this new social issue series is the earliest original content collaboration between global companies youth media and Amazon Prime Video. Tackling different subjects through authentic and alternative VICE lenses, deep documentaries will explore related social issues, with every feature followed by lively discussion panel headlined by famous entertainers and diverse panel of visitor commentators. The Bachelorette – Japan
Bachelorette is a local version of the American reality show format that has been continuously being sent for 14 US seasons since 2003 , when it was created as a spinoff of The Bachelor. At the Bachelorette, gender roles are reversed and women are placed in the driver's seat when a single Bachelorette begins a journey to find her future spouse from a group of eligible male participants.