By one reckoning, the most-watched show this week across all the major platforms — from Netflix to Hulu, Amazon, and HBO — was one that offers up an irreverent twist on the superhero genre. Amazon’s new series The Boys imagines what might happen when the most powerful beings abuse their power instead of acting as forces for good, and the company’s studio believes in this series so much that it’s already been tagged as one of Amazon’s most-watched originals ever — in addition to Amazon already picking it up for a second season.
If you like seeing aquatic animals with sharp teeth using their enamel to great effect, Discovery is hosting another of its annual Shark Weeks right now and it’s taking the opportunity to let Fire TV and tablet viewers “Stream it Forward.” It has partnered with Amazon to donate up to $75,000 to the Discovery Oceana Shark Fund. If you happen to go for a swim by August 4, you might get a sweet $25 out of it, too, though you will have to navigate through some catches — and we’re not talking about prawns. Read More
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Now that the real Game of Thrones is over, everyone in the business is trying to come up with the next epic fantasy series to replace it. HBO has a Game of Thrones prequel in the works, but His Dark Materials could do the trick as well. Over on Netflix, there’s The Witcher, which premieres this fall and might have everything we want from a show that’s just as epic as Game of Thrones. Amazon, meanwhile, is about to debut Carnival Row, but its real Game of Thrones contender is an epic TV series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings universe. Now, we finally have the first teaser trailer for the TV series that will launch on Prime Video in the not so distant [...]