Some high profile original and returning projects are coming soon to streaming services in your living room.
Amazon Prime Video
Due to premiere on 4 September 2020 this is the second eight-episode series of ‘The Boys’, focusing on a group of vigilantes whom fight back against a team of superheroes who reject the great responsibilities that come with great power. Marketed to the public as noble by the powerful corporation that owns them, the superheroes abuse their gifts in private in a fun twist on the Marvel and DC dominated cinema landscape where the superhuman are invariably guided by a strong moral compass. Already renewed for a third series, Karl Urban (Star Trek) and Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games) lead the charge to bring the super-antiheroes to justice.
For the 1975 film ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, Louise Fletcher won the Oscar for the villainous Nurse Ratched. For the limited series ‘Ratched’, released on 18 September 2020, Sarah Paulson (Mrs. America) takes on the iconic character over seven episodes with Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Judy Davis (Feud: Bette and Joan) and Sharon Stone (Casino) among many others in support. Following ‘The Politician’ and ‘Hollywood’, this is the latest project from Ryan Murphy with many more to follow.
Also released on 4 September 2020, for a premium fee in favour of a traditional theatrical release due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, is the live-action remake of ‘Mulan’. While the original 1998 musical animation drew in over $300 million worldwide and received a direct-to-video follow up, despite multiple setbacks, a sequel to the 2020 version is already in the works.