The month of August is in full swing and with it comes new shows for us to be fully entrenched in. Only a few do it better and one of these is easily the kids at Amazon Prime Video. Their Aug cast features a fantastic variety of shows including comedy, music, soccer etc…there seems to be everything for everyone, something we more than approve of! These are our picks:
This is Football – August 2
Written and co-created by award-winning foreign correspondent and sports author John Carlin (Invictus), This Is Football, explores the emotions, stories, passions and triumphs at the heart of the world’s most loved sport. The six-part premium documentary event series will launch August 2, 2019 exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
This is Football, is produced by leading British indie October Films in partnership with pre-eminent Spanish TV and film production house Brutal Media, and Starbucks for Amazon Prime Video.
Filmed across the globe from Iceland to Argentina, Spain to Rwanda, China to the United States, and including a glittering cast of characters from legendary players to presidents, poets to priests, managers to mathematicians – This is Football creates a unique and timeless portrait of the game and humanity itself.
Free Meek – August 9
Free Meek will premiere Friday, August 9, 2019 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The five-episode limited documentary series chronicles Meek Mill’s fight for exoneration in his legal case while exposing the broader flaws of the U.S. criminal justice system. As Meek, his family and his legal team fight for his freedom, cameras capture the birth of the #FREEMEEK movement, the launch of the REFORM Alliance and the re-investigation of a case filled with allegations of dirty cops, planted evidence and systemic corruption within a broken judicial system.
Produced by Roc Nation and The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), an Industrial Media company, Free Meek will give viewers unprecedented access to Meek’s life, career, and struggle with the criminal justice system, while exposing the crisis of long tail probation.
Inside Borussia Dortmund – August 16
Four-part docuseries about the breathtaking 2018/19 season of the Bundesliga club is available for Prime Video members this August across the globe to stream with new episodes each Friday.
A top club at close quarters – Borussia Dortmund is the first Bundesliga team to offer a unique and unprecedented look behind–the-scenes of a German top football club. From August 16, the four-part Amazon Original sports docu-series Inside Borussia Dortmund will provide exclusive insights of the entire BVB team with the first three episodes releasing weekly every Friday, and the finale episode streaming on September 13.Inside Borussia Dortmund will be available to stream for Prime Video members worldwide and has been produced and directed by the award-winning filmmaker and football documentarist Aljoscha Pause (Being Mario Götze; Tom Meets Zizou: Kein Sommermärchen; Trainer!).
Comedy Specials – August 19
Amazon Prime Video and Avalon are releasing six UK stand-up comedy specials from some of the country’s most loved comedians. Including new material, the six specials will be recorded throughout 2019 and will be released on Prime Video starting August 2019 with specials from Chris Ramsey, Ed Gamble, Flo & Joan and Paul Chowdhry launching August 19, with the remaining specials to follow later in the year.
Trailers for the four upcoming specials can be found here:
- Chris Ramsey
- Ed Gamble
- Flo & Joan
- Paul Chowdhry
These specials join a global line up of comedy talent including Jim Gaffigan launching August 16, and Alonzo Bodden, #IMomSoHard, Alice Wetterlund and Mike E. Winfield all launching August 23, exclusively on Prime Video.
If anything, it’s clear that Amazon Prime is just continuing to bring the heat. To view the full line up, look no further than here.