Prime Video Begins December With Docuseries ‘Sons of the Soil’

Prime Video Begins December With Docuseries ‘Sons of the Soil’

By Akhil Rajani23 November, 2020 6 min read
Prime Video Begins December With Docuseries ‘Sons of the Soil’

If you’re browsing Prime Video’s selection, looking for new shows to watch, check out Sons Of The Soil. There are also some favourites returning for new seasons, like This Is Us and Young Sheldon. Keep your eyes on this list stay up to date on new releases.

DECEMBER

‘Sons Of The Soil’

This docuseries follows the Jaipur Pink Panthers, the Pro Kabaddi League team owned by Abhishek Bachchan, as they train to become champions.
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Sandeep Dhull, Amit Hooda
Seasons: 1 (2020)
Release: Friday, December 4

NOVEMBER

‘This Is Us’ Season 4

Three siblings overcome difficulties and work through trauma at different stages of life.
Creator: Dan Fogelman
Cast: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown
Seasons: 5 (2017-2020)
Release: Sunday, November 1

‘Young Sheldon’ Season 4

Young genius Sheldon Cooper, struggles to cope with his family, who are not quite as intellectually gifted.
Creator: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro
Cast: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber
Seasons: 4 (2017-2020)
Release: Wednesday, November 4

OCTOBER

‘Mirzapur’ Season 2

Mirzapur is a crime thriller that hinges on Akhandanand Tripathi (Pankaj Tripathi), a carpet exporter and a mafia boss of the namesake town. Following an unfortunate shooting at a local wedding, two brothers get involved in Akhandanand Tripathi’s line of business in the lawless city. Amazon has been teasing fans of the show with posts on social media about the next season but is yet to reveal the date.
Creator: Karan Anshuman, Puneet Krishna
Seasons: 1 (2018)
Release: Friday, October 23

‘Dilli’

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the series dwells on the underbelly of politics and is Saif Ali Khan’s Amazon Prime debut.
Writer: Gaurav Solanki
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Sarah Jane Dias, Sunil Grover

SEPTEMBER

‘Utopia’

A group of friends bond over a comic book about threats to humanity in this series. When they realise these threats are very real, they embark on an adventure to save the earth. The show has been created by Gillian Flynn, the author of bestselling novel Gone Girl.
Creator: Gillian Flynn
Cast: Desmin Borges, Dan Byrd, John Cusack
Release Friday, September 25

‘The Boys’ Season 2

Based on Garth Ennis’ eponymous comic series, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes indulge in not-so heroic deeds. The show presents a satirical take on what superheroes would be like in the world of social media. Read our review of season one here.
Creators: Seth Rogen, Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg
Cast: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Anthony Starr
Season: 1 (2019)
Release: Friday, September 4

AUGUST

‘Bandish Bandits’

Director Anand Tiwari describes his musical drama series as “a story about the meeting of two individuals and cultures that are in many ways different, and yet in other ways incredibly similar.” Read our review here.
Creator: Amritpal Singh Bindra
Director: Anand Tiwari
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kunaal Roy Kapur

JULY

‘Hanna’ Season 2

A product of a CIA programme called UTRAX, which enhanced the DNA of children to create an elite force, Hanna is a ‘super soldier’. At the end of season one, the teenager figures that she’s not the only one with such advanced skills. In the eight-episode season two, Hanna dodges a pursuing government agency. The series is based on the 2011 film of the same name, which was written by David Farr, who is also one of the writers of the show.
Creator: David Farr
Writers: David Farr, Paul Waters, Laura Lomas, Nina Segal, Charlotte Hamblin
Cast: Esmé Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Dermot Mulroney
Seasons: 2 (2019, 2020)
Release: Friday, July 3

‘Breathe: Into The Shadows’

Abhishek Bachchan stars in the second season of Amazon Prime’s original series Breathe. He plays a Avinash Sabharwal, a psychologist whose young daughter is kidnapped. The kidnapper is not interested in a ransom. He wants Avinash to commit murder. Read our review here.
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Shruti Bapna, Nithya Menen, Amit Sadh
Seasons: 2 (2018, 2020)
Release: Friday, July 10

‘Absentia’ Season 3

Emily Byrne, an FBI agent disappears while investigating an infamous serial killer. Declared dead in absentia, she’s found in the woods with no memory of the years she was missing. She must reclaim her former life and innocence after being accused of a series of homicides.
Creator: Matthew Cirulnick, Gaia Violo
Cast: Stana Katic, Patrick Heusinger, Neil Jackson
Release: July 17

‘El Candidato’

An espionage thriller set in Mexico, El Candidato tells the story of a drug lord and a CIA veteran and their broken friendship.
Director: Jaime Reynoso
Cast: James Purefoy, Daniel Arizmendi, Joaquín Cosío, Roberto Sosa
Release: July 17

‘Jim Gaffigan: Pale Tourist’

This two-part comedy special is Jim Gaffigan’s second Prime stand-up special. It’s filmed in two cities, Centre in the Square in Ontario and Club Capitol in Barcelona.
Release: July 24

JUNE

‘El Presidente’

The Spanish series explores how the head of a small Chilean football club became embroiled in the 2015 FIFA corruption scandal.
Creator: Armando Bo
Cast: Andrés Parra, Karla Souza, Paulina Gaitan
Release: Friday, June 5

‘LOL: Last One Laughing’

The biggest names on the comedy scene in Australia face off in a comedy showdown to see who can keep a straight face while making the rest laugh.
Cast: Rebel Wilson
Seasons: 1 (2020)
Release: Friday, June 19

‘Rasbhari’

Nand, a Meerut resident, pursues Shaanu madam (Swara Bhaskar), an English teacher, only to find out about her sex-obsessed alter-ego.
Director: Nihil Bhatt
Writer: Shantanu Shrivastava
Cast: Swara Bhaskar, Neelu Kohli, Ayushmaan Saxena
Seasons: 1 (2019)
Release: Friday, June 19

MAY

‘Upload’

Upload is a sci-fi comedy set in a future where near-death humans can be uploaded onto a virtual reality afterlife. Nathan (Robbie Amell) and Nora’s (Andy Allo) worlds collide when, following a car crash, the former’s girlfriend uploads him onto the luxurious ‘Lakeview’ digital afterlife, where the latter works.
Creator: Greg Daniels
Cast: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Chris Williams, Kevin Bigley
Release: Friday, May 1

‘Paatal Lok’

While plot details for the series are sparse, the official synopsis of Paatal Lok reads, “Filled with mystique, thrill and drama, Amazon Prime Video’s latest Original explores the dark bylanes of immorality. Inspired by the ancient realms of Swargalok (heaven), Dharti Lok (earth), and Patal Lok (netherworld).”
Creator: Avinash Arun, Prosit Roy
Cast: Jaideep Ahlawat, Niharika Lyra Dutt, Neeraj Kabi, Swastika Mukherjee, Ishwak Singh, Gul Panag, Jagjeet Sandhu, ABhishekh Banerjee, Bodhisattva Sharma
Release: May 15

‘Homecoming’ Season 2

Singer Janelle Monáe stars in the second season of this show. Her character wakes up in a rowboat in the middle of a lake. She has no idea how she got there or who she is. Her search for answers leads her to the Geist Group, the wellness company responsible for the Homecoming initiative. Read our review of season two here.
Creators: Eli Horowitz, Micah Bloomberg
Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Cast: Janelle Monáe, Chris Cooper, Joan Cusack
Release: May 22

TO BE ANNOUNCED

‘Mumbai Diaries 26/11’

A fictionalised retelling of the infamous terror attacks that took place in Mumbai on November 26, 2008 with focus shifting between Cama Hospital and other locations.
Director: Nikkhil Advani
Cast: Mohit Raina, Konkana Sen, Tina Desai

‘Gormint’

Plot details about the series are sparse, but it promises a satirical look at Indian politics.
Cast: Amol Palekar, Manav Kaul, Shikha Talsania, Girish Kulkarni

‘The Last Hour’

A thriller shot in a Himalayan hill station.
Cast: Sanjay Kapoor, Raima Sen

‘The Wheel Of Time’

The Wheel of Time is an upcoming American epic fantasy web television series set to premiere on Prime Video in 2020. The series is based on Robert Jordan’s novel series of the same name.
Creator: Rafe Judkins
Cast: Naana Agyei Ampadu, Hammed Animashaun, Priyanka Bose

‘Invincible’

Grayson inherits superpowers from his extra-terrestrial father. Now he must combat his growing pains while protecting the planet. An animated superhero series with a star-studded cast, most of the plot details for this series have been closely guarded. However, we know it’s based on the comic series of the same name by The Walking Dead author, Robert Kirkman.
Creator: Robert Kirkman
Cast: Seth Rogen, Steven Yuen, JK Simmons

‘Them: Covenant’

In 1953, Alfred and Lucky Emory decide to move their family to all-white neighborhood. What starts as an idyllic life, quickly becomes a nightmare as evil forces, both real and supernatural, begin to attack them.
Creator: Little Marvin
Cast: Deborah Ayorinde, Ashley Thomas, Javier Botet

‘Cortés’

A miniseries developed by filmmaker Steven Spielberg about Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés’s sixteenth-century expedition to the Aztec Empire.
Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Cast: Javier Bardem

‘The Family Man’ Season 2

Shrikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee) leads a double life. He’s a middle-class man who works for the government and he’s a spy for National Intelligence Agency. Read our review here.
Creator: Krishna DK, Raj Nidimoru
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Annikeni
Season: 1 (2019)

‘Making the Cut’

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn team up post ‘Project Runway’  on this show which follows 12 designers and entrepreneurs on a quest to make their brands a global phenomenon. The judges include supermodel Naomi Campbell, fashion maven Carine Roitfeld, reality tv show darling Nicole Ritchie and designer Joseph Altuzarra. Read our recaps of the show here.
Director: Ramy Romany
Cast: Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Naomi Campbell
Release: Friday, March 27

‘Modern Love’ Season 2

Starring Hollywood heavy-hitters, Modern Love is an anthology about love and relationships. Based on the famous New York Times column of the same name, the show features a mix of stories ranging from sentimental to schmaltzy to poignant. Read out review of season one here.
Director: John Carney
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel
Season: 1 (2019)

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