Prime Video is further proof of how much viewing habits have changed over the years. December used to be the time of year when audiences would flock to theaters to see some of the biggest movies. Television would also host some of the beloved specials and holiday events. While that has not completely gone away, there are more options now than ever before. Prime Video is offering up a slate of Amazon originals that have something that will appeal to everyone.
Being the Ricardos (December 21)
Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) are threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear and cultural taboos in Academy Award®-winning writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama Being the Ricardos. A revealing glimpse of the couple’s complex romantic and professional relationship, the film takes audiences into the writers’ room, onto the soundstage and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their groundbreaking sitcom I Love Lucy.
With Love (December 17)
With Love is a romantic comedy, written and created by Gloria Calderón Kellett. Each of the five episodes, set during a different holiday throughout the year follows Lily on her transition from being newly single, to caught in a love triangle with two sexy suitors, brother to Lily, Jorge Jr., as he introduces his new boyfriend Henry to the family for the first time on Christmas Eve/Nochebuena, and the Diaz’s cousin, Sol Perez, as they balance a potential blossoming relationship with their coworker Dr. Miles Murphy. The patriarchs of the family, Beatriz and Jorge Sr. as they also deal with their own relationship challenges, in finding new ways to keep the spark alive in their 50’s. The Diaz family takes a wild ride through all the highs and lows of life, during some of the most heightened holidays of the year.
Harlem (December 3)
From writer Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip), Harlem is a new comedy following four stylish & ambitious best girlfriends in Harlem NYC: a rising star professor struggling to make space for her love life; a savvy tech entrepreneur always dating someone new; a no-filter singer; and a hopeless romantic fashion designer. Together, they level up into the next phase of their careers, relationships & big city dreams.
Encounter (December 10)
A decorated Marine goes on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from a mysterious threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous directions, the boys will need to leave their childhoods behind. Directed by Michael Pearce, Encounter stars Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer and Rory Cochrane and is produced by Derrin Schlesinger, Piers Vellacott and Dimitri Doganis.
FC Bayern – Behind the Legend (December 8)
FC Bayern – Behind the Legend looks into the heart of the German soccer club during the intense period following the most successful season in the club’s history – the 2019/20 season. Close as ever before, the show accompanies the team and the management in a historic phase of transition, in which the club must reinvent itself again.
The Ferragnez (December 9)
Digital entrepreneur and fashion icon Chiara Ferragni and versatile artist Fedez, also known as the Ferragnez, have millions of followers on Instagram. Filmed throughout late 2020 and early 2021, a special and extraordinary time of their lives, The Ferragnez will give audiences and fans insight into their family like never before and exclusive access behind the scenes of their everyday life. This intimate look will sensitively and ironically show the passions, joys, tears, and ambitions of a young couple who are at once extraordinary and completely normal.
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