February. It’s a short month, granted. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be filled with loads of brilliant fantasy series to watch on Streaming Services. Of course, there’s a plethora of streaming services out there at the moment, so for this particular listicle, we’ll concentrate on Amazon Prime Video!
- Carnival Row
Crime, drama and fantasy? Oh, yes, please!
Set in Victorian era Bergue, Carnival Row follows a half-fae inspector with the city’s constabulary and his ex-lover, a fae refugee as they investigate a serial killer targeting the lower classes of the community. It gives Steam-Punk vibes, along with top draw actors such as Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne.
Season one was released in 2019, and although season two was commissioned, filming was disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s great news though… Season two is going to be released on February 17th! So, get in there quick to catch up before the action begins again.
- Good Omens
The suburb novel by Neil Gaimon and Sir Terry Pratchett was turned into one of the best adaptations of a book I’ve ever had the privilege of watching. And you should too. With David Tennant and Michael Sheen as the two leads of the demon Crowley and the fussy angel Aziraphale, you can already guarantee that the acting is going to be beyond top-notch.
So, what do you need to know?
Season One, which was first aired in 2019, saw Crowley and Aziraphale; frenemies and have been since the Garden of Eden. They’re destined to annoy each other and share the occasional drink for eternity. Until, that is, they realise that Armegeddon is fast approaching, and as the two actually enjoy living on earth, they form an alliance in order to stop it. They have to find the Antichrist, but all they know is he’s 11 years old and completely, blissfully unaware that he’s meant to bring about the end of the world.
Now, the exciting thing is, that there is a much discussed Season Two. It’s certainly been approved by Amazon, and Gaimon himself has provided teasers regarding the plot and set (he released a heavily pixilated image of Crowley and Aziraphale in period clothing). What’s not known is when the series is going to be released. But, as we can pretty much assume (from the speculation) that it will be this year, why not catch up on Season One while you’re waiting?
- Rings of Power
Every year, in the run up to Christmas, I would rock up to my desk clutching my copy of The Lord of the Rings. I would sit there, in between tasks, reading the beloved book. Every. Single. Year. It became a bit of a running joke with my colleagues… But, I digress.
The Rings of Power takes place in Middle Earth millennia Bilbo passes the Ring on to Frodo. It’s filled with Tolkien’s lore, and features beloved characters such as a younger Galadriel and Elrond. It’s all about how the Rings were made, and the trials and tribulations that followed their invention.
Although there’s no definite release date for Season Two, it has been confirmed that filming began in October 2022.
- Wheel of Time
Based on the series of books by Robert Jordan, Season One of The Wheel of Time brings the story to life.
In a world where magic exists, but only a few can access it, one woman and her companion search for the one who can defeat the Dark One, once and for all.
Season one aired at the back end of 2021, but season two is cited to be coming to Prime sometime in the next few months.
- Night Sky
A retired couple who have a secret: a Chamber buried in their back yard which leads to a strange, deserted planet.
An interesting concept, which seems to have received rave reviews on both Amazon and IMBD. Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t appear to have been renewed for a second season. It’s still definitely worth a watch, in my view, though!
So! Although there’s only five series here, there’s still plenty to get your teeth into! Let us know below if you’ve watched any of these series, or if you think there’s any we missed off!
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