That ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV series for Amazon is going to be a prequel. ‘Cause why not the teats must be milked

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Hey! How do the powers that be at Amazon compensate for pretty much all of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit having been beaten into paste, snorted, puked up, and snorted again? ‘Cause, you know, they’ve got a TV series coming? Prequel, baby! Ah yes, that insipid fucking narrative technique.

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Amazon is developing a TV show based off of ‘Snow Crash’, making it the 500th attempt to adapt it

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Snow Crash is one of my favorite books of all time, and it’s also a good friend of Development Hell. The latest group attempting to push it into the cinematic world is Amazon, who is developing a TV based off of it. Oh! The company is also developing TV shows based off of the comic Lazarus (love it), and the Ringworld series (I should be reading it).

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Julia Roberts starring in Amazon series from ‘Mr. Robot’ creator based on a fictional podcast wtf is going on

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Lotta, lotta fucking information to drink in, in that nightmare headline above. First: Julia Roberts is going to be starring in an Amazon series. Second: it’s being helmed by Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot. Third: the show will be based off of Homecoming, a fictional podcast.

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Amazon has ordered ‘Hanna’ adaptation straight to series

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I had no idea that there was a Hanna TV series adaptation in the works. From the movie’s original writer, no less! But there was, there is, and it’s gone straight to series.

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Danny Devito and Jeff Goldblum starring in Amazon comedy series about famous pop duo

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Two of pop culture’s most beloved eccentrics are joining forces for a half-hour comedy show on Amazon. Fucking weird, man. Fucking unexpected, man. But I ain’t complaining.

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Amazon will begin to stream NFL games for Prime users

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The cool news: Amazon has signed a deal to stream ten Thursday night NFL games for its Prime users. The bad news: these games are always objectively the worst games of the week.

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‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner returning to TV with an Amazon series

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The creator of Mad Men is returning to television, so long as we continue to use television as an antiquated signifier. Matthew Weiner has signed a deal with Amazon to bring an anthology series to the company’s streaming service.

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‘The Departed’ being made into Amazon TV series

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The Departed, also known as High Religion to some of the people in my state, and the Bane of Many of our Existences, is being made into a TV series.

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Watch: Two clips from ‘The Tick’ pilot on Amazon Video


The Tick is back! Here are some clips!

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Amazon Prime offering 20% off of new game releases

fuck yes

Man, this is great goddamn news for me. I rock Amazon Prime for everything, from KY Jelly to socks. From books I’ll never read to video games. To its streaming service! So I’m already all-in on Prime. But I’m still fucking stoked that Amazon is continuing to sweeten the pot. The company is offering 20 futzing percent off of new games, and as someone who *always* buys them through their service, and buys way too many games, this is tremendous.

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